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NBCC to execute social housing project in Mauritius

NBCC, a Navratna construction major under the Ministry of Urban Development will execute a US $ 20 million (Rs.130 cr) social housing project in Mauritius. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed here today in the presence of Minister of Urban Development, M.Venkaiah Naidu and the visiting Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Lands Showkutally...

Two-day national conference on “Empowering Deaf Through Indian Sign Language” begins

A two-day National Conference entitled “Empowering Deaf through Indian Sign Language” was inaugurated by Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment here today. Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, N.S. Kang, Secretary, DEPwD, Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner of Disability and Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Joint Secretary, DEPwD were present. The Conference has...

Impacting the Biotech Ecosystem: 5th Foundation Day Of BIRAC inaugurated

The Minister of State for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Mr. Y. S. Chowdary, has said that biotechnology will be the leader among the knowledge based industries of the 21st century. He said producing affordable products will be major issue for India. He called for efforts to set up a proper ecosystem with sustainable systems, particularly in hubs...

PM represents ‘aspirational’ India: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi represents "aspirational" India and the youth of the country have reposed overwhelming faith in the Prime Minister because they see in him the realization...

National Dental and Oral Health Information IVR Portal, toll free number launched

“Oral health is integral to overall health of a person and will contribute to the all-round development of the nation.” This was stated by Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. He was speaking at a function to mark the ‘World Oral Health Day’, here today. C.K. Mishra, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) and Dr...

Cabinet approves four GST Bills; to be tabled before Parliament soon

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved four GST related bills: The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill); The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The IGST Bill); The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The UTGST Bill); and, The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to the...

Honda Cars India launches All-New Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle ‘Honda WR-V’ in India

New Delhi, March 16, 2017: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, today introduced its much-anticipated new model, Honda WR-V. The WR-V is an all-new Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle based on Honda's globally successful Jazz platform. It features a Sporty and Sophisticated exterior design, high quality spacious interiors with advanced equipment, top of the class...

Second green revolution will have to come from eastern India: Minister

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, while inaugurating the new Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs), West Tripura said that the second green revolution will have to come from the eastern region of the country and to realise it, the north-eastern states will have to be brought under the national mainstream for the equitable agricultural development...

President addresses closing ceremony of International Conference on Buddhism in The 21st Century

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed the closing ceremony of an International Conference on “Buddhism in the 21st Century – perspectives and responses to Global Challenges and Crises” at Rajgir, Nalanda, Bihar today (March 19, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that no part of the world today is free from the scourge of violence.  This crisis is...

Yogi Adityanath’s elevation brings elation to people from hills

  The elevation of Yogi Adityanath as CM of Uttar Pradesh might not have gone down well with many so called secularists but for many Uttarakhandis living in National Capital Region, this is a moment of joy and pride. The people of Uttarakhand, fighting for a separate hill state, have not forgotten the atrocities that they had to face—under the...

Consumer awareness to be a priority for govt.

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said that right measurement is a powerful instrument for a sustainable growth of the industry and trade, and it also contributes towards the social progress of the country. Paswan that the wrong or imprecise measurement builds mistrust, and is often a source of safety hazard. Paswan stated it in...

PM congratulates Trivendra Singh Rawat on taking oath as Uttarakhand CM

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat on taking oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. “Congratulations to Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat & the entire team sworn in today. Am sure they will work hard & fulfil people's aspirations. The new Uttarakhand government will return the tremendous affection shown by the people of the state with record development,”...

Sharda Hospital gets Assocham Health and Wellness Awards 2017

Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida is the recipient of  Assocham Health and Wellness Award 2017. The award was given today at Ranchi by Minister of Health of Jharkhand, Shri Ramchandra Chandrabanshi.

Crossings’ connectivity will be put on superfast track from now on-AOA Federation Gzb

March 18, 2017, Supertech Livington Club, Crossings Republic, Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad: Today in a general body meeting of AOA Federation Ghaziabad, it was unanimously decided to put the issue of providing connectivity to the Crossings republic on a superfast track on an almost daily basis. Setting the course of action the President of the AOA Federation Gzb Col. Tejandra...

