On Thursday, To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA) posted a press release announcing their new partnership with the U.S. Army;s Combat Capabilities Development Command. This new development is sure to peak the interest of UFO researchers and defense analysts alike, as TTSA has made a name for itself as an organization that claims to champion government disclosure of information regarding UFOs, now increasingly referred to as UAPs or AAPs short for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, respectively.The agreement established between TTSA and the Army falls under the category of "cooperative research and development agreements, " which were first established under the Stevenson Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980. The premise behind these Defense Department agreements is simple: they aim to expedite the use of commercially viable technologies for national defense applications. The companies entered into these agreements gain access to military laboratories and expertise while retaining the rights to their own patents, provided they license them to the government for their use.
In a review of its objectives around ensuring children are protected from inappropriate content online, the UK government has decided to drop plans to introduce age verification (AV) for online porn.Since publishing the Online Harms whitepaper in April, the government has backtracked on one of the elements of its plans to protect children from inappropriate content on the internet, which was the introduction of AV.
The law and telecom minister acknowledged that there are problems in the telecom sector, which are being looked upon by the government."BSNL is in strategic interest of the nation. Whenever there is flood, cyclones, BSNL is the first one to offer services for free. 75 per cent of their revenues goes into salary of employees while others manage it in 5 10 per cent. There are legacy issues which we are looking in to," Prasad said at India Economic Conclave.
GovernmentHealth17 Oct 2019New Delhi: Malnutrition caused 69% of deaths of children below the age of five in India, according to a UNICEF report released on Wednesday.
The government of Bermuda has announced that it will now accept cryptocurrency for tax payments. In addition to taxes, Bermuda;s 65,000 residents will be able to pay for fees and other government services using USD Coin (USDC).The USD backed stablecoin is pegged 1:1 with the US dollar. It was developed by the Coinbase backed CENTRE Consortium and crypto fintech Circle.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said private vehicles ferrying schoolchildren in uniform will be exempted from the odd even road rationing scheme that will be effective from November 4 15. The scheme is being implemented in view of high air pollution in the national capital. Two wheelers will also be exempted under the scheme. Violations of the rule will be punished with a fine of Rs 4,000 which was earlier Rs 2,000. The government has already announced that vehicles driven or carrying women and those carrying physically disabled persons will be exempted.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had always ensured his decisions did not trigger bitterness in others, whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi is effective and ruthless when it comes to implementing his government's decisions, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said on Thursday.
An internet porn block forcing Brits to prove they are 18 before viewing adult content online has been scrapped by the Government. Plans for statutory age verification to watch porn websites was hit by a series of delays and has now been shelved.
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TORONTO Canadian actor Eugene Levy and Brenda Deskin, the mother of a 24 year old with autism, are urging Ontario s Conservative government to reverse the cost cuts made to therapy and education programs for young adults living with autism in the province.
In an interview with India Today TV, Banerjee revealed his plans for the celebration when asked what academics like Duflo and Banerjee do to celebrate when they achieve such a feat. Answering the question on whether it will be just another day at the poverty lab or if there is a grand celebration, Banerjee answered, "Well, today we will have a very nerdy celebration. We have already had a small celebration and we will have a party with nerds like us in the evening where we will have nerdy conversations."The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor who was one of the experts consulted by the Rahul Gandhi led Congress party for the NYAY scheme also spoke at length about pro poor schemes rolled out by the governments. "I think the government had the right idea and we should move towards a more generous welfare state funded by higher taxes on the rich. I think that is the first step towards a stable economy where people are not desperate; they are not losing their livelihoods right and left. I think that was the right direction and I was supportive of the government's view in that general concept. I was disappointed when the taxes on rich were rolled back," he said during the interview.
The supply of anti rabies vaccine from India has stopped. Whether Pakistan stopped the import of the anti rabies vaccine from India due to bilateral tensions in the wake of BJP led government scrapping Article 370 is not clear. What is, however, known is that the imports of vaccine from India stopped in recent months.
The issue of traceability has been a flashpoint between the government and messaging giant, WhatsApp, for quite some time
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to bring petroleum products under the ambit of goods and services tax (GST), starting with natural gas and aviation turbine fuel (ATF). Pradhan has urged that the matter be taken up in the next GST Council meeting. Given the complexity of petroleum sector and the revenue dependence of state governments in this sector, petroleum products have been kept outside the ambit of GST regime. There has been continuous demand from the petroleum industry for inclusion of petroleum products under GST regime," Pradhan said at the third India Energy Forum by CERAWeek.
He also alleged that various political parties wanted the Valmiki community children to become only cleaners and sanitation workers. Kejriwal made the allegations while addressing the community members at a Valmiki Jayanti celebration function at Lal Quila here and claimed it was his government only which worked for ameliorating the community's plight.
Mobile phone services and internet facilities were suspended in Kashmir on August 5 following the abrogation of the Article 370. Although mobile phone services were available in Jammu and Ladakh region of the state during this period, it continued to remain suspended in the valley since August 5.Speaking to media in Srinagar, spokesman of the state government Rohit Kansal said, ”Following improvement in the overall situation in the valley it has been decided to allow post paid mobile phone services from Monday forenoon. ”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday challenged the opposition on its complaints about the government's move on Jammu and Kashmir, asking them to reverse it "if they dare".
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Adviser on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh has said the difficult decisions taken by the government have started bearing positive results on the economic front.Addressing a news conference along with FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi in Islamabad today (Saturday) about the economic situation of the country, he said the government has overcome the fiscal and trade deficits. He said the trade deficit witnessed a decrease of thirty five percent and fiscal deficit thirty six percent during the first quarter of current fiscal year.
World23 hours agoParis: The UK government has decided to issue a commemorative coin to mark the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said Britain 's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.