A plenary meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has failed to take a decision on India’s application for its membership, but decided to discuss in November the issue of entry of non-Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signatories.

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The United Nations has awarded the West Bengal government the first place for Public Service for its “Kanyashree” scheme. The award ceremony was held at the World Forum, The Hague. A total of 552 projects from 62 countries were nominated for the award.

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Banks for the first time have been made accountable for misselling third-party products like insurance policies or mutual fund schemes. Customers can also file complaints against banks for problems with mobile and digital banking services.

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After abolishing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which was responsible for clearance of foreign direct investment proposals, the government is all set to scrap its public procurement wing called Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D).

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Chinese scientists have claimed a major breakthrough in magnetic detection technology which could find hidden metallic objects, including minerals and submarines.

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