All India Radio News Summary : 11 FEBRUARY 2018
- Prime Minister held wide-ranging talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
The two countries signed five agreements related to energy sector, railways, manpower and financial services.
- These include a historic pact awarding a consortium of Indian oil companies a 10 per cent stake in offshore oil concession.
- This is the first Indian Investment in upstream oil sector of UAE, transforming the traditional buyer-seller relationship to a long-term investor relationship.
- To cooperate in the field of manpower, India and the UAE signed an agreement that aims to institutionalize the collaborative administration of contractual employment of Indian workers in the Gulf country.
- A MoU for technical cooperation in railways was also signed between the two sides. The MoU aims at cooperation in infrastructure sector especially railways.
- To deepen bilateral cooperation in the field of finance, an MoU between Bombay Stock Exchange and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange was also signed.
- It aims at enhancing cooperation between the countries in financial services industry.
- Prime Minister witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.
- Election Department of Tripura has launched a mobile app, named ‘Tripura Assembly Election 2018’
Election Department of Tripura has launched a mobile app, named ‘Tripura Assembly Election 2018’ after the approval of Election Commission of India.
- With this app voter quoting their EPIC number can know about the profile of his or her polling booth, where it is located, how to reach and duration of casting vote.
- The app can be downloaded from Google play store.
- Unique Identification Authority of India asks government departments not to deny essential services and benefits to genuine beneficiaries for want of Aadhaar
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked the government departments, Ministries and State governments to ensure that no essential service or benefit should be denied to a genuine beneficiary for want of Aadhaar.
- The authority said, it has taken a serious note of some of the cases reported in media about the denial of essential services like hospitalization or medical help.
- It said, such claims of denial are being investigated by the concerned agencies and strict action will be taken in case denial had occurred.
- It said, Aadhaar is meant to bring transparency and accountability in public service deliveries through effective use of technology and it should not be misused and made an excuse to deny services.
- In Sri Lanka, the alliance backed by former President Mahinda Rajapakse has claimed victory at the Local Government elections
- The anti-government results will be a big setback for the unity government led by President and Prime minister while it will ensure a political comeback for former President.
- Rajapakse is leading a divided faction of President’s party and has campaigned for an opposition alliance.
- Cyclone Gita – Tonga
Tonga is today braced for very destructive winds as Cyclone Gita took aim at the Pacific island nation a day after it wreaked havoc in Samoa.
The kingdom’s tropical cyclone centre has been activated and Red Cross, which is coordinating relief supplies, has warned islanders to be prepared.