Current Affairs April 2013

Lucknow zardozi gets GI (Geographical Indication) registration

The Geographical Indication Registry (GIR) has accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) registration to the Lucknow Zardozi – the world renowned textile embroidery. The Zardozi products manufactured in areas in Lucknow and surrounding districts have now become a BRAND and will carry a registered logo to confirm their authenticity. Zardozi Zardozi or Zar-douzi work is a type of embroidery in Iran, India Read More…

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India expresses concerns to Saudi Arabia over ‘Nitaqat’

India has expressed its concerns to Saudi Arabia over the possibility of job losses of a large number of Indian workers in the kingdom because of a new labour law (Nitaqat). Both the nations have set up a Joint Working Group (JWG) which will deliberate on framing a Memorandum of Understanding, which is to be Read More…

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India’s over one-fourth land hit by desertification: Report

As per a recent report by the Environment Ministry submitted to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, more than one-fourth of India’s geographical area is undergoing the process of desertification despite ongoing efforts to tackle the problem. Key findings of the Report: India which has a total geographic area of 328 million hectares is grappling with Desertification, Land Read More…

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