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  • Cabinet approves payment of bonus to railway employees for 2018-19

    September 18, 2019
    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to over 11.52 lakh eligible non-gazetted railway employees for the Financial Year (FY) 2018-19 for maintaining industrial peace and motivation of railwaymen. This entails an expenditure of Rs 2024.40 crore to the exchequer. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Government led by Narendra Modi has maintained a bonus of 78 days wages. The... Read More


    India Post Starts Speed Post Service to Six New Foreign Countries

    September 18, 2019
    India Post expanded speed post service to six new foreign destinations in Asia, Europe, and South America. The Department of Posts announced commencing of International Speed Post EMS Service to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and North Macedonia. EMS or Express Mail Service is a premium service that enables its users to send documents and merchandise faster and with the added facility of being able to track the movement of the item on the internet. This... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    T-Hub signs MoU with VentureLink and US-based Choose New Jersey

    September 18, 2019
    Hyderabad-based incubator T-Hub signed a tripartite memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Choose New Jersey an economic development organisation and VentureLink a community hub for technology companies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)for Northern New Jersey.
    They will provide growth-stage startups in India with business opportunities,market understanding and access to clients in the USA. The two individuals per startup will get complimentary space for two months. The... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

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    Meghalaya Health Minister launches new projects

    September 18, 2019
    Meghalaya Minister of Health and Family Welfare AL Hek launched two programmes aimed at creating public awareness on health-related issues. Hek launched the Ayushman Bharat Fortnight by flagging off a walkathon from the Health Complex at Laitumkhrah. The Ayushman Bharat flagship health insurance programme would ensure every citizen get benefits from the scheme. The officials of the Health and Family Welfare Department and ASHA workers chalked out various programmes in rural as well as urban... Read More
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    World Patient Safety Day is observed on September 17

    September 18, 2019
    World Health Organization (WHO) declared September 17, 2019 as the first World Patient Safety Day. Globally, 134 million adverse events contribute to 2.6 million deaths each year due to unsafe care. There are 28,000 deaths per year in Canada, patient harm ranks third in mortality after cancer and heart disease. The slogan for the day is Speak Up for Patient Safety.This campaign will mobilize patients and their families, health workers, policy makers, academicians, researchers, professional... Read More


    Documentary On Farmer From Remote Himalayan Village Nominated for Oscars

    September 18, 2019
    Moti Bagh, a documentary based on a Uttarakhand farmer’s life nominated for the Oscars. The documentary film, directed by Nirmal Chander is based on the life of a farmer called Vidyadutt. The information was shared by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat The Chief Minister appealed to young farmers to play a leading role in preventing migration from villages and take advantage of the schemes launched by the state government. Moti Bagh: About the documentary Moti... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture


    Sri Lanka unveils South Asias tallest tower, funded by China

    September 18, 2019
    SriLanka unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower, costing over $100 million, 80% of which has been funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower, located in the heart of Colombo city, comprises a television tower, a hotel, a telecommunications museum, restaurants, auditorium, an observation deck, a shopping mall and a conference centre. The tower, spread over an area of 30,600 sq. metres constructed at a cost of over $100... Read More
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    Airtel Payments Bank launches Bharosa savings account

    September 18, 2019
    Airtel Payments Bank launched Bharosa savings account which enables customers to withdraw cash check their balance or access a mini statement of their account at over 6,50,000 Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AePS) enabled outlets across India. These services have been designed for deepening financial inclusion in the country.
    The benefits of this product will be further amplified through a structured roadway for the phased introduction of other features linked to formal banking. To begin... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Mahindra and Mahindra constitute MBPL as wholly-owned subsidiary

    September 18, 2019
    Home-grown auto major Mahindra and Mahindra incorporated Mahindra Bangladesh Private Limited (MBPL) as its wholly-owned subsidiary. MBPL has been incorporated in Dhaka, Bangladesh under the laws of Bangladesh, The Companies Act (Act XVIII) of 1994, Mahindra and Mahindra said in a regulatory filing. The objective of the move is to carry on the businesses of trading, distributing, supplying, storing, exporting, importing, servicing, manufacturing, developing, assembling, leasing, selling on... Read More
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    Fifth International Ramayan Festival is organised in New Delhi

    September 18, 2019
    Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah presided as Chief Guest for 5th International Ramayana Festival.
    It is organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in New Delhi ICCR established with the vision of propagating Indian culture and its values to the whole world. There is no other better way to realize this vision than organizing the Ramayana festival International Ramayana Festival International Ramayana Festival is organized for 5th year in a row during which 17... Read More


    Indian Railways launches massive Shramdaan across the Country

    September 18, 2019
    Chairman Railway Board, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav along with Member Rolling Stock, Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Member Traffic, Shri P.S Mishra, General Manager, Northern Railway, Shri T.P Singh and other senior officers of Railway Board and Northern Railway participated in Shramdaan at New Delhi Railway Station. Aim of the Drive: This drive with its main focus on the collection of plastic waste aims to create awareness for a greater impact against single-use plastic.
    To enhancing cleanliness,... Read More
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    IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot to fly in the fighter in Bengaluru

    September 18, 2019
    India's indigenous defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be flying in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Bengaluru. The skies in a twin-seater version of the Tejas combat aircraft. Tejas designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency is India's home-grown single-engine multirole light fighter to replace the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Bison aircraft. Tejas, the soon-to-be-inducted French Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs will... Read More
    Category: Defence


    New York Becomes Second US State To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

    September 18, 2019
    New York became the second US state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. following several vaping-linked deaths that have raised fears about a product long promoted as less harmful than smoking. The health council passed emergency legislation proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo outlawing flavored vaping products amid an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds. The ban comes into force with immediate effect. Michigan became the first state to declare a... Read More
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    ISRO and DRDO ink MoUs to provide technologies for human centric systems

    September 18, 2019
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined hands with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the development of human-centric systems for the Human Space Mission to demonstrate its human space flight capabilities. A delegation of ISRO scientists, led by Director, Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair signed a set of MoUs with various DRDO labs Aim:  To provide technologies for human centric systems and technologies specific to the Human Space... Read More


    Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Sadananda Gowda Indian healthcare sector is expected to record a threefold rise at a CAGR of 22 per cent

    September 18, 2019
    Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the Annual Health Conference Pharma Med HD 2019 Transforming the perception of Indian HealthCare Industry in New Delhi  The stakeholders of the Healthcare Industry on one platform through such conference the sector is expected to generate 40 million jobs in India by 2020. The healthcare industry in India is one of the country’s largest economic sectors, with regard to both employment and revenue. Indian... Read More




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