BHEL’s first 800 MW supercritical thermal power plant starts commercial operation

New Delhi, March 15: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commenced commercial operation of its first 800 MW unit - highest-rating coal-based supercritical thermal power plant. The milestone was achieved for the first unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus thermal power station of Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL), in Raichur district of Karnataka. Significantly, the commercial operation of this...

Manoj Sinha trending as the CM pick in UP

Leader of State Legislature Party would be elected today by BJP MLAs in Lucknow who will be meeting today evening. The meeting would decide who will become the next CM of UP. As speculation becomes ripe about Manoj Sinha being the likely CM candidate, the Party can spring up a surprise by naming a not-so-well known face from its...

National Family Health Survey-4 indicates a reduction in malnourished children in the country

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare periodically conducts National Family Health Surveys, which inter alia measures the nutritional indicators in the country in order to assess the prevalence of malnutrition. As per the recent report of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4 conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2015-16, there is a clearcut decline in...

Under AMRUT UP bags Rs. 11,421cr worth investments

Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), a total expenditure  of Rs.11,421 cr will be incurred in Uttar Pradesh on improving basic urban infrastructure in 61 cities and towns with a population of above one lakh each by 2019-20. To this effect, the Ministry of Urban Development has approved AMRUT Action Plans...

Media conference on ‘India Steel-2017 3rd International Exhibition-Cum-Conference on 19-21 April 2017 in Mumbai’

The Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh addressed a Curtain Raiser media conference on ‘India Steel-2017 3rd International Exhibition-cum-Conference to be held on 19-21 April, 2017, in Mumbai’ on the theme “Indian Steel Industry: looking up to 2030- Raw material, production, demand and logistics”, in New Delhi today. In his opening remarks, Chaudhary Birender Singh said that the past 3 years...

Plastic notes to undergo field trial in the country

It has been decided to conduct a field trial with plastic banknotes at five locations of the country. Approval for procurement of plastic substrate and printing of bank notes of Rs.10 denomination on plastic banknote substrates has been conveyed to RBI. Plastic banknotes are expected to last longer than cotton substrate based banknotes. Over the years, central banks across the...

More public authorities brought in sync with online RTI

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh briefed the media on RTI Online Portal here today. Dr Jitendra Singh expressed happiness that 1,840 public authorities are aligned with the RTI Online Portal till date. He said that this portal is in...

Inauguration of 3 Day International Buddhist Conference at Rajgir

The three-day “International Buddhist Conference” organized by Ministry of Culture and Nava Nalanda Mahaviahra, Deemed University was inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Dr. Mahesh Sharma,Minister of Culture and Tourism today at Rajgir International Buddhist Conference, Bihar. Shri N.K. Sinha,Secretary M/o Culture and Shri M.L. Shrivastava, Vice-Chancellor, Nava Nalanda Mahaviahra Deemed University were present on the occasion....

Govt. purchases pulses to build buffer stock

The pulses procured and imported by the designated agencies are stored in their own godowns as well as godowns hired from CWC/SWC/Private parties. The storage capacity available with FCI, CWC, SWC and other state agencies along with private warehouses available in the country are adequate for storing the buffer stock of pulses. As on 14.03.2017, Government has created a buffer...

GNN’s anti-encroachment drive in Vasundhara, G’bad

The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) today carried out an anti-encroachment drive in Vasundhara Sector 17, wherein it removed all street vendors, vegetable hawkers and other Theliwalas from the pavement that was encroached upon. However, after the drive the vendors and hawkers were again seen setting up shop. This is not the first time that the GNN has started such...

National Seminar on “Challenges In Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” Held

The Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment organised a “National Seminar on Challenges in Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” here today with a view to draw out plan for effective implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPD Act, 2016) and to work out best...

