Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Rs. 500 Notes Introduced. Know What is Different?

New Rs. 500 Notes Introduced. Know What is Different?

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New Delhi: In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel Governor, Reserve Bank of India; with the year of printing '2017’ on the reverse, are being issued.

The design of these notes is similar in all respects to the ₹ 500 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series which were first notified except following changes - 
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The Reserve Bank of news ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series with inset letter 'A' instead of ‘E’ in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, the year of printing '2017’ and Swachh Bharat Logo printed on the reverse of the Banknote.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Declaration by the Russian Federation and the Republic of India: A vision for the 21st century

Declaration by the Russian Federation and the Republic of India: A vision for the 21st century

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We, the leaders of India and Russia, in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries, note that the Indian-Russian special and privileged strategic partnership is a unique relationship of mutual trust between two great powers. Our relationship covers all areas of cooperation, including in the spheres of political relations, security, trade and economy, military and technical field, energy, scientific, cultural and humanitarian exchanges, and foreign policy, and helps promote national interests of both countries, and contributes to the establishment of a more peaceful and just world order.

Our bilateral relations are based on deep mutual understanding and respect, similar priorities in economic and social development, as well as in foreign policy. We favor the same approaches to ensuring peace and security and shaping a global architecture that reflects cultural and civilizational diversity and at the same time strengthens unity of humankind. India-Russia relations have stood the test of time and have been immune to external influences.

Russia unwaveringly supported India in its struggle for independence and helped it to achieve self-sufficiency. In August 1971, our countries signed the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation, which outlined fundamental principles of mutual relations such as respect for each other's sovereignty and interests, good neighborliness and peaceful co-existence. Two decades later, in January 1993, India and Russia reaffirmed the inviolability of those provisions in the new Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.The Declaration on Strategic Partnership between the Republic of India and the Russian Federation of October 3, 2000, took the bilateral relations to a new level characterized by coordinated approaches towards ensuring international peace and security, addressing major global and regional issues, as well as close cooperation in economic, cultural, educational and other areas. This partnership was further elevated to the level of a Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership on 21 December 2010.

Advancing the comprehensive development of the Indian-Russian relations is an absolute priority of the foreign policy of both States. We will continue to widen our scope of cooperation by launching large-scale initiatives in different spheres and enhance and enrich our bilateral agenda so as to make it more result-oriented.

The economies of India and Russia complement each other in the energy sector. We will strive to build an "Energy Bridge” between our States and expand bilateral relations in all areas of energy cooperation, including nuclear, hydrocarbon, hydel and renewable energy sources and in improving energy efficiency.

India and Russia note that wider use of natural gas, an economically efficient and environmentally friendly fuel, which has become an integral part of the global energy market, is highly significant for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and will assist in fulfilling the provisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, as well as achieving sustainable economic growth.Cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy has emerged as one of the hallmarks of the strategic partnership between the two countries, contributing to India’s energy security and energizing broader scientific and technological cooperation. With concerted efforts on both sides, there has been a series of steady and demonstrable achievements in our civil nuclear partnership, including advancing nuclear power projects at the Kudankulam site and transforming it into one of India’s largest energy hubs. We welcome the conclusion of the General Framework Agreement and Credit Protocol for Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. We will work towards the implementation of the Strategic Vision for Strengthening Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy signed between the two countries on December 11, 2014. The future of Indian-Russian cooperation holds great promise across a wide spectrum covering nuclear power, nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear science and technology.

The growing partnership in the nuclear power sector between India and Russia has opened opportunities for developing advanced nuclear manufacturing capabilities in India in line with Government of India’s "Make in India” initiative. India and Russia commit themselves to earnestly implement the "Programme of Action for Localization in India” signed on 24 December 2015, and to encourage their nuclear industries to engage closely and foster concrete collaborations.

We are interested in launching joint projects on exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Arctic shelf of the Russian Federation.

We will develop joint strategies to harness the potential for mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of deep sea exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources, polymetallic nodules, and other marine resources utilizing strengths in the field of maritime research and training to develop mutually beneficial cooperation.

