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26 May 2017Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam today
On May 26, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate India's longest bridge at Dhola-Sadiya in Assam. The 9.2km bridge would facilitate the smooth movement of troops to Arunachal Pradesh, a territory China claims as its own.
01 May 2017Narendra Modi
Access to low-cost generic drugs important, not branded medicines: Doctors
PM Narendra Modi talked about making it mandatory for doctors to prescribe low-cost generic medicines, but health groups said the government should also focus on gradually phasing out branded drugs.
18 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
Govt to pass law to ensure prescription of cheaper medicines
PM Modi stated that the Centre would put in place a legal framework to ensure that doctors only prescribe cheaper generic drugs to patients, in an attempt to break the pharmaceutical industry's nexus with doctors.
04 Apr 2017Jawaharlal Nehru
Trump may mediate Indo-Pak peace process
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hinted that US President Donald Trump may involve himself in the Indo-Pak peace process.
02 Apr 2017North Korea
Govt to change security features on notes every 3-4 years
At a meeting held between senior officials of the Finance and Home Ministries, it was decided that the security-features of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes would be changed every 3-4 years.
CBSE: Lockers in schools to reduce bag load
In a bid to lighten the weight of students' backpacks, the Central Board of Secondary Education will make it mandatory for 18,000 schools associated with the board to provide lockers for students.
29 Mar 2017Jawaharlal Nehru
White House: President Trump would host PM Modi this year
In a statement on Tuesday, the White House said President Trump was looking forward to host Prime Minister Modi later this year.
27 Feb 2017Anurag Thakur
Top BCCI officials meet Srinivasan; come under COA scanner
Board of Control for Cricket in India's treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary and joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary came under scanner of BCCI's Committee of Administrators after they were present at an unauthorized meeting conducted by former BCCI president N Srinivasan.
27 Feb 2017United Nations (UN)
India to use judicial declaration to strengthen case against Azhar
The Mohali court intends to declare JeM chief Masood Azhar as a proclaimed offender in an attempt to strengthen the international case against him.
26 Feb 2017United Nations (UN)
Bilateral cooperation more important than disputes: China
Acknowledging Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Beijing, Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said bilateral cooperation is more important than disputes.
25 Feb 2017PepsiCo
Varun Beverages own 90% of Zambian subsidiary
Varun Beverages Ltd, the largest bottler for PepsiCo in India, has increased its stake in its Zambia subsidiary to 90% to benefit from fast-paced growth in the African nation.
17 Feb 2017United Nations (UN)
Beijing says there is no evidence against Masood Azhar
China clarified that India has not provided sufficient evidence for Beijing to support sanctioning Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the UN.
CBSE rolls back reforms, experts worried
Experts have expressed concern that after rolling back so many reforms there may be nothing to set apart CBSE students from those of other boards.
07 Feb 2017United Nations (UN)
US moves for sanctions against Masood Azhar, China opposes
USA, supported by UK and France, moved a proposal in the United Nations' Sanctions Committee 1267 in the second half of January to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
06 Feb 2017Anurag Thakur
BCCI: Officials appointed by Anurag Thakur sacked
In a new turn of events at the BCCI, the Supreme Court appointed panel has decided to sack board officials appointed by former president and secretary.
CBSE scraps open-book exams, drops international curriculum
The CBSE has decided to discontinue its Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for classes 9 and 11 starting this academic year.
01 Feb 2017Indian Army
Pakistan theatres will resume screening Bollywood movies
Months after banning Bollywood movies from their theatres, the Ministry of Information issued a notification that said, "Federal government is pleased to continue the existing open policy to display all international movies (including Indian movies) in Pakistani cinemas."
30 Jan 2017Anurag Thakur
SC appoints new administrative team for BCCI
The Supreme Court today nominated a four-member panel to look after the administration of the BCCI.
29 Jan 2017Indian Government
CCI gives its nod to Reliance-Dassault joint venture
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced that it had approved the joint venture between French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault Aviation SA and Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group.
26 Jan 2017National Green Tribunal (NGT)
Toyota planning India-specific Hybrid car
Toyota Motor Corp announced that it plans to unveil an India-specific hybrid car within the next five years.