Ministry of Shipping Swacchta Drive from March 16-31, 2017

The Ministry of Shipping will observe 'Swacchta Pakhwada' from 16th March, 2017 to 31st March, 2017. The special occasion of "World Water Day" (22.03.2017) falls within the fortnight of Swacchta Pakhwada. All organizations under the administrative control of Ministry of Shipping have been instructed to undertake 33 activities which mainly include removing/ weeding out of old records and files,...

Policy to make healthcare accessible to everyone gets Cabinet nod

Terming the Cabinet approval of the National Health Policy 2017 as a huge milestone in the history of public health in the country, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda said that it seeks to reach everyone in a comprehensive integrated way to move towards wellness. Shri Nadda added that NHP 2017, which is patient-centric...

IESS, the mega engineering show unfolds at Chennai

Unfazed by global headwinds and forces of protectionism in some of the leading economies, India is all set to showcase its technological and engineering prowess to top international firms at the 6th edition of the International Engineering Sourcing Show(IESS) at Chennai, expecting significant business deals during the three-day event, beginning March 16. IESS VI was inaugurated in a gala ceremony...

Development of Airport Infrastructure and Setting up of New Greenfield Airports

The present infrastructure capacity of airport is generally sufficient for handling existing air traffic. However, keeping in view of rapid growth of domestic airlines, expansion of infrastructure at airports including runway, terminal building and air space harmonization has been undertaken. It is planned to revive 50 airstrips and airports over a period of three years starting from 2017-18 at a...

Plans to Increase Generation of Atomic Energy 

The share of nuclear power was about 3.2% in India in the year 2016-17 (up to Feb-2017). During this period, about 34136 Million Units (MUs) of electricity was produced from Nuclear Power Plants against a total of about 1052160 MUs produced in India . The share of nuclear power is country-specific and depends on other sources of electricity generation...

Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess amounting to Rs. 31,734 cr collected

Rs. 31,733.76 crore have been collected as Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess by the States/UTs upto 31.12.2016, at the rate of 1% of the cost of construction. Out of it Rs. 6,872.51 crore has been spent. The Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, provides for levy and collection of cess at such rate not exceeding two per cent...

Deputy PM and Home Minister of Nepal calls on Union Home Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Nepal Shri Bimalendra Nidhi called on the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today. Shri Rajnath Singh expressed his grief on the recent death of a Nepalese national at the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. He stated that India will carry out a fair and impartial enquiry...

Minister addresses WHO Regional Health Ministers’ Meeting on TB; highlights the achievements of India in containing TB

“My government has committed itself to the high-impact actions required for eliminating TB by 2025 and will be reinforcing the implementation of our national efforts so that we succeed.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the WHO Regional Health Ministers’ Meeting on TB, here today. The Health Minister reaffirmed...

Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief, Russian Federation Navy visits India

Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief, Russian Federation Navy along with a four member Russian Navy delegation is on an official visit to India from 15 to 18 March 2017. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Russia, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. During his visit, the Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy held bilateral discussions...

Air India to procure all 27 Dreamliners by October

Air India is procuring all the 27 Dreamliners  by October, 2017 as per the contract.  Air India has acquired 23 Dreamliners progressively from September, 2012 to 9th January, 2017.  The Dreamliners aircraft have experienced technical reliability issues, since induction into Air India fleet.   These issues, however, do not affect the safety of the airplane due to the system design...

International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health Beings in New Delhi

Minister of State (IC) for Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya today inaugurated three days International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in New Delhi. It is organized by Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany in association with International Social...

MoU signed between FTII and Canon to promote short courses in Film & Television

Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that Technology has played a critical role in defining the contours of professional photography and art of film making. The exposure of budding young talent to the nuances of technology has a positive impact on their learning curve. This initiative would ensure the perfect blend of technology...

