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चुनाव से पहले बिहार सरकार का शिक्षकों को तोहफा, 15 फीसदी बढ़ाया मूल वेतन

चुनाव से पहले बिहार सरकार का शिक्षकों को तोहफा, 15 फीसदी बढ़ाया मूल वेतन

Bihar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 0
इस साल होने वाले विधानसभा चुनाव से पहले बिहार सरकार ने राज्य के शिक्षकों को बड़ा तोहफा दिया है। पंचायती राज संस्थाओं और नगर निकायों में तैनात शिक्षकों और मुख्य लाइब्रेरियन के मूल वेतन में नीतीश ... Read More
नीतीश कैबिनेट का बड़ा फैसला - रसोईया एवं विकास मित्र  के मानदेय में बढ़ोतरी का लिया निर्णय

नीतीश कैबिनेट का बड़ा फैसला - रसोईया एवं विकास मित्र के मानदेय में बढ़ोतरी का लिया निर्णय

Bihar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार ने आज कैबिनेट की बैठक बुलाई थी।मंत्रिमंडल की बैठक बैठक वर्चुअल माध्यम से हुई. सभी मंत्री वीडियो कांफ्रेंसिंग के माध्यम से कैबिनेट मीटिंग में शामिल हुए. आज की कैबिनेट मी ... Read More
Reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate

Reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 9
As per the latest report (2016-18) of Sample Registration System (SRS) released by Registrar General of India (RGI), Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India per 100,000 live births has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016. The detailed comparative state-wise MMR of the year 2015-17 and 2016-18 is placed at Annexure-I. Under the National Health Mission (NHM), some of the important steps taken to reduce maternal deaths in the country are as follows: ... Read More
Access to Nutritious Food

Access to Nutritious Food

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 9
Under the Anganwadi Services Scheme, supplementary nutrition is provided to children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years in the form of Take Home Ration to children (6 months to 3 years) and Morning Snacks and Hot Cooked Meal to children (3 – 6 years). The scheme is universal and open to all the eligible beneficiaries. Under POSHAN Abhiyaan, comprehensive communication plan & IEC materials have been developed and intensive Mass Media Campaign is conducted through various mass medi ... Read More
Violence against Women

Violence against Women

News 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
The year-wise data of crime against women as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) during the years 2016 to 2018 is at Annexure-I.   The Government attaches high priority to ensuring safety and security of women and has undertaken various legislative and schematic interventions in this regard. These include legislations such as ‘The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018’, ‘The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013’, ‘The Sexual Harassme ... Read More
Utilization of Nirbhaya Fund

Utilization of Nirbhaya Fund

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 15
An Empowered Committee (EC) of Officersappraises and recommends the proposals received from various Central Ministries/ Departments/ States/ Uts and other organizations for funding under Nirbhaya Fund. After initial appraisal by the EC, the concerned Ministries/ Departments get the projects/ schemes appraised by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC)/ Standing Finance Committee (SFC)/ Public Investment Board (PIB)/ Delegated Investment Board(DIB) as per guidelines of Ministry of Finance. Thereafter, the ... Read More
Fastrack Investigation of Child Sex Abuse Cases

Fastrack Investigation of Child Sex Abuse Cases

News 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
The number of cases of child sexual abuse reported from 2009 to 2018, is available at https://ncrb.gov.in/en/crime-india. The Government of India implements the ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012’, which provides for mandatory reporting, child friendly recording of statement and evidence and speedy trial of the cases. It is stipulated in Section 44 (1) of POCSO Act, 2012 that National Commis ... Read More
Health Outreach Services during Covid-19

Health Outreach Services during Covid-19

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
The Government has been regularly reviewing the situation in consultation with States/UTs. In order to improve the nutritional status of Women and Children, Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing Supplementary Nutrition Programme under Anganwadi Services and Scheme for Adolescent Girls under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme to children (6 months to 6 years), Pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers and out-of-school Adolescent Girls (11-14 years). As per the dire ... Read More
SoS Safety App for Women

SoS Safety App for Women

Apps 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
The Government has launched the 112 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS), which provides for a single number (112) based assistance in emergencies to women in distress. ERSS can be accessed through 112 India Mobile App from any smart phone. ‘Police’ and ‘Public order’ are State subjects under the Seventh schedule to the Constitution of India.  Maintaining law and order, protection of life and property of the citizens, including safety of women, is primarily the ... Read More
Malnutrition in India

Malnutrition in India

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
Malnutrition is not the direct cause of death among children under five years of age. Though it can increase morbidity and mortality by reducing resistance to infections. Malnourished children are more vulnerable to any infection than normal children. The overall under five mortality rate (number of deaths per thousand live births) has reduced from 74.3 as reported by 3rd National Family Health Survey report released in 2005-06 to 49.7 as 4th National Family Health Survey report released in 2015-16.  ... Read More
Samarth Scheme

Samarth Scheme

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
The Ministry of Textiles is implementing the Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector, a placement oriented programme targeting skill development of 10 lakh youth in the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning & Weaving in the organized Sector. Some of the advanced features of SAMARTH scheme include Training of Trainers (ToT), Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS), CCTV recording of training programme, dedicated call centre with helpline number, mobile app based ... Read More
Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on Textile Sector

Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on Textile Sector

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
The global pandemic of Covid-19 has affected the existing modus operandi of various textile sectors by posting restriction of social gathering, migration of laborers as well as affecting all the stakeholders right from farmers to traders/exporters in the value chain of textile sector and at the same time it has opened new window of opportunities which were previously less explored. The government has conducted a study viz. ‘Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on Indian silk industry’ to ascertain the ... Read More
National Technical Textiles Mission

National Technical Textiles Mission

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
The Government has approved the proposal for creation of National Technical Textiles Mission for a period of 4 years (2020-21 to 2023-24) with an outlay of Rs.1480 crores. The distribution of funds is (i) For Research Innovation & Development – Rs. 1000 crores, (ii) For Promotion and Market Development- Rs.50 crore, (iii) For Education, Training and Skilling-  Rs. 400 crore, and (iv) For Export Promotion – Rs.10 crores and balance Rs.20 crores for administrative expenses. T ... Read More
Availability of Material for Masks/PPE Kits

Availability of Material for Masks/PPE Kits

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
From zero manufacturers in March 2020, 1100 indigenous manufacturers of PPE kits have been developed by the Government till date, most of them being from MSME sector. The capacity and production of PPE Coveralls for COVID-19 touched a peak of 5 lakh per day in mid May 2020.    As on 13.9.2020, a total of 1.42 crore PPE kits have been supplied to M/s HLL Lifecare Ltd. - the procurement arm of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) for use of health professionals in government hospi ... Read More
Change in Skill Development Programmes Post Covid-19

Change in Skill Development Programmes Post Covid-19

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 8
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is imparting on-line skilling through ‘e-SkillIndia’ platform in the midst of COVID-19 lockdown. Further, Ministry of Home Affairs has permitted the conduct of skill training programmes in physical form from September 21, 2020 onwards. Accordingly, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) has been issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) for restarting the training. ... Read More
Online Courses for Skill Development

Online Courses for Skill Development

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, at the instance of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has issued a Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs ) on 8th September 2020 to ensure resumption of training activities post Covid-19 lockdown in skill and entrepreneurship training institutes including Industrial Technical Institutes (ITIs) and Short Term Training Centres under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) or State Skill Development Missions or other Central or State Ministri ... Read More
Status of Skill Development in the Country

