Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

Centre Sanctions New Project to Control Pollution of River Sal, Goa

Project to Control Pollution of River Sal, Goa

The Centre sanctioned a new project to control pollution in River Sal at Navelim town in Goa. The project was sanctioned by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change under the National River Conservation Plan and would cost of Rs. 61.74 cr.. Both the Centre and State will share the cost on 60:40 basis.

Under the project, around 32 kms of sewers will… Read More

NASA launches new anti-harassment policy for employees


Taking a firm stand against workplace harassment, NASA has launched a new campaign for its employees saying that the space agency will not tolerate any kind of harassment.“Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at NASA and will not be tolerated. It’s not consistent with our values, our employee engagement, and our high-performance… Read More

PNB increases interest rates on domestic term deposits

Punjab National Bank

PNB has increased interest rates on Domestic Bulk term deposits w.e.f. 01.02.2018  as under:-

  • In the maturity bucket of 7 – 14 days,15 – 29 days and 30 – 45 days from 4.80% to 5.25%.
  • In the maturity bucket of 46 – 90 days and 91 – 179 days, from 4.90% to 6.25%.
  • In the maturity bucket of 180 – 270 days and 271 days – <1 year, from 5.00% to 6.25%.
  • In the maturity
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NGT allows registration of diesel ambulances of AIIMS


The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed registration of diesel ambulances of the premier medical institute AIIMS which conform to BS-IV emission norms.A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi granted the relief to the applicant after it assured the tribunal that it does not possess vehicles which were more than 10 years old.

The tribunal… Read More

Central Government jobs go up 2.53 lakh in two years


An estimated 2.53 lakh central government jobs were generated in the last two years, reveals an examination of Union budget 2018-19.According to the budget documents, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, the estimated workforce of central government establishments will be 35.05 lakh as on March 1, 2018.

This is 2.53 lakh more than the … Read More

No diesel locomotives will be allowed in Delhi area after March 2019

diesel locomotives

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said he has been informed by the Railway Board that no diesel locomotives will be allowed in the Delhi area after March 2019. Speaking at the Institute of Railway Electrical Engineers in New Delhi, Mr Goyal emphasised the need for transformation and change in the work culture of the Railways. He said that the Member Traction, Railway… Read More

World Cancer Day being observed

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is being observed today. The day is observed on 4th February every year to raise awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention. The primary goal of the day is to reduce the illness and related deaths by 2020.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a medical camp at Swarna Bharat Trust, Atkur in Andhra Pradeshh… Read More

Dr T K Narayanan appointed VC | Kerala Kalamandalam

Dr T K Narayanan

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, who is also the Chancellor, has appointed Dr T K Narayanan as Vice-Chancellor of the Kerala Kalamandalam, a deemed university for Art and Culture.The appointment is for a five-year period or till he attains the age of 70, whichever is earlier, a Raj Bhavan release said today.

Narayanan is a former professor of Sanskrit, University… Read More