Aravind Kumar appointed Addl Dy Commissioner- Development,Fazilka


Shri Aravind Kumar M K IAS (Punjab 2011) presently posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, General, Sangrur,has been transferred as Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Fazilka. wishes Shri Kumar the very best .… Read More

India and Bahamas trade to touch US$3 billion by 2020

Amid slowdown in the world economy, India and Bahamas trade is projected to touch at US$3 billion by 2020, said Dr. Mahesh Gupta, President, PHD Chamber.

India has potential to export commodities including ships, boats, mineral fuels, articles, among others of iron and steel to Bahamas as these commodities are majorly imported by Bahamas and are among India’s… Read More

Aligning financial sector important towards achieving Sustainable Development Agenda


India has set ambitious goals for inclusive and sustainable development, which require the mobilisation of additional low-cost, long-term capital. A new reportlaunched by FICCI and UNEP shows how the country is already introducing innovative approaches to attract private capital for green assets – and outlines a number of key steps to deepen this process… Read More

India’s share in world GDP doubled- PHD Chamber

India’s share in world GDP doubled/increased from 1.43% in 2000 to 2.86% in 2015. In the post crisis period, the performance of Indian economy is not bad as the economy is still progressing in the world economic system, said Dr. Mahesh Gupta, President, PHD Chamber in a press statement issued .

India’s GDP stood at USD 477 billion in 2000 and increased to USD… Read More

Could off-grid electricity systems accelerate energy access?

Summary:Small off-grid electricity systems are growing rapidly in South Asia. A new study provides the first assessment of how these systems are impacting communities in the region.

Small-scale electricity systems provide uneven benefits and limited service options, according to a new study published from researchers at the International Institute… Read More

Government encouraging Local Shipping Industry

Ports in India handled 172.7 million tonnes of cargo in the year 2014-2015. Domestic shipping industry has shown growth of 7.01 % in the year 2014-2015 against -0.4 % in the year 2013-2014 in the coastal cargo.

The Government of India has taken the following steps to encourage shipbuilding industry:

(i) To promote shipbuilding and repair in Indian shipyards,… Read More

Sewage Treatment Plants for cleaning Ganga

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bhart has informed that 41 Sewage treatment plants development / rehabilitation under 34 projects, having total capacity of 808.23 mld, have been sanctioned in the Ganga Basin States since inception of NGRBA Programme.

Out of the project sanctioned since inception… Read More

Action Plan to reduce Road Accidents

Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan has informed that the Government along with other member countries of the United Nations Organization has set a target of reducing road accident of fatalities by 50% by 2020. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken a number of steps to implement the said target:

i. The… Read More

Promotion of Steel Industry

The Minister of Steel and Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar informed that the Indian steel industry is currently passing through a severe downturn. Globally, demand slowdown and overcapacity have resulted in major steel producing countries like China, Japan and Republic of Korea adopting predatory pricing strategy and dumping their products in India at … Read More

Chernobyl after 30 years

Summary:The Chernobyl disaster struck 30 years ago . The devastating radiation spill created a huge radio-ecological laboratory where scientists have been studying the effects of radiation on free-living organisms since 2000. In addition to cataloging a range of harmful effects that even low doses of radiation have on life, the scientists recently published… Read More

Museums in poor shape ??

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation has informed that there are various  national level museums, namely National Museum (New Delhi), 3 wings of National Gallery of Modern Art (Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai), Indian Museum (Kolkata), Victoria Memorial Hall (Kolkata), Read More

J K Tripathy appointed as ADGP- Coastal Security Group, Chennai

Shri J K Tripathy IPS (Tamil Nadu 1985) who is presently posted as, ADGP, Law and Order, Chennai,Tamil Nadu Police,has been appointed as ADGP, Coastal Security Group, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Police,in place of Shri C Sylendra Babu IPS,on the directions of the Election Commission Government of India. wishes Shri Tripathy the very best … Read More