Ultra Mega Solar Power Project at Sambhar, Rajasthan

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Sambhar Salts Limited (SSL), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID),

Panel on Cost Audit Rules Set-up

The Union government set up an expert committee to look into the concerns raised by cost accountants over some provisions in the new Cost Records and Audit Rules.

AP Forms Panel for State Capital

Andhra Pradesh Government formed an advisory committee on the new capital city for the State with representation from the industry.

Philippines Allows Foreign Ownership of Banks

The Philippines has removed restrictions on foreign ownership of banks in the country under a new law that allows 100-per-cent foreign control.

Fake Indian Currency 3rd Highest in Switzerland

As debate on alleged black money of Indians in Swiss banks continues, the authorities in Switzerland have come across a significant quantum of fake Indian rupee notes in their country.

Defence Proposals Worth Rs 21,000 cr Cleared

The government cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft

New Species of Ctenomys Identified

Researchers has identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammal found throughout much of South America.

Typhoon Rammasun Hits Philippines

Typhoon season is underway in the Asia-Pacific, as the strongest storm so far this year tore its way through the Philippines and China.

Soil Fertility Maps of 19 States Prepared

Indian Institute of Soil Science has developed GIS based soil fertility maps of 19 states using data of different soil testing laboratories in the country.

Wheat Genome Unveiled

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) to which India is a partner published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence

Sixth BRICS Summit in Brazil

The acronym “BRICs” was initially formulated in 2001 by economist Jim O’Neill, of Goldman Sachs, in a report on growth prospects for the economies of Brazil,

3 Projects for Interlinking of Rivers Identified

Union Government has identified three projects for interlinking of rivers and according to government all such initiatives will be taken only when the concerned state governments give their concurrence.

Syria’s President Assad Begins 3rd Term

Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a¬†(7 year) third term as Syria’s president in a ceremony in Damascus.

Bolivia Legalizes Child Labour

Bolivia has passed a law authorizing children to work from age 10,

National Awards Given for Technology Innovation

The Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Ananth Kumar presented the 4th National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemical & Downstream Plastics Processing Industry

Nagoya Protocol Coming Into Force in Oct

India facilitated the entry into force of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.