Three- pronged approach for structural reform in India: IMF
The IMF has suggested a 3-pronged approach for structural reform in India that includes
1.Addressing the banking and corporate sector weaknesses,
2.continued fiscal consolidation through revenue measure, and
3.Improving the efficiency of labour and product markets.
Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 brought into force
A new Bureau of Indian standard (BIS) Act 2016 has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. It was notified on 22nd March, 2016. The Act sets up the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India.
Five judges Constitutional bench to decide on Hindu women's right to temple
A 5-judge Constitutional Bench will decide whether the women’s fundamental right to pray at the place of their preference can be overruled on the ground of religious belief “biological factor exclusive to the female gender”. The matter was a referred to this bench by Supreme Court of India.
India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 kicks off
The 5th India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started on 13th October 2017 with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune. This India- Sri Lanka exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations. The Infantry company from India- Sri Lanka is taking part in the same.
Indian Air Force launches health mobile app 'MedWatch'
The App was launched by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi. The Mobile app was launched to keep up with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of ‘Digital India'. The concept and content of the App is given by the Directorate General of Medical Services (Air).