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The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned two high-speed interceptor boats in Mumbai, in a move that will boost security along the Maharashtra coastline.
The C-433 and C-434 boats - built by L&T Shipbuilding in Chennai - are 27.42 metres long and have a displacement of 136 tons each.
The boats were commissioned at Dighi Port, Murud Janjira, by Inspector General KR Nautiyal, Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).
Murud Janjira is located on the Raigad coast, which was earlier notorious for smuggling.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948).
The amendment will reduce the redundancy.
The clauses being amended include those pertaining to certain modifications in the provisions of the Dentists Act, 1948 with regard to:
1. the Membership of the Dental Council of India under clause (f) of section 3 and
2. the Membership of State and Joint State Dental Councils under clause (b) of section 21 and clause (b) of section 23 of the said Act.
As per the existing Act, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and the election of four/ two members from Part B to the State/ Joint State Dental Councils. However, it has lost relevance. With a view to reducing the redundancy of the provisions of their representation, the Central Government has decided to delete these provisions so that their representation does not remain mandatory any more.
India is collaborating with Russia to build the Roppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, the first initiative under a Indo-Russia deal to undertake atomic energy projects in third countries.
This will also be India's first atomic energy venture abroad.
The Union Government has issued gazette notification, notifying that all peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platforms will be regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
The gazette notification stated that all the P2P loan platforms will be treated as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and will be brought under the ambit of the banking regulator.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is planning to fund a project to develop quantum computers, Keen to tap into the next big advance in computing technology.
A quantum computer, still largely a theoretical entity, employs the principles of quantum mechanics to store information in ‘qubits’ instead of the typical ‘bits’ of 1 and 0.
Qubits work faster because of the way such circuits are designed, and their promise is that they can do intensive number-crunching tasks much more efficiently than the fastest comparable computers.
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has made a significant oil discovery to the west of its prime Mumbai High fields in the Arabian sea.
Mumbai High, India’s biggest oil field, currently produces 205,000 barrels of oil per day (just over 10 million tonnes per annum) and the new find would add to that production in less than two years time.
The new find, which comes almost 50 years after ONGC began production in Mumbai High, will help the company maintain production levels from the basin for a longer time than currently estimated.
WORD OF THE DAY [ENERVATE] - 22nd September 2017
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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.
The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The theme for 2017: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”