Status of Skill Development in the Country

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is implementing a flagship scheme known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana-2016-20 (PMKVY 2.0) across the country with the objective to impart short duration skill development training. Under PMKVY2.0, in the last three years, as on 17.03.2020, 88.91 lakh candidates have been trained / oriented across the country. The State-wise and year-wise number of candidates trained/oriented in the last three years under PMKVY 2.0 (Short term training and ... Read More
During the last three years, approximately Rs. 310 crores has been invested for supporting the use of Biotechnology in agriculture including organic farming through Biotech-KISAN programme

During the last three years, approximately Rs. 310 crores has been invested for supporting the use of Biotechnology in agriculture including organic farming through Biotech-KISAN programme

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
Government supports Research Institutes, Central & State Agriculture Universities for competitive R&D and demonstration activities in Agriculture Biotechnology including organic farming. The Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) programme also focuses on taking innovative technologies to the farmers. The activity has been supported across the country including Aspirational Districts. During the last three years, approximately Rs. 310 crores has been invested for su ... Read More
Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates are under various stages of development, by both industry and academia

Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates are under various stages of development, by both industry and academia

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 23
FiveNational COVID-19 Bio-repositories have been established by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). This is a part of the Network of 16 COVID-19 biorepositories established in the country by Department of Biotechnology, Indian Council of Medical Research and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. The list of biorepositories can be accessed at https://www.icmr.gov.in/cbiorn.html. The repositories are collecting clinical and viral ... Read More
Job Cards to Migrant Labourers and Employed Workers

Job Cards to Migrant Labourers and Employed Workers

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 9
Mahatma Gandhi NREGS is a demand driven wage employment scheme. Every adult member of a household in a rural area, having job card (as per Mahatma Gandhi NREG Act), is eligible for a demand for a job under the scheme. There is no provision to register a Job card holder categorised as migrant labourers/ family in the job card in the scheme. A job card can be issued to a migrant labour/family as per the provision of the Act against a demand by the migrant labour/family. A total of 86,81,928 new job card du ... Read More
Considerations under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Considerations under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
he Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched, as a one-time special intervention, with the objective to provide rural connectivity, by way of a single all- weather road, to the eligible unconnected habitations of designated population size (500+ in plain areas and 250+ in North-Eastern States, Himalayan States, Deserts and Tribal Areas as per 2001 census) in the core network for uplifting the socio-economic condition of the rural population. Hence, the primary objective of the scheme was to p ... Read More
Blueprint for Increasing Speed of Trains

Blueprint for Increasing Speed of Trains

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
The average running speeds of trains on railway systems depend upon various factors, such as, type of track structure, signalling systems, motive power, type of rolling stock, network congestion, etc. Some of the international railway systems, such as the Shinkansen in Japan and the TGV system in France, have dedicated networks of high speed railway lines with maximum speeds over 300 Kmph. The average running speeds of all categories of trains across different railway systems abroad are not compiled. Ind ... Read More
Setting Up of Solar Panel in the Vacant Land of Railways

Setting Up of Solar Panel in the Vacant Land of Railways

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 14
Indian Railways (IR) has planned to set up solar plants on its vacant land and along the tracks. As a part of this initiative, 4.7 Mega Watt (MW) land based Solar plants have already been commissioned. Action has been taken for installation of Solar power projects on unused Railway land at following locations: ... Read More
Replacing Railway Level Crossings with Flyovers

Replacing Railway Level Crossings with Flyovers

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
Government proposes to replace Level crossings (LC) in the country with Road Over Bridges (ROB) on cost sharing basis with State Govt, if Train Vehicle Unit (TVU) of LC is more than one lakh. Road under bridges (RUB) are provided to replace the level crossing, wherever technically feasible. Total 2834 LCs were replaced by ROB/RUBs between 01.04.2015 till 31.03.2020. Total expenditure of ₹15628 Cr. has been made towards replacement of LCs by ROB/RUBs from 01.04.2015 till 31.03.2020. ... Read More
Upgradation and Modernization of Ayodhya Railway Station

Upgradation and Modernization of Ayodhya Railway Station

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
A work namely “Ayodhya-Redevelopment of station and circulating area etc. in connection with development of stations of religious & cultural importance” is sanctioned.  The cost of the work is Rs. 104.77 Crores. A total expenditure of Rs. 20.61 Crores has been incurred. The outlay for F.Y. 2020-21 is Rs. 18.16 crores.  The executive agency for the project is M/S RITES Ltd. The scope of the work includes provision of new station building, two new modern foot over bridge ... Read More
Shramik Trains

Shramik Trains

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
Keeping in view the urgent requirement of movement of stranded persons Shramik specials were organized in a mission mode.  These Shramik specials were organized as trains on demand, as and when State Governments requisitioned these trains, in accordance with the protocol and guidelines given by the Government.  In all, 4621 Shramik Special have been operated between 1st May, 2020 to 31st August, 2020 carrying 63.19 lakh stranded passengers to their home states.  There is no pending demand ... Read More
Railway Projects

Railway Projects

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
Railway Projects are sanctioned Zonal Railway wise and not State-wise, as, Indian Railway’s network  straddles across various state boundaries. Indian Railways has taken up 513 Railway Projects (New Line, Gauge Conversion and Doubling works). These projects are in different stages of planning/sanction/execution. The project-wise details including cost, expenditure and outlay are available in public domain on Indian Railways’ website i.e. ... Read More
Conversion of Passenger Compartments into Isolation Wards

Conversion of Passenger Compartments into Isolation Wards

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
5601 coaches have been converted into Covid Care Centers by Indian Railways (IR) in the months of March, April, May and June of 2020 to combat Corona virus pandemic. The Zonal Railway wise details of the conversion of these coaches are as under: S.No. Zonal Railways Coaches converted into ... Read More
Union Power Minister inaugurates projects worth Rs 6.99 Crore in Barhara (Bhojpur District), Bihar

Union Power Minister inaugurates projects worth Rs 6.99 Crore in Barhara (Bhojpur District), Bihar

Bihar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
Shri. R K Singh, the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power & New and Renewable Energy inaugurated CSR projects undertaken by REC Ltd. (Formerly Rural Electrification Corporation) worth Rupees 6.99 Crore, in Barhara (Bhojpur District), Bihar, through video conferencing yesterday. There were a total of 77 schemes, which included 36 schemes for construction of P.C.C. roads, 23 schemes for installation of LED/ Solar and high mast lights, Construction of 3 Chat ghaat, Construction of 3 community hall &am ... Read More
Power Minister Shri R K Singh inaugurates developmental projects of NTPC in Bihar

Power Minister Shri R K Singh inaugurates developmental projects of NTPC in Bihar

Bihar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 15
Shri R.K. Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, today, inaugurated various developmental projects and facilities in Bihar. As a responsible corporate, NTPC, country’s largest power producer, is fulfilling its corporate social responsibility by creating an infrastructure for the benefit of the people of Bihar.   ... Read More
Functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions

Functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
The Constitution envisages for Panchayats to function as institutions of self-government and prepare plans and implement schemes for economic development and social justice. Accordingly, Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) seeks to make Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) an effective, efficient and transparent vehicle for local governance, social change and public service delivery mechanism meeting the aspirations of local population through policy interventions, advocacy, capacity building, persuasion and ... Read More
GRAND ICT CHALLENGE for Smart supply measurement and monitoring system under Jal Jeevan Mission