Department of Consumers Affairs Celebrates World Consumer Rights Day 2017

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has said that the Government is already on the right track in facilitating the consumers to harness the full benefits of digitization and putting in place sufficient safeguards against risks associated with the online world. Sh. Paswan said that this is the age of technology, and...

Launch of Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) today . Speaking at the event she said the Scheme is focussed on addressing the needs of the exporters. Smt. Sitharaman said the focus is not just to create infrastructure but to make sure it is professionally run and sustained. The Minister added that...

Govt. taking steps to boost manufacturing

The Government is implementing Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) sub-scheme as part of the Indian Leather Development Plan (ILDP). This has significantly contributed to capacity development in the labour intensive leather sector which has a larger scope for providing employment to socially and economically weaker sections of the society and women. Further, Stand-up India Scheme is implemented with...

Minister inaugurates three days Krishi Unati Mela-2017

The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that development and upliftment of farmers is the first priority of the government and to achieve it, the government aim is to double the income of farmers by 2022.  Shri Singh said this on the inauguration of three days Krishi Unati Mela being held in...

Innovation Scholars, Writers and Artists In-Residence call on President

Ten Innovation Scholars, two Writers and two Artists who are part of In-Residence Programme of Rashtrapati Bhavan called on President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (March 15, 2017) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the In-Residence Artists, Writers and Innovation Scholars were special to us because they have innovative, sensitive and imaginative minds which...

Inter-state River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti introduced Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Lok Sabha today. Introducing the Bill the Minister called it a “Revolutionary step” towards the resolution of Inter- State River Water Disputes. Giving details of the Bill the Minister said the Bill proposes a Single Standing Tribunal (with...

WCD Ministry refers fraud being perpetuated in the name of Beti BachaoBeti Padhao scheme to the CBI for investigation

It has come to the notice of Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD), Government of India that certain unauthorized elements/individuals are distributing illegal forms in the name of cash incentive under BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP) Scheme.  The scheme has no provision for ANY CASH INCENTIVES FOR INDIVIDUALS. BBBP scheme focuses on challenging mindsets and deep rooted patriarchy in the societal...

Dabur India launches first ever Mobile Honey-testing Lab in India

Ghaziabad, March 14, 2017: Adding yet another first in its mission in innovation, India’s most trusted healthcare company, Dabur India Limited, today inaugurated the first ever Mobile Honey Testing Lab. This unique on-the-wheel lab has been designed specifically to reduce the adulteration in honey and ensure that purity is maintained. The Mobile Honey Testing Lab was flagged off from Dabur Research and...

Health care becomes a contentious issue in US

The US President Mr Donald Trump’s move to repeal Obamacare—formerly Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it by the new American Health Care Act (AHCA) has stirred up an hornet’s nest in the US with the opposition Democrats complaining that this would strike out lakhs of poor Americans out of the insurance cover that they had enjoyed for so...

PM seeks commitment towards building a new India

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has appealed to the citizens to take the pledge for a New India and express commitment. The Prime Minister said, " On the NM Mobile App http://nm4.in/dnldapp , take the pledge and express your commitment towards building a new India. A new India is emerging, which is being powered by the strength & skills of...

New govt. to have its hands full

With Uttar Pradesh waiting in wings for its next BJP CM after a long wait, the decision has been vested in the BJP Parliamentary Board that will start discussions on the issue today itself. The state today, finds itself in a unique position being ruled by the same party that is at the Centre and residents of Noida, Gr....

Thomas Cook India targets India’s strongly emerging new decision makers– Children!

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company announced a strategic focus on children - India’s powerful new segment of holiday decision makers. To leverage this strongly emerging potential, the company has launched an engaging series of ‘Theme Park Tours’, a unique concept designed to delight children with fun and exciting experiences centred around...

Jaguar Land Rover begins construction of new design and engineering centre

Coventry, UK (March 10): Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc, the UK’s largest car manufacturer, today announced it is beginning construction work on a £200 million redevelopment of its design and engineering centre at Gaydon in Warwickshire. The expansion represents the first major construction project at one of the company’s non-manufacturing sites in over a decade. The development is intended to...

