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Central Consumer Protection Council

Recently 31st meeting of the Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC) was held. In this State Governments have been requested to provide necessary support for establishment of Regional Consumer Helpline.... Read More...
# Agriculture and Farming Related Issues More
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Agri reforms to augment farm income

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The agriculture ministry in consultation with the Niti Aayog has identified a set of nine marketing reforms to ensure remunerative prices to farmers for their produce by reducing intervention of middlemen.These measures are likely to be in place by July and are considered one of the key steps ... Read More...
# Geography of India and The World More
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Technical textiles use in govt. projects gets push

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Technical textiles or functional textiles, considered a sunrise sector in the country, is all set for demand taking off for products such as geo and agro textiles.Technical textiles is a thrust area for the Government because of the value addition involved.... Read More...
# Science and Technology More
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Acetylated compound and Acetylated benzoylated compound two potent molecules to fight TB

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Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru have developed two new, potent molecules that can severely impact the survival of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes TB.... Read More...
# Science and Technology More
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Enceladus Saturn moon may host life

Intriguing new findings from data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggest the possibility of life on one of Saturn's moon.This is the latest discovery by Cassini, a spacecraft that is heading into its final months after 13 years of exploring Saturn... Read More...
# Bills and Acts in India More
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Draft Indian Railways policy aims at boosting tourism

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The Railways is formulating a policy to promote tourism by connecting tourist spots across the country through trains. The policy, a first-of-its-kind exercise by the Railways, aims at hassle-free and seamless movement of people across different tourist places.... Read More...
# Economy and Economic Development More
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'Caution-listing' exporters hurting the country's shipments

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The commerce ministry and Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) have warned the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that erroneously 'caution-listing' exporters will severely hurt the country's shipments. They asked the banking regulator to soon address the... Read More...
# Social issues and Social Justice More
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Vulnerable tribes lost in a classification

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Recent Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) publication has brought to the fore startling revelations about the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in the country including the fact that no base line surveys have been conducted among more than half of such groups.... Read More...
# International Relations More
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Signing and Ratification of MoU for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection

Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Power for Signing of "Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection". It will be signed among member states of BIMSTEC at the upcoming 3rd BIMSTEC Energy Ministers' Meeting to be held in Nepal shortly.... Read More...
# Science and Technology More
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Norms for Bitcoins, virtual currencies by Panel

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The government has decided to close the regulatory gaps to keep a check on virtual currencies, including Bitcoins, and has set up an inter-disciplinary committee to recommend an action plan for dealing with such currencies within three months.... Read More...

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