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Paper trail in EVMs for fair poll:SC

The Supreme Court has reiterated the necessity to implement the Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure 100 per cent transparency in elections.It is a method of providing feedback to voters. ... Read More...
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NGT orders test of cosmetics containing microbeads

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to test cosmetic products containing microbeads after a plea sought ban on their use on the ground they are extremely dangerous for aquatic life and environment.... Read More...
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How EC decide on the party symbol row

The Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 empowers the EC to recognise political parties and allot symbols. Under Paragraph 15 of the Order, it can decide disputes among rival groups or sections of a recognised political party staking claim to its name and symbol.... Read More...
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CERT-In Signs an MoU with US-CERT

India and USA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT- In) under the Ministry of Electronics nd Information technology of the Government of India and the Department... Read More...
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Ken-Betwa Linking Project gets Green Nod

The Ken-Betwa river linking project, the country's first such project for irrigation, has been given a nod for environmental clearance (EC). First mooted in the 1980s, the project estimated to cost above Rs 10,000 crore,proposes to transfer water from Ken river... Read More...
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Audit of 30 lakh NGOs to be completed:SC

Supreme Court directed the government to audit nearly 30 lakh NGOs which received public funds but consistently failed to explain how they spent the money.The government must frame rules and guidelines to accredit NGOs and also develop a mechanism to audit them.... Read More...
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Air pollution not just problem of Delhi but a national problem

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A report released by green peace shows that over 90 per cent of the cities studied had pollution levels higher than the prescribed standards.According to an analysis of 2015 data for 168 cities , 154 were found to have an average ... Read More...
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New norms likely for top PSU bank posts

The Banks' Board Bureau (BBB)is working to ensure that leadership roles in state-run banks would only be given to those with at least six years of service left, in order to ensure accountability of their actions.... Read More...
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ken betwa river linking project new hurdle

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The NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) has recommended that Madhya Pradesh contribute 40 per cent of the project cost, with the Centre contributing 60 per cent. The Ministry of Water Resources... Read More...
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Japan will assist in making Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi Smart Cities

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Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities.So far, leading countries have come forward to be associated with development of 15 smart cities.... Read More...
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