GRAND ICT CHALLENGE for Smart supply measurement and monitoring system under Jal Jeevan Mission

Environment 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
National Jal Jeevan Mission in partnership with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY) has launched an ICT Grand Challenge to create innovative, modular, and cost-effective solution to develop a ‘Smart Water Supply Measurement and Monitoring System’ to be deployed at the village level. The ICT grand challenge will be inviting proposal from Indian Tech start-ups, ... Read More
Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah expresses gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the passage of two crucial Bills on agricultural reforms in the Lok Sabha

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah expresses gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the passage of two crucial Bills on agricultural reforms in the Lok Sabha

News 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 8
Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on the passage of two crucial Bills on agricultural reforms in the Lok Sabha. In a series of tweets, Shri Amit Shah said, “India is proud of its hardworking farmers who shoulder the creation of the nation’s wealth and prosperity. In the form of Modi Govt, for the first time there is a Govt at the centre which is working day & night towards the empowerment of farmers and the passage of landmar ... Read More
Availability of Medical Colleges

Availability of Medical Colleges

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
At present, there are 541 medical colleges (280 under Government and 261 under Private) in the country with an intake capacity of 80,312 MBBS seats annually. The State-wise number of medical college is given below:   MBBS State Name ... Read More
Assessment of COVID Prevention

Assessment of COVID Prevention

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
World Health Organization, Country office, India alerted India on 6th January, 2020 about outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan city of China. WHO issued a statement on 9th January, 2020 about a novel coronavirus, which was later named as SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease was named COVID-19 by WHO on 11th February, 2020. The first Indian case of COVID-19 was reported on 30th January 2020. Before the Nationwide lockdown, a series of actions were undertaken in a pro-active, graded and p ... Read More
COVID Cases and Sero Survey Status

COVID Cases and Sero Survey Status

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
India has one of the lowest cases per million population. It is 3445 for India as compared to 19295 for USA, 20146 for Brazil, 7283 for Russian Federation and 10929 for South Africa. However, cases per million population for India is high as compared to other countries in South East Asia   The low case fatality in India can be attributed to early case detection through community-based surveillance, containment measures including strict perimeter control, house-to-house case searc ... Read More
Procedure for Research on Vaccine

Procedure for Research on Vaccine

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has informed that the requirements and guidelines to conduct clinical trial or grant of permission for marketing of new drugs including vaccines are prescribed under New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019. Further, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an autonomous organisation of the Department of Health Research, has informed that the stages of vaccine development include the following steps:   i. Id ... Read More
Primary Health Centres (PHCs)

Primary Health Centres (PHCs)

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
Under the National Health Mission (NHM), Primary Health Centre (PHC) are established to cover a population of 30,000 in rural areas and 20,000 in hilly, tribal and desert areas. PHCs are established to cover defined population. As per the Rural Health Statistics-2019, as on 31.03.2019, a total of 24,855 rural PHCs and 5,190 urban PHCs have been functional in the country. State-wise details including for Rajasthan are given below: NUMBER OF PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRES (PHCs) FUNCTIO ... Read More
Recruitment of Ayurvedic Medical Officers in AIIMS

Recruitment of Ayurvedic Medical Officers in AIIMS

Career 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
AIIMS Bhubaneswar has conducted recruitment for Ayurvedic Medical Officers in which 01 post of Senior Medical Officer (Ayurveda) and 02 posts of Medical Officer (Ayurveda) were advertised against which 01 post of Senior Medical Officer (Ayurveda) and 02 posts of Medical Officer (Ayurveda) were filled up.  However, one candidate resigned from the post of Medical Officer (Ayurveda) and current filled up position stands at 01 post of Senior Medical Officer (Ayurveda) and 01 post of Medical Officer (Ayu ... Read More
Tele-Medicine Platform for Health Care Delivery

Tele-Medicine Platform for Health Care Delivery

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
Public health is a state subject. Under the National Health Mission (NHM), support is being provided to States/UTs to strengthen their healthcare systems including Tele-consultation services based on requirements posed by the States in their Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs).        eSanjeevani Telemedicine solution developed by CDAC-Mohali is being rolled out under Ayushman Bharat – Health & Wellness Centres program.   U ... Read More
Treatment of Non-COVID-19 Patients During Pandemic

Treatment of Non-COVID-19 Patients During Pandemic

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 16
The patients who were not suffering from Corona but still have been treated in AIIMS and Central Government run hospitals in IPD as well as in OPD after 24th March, 2020 in the country is given in Annexure. As per the National Health Accounts (NHA) Estimates 2016-17 (latest available), public expenditure on health  as a percentage of GDP is 1.2%. No such patient who was already admitted in AIIMS or Central Government run hospitals whether serious/critical or non-serious was disch ... Read More
Rise in Price of Essential Items

Rise in Price of Essential Items

Business 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 8
Details of retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), brought out by M/o Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) from January to August 2019 and current year 2020 is as follows-   Consumer Price Index (Inflation %) Months ... Read More
Rise in Price of Essential Food Items

Rise in Price of Essential Food Items

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 15
Monthly Average of retail prices in respect of 22 essential commodities monitored by Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) from March 2020 to August 2020 indicating the increase in retail prices is as follows-   Department of Consumer Affairs (Price Monitoring Division) ... Read More
Rules for E-Commerce Entities Under Consumer Protection Act

Rules for E-Commerce Entities Under Consumer Protection Act

Business 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 16
As per the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 notified under ConsumerProtection Act, 2019, an e-commerce entity is defined as any person who owns, operates or managesdigital or electronic facility or platform for electronic commerce, but does not include a seller offeringhis goods or services for sale on a marketplace e-commerce entity. As per the Rule 4(1) of E-Commerce Rules, an e-commerce entity shall be a company incorporatedunder the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) or the Compani ... Read More
Procurement of agricultural produces and payment of MSP to farmers

Procurement of agricultural produces and payment of MSP to farmers

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
Procurement of wheat and paddy is done by Centralized Procurement System and Decentralized Procurement (DCP) System.Under Centralized Procurement System, the procurement of wheat and paddy in Central Pool are undertaken either by FCI directly or through State Government agencies. Under Decentralized Procurement (DCP) System,the State Government itself undertakes direct purchase of paddy and wheat. Food Corporation of India (FCI) is the Central nodal agency for procurement of wheat and Paddy. Total quanti ... Read More
Availability and distribution of buffer stock of foodgrains

Availability and distribution of buffer stock of foodgrains

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 16
Food Corporation of India (FCI) maintains stocks of Wheat & Rice in the Central Pool, as per the Stocking Norms of foodgrains fixed by the Government of India, which are as under:-  (Figs. In Lakh Tons)   As On Wheat ... Read More
Implementation of IM-PDS scheme

Implementation of IM-PDS scheme

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 16
The main objective of the “Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)” scheme is to introduce nation-wide portability of ration cards under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) through 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan with an objective to enable migrant beneficiaries to lift their entitled quota of foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice anywhere in the country by using their existing/same ration card after biometric/Aadhaar authentication on el ... Read More
Allocation and distribution of food grains and gram under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package

