India and Indonesia have decided to hold their first-ever joint air combat exercise as well as enhance maritime security cooperation, according to sources. India and Indonesia have already been conducting joint army drills but now they were moving ahead and planning for joint air force exercise.
The Commerce Ministry has approved the pilot Revenue Insurance Scheme for plantation crops for protecting the growers from the risks such as yield loss, pest attacks and income decline caused by fall in prices.
Parliament passed a bill seeking to enable the Centre and state governments to specify industrial units which will have to pay wages only either through cheques or by transferring into bank accounts.
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution congratulated the State Government of Gujarat on becoming the first State in the country for establishing Cashless System for distribution of foodgrains.
A new pecking order has emerged for foreign tourist arrivals in India. The US, the traditional top source for arrivals, has lost the spot it held for years to Bangladesh. India’s neighbour has for the first time become the biggest source market for foreign tourists coming to the country.
India is taking its first steps to evolve a policy on synthetic biology, an emerging science whereby new life forms can potentially be made in labs and existing life forms — such as bacteria and other microbes — can be tweaked to exude specific proteins or chemically useful products.
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 hit their highest recorded level, the UN said today, with nearly 11,500 non-combatants -- one third of them children -- killed or wounded.