We welcome cooperation among energy companies of both States in modernizing the existing power stations and building new ones in the territory of India. We will endeavour to develop joint projects in each other’s countries through sharing of technologies, experience of working in different terrains and climatic conditions, and use of energy efficient technologies for creation and propagation of cleaner, climate friendly and affordable energy resources.

Our major economic objectives include expanding trade and investment and diversification of trade in goods and services, in particular increasing the share of high-technology products in bilateral trade, fostering industrial cooperation, improving the environment for entrepreneurship and investments and developing cooperation in banking and financial matters between the two countries. As the next stage of our strategic partnership, we will extend our bilateral technical, economic and scientific cooperation to third countries by undertaking joint development projects in mutually agreed sectors.

We will coordinate our efforts to promote settlements of Indian-Russian trade in national currencies to reduce dependence of our bilateral trade on other currencies. We will jointly encourage our business communities to use the existing workable schemes and mechanisms for settlements in national currencies elaborated by the Reserve Bank of India and the Bank of Russia.

We will coordinate our positions in order to develop a credit rating industry that is transparent for the market participants and independent from political conjuncture. In this sense we support work aimed at exploring the opportunities of harmonization of our legislation in the area of credit ratings, as well as the recognition of ratings of our local credit rating agencies.

We acknowledge the importance of developing economic cooperation at the regional level. We will facilitate an early commencement of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the Republic of India.

We appreciate the compelling logic of regional connectivity for peace, progress and prosperity. We believe that connectivity must be strengthened It should be based on dialogue and consent of all parties concerned with due respect to sovereignty. The Russian and Indian Sides being guided by the principles of transparency, sustainability and responsibility, reiterate their commitment to build effective infrastructure for the International North South Transport Corridor and implementation of the Green Corridor.

We take note of the fact that both States are committed to building knowledge based economies, on the basis of latest scientific advances and innovation. We will broaden cooperation in designing, developing, manufacturing and bringing to foreign markets high-technology products and strengthen scientific collaboration in areas such as space technology, aviation, new materials, agriculture, information and communication technologies, medicine, pharmaceuticals, robotics, nanotechnology, supercomputing technologies, artificial intelligence and material sciences. We welcome the establishment of the High Level Committee on Cooperation in High Technologies between the two countries.

We will work together to step up joint efforts aimed at modernizing infrastructure, explore ways to jointly respond to urbanization challenges, address issues related to ensuring food security, preserving water and forest resources, and share experience in carrying out economic reforms and national programs for the development of small and medium enterprises and in skill development.

We will work together to further develop the potential for cooperation in the diamond industry with an objective to take full advantage of existing strengths and resources of both our countries in this area. We will also intensify our joint efforts to counter undisclosed synthetic stones entering diamond market and to support the development of generic marketing programmes for diamonds.

Recognizing the strength of Russia in shipbuilding, river navigation and desalination technologies, we will work together to develop joint projects through transfer of technology and experience sharing for developing inland waterways, river embankments, ports and cargo containers towards effective utilization of extensive river systems in India.

We will work together in development of high speed railways, dedicated freight corridors, and application of newer technologies for efficient rail transport through joint development and sharing of technologies, and training of personnel to benefit from each other’s competences in the railroad sector.

We will work together to improve market access for agriculture and food commodities in each other’s country and develop joint strategies through research & development for utilization of existing potential in the agriculture and food processing sector covering an entire spectrum of activities from farming, harvesting, production, processing to marketing strategies.We will work together to explore joint projects for effective use of natural resources in each other’s country through application of existing technologies and development and sharing of newer technologies for search in the field of mining & metallurgy for affordable and climate friendly utilization of natural resources.

We note that India will become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and in this connection, recognize that the Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Government of India provides an opportunity for strengthening cooperation in joint production and setting up of joint ventures in India in the field of aviation manufacturing to serve the demand created and for export to third countries.