Allocation and distribution of food grains and gram under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
A total of approx. 8 LMT foodgrains (Rice and Wheat) were allocated to States/UTs. Also, Under ANB whole Chana was provided @ 1kg per household per month for two months i.e. May-June 2020, free of cost to migrant labourers who were not covered under NFSA, 2013 or were without ration card in the States/UTs in which they were stranded. Such beneficiaries were estimated as 10% of total beneficiaries under NFSA. Under the ANB, against adjusted total allocation of 27,001.19 MT whole Chana for two mo ... Read More
Tender to Local Companies

Tender to Local Companies

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
To ensure that the local firms are allotted the tender under Atmanirbhar Bharat, the following measures have been taken:- 1. The Department of Expenditure (DoE) vide Order No. 12/17/2019-PPD dated 15.05.2020 (copy also available on website of Department of Expenditure) has amended Rule 161 (iv) of General Financial Rules (GFR) 2017 restricting Global Tender Enquiry (GTE) for the contract/ supply value of above Rs. 200 crore to enable floating of local tenders by Procuring Entities of Government ... Read More
Shifting of Base to India by MNCs

Shifting of Base to India by MNCs

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
Several multinational companies have evinced their interest to shift their base into India across different States in sectors such as Electronics, Retail, e-Commerce, Automotive, Food Processing, Textiles etc.  However, due to sensitivity of information maintained by the companies, the reasons for relocation of operations are not explicitly spelt out.  It has been seen that FDI inflows usually helps in augmenting domestic capital and promote employment opportunities across sectors.  The FD ... Read More
Steps to Promote Export during Pandemic

Steps to Promote Export during Pandemic

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 16
Since March 2020, during COVID-19 pandemic, regular meetings were held with the Export Promotion Councils (EPCs), Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Industry bodies and Associations to discuss issues and problems faced by the exporters and ways to promote exports during the pandemic. The issues raised by them were taken up with the concerned Ministries/Departments for an early redressal. Government has taken the following key steps to boost exports: The validity of Foreign Tra ... Read More
One District One Product Concept for Encouraging Domestic Manufacturing

One District One Product Concept for Encouraging Domestic Manufacturing

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
Based on strengths of a district and National Priorities, One District One Product (ODOP) is seen as a transformational step forward towards realizing the true potential of a district, fuel economic growth and generate employment and rural entrepreneurship, taking us to the goal of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.  In this contest, an interaction with all States and UTs was held on 27th August, 2020 to discuss the implementation of One District One Product initiative, and Department for Promotion of Industry a ... Read More
Funds to Boost Agriculture Exports

Funds to Boost Agriculture Exports

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
As a part of implementation of the Agriculture Export Policy, a number of States have finalized their respective Action Plans identifying various infrastructure gaps affecting agricultural exports. To address these gaps, the States can avail assistance under the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) of Department of Commerce and under various existing Schemes of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare; Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying; Ministry of Food Processing Indus ... Read More
Impact of Covid-19 on E-commerce

Impact of Covid-19 on E-commerce

Business 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
Various restrictions were imposed to ensure social-distancing during lock down under guidelines released by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), from time to time. During this period delivery of essential goods, including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment were encouraged through e-commerce. Since, the pandemic is still ongoing, it is too early to make an assessment of the impact of the pandemic on the e-commerce sector.   E-commerce operators are liable to be registered irrespe ... Read More
Amendments in Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017

Amendments in Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
The Government of India has amended the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017 on 16.09.2020, enabling nodal Ministries/ Departments to notify higher minimum local content requirement for Class-I & Class-II local suppliers which was earlier fixed at 50% and 20% respectively. As per the Order, entities of countries which do not allow Indian companies to participate in their Government procurement for any item, shall not be allowed to participate in Government p ... Read More
NCL Donates Rs. 5 Crores to Uttar Pradesh for Purchase of 50 Ambulances

NCL Donates Rs. 5 Crores to Uttar Pradesh for Purchase of 50 Ambulances

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 14
In a big support to help fight Covid-19, National miner Coal India arm Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has donated Rs. Five (05) crores to the state of Uttar Pradesh for procurement of 50 Ambulances. NCL CMD Shri Prabhat Kumar Sinha and Director (Personnel) Shri Bimlendu Kumar handed over a cheque of the said amount to the UP Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanathin Lucknowtoday. “NCL's coal operations are in UP and MP States. I have assured Hon’ble CM that NCL will keep supplying pl ... Read More
Urea is being provided to farmers at a statutory notified Maximum Retail Price :Shri Gowda

Urea is being provided to farmers at a statutory notified Maximum Retail Price :Shri Gowda

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
The Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri DV Sadananda Gowda has informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that Government of India has notified fertilizer as an essential commodity under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955(ECA) and notified Fertilizer (Control) Order (FCO), 1985 & Fertilizer (Movement Control) Order, 1973 under the EC Act.   He added that State Governments have been adequately empowered to ensure selling of fertilizers at notified MRP besides stopping black ... Read More
Remunerative Prices to Farmers for Horticulture Crops

Remunerative Prices to Farmers for Horticulture Crops

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
The production of horticulture crops like vegetables and flowers have increased in recent years in the country                      (Production in ‘000 Tonnes) YEAR ... Read More
Damage to Crops due to Locust Attack

Damage to Crops due to Locust Attack

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
During 2019-20, locust attack was reported in some districts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Rajasthan Government has reported that a total area of 1,79,584 hectares of 8 districts of the state was affected by locust attack during 2019-20. The State Government of Gujarat has reported that crop loss due to locust attack was observed in a total area of 19,313 hectares of 2 districts of the State during the year 2019-20. During 2020-21, the locust incursions were reported in 10 States of   Raj ... Read More
Setting up of Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Setting up of Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 16
Hon’ble Finance Minister announced on 15.05.2020 a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri Infrastructure Fund for farm-gate infrastructure for farmers. Accordingly, Central Sector Scheme of Financing Facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund was approved by Cabinet on 08.07.2020.  The scheme shall provide a medium - long term debt financing facility for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management Infrastructure and community farming assets through interest subvention and financial ... Read More
Use of Chemicals and Pesticides for Ripening of Fruits

Use of Chemicals and Pesticides for Ripening of Fruits

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 14
As per the information provided by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; sub-regulation 2.3.5 of Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations, 2011 is related to “Prohibition of use of Calcium Carbide in ripening of fruits”. According to this sub regulation, “No person shall sell or offer or expose for sale or have in his premises for the purpose of sale under any description, fruits which have be ... Read More
Beneficial Cropping Patterns

Beneficial Cropping Patterns

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 14
The cropping pattern is dependent on various factors viz. agro-climatic conditions of the region, availability of resources, market forces, socio-economic conditions of the farmers, demand and supply of agricultural produce etc. Accordingly, Government of India has been emphasizing promotion of various crops/cropping system viz. rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals, nutri cereals& commercial crops under National Food Security Mission (NFSM), oilseeds under NFSM-Oilseeds, horticultural crops under Miss ... Read More
Organic Farming in the Country

Organic Farming in the Country

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 15
Assistance is provided under different schemes by the Government for promoting organic farming in the country –  1. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY):  The scheme promotes cluster based organic farming with PGS certification. Cluster formation, training, certification and marketing are supported under the scheme. Assistance of Rs.50,000 per ha /3 years is provided out of which 62% i.e., Rs. 31,000 is given as incentive to a farmer towards organic inputs. ... Read More
Success Rate of E-NAM

