Tag: Current Affairs of 16 September 2017

Snow leopard no longer endangered: IUCN

  Snow leopards are no longer an endangered species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an environmental organization that keeps track of the conservation status of plants and animals. The decision was based on

Salman Khan receives Global Diversity Award

  Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British Parliament House. The actor was honoured for his contribution to the Indian film industry as an actor, producer, television personality, singer and philanthropist.  Previous recipients of the award include Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Aishwarya Rai, Chinese action

Govt lifts ban on export of tur, urad, moong dal

  The government has lifted ban on export of tur, urad and moong dal to help farmers get remunerative prices. However, exports of these varieties of pulses can be undertaken after taking permission from agri export promotion body Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). At present, only organic pulses and kabuli chana

Assam makes care of parents binding

  The Assam Assembly has passed an important bill, making it compulsory for state government employees to take care of their elderly parents and divyang (disabled) siblings. The Assam Employees’ PRANAM (Parent Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) Act, 2017, proposes to deduct a portion of the salary of state government employees who fail