65th North Eastern Council Plenary meeting to begin tomorrow in Shillong


The two-day 65th Plenary meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC) will begin tomorrow in Shillong, Meghalaya.

On the first day of the meeting, two technical sessions on the topics of ‘Livelihood’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ will be held. Different Central ministries will interact on the development projects in North East region. Ministries and departments… Read More

Your friends have more friends than you do !!

Summary:No matter how smart and funny you think you are, those you follow on Twitter really do have a larger following than you. And the same holds true for Facebook. But there is no reason to feel badly about any of this, according to researchers who say that it is all due to the inherently hierarchical nature of social media networks, where, in the social hierarchy… Read More

Sports Ministry to consider Suo Moto medal winners of Rio Olympics for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna & Arjuna Awards 2016

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has decided in relaxation of provisions of the Schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to consider suo moto medal winners in individual events in Rio Olympics 2016, who have already not been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the past for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016.

Medal winners in team events, who have played stellar… Read More

Lucknow tops Fast Track competition, 13 more Smart Cities announced

Central Government announced 13 more smart cities from as many States. Lucknow topped the list of winners of the Fast Track competition conducted for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories. Announcing the winners at a media conference on the occasion of two years of the Government in office, Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban… Read More

Making virus sensors cheap and simple

Summary: Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine. While the technique presently works on just one virus, scientists say it could be adapted to detect a range of viruses that plague humans, including Ebola, Zika and HIV.

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single… Read More

Ordinances on NEET give firm statutory support & backing to bring in exams transparency

Health and Family Welfare

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda stated that The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 and The Dentists (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 are being promulgated to amend the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and Dentists Act, 1948 respectively to provide for a uniform entrance examination for Undergraduate and Post Graduate… Read More

Biomarker may predict endometrial Cancer Recurrences

Summary:The deubiquitinating enzyme USP14 as a promising biomarker for identifying risk of recurrence in endometrial cancer patients, new research suggests.

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the U.S. Most cases are diagnosed at early stage and have good prognosis. Unfortunately, some patients with early stage and low grade … Read More

Severe Water Stress likely in Asia by 2050

Summary:Economic and population growth on top of climate change could lead to serious water shortages across a broad swath of Asia by the year 2050, a newly published study has found. The study deploys detailed modeling to produce what the researchers believe is a full range of scenarios involving water availability and use in the future.

Economic and population… Read More

Compliance of Laws to be focus over next 3 years : Javadekar

The Government has said that its focus over the next three years will be on compliance of rules and laws.   Addressing a press conference on the new initiatives and efforts of the Government over the last two years, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, said that the highlights of the initiatives… Read More

I&B Secretary meets Journalists from Nepal

Ajay Mittal

Secretary I&B, Shri Ajay Mittal, met a delegation of senior journalists who are visiting India on a familiarisation programme. During the discussions, Secretary I&B, gave an overview of the key policies and initiatives of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. He highlighted the initiatives taken recently with regard the broadcasting… Read More

Major Ports being reformed to promote “Ease of doing Business”

The Ministry of Shipping in the past year has taken up several initiatives to promote trade and improve India’s ranking in the “Trading Across Borders’ indicator of World Bank’s Doing Business Report. Following steps have been taken by the Ministry to facilitate ease of doing business:

  1. From manual to electronic interface: Form 11&13 in manual
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