Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

Liquor and pot use in teens lessens the life success

Liquor and pot

Summary:Young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to achieve adult life goals, according to new research.

Young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to achieve adult life goals, according to new research by UConn Health scientists presented November 5 at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting… Read More

Mary Kom resigns as boxing national observer

M C Mary Kom

Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom has resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position.

“I resigned as national observer 10 days ago after having a word with Mr Rathore. I had been requested to take up the position, it… Read More

Niti Ayog to set up special Women Cell for entrepreneurs

NITI Aayog

Niti Ayog has announced plans to set up a special Women Cell for handholding Women Startups and entrepreneurs. Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant announced this, along with Telangana IT Minister K Taraka Ramarao last evening, on conclusion of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad.

Stating that the centre will extend support to women entrepreneurs in a … Read More

Defence Ministry launches Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week

Defence Ministry launched the Armed Forces Week from 1st to 7th of this month. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman appealed countrymen to join in this Armed Forces Week, in wearing Armed Forces flag to pay respects to the brave sons and daughters of our nation. She said people can also contribute towards welfare of war-widows, children of martyrs and ex-servicemen… Read More

FSSAI issues detailed guidelines on recall of food products

FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked companies to put in place a proper plan to recall food products from markets, if found unsafe. Food safety regulator yesterday issued detailed guidelines on recall of food products and said that the purpose is to help food business operators to frame a proper recall plan and implement them … Read More

Firearm injuries are becoming more severe by the days in US

Firearm injuries

Summary:New research has revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years.

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years, among those hospitalized for their injuries. Researchers from Boston University School… Read More

Cabinet approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission

National Nutrition Mission

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.

Features:

  1. The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries.
  2. The proposal consists
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BHEL commissions 30 MW Hydro Unit in Mizoram

BHEL

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the second unit of the 2×30 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in the state of Mizoram. Significantly, the unit has been commissioned by BHEL in less than a hundred days of the commissioning of the first unit.

Located in Kolasib district of Mizoram, the greenfield project of … Read More

Smita Nagaraj takes charge UPSC Member

Smita Nagaraj

Ms. Smita Nagaraj IAS (Tamil Nadu 1984) took the oath of office and Secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The oath was administered by Prof. David R. Syiemlieh, Chairman, UPSC.

Ms. Nagaraj, during her career spanning over 33 years, has held several important positions in the Central Government as well as in the Government of Tamil Nadu.… Read More

AAI to sign MoU with ASSOMET & AMAFOND for business collaboration

AAI

Aluminium Association of India (AAI) and leading aluminium association ASSOMET & AMAFOND of Italy will soon sign MoU for investing in joint venture in the upcoming Aluminium Park at Angul that is being developed by leading Navratna CSPE National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) and Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO).… Read More

CBDT signs two Indian Advance Pricing agreements

CBDT

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 2 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) during the month of November, 2017. These Agreements are the first ever Bilateral APAs with The Netherlands. With the signing of these Agreements, the total number of APAs entered into by the CBDT has gone up to 186. This includes 171 Unilateral APAs and 15… Read More

Dharmendra Pradhan urges private sector to consider recognition of Prior Learning to skill and upskill private security workforce

Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India,  urged the private sector to consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where without any financial implication private security workforce would be skilled and upskilled and provided certification.
Addressing a Special Session on ‘Critical issues … Read More