Detailed structure of cell’s garbage disposal unit reveals surprise in how it is targeted by cancer drugs

Summary:Cancer cells are more dependent on a cellular garbage disposal unit — the proteasome — than healthy cells, and cancer therapies take advantage of this dependency. Scientists have determined the proteasome’s 3D structure in unprecedented detail and have deciphered the exact mechanism by which inhibitor drugs block the proteasome.… Read More

Public Services expansion of IRCTC

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is an extended arm of Ministry of Railways set up to upgrade, professionalise and manage public interface services like online ticketing, catering and tourism.  Improvement and expansion of public services provided by IRCTC is an ongoing process and curative steps are taken regularly for increased… Read More

Government Assistance to Handloom Weavers

The Government of India is implementing following schemes/programmes for development of handloom sector and welfare of handloom weavers throughout the country:

  1. National Handloom Development Programme.
  2. Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme.
  3. Yarn Supply Scheme
  4. Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has undertaken several Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) projects like:-

• Indigenous development of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV & Development of Aeronauical Test Range at Chitradurga (Rustom-II).

• UAV – Nishant.

• Wheeled version of Nishant UAV – Panchi.

• Lead in Project for Development… Read More

AAI Workshop on developing Leadership Diversity

AAI has organised a one day workshop on the subject “Developing Leadership Diversity: The Leader as Social Architect” was organised at Airports Authority of India in collaboration with IILM Institute for Higher Learning which aims at offering high quality managements education in India with an objective of value addition through training at the senior… Read More


NTPC Ltd.’s Power Management Institute (NTPC-PMI) and Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd. (GIPCL) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two years for continuous learning and training for enhancement of competencies and skills of the employees of GIPCL.

The MoU was signed in Vadodara on Monday, 8th August, 2016 by Shri Ajit K. Bhatnagar,… Read More

Modernizing Railway Stations through PPP Model

Ministry of Railways

Indian Railways has advertised its plan to redevelop ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations on ‘as is where is’ basis, by inviting proposals from developers with their designs and business ideas. The entire cost of station redevelopment is to be met by leveraging commercial development of land and air space in and around the stations. The list of ‘A-1’ & ‘A’ category… Read More

Permanent Commission for Women in the IAF


Eligible women officers who are being inducted into the Ground Duty branches are considered for grant of permanent commission at par with their male counterparts based on a gender neutral policy with uniform Qualitative Requirements (QRs). Permanent commission in the IAF (excluding Medical and Dental branch) have been granted to 10262 officers as on 01.08.2016.… Read More

Mission ‘Health for all’ through Ayurveda, AYUSH


The Government has received proposals under the component of AYUSH Services & AYUSH Educational Institutions of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), whereinthere is provision of financial assistance for setting up of upto 50 bedded integrated AYUSH hospital and setting up of State Government AYUSH Colleges in the States where… Read More

India and Japan defence cooperation

Defence Minister of Japan Mr Gen Nakatani visited India on 14th July, 2016. Bilateral discussions covered a range a defence related issues, focusing on measures to take forward the defence partnership between the two countries.

No Agreements were signed between the two countries during the visit. However, an Agreement concerning Transfer of Defence Equipment… Read More

Singreni Power Project powered by NTPC consultancy

Singareni Thermal Power Project (coal based) having two units of 600 MW each was dedicated to the Nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at a ceremony held at Gajwel, Medak Distt., Telengana on  7th August, 2016.

NTPC provided the Pre-award and Post-award Owner’s Engineer Consultancy Services for the Project including Contract Services, Engineering,… Read More