First Time DNA from Egyptian Mummies Recovered

Scientists from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, successfully recovered and analyzed ancient...

Color Atlas of Oral Implants & Conservative Dentistry

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee received the first copies of books – Color Atlas of Oral implants and Conservative Dentistry – Basics. He congratulated the authors...

Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA) App Launched

Union Minister of for Power Mr. Piyush Goyal launched the Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA), developed in-house by Coal India Limited (CIL) for power...

Latest India Year Book Released

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ authored by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi IAS. The richness in...

Free Wi-Fi Facility at Railway Stations in India Launched

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has inaugurated the WiFi facility from Kudal Railway Station today at 28 Railway Stations of Konkan Railway. Indian Railways...

BSNL Satellite Phone Service Launched in India

The Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha launched BSNL’s satellite phone service that will be offered to government agencies in phase one and...

First Student to Score Full marks in JEE Mains

Kalpit Veerval from Udaipur, has topped the prestigious JEE main, 2017, with a perfect 100%, or 360 marks, clinching the All India Rank 1. He...

Semi High Speed Train ‘Tejas Express’

Tejas Express is a semi high speed train having modern on board facilities, enhanced passenger comfort and showcases the future of Train travel in...

New Book of MS Swaminathan Released

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a two-part book series on the eminent agricultural scientist Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. The series is titled - M.S. Swaminathan:...

Bio Solar Wind Microgrid Centre Inaugurated

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Bio-Solar-Wind Microgrid Centre and Centre for Water and Environment Research at Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST),...

President of India Receives Books

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee received first copies of the books ‘Jnan, A-Janan and Bijnan: Popper-er Jnantatta’ and ‘Samudra Banijjer Prekshite Sthala Banijjya,...

First Global Internet Atlas Launched

Scientists have developed the first global Internet Atlas, including a detailed map of the Internet’s physical structure in India. This Internet Atlas is developed by...

World’s Best Restaurant

New York eatery 'Eleven Madison Park' was crowned the world’s best restaurant of 2017 at a  ceremony in Melbourne edging out last year’s winner,...

Railways Maharajas’ Express Service

The IRCTC launched a special monsoon service offering visits to prominent southern tourist destinations in the Maharajas’ Express. Maharajas’ Express, the flagship luxury train of...

Medical Research on Homeopathy in India

The Union government has granted 11 crore rupees to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, IIEST, Shibpur of West Bengal, for conducting medical...

Two Hydrocarbon Reserves Discovered in Assam

Public sector undertaking, Oil India Ltd has notified two Hydrocarbon Discoveries in the Upper Assam Basin. The discoveries were made in the wells Borbhuibil-1...

New Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 Coins by RBI

The Reserve Bank will soon put into circulation new Rs. 10 coins that have been minted to commemorate 125th year of National Archives of...

Advertising Council on Celebrity-Endorsed Ads

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has released a set of guidelines in a bid to protect consumers’ interest and encourage celebrities and...

AIR and Aligarh Muslim University Sign MoU

The External Services Division of All India Radio and Aligarh Muslim University signed a MoU to cooperate in different areas of programme production. This MoU...

Malaysia Seizes Indian Tortoises From Madagascar

Malaysian authorities seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit ($276,721), in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being...

World’s Biggest Cyber Attack in News

Over the weekend, a virus infected thousands of computers around the world, locking up their data until a ransom was paid. Experts believe the...

MoU in Meteorology and Oceanology Signed

Indian Navy and Space Application Centre (SAC) signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and...

Hydrographic Survey Completed in Sri Lanka

INS Darshak of the Eastern Naval Command which has been on a two month deployment to Sri Lanka has successfully completed surveys of Weligama...

Exemption from Quoting Aadhaar ID to Individuals

The Central Government vide notification dated 11th May, 2017 has notified that the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply...

Ship Starts Pilot Journey in National Waterway-I

MV V. V. Giri, a vessel of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) began a landmark pilot movement from Kolaghat in East Midnapore...

