Daily Archives: October 26, 2018

Skill development centres to be set up on PPP model

The Centre has decided to set up skill development institutes on government land, in partnership with private players, across the country. The Union Cabinet approved the scheme on Wednesday, according to an official statement. The public-private partnership model will be adopted to set up the institutes — to be called …

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Punjab bans sale of herbicide

Punjab bans sale of herbicide glyphosate The Punjab government has banned the sale of the herbicide, glyphosate. “This chemical has been observed to be a group 2A cancer-causing material. It is also known to cause other health problems and has the potential to damage human DNA,” said an official statement …

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Centre’s nod for Rs. 7,522 cr. fisheries fund

The Centre has set up a Rs. 7,522-crore fund to create infrastructure facilities for the fisheries sector and help boost annual fish production to 20 million tonnes by 2022-23 from the current production of 11.4 million tonnes. The establishment of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund was approved by …

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Israel, India sign $777 mn missile deal

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a $777 mn deal with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to supply additional Barak-8 Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) systems for seven warships of the Indian Navy. “IAI’s partnership with India dates many years back and has culminated in joint system development and …

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Nod for panel on sustainable development goals

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of a high-level steering committee chaired by the Chief Statistician of India and Secretary to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) to review if India was on track to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The panel …

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HC moved for ban on entry of non-Hindus

A writ petition was filed in the Kerala High Court on Wednesday seeking a ban on entry of non-Hindus into the Sabarimala temple. The court adjourned the hearing on the petition to October 29 after asking the government to respond to the petition. ‘Enforce Rule 3(a)’ In his petition, T.G. …

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Lokayukta from Feb., T.N. tells SC

Bench warned States against inaction The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court that the office of Lokayukta will start to function from February 1 next year. The State’s assurance came after a Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took a stern view of …

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Law does not allow for abrupt removal: experts

‘CVC has no role in curtailing tenure of CBI Director’ The Supreme Court has to examine whether the government and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) can unilaterally remove the CBI Director on the assumption that the move will restore public faith in the country’s premier investigative agency. The CVC and …

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