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Cloud Seeding in Karnataka for Two Monsoon Seasons

Reeling under drought the government of Karnataka is planning for cloud seeding project to influence the upcoming monsoon and capture as much water as possible from the rain clouds. The government of Karnataka has called the tenders for cloud seeding operations to enhance rainfall during the monsoons of 2019 and 2020. The cost is expected Read More…

India gets first TIR shipment via Chabahar Port from Afghanistan

The first shipment under the United Nations ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR) convention arrived in India from Afghanistan through Chabahar Port of Iran. What is Transports Internationaux Routiers’ Convention? The Transports Internationaux Routiers is an international Convention aimed at harmonising the administrative formalities of international road transport. The goods being moved through the TIR convention requires the Read More…

Global Environment Outlook 2019 Report

The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP)  flagship environmental assessment.  The first publication was in 1997 and was originally requested by the Member States. The Global Environment Outlook Report 2019 is the sixth edition. Findings of the Report The report notes that a quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide Read More…

Twitter Executives may face Jail and Penalties if failed to Act

The government has warned twitter activists of 7-year jail term and financial penalties if failed to act to remove content and accounts that are ‘objectionable and inflammatory. The government has asked Twitter authorities to comply with the provisions under the Indian Information Technology Act or else it would face action under Section 69A of the Read More…

MCA Releases National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC) by revising the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs). National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC) urge businesses to actualise the principles in letter and spirit. The Read More…

Young Global Leaders 2019

The Forum of Young Global Leaders, the World Economic Forum’s foundation for remarkable leaders under 40 has released the list of Individuals with grit, foresight and potential to improve the state of the world for the year 2019. Indians in the List Andhra Pradesh IT minister Nara Lokesh, BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, Telangana government’s Chief Innovation Officer Phanindra Read More…

India Awards 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to Nepali Students

The Indian Embassy in Nepal has announced 200 scholarships to meritorious Nepali students for continuing various undergraduate courses at colleges and universities. The scholarships were granted under the Golden Jubilee Scholarship scheme. Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme Golden Jubilee Scholarship scheme was initiated by the Indian Embassy in Nepal to mark the completion of 50 years Read More…

Cabinet Approves Proposal to Align with Global Trademark System

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to harmonise the classification systems for examination of trademark and design applications, in line with the systems, followed globally. As a step forward in this direction the cabinet gas approved India’s accession for the following agreements: Nice Agreement on the International classification of goods and services for the purposes Read More…