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International Anti-Corruption Day

Since 2005, December 9 is observed as the International Anti-Corruption Day. On 31st October 2003, the UN General Assembly had adopted the UN Convention against Corruption and chose 9th of December as International Anti-Corruption Day. This is done to increase the awareness about corruption and the role of the Convention in taking steps against it. ..

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is an annually observed event on the 9th December to raise public awareness for anti-corruption. On 31st October 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and designated 9th December as the International Anti-Corruption Day, which was first observed in 2005. Corruption is a phenomenon, complex, social, ..

Andhra Pradesh government launches online platform SMARTPORT

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a new online platform – SMARTPORT – as part of implementing the Ease of Doing Business Reforms related to trade and export promotion in all ports in the state. The new initiative will be covered under the Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act and tracked through a single-desk portal to ..

P. Lakshman Reddy sworn in as first Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh

Justice P. Lakshman Reddy, a retired judge of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh High Court, has been sworn in as the first Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh since the State was bifurcated in 2014. He will hold the position for a period of 5 years. Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan administered the oath to him at Tummalapalli Kshetrayya ..

IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2019

The IMD World Competitiveness Rankings are released by the IMD Business School evaluate countries on their ability to foster an environment where enterprises can achieve sustainable growth, generate jobs and increase welfare for its citizens. It takes into account 235 indicators with a wide range of statistics such as unemployment, GDP and government spending on ..

EC asks Political Parties to Comply with SC s order on Electoral Bonds

In an interim order given by the Supreme Court (SC) in response to petitions filed by the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) challenging the electoral bond scheme, the political parties were asked to furnish the details of receipt through Electoral Bonds to the Election Commission (EC). Interim Order of the Supreme Court? Political parties ..

P C Ghose named as India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman

Former Supreme Court judge and current member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been named as the India’s first Lokpal (anti-corruption ombudsman). The Lokpal Act, which was passed in 2013 after a nationwide anti-corruption movement, provides for setting up of Lokpal at the centre and Lokayuktas in the States to ..

Uma Nath Singh sworn-in as first Lokayukta of Nagaland

Justice Uma Nath Singh, the former Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, has been sworn-in as the first Lokayukta of Nagaland and will hold the office for a term of 5 years or till he attains the age of 70. Governor PB Acharya administered the oath to Justice Singh him at a function held at ..