Laying stress on quicker and efficient disposal system, the NITI Aayog on April 10 proposed an online redressal system for settling disputes. The Aayog chief Amitabh Kant released a handbook for small and medium-value cases that provisions to settle the disputes by using digital technology and arbitration. Mechanised by ICICI Bank and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, the system aims to expedite cost efficient redressal… read-more
The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana governments over the plea which demands decriminalisation of begging. The apex court said despite February 10 notice, only Bihar has submitted its response. It has deferred the submission date by three weeks. The plea filed by Vishal Pathak challenged the Delhi HC order, saying that the criminalisation of begging violates constitutional rights… read-more
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Following the months of tensed border relations, India and China have jointly agreed to maintain peace in Eastern Ladakh. During the 11th round of military talks held at the Chushul border, both the sides have agreed to "resolve outstanding issues in an expeditious manner". The Indian Army said that the two sides also agreed to "avoid any new incidents" and consider de-escalation of forces.
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The Supreme Court on April 8 criticised the Centre for failing to propose a water sharing scheme in the Cauvery dispute. Calling it a "sheer contempt" of its direction, the court asked the Water Resources Ministry to furnish Cauvery Management draft on May 14. However, the Centre said it could not met the parties concerned: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry (UT), due to the ongoing Karnataka Assembly polls campaigning.
World’s only single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, will soon undergo clinical trials in India. Reportedly, J&J have sought permission from CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation) to start bridging clinical trials with a small number of participants. Moreover, it has partnered with Biological E to broaden its manufacturing in India. Notably, the bridging trials prove only the safety and… read-more
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The Indian government on April 8 gifted a 50-metre-long fast patrol naval vessel built by GRSE, Kolkata to Seychelles. Under the Centre’s developmental assistance, India also handed a 1MW solar power plant to Romainville Island of the island nation. During the virtual meet, PM Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan inaugurated a new magistrate court building and 10 community development projects built by the Indian High… read-more
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IT service management company Gartner has predicted a massive spending boost of $93 billion in India's IT sector in 2021. The prediction reported 7.3% increase from 2020 figures which is lower than the global average increase of 8.4%. Devices and enterprise software sector will see the highest growth as businesses continue to innovate their workforce, it added. Notably, Cloud will garner the major software growth in India during 2021.
The New Zealand government, on April 8, announced a temporary ban on the entry of travellers from India. Extending the ban to even its own citizens, the island nation has imposed suspension for April 11 to April 28. "The resumption would be finalised after considering the risk management measures," said PM Jacinda Ardern. Witnessing the second wave of COVID-19, India has been reporting over 1,00,000 cases on daily basis.
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The Customs Department at Mangaluru International Airport have arrested three people and confiscated 2.8 Kg of gold worth Rs 1.3 crore, on April 7. Accused Muhamad Ashraf had hidden gold under his feet, while Rajeesh had concealed gold under his large intestine, as four capsules in compound form. Reportedly, Muhamad Kalanad an another smuggler who was arrested by the security officials through the intelligence agency inputs.
Since the commencement of 'Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana' in 2015, the financial institutions in our country have sanctioned loans worth Rs 14.96 lakh crore to 26.68 crore beneficiaries. To boost entrepreneurship, the scheme has extended collateral free loans up to Rs 10 lakh. Besides, encouraging small businesses, the loans were also provided to manufacturers, traders and service sectors. Reportedly, the banks disbursed around Rs 2.66 lakh… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times