Vandana Sharma appointed Addl Secy, Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare

Ms. Vandana Sharma ICAS(1984) presently Joint Secretary, Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare by upgrading that post to the level of Additional Secretary for a period of two years. wishes Ms. Vandana Sharma … Read More

Health Ministry to launch “Mission Parivar Vikas”

On the World Population Day this year, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare had given directions to the Ministry to develop a strategy within 3 months where vulnerable districts in the country will be targeted for intensive and improved family planning services.

In accordance with these directions, the Ministry of Health and Family… Read More

Total credit demand for MSME sector stands at Rs 45 lakh crore over medium term

While Rs 45 lakh crore would be the total credit demand for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector over the medium term, about Rs 5.15 lakh crore needs to be mobilised to address the near-term requirement, noted an ASSOCHAM-Crisil joint study.“Finance related issues pose the biggest challenge among the host of other factors hindering growth… Read More

Brain-sensing technology allows typing at 12 words per minute

Summary:It does not take an infinite number of monkeys to type a passage of Shakespeare. Instead, it takes a single monkey equipped with brain-sensing technology — and a cheat sheet. Technology for reading signals directly from the brain could provide a way for people with movement disabilities to communicate.

It does not take an infinite number of … Read More

Anuradha Mitra appointed Addl Secy & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

Ms. Anuradha Mitra IDAS (1984) presently Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, has been appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology by upgrading that post to the level of Additional Secretary for a period of two years.… Read More

U P Singh appointed Addl Secy, River Ganga(Rejuvenation, Protection & Management) Authority

Shri U P Singh IAS (Orissa 1985) presently Additional Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has been appointed as Additional Secretary, River Ganga(Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authority against Newly created post. wishes Shri U. P. Singh the very best.

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Sumanta Chaudhuri appointed MD, Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

Sumanta Chaudhari IAS

Shri Sumanta Chaudhuri IAS (WB 1985) presently in his Cadre has been appointed Managing Director, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in the rank  as Additional Secretary under Central Staffing Scheme. wishes Shri Sumanta Chaudhuri the very best.

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Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to enhancement Pension for Freedom Fighters

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters and for the spouses (widows/widowers), eligible daughters and dependent parents of deceased Freedom Fighters, under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme (SSSPS), 1980.

 The existing pension scheme… Read More

Ashok Pai appointed CEO,National Waqf Development Corporation Limited

Shri Ashok Pai IFoS (UK 1983) presently Joint Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes on lateral has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, National Waqf Development Corporation Limited (NAWADCO), Ministry of Minority Affairs in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary under Central Staffing Scheme for two years.… Read More

Demand for mosquito repellents, insecticides soar

Fast rising cases of dengue and chikungunya have lead to a sharp increase of demand for mosquito repellents and insecticides by 45-50 per cent in the last few weeks and the sale of these products is likely to further shoot up on health concerns arising out of water logging and lack of adequate sanitation in major cities, more so in the North including the National… Read More

Arun Goel appointed Addl Secy & Financial Advisor- Labour & Employment Ministry

Shri Arun Goel IAS (PB 1985) presently Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority under Ministry of Urban Development on lateral has been appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Labour & Employment vice Ms. Meenakshi Gupta, IA&AS (1984) by upgrading that post to the level of Additional Secretary for a period… Read More