Know About the Neduvasal Protests Against Hydrocarbon Extraction

On February 15, 2017, India’s central government announced the award of contract for development and extraction of hydrocarbons from 44 contract areas nationwide, including 28 on-land fields and 16 offshore. Within a day of the announcement, protests broke out in Neduvasal, a little known village in Pudukottai district in southern Tamil Nadu. The Neduvasal oil field had been awarded to Karnataka-based Gem Laboratories. Less than two weeks following the announcement, the agitation has gathered steam, feeding off the young energy from the recently concluded protests against the ban on jallikattu. Proponents of the project have questioned the credentials and intelligence of the protestors. Union minister of state for shipping, road transport and highways Pon Radhakrishnan has appealed to the people not to oppose the project blindly. “Are all of them scientists who know enough to oppose the project?” he asked. The people of the villages in and around Neduvasal…
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Trademark Classes

Trademark An Application to register a Trade Mark must specify the goods and services on which the Mark is used or proposed to be used. All goods and services fall into 45 categories or classes. Trademark act, 1999, rule 2002. The fourth schedule classification of goods name of the classes (Parts of an article or apparatus are, in general, classified with the actual article or apparatus. except where such parts constitute articles included in other classes) Class - 1: Chemical product used in industry, Science, Photography, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Manures (Natural and Artificial), fore extinguishing compositions, tampering substances and chemical preparations for soldering, chemical substances for preserving food stuffs, tanning substances adhesive substances used in industry. Class - 2: Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood, colouring matters dyestuffs, mordants, resins, metals…
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The World’s Top Languages—And The Words English Has Borrowed From Them

English is known as a magpie language that picks up words from almost every other language and culture it comes in contact with, from Abenaki to Zulu. And although some languages have understandably widened the English vocabulary more than others, modern English dictionaries contain more of a geographical melting pot than ever before. Listed here—in order by number of native speakers—are the world’s top 20 languages (according to Ethnologue, a global catalog of the 7000 languages currently in use worldwide). Alongside each entry on the list are just some of the words which English has borrowed from it. The World’s Top Languages 1.CHINESE: 1197 million native speakers (MANDARIN: 848 million) Linguistically speaking, Chinese is a “macrolanguage” that encompasses dozens of different forms and dialects that together have just short of 1.2 billion native speakers. By far…
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Start Up India Online Registration

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi had this year in his Independence Day speech announced the “Start-up India” initiative. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for growth of Start-ups. WHO IS ELIGIBLE ? A startup is an entity, private, partnership or limited liability partnership (LLP) firm that is headquartered in India, which was opened less than five years ago and have an annual turnover less than Rs25 crore including new startups. To be eligible for considering as startup, the entity should not be formed by splitting up or reconstruction and its turnover should not have crossed Rs25 crore during its existence First Sight of Startup India 1. Self-Certification based compliance The Startup plan 2016 is based on Self-Certification compliance & proposes to remove compliances with labour laws (like payment of gratuity, contract…
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