First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside


Summary:In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of Vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.

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India’s concerns on Terrorism and tax evasion get highlighted at G 20


The Hangzhou Summit of the leaders of world’s most influential countries closed with the conventional Communique which conveyed to the people of the member countries of the Group of 20 its resolve to join hands to fight terrorism “ in all forms and manifestations”. The affirmation on fighting terrorism by the group which included India, China, Russia,… Read More

Calcium supplements may damage the heart


Summary:Taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears be protective, say researchers at conclusion of their study that analyzed 10 years of medical tests on more than 2,700 people.

After analyzing 10 years of medical tests on more than 2,700 people… Read More

CBDT issues 2nd round of Certificates to another 10.15 lakh tax payers


The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, had personally handed-over the Certificates of Appreciation to a few individuals at North Block in the national capital to commence the program of taxpayer appreciation on 19th September, 2016. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has sent-out such certificates of appreciation to 8.43 Lakh individual tax… Read More

NHAI Awards Contract for 4-Laning of Nerchowk – Pandoh including Pandoh bypass


The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of National Highway section in Himachal Pradesh under phase IV B of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP).

The details of project are as follows:

Sl. No. NH No. Section Length Total Capital Cost (Crore) Contractor’s name
1 21 4-Laning of Nerchowk –
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Impacting Farmers’ lives through Science Biotech-Kisan & Cattle Genomics


As a part of the Government’s focus on the development of programmes that aim to directly and positively impact people’s lives rapidly, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been at the forefront in many of these initiatives. Two Farmer-Centric initiatives of this Ministry are Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics.

The Minister for Science and Technology… Read More

34546 MT pulses procured from farmers during ongoing Kharif season


The Government agencies have procured 34546.69 MT pulses- Moong and Urad as on 25.10.2016 during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS). FCI, NAFED and SFAC are procuring Kharif pulses from the farmers to ensure MSP for their crops in pulses producing states.

So far, FCI has procured 8166.71 MT, NAFED 23510.13 MT and SFAC 2869.85 MT Moong and Urad since the arrival… Read More

Centre Constitutes Committee for monitoring Bird Flu


The Centre has constituted a Committee headed by Joint Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries (DADF) to maintain constant vigil on the situation arising out of avian influenza (H5N8). The Committee will have representatives from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Department of Agriculture… Read More

Make Sports a Compulsory Subject in Schools-Sports Minister

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel addressing at the 64th Meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), in New Delhi on October 25, 2016.
	The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, the Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri Upendra Kushwaha and the CEO, NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant are also seen.

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Vijay Goel has said that to impart the desired importance to sports , it is essential that sports is made a compulsory subject at the school level and marks are given to students for their involvement in sports activities. Addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of… Read More

Govt committed to facilitate growth and innovation of the M&E sector


Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said with technological changes and innovation, the content platform is undergoing constant change with respect to creation / access and distribution. As a consequence, revenue and business models were being fragmented along with changes in market distribution and talent… Read More

New Revised DTAA between India & Korea comes with effect from 12th Sept


A new revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Korea for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was signed on 18th May 2015 during the visit of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Seoul .It has now come into force on 12th September 2016, on completion of procedural … Read More

Thaawarchand Gehlot attends ‘23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress


Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment attended the 23rdRehabilitation International World Congress at Edinburgh, Scotland, being held from 25-27 October, 2016. The Theme of the Congress is, “Create a More Inclusive World“. The Congress is being attended by more than 1000 delegates from 65 countries.… Read More