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Posted by Posted 05.09.2011 02:54 Categories: National Economy Tags: mobile telephony Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
37,184 villages in the country are yet to be connected with mobile connectivity as on March 2011
Before the Lok Sabha was to take up the impeachment motion against Calcutta high court judge Justice Soumitra Sen, the President signed the notification accepting his resignation, which was sent to her by the government
Usha Ananthasubramanian took over the charge of Executive Director on Tuesday.
Lobsang Sangay was elected “prime minister” of the so-called “Tibetan government-in-exile” and would take over the political duties relinquished by the religious leader Dalai Lama.
Duncan Fletcher, has been appointed coach of the Indian cricket team for a period of two years.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi as a co-conspirator with A Raja in its supplementary chargesheet filed in connection with the 2G scam.
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who inspired the country to its first World Cup title in 28 years is in the Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world for the year 2010.
The population of the country as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 is 1210.19 million of which 623.7 million (51.54%) are males and 586.46 million (48.46%) are females.Overall sex ratio at the national level has increased by 7 points to reach 940 at Census 2011 as against 933 in Census 2001.
UK telecom giant Vodafone has acquired 33 per cent stake of its Indian partner Essar in the joint venture Vodafone Essar for $5 billion (around Rs 22,500 crore).
100% FDI in development and production of seeds and planting material, floriculture, horticulture, and cultivation of vegetables & mushrooms under controlled conditions.
Tata Teleservices’ 26% Japanese partner, NTT DoCoMo, said it is planning to make an additional investment in the Indian company. DoCoMo plans to invest approximately R800 crore (or about 14.6 billion yen) based on its current stake in TTSL.
India's external debt, including commercial borrowings and non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits, went up by 13.9 per cent to $297.5 billion by the end of December 2010 from $261.2 billion as of March-end that year.
India's engineering exports grew by over 80 per cent in the April-February period of the current fiscal which is expected to end with USD 57 billion.
India continued its rise as top destination ranking 10th among the G-20 countries and China emerging on the top.Global clean energy finance and investment expanded in 2010 to $243 billion.
The Gujarat government has banned Joseph Lelyveld's controversial book, Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His struggle with India, which allegedly calls the Father of the Nation a racist and bisexual.
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The Union government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), along with Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand, signed a $43.84-million loan agreement towards the second tranche for an infrastructure development
The Centre has rewarded eight States for performing well in executing rural drinking water schemes during 2011-12.
Posted by Posted 03.04.2012 05:54 Categories: National Tags: broadcast rights of cricket in india star group
STAR Group wins the broadcast, internet, and mobile rights for cricket in India from July 2012 to March 2018.
Posted by Posted 02.04.2012 06:03 Categories: International Tags: myanmar by-elections aung san suu kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) are set to sweep the historic by-elections held in Myanmar for 45 parliamentary seats.
State Bank of India, has decided to waive guarantees and annual service fees for loans to small and medium businesses guaranteed under the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust scheme.
India and the European Union (EU) have joined hands for launching joint military operations in the Indian Ocean against piracy activities.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has adopted a resolution that focuses on the global burden of mental disorders and the need for a comprehensive, coordinated response from health and social sectors at the country level.
The Union government has begun to draft a new National Water Policy that calls for the privatisation of water-delivery services and suggests that it be priced so as to “fully recover” the costs of operation and administration of water-resources projects.
The Ministry of Environment and Forests has started mapping forest regions to identify “inviolate” areas, where ecologically dangerous activities such as mining may not be allowed.
All government higher educational institutions will have to mandatorily follow a standardised accounting system from the 2013 academic session to bring in more transparency, accountability and good governance.
Posted by Posted 19.01.2012 12:45 Categories: National Tags: pankaj pachauri communications adviser to pm
NDTV India senior editor and prime time anchor Pankaj Pachauri will be shortly joining the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) as Communications Adviser to the Prime Minister.
Posted by Posted 19.01.2012 12:08 Categories: National Tags: darjeeling tea geographical indication (gi)
A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or country).
Posted by Posted 19.01.2012 11:58 Categories: National Tags: programme for international student assessment (pisa)
India ranked second last among the 73 countries that participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted annually to evaluate education systems worldwide by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Secretariat.
Posted by Posted 15.01.2012 12:43 Categories: National Tags: green passport hybrid power telecom service providers
Government has directed all telecom service providers to ensure that at least half of all their towers in rural areas use hybrid power sources.