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Today’s Important News Articles 23rd & 24th April 2017

NITI Aayog formulating 15-year vision plan; Soon, underwater tunnels will connect Howrah with Kolkata; A step forward for Indo-Bangla ties; Aerosol in Atmosphere; Internet as a “world which is invisible.”; VVPAT machines; Now, Australia wants a LEMOA; Nodal Body for Transport
By IT's Selection Team
April 24, 2017

Contents

  • Soon, underwater tunnels will connect Howrah with Kolkata
  • India calls for dismantling of terror havens
  • A step forward for Indo-Bangla ties
  • More aerosol in atmosphere results in heavier rainfall
  • Step up spending on infra, PM tells States
  • SC bats for the rights of Internet users
  • Heat claimed 4,620 lives in four years
  • BEL, ECIL to make VVPAT machines
  • Corruption, the top pain: poll
  • Cyprus sees role for India
  • Now, Australia wants a LEMOA
  • Beijing’s Belt-Road plan overshadows BCIM meet
  • Centre mulls nodal body for transport
  • SEBI lines up reforms to check flow of black money

 

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Soon, underwater tunnels will connect Howrah with Kolkata

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A first in India, the two 520-metre structures are part of a 10.8 km underground stretch and are crucial to the East West Metro project


India calls for dismantling of terror havens

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After Mazar-e-Sharif attack, MEA targets Pakistan in call to end sanctuaries that support terrorism


A step forward for Indo-Bangla ties

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Land acquisition for construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge begins


More aerosol in atmosphere results in heavier rainfall

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Though high aerosol loading leads to a delay in the onset of rainfall, once it sets in there is heavier and widespread rainfall


Step up spending on infra, PM tells States

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NITI Aayog formulating 15-year vision plan


SC bats for the rights of Internet users

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Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra recently described the Internet as a “world which is invisible.”


Heat claimed 4,620 lives in four years

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According to the government data, over 4,620 people died in India due to severe heat wave over the last four years, of which only Andhra Pradesh and Telangana accounted for about 92 per cent.


BEL, ECIL to make VVPAT machines

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With the Union Cabinet clearing fund allocations, the Election Commission has issued a letter of intent for buying 16.15 lakh voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines.


Corruption, the top pain: poll

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Corruption and the ways to fight it remain a major concern for the people, if the poll for pledges taken under the New India campaign run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 is any indicator.


Cyprus sees role for India

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Thinks New Delhi can help in unification efforts as it is close to Ankara


Now, Australia wants a LEMOA

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But India would rather have its agreement with the U.S. operationalised first


 

Beijing’s Belt-Road plan overshadows BCIM meet

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Study Group on economic corridor evokes little interest


Centre mulls nodal body for transport

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A unified ministry to deliver a multi-modal system planned


SEBI lines up reforms to check flow of black money

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New guidelines planned for offshore derivative instruments

 

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