With BJP at helm, officers might face the axe

With BJP back at the helm after a long hiatus of about 14 years there is a palpable sense of sweeping changes in the bureaucratic set-up in UP’s NCR cities. According to sources, this has made several officers of the rank of IAS, PCS and engineering departments—jittery, in Ghaziabad, Noida and Meerut. It is to be noted here that...

2017 BJP sweeps UP & Uttrakhand ; Congress gets Punjab ; Goa & Manipur Head for Hung Assemply

ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS 2017 : Uttar Pradesh : BJP wins 320 (of the 403 constituencies) , Samajwadi 47 alongwith Congress 7, and BSP 19 seats. U.P. Voter turnout : over 60 % . Uttarakhand : BJP gets 56 & leading at 1 (of the 70 constituencies) and Congress 11 seats. Uttarakhand Voter turnout : 68 % . Punjab : Congress gets 77 (of the 117 constituencies) , AAP 20 and Shiromani Akali Dal wins...

National Crime Records Bureau celebrates its 32nd Inception Day

Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Smt. Archana Ramasundaram was the Chief Guest at the 32nd Inception Day of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which was celebrated here today. On the occasion, Smt. Archana Ramasundaram acknowledged the progress made in CCTNS and expected NCRB to provide the platform for better Police services through CCTNS and upcoming Interoperable Criminal Justice System...

Lok Sabha Passes the Admiralty Bill, 2016

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha yesterday. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues. It also aims to replace archaic laws which are hindering efficient governance....

Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution

Recognizing the potential and possibilities in the fisheries sector, Government of India has envisaged a program named ‘’Blue Revolution’’ to unlock the country’s latent potential through an integrated approach. The Blue Revolution, in its scope and reach, focuses on creating an enabling environment for an integrated and holistic development and management of fisheries for the socio economic development of...

Narendra Kumar takes over as Chairman, Central Water Commission

Shri Narendra Kumar, an officer of Central Water Engineering Service (1979 batch) has assumed the charge of Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC). Born on October 11, 1957, Shri Kumar obtained his BE degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee and M Tech from IIT Delhi in Structural Engineering. He has served in various capacities in CWC as Assistant Director...

48th CISF Day Parade held in Ghaziabad

The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has commended the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for its diverse role in securing vital installations and national assets. Addressing the 48th CISF Day Parade in Ghaziabad today, Shri Rijiju said the CISF contingent deployed under the UN Flag helped conduct peaceful Presidential elections in afar Haiti during November...

Pharmaceutical companies deposited Rs. 294.84 cr against demand notices issued by Government for overcharging patients for Scheduled Medicines

Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today, informed the House thatthe Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO) issued by the Government from time to time contains provisions to take appropriate action against any manufacturer selling a schedule bulk drug or...

Declare March 10 as “Home Buyers Day” –AOA members

March 10, 2017, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad: “FIGHT for RERA”- is a PAN INDIA organization  working for  Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA). Fight for RERA  has been very actively associated with the formation of the Real Estate Regulatory Act and its subsequent enactment from the Parliament. The TEAM FIGHT for RERA Under the leadership of Shri Abhay Upadhyay met the Urban...

Tata Motors signs MoU with Volkswagen Group and Skoda

Tata Motors today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and Skoda, to explore strategic alliance opportunity for joint development of products. The agreement has been signed by Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD of Tata Motors, Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG and Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda Auto. The document...

RCOM INTRODUCES ‘JOY OF HOLI’ OFFER

Mumbai, 10 March 2017: Reliance Communications, India’s fully-integrated telecom service provider, today launched its innovative ‘Unimited Plan’ in a new avatar—the ‘Joy of Holi’ offer— with game-changing added data and voice-calling benefits for all new customers. RCOM’s groundbreaking Unlimited Plan, which changed the dynamics of mobile recharges in the country last year, now offers additional data & voice-calling benefits...

