Daily Archives: December 10, 2017

Children doing maths at home with parents improve their general vocabulary too

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Summary:Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.

Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according… Read More

Crunch time coming for food security- Insects as both food and feed

food security- Insects

Summary:Insects have been a valuable source of nutritional protein for centuries, as both food and feed. The challenge now is to broaden their appeal, safely and sustainably.

Feelings often run high where insects are concerned, with many people even squeamish to look on them, let alone touch or swallow them. And yet insects present a huge nutritional opportunity… Read More

Centre sanctions 75 crore for setting up LPG bottling plant in Meghalaya

first LPG bottling facility

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 75 crore for setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya which will help increase the clean fuel’s penetration, especially in the rural areas of the state.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was inked today between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the state government in the presence… Read More

IBBI notifies Regulations for handling of Grievances and Complaints

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the IBBI (Grievance and Complaint Handling Procedure) Regulations, 2017 in the Gazette of India on 7th December, 2017. The Regulations enable a Stakeholder, namely, debtor, creditor, claimant, service provider, resolution applicant or any other person having an interest in an insolvency… Read More

Direct Tax collections for FY 2017-18 growth of 14.4% upto Nov, 2017

Direct Tax collections

The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to November, 2017 show that net collections are at Rs. 4.8 lakh crore which is 14.4% higher than the net collections for the corresponding period of last year.

The Net Direct Tax collections represent 49% of the total Budget Estimates of Direct Taxes for the Financial Year. 2017-18 (Rs. 9.8 lakh crore). … Read More

FICCI comments on the Moody’s upgrade of India’s rating

Moody Investors Service upgrades ratings of 9 PSUs

“Moody’s upgrade of India’s rating is a reaffirmation of the various reform measures undertaken by the government over the last three to four years and we welcome this move”, said Mr. Pankaj R Patel, President, FICCI. “The ratings upgrade along with the recently reported improvement in India’s ease of doing business ranking underline the fact… Read More

Selection for the post of Director-Technical | Bharat Dynamics Limited

Vacancy

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking qualified candidates for the post of Director(Technical), Bharat Dynamics Limited(BDL).

Last Date of Receipt: on 05th January 2018.

More:http://pesb.gov.in/Vacancy/BDL-DIR-TECH.pdfRead More

India leap to High-Speed Corridor for Holistic Progress

G.Srinivasan

As India will commemorate its diamond jubilee in 2022 to mark its 75 years of Independence, the NDA government has pulled up the socks to ensure that a decade-long dream of having the first bullet train in India realized. The first step in this direction is taken on September 14 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat when the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe and… Read More

ASEAN India Connectivity Summit to begin in New Delhi

ASEAN

The ASEAN India Connectivity Summit (AICS) will begin in New Delhi on Monday. The theme of the two-day Summit is Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century.

The AICS aims at accelerating existing connectivity prospects, identifying issues of concern, evolving suitable policy recommendations and developing strategies to enhance… Read More

CBI books NTPC Director-Finance, two others for corruption

cbi

The CBI has booked the Director (Finance) of the state-run power utility NTPC Limited, along with two others, in connection with a case pertaining to corruption. It carried out search at his residence at Asian Games Village in New Delhi. The agency has registered an FIR against NTPC’s Kulamani Biswal, BGR Mining and Infra Private Limited director … Read More

24 companies offer to invest 60,000 cr in SEZ adjoining JNPT

JNPT

Union Shipping and Ports Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that 24 companies have offered to invest over 60,000 crore rupees in a special economic zone adjoining the country’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. He said this will create employment for 1.25 to 1.50 lakh people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation for the facility… Read More

Centre to issue universal ID cards to Persons with Disabilities

Persons with Disabilities

Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said that Centre will soon issue universal ID cards to persons with disabilities which will be valid throughout India. At present, an identity card issued by a state is not considered valid in another state, which causes inconvenience to people with disabilities in availing benefits of various government schemes and reservation.… Read More