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PM Modi launches National Police Memorial; announces Award in name of Subhas Chandra Bose

Oct 22, 2018
A 30-foot granite pillar, weighing around 238 tonnes, has been installed at Chanakyapuri, Delhi to honour the policemen. The sculpture was conceptualised by Advaita Gadanayak of the National Gallery of Modern Art.

One lakh benefitted under Ayushman Bharat in one month of its launch: JP Nadda

Oct 22, 2018
Ayushman Bharat, the government-sponsored health insurance scheme, provides free coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year in any government or even empanelled private hospitals all over India. The Ayushman Bharat programme is funded with 60 percent contribution from the Centre and the remaining from the states.

Union HRD Ministry releases revised CBSE affiliation bye-laws for smooth functioning

Oct 20, 2018
The new affiliation bye laws aim on achieving academic excellence through mandatory teacher training. Even the Principals and Vice Principals of every school are expected to undergo two days mandatory training.

Not a single mobile phone faces disconnect threat: Department of Telecommunications

Oct 18, 2018
There is no need for telecom companies to delete authentication logs. If anybody wishes to get Aadhaar eKYC replaced by the fresh KYC, he or she can request the service providers for delinking of Aadhaar as per earlier DOT Circulars on mobile KYC.

#MeToo movement: Union Minister MJ Akbar resigns from his post over sexual harassment charges

Oct 17, 2018
While putting his resignation, Akbar said in the statement, “Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations levied against me, also in a personal capacity. I have, therefore, tendered my resignation…”.

Lady Irwin College, Ministry of Rural Development sign MoU for establishing ROSHNI

Oct 17, 2018
Roshni aims to work with women collectives for social action on FHNW interventions for supporting implementation of convergent action plan under POSHAN Abhiyaan. Roshni will learn from Swabhimaan and similar models, and extend support to DAY-NRLM for expanding the scope of FHNW interventions.

NITI Aayog launches guidelines for public-private partnership in treatment of NCDs

Oct 17, 2018
NITI Aayog has launched the model guidelines for Public-Private partnership in Non-Communicable Diseases. Under the guidelines, the private partner will invest in upgrading, building and deploying human resources. They will be responsible for operational management and service delivery.

Victims of child sexual abuse can file complaint at any time, irrespective of present age: WCD Ministry

Oct 17, 2018
The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi clarified recently that a victim of child sexual abuse can file a complaint at any time irrespective of his or her present age. She further urged the victims to report the cases through POCSO e-Box.

Central Warehouse set up to facilitate distribution of Jan Aushadhi medicines

Oct 16, 2018
The Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has inaugurated the hi-tech Central Warehouse of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana at Bilaspur, Gurugram. The warehouse would facilitate seamless distribution of Jan Aushadhi generic medicines to all PMBJP Kendras functional across the country.

Union Government launches Award Scheme under 'Saubhagya'

Oct 16, 2018
Eight States which have already achieved more than 99 percent household electrification prior to launch of Saubhagya scheme are ineligible for participation under the award scheme. These eight states are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. All the remaining States and their Discoms are eligible for the award.

Transport Ministry launches youth road safety learners licence programme

Oct 16, 2018
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has launched the youth road safety learners licence programme to help the government achieve its target of reducing road accidents by 50 percent by 2020. Some of the major factors resulting in high road accidents include rash driving, drunken driving and the lack of adequate safety measures.

Government lays foundation stone for Prime Ministers’ Museum at Teen Murti Estate

Oct 16, 2018
The proposed Museum will include an orientation space, souvenir shop, space for organising talks and discussions, seminar halls, auditorium, workshop areas, library, documentation room, laboratory and archive areas.

Union Government releases Analytical Report of National Health Profile 2018

Oct 15, 2018
The National Health Resource Repository is the country’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardised and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments.

SC Collegium recommends names of chief justices for 5 high courts

Oct 14, 2018
The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recommended the appointment of five Chief Justices to the High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta, Uttarakhand, Gauhati and Sikkim.

WCD Ministry to set up panel to look into all #MeToo cases

Oct 12, 2018
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi has announced that her ministry will be setting up a four-member committee to examine all the #MeToo cases. The four-member committee will comprise senior judicial and legal persons.

States, UTs set free over 900 prisoners under special remission scheme

Oct 12, 2018
The Indian states and union territories released over 900 prisoners in the first phase of the Centre's scheme for grant of special remission to specific categories of prisoners. The move was undertaken as a part of the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Draft National Policy on Electronics 2018 released; aims $400 billion manufacturing industry by 2025

Oct 12, 2018
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will coordinate with the concerned ministries and departments to provide incentives to industry for robust expansion of electronics hardware manufacturing. MeitY will work out the details and facilitate decisions by the government.

No original certificates needed while submitting admission form: UGC Notification

Oct 11, 2018
No student will be required to submit any original academic and personal certificates like marksheets, school leaving certificates, etc. at the time of submission of admission form. In case required, the institution concerned will only ensure verification of the same with the original certificates and these certificates shall be returned to the students immediately.

NITI Aayog, IBM India jointly design Student Internship Programme

Oct 11, 2018
The Atal Innovation Mission conducted the Atal Tinkering Marathon in 2017 where Top 30 innovations across five focus areas were identified. These fiver focus areas were agritech, healthcare, smart mobility, clean energy, waste management and water management.

NITI Aayog organises workshop on Best Practices in International Arbitration

Oct 11, 2018
The workshop aims to encourage and highlight the need for understanding and implementing arbitration across the spectrum of commercial contracts. It follows up on the international conference on arbitration held in 2016 and the National Law Day conference in 2017.

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