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US to work with India in Africa, will partner with India during climate meet

American Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R Sherman yesterday expressed the US government’s interest to work with India not only in Asia but also in Middle East and Africa. The African continent has been witnessing an increasing Chinese investment. The Under Secretary said that she wishes that India shares her concern that China plays by the international norms and ...

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Centre offers services of CSS officers on deputation to North Eastern states

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has offered to send experienced Central Secretariat Service Officers on deputation to North Eastern states of Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. CSS, which has about 2,200 Group A officers, provide a strong and permanent set up of middle level functionaries to the central government and contribute in policy ...

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NRDC proposes to develop technology data bank

The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) has proposed to develop a technology data bank in the country. In the lines of Make in India initiative, it also proposed to explore for technologies to be explored using PPP model for high risk technologies. Developing an Indian technology data bank will support the Digital India programme which entails making available all databases ...

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Cabinet approves a more stringent anti-corruption law

The Union Cabinet today approved amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, that provide for classifying corruption as a heinous crime and longer prison terms for both the bribe giver and the bribe taker. The refurbished anti-corruption law will stipulate that all corruption trials will be completed within two years. The penal provisions have been increased from minimum 6 ...

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Union Cabinet clears 100 smart cities project

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A meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved Smart Cities Mission for development of 100 smart cities and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) of 500 cities with outlays of Rs 48,000 crore and Rs 50,000 crore respectively. The Cabinet also approved central funding under AMRUT to the projects sanctioned under JNNURM and not completed. JNNURM projects ...

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Outstanding JNNURM projects get 2 year extension

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by PM Modi, gave its approval for extension of outstanding projects under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Extension for Projects running under Sub-Mission on Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) and Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP), which fall under the umbrella of JNNURM, has been approved by the ...

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Properties worth Rs 9,003 crore freezed, 173 Charge Sheets filed: Black Money


The Enforcement Directorate(ED), which probes financial crimes under two prime laws of the Prevention ofMoney Laundering Act (PMLA) and the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) along with some old cases pending under the repealed Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) has broken all records of lodging complaints and prosecuting the accused of financial frauds, hawala and money laundering. It is one of ...

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David Cameron supports ‘Make in India’


News British PM David Cameron said Britan supports Modi’s Make in India and offered to sell Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to India, terming it as a “better deal” than the Rafale made by France. The British offer of Eurofighter Typhoons to India is still pending. It will come along with technological and engineering assistance for India to develop its own world ...

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