Social Media Communication Hubs in India

In January this year, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry planned to set up a hub to monitor social media activities, trending news in districts...

Ganga Praharis in News: Know About Them

A new grassroot-level volunteer workforce is out there to protect the bio-diversity of river Ganga called Ganga Praharis. A group of 427 trained volunteers...

North Eastern Council Repositioned in 2018

The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister of India has approved the proposal of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for the...

Digital Gender Atlas of India

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy launched the Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girls’ Education in India. The tool,...

1 to 7 Star Ratings for Garbage Free Cities Launched

Indian Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs launched the ‘Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’ in Goa.The star-rating initiative, developed by the...

Online Portal ‘NARI’ for Women Empowerment

In a path breaking initiative to empower women, the Minister of Women & Child Development, inaugurated an online portal NARI in New Delhi. Developed by...

National Rail and Transportation University Created

Central government has approved the Ministry of Railways' transformative initiative to set up the first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara...

Now 100% Central Funding of Northeast Projects

The Union Cabinet approved 100% Central funding of Northeast projects through Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). In departure from the earlier practice...

Konkan Railway Project: Financial Restructuring Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the Second Financial Restructuring proposal of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL),...

Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety Created

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of one circle office of Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS), along-with all supporting officers and staffs...

Haj Without “Mehram” Allowed in India

Indian Government’s decision to lift the ban on Muslim women going for Haj without “Mehram” (male companion) has generated very positive results, as Muslim...

Higher Education Funding Agency Operationalised

For providing additional funds for research and related infrastructure, Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA), has started its operations. The HEFA Board had held its...

NIC- CERT Launched to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics & Information Technology inaugurated the “NIC-CERT”, a setup of National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. NIC-CERT...

Portal ‘MSME Sambandh’ Launched

A Public Procurement Portal ‘MSME Sambandh’ was launched. The objective of the portal is to monitor the implementation of the Public Procurement from MSEs...

Health Ministry Sign MoU for Achieving Immunization Target

MoU was signed between the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Rotary India. This MoU will provide support and accelerate the efforts under...

Central Water and Power Research Station Gets ISO Certificate

Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune a subordinate office under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has been awarded...

Ushering a Gas Based Economy in India

The Government of India has envisaged ushering a Gas Based economy by increasing the share of natural gas in primary energy mix of the...

National Anti-Profiteering Authority in News

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the creation of the posts of Chairman and Technical Members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA)...

National E-Governance Services Limited (NESL)

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) registered National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL) as an Information Utility (IU) under the IBBI (Information Utilities)...

‘First LPG Panchayat’ in News

Union Minister for Petroleum will inaugurate one of the ambitious programmes of the Centre — LPG Panchayat, aimed at encouraging rural communities to turn...

First Sewage Treatment Plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode

A tripartite agreement between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam and Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam was signed for setting up...

India and Germany Sign Agreement on Railways

A Joint Declaration of Intent was signed between Ministry of Railways and Germany regarding carrying out of feasibility study on existing Chennai-Kazipet corridor of...

Integrated Traceability System ‘HORTINET’ in News

Hortinet is an integrated traceability system developed by APEDA for providing Internet based electronic services to the stakeholders for facilitating farm registration, testing and...

India’s First Private Missile Production Facility

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd.,...

Digital Payment Security Alliance

Google and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Thursday announced a ‘Digital Payment Security Alliance’ initiative that aims to create community...

Latest Measures for the Benefit of OBCs

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. for...

Distribution of Energy Efficient Appliances in India

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power signed a MoU with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) under the Ministry of Petroleum and...

Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh

Indian Central Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi has accorded its approval for creation of a non-lapsable pool in the Public Account for secondary...

NITI Aayog to Improve Health and Education in 3 States

In a major push to competitive, cooperative federalism, NITI Aayog, announced partnership with three States each to radically transform their Health and Education sectors. NITI...

Public Expenditure on Healthcare in India

The Twelfth Five Year Plan projected to increase total public fund, plan and non-plan on core health to 1.87 per cent of GDP by...

Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign in India

India, along with ten other WHO South East Asia Region member countries, have resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by...

Time and Frequency Traceability Services

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space...

Latest on Utilisation of MPLAD Funds

The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Division is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)....

List of Approved Expressways Under NHDP-VI

The Government has approved a plan for constructing one thousand kilometers of Expressways under NHDP Phase-VI. These include sections of high density corridors of...