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Parliament

(March 9): The Lok Sabha has passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 today. The Bill had already been passed by the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session. With this, the Bill stands passed in the Parliament. The Bill seeks to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 to provide for the following:- (i) Maternity leave available to the working women to...

AAI gets Airport Service Quality Survey Report of 17 airports in country

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is getting Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey conducted through Airports Council International (ACI), a global body of airport operators at 17 airports where traffic volume is 1.5 million passengers per annum or more. The ACI-ASQ Survey are conducted at Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Patna, Pune,...

Air India expecting better revenues in current financial year

Air India is expecting to report better revenues in Financial Year 2016-17 as compared to FY 2015-16. In fact, the company is expecting to have a total revenue of Rs. 22,521 crores as compared to the figure of Rs. 20,526.11 crores in FY 2015-16 which is an improvement of around 9.7% over the previous year. The main reason for this...

Trends and results of general elections of 5 Assemblies to start at 8 am tomorrow

Election Commission has set up robust, fool proof and secured infrastructure facility for disseminating Trends and Results General Elections of 5 Assemblies in Feb - March 2017, through its popular website www.eciresults.nic.in which will start functioning from 8.00 AM  tomorrowand will show trends update continuously. The IT solution captures number of votes secured by the candidates contested in elections round wise...

President Trump announces key administration posts

On March 7, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Courtney Simmons Elwood– General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency Noel J. Francisco– Solicitor General, Department of Justice Jeffrey A. Rosen– Deputy Secretary, Department of Transportation John J. Sullivan– General Counsel, Department of Defense Ajit V. Pai– Member of the Federal Communications...

Infosys Public Services and Texas Department of Family & Protective Services to Modernize State’s Child Welfare Information System

Austin, Texas - March 08, 2017: Infosys Public Services Inc., a US-based subsidiary of global consulting, technology and next-generation services company Infosys, today announced its partnership with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) to modernize the agency’s IMPACT (Information Management Protecting Adults and Children of Texas) system. IMPACT is the primary case management and administrative system used by...

TCS ranked as a global ‘top employer’ for second year running

Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognised as one of the world’s top employers by the Top Employer Institute for the second year running. TCS was certified by the independent body from amongst more than 1,200 companies in 116 countries around the world. Established over 25 years ago, the...

Big push for education in Delhi Budget

The Delhi Government presented its third successive budget today for 2017-18 with no new tax and with a total outlay of Rs. 48,000 crores. The budget that was presented by Delhi's Deputy CM and Finance Minister, Manish Sisodia allocated a substantial sum—of 24 per cent—for education, besides making an outlay of Rs. 5,736 crore for the health sector; Rs...

Indian organised retail, a whopping $75 bn opportunity for retailers

CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Real Estate Consulting firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its comprehensive strategic retail business advisory services to cater to the ever evolving and sophisticated needs of organized retailers who are operating in or evaluating business opportunities in India. With this new offering, CBRE becomes the only real estate consulting firm...

Last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra extended upto 31st March 2017

Noticing that many pensioners are yet to submit Aadhaar authenticated Jeevan Pramaan as life certificate for continuation of drawal of pension, the EPFO has further extended the last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra upto 31st March 2017. Earlier the last date was 28th February 2017. Members and pensioners of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 are required...

Industry can now obtain CRZ Clearance through Web Portal

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, launched the web portal for obtaining Coastal Regulation Zone clearances, here today.  The Minister termed the launch of the portal as a good example of ‘Ease of Doing Business’. The Portal is a web-based system for obtaining clearances required from the Ministry under the “Coastal...

Sudden spurt in crime jolts Vasundhara residents

A sudden spate of crime including mobile & chain snatching and loot has gripped tras-Hindon colonies it seems. Only yesterday in the wee hours, armed robbers who had reportedly come on two bikes and around half-a-dozen in number, allegedly robbed a few newspaper vendors and other passersby in Vasundhara-- who were allegedly taken hostage at knife-point and gun-point, and...

