Monthly Archives: December 2018

Culinary extravaganza awaits foodies @ 7th Dilli ke Pakwaan till 30 December 2018

Culinary extravaganza @ Delhi

Everything that is the Taste of Delhi; From Delhi’s very own Chaat Pakodi, Bedmi Pudi, Mutton Barrah to Delhi’s very own adaptation of popular foods, Punjabi Noodles, Khurchan Pizza, Tadka Pasta, Meetha Kulcha, the 7th ‘Dilli ke Pakwaan’, Delhi’s very own happy and colourful food journey opened up to large audiences on 22nd December 2018 at Emporia Complex, Baba Kharak Singh ...

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AYUSH in quest to promote traditional Indian system of medicine lines up grand celebration for third edition of Unani Day 2019


The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), will commence a 50-day countdown for Unani Day 2019 from 23 December 2018. During the next 50 days, the CCRUM and its regional institutes / centres would organise a host of activities and events as a run up to Unani Day which is celebrated on 11th February every year. The countdown activities would ...

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Revamp school education system; Students must spend 50 per cent of schooling hours outside classrooms

Holistic Education for Children

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on 22 December 2018 called for a complete revamp of the school education system to ensure that children enjoy schooling and become life-long learners. Addressing students of Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad, at their annual day function, the Vice President said the school curriculum should be oriented to make students think rationally, independently and express cogently. ...

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President of India Inaugurates Centre of Excellence for Genetic Blood Disorders in Telangana

Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Anaemia

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia and Other Genetic Blood Disorders at the Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in Karimnagar, Telangana on December 22, 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that India has made significant strides in the field of healthcare. However, it still have a long way to go in evolving a holistic healthcare system, one which ...

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Make India the international capital for Generic Medicines: Vice President

Indian Pharmaceutical Companies

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called up on the pharmaceutical industry to work towards making India an International Capital of Generic Medicines-while addressing the 70th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress at Amity University, Noida on 21 December 2018. Naidu said that India becoming the largest provider of generic drugs globally with the Indian generics accounting for 20 % of global ...

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AYUSH showcases India’s Traditional Systems of Medicine to 15 Countries at Meet on Globalisation of Traditional and Alternative Systems of Medicine in New Delhi

Interactive Meeting with AYUSH

The Minister of State (I/C) for AYUSH Shripad Naik held an Interactive Meeting with Ambassadors/High Commissioners of 15 countries on Globalisation of Traditional and Alternative Systems of Medicine in New Delhi on 20 December, 2018. The meeting was coordinated by Central Research Council of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, New Delhi. The meeting was attended by Ambassadors/High commissioners of Bhutan, UAE, ...

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De Facto or De Jure: Statutory orders on Lawful interception through computer resource

To grow India among top ICT nations- how far the recent orders go on Vision behind Statutory order (S.O.) dated 20.12.2018 on  interception, monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource?

This notification does not confer any new powers. Adequate safeguards are provided in the IT Act 2000. Similar provisions and procedures already exist in the Telegraph Act along with identical safeguards. The present notification is analogous to the authorization issued under the Telegraph Act. The entire process is also subject to a robust review mechanism as in case of Telegraph ...

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NITI Aayog Releases SDG India Index to mirror India’s journey towards meeting targets and highlighting crucial gaps

SDGs India Index

The NITI Aayog released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index on 21 December 2018, which comprehensively documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards implementing the 2030 SDG targets. The SDG India Index, which was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Global Green Growth Institute and United Nations in India, was ...

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Logistics Development Committee report bats for reforms to re-engineer Indian Logistics Sector


Boosting trade and making India a simple and easy place for doing business are integral part of the broader economic priorities of the Government. The Government is in the process of implementing a number of reform initiatives in this regard. Some reforms are designed to target the hardware aspects of trade (augmenting and modernising the hinterland logistics and infrastructure connectivity) while some ...

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India launches Asiatic Lion Conservation Project to help sustain Gir pride in its natural habitat

Gujarat Tourism

Asiatic lions that once ranged from Persia (Iran) to Palamau in Eastern India were almost driven to extinction by indiscriminate hunting and habitat loss. A single population of less than 50 lions persisted in the Gir forests of Gujarat by late 1890’s. With timely and stringent protection offered by the State Government and the Center Government, Asiatic lions have increased ...

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iGOT, Course on Administrative Laws and RTI Portal on Judgments to empower governance in digital India

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh launched the iGOT (Integrated Government Online Training Programme) developed by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, on 20 December 2018. It will augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training ...

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DIPP, DoR set to pitch in to safeguard genuine Angel Investors/Start-ups

StartUp India Yatra

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion(DIPP) has taken notice of the news reports regarding issue of notices by Income Tax authorities to Angel Investors/Start-ups. DIPP in consultation with the Department of Revenue (DoR) has put in place a mechanism since April 2018 to grant exemption from the provisions of Section 56(2)(viib) of the Income Tax Act to genuine investors ...

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