Latest Headlines — Development Channel

  1. Japanese PM arrives at Ahmedabad

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has arrived in Ahmedabad with his schedule including laying of the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train, to be run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, and attending the 12th Indo-Japan Summit.

2. 30 crore families got JDY accounts

30 crore families have got bank accounts since the launch of Jan Dhan Yojana three years back, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said

 

3. Smartcards reduces leakages in social security schemes

A new study of smartcard based payments for social security schemes in India has revealed that they “substantially improved the payment process by reducing payment delays and unpredictability.” Read more.

4. Time to say ‘good bye, Cassini’

The Cassini space mission, one of the major inter-planetary missions by humans, is to end on September 15, when the spacecraft plunges into Saturn. Read more

5. Illegal miners allegedly massacred isolated tribe members in Amazon

Brazilian authorities have started investigating reports that illegal gold miners in the Amazon forest massacred over 10 members of an isolated tribe. Read more

6. Under distress, farmers protest at Sikar

Farmers at Sikar, north of Jaipur in Rajasthan are protesting against the government since September 1 saying they are distressed by debt, government policies and poor rains. Read more.

7. Industrial production grew slow

Industrial production in India grew a meagre 1.2% in July compared to 4.5% a year ago, with poor performance of manufacturing sector, that of capital goods.

8. Chakmas to get citizenship

India is to give citizenship to over one lakh Chakma-Hajongs, Buddhists and Hindus who fled to India in the 1960s to escape religious persecution in the Chittagong Hill area of Bangladesh.

9. India retort to UNHCR criticism

Angry India called UN High Commissioner for Refugees Zeid Raad Al Hussein’s comments on Rohingya refugee deportation, Kashmir and cow vigilante violence “tendentious judgements made on the basis of selective and even inaccurate reports.”

10. UN appeals to international community on Rohingyas

The UN has appealed to the international community to support to resolve the ongoing humanitarian crisis at Myanmar and help Rohingyas.

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