Our bilateral defense cooperation is built on strong mutual trust. Russia exports its modern military technologies to India. We will upgrade and intensify this cooperation, through joint manufacture, co-production and co-development of military hardware and military spares, with increasing reliance on the adoption and sharing of future technologies, in compliance with the obligations of the sides under the existing agreements on military-technical cooperation.

We will work towards a qualitatively higher level of military-to-military cooperation. We will continue holding regular joint land and sea military exercises, and training in each others’ military institutions. This year will see the first ever Tri-services exercise INDRA–2017.

We see ample opportunities for bilateral cooperation in space research, with a view to using relevant technologies for the benefit of society.

We will continue joint work to prevent and respond to natural disasters.

We intend to enhance and actively promote greater cooperation between our regions and states, with a particular emphasis on the Far East region of Russia.

India and Russia regard the establishment of the multi-polar global order in international relations as a reflection of natural and inevitable process of evolution of interstate relations in the 21st century. In this regard, we will enhance collaboration to democratize the system of international relations based on the principles of the rule of law and the central role of the United Nations coordination of world politics. We believe that there is a need to reform the United Nations and in particular, the United Nations Security Council to make it more representative of contemporary realities and to respond more effectively to emerging challenges and threats. Russia reaffirms its strong support to India’s candidature for a permanent seat in a reformed United Nations Security Council. We will support the advancement of a positive unifying global agenda, effectively engage in international efforts to strengthen peace and ensure global and regional stability and security, confront challenges and threats, and actively promote just and coordinated approaches to crisis resolution.

We will work to foster the democratization and reform of global political, economic, financial and social institutions, for them to better accommodate the interests of all members of the international community. We oppose any recourse to unilateralism or lack of respect to sovereignty, ignoring the core concerns and legitimate interests of the countries. In particular, we do not accept the unilateral use of political and economic sanctions as a means of exerting pressure.

We intend to further build up fruitful cooperation within BRICS, which, as a result of our joint efforts, enhances consistently its authoritative and influential role in global affairs.

We will continue to develop cooperation within other multilateral forums and organizations, including the WTO, G20 and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as Russia-India-China cooperation.

India's full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will considerably enhance the Organization's capabilities to ensure peace and stability, achieve economic development and prosperity in Eurasia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as improve the Organization's international standing.

We will continue facilitating efforts to build an open, well-balanced and inclusive security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region based on shared principles and taking into account the legitimate interests of all States of the region, including through the development of relevant dialogue in the framework of the East Asia Summit.

We will further coordinate our positions on the challenging issues of restoration of peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa, settlement of the Syrian crisis, achievement of national reconciliation in Afghanistan, including in the agreed framework of the Moscow dialogue, using the laid down principles of national sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs, while encouraging the countries to lead the change from within.

India and Russia have a shared commitment to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.Russia is convinced that India's participation in multilateral export control regimes will contribute to their enhancement. In this context, Russia welcomes India's applications for the membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement and reiterates its strong support for India's earliest admission to these export control regimes.

We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons. Together, we will continue efforts to combat international terrorism, which poses a great threat to maintenance of peace and security. We are convinced that the unprecedented spread of this threat requires decisive collective response on part of the entire global community, without double standards and selectivity, in accordance with international law and the UN Charter. We urge all countries and entities to work sincerely to disrupt terrorist networks and their financing, and stop cross-border movement of terrorists. We call for early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism to strengthen the global counter-terrorism normative and legal framework to combat this scourge.

Sharing common approaches to providing security in the use of information and communication technologies, we intend to keep working together for developing universal rules, standards and principles of responsible behaviour of the States in this context, on the basis of democratization and a model representing multi-stakeholderism with primacy of the State, in global internet governance.

We recognize the necessity to activate bilateral interaction in this sphere on the basis of the Indian-Russian Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Security in the use of Information and Communication Technologies.Taking into account the profound mutual interest, sympathy and respect between the peoples of India and Russia, we will contribute to further developing bilateral contacts in the sphere of culture and sports, including by organizing annual festivals and exchanges. We welcome the organizing of events in different cities in both countries to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Russia in 2017-18.