Dabur seeks to provide healthier workplace for women

New Delhi, March 7, 2017: This International Women’s Day, the world’s largest Ayurvedic healthcare company Dabur India Ltd has taken up the cause of health and safety for its women employees. As part of its efforts to create a healthier workplace, Dabur will be hosting special ‘Yoga @ the Workstation’ classes for its women employees to help them reduce work-related stress...

SPORTECH ’17, IIT Delhi’s annual sports festival 

7 Mar 2017, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi : IIT Delhi hosted it's very own sports extravaganza from 24 to 27th February and it was way more than a collection of tournaments! This year, it was not just about sports but about the deeper aspect of well-being and enjoyment that sports activities unfurl. Sportech this year was the proud...

PM releases commemorative postage stamp on occasion of 100th anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today released a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Speaking on the occasion, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, the Prime Minister appreciated Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, and said that the path shown by him is not about Mukti, but about ‘Antaryatra.’ He said that...

Arsenic contamination a cause of concern

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has underlined the need to make people aware about the negative impact of Arsenic in Ganga basin area. Addressing a workshop on Arsenic problem in ground water and its remediation in Ganga Basin organized by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) in New Delhi today the Minister...

The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

6 MARCH 2017 | GENEVA - More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new...

President presents visitor’s awards for ‘Best University’, ‘Research’ and ‘Innovation’

The President presented the Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’ to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ was presented to Dr. Deepak Pant, Department of Environmental Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh for development of a reactor for direct conversion of waste plastic to LPG in small scale. The...

Destination North East 2017: Exploring Tourism Potential of North East India

On the inaugural day of the Destination North East 2017 in Chandigarh today, in one of the technical session on Exploring Tourism Potential of North East India, Adviser (Banking, Industry and Tourism), North Eastern Council, Shri Gautam Chintey, said that air connectivity within the North Eastern states has improved now. He said that there are 7 entry points to...

NDMC to launch large scale skill development drive

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), currently engaged in transforming NDMC area into a smart city with global benchmarks, has embarked on a large scale skill development drive for enhancing employment opportunities and increasing productivity as mandated under Smart City Mission Guidelines. New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Limited (NDMCSCL), a Special Purpose Vehicle formed for executing the smart city plan, today...

Head: Bajaj Auto extends support to the Indian Armed Forces and Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Pune

Pune: 6th March: Bajaj Auto has donated Rs one crore to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) as well as an amount of Rs 31 lakh towards Pune-based Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC). A cheque for AFFDF was recently handed over to Honourable Shri Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister, Government of India in New Delhi by Shri C P Tripathi, Advisor (CSR),...

Limiting proportions to 1:2 & lowering centre of gravity of any building should be mandatory

Ghaziabad: Col Tyagi, through the medium of slides, explained in details that by controlling water cement ratio, by giving a slant in the roof, by providing a RCC Shear Wall in the tall Buildings, by ensuring that beams are lighter than columns stability can be achieved in any Building. He further said that by limiting the size proportions to 1:2,...

No misuse of Aadhaar biometrics leading to identity theft or financial loss: UIDAI

There has been no incident of misuse of Aadhaar biometrics leading to identity theft and financial loss during the last five years when more than 400 crore Aadhaar authentication transactions have taken place, according to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). In a comprehensive clarification with regard to misinformation in some news items and articles appearing in various print and...

India-Canada Trade and Investment Relations taken further

A bilateral meeting was held on 03-03-2017 in New Delhi between visiting Canadian Minister of International Trade, Mr. François-Philippe Champagne and Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman The two Ministers carried forward the discussion from the bilateral meeting held on the side lines of World Economic Forum at Davos in January, 2017. The discussion focussed on expanding bilateral trade...

