Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Four agreements for ICT collaboration between Sri Lanka and India

ICT sector

India and Sri Lanka today signed four agreements for collaboration in ICT sector, setting up of e-office system and connecting of National Knowledge network (NKN) for collaboration among universities and academics. The MoU for cooperation was signed by Union minister for Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad with his Sri Lankan counterpart … Read More

India and Israel exchange 9 agreements for cooperation in different areas

India, Israel

India and Israel exchanged nine agreements for cooperation in different areas including cyber security, oil and gas, space and science and technology, civil aviation, information and broadcasting and health. The agreements were exchanged after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu… Read More

UIDAI to enable face authentication in fusion mode on registered devices by 1st July


Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to enable face authentication in fusion mode on registered devices by 1st July this year to make it easier for people facing difficulty in authentication through fingerprint and Iris.

In a statement, UIDAI said, this facility will help in inclusive authentication of those who are not able to biometrically… Read More

Home Minister inaugurates IWDRI 2018

Rajnath Singh

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) here . The two-day workshop is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Underlining the importance of Disaster… Read More

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore unveils the Khelo India Anthem

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

In an endeavor to encourage mass participation and promote excellence in sports, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports here today unveiled the Khelo India Anthem Commencing on January 31, 2018, the Khelo India School Games will be the first programme to mark the beginning of Khelo India, a category defining, holistic sports development programme. Star… Read More

PM holds delegation-level talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu

Narendra Modi -Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding delegation-level talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi. During the talks, both the leaders will discuss host of issues including defence cooperation, trade, innovation, counter terrorism, agriculture and water harvesting. Several MoUs are expected to be signed in different areas … Read More

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a two-day International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure organized by National Disaster Management Authority in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh said, this workshop is a paradigm shift in the field of disaster management globally.

He said tremendous foresight and rigour are required … Read More

Aadhaar biometric lock, a lesser-known security feature

Aadhaar biometric lock

Long before it brought in an extra firewall for privacy with the proposed virtual IDs, the Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI had set in place a ‘biometric lock’ as an additional layer of protection against outside intrusions or breach.
A lesser-known feature, the biometric lock in existing Aadhaar system is aimed at allowing users to safeguard… Read More

70th Army Day being celebrated

70th Army Day

The 70th Army Day is being celebrated . Chief of Army staff General Bipin Rawat will review the parade at Cariappa Parde Ground in Delhi Cantonment on this occasion. He will also present gallantry awards. In his message on the occasion, General Rawat said, the future challenges continue to demand greater commitments from the Indian Army. He said while Army’s… Read More

Centre trying to increase farmers income through new initiatives

Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, development of the agriculture sector is priority for the NDA government. Launching agri-commodity options in Guar seed in New Delhi Sunday morning, Mr Jaitley said, Centre is trying to increase income of farmers by new initiatives and schemes. The Minister said, farmers have changed the scenario of economic … Read More

Government to invite fresh applications for RBI Deputy Governor post

Reserve Bank of India

The government will soon invite fresh applications for the post of RBI Deputy Governor, a position that fell vacant after S S Mundra retired on completion of his three-year term on July 31, 2017.Although interviews were conducted on July 29 last year, the government has decided to start the process all over again, sources said without giving reasons.

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