Bilateral cooperation in the sphere of education offers great opportunities. We will work to strengthen cooperation in the field of education through promoting direct contacts among universities and academic institutions and providing assistance to students from the two countries.

Our Bilateral cooperation in the sphere of Science & Technology offers great opportunities. We are committed to work together to address global challenges like Climate change, Environmental protection, Clean energy, Cyber security, Affordable health care, Marine biology etc through scientific discoveries and to explore priority areas of common interest. We are working together to create networks of knowledge centers, connectivity of minds and scientific corridors to augment innovation led technology development for societal development.

We intend to further foster development of tourism and people-to-people contacts, including by easing the visa regime.

We are confident that India and Russia will continue to remain a role model for harmonious and mutually beneficial partnership and strong friendship between two states. Building on the shared vision of development of bilateral relations, we will succeed in further realizing the immense potential of India-Russia special and privileged strategic partnership for the benefit of our States and international community as a whole.
PM Narendra Modi addresses India-Russia Business Forum

PM Narendra Modi addresses India-Russia Business Forum

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 18th Annual India Russia Summit at St. Petersburg. 

Addressing the media at the end of the Summit, President Prime Minister Modi recalled his first visit to St. Petersburg as Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001. He said ties between India and Russia span the spectrum from Culture to Defence (Sanskriti se Suraksha). 

The Prime Minister said 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries have been marked by a high degree of convergence on various bilateral and global matters.

The Prime Minister described the St. Petersburg Declaration, issued today, as a benchmark of stability in a turbulent, interdependent and interconnected world. He said India's participation as a guest country in SPIEF and his address there tomorrow would further deepen economic cooperation between the two nations. 

The Prime Minister described energy cooperation as one of the cornerstones of the relationship between India and Russia, and noted that this cooperation in the nuclear, hydrocarbon, and renewable energy sectors has been considerably deepened by the discussion and decisions taken today. In this context he mentioned the agreement of Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. 

The Prime Minister emphasized the role of the private sector in enhancing trade and commerical ties between the two countries, adding that India and Russia are close to achieving the target of 30 billion US dollars worth of investment by 2025.

Speaking on the theme of connectivity, the Prime Minister mentioned cooperation between the two countries in the International North South Transport Corridor. Among other initiatives, the Prime Minister mentioned the "bridge to innovation" to promote startups and entrepreneurship, and the forthcoming commencement of discussions on a Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union. 

Underlining the time-tested strategic dimension of the India Russia relationship, the Prime Minister mentioned the forthcoming first Tri-services exercise - INDRA 2017, between the two countries. Defence production Joint Ventures for the production of Kamov 226 helicopters and frigates were also mentioned. The Prime Minister welcomed Russia's unconditional support to India on the issue of cross border terrorism. 

On the cultural side, the Prime Minister said the deep awareness of Russian culture in India, and of Yoga and Ayurveda in Russia, was a matter of deep satisfaction. 

The Prime Minister welcomed and applauded President Putin's leadership in the growth of India-Russia relations. 

He announced that a road in Delhi has been renamed after Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, whom he described as a friend of India, who passed away recently.

Earlier, addressing CEOs of both countries, the Prime Minister invited Russian companies to invest in key sectors of the Indian economy, and particularly mentioned opportunities in the strategic sector. 

India and Russia signed five agreements today in sectors covering nuclear energy, railways, gems and jewellery, traditional knowledge and cultural exchanges. 

Earlier today, the Prime Minister paid homage to the heroic defenders and brave soldiers of the Battle of Leningrad, at the Piskarovskoye Cemetery. 
Press statement by Prime Minister during his visit to Russia

Press statement by Prime Minister during his visit to Russia

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PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin of Russia took stock of bilateral relations between both the countries and agreed to strengthen cooperation in host of sectors. PM Modi called for an enhanced cooperation in renewable energy and nuclear power sectors. He urged Russian private sector to explore the opportunities Indian economy offered. He also expressed satisfaction over strong defence ties between both countries.

