The government has announced a draft notification to amend Central Motor Vehicles Rules to prevent registration of BS-IV compliant automobiles built before April 1, 2020, beyond June 30, 2020. Objective: In a major step to curb vehicular pollution, the government last year decided that the country will move directly from. . . . .
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to present India’s first post-GST and the current government's last full Budget on 1 February 2018.This will be Jaitley's 5th Budget in a row The Budget session of Parliament may begin on 30 January with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the Joint Session of both the Houses. . . . .
Operations at all the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMC) in the State to be integrated with the all-Indian electronic trading portal of the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) well before Kharif-2018. The e-NAM motto is “one nation and one market” Uses: Promoting online services in the marketing. . . . .
The swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli, who has been dominating in all the formats as a player, is equally good as a captain as well. The added burden of captaincy hasn't affected him at all.In fact, Kohli's form got better with the captaincy. The Team Indian captain who scored his career's 20th Test ton and the third consecutive. . . . .
The government plans to float more expressions of interest (EoIs) for a strategic sale of public-sector enterprises, where full ownership and management could be handed over to private players. Who will supervise disinvestment process of government? Department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM).
India Blue beat Sri Lanka Board President XI by 95 runs in the final of the BCCI’s Challenger Trophy Men’s Under-19 one-day tournament on Saturday.The Challenger Trophy was a selection trial tournament for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3. The 15-member Indian team and other. . . . .
International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed on 3rd of December across the world. Objective: It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political,. . . . .
Infosys appointed Capgemini executive Salil Parekh as Chief Executive Officer effective January 2, 2018. Parekh, who will take over on January 2, 2018, for a period of five years, was a member of the Group Executive Board at French firm Capgemini Background: Infosys had initiated the search after CEO Vishal Sikka. . . . .
India has been awarded a certificate of commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The award was given to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) which works under the Ministry. The award was given to WCCB. . . . .
India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization [IMO] under Category “B” at the 30th session of the Assembly of the IMO held in London on 01 December 2017. The 30th Session of the IMO Assembly is being held at IMO Headquarters London from 27 November to 06 December 2017. In 1959. . . . .
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 18th edition of the Hornbill Festival at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, Nagaland.Hornbill Festival also called as the ‘Festival of Festivals’ in Nagaland is tourism. Hornbill Festival was started on 1st December 1963 and was inaugurated by the then President Dr S Radhakrishnan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1/12/2017 greeted the Border Security Force (BSF) on its Raising Day and said that the nation was proud of the force. Greeting BSF personnel and their families, Modi said: "BSF exemplifies fortitude and impeccable service to our nation. Established on December 1, 1965, the. . . . .
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Attended Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit at Sochi in Russia. she said that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion as she urged the international community to enhance cooperation to combat the scourge which is a "crime against the entire humanity".
India's veteran Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan on Friday i.e., 1/12/2017 won a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships at Altenberg, Germany. The defending Asian champion retained his title with a time of 55.60 seconds. Shiva was followed by Lien Te-An, Taiwan (56.12 seconds) and Kim Dong-Kyu,. . . . .