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Rise in Sea Level 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“According to the fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global mean rate of sea level rise was 1.7 mm per year between 1901 and 2010. As per the studies carried out by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the sea levels are changing at different rates along the Indian coast.
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Mallya, Modi, Choksi are product of Congress govt: Piyush Goyal after govt passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 19.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill aimed at preventing culprits from evading the legal process and fleeing the country was today passed by the Lok Sabha, as the opposition questioned the goverment's sincerity in taking any action against them. The House later passed the legislation by a voice vote as Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said the government had brought an ordinance before introducing the bill in Parliament which reflected its ‘aggressiveness’ in acting against black money and such offenders. Goyal also asked why the UPA government had not brought a legislation like this. He said the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2013 gave power to the agencies to seize properties which are not only in the name of offender, but also the ones that are 'benami'. To opposition demand to bring the bill with retrospective effect to book offenders who have already fled, Goyal said it was not possible as the legislation was and the government "knows how to bring the accused to book". During the almost two-hour long ...
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Reversion to old pension scheme 19.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In accordance with the scheme for National Pension System (NPS), as notified vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs)’s Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003, the System is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service (except armed forces) from 01.01.
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Status of Appointment of Lokpal 19.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 came into force w.e.f. 16.01.2014. The Government initiated the process for appointment by convening the Selection Committee meeting on 03.02.2014.  The Selection Committee under section 4(1) of the Act, also constituted an eight Member Search Committee on 21.02.
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Change in Civil Service Recruitment and Allocation Rules 19.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
There is no proposal to alter the existing mode of recruitment to civil services through Civil Services Examination (CSE) which is conducted according to the CSE Rules notified by the Government every year.
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Hindu population in Bangladesh increasing: Sushma Swaraj tells Raja Sabha 19.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Countering perception that the population of Hindus in Bangladesh was declining, the government today quoted official records of that country to state that it has instead risen by two per cent in 2017. Responding to questions in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said the government has from time to time raised the issue of the plight of minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries at the bilateral level and made efforts to take them to a logical conclusion. She urged members to pass the Citizenship Act amendment bill, pending in the Upper House, to help resolve issues pertaining to atrocities and attacks on minorities, including those in Pakistan. "About the demographic changes in Bangladesh, as per statistics of the Bangladesh Bureau, in 2011 there were 8.4 per cent Hindus in the country, which has risen to 10.7 per cent in 2017. "A perception that Hindus are migrating from Bangladesh and that their population is falling, has been formed," she told the House. Swaraj ...
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Save RTI, changes proposed by Centre will make it useless: Rahul Gandhi 19.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked the BJP government over proposed changes to the Right to Information Act, saying they will render the law useless. The proposed amendment s, circulated among Members of Parliament, seek to do away with the parity given to information commissions with the Election Commission in terms of salary, allowances and conditions of service, RTI activists have said said. Every Indian deserves to know the truth and the BJP wants to hide the truth. The BJP believes the truth must be hidden from the people and they must not question people in power. The changes proposed to the RTI will make it a useless Act, Gandhi said on Twitter. He added that the changes being suggested must be opposed by every Indian". Gandhi tagged a letter by the National Campaign for People's Right to Information, which has challenged the amendments on grounds that thy undermine the independence of information commissions. The government yesterday said it is considering a proposal to amend the ...
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Cabinet approves MoU between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and "National Board of Accountants and Auditors, Tanzania 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA), Tanzania to  establish mutual co-operation framework in the areas of Member Management, Professional Ethics, Technical Research, Continuing Professional Development, Professional Accountancy Training, Audit Quality Monitoring, Advancement of Accounting Knowledge, Professional and Intellectual Development.
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Illegal Occupation of Waqf Land 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
As per provisions of section 32 of the Waqf Act 1995 as amended, general superintendence of all auqaf  in a State is vested with the State Waqf Board (SWB) and the Waqf Board is empowered to manage the waqf property and take legal action against unauthorized occupation and encroachment of such properties.
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Amendment in RTI Act 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Government is considering a proposal to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005.   A notice of intention has been given to introduce “The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018” in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and its passage during the current session of Parliament.
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PM Narendra Modi meets all to put House in order 18.7.2018 DNA: Top News
A day before the commencement of the Monsoon Session, the prime movers in the Capital showed indications that the Session is in for some stormy proceedings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened an all-party meet, urging Opposition leaders to let the House function smoothly. During the meeting, PM Modi said that he hoped that each party would raise issues of public importance in the larger interest of the country. "The entire country expects and hopes Parliament will function and debate issues of national interest," said parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar. Since this Session could either be the last or the second-last full session ahead of the 2019 General Elections, the government is leaving no stone unturned to get as many legislations passed as possible. Currently, there are 68 Bills pending in the Parliament. The Budget Session was a washout, with only 10 per cent of the working hours used to conduct business. The government claimed that the Opposition had assured them of smooth functioning ...
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Bihar Cabinet hikes compensation for rape, acid attack victims from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 7 lakh 17.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to increase the compensation amount for rape and acid attack victims in the state to Rs 7 lakh from the existing Rs 3 lakh, a top official said. Cabinet Secretariat Department's Special Secretary Upendra Nath Pandey said the decision to give nod to the 'Bihar Victim Compensation (Amendment) Scheme 2018', proposed by the law department, was taken in view of directions issued by the Union Home Ministry following the Supreme Court's judgement delivered in February 2016 in this regard. Last month, the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and the Centre jointly drew up a relief policy for rape and acid attack women victims offering minimum compensation amount of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 7 lakh, respectively. The Centre had asked all states to devise the compensation amount accordingly. "The amendment to the Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme, 2014, had become imperative on account of an amendment to the Centre's compensation scheme after the apex court judgement," ...
