Tuesday, August 21 2018

July 7, 2018

New visas open to Indian scientists and academics by UK

UK launches new visas

London-The new UKRI-Science, Research and Academia scheme, which allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and academics to come to the UK for up to two years, opens from 6 July.This visa is also open also to Indians scientists and researchers.Announced by Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes, the new scheme, which is being added to the Tier 5 visa route, has been introduced to reflect and encourage the ongoing growth of the research sector in the UK. It will be operated by UK Research

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July 7, 2018

First meeting of e-Commerce Task Force held in New Delhi

e-Commerce Task Force

New Delhi-Commerce Secretary, Rita Teaotia, chaired the first meeting of the Task Force on e-commerce. The suggestions were on wide ranging issues such as cross border data flows, taxation, trade facilitation and logistics, consumer confidence, IPR and future tech, FDI and competition issues.The sub-groups saw participation from various ministries and departments, high level representatives from the industry bodies, e-commerce companies, telecommunication and IT companies and independent experts.It was decided to set up a Task Force in the first meeting of

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July 6, 2018

Government committed to smoothen Immigration and Visa processes

smoothen Immigration and Visa processes

Kochi-The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the Government was committed to strengthen and smoothen the twin processes of Immigration and Visa for the Indian citizens and foreigners. He was addressing the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting on Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration & Tracking (IVFRT) at Kochi in Kerala. Underlining the importance of IVFRT, the Home Minister said that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was implementing the project in mission mode. We need to facilitate safe and

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July 6, 2018

Railway approves digital aadhaar and driving licence as proof of identity of passengers

New Delhi-The issue regarding accepting Aadhaar and Driving Licence as valid proof of identity when presented from digital locker account of the passenger has been examined by Ministry of Railways and it has been decided that while undertaking journey in a train, if a passenger shows the Aadhaar/Driving Licence from the Issued Documents section by logging into DigiLocker account, the same should be considered as valid proof of identity. It is, however, clarified that the documents uploaded by the user

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July 6, 2018

Banks can seize Vijay Mallya assets in London – UK High court

London – Indian banks have option now to search fugitive Industrialist Vijay Mallyas properties in London and seize the assets as a means of recovering their money.This is according to a order of UK high court judge Mr Justice Byran.The Officer, including any Enforcement Agent acting under his authority, may use reasonable force to enter the property if necessary,said in order.Fugitive Industrialist Vijay Mallya is fighting extradition to India on fraud and money laundering charges worth nearly 9,000 crore rupees.

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July 5, 2018

All NRI marriages in India have to be registered within 48 hours

NRI matrimonial disputes

New Delhi-The Integrated Nodal Agency in its meeting held under the chairpersonship of WCD Secretary, decided to issue one more Look out Circular(LoC).Earlier in June, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said all marriages NRI solemnised in India have to be registered within 48 hours to prevent non-issuance of passport and visas.WCD Ministry is in the process of issuing orders to the registrars that such marriages have to be registered within 48 hours else the passport and

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July 3, 2018

WhatsApp warned for abuse of their platform in India

WhatsApp platform not to used for malafide activities

New Delhi-Instances of lynching of innocent people have been noticed recently because of large number of irresponsible and explosive messages filled with rumours and provocation are being circulated on WhatsApp. The unfortunate killing in many states such as Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tripura and west Bengals are deeply painful and regretable.While the Law and order machinery is taking steps to apprehend the culprits, the abuse of platform like WhatsApp for repeated circulation of such provocative content are equally a matter of

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July 3, 2018

NRIs get 15 percentage seates in five new medical colleges of Rajasthan

NRI get 15 percentage seates in five new medical colleges of Rajasthan

Rajasthan state Govt has announced that five new medical colleges in the state have reserved 15% MBBS seats for NRIs. These colleges in Pali, Dungarpur, Bharatpur, Churu and Bhilwara. will begin operations in academic session 2018-2019.Fristly NRI Quota seats will be allotted to candidate having ancestral background of Rajasthan. As per records, around 100 MBBS seats are allotted for each college.15% of total seats will be reserved under NRI quota, 15% will be reserved for All India quota, 70% will

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July 3, 2018

Indian origin Nanda appointed CEO of Democratic Partys National Committee

Seema Nanda USA

Indian origin Seema Nanda has been appointed CEO of Democratic Partys National Committeeis of decision-making body of the Democratic Party in the US.At the moment Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the largest human and civil rights organisation in the US.Seema Nandahas a background in labour and employment law and has worked in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

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July 2, 2018

NRI industrialist Swraj Paul to donate to London Zoo

London-Indian origin businessman Lord Swraj Paul will provide a substantial financial donation for transformation project of the well known London zoo. In 1993 Lord Paul gave 1-million pound donation to fund a new childrens zoo section in memory of his late daughter Ambikas love for the place to save the this Zoo from bankruptcy.London zoo has long been planning to restore and enhance one of its great treasures.

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