Alcoholism & Drug abuse causing around the World, says President

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse (June 26, 2016) in New Delhi on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Speaking on the occasion, the President told the award winners not to remainRead More

Draft Rules for UTs without legislature under the Real Estate Act, 2016

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has piloted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. Specified Sections of the Act has come into effect from 01st May, 2016. As per Section 84 of the Act read with sub-clause (i) of clause (g) of section 2 of the Act, the central government i.e. the Ministry of HUPA is required to prepare rules… Read More

Competition Commission of India celebrated its 7th Annual Day

Competition Commission of India (‘the Commission’) celebrated its 7th Annual Day which marks the notification of the substantive enforcement provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting delivered the Annual Day lecture on “Competition, Regulator… Read More

National Pension System: Service Fortnight from June 27 to July 9, 2016

With a view to create awareness about the National Pension System (NPS) and improve subscriber interface, it has been decided to observe NPS Service Fortnight from June 27 to July 9 ,2016 by all the entities/ functionaries in the NPS value chain such as Points of Presence (POPs), the Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA) etc. across the country. This fortnight-long… Read More

Carrots and Sticks fail to change behavior in Cocaine Addiction

Summary:People who are addicted to cocaine are particularly prone to developing habits that render their behavior resistant to change, regardless of the potentially devastating consequences, suggests new researche. The findings may have important implications for the treatment of cocaine addiction as they help explain why such individuals take drugs… Read More

Six States/UTs sign ’24×7 – Power For All’ at Goa Power Ministers’ Conference

Ministry of Power

Three States Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh and three Union Territories Delhi, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli have signed the 24×7 “Power For All” (PFA) documents. These PFA documents were signed in presence of Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy during two day States… Read More

Lt. Gen. (Retd) S K Sinha, former J&K Governor meets Dr Jitendra Singh

Former Jammu & Kashmir Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd.) S.K. Sinha met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and held over an hour long meeting… Read More

Yoga sessions at Environment Ministry concludes

Ministry of Environment

The three-day long Yoga sessions convened by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, to mark the 2nd International Day of Yoga (IDY) from June 21-23, 2016, came to an end . An expert Yoga Therapist Dr.K.K.Jha, Chairman, World Health Initiative For Peace (WHIP) was invited to provide guidance to the participants of the Sessions.

A special … Read More

PM attends 1st Anniversary Celebration of Smart Cities Mission & AMRUT

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi  attended the first anniversary celebration of the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT, in Pune. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that a fresh trend is now noticed where cities are moving forward to compete on the path of development. He said there is a positive atmosphere of competing on development works… Read More

Need to remember something? Exercise four hours later !

Summary:A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you’ve just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings show that physical exercise after learning improves memory and memory traces, but only if the exercise is done in a specific time window and not immediately after learning.

A new study suggests an intriguing strategy… Read More

FICCI congratulates UK on Historic Referendum


The UK has voted in a historic referendum, for only the third time in history with a high 72% turnout. This vote saw high engagement from Indian diaspora across the UK in the referendum process, with strong turnouts in regions with significant Indian populations. We respect the British public’s choice to leave the EU. At the same time, the world is an increasingly… Read More