Smriti Irani launches 2016 edition of the code to learn contest

The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, while felicitating the winners of the Code to Learn competition in New Delhi made a suggestion to Google India team that in the next phase starting next year, it may identify students from Government schools across the country as well, for participating in this competition.  She expressed… Read More

Shaktikanta Das given addl charge as Secy- Revenue, Finance Ministry

Shaktikanta Das

Shri Shaktikanta Das IAS (TN 1980) presently posted as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has been given additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance for the period from 21.5.2016 to 05.06.2015 during the absence on leave of Dr. Hashmukh Adhia IAS (GJ 1981). … Read More

Unsafe sex is fastest-growing risk for ill health in teens

Summary:A new groundbreaking report finds that years of neglect have had detrimental effects on adolescent health. Two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, and unsafe sex are an ongoing threat to their wellbeing. Adolescents also face new challenges: rising… Read More

K K Vyas joins as DCP- Crime, Delhi Police HQ

Shri K.K. Vyas IPS (AGMUT 2003)  presently reporting on transfer UT Division, Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA), Government of India, has joined as DCP- Crime Police(Headquarters), Delhi Police. wishes Shri Vyas the very best.… Read More

Foodgrains worth 10,000 cr better targeted with computerisation of PDS

In order to make PDS system totally transparent, the Government is implementing End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS Operations. As a result a large number of bogus ration cards have been eliminated by the States during last two years which has enabled better targeting of about Rs.10, 000 crores’ foodgrains. This was stated by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister… Read More

Visit of Foreign Secretary to Bangladesh

The Foreign Secretary of India Dr. S Jaishankar paid a bilateral visit to Bangladesh . The visit was part of regular interaction between the two sides. Foreign Secretary called on Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Hon’ble Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Mr. A H Mahmood Ali, MP on 11th May and met with Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mr.… Read More

FDI In Railways

Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha has informed that as per data compiled by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), the quantum of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Railway related components during the last six months (from September, 2015 to February, 2016) is US $ 59.81 million.

Agreements have been signed between Ministry… Read More

Consultative Committee for Steel and Mines meeting reviews MSTC and HCL

A meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Steel and Mines was held in New Delhi. reviewing the functioning of HCL and MSTC Ltd. Presided over by the Minister of Steel and Mines Shri Narendra Singh tomar, the meeting reviewed the progress achieved in the field of Copper by the Hindustan Copper Limited HCL and the challenges… Read More

Government inks MoU with NDTV Ethnic to popularize Indian Handloom

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between The Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and NDTV Ethnic Retail Ltd. for popularizing India Handloom textiles as a fashionable product for youth. The three-year MoU was signed at Udyog Bhawan.

The joint endeavour will endorse and launch a project, Indianroots… Read More

Smartphone alerts increase inattention and hyperactivity

Summary:With the Internet in our pockets, are we more inclined to be inattentive to other tasks? A new study indicates that the answer is yes. The researchers designed a two-week experimental study and showed that when students kept their phones on ring or vibrate, they reported more symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity than when they kept their phones… Read More

Case study “South Asian Games 2016: dash to the North East”

The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal released a case study done by IIM Ahmadabad on South Asian Games – 2016 titled “South Asian Games 2016: the dash to the North East”. On this occasion Secretary, Sports Shri Rajiv Yadav and representatives of the OC SAG were also present.

This case is a result of a study done by Prof. Sanjeev … Read More

Railway Board’s Office to have a Mobility Directorate

Railway Board

In line with the Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu’s budget speech for creation of cross functional Directorates to focus on areas like speed enhancement, motive power depicting Mission Raftaar Ministry of Railways has decided to constitute a new Directorate named as Mobility Directorate in Railway Board’s Office, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi with objective… Read More