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Union Agriculture Ministry launches NCDC’s 'Yuva Sahakar Scheme' to promote young entrepreneurs

17 hrs ago
The scheme will be linked to Rs 1000 crore ‘Cooperative Start-up and Innovation Fund (CSIF)’ created by the NCDC. It would have more incentives for cooperatives of North Eastern region, Aspirational Districts and cooperatives with women or SC or ST or PwD members.

HRD Ministry launches LEAP and ARPIT programmes for higher education faculty

1 day ago
While LEAP is a three weeks flagship leadership development training programme for second level academic functionaries in higher education institutions, ARPIT is a unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.

Ministry of Renewable Energy prepares draft of Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme

1 day ago
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai has prepared a draft of a new scheme called Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme. The draft scheme enlists the guidelines for the benefit of all the stakeholders from concept to lifetime of a wind turbine.

Government to release Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose

1 day ago
During his visit to Andaman in on December 30, 1943, Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolor for the first time on free Indian soil at Cellular Jail of Port Blair, much before India attained Independence declaring the island as the free territory from the British rule.

Government sets up National Data Repository

2 days ago
The Union Government has set up a state of -the- art National Data Repository. With the introduction of the National Data Repository, India has joined the league of countries like UK and Norway which have a National Data Repository for the upstream sector.

Government approves constitution of new boards of Governors for IIMs

2 days ago
The Union Government has approved the process of constitution of new boards of Governors for 20 IIMs. The process is in accordance with the provisions of Section 10 of the IIM Act 2017. The Act is a historical step of the Government that for the first time provided comprehensive autonomy to the higher educational institutions.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Inland Multi-Modal Terminal Port in Varanasi

3 days ago
Constructed at the cost of Rs 207 crore, this inland waterways terminal is the first of the four Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on National Waterways-I on River Ganga as part of the World Bank-aided Jal Marg Vikas project of the Inland Waterways Authority of India.

India’s nuclear submarine INS Arihant completes first ‘deterrence patrol’

Nov 6, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its “first deterrence patrol". The development signifies that the underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission with live nuclear-tipped missiles.

Union Home Ministry releases Rs 113 crore to 6 Border States for development purpose

Nov 6, 2018
The funds were released under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP). The BADP covers 111 border districts in 17 states to meet special development needs of border population with a focus on the people living within 50 kilometres of the International Border.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries issues guidelines for 'Operation Greens'

Nov 5, 2018
The Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs 500 crores to stabilise the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops. It will ensure availability of TOP crops throughout the country round the year without price volatility.

3rd Ayurveda Day observed across India

Nov 5, 2018
Ayurveda is perceived as one of the well documented systems of medicine. Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda. Lord Dhanvantari is considered as divine propagator of Ayurveda. Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration of Ayurveda Day by the Ministry of AYUSH to nationalise this system of medicine.

Railways Ministry launches ‘UTS on Mobile’ facility to enable seamless booking of unreserved tickets

Nov 3, 2018
After successful registration, the user is given user-ID and password through which the user can log-in and book ticket through this application within the ticketing area and outside the Geo-fenced area.

PM Modi launches historic Support and Outreach Programme for MSME Sector

Nov 3, 2018
Various Central Ministers will visit these districts in order to apprise the entrepreneurs about various facilities being extended to MSME Sector by the Government and financial institutions.

Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, MR Shah and Ajay Rastogi sworn-in as Supreme Court Judges

Nov 2, 2018
With their elevation, the number of judges at the Supreme Court rose to 28. The sanctioned strength of Supreme Court judges in 31. Two judges, namely, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Madan B Lokur are set to retire in November and December 2018 respectively.

Assam NRC: Supreme Court fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims for inclusion of names in NRC

Nov 2, 2018
With the extension of the deadline, the court has set January 15, 2019 as the last date for the authorities to issue its notice. The verification of the documents will begin on February 1, 2019.

Union Cabinet Decisions: 2 November 2018

Nov 2, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved for moving a Resolution in the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for amending the Framework Agreement of the ISA for opening up the ISA membership to all countries that are members of the United Nations.

Location tracking devices, emergency buttons mandatory for new public service vehicles: Government

Nov 1, 2018
In case of older public service vehicles, registered up to December 31, 2018, the respective State Governments will notify the date by which these vehicles have to install Vehicle Location Tracking Device and Panic Buttons.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2018 observed to commemorate 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

Oct 31, 2018
On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated world's tallest ‘Statue of Unity’ to the nation at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat. The Prime Minister also unveiled the ‘Wall of Unity’, a wall created with the earth samples collected from various states across the country.

Supreme Court prohibits plying of 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

Oct 30, 2018
The bench directed the Central Pollution Control Board to immediately create a social media account on which citizens could lodge their complaint about pollution directly, which will be acted upon by the task force responsible for implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

Ayodhya Verdict: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till January 2019

Oct 29, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has adjourned the hearing on pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid site title dispute to January 2019. The apex court will in January fix the date for commencing hearing on the matter.

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