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UIDAI introduces new QR code for offline verification

1 hour ago
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a new and updated 'QR code' that will have non-sensitive details such as the name, address, photo and date of birth. The main aim behind the development is to provide an extra layer of privacy to Aadhaar.

India forms committee to reform higher defence planning

8 hrs ago
The Union Government has formed an integrated institutional mechanism, called the Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The permanent body would be chaired by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

PM Modi’s visit to Sweden: India-Sweden Joint Action Plan and List of MoUs signed

1 day ago
During the visit, India and Sweden signed a ‘Joint Declaration on India-Sweden Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future’ and adopted a Joint Action Plan to promote bilateral cooperation.

SC stays NGT declaration of Amarnath shrine as ‘silence zone’

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of India stayed the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declaring Amarnath cave shrine a silence zone and prohibiting religious offerings beyond the entry point. The Amarnath Shrine Board had challenged the NGT order in the apex court, arguing that the green tribunal cannot pass orders on the Amarnath shrine.

Union Home Ministry launches e-FRRO scheme

Apr 13, 2018
e-FRRO Scheme has already been implemented as a pilot project in four Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs) in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

Union Government to constitute Task Force for fast-tracking Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology

Apr 13, 2018
The Task Force will build up a strategy to accelerate the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology with implementable recommendations for Central Government, State Governments, industries and research institutions.

Supreme Court to Waqf Board: Show documents signed by Shah Jahan to prove ownership on Taj Mahal

Apr 12, 2018
The court was hearing an appeal filed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) against the waqf board’s decision to declare the Taj Mahal as its property. The ASI also maintained that there was no waqfnama.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 12 April 2018

Apr 12, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved the revision of pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories with an aim to bring the pay and allowances of LGs at par with that of the Secretaries to the Union Government.

India, Morocco sign MoU to promote cooperation in mineral exploration

Apr 12, 2018
India and Morocco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation in the field of mining and geology for a period of 5 years. The main focus of the MoU would be on the development of geological infrastructure for Geoscience Maps and geochemical maps and strengthening geological research.

Government appoints panel to review CSR enforcement under Companies Act

Apr 12, 2018
Constitution of a 12-member panel to review the enforcement of CSR provisions under the Companies law as well as look at having a centralised scrutiny and prosecution mechanism to deal with violations.

Consent to marriage is inherent in Hindu Marriage Act: Supreme Court

Apr 11, 2018
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud ruled this while hearing a petition filed by a Karnataka woman who claimed that the consent of the bride or the groom has not been made mandatory in the law.

Provision of Aadhaar Act validating collection of data is 'badly drafted': Supreme Court

Apr 11, 2018
The court's ruling came after Attorney General KK Venugopal sought to defend the data collected from 2009 to 2016 on the strength of administrative orders without obtaining the consent of the people on the collection and storage of their biometric and demographic data.

PM Modi addresses National Convention of Swachhagrahis at Motihari

Apr 11, 2018
While launching the centenary celebration of the Mahatma’s Champaran Satyagraha, the Prime Minister also revived the sanitation drive ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ and reframed it as ‘From Satyagraha to Swachagraha’.

India signs MoU with World Expo 2020 Dubai

Apr 11, 2018
India has already designated Binoy Kumar, Special Secretary in the Department of Commerce, as Director General of World Expo 2020 Dubai.

Delhi’s IGI Airport ranked among World’s Top 20 Busiest Airports

Apr 10, 2018
Indira Gandhi International Airport climbed up from the 22nd to the 16th position as the busiest airport in the world this year.

PM Modi launches India's first all-electric superfast train engine in Bihar

Apr 10, 2018
With the launch of this engine, India now competes with Russia, China, Germany and Sweden that have successfully run 12000 horsepower and above capacity electric Locomotives.

India, Bangladesh sign six MoUs including 129.5 km oil pipeline deal

Apr 10, 2018
This oil pipeline deal is a part of the six Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) which were signed between India and Bangladesh during a bilateral meeting between the foreign secretaries of both the countries.

Walmiki and Malhar: Two endangered languages discovered

Apr 9, 2018
Prof Panchanan Mohanty, former dean of the School of Humanities at University of Hyderabad (UoH) has discovered two languages Walmiki and Malhar, which have been lying hidden from linguists. They are spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

India, World Bank sign 420 million project agreement to benefit farmers in Maharashtra

Apr 7, 2018
The project is expected to benefit over 7 million people that are spread over an area of 3.0 million ha and cover 5142 villages across 15 most climate vulnerable districts of Maharashtra.

Union Government launches UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring

Apr 6, 2018
The app seeks to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal and coal dispatches across all the CIL subsidiaries.

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