25 Jan 2017Jawaharlal Nehru
Trump invites Modi to America during phone call
President Donald Trump has invited PM Narendra Modi to visit the US later this year during a phone call between both leaders.
20 Jan 2017Bharti Airtel
Telecom spectrum holdings to rise
Telecom secretary J.S. Deepak stated that due to structural changes and consolidation, the telecom spectrum holding for all operators will rise to 40MHz from 18MHz in 2017.
18 Jan 2017Indian Army
Pakistan lifts ban on Bollywood after 4 months
After the Uri attack, Pakistani artists were reportedly banned in Bollywood. In a tit-for-tat response, Pakistan had blocked the screening of Indian-movies.
13 Jan 2017Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation
IRCTC losing Rs.2 crore/day due to demonetization
IRCTC said it is incurring losses because of the waiver of service charge on online bookings, and has sought compensation from the government.
09 Jan 2017Maruti Suzuki
35% job losses, 50% revenue dip due to demonetization: Study
A study conducted by All India Manufacturer's Organization (AIMO) concluded that in the first 34 days since demonetization, micro-small scale industries suffered 35% job losses and a 50% revenue dip.
04 Jan 2017Maruti Suzuki
Demonetization led to reduction in manufacturing
The manufacturing sector fell into contraction in December 2016 for the first time in the whole year.
02 Jan 2017Lok Sabha
GST roll-out likely to be postponed to June 1
With an unproductive Winter Session of Parliament, sources said it is now likely that the GST will be rolled out from 1 June; delays due to opposition protests after the demonetization scheme are to be blamed.
02 Jan 2017Anurag Thakur
Supreme Court sacks Anurag Thakur, Ajay Shirke
The Supreme Court has removed the two most powerful men in BCCI, President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke for not complying with the orders of the apex court to implement the Lodha Panel reforms.
30 Dec 2016United Nations (UN)
China blocks Azhar vote, India's NSG bid
China once again blocked India's motion to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the UN; India said it would continue to push to place Azhar on the global terror list.
23 Dec 2016Lok Sabha
GST council fails to break deadlock on dual control
Uncertainty over cross empowerment and dual control continued even as the two-day Goods and Service Tax meet ended on Friday.
Board-based Class X exams to return to CBSE
The highest decision making body of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), The Governing Body, approved restoring the board-based Class X exams.
16 Dec 2016Securities and Exchange Board of India
NSE share sale to happen in April-June quarter
After facing several issues this year, the initial share sale of the National Stock Exchange will take place in the April-June quarter, said chairman Ashok Chawla.
12 Dec 2016Lok Sabha
Govt rushes to clear GST related bills
With just three working days before the Winter Session of Parliament concludes, the government is rushing to clear bills linked to the GST; the central goods and service tax, integrated GST, and a compensation legislation have to be inked in this session for the GST to be rolled out in April.
09 Dec 2016North Korea
Plastic currency to outwit counterfeiters
The government said that it would begin printing plastic currency notes and that procurement of materials is underway; the move seeks to thwart the efforts of counterfeiters.
27 Nov 2016Lok Sabha
GST supporting laws drafts released
The Centre released the draft of the the central GST law, the integrated GST law and the compensation law, which form the framework for the GST.
18 Nov 2016Border Security Force (BSF)
2 crore illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India
Citing statistics recorded over the last one year, the government stated in the Rajya Sabha that over 2 crore immigrants from Bangladesh were living illegally in India.
07 Nov 2016United Nations (UN)
India pushes SCS issue to counter NSG stand-off
India has been pushing to rake up the South China Sea (SCS) issue, in response to China's repeated rejections of sanctioning Masood Azhar and India's NSG bid.
03 Nov 2016Lok Sabha
GST rates agreed upon with 4 tax slabs
After much deliberation, the GST Council is said to have agreed upon tax rates for implementing GST, with four brackets of 5, 12, 18 and 28% for various goods.
01 Nov 2016Jammu
Multiple ceasefire violations by Pak, civilian killed
The ongoing series of ceasefire violations in Pakistan has killed yet another Indian civilian, while injuring 3 others in Jammu, Samba and Rajouri.
30 Oct 2016Jammu
BSF jawan killed as ceasefire violations continue
As ceasefire violations across the Indo-Pak LoC and the international border intensified, a BSF jawan was killed and another was injured by Pakistani troops.