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Kerala’s plan for free Internet roll-out

Kerala’s plan for providing free Internet access to the poor has been roll out. Recent report by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), shows that Kerala is already halfway to its goal of 100% coverage. Kerala Fibre Optic Network project, pegged at ₹1,548 crore, would provide Internet to every household in the State. The ..

2019 edition of International Internet Day (IID)

The International Internet Day (IID) is observed every year on 29th October  to mark the anniversary of the first usage of the Internet to send message electronically in 1969.The day also offeres the possibilities offered by new technologies to improve standards of living by giving people more understanding of technology and its functions.

International Security Alliance

The International Security Alliance (ISA) was established in February 2017 for combating organized and transnational crimes. The alliance headquartered at Abu Dhabi, UAE is an international collaboration of Ministries of Interior and working groups working together to combat organized and transnational crime. The members of the alliance are: United Arab Emirates French Republic Kingdom of ..

2019 International Customs Day (ICD)

The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed every year on January 26 to recognize the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs. The 2019 theme is “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport”. This reflects the ..

Marrakech venue of Intergovernmental Conference on Global Compact for Migration for year 2018

The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10th and 11th of December, 2018. It is the first-ever UN global agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. The global compact is non-legally binding. It is grounded in values ..

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign blue-collar workers

On December 8, the Japanese government enacted a new law to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages. Under the new law, Japan plans to bring in 345,000 foreign workers in construction, food services, nursing and other sectors for 5 years. The law will take ..

Jaipur hosts regional meeting of World Customs Organisation

The regional meeting of the World Customs Organisation has started in Jaipur, Rajasthan with representatives of 33 member countries of Asia attending it. The meeting is slated to deliberate upon various issues including the steps required for the capacity building and reforms in customs.The participants would also discuss and deliberate upon the amended Kyoto protocol, ..

UAE launches amnesty programme for foreign workers overstaying permits

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently launched a landmark 3-month visa amnesty programme which will benefit hundreds of illegal foreign workers, including Indians, overstaying their permits by allowing them to leave the country without penalties and giving them six months to find a job. The UAE is home to 2.8 million Indian expatriates, the ..