US sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees that includes Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen.
The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States.
Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department say that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible.
The same requirement, with some exceptions, holds for would-be refugees from all nations who are still awaiting approval for admission to the U.S.
India contributes $100,000 to UN tax fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues.
India has contributed USD 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution.
The UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Fund) received its first financial voluntary contribution from India, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Office for Financing for Development Office announced.
The UN Tax Trust Fund aims to support the work of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Committee).
US to sell $366.2 million C-17 Globemaster aircraft by Boeing to India
The Trump administration’s decision to sell one C-17 transport aircraft to India by the US will improve its capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements
The proposed sale of C-17 transport aircraft by Boeing at an estimated cost of is USD 366.2 million includes one missile Warning System, one Countermeasures Dispensing System, one Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder and precision navigation equipment.
Alibaba & Tencent among The World’s Smartest Companies in 2017 according to the MIT Technology Review.
China’s companies are joining the world’s smartest companies. That’s according to the recently published MIT Technology Review’s annual listing of the 50 smartest companies, which surveys both small and large companies based on their ability to innovate and execute.
Overall, seven Chinese companies made it to the list this year with Tencent (8th position) and Alibaba 41th.
Dr Jitendra Singh launched new training programme called Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training (COMMIT) to improve the public service delivery mechanism
Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a new training programme (COMMIT) for State Government officials. The objective of this training programme is to improve the public service delivery mechanism and provide citizen centric administration through capacity building of officials who interact with the citizens on day-to-day basis.
The new training programme will supplement the earlier training programme and the advantage of COMMIT is that it is cost effective and has the potential to cover about 3.3 lakh officials annually, compared to 10,000 officials under existing 12-Day Induction Training Programme (ITP).
The programme will cover approximately 74,000 State Government officials in the financial year 2017-18. It will be of 28 hours duration which will include e-Modules for 20 hours and face-to-face training for 8 hours.
The programme will be implemented through State Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs).
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) launched web application for free Legal Services to Prisoners, developed through the NIC
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) on Wednesday launched a Web Application for free Legal Services to prisoners, and the Legal Services Management System developed through the NIC.
Through the Web Application, the information regarding legal representation of individual prison inmates will be fed by the State Legal Services Authorities and District Legal Services Authorities.
The software will, therefore, be able to generate reports showing total number of inmates, number of inmates unrepresented, number of inmates represented by legal services lawyers, and number of inmates represented by private lawyers.
Govt. unveils new hydrocarbon policy that is expected to open up 2.8 million square kilometres of sedimentary basins for exploration
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday introduced a new oil and gas block licensing policy that is expected to open up 2.8 million square kilometres of sedimentary basins to exploration and production activities.
The lack of seismic sedimentary basin data has been hampering the oil and gas exploration and production sector and that 52% of India’s sedimentary basins have not been appraised yet.