Dating historic activity at Oso site shows recurring major landslides

Summary:Radiocarbon dating of landslides near the deadly March 2014 mudslide in Oso, Washington show that this is a geologically active region, with other large slides in the relatively recent past.

The large, fast-moving mudslide that buried much of Oso, Washington in March 2014 was the deadliest landslide in U.S. history. Since then, it’s been … Read More

Cabinet informed of the developments in India-Australia Civil Nuclear Cooperation

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took note of the administrative arrangements for implementing the India-Australia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement that came into force on 13th November, 2015. The fuel supply arrangements with Australia will bolster energy security by supporting the expansion of nuclear power in… Read More

Successful Conduct of LR SAM Firing by Indian Navy

Indian Navy today achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti Air Warfare capability with the maiden firing of its newly developed Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR SAM). The firing was undertaken on the Western Seaboard by INS Kolkata, wherein the missile successesfully intercepted an Aerial Target at extended ranges. Apart from the missile,… Read More

Rajnath Singh meets J&K youth under ‘Wattan Ko Jano’ initiative of MHA

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh met the orphan youth from the state of Jammu and Kashmir under ‘Wattan Ko Jano’ initiative of Ministry of Home Affairs, here today. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra… Read More

Exports crisis is for real, seeping into entire agri, leather, marine sectors, not limited to petro products

Further lowering the outlook for Indian exports to USD 255-260 billion for fiscal 2015-16, ASSOCHAM  maintained that the sector is  in real crisis which goes well beyond petroleum products, gems and jewellery to highly job-oriented leather and leather products and has engulfed the entire agri exports witnessing sharp falls.
The country’s merchandise… Read More

Tamil Nadu Government submits all 12 Smart City Proposals

Tamil Nadu Government has submitted 12 Smart City Plans to the Ministry of Urban Development. State Government could not submit the same by the stipulated deadline of December 15,2015 on account of being pre-occupied with management of floods in Chennai and other parts of the State. The State Government has accordingly sought time and submitted Smart City… Read More

Highlights of Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances

The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has taken various initiatives during the year 2015. Following are the highlights of the activities:

  1. Replication/Adoption of award winning initiatives of PM Award for Excellence in Public Administration and National Awards on e-Governance.

The Government of India has instituted Prime… Read More

Magazine Journalism needs to reinvent itself , Arun Jaitley

Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Finance and Corporate Affairs has said that the print media needed to accept the challenges put forth by the Digital and Information age. The internet revolution and fast changing technology presented a big challenge to the Print Media across the world to maintain its presence and sustained Read More

Susheel Kuma appointed as Special Secy.Ministry of EF&Climate Change GOI

Shri Susheel Kumar IAS (Uttar Pradesh 1982) presently posted as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Uttar Pradesh, has been appointed as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Government of India. wishes the very best.… Read More

Govt to increase maternity leave in private sector to 26 weeks

The union government is set to increase the maternity leave for women employed in private firms from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said the Ministry of Labour has agreed to increase maternity leave to six-and-a-half months. “We had written to the Labour Ministry asking that the maternity leave be … Read More

Snehlata Shrivastava appointed as Special Secy.Dep.of Financial Services,GOI

Ms Snehlata Shrivastava IAS (Madhya Pradesh 1982) presently posted as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finace GOI, has been appointed as Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. wishes the very best.… Read More

Amarendra Kumar Dubey appointed as Special Secretary, Ministry of Coal, GOI


Shri Amarendra Kumar Dubey IAS, (Kerala 1982) presently posted as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal, New Delhi, has been appointed as Special Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. wishes the very best.… Read More