Monthly Archives: June 2018

‘GST day’ on 1st July to celebrate spirit of cooperative federalism and realisation of One Nation-One Market- One Tax

GST Day 2018

Government of India is celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into force, on 1st July 2018. GST was launched on the 1st July, 2017 in a majestic ceremony held in the Central Hall of Parliament on the midnight of 30th June, 2017. The first year has been remarkable both for the sheer variety of ...

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Integrated tourism-centric ecosystem central to holistic development of 26 islands in india

he Prime Minister, Narendra Modi reviewing the progress towards the holistic development of islands on 30 June 2018.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 30 June 2018 reviewed the progress towards holistic development of islands. Noticeably,   the Union Government had constituted the Islands Development Agency on June 1st, 2017, which had identified 26 islands for holistic development. Here, NITI Aayog made a presentation on the elements of holistic development, including key infrastructure projects, digital connectivity, green energy, desalination plants, ...

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Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai win World Heritage Property tag by UNESCO in Manama, Bahrain

Mumbai Joins Hyderabad in list of Unesco's Heritage Cities. The said announcement came at 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Manama in Bahrain. Seen in picture is Empress Court as part of the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai

In yet another landmark achievement, India’s nomination of the “Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai ” has been inscribed on  UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The decision was taken at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Manama in Bahrain today. As recommended by the World Heritage Committee, India accepted the renaming of the ensemble as “Victorian Gothic and ...

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Haj Pilgrims set new record @ 1,75,025 in 2018 as flights for Haj commence from 14th July, 2018

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on 30 June 2018 said here that, even after ending the Haj subsidy, Rs 57 crore less will be paid to airlines this year for those Haj pilgrims, who are going through Haj Committee of India. While addressing an Orientation cum Training camp for Haj Coordinators / Assistant Haj Officers / Haj Assistants and ...

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Delhi based start-up offering doorstep documentation talks of importance of Marriage Registration certificate

ItzEazy a Delhi based Start-up

In new India, citizens may eventually get essential government documentation at their door step; while as of today most of us find it hectic business. But, then the private sector has to think more advance and look at meaningful opportunities while it aims to add convenience to lives of people, while fulfilling lacunae that persist in present eco-system. ItzEazy, a Delhi ...

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‘Need for setting Single Window System for Regulation in Indian Higher Education’

Kartik Bharat Ram, Chairman, CII Regional Committee on Higher Education and Deputy Managing Director, SRF; Dhiraj Mathur, Partner, Leader National Education & A&D Practice, PricewaterhouseCooper ; Manish Kumar Jindal, CEO, National Accreditation Board for Education & Training; Manju Singh, Joint Secretary, University Grants Commission; P B Sharma, Summit Chairman & Vice Chancellor, Amity University (Gurugram) & President, Association of Indian Universities; Aditya Berlia, Co-Founder & Pro Chancellor, ApeeJay Stya Group and Sudhir Kapur, Chairman, CII Regional Committee on Skills & MD & CEO, Country Strategy Business Consultants at the CII Delhi Higher Education Summit

Experts deliberated on the present scenario and the eco-system that will ensure that higher education in India is at par with the world standards in the nouveau tech realities. Ensuring effective regulation is the key for the growth of Higher Education sector in India, emphasised Manish Kumar Jindal, CEO, National Accreditation Board for Education & Training (NABET), while speaking at the CII Higher Education ...

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PM lays foundation stone for National Centre for Ageing at AIIMS today

Motorable Tunnel between AIIMS, Ansari Nagar and Trauma Centre.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi today on June 29, 2018 and laid the Foundation Stone of the National Centre for Ageing at AIIMS. This will provide the older population with multi-speciality healthcare and have 200 general ward beds. During the same event, the Prime Minister also inaugurated the 555-bed Super Speciality Block ...

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“Early detection, affordable care are key to fight Cancer in India”

India to fight cancer

While the incidence of cancer has been increasing worldwide, developing nations like India are showing steep increase over the years. In India, it is estimated that there are about 30 lakh cases of cancer at any particular point of time with 10 lakh new cases occurring every year. About 5 lakh deaths occur annually in the country due to cancer in ...

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India bans import of Oxytocin; authorises KAPL to manufacture the drug for domestic use

Chemist shop in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only from 1st July 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. From 1st July 2018, no private manufacturer will be allowed to manufacture the drug for domestic use. Only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals(KAPL), a public ...

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India hits back at Reuters flawed poll to peg India as the most dangerous country for women; MWCD thwarts attempt to malign India’s image

India not the most difficult place for women

Sensationalism lead to a new low with the wide publicity attributed to the recent poll titled ‘The world’s most dangerous countries for women 2018’ conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation has proclaimed India as the most dangerous country for women. This proclamation is based on an opinion poll, rather than any reports or data. According to Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) press ...

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Goa plans campaign for its Taxi App GOAMILES; set to launch with over 3000 cabs

Jan Dhan bank account by women

In today’s tech based disruptive era, the public sector in business to0 need to match up to the pace of private sector and innovate consistently. In one such instance, where a State Tourism department has worked out a digital platform to ease the transport for tourists visiting the state-  GTDC’s Taxi App ‘GOAMILES’ is in advance stages of pilot testing ahead of its launch with 2800 licensed taxi drivers express ...

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OYO finds a local partner in Nepal; appoints Rakesh Prusti as General Counsel

Members from OYO and its local partner in Nepal e-Sewa

Dynamic hotel aggregator of Indian origin now keen on taking up role of a key player in South Asia’s Hospitality– OYO is full of new developments. In the most recent lots of the development- OYO in its mission to provide the perfect living space to its guests in Nepal has tied up with local partner eSewa , which is Nepal’s largest payment aggregator — to help its guests ...

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