02 May 2017
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.