President presents ‘Standard’ to 125 Helicopter Squadron and ‘Colours’ to mechanical training institute of IAF

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the ‘Standard’ to 125 Helicopter Squadron and ‘Colours’ to Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air Force today (March 3, 2017) at Air Force Station, Tambaram, Tamil Nadu. Speaking on the occasion, the President complimented the 125 Helicopter Squadron and Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air Force and said these units have a...

Oil India Limited celebrated 58th Foundation Day

Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest National Exploration & Production Company, celebrated its 58th Foundation Day with full fervor and zeal at it's Corporate Office in NOIDA on 18th February, 2017. Various events were organized for observing the company's 58th Foundation Day, which received a large participation from all personnel and their family members. The activities included Pledge...

NITI Aayog to partner with eminent Civil Society organizations

Recognizing the important role played by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in effective implementation of government policies/schemes, NITI Aayog organized an interaction with the leading CSOs and key ministries of the Union Government in the national capital on Wednesday, March 01, 2017. Over 17 leading voluntary organizations and 15 central ministries took part in the deliberations to take forward the social...

Furnishing of Aadhaar mandatory for final settlement of Pension claims

The EPFO has clarified that obtaining of Aadhaar should be mandatory for the time being only for final settlement of Pension and not in withdrawl cases. The EPFO had extended the date of submission of Aadhaar Number authentication by the members of Employees’Pension Scheme 1995 upto 31st March 2017. However, news item appearing in few dailies suggested that Aadhaar is...

Rs. 16,097 cr foreign exchange earned through tourism in Jan. 2017

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of January 2017 were Rs.16,097 crore as compared to Rs.13,669 crore in January 2016 and Rs.12,100 crore in January 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during January 2017 over January 2016 was 17.8% as compared to the growth of 13.0% in January 2016 over January 2015. Based on the credit data of Travel head...

India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for US$ 63 Million for Tejaswini

  A Financing Agreement for IDA credit of US$ 63 million (equivalent) for theon 23rd February, 2017. The Financing Agreement was signed by Mr. Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank. A Project...

Three Forest Research Institutes Develop High-Yielding Varieties of Plant Species

Three institutes of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, have developed 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species. The Variety Releasing Committee (VRC) of ICFRE, granted approval for the release of these varieties of plant species, at a meeting held here yesterday (Feb. 27). Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, has worked, for more than a decade, on ten improved varieties...

Nation gets its first integrated heliport at Rohini in Delhi

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati at the dedication ceremony of the First Integrated Heliport to the Nation, at Rohini Heliport, in Delhi on February 28, 2017. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal, the Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shri R.N. Choubey and the Member of Parliament, Shri Udit Raj are also seen. In...

Elections could be a subdued affair

With SP in fragments and most parties feeling the heat of the demonetization drive of PM Modi, electoral politics in Uttar Pradesh could take an altogether different dimension this time round By Prasoon Pant With assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh just round the corner the political class is a bundle of nerves. While the recent demonetization drive has wiped out cash...

Autos, buses, taking commuters for a ride

Barring a few, most auto and bus drivers try to take advantage of the commuting public going to and fro Vaishali Metro Station. Female commuters are often at the receiving end of these errant drivers. Ghaziabad Mail takes a look By Prasoon Pant Autos and buses stopping and being parked at and near the Vaishali Metro Station are proving a nuisance...

Govt. to have Common Norms for skill development

State governments are also expected to align their skill development schemes with the common norms so as to bring in uniformity and standardization.   By delhincrnews.in & Ghaziabad Mail Bureau The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for introduction of Common Norms across all skill development schemes being implemented by different Ministries / Departments of...

New Rail Mill inaugurated

The state-of-the-art URM, established at a cost of about Rs. 1200 Crores will now take BSP’s total capacity to produce rails at 2.0 MTPA, which will be the largest rail production capacity in any single location for a Plant world over   By delhincrnews.in   Hon’ble Union Steel Minister, Shri Birender Singh inaugurated the new Universal Rail Mill at Steel Authority of India...