After gaining entry into two export control regimes - MTCR and Wassenaar, India joined the Australia Group (AG), which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. "On 19 January 2018 India formally became the 43rd member of the Australia Group (AG),. . . . .
China has built a 100 meter high, nearly 328 feet tall air purifier, touted to be world's largest, to combat the deadly pollution in the country. The world's largest air purifier is built in Xian in Shaanxi province of northern China and the preliminary results have shown that smog levels have come down and there. . . . .
The GST panel, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising representatives of all states, at its 25th meeting at Vigyan Bhawan decided to reduce the tax rate on 29 items and 53 categories of services with effect from January 25. The major highlights of the meeting are: 1. Filing of GSTR 3B. . . . .
Maharashtra became the 1st state in the country to unveil Public Cloud Policy that virtually mandates state government departments to shift their data storage onto the cloud. The Maharashtra government announced its State Innovation and Start-up Policy, aiming to generate five lakh jobs in the next five years. It also. . . . .
The 10th edition of Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held in Berlin, Germany from 18th -20th January 2018. Indian delegation to the event is led by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The event was organized by Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture. . . . .
The government has decided to set up a Cyber Warrior Police Force (CWPF) and Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to tackle internet-related crimes such as cyber threats, child pornography, and online stalking. The CWPF is likely to operate under the National Information Security Policy and Guidelines. . . . .