Most crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the UAE, Kuwait and Iraq -- all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries -- is shipped through the Strait of Hormuz.
China has successfully launched 22nd new generation satellite into space as part of its domestic BeiDou Navigation System (BDS). It was launched using Long March-3A carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in the south-western province of Sichuan. It was the 225th launch of the Long March carrier rocket.
About BeiDou Navigation System (BNS)
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched two major Digital initiatives to provide easy access to health services to the public:
Launching these initiatives of the Health Ministry, the Union Minister stated that the Health Ministry remains committed to strengthening public health systems and providing user-friendly health
The Central Board of Direct Taxes signed 11 unilateral APAs on 28th March, 2016. With this signing, India has entered into 59 bilateral and/or unilateral APAs.
The Government has notified Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016 for the first time. Outlining the salient features of the Construction & Waste Management Rules , Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, said that the rules are an initiative to effectively tackle the issues of pollution and waste management.
Points to know:
"The new bio-medical waste management rules will change the way country used to manage this waste earlier. Under the new regime, the coverage has increased and also provides for pre-treatment of lab waste, blood samples, etc. It mandates bar code system for proper control. It has simplified categorisation and authorisation.Thus, it will make a big difference to clean India Mission",
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NASA is sending scientists around the world this year - from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet to the coral reefs of the South Pacific -to study how our planet is changing and what impact humans are having on it.
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