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No Alternatives To dredging ram Sethu : Panchuripanel

The PM appointed R.K.Panchauri Expert committee on 2 July 2012 said the alternative route for sethu samudram shipping channel, suggest by the supreme court to avoid damage to Ram sethu. Which still has mythological significance to a large section of Indians, was both economically and ecologically unviable.


Cartoonists outraged By Throat Panel’s Suggestion to Remove cartoons from NCERT text Books

A six Member committee called throat committee has been appointed by  kapil sibal to analyse the cartoons in  NCERT text books. The throat committee’s report has come critical  for recommending the removal of many Government related cartoons. Cartoonists have been left outraged at they recommended removal of their works from NCERT text books. The S.K. Throat committees suggestions on the removal of the cartoons is nothing but a reflection of the growing intolerance among the country’s political class, the cartoonists says . These works have been deemed “Educationally in appropriate” for school students.


 Kris Gopalakrishna To Head Govt’s Cloud Computing Panel

The Government has set up a committee to recommended the framework for cloud  computing services under the chairmanship of Infosys’ executive co-chairman, Mr Kris Gopalakrishna. The committee has been set up following instructions from the IT and telecom Minister Kapil Sibal . Indian Computer emergency Response Team’s Director, Mr Gulshan Rai, also member of the committee.


 PM Panel To Take The Bite Out Of GAAR

In a bid to bring ‘great clarity’ on GAAR (General Anti- Avoiding Rules) and prepare its implementation, prime minister. constituted an expert committee to prepare and finalize guidelines for the hitherto controversial tax provision. The PM has approved the constitution of an expert committee on GAAR to undertake stake holder guidelines for GAAR. This committee would manage the consultation process and finalize the draft GAAR Guidelines.


Panel set up to look into pay- related issues defence personnel

Nearly a forth night after the new army chief , General Bikram singh, listed welfare of Ex. servicemen and war widows as his to priority, the government on 13 July 2012 announced the setting up a  5-member committee, to be headed by cabinet secretary Ajit seth, to look into pay  and  pension related issues of defense services personnel and ex-servicemen.

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