Monthly Archives: October 2018

‘Create more awareness about oral hygiene’

Dental Surgeons Association of India

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the  11th International Dental Students and 5th Dental Surgeons Conference organised by Dental Students Welfare Association of India and Dental Surgeons Association of India at Lady Hardinge Medical College, on 12 October 2018.  Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change was also present at the ...

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‘NHRC voice of the deprived and the oppressed’

Silver Jubilee Foundation Day function: NHRC

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Silver Jubilee Foundation Day function of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 12 October 2018. He said that in the last two and a half decades, NHRC has contributed to nation building, by becoming the voice of the deprived and the oppressed. He said that the protection of human rights has been an ...

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Modified Land Pooling Policy for building smart and sustainable neighbourhoods in NCT

Hardeep Singh Puri

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs vide Notification S.O. 5220(E) dated 11.10.2018, has notified the modified land policy. The policy would be applicable in the urbanisable areas of urban extensions in 95 villages of Delhi. The policy replaces the earlier policy notified in the year 2013.  It  aims at developing smart and sustainable neighbourhoods, sectors and zones, planned and ...

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RTI is larger narrative of strengthening Indian democracy: President Kovind @ 13th CIC Annual Convention

RTI in India

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 13th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC) on 12 October 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that free flow of information is the essence of democracy. And for the people of a free and free-spirited country, information is power. They have a right to know how they are being ...

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“India is ‘oral cancer’ capital of the world”: VP @ 43rd National Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India

JSOMS and AOMSI sign MoU

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the private sector must come forward in health-care sector in India to fulfill the health-care requirements of the whole nation. He was addressing the 43rd National Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India with the theme “Innovate, inspire, integrate”, in Chennai today. The Vice President said that Science ...

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Fourth Industrial Revolution to drive irreversible positive change in India: PM Modi

Digital India

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 11 October 2018 attended, and delivered an address at the event to mark the launch of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He said the components of “Industry 4.0” actually have the ability to transform the present and future of human life. He said the launch of this Centre, the fourth in the world after ...

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Japan express keenness to support Swachh Bharat Mission in India

Seen in file picture is  Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC), at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, in New Delhi on October 02, 2018.
The Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, the Union Minister for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Uma Bharti, the Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Railways, Manoj Sinha, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri and the Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi and other dignitaries are also seen.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has offered his Government’s support to the Swachh Bharat Mission in India. In a written message, Abe said that Japan will cooperate with India, which promotes the Clean India initiative under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership. He further underscored Japan’s commitment to realise healthy societies in Asia and congratulated India on the success of the Mahatma ...

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India snubs findings of World Bank’s Human Capital Index; chart

The Government of India has decided to ignore the HCI findings released by World Bank on 11 October 2018  and will continue to undertake its path breaking programme for human capital development aiming to rapidly transforming quality and ease of life for all its children.
Seen in File pic is Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacting with the Anganwadi workers and beneficiary children of Poshan Abhiyan, at Jangla, in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh on April 14, 2018.

Unlike the the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report or other benchmarks, India has chosen to snub the findings of the World Bank’s findings in the recently released Human Capital Index (HCI).  The World Bank had released  a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019 on 11 October 2018. Broader theme of the World Development ...

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NITI Aayog’s AIM & IBM India design Industry-tailored Student Internship Programme

NITI Aayog's+ AIM + IBM India

NITI Aayog and IBM on 11 October 2018 announced a first-of-its-kind internship programme for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The internship will see 38 students receive a two-week paid internship, and 14 teachers from Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) across the length and breadth of the country including from states such as Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar and others, to ...

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New India wows for best International Arbitration practices to help World Resolve in India

Training-cum-Brainstorming Workshop on Best Practices in International Arbitration

The NITI Aayog and ICC International Court of Arbitration organised the inaugural Training-cum-Brainstorming Workshop on Best Practices in International Arbitration in New Delhi on 10 October 2018. Moving towards a New India in 2022, ensuring legal reform is a key and critical priority. Complementing ‘Make in India’ vision with ‘Resolve in India’, strong alternate dispute resolution mechanisms are important levers in ...

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WHO calls for raising awareness among adolescents and young adults to prevent mental distress @ World Mental Health Day 2018

WHO has called for Investment by governments and the involvement of the social, health and education sectors in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programmes for the mental health of young people on 
World Mental Health Day. 2018. Pic Courtesy - WHO /Sergey Volkov

Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. ...

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OYO with ‘City Vibes’ campaign to enhance consumer experience in 25 cities

OYO ties up with Painter Kafeel

OYO one of fastest growing Indian hospitality aggregator on 9 October 2018 rolled out of new pan India campaign named  “City Vibes”, starting with Bengaluru. As a part of this campaign, OYO will use veteran street artist Kafeel Ahmed Ansari’s (Painter Kafeel) rendition of “Bengaluru the Bengaluru Way,” featuring top hotspots of the city on the facades of  100+ OYO hotels in Bengaluru. ...

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