Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Ashok Das appointed Ambassador to Brazil

Ashok Das appointed Ambassador to Brazil

Shri Ashok Das IFS (1987), presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Federative Republic of Brazil. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Shri  Das is a career diplomat and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987.  He has served in India’s diplomatic missions… Read More

MoPNG | Facilitation Workshop under Open Acreage Licensing Programme, Mumbai

Dharmendra Pradhan

Over the recent past years MoPNG has undertaken a slew of initiatives to achieve Prime Minister’s vision for Energy Security and Sufficiency, in continuation to which OALP Bid Round I was launched in January 2018 under 55 bidder selected blocks, each carved out by prospective bidders themselves in promising basins with an area of 59,282 Sq. Kms were announced… Read More

Special focus to North East Region states by Ministry of Textiles

Smriti Irani

Development and modernization of the textile sector in the North Eastern states is being given the highest priority by the Ministry of Textiles said Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Textiles. This will create more jobs, especially for women of that region and also lead to enhancement of the infrastructure of North Eastern states like roads, power, water supply… Read More

Foreign Tourist Arrivals registers 8.4% growth in January, 2018

Domestic and Foreign Tourist

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa during the month of January, 2018:-

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):Read More

Cochin Shipyard | Five killed & four injured in blast

Cochin Shipyard

In Kerala, five workers were killed and four injured in a blast that occurred in the maintenance dock of Cochin Shipyard .The blast occurred inside ONGC ship, Sagar Bhusan which was under maintenance in the dock.

All the injured workers have been admitted to hospital. The condition of one injured is reportedly critical. Minister of Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari… Read More

NALCO registers robust growth upto Q3 of FY 2017-18


National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna PSU, under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India and country’s leading manufacturer and exporter of alumina and aluminium, has declared its financial results for & upto 3 rd quarter ended December 2017.

According to the reviewed financial results for the 3 rd quarter of the financial year 2017-18… Read More

Reversing brain deficits caused by alcohol

Reversing brain deficits

Summary:Researchers have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reboot and reverse the damaging impacts of heavy alcohol consumption on regeneration of brain cells. Their studies in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 weeks of binge-like alcohol consumption on neurogenesis… Read More

Efficient method devised to drug test athletes


Summary:It will now be easier, faster and cheaper to catch athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs.

It will now be easier, faster and cheaper to catch athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs. A new way of testing blood and urine developed by University of Waterloo researchers cuts down the time required to analyze samples from 30 minutes to 55… Read More

N C Asthana appointed Kerala Vigilance Chief

Nirmal Chandra Asthana IPS

Shri  Nirmal Chandra Asthana IPS (Kerala 1986) presently  DGP modernisation  has been appointed as Director of the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau. A decision has been taken the office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan .Shri Asthana, a 1986 batch IPS officer, is now on Central deputation.He has co-authored several books including one… Read More

Seven Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion inducted in South Sudan

Seven Garhwal Rifles

To support the United Nations efforts in bringing peace and normalcy in a war torn country of South Sudan, Indian Army is contributing approx 2300 personnel. Seven Garhwal Rifles Infantry battalion group of the Indian Army is currently being inducted to South Sudan from IGI Airport, New Delhi. It is a matter of great pride for the unit and the Garhwal Rifles Regiment,… Read More

NHAI launching ranking system for Toll Plazas

NHAI to Launch Ranking System for Toll Plazas

National Highways Auority of India (NHAI) launched a countrywide drive on 10 February, 2018, to address issues that affect highway users, such as ease of tolling, electronic tolling/FASTag lane, cleanliness at toll plazas, behavior of the toll plaza staff, deployment of marshals, cleanliness of toilets, functioning of Highway Nest (Mini), wayside amenities… Read More