Success Rate of E-NAM

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 14
Agriculture Marketing being a state subject, wholesale marketing of agriculture produce is generally carried out through a network of regulated Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets promoted by respective Government of State/ Union Territories (UTs) under their respective State/UT APMC Act. Central Government plays a supportive role in agricultural marketing. Small and Marginal farmers sometime face difficulty in direct access to markets due to varied reasons like small amount of marketable ... Read More
Strengthening of ICAR

Strengthening of ICAR

News 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) under Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), GOI is the apex organisation to promote Agricultural Research and Development in the country. National Agricultural Research System (NARS) under DARE/ICAR consists of 103 Agricultural Research Institutes, 75 Agricultural Universities, 82 All India Coordinated Research Projects/Network Projects and 11 Agriculture Technology Application Research Institutes ably supported by a network of 721 K ... Read More
Implementation of PM-KISAN Scheme

Implementation of PM-KISAN Scheme

Government Schemes 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 15
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojna, the responsibility of identifying the landholder farmer family eligible for benefit under the Scheme and uploading the data of the eligible beneficiaries on the PM-KISAN Portal is that of the States/UT Administrations.  The total number of eligible beneficiaries enrolled/uploaded in the PM-KISAN portal as on 17-09-2020 is 11,07,62,287. The State-wise details of eligible beneficiaries uploaded in the PM-KISAN portal since 2019 till date is ... Read More
Training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve national nutrition goals organized

Training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve national nutrition goals organized

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 14
A training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve the national nutrition goals was organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 17th September 2020, as part of the 3rd Rashtriya Poshan Maah being celebrated in the month of September throughout the country. Around one lakh Poshan kits were also distributed among Anganwadi workers by Krishi Vigyan Kendras all over the country on the occasion of PM’s birthday on 17th September 2020. ... Read More
Steps to promote research in Ayurveda to develop treatment of cancer

Steps to promote research in Ayurveda to develop treatment of cancer

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 13
The Government has taken many steps to promote research in Ayurveda to develop treatment of cancer.  The Government has set-up Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) as an autonomous organization, with the mandate to undertake research in Ayurvedic healthcare services. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has undertaken research related to  Cancer also involved in drug development and documentation of medical practices as per following det ... Read More
Ayurvedic Drugs and Protocol for COVID-19

Ayurvedic Drugs and Protocol for COVID-19

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 11
A total of 247 proposals of Ayurveda interventions have been received under modified Extra Mural research (EMR) Scheme for SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 disease. Out of 247 proposals, 21 research proposals recommended by competent authority on Ayurveda for SARS/COVID cases have been approved for funding. Ministry of AYUSH has formed an Inter-disciplinary AYUSH R&D Task Force. Task Force has formulated and designed clinical research protocols for prophylactic studies and add-on intervent ... Read More
Steps taken by the Government to Promote the Indian System of Medicines

Steps taken by the Government to Promote the Indian System of Medicines

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
To promote the education of Indian System of Medicines and Ayurveda globally, Ministry has signed 13 MoUs for setting up AYUSH Academic Chairs with foreign Universities/ institutes under which AYUSH experts are deputed in  reputed Universities/ institutes to undertake teaching/ training / research activities. Country to Country MoUs have been signed with 23 countries for cooperation in field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy in which, amongst others, research, education, training, etc.  a ... Read More
llegal Immunity Drugs and Medicinal Formulas For covid-19

llegal Immunity Drugs and Medicinal Formulas For covid-19

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 14
Ministry of AYUSH has received 154 misleading advertisements related to Ayush claims for COVID 19 from different parts of the country till August 2020. In this regard, Ministry of AYUSH has issued directives to the State/UT authorities to initiate necessary action against the defaulters and alleged manufacturers/ advertisers acting in contravention of the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 & Rules there under and Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 and Rules the ... Read More
Prime Minister dedicates the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation

Prime Minister dedicates the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation

Bihar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 12
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation and inaugurated new Rail Lines and Electrification Projects in Bihar for the benefit of passengers through video conference. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said a new history has been created in the field of rail connectivity in Bihar. He said projects worth about Rs 3000 crore like inauguration of Kosi Mahasetu and Kiul Bridge, electrification projects, promotion of Make i ... Read More
Best Doctor for laser hair removal in Delhi

Best Doctor for laser hair removal in Delhi

Admit Card 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 37
Dr. Nivedita Dadu is the best doctor for laser hair removal in Delhi, and her team is providing this treatment for several years, at her clinic, Dr. Nivedita Dadu’s Dermatology clinic. The laser hair removal process is a very quick and fast method for both men and women to get hair-free skin. Unwanted hair can be annoying as procedures like waxing and shaving are painful and don't last long. Try laser hair reduction with no downtime, pain-free and long term results. Dr Nivedita Dadu, ... Read More
List of PathKind Labs

List of PathKind Labs

Health 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 43
Path Kind Lab is a World Class Diagnostic Lab with 32 + Network Labs, 310 Collection Centres and more than 10 Lakh Satisfied Customers. Find best Pathology lab near you that provides all types of pathology lab test with blood samples collection from home. LAB OPENING HOURS Mon to Sat : 7 AM - 8 PM Sun : 7 AM - 2 PM ... Read More
Best Skin Specialist in Delhi- Dermatologist in Delhi

Best Skin Specialist in Delhi- Dermatologist in Delhi

Admit Card 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 10
Best Dental Clinic In Delhi : Dr Kandhari's Skin & Dental Clinic For complete and proper dental solution at the Best Skin specialist in Delhi at Dr. Kandhari's b.For more info log on to Best Dental Clinic in Delhi, South Delhi, Greater Kailash ... Read More
When is Durga Puja in 2020 Celebrated?

When is Durga Puja in 2020 Celebrated?

Bhakti Sagar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 33
Predominantly celebrated in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Odisha, and Bihar, Durga Puja happens to be one of the biggest festivals for Bengalis. The festival celebrates Goddess Durga’s triumph over the demon, Mahishasura. Though it’s a 10-day festival, the last five days are considered to be the most significant ones. Other than Goddess Durga, deities of Saraswathi, Lakshmi, Ganesha, and Karthik are also worshipped. Wh ... Read More
Download Old Bhojpuri Chhath Puja Mp3 Song

Download Old Bhojpuri Chhath Puja Mp3 Song

Bhakti Sagar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 39
Download Old Bhojpuri Chhath Puja Mp3 Song Shobhela Ghaat Chhathi Maai Ke (Pawan Singh) [8] Mahima Chhathi Maiya Ke (Pawan Singh) [9] ... Read More
Download Bhojpuri Chhath Puja Mp3

Download Bhojpuri Chhath Puja Mp3

Bhakti Sagar 🗓 Friday September 18 2020 👁 38
Download Bhojpuri Chhath Puja Mp3Download Bhojpuri Chhath Puja Mp3 Mahaparv Chhath (Priyanka Singh) [1] Bhauji Puja Ha ... Read More
IGNOU Admission 2020 Application Date Extended To September 30

IGNOU Admission 2020 Application Date Extended To September 30

Career 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 39
  Students willing to take admissions in Indira Gandhi National Open University or IGNOU can send applications until the end of this month. The admissions committee has added more time in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Check out the latest dates and other details about IGNOU admission.  IGNOU admission 2020 extended  ... Read More
Shaadi Mubarak actress Rajeshwari Sachdev tests positive for Coronavirus

