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India's non-adherence to parental child abduction protocols

The United States on Thursday accused India of not adhering to any protocols on international parental child abduction, claiming that 90% of requests for the return of abducted children remained “unresolved” for over a year.

Date: 18 May 2018

Drone policy soon to be rolled out by govt

The civil aviation ministry is in final stages of formulating the drone policy and it is expected to be released shortly, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said on May 16th.

Date: 18 May 2018

Govt to help affected telecom workers

Concerned at the job losses in the telecom sector, the government has begun helping the affected employees get alternative employment, and retrain and redeploy them, a top bureaucrat has said.

Date: 18 May 2018

HRD ministry soon invite institutes to start undergraduate degrees in apprenticeship

The ministry of human resource development has agreed to introduce undergraduate courses in apprenticeship after several rounds of high-level deliberations with the stakeholder ministries

Date: 18 May 2018

Facebook launches three new features

Facebook on Wednesday launched three new features, including allowing users to put up voice posts.

Date: 17 May 2018

National policy on biofuel approved by cabinet

The Cabinet approved the National Policy on Biofuels which allows doping of ethanol produced from damaged foodgrains, rotten potatoes, corn and sugar beet with petrol to cut oil imports by Rs 4,000 crore this year alone.

Date: 17 May 2018

Govt launches Green Skill Development Programme

In its bid to create over five lakh job opportunities by 2021 through green skills, the government on Monday launched a mobile application to begin enrolments in 30 expert course under its Green Skill Development Programme (GSPD).

Date: 17 May 2018

Low public participation in environment policymaking

The draft forest policy was made available on the ministry’s website in mid-March. The policy is focused on raising commercial plantations. It undermines two major gains of the last few decades; understanding forests as a complex ecological system, beyond their timber value and recognition to commun

Date: 16 May 2018

Public wants inclusive development

The results have fallen short of giving an absolute majority to any party, paving the way for alliances which has set in some uncertainty. Irrespective of which alliance comes to power, Karnataka needs a stable government that carries forward the development agenda.

Date: 16 May 2018

SC refused karnataka's plea to stall the Cauvery management scheme

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused Karnataka's repeated pleas to stall the Cauvery management scheme framed by the Centre till the dust settles on the government formation in the State.

Date: 16 May 2018
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