World Herbal Encyclopedia Released

Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases World Herbal Encyclopedia at the inauguration of Patanjali Research Institute, in Haridwar. The “World Herbal Encyclopedia” is a unique endeavour...

‘Vidya Veerta Abhiyaan’ Launched

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar launched the VIDYA VEERTA ABHIYAN in New Delhi. Through this campaign a wall of valour will be...

NITI Aayog of India: Complete List of Achievements

I. Vision Document, Strategy & Action Agenda beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Replacing the Five Year Plans beyond 31st March, 2017, NITI Aayog is in...

C-DOT Common Service Platform in News

Government of India’s announcement of Smart Cities project in mission mode has generated a lot of interest. The concept of smart cities is incomplete...

List of Closed Central Public Sector Enterprises

List of CPSEs Closed Sl.no. Name of CPSE Date/year of approval of closure City/State in which the Registered Office of the CPSE is located A List of CPSEs closed     1 Tyre Corporation...

National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir launched the website, http://npdrr2-mha.net.in, for the ensuing 2nd meeting of National Platform on...

Steps Taken to Check Malnutrition in BPL and Tribals

Government has taken various measures to check malnutrition in the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) and the tribals which are as follows: 1. Promotion...

‘Start-up India’ Initiatives in Defence Sector

Government of India has launched ‘Start-up India’ initiative in January 2016, which aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that...

Conservation and Maintenance of ‘Purana Qila’

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), National Culture Fund (NCF) and NBCC (India) Limited, signed a MoU for the ‘Conservation, development & maintenance of Purana...

Fossil Named After Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is the famed British naturalist. Researchers from the Yale University and universities in England named shrimp fossil in the honour of...

Archaeologists Recovered Treasure in River

Chinese archaeologists have recovered more than 10,000 gold and silver items that sank to the bottom of a river in southwestern Sichuan Province over...

Measures for Promotion of Transportation by Shipping

As per report of Sub Group VIII (Inland Water Transport) of the Working Group on Ports and Shipping under the National Transport Development Policy...

Steps to Improve Efficiency of Coal Thermal Power Plants

The Government has taken several measures to improve the efficiency of coal based thermal power plants & improve the air quality in the vicinity...

JNPT Becomes First to Install Radiological Detection System

The Marine Department of the port had initiated installation and commissioning of Radiological Detection Equipments at all the exit gates including the Rail Gates....

Programmes to Promote Local Dialects in India

Sahitya Akademi, an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture, is organising many programmes to promote literature in local dialects of the country. Details of the...

Insurance Ombudsman Gets ISO Certification

The Office of the Insurance Ombudsman, Delhi established under Redressal of Public Grievances, 1998, to deal with consumer complaints against the Insurance Companies operating...

Production of Steel Silos in India

Food Corporation of India (FCI) has awarded contracts for creation of 1.6 Million MT silos and State Governments have completed/awarded contracts for 2.15 Million...

Smart India Hackathon: Top Features

The ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ has been launched in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, NASSCOM and Rambhau Mhalgi Pabodini. ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ has...

Expenditure on Public Healthcare by Indian Government

As per Economic Survey 2016-17, the expenditure by Government (Central and State Governments combined) on health as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for...

Energy Savings Certificates to Industries

Ministry of Power has issued/entitled to purchase Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) to Designated Consumers (DCs) of Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) Cycle I on...

‘Equal Pay Platform of Champions’ Launched

With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile network to call for...

South Sudan: World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis

According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming” as 1.6 million people have either...

Post Graduate Institutes of Yoga and Naturopathy Education and Research

There are 03 institutions under the Ministry of AYUSH, which are imparting education in Yoga and Naturopathy including Yoga and Naturopathy in the country...

Measures to Improve Ranking of Indian Educational Institutions

The global ranking systems give weightage to the parameters such as percentage of the international students and foreign faculty, and perception - where Indian...

Latest Efforts on Strengthening Disaster Management in India

National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) defines the roles and responsibilities of various stake holders including Central Ministries/ Departments, State Governments, UT Administrations, District Authorities...

