Govt announces new exchange traded fund ETF, Bharat-22

AMN /  New Delhi Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) named BHARAT -22 which consists of 22 scrips including ONGC, IOC, SBI and Axis Bank. ICICI Prudential AMC will be the ETF Manager and Asia Index Private Limited will be the Index Provider. The index will be rebalanced annually. … Continue reading Govt announces new exchange traded fund ETF, Bharat-22

Govt launches portal e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi

The government launched a portal e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi (e-RaKAM) which will provide a platform to sell agricultural produce. e-RaKAM is a first of its kind initiative that leverages technology to connect farmers of the smallest villages to the biggest markets of the world through internet. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and … Continue reading Govt launches portal e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi

NIA custody of Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law, 3 others extended

The NIA custody of four Kashmiri separatists, including the son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was today extended by 10 more days by a Delhi court in a terror funding case. Special Judge OP Saini, however, sent three other separatists to judicial custody for a month after the National Investigation Agency did not … Continue reading NIA custody of Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law, 3 others extended

Row over change in name of Mughalsarai Junction

AMN Opposition Samajwadi Party members forced a brief adjournment of the Rajya Sabha during the Zero Hour today over the proposed renaming of Mughalsarai railway station as the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay station in Uttar Pradesh. Raising the issue, Naresh Agrawal asked how can the government change the name which is in existence since long. … Continue reading Row over change in name of Mughalsarai Junction

Egypt court jails 50 policemen over strike

WEB DESK An Egyptian court has jailed 50 policemen for three years after convicting them on charges related to a strike earlier this year. State media reported the low-ranking policemen were also fined 330 US dollar by the South Sinai court.  It reported the policemen had gone on strike in January to protest reduced holidays … Continue reading Egypt court jails 50 policemen over strike

3 Indian-Americans get key positions in U.S.

AMN / United States, the Senate has unanimously confirmed three Indian-Americans to key government positions. The Senate confirmed Neil Chaterjee as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Vishal Amin as Intellectual Property (IP) Enforcement Coordinator in the Trump administration. Krishna Urs was confirmed as the US ambassador to Peru. A career foreign … Continue reading 3 Indian-Americans get key positions in U.S.

Salman Khan appears before court in Rajasthan

AMN Salman Khan appeared before a court in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, today and filed the bail bonds worth Rs 20000. The court had summoned him while hearing an appeal by the state government challenging his acquittal by the trial court in a case against him under Arms Act. The Court has now listed the matter … Continue reading Salman Khan appears before court in Rajasthan

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 878 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 04th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 878.23 lakh hectare as compared to 855.85 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 280.03 lakh ha, pulses in 121.28 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 156.95 lakh ha, sugarcane … Continue reading Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 878 Lakh Hectare Area

Aadhaar required for registration of death from 1st October

AMN / NEW DELHI   Aadhaar number will be now required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for death registration from 1st October this year. In a notification, Registrar General of India(RGI) said, the use of Aadhaar for the applicants of Death Certificate will result in ensuring accuracy of the details … Continue reading Aadhaar required for registration of death from 1st October

Parliament House ready for Election of Vice President of India

A Akhter / New Delhi Special arrangements have been made at Parliament House for the election of the Vice President of India. The voting to elect the next Vice President will be held tomorrow August 5th . There is a straight fight between NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu and Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Mr Naidu … Continue reading Parliament House ready for Election of Vice President of India