Monthly Archives: May 2018

World MS Day 2018 calls to bring global MS community together

MSIF on World MS Day 2018- has chosen the theme 'research'.

In 2009, MSIF and our members initiated the first World MS Day and have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with a campaign focusing on a different theme each year. World MS Day is the MS movement’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the condition, and to support and connect the 2.3 million people living with it worldwide. ...

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WHO on World No Tobacco Day brings focus Tobacco and Cardiovascular Disease; risks to non smokers

On World No Tobacco Day 2018 the focus is to expose the link between Tobacco and cardiovascular disease. Hence-
Tobacco Breaks Hearts-is the message that goes out on World No Tobacco Day 2018.

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Despite the devastating harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce tobacco-related death and disease, knowledge among large sections ...

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India sets guidelines on Safety and Quality Norms for Adventure Tourism in India

India is keen to transform as one of the best adventure tourism destinations in the world. Seen in the pic is Scuba Diving Experience at Port Blair for representation purpose only.

The Government is for the first time issuing guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India. These guidelines will be launched by the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), K. J. Alphons, at an event in New Delhi on 31st May 2018. The guidelines on Safety and Quality Norms for Adventure Tourism in India have been formulated along with the Adventure Tour ...

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ALIMCO maiden camp to help specially abled and senior citizens in South Sikkim

The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal with the beneficiaries, at the ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’, at Namchi, in South Sikkim on May 30, 2018.

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar attended ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir‘ a mega free distribution camp, which included allocation of Assistive Aids and Appliances under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) to senior citizens of the BPL category and to Divyangjan under ADIP scheme of Government of India (GoI) at Community Hall,  Namchi in Sikkim on 30th May 2018. The ...

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Indian Railways launches Next Generation e-Ticketing System under Digital India umbrella; adds pace to ‘Mission Raftar’

Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal addressing a press conference on ‘Mission Raftaar 2022’, a workshop of the Ministry of Railways, in New Delhi on May 30, 2018. Chairman, Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani and the Member (Traffic), Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed are also seen.

In line with Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal’s vision to ensure better user experience by recommending best Information Technology industry practices, Railway’s Online Travel Portal –IRCTC has now launched beta version of its new User Interface, which has more user friendly features for easier navigation. The ‘Digital India’ initiative has paved way for government organisations to harness power of technology ...

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ESIC mulls pan India Dispensary cum Branch Offices and will start Nursing Internship Program

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C), Santosh Kumar Gangwar chairing the 174th meeting of the ESIC, in New Delhi on May 29, 2018. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Heeralal Samariya and other dignitaries are also seen.

Some very important decisions were taken towards improvements in service delivery mechanism of ESIC in 174th meeting of ESI Corporation in New Delhi on 29 May 2018 under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C). To strengthen medical services in all the districts of the country, the decision for opening of one ESIC Dispensary cum Branch ...

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India spearheads International Conference on the TRIPS CBD Linkage in Geneva to create roadmap to address bio-piracy

India is optimistic that during the forthcoming international conference on TRIPs CBD issues the proponents will agree on a clear roadmap for pursuing this issue at the WTO. Seen in picture is the Palais des Nations houses the European headquarters of the United Nations, and is the largest. Pic For representation purposes only.

India has taken the lead in seeking to revive WTO discussions on issues related to preventing theft of traditional knowledge. Government of India, along with the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the South Centre (an inter-governmental organisation based in Geneva), are organising an International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage in Geneva on 7-8 June 2018. ...

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‘Youth must visit Panch Theerthas to understand the life and philosophy of B R Ambedkar’

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu visiting the exact replica of the room of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as it was in real life with furniture and assorted things being kept in the same way, at the Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial, in Delhi on May 30, 2018.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Dr. Ambedkar’s thoughts and teachings are relevant forever. He was visiting Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial and Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, on 30 May 2018, which were constructed as part of the Panch Theerth Memorials as a tribute to the revered social reformer and the architect of the Indian Constitution. ...

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VP encourages student of DPS- R.K. Puram to take advantage of unique experience to visit NASA

NASA and Students of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that scientific research is of no use if it does not improve the life of people. He was interacting, with the Students of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 30 May 2018, who won Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition 2018 and are scheduled to participate in the world final ...

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Suresh Prabhu reviews progress in ongoing work at 21 airports; calls for Civil Aviation- Vision – 2035

India is to develop its civil aviation in such a manner that it boosts tourism, logistics and create as many jobs as possible. Seen in picture are the Tourism and Civil Aviation ministers dwelling on building connectivity to all tourist attraction in India.

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation on 28 May 2018 reviewed the growth of airport infrastructure in India and called for preparation of a holistic “Vision – 2035” document. The vision document is expected to address issues such as congestion at airports, runways and airspace; development of unserved and under-served airports; ways and means to boost the air connectivity to small cities ...

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CII Foundation hands over health posts in Dolakha, reaching out to about 8000 beneficiaries


CIIF along with implementing partner Nyaya Health Nepal Possible, hands over prefabricated health posts of 3 villages to Dolakha district administration in Nepal today. The rebuilt health posts are equipped with medical equipments, instruments, furniture and medical supplies for functioning of the health posts. “The support received from the Confederation of Indian Industry and CII Foundation has strengthened the constitutional ...

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India catches up with GenNext roads to prosperity; PM Modi inaugurates Eastern Peripheral Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi @ Meerut Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday 27 May 2018, dedicated to the nation two newly built expressways in the Delhi NCR Region. The first of these is the 14 lane, access controlled, package –I of the  Delhi-Meerut Expressway, stretching from  Nizammudin Bridge to Delhi UP Border.  This 8.360 kms stretch of National Highway  has been completed in a record time of 18 ...

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