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PM Narendra Modi dedicates first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda to nation

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The first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) is set up along the lines of AIIMS and has an NABH Accredited Hospital and an Academic Block.. It has been set up with a total campus area of 10.015 acres with a budget of Rs 157 Crore.

India signs MoC with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme

19 hrs ago
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India has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).The MoC was signed by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Katsunobu Kato, Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

WCD Ministry launches 'women for women': #IamThatWoman campaign

23 hrs ago
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The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched an online campaign on ‘women for women’: #IamThatWoman in an attempt to end gender bias in women against women. The WCD Ministry aims to highlight through the campaign, the various aspects of women standing by and for other women.

FDDI gets 'National Importance' status, can now award degrees

1 day ago
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Since its inception in 1986, FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts by fulfilling the demand of skilled man power with its specific curriculum, high-tech laboratories, world class infrastructure and experienced faculty.

Take stringent action against food adulterators: Union Government to Food Safety Commissioners

2 days ago
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On the occasion of World food day on 16 October 2017, the Union Government directed the food safety commissioners of all the states to take stringent action against food adulterators. Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey directed the officials to keep a vigil against any kind of adulteration during this festive season.

Railways introduces new tri-weekly special Rajdhani on Delhi - Mumbai route

2 days ago
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Ministry of Railways is introducing a new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai. The main aim behind the move is to fulfil the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between the two metro cities.

Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 brought into force

Oct 14, 2017
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A new Bureau of Indian standard (BIS) Act 2016 has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. It was notified on 22nd March, 2016. The Act sets up the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India.

Five judges Constitutional bench to decide on Hindu women's right to temple

Oct 14, 2017
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A 5-judge Constitutional Bench will decide whether the women’s fundamental right to pray at the place of their preference can be overruled on the ground of religious belief “biological factor exclusive to the female gender”. The matter was a referred to this bench by Supreme Court of India.

India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 kicks off

Oct 14, 2017
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The 5th India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started on 13th October 2017 with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune. This India- Sri Lanka exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations. The Infantry company from India- Sri Lanka is taking part in the same.

Union Minister launches Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana

Oct 13, 2017
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The Union Minister for Communications, Manoj Sinha has launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana, an initiative for expansion of client base of Postal Life Insurance.  The main objective of the scheme is to cover all households in the identified Sampoorna Bima Gram village.

Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary to be celebrated from 2 October 2019 to 2 October 2020

Oct 13, 2017
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To commemorate the same, the Union Government constituted a National Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This Committee comprises Chief Ministers of all the states, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers and prominent people from different spheres of life.

Union Cabinet approves revised pay scales of teachers and academic staff

Oct 12, 2017
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The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 Universities and Colleges which are funded by the UGC/MHRD. It will also benefit 329 Universities which are funded by State Governments and 12912 government and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Belarus for cooperation in Vocational Education

Oct 12, 2017
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The MoU was signed between both the sides on 12 September 2017 during the visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to India. This is for the first time that India signed MoU for cooperation in area of vocational education, training and skill development with Eurasian country.

Union Cabinet approves signing of the MoC between India and Japan on establishing LNG Market

Oct 12, 2017
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Under the Japan-India Energy Partnership Initiative, both the countries agreed to work together in promoting well-functioning energy markets and affirmed to promote a transparent and diversified Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market.

India to send 3-lakh youth to Japan for on-job training

Oct 12, 2017
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Under the government's skill development programme, India will send 3-lakh youth to Japan for on-job training for 3-5 years, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between Japan and India on the 'Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)'.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources

Oct 12, 2017
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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources.

Sex with minor wife amounts to rape: SC

Oct 11, 2017
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The Apex Court of Country Supreme Court struck down the provision of criminal law that legalized sex by a spouse with his minor wife between the age of 15 to 18 years in a child marriage case. The apex court said the exception in the rape law was contrary to the philosophy of other statutes and violates the bodily integrity of a girl child. The court also ruled that the exception given to this is violative of Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution.

Centre imposes anti-dumping duty on imports of steel wire rods from China

Oct 11, 2017
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The Union Finance Ministry has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of certain steel wire rods from China for a period of five years. The decision has been taken to guard the interest of domestic players from cheap in-bound shipments.

Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 November 2017

Oct 10, 2017
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Burning of these firecrackers during Diwali in 2016 had led to immense increase in particulate matter levels by three times, making Delhi the worst city in the world, as air pollution is concerned.

MoRTH to implement new programme to promote new technologies in highway projects

Oct 10, 2017
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The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has decided to implement a Value Engineering Programme to promote new technologies and material in highway projects. The main aim of the programme is to use innovative technology, materials and equipment to reduce the cost of projects and make them more environment friendly.

India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

Oct 9, 2017
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Delegates from all seven nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, will participate in the event. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.

Drop Muslim and Hindu from names of BHU, AMU: UGC Panel

Oct 9, 2017
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A UGC panel has recommended that Hindu and Muslim word in the names of universities- BHU- Banaras Hindu University and AMU- Aligarh Muslim University, do not echo their secular spirit and should be dropped. The UGC panel was created to investigate the suspected irregularities in ten central universities and the suggestions have been made in the audit report of AMU.

International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

Oct 9, 2017
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The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in partnership with NGS-National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.

PM Narendra Modi launches 'Intensified Mission Indradhanush'

Oct 9, 2017
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an intensive immunisation drive at Vadnagar in Gujarat. The campaign called the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women still uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.

India-South Africa Twenty Years of Strategic Partnership

Oct 9, 2017
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India and South Africa are celebrating 20-years of strategic corporation this year. Dr. Harsh Vardhan- Union Minister for S&T and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, attended the celebrations of the collaboration in science and technology in Durban. So far, the collaboration has been concentrated on chosen areas like Astronomy & Astrophysics, Indigenous Knowledge System, Agriculture Sciences, Green Chemistry,  and Health Sciences where both nations have complementary strengths.

India, EU sign 3 agreements at 14th India-EU Summit

Oct 7, 2017
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The 14th annual Summit between India and the European Union (EU) was held in New Delhi recently. The summit witnessed discussions on a host of issues including ways to remove hurdles for the long-pending free trade agreement. The leaders from both sides reviewed the wide-ranging cooperation under the India-EU Strategic Partnership.

Centre sets up group to study problems of people living along LoC in J&K

Oct 7, 2017
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The Union government has set up a study group to examine problems faced by the people living near the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of regular threats of cross-border firing.

Finance Ministry makes Aadhaar mandatory for small saving schemes

Oct 7, 2017
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The Union Government has made the biometric identification, Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. The information was shared by the Finance Ministry through four separate Gazette notifications.

Union Ministers lay foundation stone for highway, shipping projects worth Rs 1321 Cr

Oct 6, 2017
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for Road, Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for 4 National Highways projects worth Rs 1121 Cr and several shipping projects worth Rs 200 Cr in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Center to organise Paryatan Parv across the country to promote tourism

Oct 5, 2017
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The Union Ministry of Tourism would be organising Paryatan Parv, a festival of tourism, from 5 October 2017 in collaboration with other central ministries, state governments and stakeholders. The 20-day festival would be beginning at Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. It will end on 25 October.

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