Press Statement of PM Narendra Modi in Russia
  • Being here in St. Petersburg brings back memories of my visit here as a part of Atal Ji's delegation in 2001
  • India and Russia mark 70 years of very strong ties in a wide range of areas
  • India and Russia cooperation has grown extensively. President Putin and I reviewed the full range of our ties & how to deepen them
  • We have adopted the St. Petersburg declaration which will not only improve our ties but also will be a benchmark of global stability
  • Energy cooperation is a major area of our ties including cooperation in renewable and nuclear power
  • We invite the private sector in Russia and India to play an even more active role to boost economic relations between our nations
  • Our defence ties are very strong
  • I hope Russia will mark Yoga Day on 21st June with great enthusiasm
  • India and Russia are cooperating extensively in various multi lateral forums like the BRICS and G-20
  • Our talks with add new strength and momentum to India-Russia relations
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List of MoUs-Agreements exchanged during the visit of PM Modi to Russia

List of MoUs-Agreements exchanged during the visit of PM Modi to Russia

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PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin of Russia took stock of bilateral relations between both the countries and agreed to strengthen cooperation in host of sectors. PM Modi called for an enhanced cooperation in renewable energy and nuclear power sectors. He urged Russian private sector to explore the opportunities Indian economy offered. He also expressed satisfaction over strong defence ties between both countries. 

Following agreement signed between two country

  • The program of cultural exchanges between the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of India for 2017-2019.
  • The General Framework Agreement for the construction of the third stage of the Kudankulam NPP (KK5 & KK6) along with the Credit Protocol
  • Agreement between the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) and the Council of India on Scientific and Industrial Research on granting access to Rospatent experts to the Indian Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge (TKDL)
  • The contract between JSC «Russian Railways» and the Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India on the preparation of the justification for the implementation of the high-speed service at the Nagpur-Secunderabad section
  • Memorandum of cooperation between ALROSA Joint Stock Company (Public Joint Stock Company) and the Council for the Promotion of the Export of Precious Stones and Jewellery of India

Monday, April 10, 2017

Modi-Malcolm launched world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre in India

Modi-Malcolm launched world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre in India

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Gurugram, April 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull inaugurated the world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre, a joint venture between The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Deakin University, Australia.

"The cooperation in the field of education and research is the most important field of engagement between India and Australia. TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Research Centre is a classic example of the kind of cutting edge research being done by the two countries. The $100 million Australia-India Strategic Research Fund is for collaborative research in areas such as nanotechnology, agriculture, food security, smart cities, etc. Our joint research has entered the phase of field trials and this outstanding science cooperation is firmly rooted in tangible outcomes, that is, to improve the lives of millions," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while digitally inaugurating the TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, said, "The Deakin-TERI Nanobiotechnology Research Centre, which we just inaugurated, is brilliant and I want to say thank you to the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University. So well done! This research centre will bring up to 100 researchers together to solve some of the world's biggest problems in developing biofuels to early detection of crop diseases to improve productivity. And these are practical solutions with commercial prospects for both of our countries."

The TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC), established at Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon, aims to support and nurture innovative ideas for existing problems of Indian agriculture amongst other sectors.

In 2010, The Energy and Resources Institute, India, and Deakin University, Australia, signed an agreement to establish a joint Centre of Excellence, the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC) to foster cutting-edge research around sustainable agriculture, which was achieved through establishment of a laboratory worth AU$7.8 million at TERI Gram, Gwal Pahari, Haryana, India. The centre is an expansion of Deakin University's ongoing 'Deakin India Research Initiative'.

This Centre has also been rated as a 5-star GRIHA building; it is an example of resource efficiency and smart future. The Class 10000 and 1000 controlled environment Centre is spread over 5 acres of land and houses high-end scientific equipment like Nano particle analyser (XETA sizer), Lazer scanning microscope (Confocal), Scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Transmission Electron microscope (TEM).

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI said, "Indian agriculture today is facing new challenges, such as degrading natural resources, climate change and almost stagnant productivity. Nanotechnology interventions have been identified as the most critical area of application of nanotechnology for attaining the goals of Vision 2050, to enhance agricultural productivity. And, this centre will strive to achieve this vision."

