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- After land & air, Arihant set to complete India's N-triad
- India, Germany join hands for wind energy
- Brazil ready to push India's case at NSG
- Lost print of Indo-Pak movie traced to France
- Minority panel junks NHRC's Kairana report
- Cabinet may clear stake sale in 20 PSUs tomorrow
- Ashok Leyland launches 1st India-made electric buses
- Diageo opens new biz services centre, to hire 1,000 by 2017-end
- India is finally close to operationalising its long-awaited nuclear weapons triad -the capability to launch nukes from land, air and sea. Although the land-based Agni ballistic missiles as well as fighter bombers configured to deliver nuclear weapons have been available for a while, the triad's missing -and most potent -sea leg has been a big operational gap till Sources said on Monday that the country's first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant, propelled by an 83 MW pressurised light-water reactor at its core, was commissioned into service n August after extensive sea tri als since December 2014.INS Arihant's 750km and 3,500km missiles may be some what dwarfed by SLBMs (sub marine-launched ballistic missiles) with ranges of well over 5,000km with the US, Russia and China, but the completion of the nuclear triad is critical for a country like India, which has a clearly declared policy of “no firstuse“ of nuclear weapons.
- India and Germany signed an MoU to further their cooperation in the wind energy sector. Germany, which is a pioneer in wind energy, both off shore and on shore, expressed its willingness to share technology to promote green energy to combat greenhouse gases. Robert Habeck, a Green Party minister of energy, agriculture, environment and rural areas from the state of Schleswig Holstein announced that the country is ready to share expertise in renewable energy to assuage the ill effects of fossil fuel which Germany as well as other European countries promoted since 1970s. The MoU was signed between the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association and Messe Husum in Chennai on Monday (17.10.2016).
- The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Brics summit here. The two countries signed a bilateral investment agreement after the meeting. “In the course of our discussions, PM conveyed to Brazil India's aspiration for joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group membership and Brazil President conveyed its understanding of India's aspirations and conveyed that he would work with other countries of the NSG in helping India to move towards its membership,“ said MEA 's secretary (east) Preeti Saran.Brazil was among a select group of countries -at the Seoul NSG meeting -who opposed a oneoff waiver for India and asked for a criteria-based approach in considering membership applications of countries like India and Pakistan who haven't signed the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). India's trying to garner support for its bid ahead of the next NSG meeting in November.
- Imagine this. A rare neo-realist Pakistani feature film depicting the struggling lives of fishermen is lost to history. A desperate search over a decade results in the print being traced to France. The black and white film is in miserable condition; so it is digitally re-mastered and sub-titled. But it isn't just this incredible backstory that makes Jago Hua Savera, de scribed recently by the Guardian newspaper as “Pakistan's first serious attempt at modernist cinematic realism“ a treasure for every cineaste in the Indian sub-continent. The film, first released in May 1959, was a special collaborative effort involving artistes from India, Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
- A team from the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) that visited Kairana in Uttar Pradesh on Monday trashed the recent National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) report which said there had been an “exodus“ of Hindu families from the restive western UP town due to fear of members of a particular community in the area.
- The cabinet is expected to clear the plan to cut majority stake in around 20 state-run firms on Wednesday , including several profit-making entities, signalling a restart of equity sale in public sector companies after a 12-year gap. There will also be a detailed review of the plan to shed 10% stake in public sector general insurance companies, a move aimed at helping the insurers raise funds to take on private sector players. “The aim is to ensure that these PSUs are run professionally and there is greater value in these entities, paving the way for the government to dilute its stake in the years ahead,“ said a source. Another source said it was a mix of profit and loss-making entities. The PSUs identified include Bharat Earth Movers, which is profitable, Certification Engineers International and others such as loss-making Scooters India.
- Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland today launched — Circuit — the first “Made in India” electric bus. The bus with minimum seating capacity of 35 to a maximum of 65 can run up to 120 kilometres on a single recharge under standard test conditions, according to Ashok Leyland MD Vinod K Dasari. “The initial investment made for this product is about ` `22 crore from the overall ` `500 crore. It will be done in phases,” he told reporters after launching the bus here.
- World's largest spirits maker Diageo on Monday announced opening of a new business services centre in Bengaluru with plans to employ around 1,000 people by the end of next year. To be known as Diageo Business Services India (DBSI), it will initially build a global (Diageo) finance and accounting footprint. Already 100 people have been recruited, Diageo said in a statement. Currently , DBSI is operating from an incubation centre at Karle Town ahead of moving to a purpose built, state of the art permanent facility in the same centre, before the end of the calendar year. DBSI starts its operations today , the company said, adding later on that the centre will be located at the Karle Town Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
Source / Courtesy: The Times of India