security

Airport processes given boost by IATA in India

Airport processes given boost by IATA in India

September 13, 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Bangalore International Airport Limited entered into a first of its kind Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week to promote cooperation in various sectors of operations in the airport.

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India bans some selfies during Independence Day week

India bans some selfies during Independence Day week

August 11, 2016

A selfie ban order was issued by the Tourism Ministry on Wednesday as part of security measures being implemented for the Independence Day celebrations.

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New Tribal battalion to fight Maoist Guerrillas in Chhattisgarh

New Tribal battalion to fight Maoist Guerrillas in Chhattisgarh

July 27, 2016

In order to enhance the security situation in Bastar district, Chhattisgarh, in Central India, the Centre (Union Home Ministry) is planning to raise a special battalion, Bastar Battalion, which will be done by recruiting people from the Bastar district only. There-fore, several r...

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Air pollution the root cause of 1.6 million yearly premature deaths in India

Air pollution the root cause of 1.6 million yearly premature deaths in India

June 28, 2016

A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report on energy and air pollution, ‘World energy outlook’ (WEO), estimated that air pollution causes 6.5 million premature deaths across the world in a year, with India alone being the contributor of 1.6 million premature deaths, al...

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Jammu & Kashmir schools open to differently-abled children

Jammu & Kashmir schools open to differently-abled children

June 24, 2016

More than 24,000 children with special needs have been enrolled in government schools in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (North) and the state government is also making efforts to convert all existing schools differently-abled friendly.

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Unexplored trekking routes of Kashmir

Unexplored trekking routes of Kashmir

June 24, 2016

Kashmir has the potential to become a prime trekking destination, as it has some of the best unexplored trekking routes in India. Once considered to be one of the favourite destinations for foreign tourists, Kashmir received a serious setback nearly three decades ago, due to the ...

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Why is India still not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group ?

Why is India still not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group ?

June 10, 2016

Where on one side India and U.S. are working shoulder to shoulder to help India enter into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), China and Pakistan are among other nations who are leading to oppose.

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After the death of a Congolese student in South Delhi

After the death of a Congolese student in South Delhi

May 26, 2016

The death of a Congolese post-graduate student in an altercation on Friday in New Delhi has sparked a major diplomatic controversy. African envoys protested and decided not to attend part of the Africa Day there. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured that ...

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Digital India

Digital India

May 25, 2016

  Keeping pace with the rest of the world, India has been moving to a digital economy fairly rapidly. However, there exists a ‘digital divide’ due to poor connectivity and other grey areas, which need to be addressed to leverage the digital economy. In response to some o...

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Increasing safety

Increasing safety

April 26, 2016

  From January 2017, no cell phone in India will be sold without a panic button. To make mobile phones a helpful medium for safety, especially for women, the government of India has declared that each cell phone must have a key panic button from next year without which a mobile ...

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Former French president in India

Former French president in India

April 12, 2016

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will visit India on April 13 and meet with the Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi, after their first encounter in Paris in April 2015. He is perceived as rather pro-business amongst Indian decision makers and is also surrounded, in the gen...

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India at UNESCO

India at UNESCO

March 14, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, on March 8, India seeks to prioritise girls’ education, also a UNESCO niche activity, through a slew of schemes. All of these schemes seek to transition the country to a more equitable and inclusive trajectory in pursuit of t...

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