Current-Affairs

Trump-backed Bill seeks to cut legal immigrants by half

To have a major impact on Indians in the U.S. waiting to get green cards


India to pitch global services accord to WTO chief Azevedo

India will make a presentation on Thursday to World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo and India Inc. on New Delhi’s proposal for a global pact to boost services trade.


RBI opts for flexibility to ‘move in either direction’

Bond yields climb after debt market participants are surprised by central bank’s shift to ‘neutral’ monetary stance


Implement WTO’s Nairobi Ministerial decisions: India

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said she would soon take up with World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevêdo the need to ensure that processes on outstanding issues


China’s new ballistic missile has India in range

China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has conducted an exercise with advanced DF-16 medium-range ballistic missile that has a range of over 1,000 km and could target a number countries in the neighbourhoo


Japan’s mission to clean up ‘space junk’ misses the mark

Tether that was created to slow down orbiting rubbish fails to get released


181 Irrawaddy dolphins counted in Odisha census

Chilika Lake has recorded marginal drop in the population of the species from 144 in 2015 to 134 this year


Saab pitches to supply naval fighter

The 11th edition of Aero India will begin at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru on February 14


Rohingya refugees to be relocated on remote island

Bangladeshi authorities have decided to relocate thousands of refugees from Myanmar to a thinly populated island in the Bay of Bengal to avoid adverse socioeconomic impacts in the mainland.


Ministries, sectoral regulators to screen FDI proposals

The Centre had proposed to abolish the FIPB in its Budget for 2017-18


The triple agenda - Budget 2017

The Budget presented on Wednesday marks a paradigm shift in multiple ways. For one, it seeks to reconcile the consequences of international headwinds with domestic economic compulsions. The internatio


Intelligence failure led to landmine blast deaths

Ever since the Ramaguda or Ramgarh exchange of fire (EOF) in the cut-off area of the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) took place between October 24 and 27, in which 30 Maoists were killed by the Greyhounds,


Bird lovers help scientists uncover secrets behind evolution of beaks

‘Mark My Bird’ is a website that invites the public to send their findings


H-1B Visa reform bill has some takeaways for Indians

The recommendations may turn out to be beneficial in parts at least, say consultants


Pakistan ‘negligent’ on water dispute with India: Report

A report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has held Pakistan responsible for its negligence in conducting a sound analysis of water issues with India.


U.K. lays out Brexit plan, to leave single market

Hoping against hope:A demonstrator holds an anti-Brexit placard during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday.


Donald Trump puts Iran on notice

U.S. President attacks the ‘terrible’ nuke deal his predecessor and other nations reached with it


Rcom-Aircel deal hinges on SC

Hearing on plea seeking to bar Aircel from selling spectrum slated for Friday


Alok Verma takes over as CBI chief

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma on Wednesday took over as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.


‘Steps to block sexual videos on social media’

Budgetary allocations made to set up a mechanism to curb sharing of such videos, SC told