Monthly Archives: March 2018

Deep-sea wildlife more vulnerable to extinction than first thought

Deep-sea wildlife

Summary:The existence of the unusual yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) — a family of crab-like animals whose hairy claws and bodies are reminiscent of the abominable snowman — since 2005, but already their future survival could be at risk. New Oxford University research suggests that past environmental changes may have profoundly impacted the geographic… Read More

NHPC wins laurels at India Pride Awards 2017-18


NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company and its subsidiary NHDC Limited were awarded under various categories at the India Pride Awards 2017-18. NHPC was conferred with ‘Excellence in CSR/ Environment Protection and Conservation’ award and NHDC was conferred with ‘Excellence in Electricity and Power Category’ award. The awards … Read More

Thai Film Festival inaugurated at Films Division, Mumbai

Thai Film Festival

“THE THAI FILM FESTIVAL IN MUMBAI” was inaugurated today. The three-day festival is being held at Films Division Complex situated at 24 Peddar Road, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, and organized by the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai, in cooperation with the Films Division, Government of India. Admission to all screenings is free of charge.

Inaugurating… Read More

Railways announces 20,000 Additional Jobs

Indian Railways

The railways will recruit 20,000 more people, in addition to filling up 90,000 vacancies announced earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said .The available vacancies have now been increased to 1,10,000 from previously 90,000, he said in a tweet.“110,000 jobs in Railways for youth: One of the world’s biggest recruitment drive gets even bigger,”… Read More

Combating counterfeiting & smuggling – Imperative to Accelerate Economic Development


 FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy) today organized a seminar on ‘Combating Counterfeiting and Smuggling – An Imperative to Accelerate Economic Development’. The participants discussed the importance of increased awareness on the hazards of counterfeiting and smugglingRead More

24,989 houses sanction for 2016-17 & 2017-18 under PMAY in Tripurra

Pradhanmantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY)

In Tripura, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman has said that under Pradhanmantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY) Rural, a total 24,989 houses were sanctioned for 2016-17 and 2017-18.  Talking to media in Agartala, Mr Debbarman said that the registration and geo-tagging have been completed for 24,544 houses. He also said that total 1191 houses have been constructed… Read More

Government enhancing coverage of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Paridhan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for enhancing the scope of Pradhan MantriRojgarProtsahanYojana (PMRPY). The Government of India will now contribute the Employer’s full admissible contribution for the first three years from the date of registration of the new employee… Read More

NSPCL pays interim dividend for the FY 2017-18


NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited has paid an interim dividend amounting to Rs.100 crore for financial year 2017-18. Shri Praveen Kumar Bondriya, CEO, NSPCL along with Shri Niranjan Ghosh, CFO, NSPCL presented a dividend cheque of Rs. 50.00 crore to Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD NTPC Limited in the presence of Chairman NSPCL Shri Saptarshi Roy and other Directors… Read More

Waterbirds are getting affected by low water & high salt levels in lakes


Summary:A recent study shows food sources for migratory birds decline with low water levels and high salt content in lakes.

A recent study from researchers at the University of Montana, National Audubon Society, Oregon State University and East Cascades Audubon Society shows food sources for migratory birds decline with low water levels and high salt content… Read More

Today Banks to remain open till 8 PM to transact business | RBI

Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India’s offices and all designated branches of agency banks conducting government banking will keep their counters open up to 8.00 PM  for greater convenience to tax payers. Electronic transactions can also be done till midnight .
The RBI says, centralised payment systems, such as the RTGS and NEFT, will also be operational with the… Read More

ONGC bags India Pride Awards


ONGC has won the prestigious Dainik Bhaskar India’s Pride Award for ‘Excellence in the Maharatna Category’.  Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave away the Award at New Delhi on 28 March 2018, along with Hon’ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship… Read More