Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Government to amend Child Labour Prohibition Act
The government plans to push through an amendment to the Child Labour Prohibition Act in the current session of Parliament, which will allow children below the age of 14 to work in select family enterprises if it doesn't hamper their education. The bill will retain the proposal of a complete ban on child labour in any organisation, big or small.  Children between 14 and 18 years will not be allowed to work in hazardous industries. According to the labour ministry official, this provision is in conformity with the ILO convention. India has seen a sharp drop in the number of child labourers in the last decade, down to 4.3 million from 12.6 million.

Bharatiya Mahila Bank Wins The Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015
Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) has won The Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015.  The award was presented to the BMB in the Technology Implementation category of Best Outsourcing Project (New Bank). Usha Ananthasubramanian, Chairman and Managing Director of BMB received the award at a function held in Hongkong as a part of The Asian Banker Summit 2015. BMB is India’s first all-women public sector bank and was formally launched on November 19, 2013. It's objective is to focus on the banking needs of the women and promote economic empowerment.

Loretta Lynch sworn-in as first black female Attorney General of US
Loretta Lynch has sworn-in as United States’ first African-American woman Attorney General. She is 83rd Attorney General of country. Loretta Lynch succeeded Eric Holder who left the position on April 24, 2015 after serving Attorney General for six years. Earlier, her appointment was confirmed by senate on April 23, 2015. Prior to this appointment she had served as US Attorney for the eastern district of New York, which encompasses much part of New York City. Lynch was born on May 21, 1959 in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is graduate from Harvard College in 1981 and holds Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature. She also holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (1984).

Indian Army conducts Akraman–II defense exercise in Rajasthan

Indian Army conducted a major exercise ‘Akraman-II’ in Rajasthan. The exercise was conducted by the Chetak Corps, a part of South Western Command based in Bhatinda, Punjab. The exercise aimed to test a new generation of weaponry and platforms which are employed in the desert region to provide ‘real time battle and situational awareness’ to its commanders. In this exercise more than 300 Combat Vehicles including Main Battle Tanks, Long Range Artillery Guns participated along with 10,000 troops. The Akraman-II exercise also tested the capabilities of Indian Air Force in launching deep insertion of helicopter-borne and airborne army units. The exercise envisaged at orchestration of an integrated battle field scenario in network-centric environment. This orchestrated environment was an integration of reconnaissance, electronic warfare & surveillance and communication assets in order to provide real time battle and situational awareness to commanders.