Breastfeeding Week Observed

Breastfeeding Week is observed in the first week of August to focus attention on the important aspect of promotion and support of breastfeeding. The...

Combating Financing of Terrorism Cell

The Government has constituted a Combating Financing of Terrorism Cell (CFT Cell) in the Ministry of Home Affairs to coordinate with the Financial Action...

Socio-Economic Development in North-East

The Government has assessed the challenges being faced by the North Eastern Region (NER) through various studies and reports submitted by different Committees, Commissions,...

FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken two revolutionary steps in consultation with RBI and NPCI to facilitate the availability of FASTags for...

National Cyber Coordination Centre

The first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre, set up to scan the country’s web traffic to detect cyber security threats has become operational. National...

Proxy Voting Rights to Non-Resident Indians

The Union Government has approved changes in electoral laws to permit Non-Resident Indians to cast their vote in assembly and Lok Sabha elections from...

List of Kharif Crops Sown – Area Wise

The total sown area as on 11th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 943.45 lakh hectare as compared to 936.95 lakh...

Issue of Inter-Linking of Rivers in India

The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR for water resources...

National Achievement Survey in News

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts periodic national surveys of learning achievement of children in classes III, V, VIII and...

“Sagar Vani” Information Dissemination System Launched

Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan launched an app “Sagar Vani” on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences in...

Mineral Production in India in 2017

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of May (new Series 2011-12=100) 2017 at 100.5, was 0.9% lower...

Industrial Corridors in India: Latest Status Report

An industrial corridor is a package of infrastructure spending allocated to a specific geographical area, with the intent to stimulate industrial development. An industrial...

Gujarat Tops in Marine Fish Production in India

Gujarat tops in marine fish production in India in year 2016. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2016. State wise details of seafood...

‘Socio Economic and Caste Census’ Cost Revised

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by PM Modi has approved the proposal of Department of Rural Development for revision of cost of...

Monetary Policy Committee Members Remuneration

According to the latest norms issued by RBI, government appointed members in Monetary Policy Committee will be paid Rs. 1.5 lakh per meeting along...

Radio Broadcasting Completes 90 Years in India

Radio broadcast completes 90 years in India on July 23, 2017. The first ever radio broadcast in the country went on the air from the...

Scheme of Defence Innovation Fund

The Government has approved a Scheme of Defence Innovation Fund (DIF), aimed at creating an eco-system to foster innovation and technology development in defence...

Prices of LED Bulbs Under UJALA Scheme

The prices of energy efficient appliances distributed under the UJALA scheme have been revised according to GST rules. LED bulbs of 9 Watts are priced...

National Anti-Profiteering Authority of India

The Union Finance Ministry will soon set up a National Anti-Profiteering Authority in order to to curb any unwarranted price hikes by dealers/traders. According to the GST...

Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

Project for setting up of the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) in India was sanctioned during September, 2010 with a proposal for...

Ram Nath Kovind Becomes 14th President of India

Ram Nath Kovind was declared elected as India’s 14th President polling 65.6% of the vote defeating the Opposition’s joint candidate, former Lok Sabha Speaker...

New Exchange Traded Fund in News

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has authorized the Alternative Mechanism on the following: i. To take decision...

Indian Community Welfare Fund New Guidelines

The Union Cabinet has approved revision of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) guidelines. ICWF, set up in 2009, is aimed at assisting Overseas Indian...

Latest Revision in Definition of Blindness

National Programmme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) has been re-designated recently as National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI). Further, the definition...

RBI Set up Enforcement Department

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that they have set up an Enforcement Department (EFD). EFD would serve as a centralised department to speed...

India Second Largest Producer of Footwear

India is the second largest global producer of footwear after China, accounting for 9.57% of global footwear production of 23.00 billion pairs. India produces 2200...

Step Taken to Increase Production of Lychee

Several steps taken by the Government to increase the Country’s production of fruits and vegetables including lychee are as under: Mission for Integrated Development of...

National Board for Promotion of Yoga and Naturopathy

The Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a National Board for Promotion and Development of Yoga & Naturopathy (NBPDYN) for regulation of education & practice...

CAPF Doctors Retirement Age Increased to 65

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation in respect of: (i) General Duty Medical Officers of...

International Rice Research Institute in India

The Union Cabinet chaired PM Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus...

