'New era for India-us ties'
The removal of the organisations under the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) from the entities list sets the stage for a new era in US-India civil space and defense cooperation to create an ambitious 21st century partnership in the civil space, defense, and high technology sectors, the US said.
"In removing India from these lists, the U.S. government has elevated India out of the categories within the dual use regulations that formerly connoted India as a 'country of concern,'" US embassy said in a release.
The United States has also added India to a preferential Country Group (A:2) under the U.S. Export Administration Act. This country group, which for the first time now includes India, consists of members of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). The addition of India to this group recognizes India's excellent global nonproliferation record and India's adherence to the MTCR, said the release.
US ambassador to India Timothy Roemer said noted that this is is a follow up to President Obama's visit to India where he pledged US support to India becoming a permanent member of a reformed UN Security Council and "committed to reforming our export controls policies to ensure that Indian companies seeking high-tech trade and technologies from America are treated the same as our very closest allies and partners."
For the uninitiated, Dhan Mill Compound, a former granary and a cluster of warehouses, has morphed into the city’s modish food, fashion, design and lifestyle destination. Its streets are lined with art cafes, home décor outlets, ateliers, art galleries, pottery studios, dance halls and high-end boutiques, whose facades and interiors are as interesting and experimental as the wares they deal in. Interestingly, all of these fancy establishments are housed in re-purposed warehouse buildings, which still have metal roofs.
According to a Delhi government official, a break-up of the total jobs, including the list of employers and the number of people they hired, will be shared “in a couple of days”. Notably, the government portal was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 27, 2020, to help entry-level and blue-collar job seekers connect with employers at a time when the Covid-19 induced lockdown left many people unemployed.
“Manufactures, and start-ups which are working on alternatives to single-use plastic have to pay more GST for raw material. Hence, the Delhi government will write to the Centre and request a reduction in GST rates,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded 0.1mm of rainfall between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Sunday. The Capital recorded 1.9mm of rainfall on Saturday and 117.2mm on Friday, making the monthly total 119.2mm so far. The normal monthly average for July is 210.6mm, said weather experts.
Monsoon elevates Adam Khan’s tomb into an emergency sanctuary for passersby (and dogs) speared by sudden showers. Perched atop a Mehrauli hillock, the monument overlooks the Qutub Minar, which appears totally bechara and defenceless in the heavy rain.