The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Amendment of the bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) between India and the Netherlands by incorporating the “Country of Residence” Principle into the said SSA.
An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on 19 June 2017.
The 106th Session of International Labour Conference (ILC) was held from 5-16th June 2017. An Indian Tripartite Delegation led by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya participated in the ILC.
Kerala shifted tracks to a new phase in urban transport infrastructure, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicating the first phase of Kochi Metro to the nation.
India has been re-elected to the UN’s principal organ on economic, social and environmental issues for another three-year term. India was among 18 nations to win election to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Switzerland on 16 June 2017 ratified automatic exchange of financial account information with India and 40 other jurisdictions to facilitate immediate sharing of details about suspected black money, even as it sought strict adherence to confidentiality and data security.
The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of a new office to coordinate counter-terrorism efforts, a move welcomed by India as a “much awaited first step” that will align the world body with needs of the global community in the fight against the menace.
Connaught Place in Delhi has been ranked ninth most expensive prime office market in the world with an occupancy cost of $153.89 per square feet per annum, said a new survey.
Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2017, in mid-summer 2017.
India has moved up six places to 60th among 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017, emerging as the top-ranked economy in Central and South Asia.
Indians working across the globe sent home USD 62.7 billion last year, making India the top remittance-receiving country surpassing China, according to a UN report.
Former Chief Justice of India P N Bhagwati, considered a pioneer of judicial activism in the country for introducing the concept of PILs, died in New Delhi on 15 June 2017 after a brief illness, family sources said.
One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published on 15 June 2017 that put the US and New Zealand among the world’s worst performers for youth well-being.
In a significant victory for India at the UN, international law expert Neeru Chadha has won a crucial election to a top UN judicial body that deals with disputes related to the law of the sea,
Leo Varadkar, a 38-year-old Indian-origin doctor, scripted history by becoming Ireland’s youngest and the first openly gay prime minister of the Catholic-majority country, as he promised to build “a republic of opportunity”.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea. The Ministry has made it a national priority to bring health outcomes among children to a level equitable with the rest of the world.
The Union Cabinet on 14 June 2017 cleared a proposal to introduce a Bill in Parliament for setting up the Resolution Corporation to deal with bankruptcy in banks, insurance companies and financial entities.
India on 13 June 2017 ratified two key ILO conventions on child labour, according to a statement issued by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva.
The Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag was successfully flight tested in the desert ranges of Rajasthan.
Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning entertainers in the world.
Vijay Mallya, the embattled tycoon who is wanted in India on loan defaults to several banks, claimed that he has “enough evidence” to plead his case as a UK court granted him bail until 4 December.
The Union government was launched ‘Tele-Law’ – a programme aimed at providing legal aid services in rural areas through digital technology. The programme is a continuation to the Access to Justice Project to Marginalised Persons implemented by UNDP in 2008.
With just a few days left for Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout, the Centre is in favour of postponing by a few months the implementation of the E-Way Bill, which requires movement of good above Rs 50,000 to be to pre-registered online.
2D monolayers alone offer exciting opportunities to study the drastic and precise electrical control of magnetic properties. Scientists have for the first time discovered two-dimensional magnets that are formed by a single layer of atoms and may pave the way for more compact and efficient devices.
The GST Council on 11 June 2017 decided to revise tax rates on 66 products and widened the scope of a concessional tax payment scheme for small businesses and restaurants.
Rafael Nadal coasted to a record 10th French Open title on 11 June 2017, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final which also earned the Spaniard a 15th Grand Slam crown.
Furthering the agenda for cooperative federalism, NITI Aayog has launched SATH, a program providing ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ with the State Governments.
The Duma’s Information and Technology Committee has approved controversial draft legislation that would ban anonymity on online messengers. The Duma committee recommends the draft law for consideration of its first reading, after which the bill would return to committee for any necessary amendments.
The Supreme Court on 9 June 2017 ruled that it would be mandatory for Aadhaar holders to link Aadhaar with their permanent account number (PAN) for filing income tax returns (ITRs).
India improved its ranking by one notch to 9th position as one of the highest recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016, at a time global FDI flows fell, the UN trade and development agency said in its latest World Investment Report 2017.
India has signed a ground-breaking multilateral BEPS convention that will close loopholes in thousands of tax treaties worldwide. The multilateral instrument was signed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the OECD headquarters in Paris.
For the first time, three renowned Indian institutions — the Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the IITs Delhi and Bombay, have catapulted to the list of the top 200 global universities.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has identified some large stressed loan accounts for resolution as it steps in to directly fix the bad loan menace at Indian banks, after it was empowered by a recent banking ordinance to do so.
Petrol and diesel prices will be revised every day across the country from June 16, according to an official statement from public sector oil marketing companies.