China’s new passport map falsely includes AP, Aksai Chin as part of China

Another game by China: The watermark on fresh launched e-passports by China falsely depict Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin in J&K as parts of China. Reaction from India: India has registered a strong protest with China India has also started imprinting its own map on visas that are issued to Chinese nationals China crossing Read More…

Anti-Piracy Scheme in Audio-Visual Sector gets approval by Central Govt

Under the 12th five year plan, the Union government has approved a scheme by Information & Broadcasting Ministry for carrying out an anti-piracy initiative in the audio-visual sector. The key activities planned include: Campaign on piracy through audio-visual, internet and print media Dedicated web portal Training programmes and workshops to sensitize police, judicial, administrative officials, Read More…

Maldives cancels GMR’s $511m airport project

Maldives has cancelled a USD 511 million deal with Indian firm GMR. Maldives has also ordered Orders GMR to leave the country within 7 days. India has warned Maldives to honor the legal contract. Why was the cancellation of GMR project? Background: The deal b/w Maldives and GMR was inked under former president Mohamed Nasheed’s Read More…

Ms Chitra Ramakrishna to be new CEO & MD of NSE

Leading bourse National Stock Exchange (NSE) announced Ms Chitra Ramakrishna as its new MD and CEO with effect from 1 April, 2013. At present only two of the top 20 bourses globally (South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange and China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange) have women CEOs.

200 nations meeting in Doha for talks on global warming

Around 200 nations are meeting in Qatar capital Doha for the annual talks over global warming. The twenty years old talks over reducing greenhouse gas emissions have not yet fulfilled their main purpose. The negotiators at Doha will focus on extending the Kyoto Protocol which was adopted in 1997, and is set to expire this Read More…