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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 …

8 Indian startups secure $30 mn commitments from Chinese investors

Eight Indian startups managed to acquire funding commitments to the tune of $ 30 million at the 2nd Startup India Investment Seminar held at Beijing. The event was organized to expose Chinese venture capitalists and investors to the promising Indian startups and also help Indian startups to reach out to the large Chinese investors for …

UK and EU agree with the text of draft withdrawal agreement

The British cabinet is established to meet for a crucial meeting on Wednesday after UK and EU negotiators agreed to the text of a draft withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Tuesday. A Downing Street spokesperson confirmed that a cabinet meeting is because it takes place to decide the next steps, following discussions in Brussels. “Cabinet …

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ likely to make landfall by Thursday evening

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ looks to be slowing down a bit on its tracks, prompting India Met Department (IMD) to delay its landfall from tomorrow morning to evening. Global models confirmed that the cyclone enjoys a favorable environment to sustain, with a low to moderate wind shear, a good window effect on top, and suitably warm ocean …

tata Trusts, Social Alpha launch programme for entrepreneurs

The Tata Trusts and Social Alpha announced the starting up of the Social Alpha Entrepreneurs for Impact (E4i) programme, a 12-month fellowship programme, on Tuesday. E4i is designed to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators, and foster collaboration among the top educational, technical and philanthropic institutions. The programme looks to accomplish the lab-to-market journey by enabling …

India's E-Vault to Store Documents on Cloud Draws Crowds

An apex part of the “Digital India” initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the free government scheme that provides a virtual vault in cyberspace for the safe-keep of documents like birth certificates and property papers has attracted 830,075 people. As easy as opening an e-mail account, the free Digital Locker facility on a cloud, or …