Monthly Archives: June 2017

Concurrent hot and dry summers will be more common in future


Summary:In the past, climate scientists have tended to underestimate the risk of a co-occurrence of heatwave and drought. This is the conclusion of one of the first studies to examine compound climate extremes.

A combination of severe drought and a heatwave caused problems for Russia in the summer of 2010: fires tore through forests and peat bogs. Moscow was… Read More

R K Pachnanda takes charge as ITBP DG

R K Pachnanda, IPS

Shri R K Pachnanda IPS (West Bengal 1983) presently DG of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has taken charge as the chief of the Indo-China border guarding force ITBP , handed over the baton of the about 90,000-personnel strong, mountain warfare-trained force by outgoing Director General  Shri Krishna Chaudhary IPS (Bihar 1979).

The Indian Police… Read More

Modi presented certificate of Guiness World Records

Modi presented certificat

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being presented the certificate of Guiness World Records for largest Envelop Mosaic, at Modasa, in Gujarat on June 30, 2017. The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani is also seen.… Read More

Modi inaugurating the Textiles India 2017 Exhibition

Modi inaugurating

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurating the Textiles India 2017 Exhibition, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on June 30, 2017. The Union Minister for Textiles, Smt. Smriti Irani, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandra Babu Naidu, the Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta and the… Read More

Impact Assessment of DAY-NRLM by IRMA


The Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana –National Rural Livelihood Mission(DAY-NRLM) was launched in June, 2011 with the objective to organize all rural poor households in the country and continuously nurture and support them till they come out of abject poverty. This was sought to be achieved through universal social mobilization by organizing at least one-woman… Read More

Bureaucrats shall think fresh taking a cue from PM


Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu urged the bureaucracy to think fresh and act differently so as to live up to the expectations of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said so while addressing about 100 senior officers from the three ministries at a farewell function… Read More

Wage payment 86% timely under MGNREGS in 2017-18


Under MGNREGS, April to June, 2017 has seen a significant demand for wage labour specially for water conservation works. Nearly 75 Crore person days of work has already been created and more is expected by 15th July, 2017. This means that nearly 80 lakhs to 1 crore workers are coming everyday for work in different parts of the country under MGNREGS. Over 86% of … Read More

B P Sharma dedicates compost bins in DoPT premises

BP Sharma

Secretary (Personnel) Shri B P Sharma dedicated compost bins in the premises of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) here today, on the concluding day of the Swachhta Pakhwada. Five numbers of compost bins (earthen pots) have been installed in DoPT canteen in the North Block premises.

The compost bins utilise the disposed organic vegetable waste/garbage… Read More

Government asks 3,768 NGOs to validate bank accounts


 As many as 3,768 NGOs across the country have been directed by the Home Ministry to validate their foreign contribution designated accounts with banks, failure of which will invite penalty.In a circular, the ministry said all NGOs which were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) should receive donations from abroad in a single … Read More

Robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

robotic gripper

Summary:Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris. They tested their gripper in multiple zero gravity settings, including the International Space Station.

Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500… Read More

IndiGo eyes Air India for a new take-off

domestic airlines

 With a market share of over 40 per cent — and counting — the country’s largest airline IndiGo is charting an ambitious trajectory where Air India might provide the perfect ground for its expansion.The profitable no-frills carrier, which came into existence in August 2006, also has the largest number of aircraft on order, with more than … Read More