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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Cabinet Approvals:January 18, 2017


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given some cabinet approval on 18 January 2017 are as follows:

1. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Serbia for cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics

2. Cabinet approves India’s Membership in the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 

3. Cabinet approves MoU on cooperation on Youth matters between India and Russia 

4. Cabinet apprised of the MoU between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation in the field of outer space 

5. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Vietnam In the field of cyber security 

6. Cabinet approves Trade Agreement negotiations with Peru 

7. Cabinet gives approval to the package for supporting Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) – Augmentation of Corpus of Credit Guarantee Trust Fund for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) 

8. Cabinet approves the Establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Jharkhand 

9. Cabinet approves MOU between India and the United Arab Emirates for cooperation in the field of Small and Medium Enterprises and Innovation 

10. Cabinet approves MOU between India and the United Arab Emirates for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors 

11. Cabinet approves amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme 

12. Cabinet approves MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates on Institutional Cooperation in Maritime Transport 

13. Cabinet approves MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency as per the provisions of the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW, 78) and amendments thereof 

14. Cabinet approves the exclusion of States from the investments of National Small Savings Fund

15. Cabinet approves MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates on Bilateral Cooperation in the Road Transport and Highways sector 

16. Cabinet approves the introduction of the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 to repeal 105 Acts. 

Cabinet clears proposals for listing 5 PSU general insurers


The Cabinet has given its in-principle nod for a listing of all the five general insurance companies.The five general insurance companies are the New India Assurance Company Ltd, United India Insurance Company Ltd, Oriental Insurance Company Ltd, National Insurance Company Ltd and General Insurance Company Ltd. The Centre's shareholding would be divested from 100% to 75% in one or more tranches over a period of time, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters after a Cabinet meeting.

Prez Mukherjee inaugurate 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal


President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Midnapore district in West Bengal. He is on a 4-day visit to West Bengal. The fair will display the rural handicraft skills of the people of the region. The different goods ranging from textile to terracotta will be on display. 

PNB, India Post Bank team up


Punjab National Bank and India Post Payments Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), whereby PNB will provide a technology platform for the pilot launch of IPPB on receipt of regulatory nod from the Reserve Bank of India.IPPB has been incorporated under the Department of Posts with 100% government equity.

Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club Hall of Fame


Cricket icon Kapil Dev was inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ at the Cricket Club of India on January 17, 2017.Former India player and Legends Club president Madhav Apte presented Kapil with a citation. He was already inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame on July 11, 2013.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Antonio Tajani elected president of European Parliament


Antonio Tajani of the EPP Christian Democrat group has been elected president of the European Parliament.The battle among the two Italians was won by Tajani on a vote of 351-282 in the decisive final round, which only the top two candidates could enter.

Karnataka allows sale of white kerosene in open market


The Karnataka government allowed to the sale of white kerosene in open market. State Food and Civil Supplies Minister UT Khader stated that the government has issued an order this effect.Those interested in selling white kerosene in open market can approach the office of the Food and Civil Supplies in their districts. 

India ranked 78th in global ‘Passport Index’


Indian passport has been ranked a lowly 78 in a global ranking of the world’s most powerful passports which was topped by Germany. Germany stands at the top with a visa-free score of 157, while Singapore overtakes South Korea and becomes the highest ranked Asian passport with a visa-free score of 156. 

Eugene Cernan, the Last Human on the Moon Passed Away at 82


The commander of Apollo 17 and the last man who walk on the moon, Astronaut  Eugene Cernan, the Last Human on the Moon has Passed Away at 82. Cernan was flied to space three times and to moon twice.

Former Chhattisgarh minister Tarun Prasad Chatterjee no more


Senior Congress leader and former state minister of  Chhattisgarh, Tarun Prasad Chatterjee has passed away .He was 68. Tarun was elected as member of Legislative Assembly for the first time from Raipur rural constituency in 1980, 1990, 1993 and 1998.