India Votes in Favour of UNHRC Resolution on Gaza

India voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

K N Tripathi is New Governor of West Bengal

Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker and five-time MLA Keshari Nath Tripathi was sworn-in as the 20th Governor of West Bengal. Tripathi, who will turn 80 this November was administered the oath of office

Exercise MALABAR 2014

Exercise Malabar is a complex, high-end operational exercise that has grown in scope and complexity over the years.

Four New Central Universities Approved

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to set up four new Central Universities, viz;

Latest Cabinet Decisions


Steps Taken to Meet Increasing Energy Demand

During the year 2013-14, the consumption of petroleum products was 158.2 MMT against a total production of 35.5 MMT from indigenous sources.

India’s Trade With Neighbouring Countries

India enjoys trade surplus with all members of SAARC comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

TRAI Recommends Sharing of Telecom Spectrum

In a move that could help companies significantly reduce cost of mobile services, telecom regulator TRAI recommended allowing sharing of all categories of airwaves

New System by OECD to Curb Tax Evasion

In a major development in the fight against black money, multilateral grouping OECD unveiled a ‘single global standard’

Mega Food Parks in the Country

 During Eleventh Plan, Government approved taking up of 30 Mega Food Parks Projects in the country.

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