While addressing the media, Prof. Jane Den Hollander, Vice Chancellor and President of Deakin University, Australia, said, "We are delighted to partner with TERI for building scientific temper and bringing new innovations in the field of science and technology. Deakin is passionate about supporting the communities we serve and ensuring our graduates are prepared for the jobs of the future, in a global environment.

"As the first Australian university to establish an office in India in 1994, Deakin is proud to continue to strengthen our relationship each year, providing opportunities to students around the world and helping to improve lives both in India and Australia." (Source: ANI)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Latest Petrol Diesel prices, slashed from midnight

Latest Petrol Diesel prices, slashed from midnight

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New Delhi, 1 April: The prices of petrol and diesel have been slashed by Rs. 3.77 and Rs. 2.91 per litre which will be effective from Friday midnight i.e. from 1 April 2017. 

After the cut, petrol prices in Delhi become Rs. 67.25 and diesel prices Rs. 56.11 respectively. The last fuel price revision was on Janury 15 when the petrol price increased by 42 paisa per liter and diesel price by Rs. 1.03 per liter, respectively.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ex MEA SM Krishna joins BJP in presence of Amit Shah

Ex MEA SM Krishna joins BJP in presence of Amit Shah

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New Delhi, 22 March: Congress leader and former MEA SM Krishna joins BJP in presence of BJP National President Amit Shah today at BJP HQ, New Delhi. After join SM Krishna stated that he would like to rededicate himself to the cause of the nation under the saffron party's banner. 

SM Krishna told, I am deeply humbled that I am joining a political set-up which has given a great glory to the country and I would like to continue my service under Bhartiya Janta Party banner.

BJP president Amit Shah welcome SM Krishna in BJP Headquarter New Delhi saying that his contribution is appreciable and that the former Congress stalwart is a great asses of the nation, Amit Shah further told, on behalf of BJP, I welcome him as his contribution will make our position strong in Karnataka.

84 year old Krishna has resigned from Congress on January 29 this year, saying the party was in a 'state of confusion' on whether it needed mass leader or not.

Krishna, who was the chief minister of Karnataka from 1999-2004, had returned to state politics after stepping down as then External Affairs Minister in 2012. He has also served as the Governor of Maharashtra.
Ram Manidr Issue: Muslim cleric supported out of court settlement

Ram Manidr Issue: Muslim cleric supported out of court settlement

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New Delhi, 22 March: Asserting that the issue of Ayodhya Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute can be solved through talks, Muslim Clerics Maulana Suhaib Qasmi on Wednesday supported for out of court settlement.

Qasmi said in the court someone has to lose and in sach sensitive cases like the Ram Mandir issue, view of both sides should be taken in to consideration before arriving on to a conclusion.

He told, all issue of the world can be solved through talks. Arguments and hatred bring no good, we cannot solve any problem through hatred, when a matter is heard in the court someone has to lose and I bilieve that sach matter should be dealt with sensitivity by considering view of all sides, So, the Ram Mandir issue should be solved through talks.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

PM Modi to Visit Israel this year, dates yet to be finalized

PM Modi to Visit Israel this year, dates yet to be finalized

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Israel this year but the dates of visit still not finalized. The External Affairs Minister Secretary (Economic Relations) Amar Sinha on Tuesday stated that a joint coordination committee will be created by India and Israel to plan out high-level political visits between both the nations.

Amar Sinha told during an event 'We (India and Israel) will create a joint coordination committee which will plan our high level political visits apart from the other things'.

He added 'Both the government are contemplating to hold a series of events on a variety of subjects to celebrate the occasion in a befitting manner. We are constantly trying make it a more multi-dimensional relationship'.

India and Israel have been co-operating each other on many fronts including cooperation in Defense and in Agriculture and achieved milestones in fostering bilateral relationship.
Javed Akhtar told Haryana Cricketer, Athletes Hardly Literate

Javed Akhtar told Haryana Cricketer, Athletes Hardly Literate

New Delhi: Bollywood lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar told Haryana top Athletes - Yogeshwar Dutt, Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat and Cricketer Virender Sehwag Hardly Literate after trolling martyr daughter Gurmehar Kaur over twitter.

