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…


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…


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…