Shaadi Mubarak actress Rajeshwari Sachdev tests positive for Coronavirus

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 38
Rajeshwari Sachdev has made her comeback on television with Shaadi Mubarak and has been tested positive for Coronavirus. The confirmed reports came in on Wednesday. Even though she has not been on the shoot for the past few days, she had mild symptoms like low-grade fever and weakness. She thought it was best to get herself tested and unfortunately the reports came back positive. ... Read More
पिता की प्रार्थना

पिता की प्रार्थना

Story 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 35
पिता की प्रार्थना एक बार पिता और पुत्र जलमार्ग से यात्रा कर रहे थे, और दोनों रास्ता भटक गये। फिर ... Read More
मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश  कुमार द्वारा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बस टर्मिनल (आई.एस.बी.टी.), पटना तथा आरा, औरंगाबाद, नवादा एवं झाझा के बस अड्डों का उद्घाटन दिनांक-18 सितम्बर 2020, समय.5 बजे अपराह्न

मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार द्वारा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बस टर्मिनल (आई.एस.बी.टी.), पटना तथा आरा, औरंगाबाद, नवादा एवं झाझा के बस अड्डों का उद्घाटन दिनांक-18 सितम्बर 2020, समय.5 बजे अपराह्न

Bihar 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 53
मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार शुक्रवार को पटना के अंतर्राज्यीय बस टर्मिनल (आईएसबीटी) का उद्घाटन करेंगे। यह उद्घाटन समारोह शाम पांच बजे होगा। उद्घाटन के साथ ही आईएसबीटी से फेज-1 में बसों का परिचालन शु ... Read More
Women showing an impressive show in PCS exams

Women showing an impressive show in PCS exams

Career 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 44
Prayagraj: Last week, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) declared the final result of Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam (2018), commonly known as PCS. The results showed that besides being the first time that all the three toppers were female candidates, over one fourth of the total posts were bagged by candidates of the fair sex. ... Read More
4.8L aspirants write PTET exam, result within 15 days

4.8L aspirants write PTET exam, result within 15 days

Career 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 37
The state-level PTET exam was conducted by the Government Dungar College of Bikaner on Wednesday. Exam co-ordinator G P Singh said out of the total 1.89 lakh candidates registered for the four-year course, around 1.57 lakh took the test, the total percentage being 82.86%. Similarly, out of 3.67 lakh candidates registered for the two-year course, 3.26 lakh took the examination and the total percentage was 88.85%. Singh said efforts will be made to declare the results in 15 days. He said that ... Read More
WBCS prelims result 2020 declared, heres how to check

WBCS prelims result 2020 declared, heres how to check

Exam Result 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 35
WBCS Prelims Result 2020: The merit list with roll number of the selected candidates is now available on the website- wbpsc.gov.in  WBCS Prelims ... Read More
ICSI CSEET result 2020 declared at icsi.edu, heres direct link to download score card

ICSI CSEET result 2020 declared at icsi.edu, heres direct link to download score card

Exam Result 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 40
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has declared the result of first Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) held on 29th and 31st August, 2020. The CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) Result 2020 on the official website of the Institute - icsi.edu - today at 2 pm. The candidates who appeared in the ICSI CSEET 2020 are advised to visit the official website of the ICSI to check and download their result. The ... Read More
Get Ready to Learn RPA Blue Prism

Get Ready to Learn RPA Blue Prism

Technology 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 12
We are living in the midst of a digital era. Technology can enable us to  automate  business processes using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and software rather than people, wherever possible. A technology for this purpose is Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA can have a transformative impact on organizations by lowering costs, increasing reliability, and executing quickly. It can also let IT ... Read More
PRESENT RATES OF EPF CONTRIBUTION

PRESENT RATES OF EPF CONTRIBUTION

Government Schemes 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
PRESENT RATES OF EPF CONTRIBUTION BY CONTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS ... Read More
Parliament passes the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020 today

Parliament passes the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020 today

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 31
The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020 has been passed by Rajya Sabha today. The Bill was earlier passed in Lok Sabha on 19th March, 2020. This paves the way to establish a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic institution called the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar, Gujarat, and to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to it.  The ITRA is sought to be established by conglomerating the presently existing Ayurveda institute ... Read More
Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat join online Fit India Freedom Run event at SAI Sonepat

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat join online Fit India Freedom Run event at SAI Sonepat

Sports 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
The Sports Authority of India’s Northern Regional Centre in Sonepatorganised an online interaction earlier today with 391 participants on the Fit India Freedom Run. Star wrestlers and Khel Ratna winners in 2019 and 2020 respectively Bajrang Punia and VineshPhogat were among the speakers at the event that lasted for one and a half hours. The event was inaugurated by Lalita Sharma, Regional Director, SAI NRC Sonepat and saw the participation of athletes and coaches from SAI Sonepat and SAI centres ac ... Read More
Various initiatives taken by Ministry of Steel for capacity building

Various initiatives taken by Ministry of Steel for capacity building

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 38
The National Steel Policy envisages achievement of 300 MTPA crude steel capacity by 2030-31. Towards achievement of this goal Ministry of Steel has taken several initiatives namely:- (i)        Domestically Manufactured Iron & Steel Products Policy for promoting procurement of Made in India steel by Government agencies. (ii)       Steel Scrap Policy for enhancing availability of domestically generated scrap. ... Read More
Enhancement of Steel Production in Eastern India

Enhancement of Steel Production in Eastern India

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
The Ministry of Steel has launched 'Purvodaya' initiative, encompassing development of Integrated Steel Hubs in Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. Purvodaya aims to focus on development of the Eastern region by setting up green field and brown field steel plants for capacity addition, development of steel clusters near Integrated Steel Plants as well as demand centres and transformation of logistics and utilities infrastructure. This Information was given b ... Read More
M/O Social Justice & Empowerment decides for release of advance grant to implementing agencies to run and maintain old age homes in view of ongoing Pandemic

M/O Social Justice & Empowerment decides for release of advance grant to implementing agencies to run and maintain old age homes in view of ongoing Pandemic

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 31
In view of the ongoing Pandemic and considering the fact that the Implementing Agencies (IAs) may not have sufficient funds to run and maintain Old Age Homes, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has decided for release of advance grant to them. A total of Rs. 83.74 crore has already been released to the IAs during 2020-21, till date. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing National Action Plan for Senior Citizens (NAPSrC), which has a component of Integrated Pr ... Read More
National Council for Transgender Persons will assess impact of various policies with respect to transgenders

National Council for Transgender Persons will assess impact of various policies with respect to transgenders

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has enacted “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights), Act, 2019.  As per Chapter VII of the Act in the National Council for Transgender Persons, along with other members, five representatives of transgender community from the State/UTs by rotation and five experts to represent Non-Governmental Organizations or associations working for the welfare of transgender persons are to be nominated by the Central Government. The Council will assess t ... Read More
Steps taken to ensure safety of healthcare and other health workers of hospitals

Steps taken to ensure safety of healthcare and other health workers of hospitals

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
Hospitals and dispensaries being a State subject, no data is maintained in the Union Government about Safai Karmacharis, who have died due to health and safety hazards related cleaning hospitals and medical waste during Covid-19 pandemic. States were asked to constitute Infection Prevention and Control Committees. Hospitals were also to identify a nodal officer who will monitor the healthcare workers and review their exposure status. High risk exposures are placed under quarantine for 7 days. B ... Read More
Scientists from Indian Institute of Astrophysics find a new model to probe how black holes rip apart starts

Scientists from Indian Institute of Astrophysics find a new model to probe how black holes rip apart starts

