Daily Archives: February 13, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a Workshop on environmental health, as part of the Clean Air Campaign. It was deliberated and recommended at the Workshop that the number of PM2.5 monitoring stations need to be expanded and a group of experts including the concerned ministries may meet once a month… Read More