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DIPP notified Press Note 8 allowing 100% FDI in Rail infrastructure

Aug 28, 2014
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 27 August 2014 notified Press Note 8

PM set up a Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws

Aug 28, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 August 2014 set up a Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws.

Union Tourism Ministry launched comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria

Aug 28, 2014
The Union Minister for Tourism Shripad Naik on 26 August 2014 launched the comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI)

President presented Hindi Sevi Samman

Aug 28, 2014
President presented the Hindi Sevi Samman for 2010 and 2011.

WHO called for tough regulations to restrict use of e-cigarettes

Aug 28, 2014
To restrict use of e-cigarettes, world health body WHO called for a range of tough regulations for banning their indoor use and sales to the children.

SC ordered DLF to pay 630 crore rupees fine imposed by CCI

Aug 28, 2014
Supreme Court has asked real estate developer DLF Ltd to pay a fine of 630 crore rupees imposed on it by the CCI for alleged unfair business practices.

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards of BIS announced

Aug 28, 2014
The prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2012 were announced by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs,...

Kerala state cabinet ratified new liquor policy

Aug 28, 2014
Congress led United Democratic Front (UDF) government cabinet ratified the new liquor policy.

Union Government launched Dot Bharat domain

Aug 28, 2014
Union Government has launched a new domain, Dot Bharat (.भारत) in Devanagari script. Initially the domain will cover eight languages.

US Army destroyed experimental test of its Advanced Hypersonic weapon for public safety

Aug 27, 2014
The U.S. Army on 25 August 2014 destroyed Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 during a test launch at its remote Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska.

Union Finance Ministry ordered forensic audit of Dena bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce

Aug 27, 2014
Union Finance Ministry on 20 August 2014 ordered a forensic audit of the state-run Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and Dena Bank...

Cox & Kings Ltd got the outsourcing contract of Deccan Odyssey for five years

Aug 27, 2014
Travel Company Cox & Kings Limited on 26 August 2014 got the outsourcing contract of Deccan Odyssey for five years.

Union Cabinet approved hike in mining royalty rates on minerals

Aug 27, 2014
The Union Cabinet on 20 August 2014 gave nod to increase the mining royalty rates with a few exceptions like coal, lignite

Union Finance Ministry ordered the forensic audit of UCO bank

Aug 27, 2014
The Union Finance Ministry ordered limited forensic audit of Kolkata-based UCO Bank.

SC put on hold the implementation of its 1983 Judgement till 2024

Aug 27, 2014
Supreme Court on 26 August 2014 put on hold the implementation of its 1983 Judgement till 2024.

Israel and Hamas agreed to Egyptian proposal for a complete ceasefire

Aug 27, 2014
Israel and Hamas agreed to Egyptian ceasefire proposal on 26 August 2014 after bloodiest battle of 50 days.

Reliance Jio Infocomm signed tower sharing deal with BSNL

Aug 27, 2014
Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) on 26 August 2014 signed a deal with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for sharing around 4000 mobile towers.

US President authorised surveillance flights over Syria

Aug 27, 2014
US President Barack Obama on 26 August 2014 authorised surveillance flights over Syria. The surveillance flights..

Ice Bucket Challenge started to raise awareness and fund for ALS Disease

Aug 27, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge: Started to raise awareness and funds for ALS disease

Archaeologists found two ancient Mayan cities Lagunita and Tamchen in Mexico

Aug 27, 2014
Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities Lagunita and Tamchen hidden in the jungle of south-eastern Mexico.
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