India’s Haj Quota Increased for the second consecutive year
The Government of India has succeeded in getting India’s Haj quota increased for the consecutive second year.
After the Independence, this is the first time that a record number of 1 lakh 75 thousand and 25 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision to increase the Haj quota for 2018 by the Saudi Arabia Government has come days after the bilateral annual Haj 2018 agreement signed between India and Saudi Arabia.
Indian Railways launches transparent and efficient “New Online Vendor Registration System” in its research arm RDSO
In-line with the philosophy of the Digital India and Government’s promise to make systems and procedures transparent and digital Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), the research arm of Ministry of Railways, has launched “New Online Vender Registration System”.
The Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) is headquartered at Lucknow.
1st PIO-Parliamentarian Conference held in New Delhi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 1st PIO (Persons of India Origin) Parliamentarian Conference in New Delhi on 9th January.
While welcoming the delegates to the Conference, the Prime Minister said that while many people may have left India over the course of hundreds of years, India continues to have a place in their minds and hearts.
The PM said that Persons of India Origin (PIOs) are like permanent ambassadors of India and partners for India's development, who have an important position in the Action Agenda till 2020, drafted by the NITI Aayog.