Endangered Kurukh gets official language status in West Bengal

Post Date : 04/03/2017

West Bengal Government has given official language status to endangered tribal language Kurukh, mother tongue belonging to the Dravidian family. It was given this status by the state government last month and but was announced recently by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
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Indigenously developed weapon-locating radar SWATHI handed to Army

Post Date : 04/03/2017

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) formally handed over an indigenously developed Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) system dubbed as ‘SWATHI’ to Indian Army. The DRDO also handed over a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) recce vehicle Mk-I and NBC treatment drugs to the India.....Read More

India to attend Lahore meet on Indus Waters Treaty World Bank

Post Date : 04/03/2017

India has accepted an invitation to attend the next meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), to be held in Lahore in March 2017. The last round of the PIC was held in July 2016. This development came after two months of diplomatic negotiations, with World Ban.....Read More

IMD predicts above normal temperature in 2017 summer

Post Date : 02/03/2017

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted above normal temperature in most parts of the country during 2017 summer season. The predictions were given by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune. The maximum temperatures in March to May 2017 are likely to be warmer by more than 1°.....Read More

NFHS 4 shows improved sex ratio, decline in infant mortality Rate

Post Date : 02/03/2017

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled last National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) for 2015-16. It has shown positive trends in key health indicators, including an decline in infant mortality rate (IMR) and improvement in sex ratio at birth during 2015-16. The survey was conducte.....Read More

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

Post Date : 02/03/2017

Three institutes of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun have developed 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species. These three institutes are Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur and Institute of Forest Genetic.....Read More

Government signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Tejaswini Project

Post Date : 02/03/2017

The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for IDA credit of $63 million for the Tejaswini Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project. It is World Bank’s first project in India solely focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young.....Read More

CBDT inks 10 more Advance Pricing Agreements .

Post Date : 01/03/2017

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 10 more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) pertaining to various sectors of economy like Telecom, Banking & Finance, Pharmaceutical, Steel, Retail and IT etc It includes 7 Unilateral APAs, 2 Bilateral APAs with the United Kingdom and Japan. Se.....Read More

MEITY to promote digital transactions in place of NITI Aayog

Post Date : 01/03/2017

The Union Government has shifted the responsibility of promoting digital transactions in the country to the Union Ministry of IT and Electronics (MEITY) from NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog. In this regard, Government already has changed the business transaction rules to ena.....Read More

4th India-CLMV Business Conclave held in Jaipur

Post Date : 01/03/2017

The fourth edition of India – CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) Business Conclave was held in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. The two-day conference organised by Department of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held deliberations on manufacturing, renewable energy, agric.....Read More

Pests eat away India’s 35% of total crop yield: ICAR scientist

Post Date : 28/02/2017

Among such pests, nematodes (microscopic worms many of which are parasites) have emerged as a major threat to crops in the country. They have caused loss of 60 million tonnes of crops annually. They are causing loss of crops to the tune of almost 60 million tonnes or 10-12 % of crop production every.....Read More

India, ADB ink $375 million loan pact for East Coast Economic Corridor

Post Date : 27/02/2017

India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed $375 million pact for loans and grants to develop 800 km Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor. It is the first phase of a planned 2,500-km East Coast Economic Corridor. Earlier in September 2016, ADB had approved $631 million in loans and grants.....Read More

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