Trump’s travel ban: Visa applicants from these 6 Muslim nations require close family ties in US
The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations and all refugees that require a close family or business tie to the United States.

According to the new guidelines sent to all the US embassies a More..





Union Government launched new bidding mechanism for mega oil and gas auctions
The Union Government on 28 June 2017 simultaneously launched two key interventions: a revamped oil and gas bidding mechanism named Open Acreage Licensing Process (OALP) and the National Data Repository (NDR) for the first major oil field auctions to More..





7th CPC on allowances: Find approved recommendations
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 June 2017 approved the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on allowances. These allowances were given a nod with certain modifications.

As per a Mi More..





Former Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University takes oath as UPSC Member
Dr. Manoj Soni, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, took the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 28 June 2017 at Delhi.

The Oath was administered by the UP More..





Indian-American Krishna R Urs appointed as US Ambassador to Peru
Indian-American Krishna R Urs was on 28 June 2017 appointed as the United States (US) Ambassador to Peru by the President Donald Trump administration.

Krishna is currently serving as the Charge d' Affaires of the US Embassy in Madrid, More..





Election Commission to launch nationwide Voter Registration Reminder on Facebook
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 28 June 2017 announced that it will launch a special drive to enrol left out electors, with a special focus on first time electors.

The step is taken in the direction of Commission’s motto that More..





India's communication satellite GSAT-17 successfully launched
India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana on 29 June 2017. The satellite was launched by French rocket Ariane-5. The European launcher Arianespace Flight VA238 blasted off from Ariane Launch More..





India, World Bank sign USD 35 million agreement to enhance efficiency in tax administration in Assam
India on 27 June 2017 signed a loan agreement of USD 35 million with the World Bank for Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project.

The loan will be provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development More..





Sharjah named World Book Capital 2019 by UNESCO
Sharjah, a city in the United Arab Emirates has been named as 'the World Book Capital' for 2019 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova for the quality of its literary and cultural activities and for its efforts to make books accessible to th More..





Loknath Behra appointed as DGP of Kerala
Loknath Behra was on 28 June 2017 appointed as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Kerala as incumbent TP Senkumar will retire as the state DGP on 30 June 2017.

Behra's appointment as state police chief was confirmed by the Pinaray More..





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