Monthly Archives: August 2018

Bhubaneswar gets National Skill Training Institute (NSTI)

Dharmendra Pradhan and Giriraj Singh inaugurating the new building of National Small Industries Corporation, ‘Dharmapada’, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on August 30, 2018.

First-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI)’s Mancheswar Campus, Bhubaneswar was inaugurated by  Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, on 30.8.18, in the presence of Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Jual Oram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs. Ministry of Skill Development and ...

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GDP Estimates reflect superior acceleration in India’s growth trajectory: Chairman, EAC-PM

INDIA expands at 8.1 GDP Growth in Q1 2018-19

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter (April- June) Q1 of 2018-19. As per the CSO, GDP growth rate estimates for April-June 2018 stand at 8.2%. These estimates represent a significant jump from last year’s Q1 growth rate estimates of 5.6%, indicating superior acceleration ...

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Private sector should propagate India’s culture, heritage and various art forms@ VP at Legends of India Awards

Painter and Sculptor, Satish Gujral

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we must integrate Art and Culture into our education system. He was addressing the gathering after giving away Lifetime Achievement Awards to Painter and Sculptor, Satish Gujral, renowned Violinist, T.N. Krishnan and Theatre personality, Ratan Thiyam, organised by the Legends of India, on 31st August 2018. The Vice President said that ...

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Prabhu to set in review of India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement @ 15thIndia-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM)

India and ASEAN

Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu,is leading the Indian delegation for the 6th RCEP Trade Ministers’ Meeting which was in Singapore on 30 August 2018. India has been constructively engaged in the RCEP negotiations with an aim to work towards a high quality, balanced and inclusive outcomes that take into consideration sensitivities and interests of member countries. The ...

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ICAR organises two-day conference on Motivating & Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA)

Stakeholders @ Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA) organised in New Delhi

Youth plays a vital role in transforming Agriculture in India. There are emerging challenges of empowering the youth to improve their skills and to enable them to stay in the agricultural enterprise in rural situation. To address these issues, certain economic models are to be created in the villages for developing certain youth entrepreneurs in rural areas who can be ...

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Demonetisation and Formalisation of the Economy – Arun Jaitley

Guest write on Demonetisation and Formalisation of the Economy - by Arun Jaitley.

Seen in the picture is Arun Jaitley chairing the 27th GST Council Meeting, via video conference, in New Delhi on May 04, 2018.

The Reserve Bank has twice released its reports stating that the demonetised Notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 have been substantially deposited in the Banks.  A widely stated comment has been that just because most of the currency came back into the Banks, the object of Demonetisation has not succeeded. Was the invalidation of the Non-deposited currency the only object of ...

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River Ganga set for a new lease of life by 2020; revival to transform Ganga as a globally renowned tourist destination

Nitin Gadkari sharing the revival strategy in place for River Ganga by 2020

 The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari has said that it is feasible to achieve the target of cleaning almost 70%-80% of river Ganga by March 2019 and the whole river by March 2020. He said that private sector support and funding through Hybrid Annuity Model are two instruments ...

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Vajpayee – The Crown Jewel of Indian Politics: Vice President

homage to the former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu on 28 August 2018 paid glowing tributes to former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described him as crown jewel of Indian politics. At a memorial lecture organised by Pragna Bharati in Hyderabad, the Vice President said that Vajpayee’s Parliamentary contribution, administrative acumen and oratory skills have left an indelible impact on millions ...

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ATOAI to transform Araku Valley into round the year global adventure hot spot

Vist Andhra- Araku-adventure hotspot

Post the split in 2014 that led to formal birth of state of Telangana- Andhra Pradesh has brought in leaders of travel industry along with their fraternity to explore the rich attraction spread in the state. To start with, reflecting its emphasis on building domestic tourist arrival – Andhra Pradesh hosted the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) in 2017. Building ...

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Youth should embrace Bungee Challenge; shun Kiki, Momo, or Blue whale misadventures

Bungee Jump is perfect for youth who wanna win!

UNESCO defines Youth as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence and awareness of our interdependence as members of a community. For sure – Youth is a more fluid category than a fixed age-group and in simple words is best explained as best part of a humans life cycle. In todays digitally connected world, Youth – have been ...

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NHA and NSDC sign MoU to train 1 lakh Arogya Mitras; India set to roll out Ayushman Bharat on 25 September 2018

skilling 1 lakh ArogyaMitras

“29 states and UTs have signed the MoU and have started working on implementation of the PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojna.The pilots have started in 16 States / UTs. Other states/UTs will also start pilots before fully launching the scheme on 25thSeptember.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during a press conference on Ayushman ...

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India’s first biofuel powered flight with SpiceJet’s Q400, CSIR’s Biofuel technology to be a game changer in Aviation

India to use biofuel in aviation

A historic flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off on 27 August 2018 from Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Spicejet flight, featuring a latest generation Q400 aircraft was received at Delhi airport by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Harsh Vardhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister of State ...

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