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Take the lead in the fight against climate change Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to developed nations

The climate output of developing nations are ambitious despite their contribution to climate change is minimal, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday, asking developed nations to fulfill their climate obligations “expeditiously”. Labeling the ministerial meet of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) countries hosted by the Union Environment Ministry, Vardhan said developed countries …

CBI DIG corruption chargesLatest episode on crime thriller ‘Chowkidar is the thief’, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Tuesday commented that CBI DIG’s M K Sinha’s allegations of corruption against senior government officials in his affidavit to the Supreme Court are the newest episode of a crime thriller “Chowkidar is the thief” playing out in Delhi. “Officers are tired, trust is broken and democracy is crying,” Rahul Gandhi said, …

India, Bahrain likely to ink pact for cooperation in space technology

The Bahrain government is likely to pen an agreement with India early next year for cooperation in space technology, a Bahraini minister has said. In February next year, the Gulf nation, hopefully, will open a pact with Indian space agency ISRO for training and research reasons, Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications, …

Singapore eyes 14% growth in tourists from India

Singapore is expecting 14 per cent growth in tourist visited from India this year compared to 2017, and plans to tap the growing young traveller’s segment. “Last year (2017) was a record year where we received 1.27 million Indians travellers. This year, from January till September we have already got 1.08 million Indians. So seeking …

SpaceX gets the nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit

SpaceX got the permission this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s. The SpaceX network would massively multiply the number of satellites around Earth. Since the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was established in 1957, humanity has …

Congress claims 'fresh proof' of the alleged scam in Rafale deal, says it's a precursor to 'massive storm'

The Congress on Friday stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s silence on what it claimed is fresh proof of irregularities in the Rafale deal is a precursor to a “massive storm” the government is about to face. Congress leader Pawan Khera said Modi cannot leave his political and constitutional responsibility and accountability in the “biggest defence scam” of India and for the …

NASA probe beams back image of Jupiter’s swirling cloud

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has beamed back outstanding image of Jupiter, showing the gas giant’s multitude of colorful, swirling clouds. The image captures a various bright-white ‘pop-up’ clouds as well as an anti-cyclonic storm, known as a white oval, in Jupiter’s dynamic North Temperate Belt.  The image was taken on October 29 as the spacecraft performed …

Rafale deal Centre says procurement procedure ‘completely followed’

The Defence Procurement Procedure was “completely followed” in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and the deal was apparently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday. The Centre’s stand was reflected in a document given to the court, which had asked the government …

New Government Scheme May See Delhi Cabs Get Metres To Check Surge Pricing

A city taxi scheme being made by the Delhi government may include fixing fare meters to cabs operated through aggregator services like Ola and Uber to prevent surge pricing, an official said. A committee formed by the government to shape up the scheme has been working on compiling several suggestions, including one for installing fare …

Lt Governor Approves AAP Government's

Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday approved a Delhi government scheme for quality health care service for people of the city, without any income criteria. The scheme was passed by the AAP cabinet on December 12 and subsequently sent to Mr. Baijal for approval. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, took to Twitter to announce the development, …

Moody’s changes rating outlook on Tata Motors to negative

Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday altered Tata Motors’ rating outlook to negative from stable, citing expectations of the weak operating performance of the company’s British arm Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The rating agency has also confirmed that the ‘corporate family rating’ and the company’s senior unsecured instruments ratings at Ba2, which is considered to be …

PM Modi meets US Vice President Pence in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw US Vice President Mike Pence in Singapore on Wednesday on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit and the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral ties, comprising defense cooperation and the need for maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. Modi commenced his two-day visit to the country where he …