Selection for the post of Director-Network Planning & Marketing | Railtel


The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking qualified candidates for the post of Director(Network Planning & Marketing), Railtel Corporation of India Limited.

Last Date of Receipt: on 22nd December, 2017.

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Clean India Mission prioritises behavioural change

K V Venkatasubramanian

Till three years ago, millions of people across India, mostly the rural population and many in urban regions, were nonchalant about performing their early morning rituals, particularly relieving themselves anywhere out in the open. They were unconcerned about hygiene, and diseases that could afflict them. Parents were exposing their children to grave… Read More

Khelo India programme to be launched at cost of 1,756 Cr

Khelo India programme

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said, the government will launch a ‘Khelo India’ programme at a cost of 1,756 crore rupees for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. He said the initiative marks a watershed moment in the history of Indian sports, as the programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool … Read More

DRI strikes against Black Money – Recovers 50 Cr of Demonetized Currency

DRI Strikes

Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), a pioneer Intelligence Agency of the Government of India, zeroed in on an office premises at Bharuch in Gujarat State and recovered about Rs. 48.91 crores of demonetised currency in Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 denomination currency notes.

Acting on the specific intelligence, the officers of DRI, Surat, … Read More

GAIL fast tracks implementation of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project


GAIL (India) Limited has awarded laying contract for 520 kms pipeline connectivity from Dobhi (in Bihar) to Durgapur (in West Bengal) including 120 kms line to Jamshedpur (in Jharkhand). With these awards, major contracts for Phase – II of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project, have been finalised. The prestigious… Read More

Bracing yourself for coming heatwaves, there are at least 27 ways they can kill you

Brace yourself

Summary:A new systematic synthesis shows that there are at least 27 different physiological pathways in which a heatwave can kill a human being, and everyone is at risk.

Around the world, numerous cases have revealed the considerable dangers of extreme heatwaves. Over 70,000 people perished to the extreme heat of the 2003 European heatwave, >10,000 people… Read More

Children doing maths at home with parents improve their general vocabulary too


Summary:Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.

Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according… Read More

Crunch time coming for food security- Insects as both food and feed

food security- Insects

Summary:Insects have been a valuable source of nutritional protein for centuries, as both food and feed. The challenge now is to broaden their appeal, safely and sustainably.

Feelings often run high where insects are concerned, with many people even squeamish to look on them, let alone touch or swallow them. And yet insects present a huge nutritional opportunity… Read More

Centre sanctions 75 crore for setting up LPG bottling plant in Meghalaya

first LPG bottling facility

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 75 crore for setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya which will help increase the clean fuel’s penetration, especially in the rural areas of the state.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was inked today between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the state government in the presence… Read More

IBBI notifies Regulations for handling of Grievances and Complaints

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the IBBI (Grievance and Complaint Handling Procedure) Regulations, 2017 in the Gazette of India on 7th December, 2017. The Regulations enable a Stakeholder, namely, debtor, creditor, claimant, service provider, resolution applicant or any other person having an interest in an insolvency… Read More

Direct Tax collections for FY 2017-18 growth of 14.4% upto Nov, 2017

Direct Tax collections

The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to November, 2017 show that net collections are at Rs. 4.8 lakh crore which is 14.4% higher than the net collections for the corresponding period of last year.

The Net Direct Tax collections represent 49% of the total Budget Estimates of Direct Taxes for the Financial Year. 2017-18 (Rs. 9.8 lakh crore). … Read More

FICCI comments on the Moody’s upgrade of India’s rating

Moody Investors Service upgrades ratings of 9 PSUs

“Moody’s upgrade of India’s rating is a reaffirmation of the various reform measures undertaken by the government over the last three to four years and we welcome this move”, said Mr. Pankaj R Patel, President, FICCI. “The ratings upgrade along with the recently reported improvement in India’s ease of doing business ranking underline the fact… Read More