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  • Indias Jagriti Yatra Wins Charity Award In United Kingdom

    May 19, 2018
    The Yatra, an Indian charity that organizes 15-day train journeys around India to understand and build the India of smaller towns and villages through enterprise has won an award in London. Jagriti Yatra was among a series of worldwide charities and individuals recognized for their impact within their communities at the Asian Voice Charity Awards. Jagriti Yatra organizes 15-day train journeys, covering 800 km for 400 young change-makers across India every year. It has created some of... Read More

    AYUSH Finds A Place In English Language

    May 19, 2018
    The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology decided to adopt the word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes. The “AYUSH” became popular as the acronym for five traditional and complementary systems of medicine, namely Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy and successfully adopted and used in all Government communications. The decision follows a proposal from the Ministry of AYUSH in this... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Dr Harsh Vardhans Green Good Deeds Gets Global Recognition

    May 19, 2018
    Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to protect the environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community. Dr. Harsh Vardan at the ongoing 4th BRICS Environment Ministerial in Durban, South Africa had urged the BRICS nations to jointly help in the development of a social movement to fight for the protection and conservation of the environment. The BRICS Ministerial on Environment has... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    NITI Aayogs Day Venture Capital Symposium Begins

    May 19, 2018
    NITI Aayog, in association with Vision India Foundation, is organizing the Venture Capital Symposium 2018 to deepen the economic relationships between France and India. The Venture Capital Symposium 2018 is a three-day event where the French investors will be interacting with 100 early to mid-stage Indian start-ups. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, along with Atul Chaturvedi, Additional Secretary, DIPP addressed the inaugural address of the Symposium, which was attended by Alexandre Ziegler,... Read More

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Lay Foundation Stone Of Indias Longest Road Tunnel In J K

    May 19, 2018
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir. During his visit, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 'Zojila Tunnel' on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway in Leh. The 14-kilometer long Zojila tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bidirectional tunnel. It will provide all-weather connectivity to the whole Ladakh region and Kargil in particular which remains cut off from rest of the world for more than 5 months... Read More

    Sridevi Honoured At Cannes Film Festival

    May 19, 2018
    Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi was honored with the TITAN Reginald F Lewis Film Icon Award at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. The award traditionally celebrates women of the film industry all over the world and also salute the multi-cultural impact on the world of cinema. Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai and producer Namrata Goyal received the award on behalf of Sridevi's family.
    Category: International

    Union Environment Ministry Launches Green Skill Development Programme

    May 19, 2018
    The Union Environment Ministry launched the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) with an aim to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors in the country. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan also launched a related mobile app ‘GSDP-ENVIS’ to boost employability and entrepreneurship of the youth in the country. The app can be used for information and for applying to the courses. The GSPD-ENVIS app can be downloaded on android mobile phones without any... Read More
    Category: Sports

    First Para National Games To Be Held Under Khelo India Scheme

    May 19, 2018
    The inaugural National Para Games, on the lines of National Games for able-bodied athletes, will be held under the Khelo India Scheme in June-July 2018 in Bengaluru.
    The Games will be held for the age group of 16 to 40 (men and women) in 10 disciplines namely para-athletics, badminton, chess, blind judo, para powerlifting, shooting para-sport, para-swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing.
    Category: Sports

    Ambika Sharma To Head USIBC India Office

    May 19, 2018
    The U.S India Business Council named Ambika Sharma as its head for India. Ms. Sharma was Director General for International at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). As Director General of FICCI, She is the highest ranked female executive of an Indian industry body. Ms. Sharma will be responsible for overseeing and guiding USIBC’s growth strategy in India through its offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as leading the charge on policy advocacy issues for... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Minister Suresh Prabhu Launched Intellectual Property Mascot IP Nani

    May 19, 2018
    Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu launched the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot ‘IP Nani’. The mascot was launched during a conference on the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi.
    On the same occasion, an anti-piracy video featuring the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was also launched.  The first and foremost objective of the Policy is “IPR Awareness: Outreach and Promotion”, aimed at raising awareness on IPR... Read More

    Smart Cities Mission Projects Worth Rs Crores Completed Or Under Implementation

    May 19, 2018
    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs achieved substantial milestones in both physical and financial terms in so far as mission objectives/targets are concerned. Thus, during the year 2017-18, while the total cumulative grants released was Rs.46,663 crores, Utilization Certificates were due only for the grants released to March 2016, i.e. for approximately Rs.10,365 crores. Smart City Mission lot of convergence with other missions like AMRUT and some of the projects are implemented under... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    MoS External Affairs General VK Singh Visits North Korea

    May 19, 2018
    Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh visits North Korea, the first high-level visit from India in 20 years. General VK Singh held talks with his North Korean counterpart and a host of other leaders. The minister who is on a two-day official trip to North Korea held discussions with Kim Yong Dae, Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.
    Category: International



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