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 33
Scientists have found a new way to probe into supermassive black holes – detecting their properties like mass and spin by observing how they rip apart stars. They have found a model which can infer black hole mass, its spin by observing how the stars are ripped apart on coming to the vicinity of these astronomical bodies with high gravitational force found at the centre of some massive galaxies. Most black holes lead isolated lives and are impossible to study. Astronomers study them by wa ... Read More
Institute- Industry collaboration to boost development of devices for osteoarthritis & diabetic foot ulcer

Institute- Industry collaboration to boost development of devices for osteoarthritis & diabetic foot ulcer

Health 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
Development of orthotic devices may soon receive a boost with a Kerala based scientific institution collaborating with a Mohali based private manufacturer for co-development of such devices catering to clinical conditions such as osteoarthritis and diabetic foot ulcer. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala (SCTIMST), an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has signed ... Read More
Kisan Rail

Kisan Rail

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 38
Under the Kisan Rail Project, potential circuits for movement of vegetables, fruits and other perishables are being identified in consultation with Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Agriculture/Animal Husbandry/Fisheries Departments of State Governments. The assessment is being done on the basis of seasonal availability of these items for both way traffic, so as to obtain efficiency and economies of scale. Under the Kisan Rail Project, two train services viz. Devlali& Kolhap ... Read More
Socio-Economic Activities

Socio-Economic Activities

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
Indian Railways, besides running trains/special trains on existing Railway system, is undertaking various infrastructure projects including new lines, gauge conversion, doubling, electrification, bridges, etc. which provide direct and indirect benefits to both the rural and urban communities. Railways is also expediting execution of Railway infrastructure works in identified districts under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojna to give impetus to socio-economic activities in rural and urban areas. Indian Railways ha ... Read More
Initiatives in Public Private Partnerships to boost Railway Infrastructure

Initiatives in Public Private Partnerships to boost Railway Infrastructure

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 33
It is estimated that Indian Railways would need Capital investment of around ₹ 50 lakh crore upto 2030 for network expansion and capacity augmentation, rolling stock induction and other modernization works to enable better delivery of passenger and freight services and to improve its modal share in transport. To bridge the gap in capital funding and to induct modern technologies and improve efficiencies, it is being planned to use Public Private Partnership (PPP) model for few initiatives. One of the P ... Read More
Electrification of Railway Lines

Electrification of Railway Lines

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
Total Broad Gauge (BG) Route kilometer (RKM) Indian Railways (including Konkan Railway) is 63,631. As on 01.04.2020, 39,866 RKM have been electrified. Zone wise length of Rail line yet to be electrified are as under:   Zonal Railways Total BG RKM Electrified RKM ... Read More
Shramik and Special Train Services

Shramik and Special Train Services

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
To prevent the spread COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry of Railways discontinued all passenger services immediately after introduction of the national lockdown. Thereafter, keeping in view the requirement of movement of stranded persons Shramik specials were organized in a mission mode. These Shramik specials were operated as “trains on demand” as and when State Governments requisitioned these trains in accordance with the protocol and guidelines issued by the Government. Starting from 01.05.2020 u ... Read More
Solar and Wind Power System

Solar and Wind Power System

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 33
Steps taken by the Government to implement Solar Power plants and Wind power plants on Indian Railways (IR), inter-alia, are as follows: 1. 102.8 Mega Watt (MW) rooftop solar plants commissioned. 2. 4.7 MW land based solar plants commissioned. 3. Land based solar power plant of 50 MW at Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and 2 MW at Diwana (Haryana) are under execution. The plant at Diwana will be commissioned in September, 2020. 4. To further proliferate solar plants, IR plans ... Read More
Special Trains for Passengers

Special Trains for Passengers

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 33
Train services were started in phases as special trains- (i) 15 pairs of Rajdhani specials were introduced with effect from 12/05/2020. (ii) 100 pairs of special trains were introduced with effect from 01/06/2020. (iii) 43 pairs of special trains were started from 12/09/2020. (iv) 705 Suburban services (Central Railway-355 & Western Railway-350) were started from 15/06/2020. (v) Additional Special trains, in coordination with the State Governments, we ... Read More
Import and In-house production of PNG & CNG

Import and In-house production of PNG & CNG

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
As per information provided by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), approximately 9,228 MMSCM of Natural gas has been produced domestically and approximately 9,966 MMSCM of LNG has been imported in the country during the period April-July, 2020. This gas also caters to demand of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). IOCL is executing 517 km long Paradip-Haldia-Barauni Oil 30" capacity augmentation pipeline project. IOCL has informed that physical progress of 43. ... Read More
Cylinders distributed under PMUY during Corona crisis

Cylinders distributed under PMUY during Corona crisis

Government Schemes 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 34
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY) commenced w.e.f. 01.05.2016 to provide deposit free LPG connections to adult woman of poor households. The target of the same was achieved on 7th September, 2019. Year-wise details of LPG connections released under the Scheme are as under:-   Year 2016-17 ... Read More
Policy for Transfer of Employees

Policy for Transfer of Employees

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 41
In terms of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on transfer/posting of Government employees, all Ministries/Departments of Government of India are required to have their own guidelines for transfer/posting of their employees providing for the following - minimum tenure; have a mechanism akin to Civil Services Board for recommending transfer; and Respective Ministries/Departments are also required to place the transfer policy ... Read More
National Recruitment Agency

National Recruitment Agency

Career 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 34
In order to mitigate the hardships to candidates seeking Government jobs by providing the same platform to all candidates, and with a view to set a new standard of equity and inclusiveness in recruitment, Government has set up the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), vide order, dated 28.08.2020. The NRA will be an independent autonomous organization to conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) to screen/shortlist candidates for certain categories of posts in Central Government, for which recruitment is ca ... Read More
Union Government has taken unprecedented measures for labour welfare and employment generation across India during Covid-19 pandemic : Shri Gangwar

Union Government has taken unprecedented measures for labour welfare and employment generation across India during Covid-19 pandemic : Shri Gangwar

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 34
Union Labour and Employment Minister has said today that  “a number of unprecedented steps have been taken by the Union Government for labour welfare and employment  including for migrant workers across India during COVID-19 pandemic. Elaborating it he said : ➢ Labour is in the concurrent list and therefore, both State and Central Governments can legislate on the issues.  Further, most of the Central Labour Acts including the Migrant Labour Act is being implemented exclus ... Read More
Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) Launched on 31.07.2020

Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) Launched on 31.07.2020

Government Schemes 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 36
Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs), a sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), for providing accommodation at affordable rent to urban migrants/ poor has been launched on 31.07.2020 after approval of the Union Cabinet. Following steps have been taken to implement the scheme of ARHCs for urban migrants/poor: Operational Guidelines of ARHCs along with other implementation framework have been circulated to all States/Union Territories (UTs) for planni ... Read More
Long-Term, Time-Bound, National Level Strategy to Tackle Air Pollution-National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

Long-Term, Time-Bound, National Level Strategy to Tackle Air Pollution-National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
The Central Government launched National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as a long-term, time-bound, national level strategy to tackle the air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner with targets to achieve 20% to 30% reduction in Particulate Matter concentrations by 2024 keeping 2017 as the base year for the comparison of concentration. Under NCAP, 122 non-attainment cities have been identified across the country based on the Air Quality data from 2014-2018.  A list of Smart Citie ... Read More
Central Government Issued an Advisory to All States / UTs and Their Real Estate Regulatory Authorities to Treat Covid-19 Pandemic AS Force Majeure and Automatically Extend the Registration/Completion date of all Projects Registered Under Rera for a Period of 6 Months

