Current Affairs India & World

Pakistan elects Raja Parvez Ashraf as its new PM

June 25, 2012

Raja Parvez Ashraf, candidate of ruling Pakistan People’s Party is the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was elected in a special session of the National assembly held in Islamabad after getting 211 votes out of 300 cast in the voting The special session of National Assembly was called...

Regulatory Mechanism for Biodiversity sector soon

February 16, 2012

A regulatory mechanism in Biodiversity sector to be in place following the recommendations Objective: To safeguard public health and protect environment. Quality Control lab in Delhi has been asked to bring wider range of bio-technology products under its ambit to ensure that they are safe and meet the prescribed...

Draft National Water Policy (2012) Released for Comments

February 1, 2012

In pursuance of the strategies identified in National Water Mission Document as well as deliberations in National Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources had initiated the process of reviewing the National Water Policy, 2002. Accordingly, the Drafting Committee on National Water Policy has evolved the draft policy after taking...

A look into recent RBI decisions

February 1, 2012

The Reserve Bank of India’s third quarter recapitulation of monetary policy was devoid of major surprises. The only change in monetary policy instruments was a cut in the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 0.50% point to 5.5%. This decision will in turn resulted in- Release of Rs.32,000 Crore of...

New rules and regulations on the anvil by UK to pick and choose immigrants

February 1, 2012

Confluent immigration and “world class” designers, performers and intellectuals are to be given personal preference under strategies developed to entice “the brightest and best” to The United kingdom while maintaining out those likely to be a problem on the condition. New rules to be declared soon as part of...

India ranks last (132nd) amongst the nations in terms of air quality

February 1, 2012

A study by Yale and Columbia Universities, announced that India holds the last rank amongst 132 nations in terms of air quality with regard to its effect on human health. India scored only 3.73 points on a scale of 100 in the analysis, falling far behind the next worst...

International Advisory Board demands SEBI to extend mutual fund reach

February 1, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) – appointed International Advisory Board (IAB) held that there is a requirement to broaden the reach of the mutual fund industry both horizontally and vertically. The members of the IAB, in addition to the Chairman, SEBI, are: Viral Acharya, Jane Diplock,...

Gallantry Awards 2012

February 1, 2012

Lt Navdeep Singh awarded Ashoka Chakra posthumously Lieutenant Navdeep Singh A young army commando who died battling terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir Posthumously conferred Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry medal, by President Pratibha Patil at the Republic Day celebrations. Ashok Chakra -the highest peacetime gallantry award Lieutenant Singh...

List of Padma Awards 2012

February 1, 2012

Padma awards conferred on 109 eminent people in 2012 On Republic Day 2012, Padma Awards, the country s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Padma awards for 2012 include the list of 109 people. The president of India...

“Youth to the EDGE”: A Pilot Program set in motion

January 31, 2012

“Youth to the Edge”, a pilot program set up at the function held at Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi, by Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar, Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region. Objective of This Programme: To encourage adventure activities in the remote areas of North East Region (NER)....

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