March 2012

India brings to light carbon tax issue with Australia

March 8, 2012

India CEOs, led by Forum co-chair Naveen Jindal, conveyed concern over the proposal of the Australian Govt to inflict a 30% tax on big mining companies. The act come into effect in July 2012 and will apply to mining giants.Indian CEOs have latched on with their Australian counterparts the...

Mayawati, the first CM to complete five years in U.P

March 8, 2012

Mayawati the BSP though has lost the Chair of CM in UP but she has the distinction of being the first CM of UP to have completed a full 5-year term. In 2007 elections her party managed a simple majority of 206 in the 403-member Assembly and she became...

Ibrahim Kalifulla elevated to Supreme Court

March 8, 2012

The collegium of judges has cleared the name of Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla for elevation and he will soon be a Judge of Supreme Court. Justice Kalifulla, who comes from Tamil Nadu and he will be the second judge to represent...

An American facelift for the Jaipur foot

March 8, 2012

Soon there will be a Michigan version of the famous Jaipur Foot. The Jaipur Foot considered to be among the world’s cheapest and most user-friendly artificial limbs. A prototype of the new Jaipur Foot, is prepared jointly by the Dr. P. K. Sethi from Rehabilitation & Jaipur Limb Training...

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security sees Differently-abled people as threat

March 8, 2012

As per the regulations of the BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) there is high likelihood of differently-abled persons carrying weapons, explosives and other unsafe equipment with them, and thus there is sufficient reason to be more alert and suspicious. As per an extract of the regulation by BCAS,...

Andaman’s first feature film to be shown on DD-I

March 7, 2012

‘Gandhi The Mahatma’: A feature film, shot and produced in islands. It will be the first time in the history of Andaman and Nicobar Islands that a feature film, shot and produced in islands, will be telecast by Doordarshan’s National Channel, DD-I. The film will be telecasted on March...

Shigmotsav to begin in Goa from Mar 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

‘‘Shigmo’: a festival of colours in Goa corresponding to ‘Holi’ in the rest of India. Shigamo to be celebrated in Goa from March 7 to 11, 2012. People, especially the peasants celebrate this festival with great fervor. The celebrations are a way of saying goodbye to the winter season...

‘Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir’: World’s largest Hindu temple to come up in Bihar

March 7, 2012

In Bihar’s Vaishali district ‘bhumi-pujan’ (foundation laying) was done for what would become the largest Hindu temple in the World. Rs.100 Crore is expected to be the cost of the Temple. It would be a recreation of the world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. It will be 5-storied...

Government bans cotton exports

March 7, 2012

In order to increase the supply of natural fibre in the domestic market of India, the Government has banned exports of cotton. In reference to this a notification was issued by the DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade). The exports against registration certificates already issued will not be permitted....

India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and cotton

March 7, 2012

As per the Union Agriculture Minister, during 2011-12 India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and Cotton. Food grain probable to touch a record level of 250.42 million tonnes. It was a result of the efforts of the farming community supported by government initiatives and participation of...

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