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Election Commission To Use Next Generation EVMs by 2018; Set To Replace 9.3 Lakh EVMs

Next Generation EVM

Amid the rising concerns over the uses of EVMs, the Indian Election Commission has decided to replace 9,30,430 EVMs purchased before 2006 as the older machines are nearing their 15-year life cycle. The Election Commission has decided to buy next generation electronic voting machines or EVMs. Many political parties including Congress, AAP and Samajwadi Part have questioned the Election Commission ... Read More »

No Plans To Introduce Rs. 21 And Rs. 51 Notes: Government

Rs. 1000

The government has no plans to introduce any new currency notes in near future. Reverting to a query asked by actor turned BJP MP Paresh Rawal regarding rumors of launching Rs. 21 and Rs. 51 rupee currency notes, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal gave in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, claiming that the government is not considering any ... Read More »

80,000 Gram Panchayats Are Broadband Enabled: Government

80,000 Gram Panchayats Provided With Broadband

In a very positive development for the gram panchayats, the government of India has indicated that around 80,000 gram panchayats have been enabled with broadband connectivity under BharatNet program. The government is also aiming to extend the facility to 1 lakh more gram panchayats by the next month. The Communications Minister Manoj Sinha claimed that under BharatNet pragram phase-I, a total of ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump Called PM Narendra Modi To Congratulate For Assembly Polls Victory

TrumpCalls Modi

In a surprising development, the US President Donald Trump called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him for BJP’s victory in recently concluded Assembly polls. PTI sources have confirmed the development and quoted White House for the news update. Narendra Modi led BJP is in centre since 2014 and scored a tremendous victory in recently concluded assembly election. The ... Read More »

Indian Firms ‘Gaming’ H-1B Visa System: US Lawmaker Darrell Issa

H1-B Visa

In a direct attack on Indian IT firms, the California Congressman Darrell Issa claimed that Indian IT firm have tweaked the H-1B Visa System. He also claimed that his recently introduced law of  increasing the salary of H-1B workers will bring the best talents to the US and help fix the flaws in the existing H-1B system. Congressman Darrell Issa attacked the Indian IT firms ... Read More »

Kolkata To Host Under 17 FIFA World Cup Final 2017

FIFA Under 17 World Cup

Kolkata is known as the city of joy and the city erupted in the joy as the FIFA Tournament Director Javier Ceppi made the announcement that Kolkata will host the final of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup. The audience applauded the announcement at the Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium where the press conference was being held as the city prepared to soak in the ... Read More »

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016 Passed In Parliament; No Punishment For Suicide

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In a very positive development today at the parliament, the Mental Healthcare Bill 2016 was passed ensuring the rights for mental healthcare and services for mental illness as well as discriminating suicide. The landmark bill got approval from the Lok Sabha to become the legislation. It was passed by Rajya Sabha in August 2016. The bill will ensure that every person utilizes ... Read More »

Indian Racially Abused And Assaulted In Australia

Li Max Joy

In an another racial attack on an Indians, a group of teenagers assaulted Indian student and hurled racial abuses at him at a restaurant in Australia’s Hobart. Li Max Joy was the second victim of such racial attacks this week, who is from Meenadom in Kottayam, got minor injuries on his head when a five-member gang of teenagers, including a woman, attacked him ... Read More »

India’s Current Account Deficit Jumps To 1.4% Of GDP In December Quarter: RBI

CAD

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revealed that the current account deficit (CAD) widened to $7.9 billion in the Oct.-Dec. quarter of the current financial year. The current CAD is 1.4% of GDP as compared with $3.4 billion, or 0.6%, recorded in the preceding quarter. CAD was $7.1 billion in the third quarter of the fiscal 2015-16. The RBI has ... Read More »

Fraud Alert: 23 Universities And 279 Technical Institutes Are Fake In India; UP And Delhi Tops The List

UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has identified the fake universities and institutions operating in India. The UGC and AICTE has also advised the students to use various measures to check the authenticity of the university or the institute before taking admission. Out of the 23 fake universities operating in India without UGC ... Read More »

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