Topic: India [361 items]

MoU to promote honey sector signed

The Council Scientific and Industrial Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to promote the honey sector. The MoU is seen as a formalization of the working relation between CSIR and KVIC. The CSIR will be providing technological expertise to the KVIC for improving honey production. This will ..

CII and CII foundation enters into MoU with the State departments

On 20 Nov, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the CII Foundation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the State departments of Health and Education. The MoU was signed to rebuild or renovate health centres and schools affected by the floods. The agreement with the Education Department for the reconstruction GLSP Kayanad ..

Cabinet approves Sale of Government stake in CPSEs

On 20 Nov, the Union Cabinet approved the sale of government’s stake in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and freight-linked container corporation of India (CONCAR). The move was a major step towards privatization. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  said  that the government has also approved to bring down the stake in ..

Bombay HC restrains publisher from using Goenka’s name

On 20 Nov, the Bombay High Court in an interim order restrained publisher Prashant Goenka from using the name and image of Indian Express Group founder Rammath Goenka in the newspaper Sajaga Samachar Parivartan Ka. The court was hearing an infringement suit file by the Indian Express Group.  It said Mr. Goenka was claiming to ..

SEBI’s new regulations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has shortened the period for processing rights issues from the earlier 58 days to 31 days, and has also set a new time limit of 31 days on the disclosure of defaults by listed companies. SEBI has enhanced the investment threshold in schemes offered by portfolio management ..

President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA)

On 20 Nov, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, awarded the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA). This is the highest honour that if conferred upon a military unit was received by   Academy Cadet Captain Sushil Singh on behalf of the INA. Award is recognition ..

Annual report on road accidents in India

On 19 Nov, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways released the annual report on road accidents in India. The report shows a daily average of 1,280 road crashes and 415 deaths. As per the report, more than 1.5 lakh people lost their lives in road crashes in the country in 2018, registering an increase ..

PMAY empowered millions furthering Ease of Living, says PM Narendra Modi

On the completion of three years of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, PMAY , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that  the scheme has significantly contributed in furthering the Eas of Living.  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is an initiative by Government of India in which affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor with a ..