May 2012

No sub-quota for religious minorities: AP High Court

May 31, 2012

Andhra Pradesh High Court quashes Central Government’s decision of the creation of 4.5 % sub-quota for religious minorities including Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Parsis, within the 27% OBC quota

AIIMS to assist in setting up Multiple Sclerosis database

May 31, 2012

The Neurology centre at All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) will aid in building a National Registry for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).It will help in maintenance of epidemiological data of MS patients from across India for evidence based research, treatment, and education. What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis is...

5th International “Sagarmatha Day” (Mount Everst Day) celebrated in Nepal

May 31, 2012

5th International Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) Day celebrated in Nepal. Objective: To mark the first successful climb to the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. The day is celebrated every year to propagate the message of Nepal across the world not only as a heart of mountaineering but also a centre...

Madhya Pradesh, the state with maximum forest cover area

May 31, 2012

As per latest India State of Forest Report 2011, amongst all the Indian states, MP has the maximum Forest Cover area in country. As per latest India State of Forest Report 2011: Geographical area of the country is under Forest and Tree cover: 23.81% i.e. 78.29 million hectare Madhya...

Rs 35,000 Cr debt restructuring package for textile sector

May 31, 2012

The Centre agreed upon a Rs 35000 crore debt restructuring package to the textile sector. Step is taken to support the textile industry in this moment of crisis. The total outstanding debt of the textiles sector is Rs 1,55,809 crore of which debt of Rs 35,000 crore requires restructuring....

India to be second largest producer of crude steel by 2015

May 31, 2012

As per the Government, India is expected to become the 2nd largest producer of crude steel in the world by 2015 Steel Industry in India: Contributes over 2% to the GDP. Production has escalated from 66 million tonne per annum in 2008-09 to 89 million tonne per annum in...

World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand keeps the crown

May 31, 2012

Indian Grand Master Viswanatan Anand retained the FIDE ( Federation Internationale des Echec) World Chess Title for the record 5th time Defeated Boris Gelfand of Israel after 2nd round of tie breaker game in Moscow The title has been held by Anand since 2007

Committee on review of functioning of PSCs

May 31, 2012

Govt constitutes committee to review the functioning of Petroleum Service Companies (PSCs) in the country. Who will head this Committee? The committee will be headed by the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory, Dr. C. Rangarajan Objectives: Review the current profit-sharing mechanism with the Pre-Tax Investment Multiple of PSCs Provide recommendation...

Indo-Bangladesh Trade Fair 2012 in Dhaka

May 31, 2012

The 3rd Indo-Bangladesh Trade Fair 2012 to begin Dhaka. The Trade Fair is being organized by the India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Process begins to amend Works of Defence Act, 1903

May 30, 2012

The Ministry of Defence has started the process of bringing about amendments to The Works of Defence Act, 1903 to meet the requirements of the changed scenario. About Work of Defence Act, 1903: Works of Defence act is a 109 year old Act that provides for imposing restrictions on...