Monthly Archives: July 2018

‘The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition’

UNESCO World Heritage recognition to Jaipur?

The site namely “The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” has been proposed for World Heritage. As per Operation Guidelines 2017, only one site can be nominated by the state party each year. The recognition of World Heritage is a matter of great pride. It impacts the local economy by giving a boost to domestic and international tourism leading to ...

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‘Digital payments set to become a trillion-dollar market in India by 2023’


The digital payments market in India is expected to grow to US $ 1 trillion by 2023 led by growth in mobile payments, presenting huge business opportunities for players in the digital space. Mobile payments are slated to rise from $ 10 billion in 2017-18 to $ 190 billion by 2023. These estimates are based on a study of Credit ...

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‘North East Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy (NEIAH) poised to become hub for medical Research & Development for Southeast Asia’

NEIAH Campus, Mawdiangdiang

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH- Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone of the 2nd Phase of Construction of North East Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy (NEIAH) at NEIAH Campus, Mawdiangdiang, Shillong on 29th July 2018. The approximate estimated cost of the construction is Rs 40.80 crore for an area of 10481.53 sqm and will comprise of ...

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Investment in Logistics to Touch USD 500 Billion p.a. by 2025; Logistics Division to prepare a plan on skill and bring together industry, academia, governments : Suresh Prabhu

MoU logistics Commerce and IIFT

Expenditure on investment in logistics, including infrastructure, will touch USD 500 billion, annually, by 2025, said Union Minister of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi on 30 July 2018. He further said that this will create millions of jobs and also do away with the hurdles hampering India’s internal and global trade. India is now being looked upon as one ...

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Khadi gets a makeover with Western and Ethnic Designer Wear

Giriraj Singh

  Khadi has come a long way after Prime Minister’s call to make Khadi the signature fabric of India and a means for the  economic transformation of the country. The Minister hoped that in the coming days Khadi will become a global fabric, opined Union Minister of State (I/C) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh at  launch of ...

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WCD enlightens UN Experts on prevention, protection and rehabilitation aspects of India’s Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan

UN human rights experts had recently aired a few doubts on the  Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018  passed in the Lok Sabha last week. According to the latest updates,  the UN human rights experts have expressed arguments over the measures contained in the Trafficking of persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 stating that it is ...

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India to advance its fight to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 avers J P Nadda @ World Hepatitis Day, 2018

On World Hepatitis Day 2018, India pledged to advance its fight to end viral Hepatitis by 2013. Seen in picture are J P Nadda, Manoj Sinha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel and other digniatries launching a commemorative stamp on the said occasion to substantially increase awareness among the masses.

MoHFW has launched the ‘National Viral Hepatitis Control Program’, with the goal of ending viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 in the country. The aim of the initiative is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to viral hepatitis. The key strategies include preventive and promotive interventions with focus on awareness generation, safe injection practices and socio-cultural practices, ...

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Under Accessible India Campaign (AIC)- DEPwD to audit accessibility features in 70 Railway Stations to help make Indian Railways universally accessible

Indian Railways - DEPwD- MSJ&E

Accessible India Campaign (AIC) under the aegis of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) Ministry of SJ&E is a flagship campaign launched on 3rdDecember 2015 by the Prime Minister, with the vision to create a barrier-free environment for the ease of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). Implementation of the Campaign was based on making three essential aspects of daily living ...

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Mohali gets first National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for Women

Skill India Mission

The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development &Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, laid the foundation stone for permanent campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for Women at Mohali, Punjab on 28 July 2018. This is the first NSTI Institute for Punjab and only one of its kind in India, which is exclusively for women. The Minister also launched a unique Pradhan Mantri ...

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Vietnam, new growth centre of South East Asia: Suresh Prabhu

India and Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies among the ASEAN countries said Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation in New Delhi on 25 July 2018. He was speaking at an international conference on India-Vietnam economic ties. The Minister said that India values the cultural and religious similarities between the two countries but it is the “Act East ...

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One Month Extension of Due Date for filing of Income Tax Returns for AY2018-19; India set to post record gains on direct tax collection?

Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2018-19

Amid wide publicity to the late fee applicable on filling of income tax return, welcome respite has come from the Ministry of Finance in terms of extension of  deadline to file the income tax return. Mostly its seen that the decision to extend such deadline is taken on the very last day and the period its extended is mostly a ...

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InnovateIndia Platform to hone grassroots and deep-tech innovators on pan India basis

Innovate India

R Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission and Arvind Gupta CEO, MyGov 25 July 2018 launched the “InnovateIndia Platform”, a collaboration between the Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov, a citizen centric platform of the Government of India. The InnovateIndia portal will serve as the common point for all the innovation happening across the nation. Launching the platform, Mission Director, Atal Innovation ...

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