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- NCRG under PM to fast track Namami Gange implementation
- India rejects Pak PM's offer of talks; US asks Pak to cooperate with India in Uri attack probe
- GST Council to hold its first meeting in New Delhi today (22.09.2016)
- Govt clears deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets
- UN ready to resume aid convoys in Syria
- Japan PM demands world find 'new means' to stop N.Korea
- Oxford tops the list as the world's leading university
- World Bank to invest Rs 1,000 cr. for improvement of inland waterways in Assam
NCRG under PM to fast track Namami Gange implementation
- To fast track the implementation of its ambitious Namami Gange programme, the government has decided to replace National Ganga River Basin Authority, NGRBA with National Council for River Ganga, to be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India rejects Pak PM's offer of talks; US asks Pak to cooperate with India in Uri attack probe
- India has reacted strongly to Pakistan Prime Minister's remarks at the UN and described them as non-factual and full of threat bluster. Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said, glorification of Hizbul terrorist by Nawaz Sharif at the world forum is an act of self-incrimination by Pakistan. Mr Akbar was addressing a press conference at the India's permanent mission in New York last night after Sharif's address to the UN General Assembly.
GST Council to hold its first meeting in New Delhi today
- Goods and Service Tax, GST, Council will hold its first meeting in New Delhi today. The council will decide on long pending issues of threshold limit for applicability of the tax as well as the limit for dual control between Centre and states. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will chair the meeting. AIR correspondent reports that the GST is a single indirect tax which will subsume most of the central and state taxes such as VAT, excise duty, service tax and central sales tax.The two-day meet of the GST Council is likely to iron out issues between Centre and states for rolling out the new indirect tax regime from 1st of April next year. The bill was unanimously passed by Parliament last month and over 18 States have ratified the bill.
Govt clears deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets
- The government has cleared the much anticipated deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets. Sources in the Defence Ministry said, the two countries will sign the final deal tomorrow in the presence of French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian.
UN ready to resume aid convoys in Syria
- The United Nations has said it is ready to resume aid convoys in Syria after halting operations in response to a deadly attack on an aid mission on Monday (19.09.2016). The UN envoy to Syria Staffan di Mistura told that the trucks will start rolling to some areas but carefully and cautiously.
Japan PM demands world find 'new means' to stop N.Korea
- Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that the world find a new way to halt the threat from North Korea after the long-sanctioned regime's nuclear and missile tests. Abe, addressing the UN General Assembly yesterday, said that calculations about North Korea needed to change after its latest actions including the state's test of what it said was a miniaturized nuclear bomb for a warhead.
Oxford tops the list as the world's leading university
- In the latest Times Higher Education world rankings index, Oxford topped the list as the world's leading university, followed by the California Institute of Technology, Stanford and Cambridge. The United States had 63 institutions in the top 200, while the UK had 32 and Australia had eight. Asian universities, with more rising up the list in 2016, the region's top institution National University of Singapore was ranked 24th. Six Australian universities have been ranked among the best 100 in the world, all improving on their 2015 results.
- No Indian educational institution has find place in the top 200 list. Indian Institute of Science of Bengaluru has been placed in the rank segment of 201 to 250 while IIT Bombay is in the 301 to 350 segment.
World Bank to invest Rs 1,000 cr. for improvement of inland waterways in Assam
- World Bank will invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees in Assam for the betterment of the inland waterways. It was conveyed to State Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.