Central Government Issued an Advisory to All States / UTs and Their Real Estate Regulatory Authorities to Treat Covid-19 Pandemic AS Force Majeure and Automatically Extend the Registration/Completion date of all Projects Registered Under Rera for a Period of 6 Months

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
In view of the situation created by the global pandemic COVID-19 (Corona Virus), reverse migration of labourers and breakdown of construction materials supply chains, the construction activities of real estate projects were affected adversely across the country. To protect the interest of all stakeholders including homebuyers, Central Government issued an advisory to all States / UTs and their Real Estate Regulatory Authorities to treat COVID-19 pandemic as force majeure and automatica ... Read More
Central Team to Evaluate Losses Due to Floods

Central Team to Evaluate Losses Due to Floods

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 31
The primary responsibility for disaster management rests with the State Governments.  The concerned State Governments undertake assessment/ evaluation of losses and provide relief measures according to the magnitude of the ground situation, in the wake of natural calamities, including flood, from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) already placed at their disposal, in  accordance with  Government of India approved items and norms.  For calamity of a severe nature, additional finan ... Read More
Criminal Law Reform Committee

Criminal Law Reform Committee

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 31
A Committee has been constituted under the Chairpersonship of the Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi to suggest reforms in the Criminal laws.  The Ministry of Home Affairs have also sought suggestions from Governors, Chief Ministers of States, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators of Union Territories, Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Chief Justices of various High Courts, Bar Council of India, Bar Council of various States and various Universities/ Law Instit ... Read More
On-going developmental projects in Assam under the Ministry of DoNER

On-going developmental projects in Assam under the Ministry of DoNER

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 31
The details regarding the on-going projects in Assam under the Ministry of DoNER is as under: S.No Scheme Name No. of projects Approved Cost (Rs. in cr.) ... Read More
Illegal Occupation of Land in Cantonment Region

Illegal Occupation of Land in Cantonment Region

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
During the year 2018, 2019 and in 2020 (upto 31.08.2020), 7.586 acres of defence land inside cantonment under the management of Defence Estate Organization have been detected as encroached by the residents.  Out of above, defence land measuring 4.11 acres have got freed from encroachment during the same period. The illegal occupation of defence land may cause difficulties in Municipal administration viz. Providing water supply, sanitation and other municipal facilities. The follo ... Read More
New Initiative in Defence Sector

New Initiative in Defence Sector

Business 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
First batch of five Rafale aircraft has been inducted and operationalised at Air Force Station Ambala.  Induction ceremony was conducted on 10th September, 2020. Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers are being considered for, and granted Permanent Commission (PC) in all branches of the IAF based on cadre vacancies, willingness, suitability, medical fitness and merit as per policies in vogue.  As on 1st September, 2020, 372 women SSC officers (excluding Medical/Dental branches) ... Read More
Illegal Transfer of Defence Land

Illegal Transfer of Defence Land

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
In cases of attempts of illegal transfer based on the nature and circumstances of the case, FIRs/criminal cases have been filed against the sellers/purchasers, Courts have been approached to set aside such transactions.  Competent Revenue authorities have also been approached for not effecting mutation of such transactions.  Such transactions are not recognised and no mutation in defence land records are effected. To prevent such incidences in future, the following steps are taken:- ... Read More
Modernisation of Armed Forces

Modernisation of Armed Forces

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 36
The details of Budget Estimates (BE), Revised Estimates (RE) and Actual Expenditure (Actuals)  on the modernization(Capital Acquisition) of Armed Forces, under Defence Services Estimates (DSE), for the last five years and the current year are as under:-  (Rs. in Crore) Year Budget Estimates ... Read More
Extension of date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Extension of date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 38
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India today issued notification, extending the date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020 as 1.1.2021 in place of 1.9.2020. This decision allows domestic manufacturers four months of extra time to make necessary arrangements for compliance of standards in view of difficulties arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. Sources https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.as ... Read More
Boosting The Growth of Industries

Boosting The Growth of Industries

Business 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 38
Promotion of industries is a continuous and ongoing effort of the Government. Government has taken a number of steps, in addition to the ongoing schemes, to boost the growth of industries. The measures taken in a few important areas are highlighted below:   Atmanirbhar Package to boost Industrial growth has been announced by the Government for Rs. 20.97 lakh crore with bold reforms in a number of sectors.  The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme ( ... Read More
Single Window System

Single Window System

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 42
The Central Government is working on setting up a Single Window System for clearances and approvals of industry in the country. Despite the presence of several IT platforms for investing in India such as in departments of the Government of India and State Single Window Clearances, investors need to visit multiple platforms to gather information and obtain clearances from different stakeholders. To address this, the creation of a centralized Investment Clearance Cell which would provide e ... Read More
Impact of Coronavirus

Impact of Coronavirus

Health 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 46
The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has severely impacted some of the major economies of the world. It has affected countries across the globe including some of the major players like USA, European Union, UK, and India.Both World Bank and IMF estimate contraction in global GDP for FY 2020-21 due to the spillover effects of the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Various sectors were affected due to the nation-wide lockdown. However, after the lockdown was relaxed, we see significant improvement ... Read More
E-Commerce Retail Companies

E-Commerce Retail Companies

Business 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 35
Representations alleging violations of extant laws by e-commerce companies, have been received. In this regard, representations received are being examined by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and certain alleged contraventions under the FDI Policy, are also being investigated against certain e-commerce retail companies under provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 by the Directorate of Enforcement. Further, several complaints against e-commerce entities, includi ... Read More
Ease of Doing Business

Ease of Doing Business

Business 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 31
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in coordination with Governments of States and Union Territories (UTs), is working on improving business regulatory environment in States and UTs. The exercise involves identifying reforms which bring Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), in consultation with the States and UTs. Once identified, these reforms are compiled into an Action Plan and shared with States and UTs for its imple ... Read More
New Industrial Policies

New Industrial Policies

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 31
The Government is in the process of bringing out a strategy paper on boosting industrial growth which will be a roadmap for all businesses in the country.   Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs), a sub-scheme under Pradhan MantriAwasYojana – Urabn (PMAY-U), for providing accommodation at affordable rent to urban migrants / poor has been launched on 31.07.2020 after approval of the Union Cabinet. It’soperational guidelines along with implem ... Read More
ECGC Limited

ECGC Limited

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 37
ECGC Limited was set up in 1957 in Mumbai under the Companies Act 1956 to provide export credit insurance services to exporters and banks to promote and support exports from India. The performance details of ECGC for the last three financial years and current year are given below: (Amount in ₹ Crore) Financial Year 2017 ... Read More
Make In India

Make In India

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 30
Recently, Government has taken various steps in addition to ongoing schemes to boost domestic investments in India. These include the National Infrastructure Pipeline, Reduction in Corporate Tax, easing liquidity problems of NBFCs and Banks, various policy measures to boost domestic manufacturing. Government of India has also promoted domestic manufacturing of goods through public procurement orders, Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP), Schemes for Production Linked Incentives of various Ministries. ... Read More
Ban on Chinese Products

Ban on Chinese Products

News 🗓 Thursday September 17 2020 👁 32
The Government regularly reviews the country’s import policy, based on emerging trade and economic factors. D