Reliance Jio launches Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) , world’s longest 100Gbps submarine cable system across Asia and Europe
The company claims that it is the world’s longest 100Gbps technology-based submarine system and will stretch for over 25,000km from Marseille, France to Hong Kong.
It will have 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe.
The project is a combination of leading telecom service providers from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It will feature diversified Points of Presence (PoP) in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore), with three onward connectivity options in Europe (France, Italy and Greece)
K K Venugopal is appointed as Attorney General of India by the President
Senior lawyer and constitutional expert KK Venugopal has been appointed as the next Attorney General of India.
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved his appointment. The government will notify his appointment in a day or two. News18 was the first to report on June 27 that Venugopal was the frontrunner for the post.
SIERRA ODC building in Coimbatore gets world’s second highest green rating with an emphasis on increasing the efficiency of resources
SIERRA ODC building looks like any other IT office building from the outside. No posh or massive structure, but if you enter the office complex of this Coimbatore-based IT solutions company, you will realise what the so-called “Green Building” means and is much talked about.
The building incidentally has been recognised as the world’s second highest ranking Green Building, with a score of 103 out of 110 under LEED certification.
“The three-storeyed building has been designed and constructed with an emphasis on increasing the efficiency of resource use — be it energy, water or materials, while reducing its impact on human health and the environment through its entire life cycle.
Health Ministry’s mobile app eVIN wins GSMA Asia Mobile Award for outstanding contribution to the UN’s sustainable development goals
Indigenously developed mobile application for digitising vaccine logistics, eVIN, has won the prestigious GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2017 (AMO) for outstanding contribution to the UN’s sustainable development goals in Asia.
The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) is an online real-time vaccine logistics management system developed and implemented by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
eVIN is presently being implemented across 12 states in the country and aims to support the government’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in these states.
China is building the World’s 1st vertical ‘Forest City’ by the name Liuzhou Forest City to help clean up its pollution problem
After China’s Nanjing city became the first Asian city to be getting a vertical forest (by 2018), China is building a forest city – Liuzhou Forest City – which will boast urban settlements and vertical forests. And, this will help curb pollution by leaps and bounds.
Liuzhou Forest City will be built north of Liuzhou in the south and the mountainous province of Guangxi, an area of about 175 hectares along the Liujiang River.
The new city of 30,000 inhabitants will be able each year to absorb about 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of particulate matter and to produce about 900 tons of oxygen
The lower house of the German Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage after a brisk but emotional debate.
The historic decision came with a swiftness rare in Germany’s usually staid politics, just five days after Chancellor Angela Merkel unexpectedly relaxed her party’s opposition to same-sex marriage and allowed lawmakers to vote on the issue according to their consciences.
Germany will join Ireland, France, Spain and other nations in extending full marital rights to same-sex couples, including the right to adopt children.
6th Joint Trade Committee Meeting between India and Myanmar was held at New Delhi for facilitating issues related to enhancement of the bilateral economic partnership between the two countries
The 6th India – Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting co-chaired by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce & Industry from India and Dr. Than Myint, Union Commerce Minister from Myanmar was held at New Delhi.
The Joint Trade Committee plays a key role in facilitating issues related to enhancement of the bilateral economic partnership between the two countries.
Our bilateral relationship has been further strengthened by the high level exchanges between our countries. Prime Minister of India visited Myanmar in November 2014 for the Twelfth India-ASEAN Summit. State counsellor of Myanmar visited India in October 2016.
British PM Theresa May won Parliament confidence vote for its legislative plans.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative minority government secured lawmakers’ backing for its legislative plans by a narrow margin but only after making a sudden concession on abortion funding to stave off defeat.
The House of Commons voted by 323 to 309 to approve last week’s Queen’s Speech, which laid out the government’s agenda for the next two years.
GST comes into force on 1st of July 2017 after 17 years of debate.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) — India’s biggest tax reform since independence — tonight came into force after 17 tumultuous years of debate.
Some Pros of GST ;
1. GST reduces various indirect taxes running in the current regime, which will make the process of tax collection transparent and easy.
2. Some indirect taxes are again taxed on the tax account; this cascading effect is reduced with the implementation of GST, which would reduce the hidden costs of doing business.
3. It also fulfil the dream of making one nation one tax.
4. By implementing GST, inflation will be under control.
5. By making a common market, it will remove the state trade barrier.
Some cons of GST ;
1. For GST, service tends to be more expensive.
2. People might hesitate to adapt the change for new tax system.
3. Businessmen will have to change their strategy.
4. For manufacturing state, there will be a loss of revenue.
5. For some retail products where the tax rate is only 4% for the GST, it will be costlier.
National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering great opportunities to all to get aware about the roles, importance and responsibilities of the doctors as well as promote medical professionals to come closer and follow the responsibilities of their profession very dedicatedly.
It is celebrated on 1st of July on the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.