Inter-State River Water Sharing Disputes: Latest Official Information

On the complaint made by the State Governments, the Central Government has, so far, set up eight tribunals to settle water disputes among the...

Latest Scholarships for Pursuing Education in Foreign Universities

Government scholarships for students undertaking higher education in foreign universities in the field of art, agriculture, law, medicine, engineering are as follows:- 1. National Overseas...

Initiatives Taken for Defence Start Ups in India

Government of India has launched ‘Start-up India’ initiative in January 2016, which aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that...

Research on Treatment of Cancer by Traditional Medicine

Ministry of AYUSH (India) has set-up five autonomous Research Councils, namely, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in...

National Crime Records Bureau Celebrates Foundation Day

Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Archana Ramasundaram was the Chief Guest at the 32nd Inception Day of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). NCRB is...

New Rules for Withdrawal from Provident Fund

The norms for withdrawal of General Provident Fund (GPF) have been relaxed which will enable employees to receive payments within 15 days. Employees can also withdraw...

Latest Facts on Domestic Tourism in India

Ministry of Tourism compiles data on tourist arrivals and visits to States/ Union Territories (UTs) on the basis of details received from various sources...

Largest Ever Drug Survey in the World

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India had entrusted the work relating to carrying out a Survey of the extent of...

Germany Opens Consulate in Hyderabad

Germany has opened its new Consulate office at Madhapur in Hyderabad. It will provide limited consular service in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Hunar Haat by Minority Affairs Ministry

The second “Hunar Haat” of Minority Affairs Ministry, has become a hit among the visitors and more than 20 lakh people have visited it...

NMDC Mines Gets Sustainable Development Ratings

Three mines of NMDC Ltd have received five star ratings from the Indian Bureau of Mines for their sustainable development practices. These mines include two...

Tourists Visiting India: Latest Data

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from...

WHO Assessment of Indian Vaccine Regulatory System

WHO has completed the assessment of the status of the Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT) for benchmarking and...

Area & Production of Horticulture Crops: Latest Data

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates: 2015-16 and First Advance Estimates of 2016-17, of area and production of...

Operation Clean Money in News

The Income Tax Department (ITD) had initiated ‘Operation Clean Money’ on 31st January, 2017 for the e-verification of large cash deposits made during the...

Digital Profile of India: Key Indicators

Digital India initiative of the government of India has transformed the digital profile of India significantly. Some of the key indicators of this are: Phone...

List of Institutes Providing Education in AYUSH

The existing National Institutes under the Ministry of AYUSH are as under:- I. National Institute of Ayurveda-Jaipur(Rajasthan) II. National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore(Karnataka) III. National Institute...

Measures to Protect Domestic Steel Industry

The Ministry of Steel has brought cold reduced low carbon sheets and strips and cold rolled strips under the quality control order vide order...

Steps To Reduce Road Accidents in India

United Nations had promulgated the UN Decade of Action targeting to reduce road accidents by 50% by the year 2020. All member countries of...

Use of Digital Payment at Petrol Stations

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken the following steps/actions to encourage consumers for use of digital payment methods at various petrol...

Steps Taken for Promoting Trade from North-East

The objectives of Act East Policy includes deepening of economic cooperation and expanding trade with countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. The process facilitates bilateral...

Steps Taken to Prevent Coal Mine Accidents

The provisions of Mines Act, 1952, Subordinate Rules and Regulations made thereunder are being administered for ensuring the safety in coal mines by Directorate...

Inter-State Migration of Workers in India

According to the Economic Survey 2016-17, the inter-state migration of workers in India has increased substantially to 90 lakh annually between 2011-16. The first-ever estimate...

Collision of Two Ships off Kamrajar Harbour

Two vessels namely, M.T. BW MAPLE and M.T. DAWN KANCHIPURAM while crossing each other collided at 03.45AM on 28th January, 2017 outside the Kamrajar harbour.   The...