Targeting State Home Minister Kiren Rijiju, Javed Akhtar wrote - If a hardly literate player or a wrestler troll a pacifist daughter of a martyr its understandable but whats wrong with some educated folks.
After this tweet, in a clear reference to Rijiju, Javed Akhtar wrote -  Mr minister , you have condemned the left by falsely accusing them for celebrating soldiers killing n not a word about AVBP. Grossly biased. I don't about her but Mr Minister I know who is polluting your mind .


Friday, February 3, 2017

Niti Ayog lauched India Innovation Index with DIPP and CII

Niti Ayog lauched India Innovation Index with DIPP and CII

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New Delhi, 3 Feb: To make India an innovation-driven economy, NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a mega initiative “India Innovation Index” that will rank states on Innovations through country’s first online innovation index portal that will capture data on innovation from all Indian states on innovation and regularly update it in real time.

The India Innovation Index Framework will be structured based on the best practices followed in Global Innovation Index (GII) indicators and additionally by adding India-centric parameters those truly reflect the Indian innovation ecosystem. This initiative will be the point of reference for all international agencies to collect India’s up to date data points for global indices and analytic.

Inaugurating the portal, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog said, “This portal will be a first-of-its-kind online platform where Global Innovation Index indicators and India–centric data from various states will be coalesced and disseminated and updated periodically. This will be a one-stop data warehouse and will track progress on each indicator at the National level and the State level on real-time basis. The access to this portal will be hosted on the NITI Aayog website, and NITI Aayog will update this data periodically.”

Mr. Kant said, “I would like to congratulate Confederation of Indian Industry for creating the Global Innovation Index a decade ago and the World Intellectual Property, Cornell University for working together to further develop it and make it a global consulting document for policymakers around the world.”

Data collated on this portal will not only be used to ameliorate current data gaps w.r.t the GII, but be the prime source for the India Innovation Index, which will be jointly developed by NITI Aayog, DIPP and CII, in consultation with World Economic Forum, the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University, OECD, UNIDO, ILO, UNESCO, ITU and others with the objective to rank Indian states as per their innovation prowess and provide impetus to them to build their respective innovation ecosystems and spur the innovation spirit among institutions and people.

Friday, January 6, 2017

PM Narendra Modi mourn as Om Puri Passed away

PM Narendra Modi mourn as Om Puri Passed away

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New Delhi, 6 January: Recalling Bollywood actor Om Puri's long career in theater and films, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today mourn the passing away of the veteran actor.

PM Narendra Modi recalls his long career in theater and films in a PMO tweet.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting

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New Delhi, 2 December: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chairs a Parliamentary Party Meeting of his party's Members of Parliament in both Houses on Friday.

At the meeting, the Congress MPs are likely to chalk out strategies for the main opposition, which is going full throttle against the demonetisation policy of the Center and also seeking to corner the ruling party in both Houses.

Although the Parliamentary Party Meeting is normally chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi chairs the meeting first time in the absence of her mother, who recently admitted to a Delhi hospital with some ailment.
Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight

Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight

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New Delhi, 2 December: The collection of toll at all toll plazas on national highways across the country will resume from midnight, with the government taking several steps to ensure a smooth movement of traffic.

All toll plazas have been equipped with adequate numbers of swipe machines through which people can make payments using credit and debit cards.

Toll fee can also be paid through prepaid instruments and electronic wallets.

The government is also encouraging people to buy FASTags introduced by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.

The FASTags can be stuck on to the windshield of the vehicle, and toll payments are made directly from the prepaid account lined to it.

The highway users are being requested to carry adequate change with them to avoid delay.

The old Rs. 500 notes will be accepted till the midnight of December 15, but this will only be for purchasing FASTags and for making toll payments of more than Rs 200 rupees. 
Center must tale initiative to resolve demonetisation row in parliament: Sharad Yadav

Center must tale initiative to resolve demonetisation row in parliament: Sharad Yadav

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New Delhi, 2 December: The Janata Dal (United) has put the ball in the Central Government's court and said that is has to take the initiative to resolve the deadlock over demonetisation in parliament.

