Government issues Notification for roll out of GST

Post Date : 29/06/2017

The government has notified the roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1st. Salient Facts To launch GST in the midnight of June 30th, the government has organised a special programme to be held in Central Hall of Parliament. The event will see the participation of President Pranab Mukher.....Read More

Petya Ransomware Cyberattack

Post Date : 29/06/2017

Petya Ransomware is part of a new wave of cyber-attacks and has infected computer servers across the world. Extent of Attack India In India, the ransomware has crippled the operations at one of the terminals of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. The affected terminal was being operated by AP Moller-M.....Read More

Election Commission joins hands with Facebook to Launch First Time Nationwide “Voter Registration Reminder”

Post Date : 29/06/2017

The Election Commission of India has joined hands with Facebook to launch nationwide voter registration reminder aimed at reminding eligible Indian voters to register themselves on the electoral rolls. Salient Highlights As a part of the initiative, Facebook will activate a unique ‘Register Now’.....Read More

Odisha to become First State in the Country to Open a Blood Bank for Cattle

Post Date : 29/06/2017

Odisha is set to become the first state in the country to open a blood bank for cattle. The proposal has received the nod from the National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP). It is now awaiting the approval from the state government.
The blood bank for cattle would be set up on the premi.....Read More

Dr. Manoj Soni takes Oath as UPSC Member

Post Date : 29/06/2017

Dr Manoj Soni has taken Oath of Office and Secrecy as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Oath was administered to him by the UPSC Chairman Prof. David R. Syiemlieh. Born on 17th February 1965, Dr Manoj Soni was a former Vice-Chancellor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open Universit.....Read More

K Srikanth Wins Australian Open Super series Title

Post Date : 26/06/2017

The world No.11 Kidambi Srikanth has sealed his second successive Super Series win by defeating reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in the Australian Open summit clash in Sydney. Chen Long is World No.6 and also the current All England champion. Srikanth had lost all of his previous five encounters .....Read More

West Bengal Honoured with UN Public Service Award

Post Date : 24/06/2017

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received the highest prize in United Nations Public Service Award for the state government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands. Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme of West Bengal came first among the 552 project nominations rece.....Read More

Quality of Life: Government launches Index to Rank 116 Cities

Post Date : 24/06/2017

The urban development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has launched its first liveability index which will rank the country’s 116 major cities on the basis of the quality of life.
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The index named ‘City Liveability Index’ will cover cities with a population above one mill.....Read More

Imran Khawaja Appointed as ICC Deputy Chairman

Post Date : 24/06/2017

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Imran Khawaja as its deputy chairman. Imran Khawaja is Chairman of Associates counties and a veteran administrator from Singapore. Recently, the ICC Full Council had brought a constitutional change approving the creation of the post of deputy cha.....Read More

NITI Aayog Selects CCMB as Incubation Centre for Biotech Start-ups

Post Date : 24/06/2017

NITI-Aayog has chosen the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad for hosting the ₹10-crore Atal Incubation Centre for biotechnology start-ups. Salient Facts The centre will identify promising start-ups and create facilities for them to succeed in the field of biotechnol.....Read More

Nisha Dutt bags Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Post Date : 24/06/2017

Nisha Dutt, Chief Executive Officer of Intellecap has become the first Indian woman leader to have been honoured with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The 7th Asian Awards in London. Nisha Dutt has been honoured in recognition of her work in making Intellecap a globally known enter.....Read More

Government launches VAJRA Scheme

Post Date : 24/06/2017

Department of Science and Technology has launched VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty scheme that enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India. on 8th January 2017, during the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, .....Read More Protection Status

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