Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

Globally, Pollution responsible for 16 percent of early deaths

Urban air pollution

Summary:Diseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths — 16 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to a report.

Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a Commissioner and author of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health that has released a report detailing… Read More

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates India Disaster Response Summit

Kiren Rijiju

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has said that India need to prepare itself for moving towards Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) from an approach of traditional Disaster Management. He emphasised that Disaster Mitigation Strategy should be areas of priority for addressing Disaster Risk Management.… Read More

BDL turnover Jumps to 4,886.62 Cr | Pays 157.22 Cr dividend

BDL Turnover Jumps

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a ‘Miniratna’ category–1 Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU), has achieved a record turnover of Rs 4,886.62 crore for the financial year 2016-17, registering a growth of 17.46 per cent over the previous year. Chairman and Managing Director, BDL Shri V Udaya Bhaskar presented a cheque of full and final dividend … Read More

Hari Mohan takes charge as Member, WV&E | Ordnance Factory Board

Hari Mohan OFB

Shri Hari Mohan takes charge as Member, Weapons Vehicles & Equipments (WV&E), Ordnance Factory Board, since 01 NOV 2017. He joined Indian Ordnance Factories Service on 19 AUG 1983.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Hari Mohan the very best.… Read More

NGT bans construction, waste burning in Delhi

National Green Tribunal

National Green Tribunal NGT banned construction and industrial activities in Delhi-NCR till Tuesday.It directed that no trucks from outside or within Delhi will be permitted to transport any construction material. NGS also issued direction for sprinkling of water where Suspended Particulate Matter is found to be in excess of 600 micrograms per cubic metre.… Read More

President to launches Bihar Krishi road map 2017-2022

Bihar Krishi road map 2017-2022

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, launched the Bihar Krishi Road Map 2017-2022 in Patna today (November 9, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President said it was a moving and emotional experience for him to come to Bihar for the first time as President of India. He would always remember the regard and affection received from people of all sections… Read More

Exercising in a group improves quality of life and reduces stress

Group exercise

Summary:Group exercise participants showed significant improvements in all three quality of life measures: mental (12.6 percent), physical (24.8 percent) and emotional (26 percent). They also reported a 26.2 percent reduction in perceived stress levels. By comparison, individual fitness participants on average worked out twice as long, and saw no … Read More

NITI Aagoy holds Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi, 10 – 13 Nov

NITI Aayog

As part of the series of Road to GES events, in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, are organising a Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi from Nov 10-13, 2017.

The objective of the event is to explore how blockchain architectures can enable a new digital… Read More

Gorkha Rifles completes over two centuries of glory and valour in India

Gorkha Rifles

“Jai Maha Kali, Aayo Gorkhali! (Hail Goddess Kali, the Gorkhas are here!)”, or simply “Aayo Gorkhali Charge!” The spine chilling war-cry by soldiers, brandishing deadly inwardly-curving Khukris, is usually enough to scare the wits out of most adversaries on battlefields.

From full-blown wars to the frozen frontier of Siachen,… Read More

India, Bangladesh jointly launch connectivity projects

India, Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh on Thursday jointly launched bilateral connectivity projects for the mutual benefit of both countries.The joint connectivity projects were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee via video conference.

Speaking… Read More

Government doubles import duty on wheat to 20%

import duty on wheat

The government has doubled the import duty on wheat to 20 per cent to curb cheap shipments and give positive price signal to farmers in the ongoing Rabi season. It has also imposed import duty of 50 per cent on peas to check cheaper shipments from countries like Canada and to boost domestic prices.

In a notification, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)… Read More

23rd GST Council Meet in Guwahati today

GST Collection

The 23rd meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will begin in Guwahati today. The two-day meeting will review the impact of the new tax regime in the first quarter of its implementation. In an interview to All India Radio, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, the Council is likely to take up the issue of benami properties during the meeting.… Read More