Measures Taken to Improve Quality of Indigenous Silk

The quantity of silk imported into the country during last three years and the current year are given below: Silk Imported during last three years...

Latest on Limits on Attempts in NEET Exam

CBSE will be conducting NEET (UG) on 07.05.2017. It was decided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in consultation with MCI that...

Technology Mission on Coconut: Latest Projects

Coconut Development Board (CDB) has approved 38 projects with an outlay of ₹60.20 crore and financial assistance of ₹9.086 crore under Technology Mission on...

NITI Aayog’s Digital Payment Promotion Schemes

More than 6,26,000 people have won prizes worth Rs. 97.07 crore as a part of NITI Aayog’s digital payment promotion schemes to give a...

Steps to Strengthen Central Bureau of Investigation

As per information received from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), there are 1081 Regular Cases (RCs) and 75 Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) were pending investigation/enquiry...

Share of Nuclear Energy in Electricity Generation: Latest Data

The share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation in the country was about 3.4% in the year 2015-16. The share of nuclear power...

Free Aids and Assistive Devices to Divyangjans

Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment distributed Free Aids and Assistive devices under the ADIP scheme of Government of India to 1544...

Russian Ambassador to India Passes Away

Russian Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin passed away due to heart failure. He was 67.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of...

National Festival ‘Bharat Parv’ in News

Bharat Parv, a national festival showcasing the country’s diverse culture, cuisines, handicrafts and catch glimpses of a progressive India was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh...

Tableaux from 17 States in Republic Day Parade

This year Republic Day Parade on Rajpath will witness tableaux from 17 States and Six Ministries of the Central Government. These tableaux will showcase...

National Youth Festival at Rohtak

Swami Vivekananda's birthday on January 12 is always celebrated as National Youth Day and the week commencing from that day is known as the...

Government to Support Tangaliya Weavers

Government of India will facilitate Tangaliya weavers in purchase of looms, by providing them an assistance amounting to 90% of the price of looms. The...

Budget ‘Halwa’ Ceremony in News

The process of printing documents for the 2017-18 Budget began with the ritual 'halwa ceremony' in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's presence. FM participated in the...

Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for amendment in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivize investments in Electronic Sector...

AIIMS Signs Three MoUs for Improving Infrastructure

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi signed MoUs with NBCC (India) Limited, HSCC (India) Limited and with HITES HLL Life Care...

National Alliance on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

The Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India is to form a National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation with...

NITI Aayog’s Lucky Draw Schemes Winners Announced

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has declared Rs. 54.90 crore worth of prize money to over 3.42 lakh winners of NITI Aayog’s Lucky...

AIIMS Going Cashless with MobiKwik

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has partnered with mobile wallet company MobiKwik to convert all its payment facilities into cashless mode. To...

Bureau of Mines: Latest Data on its Performance

Bureau of Mines Achievements in 2016-17 For promotion of conservation and scientific development of mineral resources and ensuring protection of mines environment in mining areas,...

Geological Survey of India: Latest Data

Geological Survey of India has completed 3762 sq. km Specialized Thematic Mapping (on 1:25,000 scale) out of 9230 sq. km target during Annual Programme...

Tata Motors’ New Brand Ambassador

Tata Motors get Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle (CV) business unit. Tata Motors’ association with Kumar for commercial vehicles...

Compensation Rate Doubled to Railway Accident Victims

Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the amounts of compensation payable in respect of Death & Injuries to the passengers involved in Accidents...

Total Universities in India

As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2015-16, the number of universities in the country is 799. Out of them 386 Universities came...

Latest Data on Roads in Indian States

Declaration of State Roads as new NHs are done from time to time keeping in view the requirements of connectivity, inter-se priority and availability...

Steps Taken to Promote Carpet Industry

Exports of Handmade Carpets & Other Floor coverings for the last three years and the current year is as under:- Year Export figures (in Rs....

Steps Taken To Prevent Railway Accidents

The measures announced to prevent accidents and ensure safety in the last two Railway Budgets were, Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) on High Density...