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Punjab J&K to resume work on dam across Ravi

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Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir have agreed to resume work on the Shahpur Kandi Dam across the Ravi, which had been stalled by the latter since 2014.The proposed 55.5-metre-high dam in Gurdaspur district will potentially irrigate ... Read More...
# Economy and Economic Development More
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Policy drags e-commerce exports

Exporters have now identified several 'restrictions' under the FTP and related norms as 'challenges' that are preventing them from maximising the potential of e-commerce exports. Although India decided to provide incentives in the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20... Read More...
# Ecology, Environment and Disaster Management More
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Now, drones to be used for monitoring tigers

Conservation drones will soon hover over select tiger reserves of the country, marking the beginning of significant technological intervention in wildlife conservation.Though intended primarily for the monitoring of tiger population in the reserves, the unmanned aircraft would collect... Read More...
# Polity and Governance More
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Jalyukt Shivar Yojana unsustainable

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The Maharashtra government's flagship Jalyukt Shivar Yojana has been touted as a drought-proofing scheme, but a field study conducted by South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) gives a different picture.... Read More...
# Bills and Acts in India More
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Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council approves the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill and the Integrated Goods and Services Tax

Finance minister has approved the draft CGST Bill and the draft IGST Bill as vetted by the Union Law Ministry. This clears the deck for the Central Government to take these two Bills to the ... Read More...
# Science and Technology More
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Kalvari test-fires anti-ship missile

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Kalvari, the first of the Scorpene submarines being built in India, successfully conducted its maiden test-firing of an anti-ship missile in the Arabian Sea. This missile launch is a significant milestone, not only for the Kalvari... Read More...
# International Relations More
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India to attend Lahore meet on Indus Waters Treaty

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India has accepted an invitation to attend a meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) to be held in Lahore.The move came after two months of diplomatic negotiations, with World Bank officials playing the mediator in encouraging Pakistan... Read More...
# Ecology, Environment and Disaster Management More
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For Olive Ridleys its paradise lost

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Tens of thousands of eggs laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles this year in Gahirmatha Sanctuary in Odisha, one of the world's largest nesting grounds, are getting destroyed due to shrinking coastal space.The Odisha Forest and Environment Department... Read More...
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Centre dithers on Western Ghats issue

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The Environment Ministry has dithered, for the second time in three years, from bringing into force a law that will make about 56,825 sqkm of the ecologically-rich Western Ghats out of bounds for industrial development.... Read More...
# Internal Security More
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'Swati' Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) system

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over three of its products for induction into the Indian Army in a formal function here today. The products are namely (i) Weapon Locating Radar (WLR), SWATHI.... Read More...

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