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Union Government sets up ‘NITI Forum for Northeast’

6 hrs ago
The Union Government has issued an order to set up the Niti Forum for the North East Region. The forum’s main task will be to identify various constraints on the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the North East Region of the country.

Union Government launches mobile app on Bamboo Housing & Construction

7 hrs ago
The mobile app was launched on the occasion of the inaugural of the National Seminar on 'Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies'.

BS-VI grade fuel to be available from April 1: Centre to Supreme Court

8 hrs ago
BS-VI fuel was expected to be launched in 2020 but now it will be available from 2018 and Delhi will be the first one to get it from April 1.

Union Agriculture Ministry launches six new user friendly features of e-NAM Platform

1 day ago
Grievance Redressal Management System has been developed to help Mandi Secretary to raise technology issues related to portal or software and its operation.

UGC forms four-member empowered expert committee

1 day ago
The UGC has constituted a four-member Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) to help select deserving institutions for the Union Government’s Institutions of Eminence (IoE) project, which is aimed at internationalising Indian campuses and creating world-class universities.

Uma Bharti launches Bagori Ganga Gram & New Swajal Projects

1 day ago
ODF Bagori is one of the 24 pilot villages selected to be transformed into Ganga Grams this year.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 20 February 2018

2 days ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an agreement on film co-production between India and Israel. The agreement was signed during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India.

42 Indian languages may be heading for extinction

2 days ago
A list prepared by UNESCO has mentioned about the 42 languages or dialects in India which are endangered and they may be heading towards extinction.

Ministry of Railways extends upper age limit for ongoing recruitment

2 days ago
The Indian Railways has decided to increase the upper age limit for its ongoing recruitment process for Group C Level-1 and Level-2 posts. The Ministry stated that the last date for submission of the applications will also be extended suitably.

India to host World Environment Day 2018

2 days ago
World Environment Day is a UN Environment-led global event, the single largest celebration of environment each year, which takes place on June 5 and is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide.

Cauvery Verdict: SC reduces Tamil Nadu’s water share, Karnataka’s increased

Feb 16, 2018
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India has increased Karnataka’s share of Cauvery water and reduced the share of Tamil Nadu by 14.75 tmcft water per year. The court stated that the decision to increase the water share of Karnataka was taken due to the 10 tmcft groundwater and 4.75 tmcft drinking water requirement for Bengaluru residents.

Ministry of Railways begins recruitment process for over 89000 posts

Feb 16, 2018
The Ministry of Railways has announced one of the worlds’ largest recruitment processes for over 89 thousand posts in Group C Level I & Level II categories. The posts under Group C Level-1 category include Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman and Porter in the age group of 18-31 years.

Government extends anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years

Feb 15, 2018
The centre has extended its anti-narcotics scheme for the third time for 3 more years. The scheme aims to eliminate illicit drug trafficking and drug abuse, especially among the youth of the country. Its main strategy would include reducing both supply and demand.

Health Ministry approves MCI proposal to amend the Screening Test Regulations, 2002

Feb 14, 2018
The amendment has made the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance test (NEET) mandatory for even those who wish to pursue medical courses in foreign universities.

Union Government makes amendments in Small Savings Act

Feb 14, 2018
The amended provisions will add to the flexibility in operation of the Account under Small Savings Schemes.

India to host 2018 Theatre Olympics for first time

Feb 14, 2018
This 8th edition of Theatre Olympics will host 450 shows in 17 different Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai.

NHAI to launch ranking system for toll plazas

Feb 13, 2018
The National Highways Authority of India has announced that it would be launching a ranking system of the toll plazas to create a competitive atmosphere, which will, in turn, improve amenities and overall convenience for highway users.

Dun & Bradstreet releases 'Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’ report

Feb 13, 2018
Dun & Bradstreet Inc is a company that provides commercial data, analytics and insights for businesses.

Union Government releases India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual

Feb 13, 2018
Nitin Gadkari has released India’s first-ever Highway Capacity Manual that will help expand India’s road infrastructure and pave the way for the construction of world class infrastructure that is safe, cost effective and environment friendly.

Union Minister JP Nadda launches National Deworming initiative 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Deworming may have very few side effects, however, children, especially those with high worm infections, might experience nausea, mild abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, and fatigue.

Centre, Delhi government join hands to curb pollution in Delhi NCR

Feb 9, 2018
The Union Environment Ministry along with Delhi would be launching a campaign to combat severe levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region. The campaign outcome is expected to help the Ministry to form a larger policy framework to deal with pollution throughout the year.

Union Government launches ASH TRACK Mobile App for management of fly ash

Feb 9, 2018
Fly Ash is a proven resource material for many applications of construction industries such as for production of Cement, bricks and tiles.

Union Cabinet approves auction of 60 Discovered Small Fields of ONGC, OIL

Feb 9, 2018
Out of these 60 un-monetised discoveries, 22 fields belong to of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited, 5 belong to Oil India Limited (OIL) and 12 are abandoned fields from the New Exploration and Licensing Policy (NELP) Blocks.

Budget 2018: List of all Schemes

Feb 9, 2018
The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced various schemes in the Union Budget 2018-19 on February 1, 2018. The Union Budget 2018-19 is the Modi government's last full year Budget in which the Finance Minister began his speech by highlighting the government's economic reforms undertaken in the last four years and its achievements.In this year budget, the government has announced several key schemes to uplift the poor and farmers. Here, we’ll see all the new schemes launched by the government.

Union Cabinet approves proposal for amendment to MSME Development Act, 2006

Feb 8, 2018
One of the key amendments changes the basis of classifying Micro, Small and Medium enterprises to ‘annual turnover’ from ‘investment in plant & machinery/equipment’. This will encourage ease of doing business and align the enterprises to the new tax regime revolving around GST (Goods & Services Tax).

Union Cabinet approves implementation of Prime Minister Research Fellows Scheme

Feb 8, 2018
Under this scheme, the best students who have completed or are in the final year of B. Tech or Integrated M.Tech or M.Sc. in Science and Technology streams from IISc, IITs, NITs, IISERs and IIITs, will be offered direct admission in PhD programme in the IITs/IISc.

Union Cabinet approves ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury

Feb 8, 2018
India signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on September 30, 2014. The Convention gives 5 years time to India to control and reduce emissions from new power plants and 10 years time for the already existing power plants.

Union Cabinet approves MoC between India and USA on Law Enforcement Training

Feb 8, 2018
India and United States share common interest when it comes to combat terrorism and transnational crimes and to prevent the continued growth of terrorist organizations. India and US also share a common interest in protecting the homeland against terrorist attacks.

Railways Ministry signs MoU with AYUSH Ministry to augment AYUSH services in Railway hospitals

Feb 7, 2018
The AYUSH health services will be augmented in B.R. Singh Hospital in Eastern Railway, Perambur Railway Hospital Southern Railway, Central Hospital of Northern Railway, JR Hospital in Western Railway and the Central Hospital of Northeast Frontier Railway.

Plastic or PVC Aadhaar Smart Card is not usable: UIDAI

Feb 6, 2018
People should not look out for Aadhaar smart card as it's just a trick of some unscrupulous elements to print Aadhaar on a plastic/PVC sheet and charge anywhere between Rs 50 to Rs 300 or more. In actual, there is no concept of smart or plastic Aadhaar card.

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