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Government holds All Party Leaders Meeting ahead of Monsoon Session 2018 of Parliament, beginning tomorrow 17.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Addressing floor leaders of parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha here today, ahead of the Monsoon Session 2018 of Parliament beginning tomorrow, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi said that Government gives huge importance to the issues raised by all Political Parties and urged all Political Parties to collectively strive to create a constructive atmosphere in Monsoon Session to achieve National Good.
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Section 377 hearing: Wouldn't wait for govt to strike down law if it violates fundamental rights, says SC 17.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
 The courts cannot wait for a "majoritarian government" to decide on enacting, amending or striking down a law if it violates fundamental rights, the Supreme Court asserted today. "We would not wait for the majoritarian government to enact, amend or not to enact any law to deal with violations of fundamental rights," a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra observed while hearing a batch of petitions seeking decriminalisation of consensual gay sex. The courts are not in obligation to wait and would act if any violation of fundamental right was brought before it, the bench, which also comprised Justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, said. The observations by the bench, which is dealing with a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, came when advocate Shyam George, appearing for some Apostolic Alliance of Churches and Utkal Christian Association, submitted that it was the legislature's job to decide ...
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Govt calls Rahul Gandhi's push for Women's Bill a gimmick 17.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to ensure the passage of the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill, prompting the government to call the move a political gimmick. Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Rahul's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed the double standard of Congress because it was in alliance with those who opposed the proposed legislation. "Will Congress break its alliance or ensure letters of support from them? BJP has always supported the Bill. It's Congress that is sitting with those opposed to it," he said. Rahul said the Bill should be passed during Parliament's Monsoon Session that starts on Wednesday. He offered his party's unconditional support to the Bill that promises to guarantee 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies. Rahul's letter also comes two days after Modi said that Rahul was siding with Muslim men but not with Muslim women. He accused the Opposition of being a hurdle ...
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DNA MONEY EXCLUSIVE: NFRA's sweeping rules to change after ICAI pressure 16.7.2018 DNA: Money
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is set to stop the power of creating Accounting Standard and educational training for auditors from slipping into the hands of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), a new regulatory body formed to tighten the noose around fraudulent auditors. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) called for a meeting on July 18 regarding NFRA final rules, which are likely to be notified this week. An MCA source told DNA Money that some rules for NFRA will be tweaked, mainly related to accounting standard and educational training. "After input from ICAI, certain objections are being considered and it would change accordingly. The changes will include "power of creating accounting standard", and "separate educational training programme for auditors," said the source. However, the MCA was unlikely to give any relaxation in the final rules for disciplinary action. The draft rules released and circulated by MCA provide for stringent provisions against ...
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DNA MONEY EXCLUSIVE: Competition Commission approval may be needed for buying rival company under IBC 16.7.2018 DNA: Money
A company bidding for a stressed asset in the same sector in which it is operating will now have to get the Competition Commission of India's (CCI's) approval ahead of finalisation of bids during insolvency process, sources said. This is a part of the latest round of amendments proposed by the government in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016. It will also include changes to bring down the cost of the resolution process for homebuyers, fixed deposit as well as debenture holders, sources said. "These amendments are likely to be taken up by the Cabinet for approval in its next meeting as early as Wednesday," sources in the corporate affairs ministry told DNA Money. "The IBC (Amendment) Bill will be tabled before Parliament during the monsoon session," a source said. Once the latest set of proposed changes come into force, the CCI nod will be required before approval of the resolution plan by the Committee of Creditors (CoC) in combination cases, as per the amendment proposed in Section 31(4) of ...
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Supreme Court rejects Maharashtra govt's plea, FY admissions restart 14.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Admissions for first year of degree colleges will resume and the second merit list will be declared on Saturday, July 14, announced University of Mumbai (MU) on Friday. The decision to resume the admission process comes after the Supreme Court dismissed the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the Maharashtra State government and MU challenging Bombay High Court's decision to quash reservation for students from backward categories in minority institutions. MU has issued a revised schedule for the admission process, which was halted by the State after the first merit list was declared. The second merit list, which was scheduled for June 22 which will now be declared on July 14, and third and final merit list will be out on July 18. "This is a big relief to students," said Ashok Wadia, principal of Jai Hind College in Churchgate, adding, "We will start the admission process as soon as the university sends us the revised schedule." Meanwhile, various student wings have decided to meet leaders from ...
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Karnataka puts hold all promotions till clarification from SC 13.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
 The Karnataka government today said it will put on hold all promotions until there is clarity from the Supreme Court, which is hearing a case related to consequential reservation in promotions. The case is scheduled to come up for hearing in the Apex Court on July 27. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Krishna ByreGowda stated this while replying to an issue raised by BJP MLAP Rajeev over delay in implementing the 'Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the post in the civil services of the state) Act, 2017.' President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the bill last month, which the state government subsequently notified. Raising the issue in the assembly, Rajeev sought to know from the government the reasons for the delay in implementation. "Despite being passed by both houses and the President signing it, the government is not implementing it. Why is the government delaying it when there is no stay on this?" he asked. Gowda ...
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Change in Tariff Value of Crude Palm Oil, RBD Palm Oil, Others – Palm Oil, Crude Palmolein, RBD Palmolein, Others – Palmolein, Crude Soyabean Oil, Brass Scrap (All Grades), Poppy Seeds, Areca Nuts, Gold and Silver Notified New Delhi, 13th July, 2018 13.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient so to do, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.
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