JDU leader Sharad Yadav told that the apposition wants the Parliament to function without any disruptions, but as of now there is an ongoing friction between the government and opposition, so the government must take the initiative to end this deadlock and definitely there will be a way out,"

A united opposition has so far continued to stall proceedings in both Houses over the demonetisation issue.
Supreme Court to hear all matters against demonetisation today

Supreme Court to hear all matters against demonetisation today

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New Delhi, 2 December: The Supreme Court of India will hear all pleas, including the transfer petition filed by the Center on the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes today.

The Center has submitted an affidavit last week on the demonetisation move in the Supreme Court, saying it is an attempt to unearth black money stashed over the last seven decades.

Attorney General Mukul Rohtgi said that the Center has filed a reply in the Supreme Court in compliance with the top court's earlier order on the issue.

Rohtagi told "We have filed the reports starting from the initiation of SIT and all other issues which could be the affect of demonetisation process.

The Centre in its affidavit told the apex court that demonetisation is a step to reduce ratio of cash transaction, adding the objective is to unearth illegal parallel economy.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day: Use, share "Umbrella with Raindrops"

World AIDS Day: Use, share "Umbrella with Raindrops"

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New Delhi, Dec 1: On the occasion of World AIDS Day, sexual wellbeing brand announced Umbrella with Raindrops,' as the overwhelming choice in a global poll, to find the safe sex emoji.

Shockingly, almost half of 16-35 year olds think HIV is not something that could over affect them, despite the fact that every 30 seconds a young person is infected with HIV.

Whilst more than 60 percent of young people surved admitted to being uncomfortable discussing sade sex, 72 percent of respondents surveyed, admitted they found it easier to express emotions using emojis anad more than three quarters admitted that they use emojis to discuss sex and relationships.

The unveiling of safe sex emoji is the latest move in Durex's ongoing @CondomEmoji compaign, which calls for Unicode to put a safe sax emoji on every smartphone in the world in order to help young people communicate about safe sex more easily.
IAF Chief meet PM Modi, brief him on currency transportation

IAF Chief meet PM Modi, brief him on currency transportation

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New Delhi, Dec 1: The chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office in Parliament and reportedly briefed him about the IAF's efforts in transporting new curency on aircraft across the country.

Talking to media after his meeting with the Prime Minister Modi, Air Chief Marshal Raha said, "As many aircraft are needed to transport the currency across the country, we will a range.'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address to the nation on November 8, has announced tha Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will no longer be legal tender from November 8 midnight. He had said the government has declared a "decisive war" against black money and corruption, and this regard the old currency noted would be replaced by a new Rs. 500 and a Rs. 2000 currency note.
After Rahul Gandhi, hackers hack Congress Twitter account

After Rahul Gandhi, hackers hack Congress Twitter account

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New Delhi, Dec 1: After hackers broke into Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter account last evening, the Indian National Congress official account was hacked Thursday morning. Even as Congress media in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala warned "unscrupulous, unethical and roguish" troll of legal action, and the Congress party lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police's Cyber Cell, unfazed hackers seemed to have their own way by posting obscenities on the timeline.

Surjewala told yesterday, "The Congress party has taken the issue very seriously. We will be lodging a formal complaint with the Cyber Police and we sincerely hope that the government will show sincerity of purpose in investigating those who are perpetuating this crime and will punish them withing a time-bound frame.

Surjewala said, "It is extremely sad that office of Rahul Gandhi twitter account has been hacked. Such lowly tactics will not drown the voice of reason nor will it deter Rahulji from continuing to raise people's voice."

Raising his concern on the lack of digital safety in India, the Congress leader said, "It is also a matter of concern for government, which talks about online transactions and financial platforms. If Rahul Gandhijs Twitter account could be hacked, then every digital info can be assessed, can be mopped, and can me modified.