Monthly Archives: April 2018

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug wins ‘Best Wellness & Spa Resort’ award

Radisson Hotel Group is offering 25 per cent discount on spa and wellness as part of its Family Moments campaign  campaign between 7 May 2018 to 10 June 2018 and for stays until 30 June 2018.

Strategically located between Mumbai & Goa- Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug won the ‘Best Wellness & Spa Resort’ at Times Travel Awards 2018 for the Spa villas that have undergone a complete refurbishment with the Mechanical, Electrical and (MEP) service. Consistently recognised for its exceptional guest service, spacious rooms, rejuvenating spa, elaborate corporate and leisure venue options – Radisson Blu Resort & ...

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Reduction in NEET PG and NEET SS cut off percentile to benefit 18000 students; strengthen medical sector: J P Nadda

NEET PG and NEET SS cut off percentile reduced by 15%

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has reduced the NEET PG and NEET SS cut off percentile by 15%. The decision is likely to benefit about 18000 students as this will improve the chances of filling up PG seats and minimising wastage of seats. Referring to the decision, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated ...

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Private sector must join hands with the government to ensure that healthcare is accessible and affordable: Vice President @ 8th Convocation of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, RML

Vice President V Naidu ​​felicitating students post his address at the8th Convocation of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu advised the doctors to Treat Patients with Patience, Empathy and Compassion. He was addressing the 8th Convocation of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, on 26 April 2018. The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda, the Ministers of State for Health & Family Welfare, ...

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Tourism Ministry partners Google for 360° Virtual Reality (VR) videos on Incredible India

Recently launched Incredible India for Digital India has Advantage of 360° Virtual Reality (VRto promote unexplored reasons on visiting Incredible India for global citizens and comes at a time when UNWTO Barometer reflects best ever boom in International Tourism.

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in collaboration with Google India on 26 April 2018 launched a 360° Virtual Reality (VR) experience video on Incredible India. Describing India as a destination of diverse experiences, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, K. J. Alphons said, “India is an iconic destination that offers unique experiences of climate, geography, culture, art, literature, and food” ...

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WHO on World Malaria Day 2018 gives call to be “Ready to beat Malaria”; India puts into motion a high level review meeting on control of vector borne diseases

World Malaria Day 2018 India picture on theme of Ready to beat Malaria- wmd2018-india-photo Ready to beat Malaria. Pic Courtesy: WHo

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. If diagnosed and treated timely, it is treatable and curable. WHO joins partner organisations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. The chosen theme “Ready to beat Malaria” underscores the collective energy and commitment of ...

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Human Resource Development Ministry Launches Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 aimed at Rural India

In File Picture- Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar is seen at the recent  Smart India Hackathon 2018, in New Delhi on March 30, 2018.

Human Resource Development Ministry on 25 April 2018 launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 in New Delhi. Addressing the launching ceremony at AICTE headquarters through video message, Minister of Human Resource Development  Prakash Javadekar said that the students are the real agents of change who can develop, empower and brighten the future of the country. Javadekar said that Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 is ...

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UGC releases list of 24 fake universities with majority of them spread in North India

In large public interest and as a pro students measure ahead of admissions season, University Grants Commission has listed 24 fake universities

In the interest of students and public at large, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the list of 24 fake Universities. UGC has said that these 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees. State-wise List of fake Universities Bihar Maithili University / ...

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India and World Bank sign agreement on National Biopharma Mission

The Legal Agreement with World Bank for flexible financing arrangements for this Mission of DBT was executed on April 24, 2018 between the project implementing agency – BIRAC a PSU of DBT, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (on behalf of World Bank)

Towards strengthening the emerging biotechnology enterprise in India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology has initiated the Mission programme entitled: Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals – “Innovate in India (i3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation”. The National Biopharma Mission is being implemented by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) – a ...

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NITI Aayog opens Atal New India Challenge for NewAge smart solutions from 26 April 2018; Grant upto Rs One Crore and mentorship to winning ideas

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The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under the NITI Aayog shall be launching the Atal New India Challenge on Thursday, 26th April 2018 in the presence of Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Hardeep Singh Puri, ...

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Robust Growth seen in all top 25 source markets: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer

While all 25 top source markets witnessed enhanced spending on International travel- China, USA, Germany, UK and France emerged as top five  Spenders. While in terms of earnings USA, SPAIN, Thailand, China and France stood in top five positions.

Virtually all source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions. Both emerging and advanced economies fuelled growth, led by the United States which spent US$ 12 billion more on travel abroad. China spent US$ 8 billion more, consolidating its leadership as the biggest spender in the world. The Russian ...

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Structural Reforms in Budgeting had positive impact on public expenditure: Das @ 30th CVC Lecture

The Member, Finance Commission of India, Shaktikanta Das delivering the lecture on the topic “Indian Economy – the Structural Question ” of the Lecture Series, organised by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), in New Delhi on April 24, 2018.

At the recently concluded 30th lecture of the “Lecture Series” organised by the Central Vigilance Commission, which was delivered by Shaktikanta Das, Member, Finance Commission of India on 23 April 2018 on the topic “India Economy – the Structural Question” , Das began his lecture with a discussion of the broad features of the Indian economy since Independence – a mixed economy with ...

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MoT bats for Cuisine as a Niche Tourism product; starts degree programmes and research in culinary arts

The Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) and Electronics &Information Technology, Alphons Kannanthanam at the signing ceremony of MoU between Indian Cultural Institute and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkhantak, in New Delhi on April 24, 2018.

With Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Indian Culinary Institute (ICI), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak in New Delhi on 24 April 2018, young aspirants now will have a distinct avenue to put India Cuisine on top of the globe. The main objective of setting up of the ICI was ...

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