Dr. Swadhin Kshatriya is the new chief secretary of Maharashtra

Dr. Swadhin Kshatriya, IAS, Maharashtra:80 cadre is the new Maharashtra chief secretary, he takes over from J S Saharia who retired on Thursday. 57 years old Dr Kshatriya has a long association with the city of Mumbai, in past he was the General manager BEST and BMC commissioner.Read More

Shakuntla Jakhu is the new chief secretary of Haryana

Shakuntla Jakhu, IAS, Haryana:78, is the new Chief secretary of Haryana. She is the fourth women chief secretary of Haryana (Meenakshi A Chaudhary, Urvashi Gulati and Promila Issar held the same position). Ms. Jakhu is a close relative of former Union minister Kumari Selja. Shakuntla Jakhu is to retire on September 30. On her appointment, CM Bhupinder SinghRead More

RBI Circular on exports can potentially kill IT Startups and SMEs in India


The circular we are talking about is dated 13th September, 2013 vide Notification No. RBI/2013-14/254 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.43, which is effective from October 1, 2013.Yes, this circular would impact you if you have anything to do with export of software or even export of service from India irrespective of quantum of revenue you generate from export,… Read More

Indian Government launches a B2C Ecommerce Platform For MSMEs

National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) has launched an ecommerce platform (B2C) for MSMEs.

The portal, MSME Shopping is positioned as a low-cost marketing platform for MSMEs where MSMEs shall be able to sell Retail products as well as Industrial equipment/machineries online. 

SMEs worldwide face many challenges: limited capital andRead More

How to Make Engineers in India Employable ?

So you are freshly out of college with an engineering degree in your hand, a sprint in your feet and a twinkle in your eye? Well, welcome to the harsh reality of the corporate world.

There are thousands of unemployed, unemployable engineers out there and every year thousands being added to this number as a number of engineering colleges churn out graduates with… Read More

Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu quits

Shri Nehchal Sandhu, Deputy National Security Advisor and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat, resigned from his position with effect from 31 July 2014 for personal reasons. Prime Minister accepted his resignation with regret and expressed appreciation for Shri Sandhu’s outstanding service to the country in a career spanning over 40 … Read More

K Vijayraghavan given extension on Additional Charges

Prof.K Vijayraghavan presently Secretary ,Department of Biotechnology has been given extension on additional charge w.e.f. from 01.08.2014 for 3 months as Secretary for two departments,namely Department of Science and Technology and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research.

VijayRaghavan graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree… Read More

R K Mathur given Additional Charge

R K Mathur (IAS MT;77)given additional charge as Secretary,Department of Defence Production till November,2014 apart from his present charge as Defence Secretary,Ministry of Defence.

Born on November 25, 1953, he has done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in Industrial Engineering from IIT, Delhi.

He also holds a Master in… Read More

Rakesh Ranjan to continue with Planning Commission

Rakesh Ranjan (IPS MT;89) to continue his central deputation as Advisor ,Planning Commission till November,2014.

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Rafale ..almost there

Unruffled by the last-ditch bids being made by countries like the US, UK, Germany and Sweden to wade into the “mother of all defence deals”, India is quietly continuing its final negotiations for acquiring 126 French Rafale fighters in the almost $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project.

Defence ministry sources on Monday… Read More

IAF Tavor-21 assault rifles ammunition contract goes to BAE systems

The Indian Air Force (IAF) acquired 1.41 million rounds of 5.56 mm L15 NATO ammunition from BAE Systems for USD 744, 400 in June for the Israeli Tavor-21 assault rifles used by its Garud Special Forces. BAE Systems was competing against Israel Weapon Industries, Italy’s Fiocchi Munizious, Spain’s Expal, and US firm BEL Trading & Consulting… Read More

General Suhag takes over as new Army Chief

Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as the next Chief of Army Staff here on Thursday, succeeding outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh. Lt. Gen Suhag, 59, a Gurkha officer who had participated in the 1987 Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) operation in Sri Lanka, will formally assume office on August 1.

He will have a tenure of 30 months… Read More