RailTel and Google Brings RailWire Wi-Fi Service

Wi-Fi services to passengers are being provided under ‘Railwire’, the retail Broadband distribution model of RailTel. Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, Railwire...

India’s First Technology and Innovation Support Center

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State...

Govt Measures on Increased in Caesarean Surgeries

The Government has taken several steps to ensure that the unwarranted increase in C-Section surgeries can be kept in check. The Minister of Women and...

MoU With Skill Development Ministry on Namami Gange

Union Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation signed an MoU with Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for the success...

Wide Ranging Reforms in Indian Cruise Tourism

The Ministry of Shipping, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, has announced reforms to the regulatory processes governing the cruise tourism industry in...

MoU on Occupational Health, Injuries and Diseases

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ESIC and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) has been signed for collaboration in the field...

India Now Free From H5N1 and H5N8

India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Allappuzha and...

MoU on Defence Projects 75, 15B and 17A

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), a Miniratna Schedule ‘A’ DPSU under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Redevelopment of Indian Railway Stations

An MoU was signed between Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), an institution under Ministry of Railways and National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), a PSU...

Bose Institute’s Unified Campus Inaugurated

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Bose Institute’s Unified Campus at Salt Lake, Kolkata. Bose Institute is one of India's oldest and premier...

30 More Smart Cities Announced by Government

Central government announced another list of 30 cities for development as smart cities taking the total cities picked up so far to 90 under...

Growth in Domestic and Foreign Tourist Visits

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism...

Indian Naval Material Management Service Formed

The Union Cabinet in Delhi chaired by PM Modi has approved constitution of an organized Group ‘A’ Engineering Service, namely Indian Naval Material Management Service...

National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board

The National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board was constituted under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Tourism in October 2015 to provide dedicated institutional...

Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 Launched

Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines launched the Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017). Developed by...

New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras Opened

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO)/ Post Offices in...

Creating One Trillion Dollar Digital Economy in India

Digital India being one of the most important programmes of the Government of India. The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) recently organized...

Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight Launched

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths...

India’s First e-Vehicle Project Launched

India’s first multi-model electric vehicle project was inaugurated in Nagpur by Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari. A fleet of 200 electric cars,...

ADB and PNB $100m Loan for Solar Rooftop Projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB) signed a $100 million loan — to be guaranteed by the Government of...

Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Window

In accordance with the Government of India’s policy to introduce online Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) for Group ‘A’ services, Smt. Rita Teotia, Commerce...

Web Platform for Sale & Purchase of Construction Material

The Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari launched INAM-Pro + in New Delhi. INAM-Pro+ is an upgraded version of INAM-Pro, the web portal designed...

Campaign ‘Darwaza Band’ Launched

The union government launched an aggressive new campaign titled 'Darwaza Band' to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation across the country's villages. The...

WHO Confirms Zika Virus Cases in India

World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the infection of Zika Virus in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Government of India...

India is the Largest Producer of Milk in the World

The Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh informed that it is a matter of immense pride that our country is number one in milk production...

India’s First Multi-Modal Electric Vehicle Project

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari launched India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project at the Nagpur airport complex. This unique...

Hotel Janpath Tranferred to Ministry of Urban Development

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its ‘In Principle’ approval to transfer the property of Hotel Janpath, New Delhi to Ministry of...

2.5% of Central Road Fund Marked for National Waterways

The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval to a proposal jointly mooted by the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Road Transport &...

New AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam Approved

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS at Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue circle). The cost of the project is...

Foreign Investment Promotion Board Abolished

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Modi has given its approval to the phasing out of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The proposal...

Test Track Facility for Automotive Manufacturers

Union Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Minister Anant G. Geete inaugurated the test track facility develop by Global Automotive Research centre (GARC) at Oragadam,...

National MSME Authority Headed by PM

The Draft National MSME Policy has called for setting up an overarching policy-making authority headed by the Prime Minister as also empowering the Centre...

Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM Modi, has approved the setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) in Assam. The proposal...

10 New Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors Approved

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet has given...

Old Power Plants’ Replacement with Supercritical Units

The government has identified 7,738 MW inefficient thermal plants, which would be replaced with supercritical units, to conserve scarce natural resources like land, water...

PM Launched Cashless Township Model

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched in Nagpur a cashless/less cash township model, developed by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC). The 81 townships...