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India and Switzerland Signed the Revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Mar 17, 2011
India and Switzerland signed the protocol amending the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement on 30th August 2010 at New Delhi.

India is Top Exporter of Petro Products in Asia

Mar 15, 2011
India is now the largest exporter of petroleum products in Asia, overtaking South Korea.

Russia Opened the Sea Route from Europe to Asia

Mar 15, 2011
Russia opened a shortcut sea route on 26 August 2010 from Europe to Asia across the Arctic Ocean when its sea vessel Baltica became the first vessel

Kenya Adopted New Constitution

Mar 15, 2011
Kenya on 27 August 2010 adopted a new constitution when its President Mwai Kibaki signed the new constitution of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya.

Supreme Court Termed Marriages Dissolved by Panchayats Illegal

Mar 15, 2011
Supreme Court on 25 August 2010 ruled that a divorce granted by the Panchayat according to the local customs of a particular community would not be recognised by any court of law.

Lok Sabha Passed Civil Nuclear Liability Bill

Mar 15, 2011
The Lok Sabha on 26 August 2010 passed the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Bill, 2010 with the amendment to Clause 17(b).

First Ever Cloned Male Buffalo Calf Born at NDRI

Mar 15, 2011
The world’s first ever cloned male buffalo calf named Shrestha was born on 26 August 2010 at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI). The calf was born through hand- guided cloning technique.

Government Rejected Vedanta Mining Plans in Orissa

Mar 15, 2011
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests on 24 August 2010 rejected the Vedanta’s proposal to mine bauxite in Niyamgiri hills of Orissa.

Rajya Sabha Approved Nalanda University Bill

Mar 15, 2011
The Rajya Sabha on 21 August 2010 passed the Nalanda University Bill, which aims to restore the 5th century educational institution

Land Owner Cannot Claim Back His Land Once Acquired by the State

Mar 15, 2011
Supreme Court in its judgment on 16 August 2010 said that once the state acquires the land through legal means, the land owner from whom land is acquired can’t claim back his land

Twenty Six Percent of Mining Profits for Tribal

Mar 15, 2011
The Union Ministry of mines on 16 August 2010 made a statement in Rajya Sabha that it planned to develop a system so that the person affected from mining project could get 26% share from mining profits.

China Second Largest Economy in the World

Mar 15, 2011
China exceeded Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. The Japanese Cabinet Office on 16 August 2010 released the data

Rajya Sabha Passed Trade Marks Bill

Mar 15, 2011
The Rajya Sabha on 10 August 2010 passed the Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2009. The Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill permits any enterprise or a person to get registration or trade mark

Border Security Bill Became Law in US

Mar 15, 2011
US President Barack Obama signed into law a border security Bill on 13 August 2010. The objective of the border security bill is to strengthen the security along with theUS- Mexico border.

Delhi Released Industrial Policy

Mar 15, 2011
Delhi state government on 4 August 2010 released new industrial policy for Delhi 2010-21.
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