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FEMA to Test New Nationwide Presidential Text Alerts

FEMA to Test New Nationwide Presidential Text Alerts

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a public warning system run by FEMA, the U.S. disaster response agency, that lets the president alert the public in times of national emergency via a network of wireless providers, cable systems and radio and ...and more »

Rs 700-cr hawala racket: Enforcement Directorate raids in Delhi ...

Rs 700-cr hawala racket: Enforcement Directorate raids in Delhi ...

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted searches at 11 locations in Delhi and Mumbai in connection with an international hawala racket running into ...

FEMA head denies intentionally misusing federal vehicles

FEMA head denies intentionally misusing federal vehicles

In recent months, regulators and ministers across India's government have declared their intention to impose tough new rules on the technology industry. Collectively, the regulations would end the free rein that U.S. tech giants have long enjoyed in ...and more »

FEMA to test a new system that allows the president to send an alert to your phone

FEMA to test a new system that allows the president to send an alert to your phone

20, FEMA will send two alerts to cell phones across the nation, both of them tests of its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). At 2:18 p.m. ET, there will be a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) which will be followed at 2:20 p.m ...

US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

Less than two years since starting 4G services, Mukesh Ambani-controlled Jio's RMS widened 253 basis points (bps) on-quarter to 22.4% at the end of June, financial data put out by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) showed. Vodafone India ...

Crypto-currency, Bitcoins Aren't Valid Currency or Money Under Existing Laws: RBI Tells SC

Crypto-currency, Bitcoins Aren't Valid Currency or Money Under Existing Laws: RBI Tells SC

The affidavit added that the RBI has the authority under The Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to notify instruments as valid currency but the requirement under the law is that such an instrument should possess identical or similar characteristics ...and more »

No-entry to old notes

No-entry to old notes

India's Fema (Foreign Exchange Management Act) laws also allow taking out up to Rs 25,000, while travelling to Nepal. Till 2014, Indian Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were banned in Nepal on a request from the Indian government. However, the restriction was ...and more »

Current Legal System Can't Recognize Bitcoin, India's Central Bank Tells Supreme Court

Current Legal System Can't Recognize Bitcoin, India's Central Bank Tells Supreme Court

The RBI affidavit mentioned The Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) which allows them the authority to name instruments as valid currency. But the act itself is only valid for instruments with similar characteristics that of cheques, money orders ...

New idea for funding hurricane aid: Charge high-tech immigrants for green cards

New idea for funding hurricane aid: Charge high-tech immigrants for green cards

FEMA's disaster relief fund has about $26 billion. Fresco's organization is the main advocacy group pushing a bill to eliminate a per-country cap on green cards that prevent immigrants from countries with a high number of immigrants, such as India and ...and more »

India, Japan to expand defense ties for 'regional stability'

India, Japan to expand defense ties for 'regional stability'

Aug. 21 (UPI) -- India and Japan have begun talks on a defense-sharing pact, according to multiple press reports. The aim of the meeting between Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, is to jointly ...and more »