Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Government approves enhanced pay scales for Army doctors

The government has approved enhanced pay scales for medical officers and specialists in the Army. “Govt approves enhanced pay scales for OIC (Officer In- charge Polyclinics), medical officers and dental officers to Rs 75,000 and all specialists to Rs 87,000 for the first year and Rs 1 lakh for the second in ECHS (Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme)… Read More

The Muscle not the brain may hold answers to some Sleep Disorders

Muscle, not brain,

Summary:Scientists exploring the brain for answers to certain sleep disorders may have been looking in the wrong place, suggests new research.

Scientists exploring the brain for answers to certain sleep disorders may have been looking in the wrong place.

A new study shows that a protein in the muscle can lessen the effects of sleep loss in mice, a surprising

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RBI to issue new fluorescent blue Rs 50 notes

blue Rs 50 notes

The Reserve Bank will soon introduce new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknotes bearing the motif of ‘Hampi with Chariot’ that depicts India’s cultural heritage.RBI said it will shortly issue these Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (new) series.

“The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting… Read More

Modi to launch 15k Cr road projects in Rajasthan

Prime Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay foundation stone for Rs 15,000-crore National Highway projects in Rajasthan on August 29.

“The prime minister is scheduled to visit Udaipur on August 29… The PM will inaugurate and do bhoomi poojan for NH projects worth Rs 15,000 crore in Rajasthan… He will dedicate… Read More

UP Government seeks Army help for flood relief

UP Government

Uttar Pradesh government today sought Army’s help for relief and rescue operations in the worst- hit districts of the state facing flood fury including Gorakhpur and Siddharthnagar.  Officials in Lucknow said , the current spell of flood has claimed 36 lives, especially in eastern parts of the state pounded by incessant rains.

22 of the 75 districts… Read More

TRIFED celebrates World Honey Bee Day

TRIFED

To create awareness about Beekeeping and uses of its products including Honey, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) is celebrating World Honey Bee Day (WHBD) on 19.08.2017 in the Country and on 18.08.2017 at all its Regional Offices and 43 Retails Outlets spread in the country. In Delhi, this would be celebrated … Read More

Advice to Students seeking admission in ITIs

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has issued following advice to Students seeking admission in ITIs: ‘‘It is brought to the notice of all concerned who wish to take admission in ITIs in the country for training under craftsman scheme, that to ascertain the quality of infrastructure and also the training imparted in ITIs, joint inspection… Read More

Clarification regarding number of Taxpayers added after Demonetization

Income Tax Returns

Various news reports/articles have appeared in the media regarding inconsistency in the estimates of the number of taxpayers added after demonetization. It has been commented that the following different figures have been given at different forums by different authorities:

(i) The Prime Minister mentioned in his Independence Day speech that additional… Read More

Study says that we tolerate political lies for shared views

We tolerate

Summary:People have more leniency for politicians’ lies when they bolster a shared belief that a specific political stance is morally right, new research demonstrates.

Why do political figures appear to be able to get away with mild truth bending and sometimes even outrageous lies?

A new study, from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Web Based system for online processing of application for ICD

Inland Container

The Government has simplified the process for companies to set up an Inland Container Depot/ Container Freight Station (CFS)/Air Freight Station (AFS). The improved procedure is aimed at ensuring a speedier and more transparent approval process. Towards this objective, companies can now make their application online and view its progress/update on-line,… Read More

Chief Electoral Officers conference of all States and UT in New Delhi

EC

A two day Chief Electoral Officers’ Conference of all States and Union Territories commenced in New Delhi . It was inaugurated by Shri. A.K. Joti, Chief Election Commissioner of India and Shri. O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioner of India.

Addressing the Chief Electoral Officers of the States and Union Territories, Shri. A.K. Joti, Chief Election Commissioner… Read More

Journey of Television Revolution

Sanjay Kachot

Little over two decades after the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began the first television service of the world in 1936, Television was introduced in India on September 15, 1959 in Delhi. It was with the help of UNESCO that it all started.  Initially programmes were broadcast twice a week for an hour a day on themes like community health, traffic, … Read More