Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the integrated case management system of the Supreme Court - the first step taken by the top court towards becoming a paperless and digital. The Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was also present at the inauguration.
India and Russia on 10 May 2017 reviewed their bilateral cooperation in a range of sectors, including civil nuclear, trade and investments, ahead of the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 1.
As India completes six months of demonetisation on 8 May 2017, a United Nations report assessing its impact said the government needs to take more measures to unearth all forms of undeclared wealth and assets as note ban by itself will not impede future black money flows.
Natco Pharma said it has launched generic sofosbuvir 400 mg/velpatasvir 100 mg tablets, used for treatment of chronic hepatitis C, in India. The company has launched a generic version of sofosbuvir 400 mg/velpatasvir 100 mg fixed dose combination in India under the brand name 'Velpanat', Natco Pharma said in a BSE filing.
Haryana Vidhan Sabha passed the Haryana Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 during the one-day special session, making it the eighth state to have passed the Bill. Prior to Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have already passed the GST Bill.
The Supreme Court upheld the death sentence on all four convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gang-rape. Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur were convicted on charges of brutally raping and assaulting a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a bus that led to her death.
India on 4 May 2017 test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni II missile having a strike range of more than 2,000 km from an island off the Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. The test, however, did not meet all the desired parameters.
The Memorandum of Agreements (MoAs) for purchase of 1000 MW wind power under MNRE’s first wind auction Scheme were signed here today between PTC India, the trading company, and Discoms of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Odisha and Assam.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) recently demonstrated a solar hybrid electric car, designed and developed using in-house resources, at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvanathanapuram. Isro made an announcement about this environment-friendly car.
Ahead of India's quadrennial review by the UN's human rights body, a rights group has said the international community should call on India to stop targeting NGOs for criticising the government and demanded action for prosecuting vigilante attacks on minorities.
The much-awaited Real Estate Act comes into force on 1 May 2017. However, only 13 states and Union Territories have so far notified rules under the Act which, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, will enable only regulation of the sector and not “strangulation”.
The Modi government’s recent gazette notification — following a UN resolution — prohibiting any training to North Korean military personnel in India reflects the position of the current regime which stopped training officers from the Far East Asian country since 2016.
Steering clear of accusing China for the maritime disputes in the South China Sea (SCS), the 10-country Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has, instead, focused on a regional trade pact and shoring up economies of some of the lesser developed countries in the grouping.
The Niti Aayog has suggested introduction of a ‘judicial performance index’ to check delay in trial and address the issue of pendency of cases. Asserting that corruption cases get held up in the judicial system inordinately, the policy think-tank has also recommended putting a time-limit for processing them.
Scientists at IIT Roorkee have used the juicy, delectable Indian summer fruit Jamun to create inexpensive and more efficient solar cells. Researchers used naturally occurring pigment found in jamun as an inexpensive photosensitiser for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSCs) or Gratzel cells.
China's first amphibious aircraft, stated to be the largest in the world, successfully conducted its first glide test in the Chinese city of Zhuhai as it braced for its maiden flight. Other tests and check-ups are under way, according to the China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co Ltd.
People in Karnataka faced corruption the most in accessing public services, a think-tank has claimed, based on its survey in 20 states. The Centre for Media Studies (CMS) released its 11th round of the the annual corruption study -- 'CMS India Corruption Study 2017'.
A ward in the district Kottayam became India's first digitalised panchayat ward. Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar inaugurated the website of the first digitalised panchayat ward number 15 of Aymanam grama panchayat at a function held at a temple premises.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Sri Lanka, both sides will collaborate in a host of energy and infrastructure projects across the island. The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi says the MoU provides a road map that will require further discussions.
Indicating that inequality in India is increasing, a UN report released on 27 April 2017 said that the richest one per cent own 53 per cent of the country's wealth. It also said that unlike other countries, development in India is not moving across states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on 28 April 2017 held detailed discussion on bilateral and regional issues and agreed on the need for all countries to decisively act against states that shelter and sustain violence factories in their regions.
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector on 27th April, 2017. Simultaneously, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will also flag off the inaugural UDAN flights on Kadapa – Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad sectors.
In a setback to India, an international arbitration panel has rejected its demand for a stay on an arbitration initiated by British oil explorer Cairn Energy plc against a Rs 10,247 crore retrospective tax notice.