19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit: India signs deal with Russia to buy S-400 Triumf Missiles

India and Russia on October 5, 2018 signed a USD 5.43 billion deal for India to procure the S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia.  The deal was signed following the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin and other delegates. Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a
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The Gauhati High Court on Thursday granted bail to nine out of 54 arrested ACS-APS officials involved in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-job scam. The bailed ACS-APS officals are Sunaina Aideu, Sabira Imran, Sudipta Goswami, Kunal Das, Gitali Doley, Rumi Saikia, Dipak Khanikar, Dilip Kumar Kalita  and Badrul Islam.  Nine of these officials
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Government has announced regulations for safe commercial usage of drones. The regulations will be effective from 1st of December this year.  Addressing the media in New Delhi, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said, the regulations are intended to enable visual line-of-sight daytime-only and a maximum of 400 feet altitude operations.  He said, airspace has been
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The Delhi High Court today overturned the acquittal of 20 persons in the 2010 Mirchpur Dalit killing case.  A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta held that there was the deliberate targeting of houses of members of Balmiki community by members of the Jat community.  The bench observed that common intension was
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Finds efforts by Internet giants to curb circulation of online videos of sexual violence against women, children inadequate Finding the efforts by Internet giants to curb circulation of online videos of sexual violence against women and children inadequate, the government is likely to seek “stricter directions” to service providers, such as Facebook and YouTube, from
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Supreme Court has reserved its order on a plea by the West Bengal State Election Commission challenging the Calcutta High Court order allowing e-nominations for panchayat elections in the state.  A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud also declined to lift its stay on the notification of results of
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a financial assistance of 500 crore rupees to the flood affected Kerala. The assistance is in addition to 100 crore rupees announced by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week.  The Prime Minister also announced an ex-gratia of two lakh rupees per person to the next kin of the
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Government is planning a separate legislation for registered valuers so that they get a better valuation of bankrupt companies under the insolvency process. Speaking at CII conference on insolvency and bankruptcy code in Mumbai, Corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas said proper valuers are the critical missing link in the process now as most of the
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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the creamy layer concept cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in promotions to government employees of SC/ST community. Attorney General K K Venugopal told a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, that there is no judgment which says that affluent people of
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Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament today voted an ally of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan as the Speaker of its Lower House, kicking off the process of transition and handing over powers to the new government.  Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Asad Qaiser was sworn in as the Speaker of the National Assembly, Parliament’s Lower House. Qaiser, the former Khyber
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