Science Ministry reports on Iran’s scientific development/Air pollutants’ standards determined/Auto consumers’ rights regulation modified/Iran-Malta abolish 90-day visas

The Council of Ministers convened late on Sunday and reviewed a report by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology on the scientific developments of the country in recent years.

Mon 11 - April 2016 - 10:40

Based on the report, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s level of scientific momentum has elevated to the 4th place in the world.

Regarding top universities, Iran’s level in Times ranking has also risen 9 steps from 32 in 2012 to 23 in 2015, the report suggests.

The report by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology also puts Iran’s share in the production of science and publication of articles jointly with researchers from other countries to 22 per cent in 2016, compared to 17 per cent in 2011.

Another issue reviewed and discussed by the cabinet was saving energy consumption of the country by increasing production of light bulbs, requiring a ban on their import.

The government also approved extension of the implementation of 2/12 Act until the budget bill of year 1395 is approved by the parliament.

The Council of Ministers also ordered the implementation of abolition of 90-day visas on diplomatic, service and special passports.

Approved in the Council was the standards and limits of air pollutant emissions from the industrial units.

To protect the rights of auto consumers, the cabinet approved regulations regarding the terms of sale and the amount of compensation that the auto maker is required to pay to the consumer in case of any delay in delivery.

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