Monthly Archives: July 2017

ZED Scheme for MSMEs


The Government has launched a new scheme namely “Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme”. The objective of the scheme for promotion of Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) manufacturing amongst micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and ZED Assessment for their certification so as to: • Develop an Ecosystem for Zero Defect Manufacturing in MSMEs. • Promote adaptation ...

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Chinese troops transgress into Barahoti in Uttarakhand


Chinese border guards entered one kilometre into Indian territory and threatened shepherds grazing cattle in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, official sources said today. The incident took place on the morning of July 25 when a group of shepherds were asked to vacate the land by troops of the People’s Liberation Army, officials in the know said on ...

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10 killed in Venezuela violence


A wave of bloodshed swept Venezuela on Sunday as troops cracked down on violent protests against elections to choose the members of a powerful assembly that President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new constitution. Protesters attacked polling stations and barricaded streets around the country, drawing a bloody response from security forces, who opened fire with live ammunition in ...

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Man from Punjab cons 200 doonites of Rs 16 lakh


The Dehradun police on Sunday arrested a Punjab resident for duping around 200 city residents of around Rs 16 lakh by offering them fixed monthly profit under a fake vehicle advertisement scheme. The accused, Rajveer Singh alias Manpreet Singh, hails from Budhlada in Mansa district of Punjab. He was absconding since last one year and was arrested from the ISBT ...

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Railways to stop providing blankets in AC coaches; increase coach temperature to 24


After a recent report on the railways by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) which highlighted too many things that needed to be fixed, including hygiene and cleanliness, the railways has sprung into action. It has started providing blankets with covers in AC first-class coaches. “We now provide blankets with covers in AC first class. The service has ...

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PM to visit Assam on Aug 1 to review flood situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam on August 1 to review the flood situation in the state. This was conveyed by the Prime Minister’s Office to Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal today, a statement issued by the Assam government said. The floods have claimed 79 lives in the north-eastern state so far. The prime minister’s visit comes amidst criticism ...

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Gadkari for concrete roads across the country


Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said all the roads in the country would be converted into cement-concrete ones to ensure their stability and durability. “In Mumbai, the cement concrete roads built 20 years ago are still in a good shape. But some political leaders, bureaucrats and contractors do not wish that such roads should be constructed in Mumbai,” Gadkari ...

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Panama case: Sharif steps down after SC disqualifies him


Nawaz Sharif today resigned as Pakistan Prime Minister after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office and ruled that graft cases be filed against the beleaguered leader and his children over the Panama Papers scandal. It is the third time the 67-year-old veteran politician’s term as premier has been cut short. The much-awaited verdict plunged Pakistan into a ...

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Actor Inder Kumar dies after suffering from massive heart attack


Bollywood actor Inder Kumar, who starred in Salman Khan’s “Wanted”, died due to a massive heart attack here today. He was 43. According to family sources, the actor suffered a heart attack at around 12:30 AM while he was at his residence in Four Bungalows, Andheri. He will be cremated today at Yaari Road Shamshaan Bhoomi around 6PM. Inder worked ...

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US Admiral ready to nuke China if Trump gives orders


US Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift was responding to a hypothetical question at an Australian National University security conference following a major joint US-Australian military exercise off the Australian coast. The drills were monitored by a Chinese intelligence-gathering ship off northeast Australia. Asked by an academic in the audience whether he would make a nuclear attack on China next ...

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