Monthly Archives: December 2017

VP calls for affordable healthcare revenue model to meet challenges of New India: Vice President

VP- M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 11th Global Healthcare Summit organised by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, in Kolkata on December 30, 2017. The Governor of West Bengal,  Keshari Nath Tripathi, the Minister for Urban Development, West Bengal,  Firhad Hakim are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we need an affordable health care revenue model to meet the challenges of modern day lifestyle. He was addressing the 11th Global Health Care Summit – 2017, organised by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), in Kolakata on 30th December 2017. The Governor of West Bengal, ...

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Cox & King launches promotional packages to lure travellers and boost tourism in J&K

Dal Lake in winters

With winter snow led revival in tourism, state of Jammu and Kashmir, got another shot in the arm in form of promotional alliance with Cox & Kings, the oldest and leading tour operator with operations in 22 countries across continents. The joint initiative named ‘Free Fly to Kashmir‘ packages in its bid to promote Tourism under its domestic brand ‘Bharat Deko‘. The ...

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PM inaugurates new metro link between Noida and Delhi; lauds Yogi for redefining governance & ending Noida-Jinx

PM Narendra Modi flagging off the Metro Magenta Line from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir, at Noida, Uttar Pradesh on December 25, 2017. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Ram Naik, the Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, the MoS Culture Mahesh Sharma, the MoS Housing and Urban Affairs,  Hardeep Singh Puri and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 25 December 2017 inaugurated a new metro link between Noida and Delhi. He unveiled a plaque at Botanical Garden Metro Station, to mark the inauguration of a portion of the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro, connecting Botanical Garden in Noida with Kalkaji Mandir in South Delhi. He also travelled briefly on the metro train, ...

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New India to set eyes on major MICE events from across the world with International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) at Pragati Maidan

VP- M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event to lay foundation stone for the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center and Integrated Transit Corridor Development Project, at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi on December 22, 2017 along with Suresh Prabhu, Hardeep Singh Puri, C.R. Chaudhary and other dignitaries.

According to the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu- growing and vast economy like India needs high quality venues to host Government to Government, Business to Business and Business to Consumer events. He was addressing a gathering after laying foundation stone for International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) and Integrated Transit Corridor Development project at Pragati Maidan, on 22 December 2017. ...

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Road Transport & Highways Ministry to skill over 1 Lakh workmen by June 2018

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari post distributing  certificates for skill development to workers from highways construction sector, at a function, in New Delhi on December 22, 2017 along with Dharmendra Pradhan and Mansukh L. Mandaviya among others.

Nearly 2800 workers from the states of Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Odisha have been trained in World Bank funded projects in the trades of masonry, bar-bending and shuttering over a span of four months, as part of a skill development initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Over 300 workers from among them received certificates from ...

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Law catches up with companies on appointment of women directors on Board

GES 2017

In quest to ensure that listed companies must comply on appointing women board directors, a total 142 listed companies were fined, which included 54 and 88 number of companies including PSUs listed on National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange respectively which had not appointed women directors as on 30.09.2017 have been levied fine for non-appointment of women directors, as per ...

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UBM broadens categories to add glitter to its Silver Jubilee celebration, invites entries from Travel Trade for SATTE Awards in 2018 by Jan 10 

SATTE Awards 2018 on silver jubilee

Over the last 2 decades, SATTE has served as best launch platform for many countries and tourism products from across the globe to do business in and with India. “I am 25” is the recently launched campaign as SATTE – The South Asia’s largest travel and tourism exhibition, is set to celebrate its Silver Jubilee Celebration with the global travel ...

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‘Huge cost differential shifting MICE from India to Thailand, Sri Lanka’

Sunder G. Advani, Chairman & Managing Director, Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) is the Chairman of WTTCII for the year 2018. In his first communique as WTTCII Chairman, he has urged the Union and State government to make India MICE competent and bring ATF under GST to make air travel more affordable.

At the recently held Annual General Meeting of the World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) on 12 December 2017 at New Delhi, it appointed as Office Bearers of WTTCII for the year 2018, which includes Sunder G. Advani, Chairman & Managing Director, Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) as the Chairman of WTTCII for the year 2018 and Rajeev Talwar, Chief Executive Officer, DLF as ...

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Digital India boost for Haj 2018 with Portal for private tour operators

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launching the portal for Haj Tour Operators, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

Launching a portal for private tour operators (PTOs) on 14 December 2017, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi shared that the decision of the Government, led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to allow Muslim women for Haj without “Mehram” has been welcomed across the country. Now post the Government’s decision to lift the ban on Muslim women going for Haj without ...

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India and Morocco sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in healthcare

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare,J.P. Nadda and the Minister of Health, Kingdom of Morocco, Abdelkader Amara signing an MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

India and Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector, on 14 December 2107. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Abdelkader Amara, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Morocco signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the Union Health Ministry and a high level delegation from Morocco. ...

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Airport Authority of India extends benefit under CSR to 115 hearing impaired children

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot in a group photograph at the inauguration of the “CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery under CSR initiative of Airport Authority of India”, organised by the ALIMCO, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the “CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery under CSR initiative of Airport Authority of India (AAI) through Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO)” on 14 December 2017. Shakuntla Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI, D.R. Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO and senior officers were ...

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Dementia to triple in next 30 years globally

WHO launched The Global Dementia Observatory on 7 December 2017, a web-based platform launched today, will track progress on the provision of services for people with dementia and for those who care for them, both within countries and globally. It will monitor the presence of national policy and plans, risk reduction measures and infrastructure for providing care and treatment. Pic Courtesy: WHO

WHO recognises dementia as a public health priority. “Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “The suffering that results is enormous. This is an alarm call: we must pay greater attention to this growing challenge and ensure that all people living with dementia, ...

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