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  • compensation to consumers on call drop

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Plagued by the vexed problem of call drops, telecom regulator TRAI on Friday proposed that service providers should compensate mobile subscribers for call drops and poor quality of services. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) floated a consultation paper on Friday seeking public view on the proposal. The regulator […]

     
  • G20 against competitive currency devaluation

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

    In a virtual disapproval of China’s recent devaluation of yuan that triggered shocks in the global economy, world’s 20 big economies called for moving towards market-determined currency rates and resist from competitive devaluation. The G20 group of economies also expect that monetary policy tightening is possible in some advanced economies, […]

     
  • BSNL minimum broadband speed of 2 Mbps

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:17 am

    State-run BSNL will offer a minimum broadband speed of 2 mega bit per second (Mbps) from 1st October onwards to its customers, at no extra cost. More than a crore BSNL landline broadband customers will get a minimum internet speed of 2 megabits per second against existing speed of 512 […]

     
  • PMJDY a/c to extend pension,credit facilities

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

    India aims to utilise bank accounts created under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana to extend insurance, pension and credit facilities to those excluded from these benefits, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, as the country joined a UN initiative to enable nations transition to electronic payments. Taking a step closer to […]

     
  • Spectrum trading norms cleared

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:12 am

    The Government on Wednesday approved telecom spectrum trading norms, allowing mobile operators to buy or lend airwaves from one another. The move is likely to ease the recent spurt in call drops in India – the world’s second-biggest market by total mobile customers. The issue of call drops – when […]

     
  • Radiation-hit town reopened

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Japan has invited residents to return to a town evacuated in 2011 after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. Naraha is the first town to allow people to return permanently, following several years of decontamination work. The Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a series of meltdowns following a massive earthquake and tsunami. […]

     
  • Brazil lost its investment-grade credit rating

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Brazil has lost its investment-grade credit rating following a downgrade by Standard & Poor’s to “junk” status. The US rating agency said mounting political turmoil and the difficulties faced by President Dilma Rousseff’s government in tackling growing debt was behind the decision. Brazil was awarded an investment-grade rating by S&P […]

     
  • Bihar Assembly Elections programme anounced

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Election Commission announces a 5-phase poll schedule for Bihar; To stretch from 12th October to 5th November; Counting of votes on 8th November; EC busy in putting in place a foolproof arrangement for free and fair polls. Assembly elections in Bihar will be fought in five phases between October 12 […]

     
  • 33 % women reservation in all para-military forces

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that CISF will be the first among Central Armed Police Forces to achieve 33 percent reservation for women. He was speaking after reviewing the passing out parade of Assistant Commandants and Sub-Inspectors of CISF at the National Industrial Security Academy in Hyderabad. He […]

     
  • National web portal of NATS

    News September 11, 2015 at 9:02 am

    The Human resources development ministry today launched the national web portal of its recently launched National Apprenticeship Training Scheme. Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani launched the portal today in the capital. The website was launched in English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Marathi.