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Start-ups and MSMEs set to debut on Government e-Market (GeM) soon

National Mission on GeM

The Government e-Market (GeM) and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) are in the process of developing a PoC (Proof of Concept) corner for start-ups and will soon be able to onboard start-ups on the GeM platform. This will be a launch pad for start-ups in the country to access government market and give them a chance to sell ...

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Need is to strengthen link between tourism, culture and local community stakeholders: UNWTO/UNESCO Conference

Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organised jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all. A key conclusion from the ...

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Fostering public-private museum collaboration- Indian Railways Signs an MoU with Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

National Rail Museum (NRM)

Ministry of Railways’ National Rail Museum (NRM) and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New Delhi join hands together to provide an amazing combo offer to Delhi NCR tourists. As a part of the collaboration, a special discount of 35% on ticket prices will be offered to NRM visitors when they visit Madame Tussauds Museum. Similarly, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum visitors will ...

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Indian Pavillion at COP-24 themed ‘One World One Sun One Grid’ showcases global vision behind Solar Alliance

Indian Pavilion at COP24

Harsh Vardhan showcased India’s clear intent to win the fight against climate change  at the inauguration of Indian Pavilion at the 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is being held at Katowice, Poland. “World is  at  a  critical  juncture in  ongoing  battle  to  save  our  planet  from  the  ...

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Telangana, Rajasthan, Lemon Tree Hotels, Montfort Centre for Education conferred National awards for Outstanding Work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs)

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2018, the Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred the National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs) at a function in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment  Thawarchand ...

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2018 witness Asia and the Pacific lead world tourism: UNWTO

2018 growth in Tourism spend in Top Global destinations

The latest figures on world tourism issued by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) show that international tourist arrivals grew 5% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018. This reflects continued strong demand in a favourable overall economic context.  All world regions enjoyed robust growth in international tourism in the first nine months of this year, fuelled by solid demand ...

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‘Australia is second most preferred destination for higher education for Indian students’

President of India- Ram Nath Kovind

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, reached Melbourne on November 23, 2018 on the third day of his visit to Australia. He addressed students and members of the academic community at the University of Melbourne. The topic of his address was “Australia and India as Knowledge Partners”. Speaking on the occasion, the President said the India-Australia knowledge partnership rests on two pillars: ...

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Prime Minister Modi Launches Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge

As part of his resolve to make India one of the easiest places to conduct business in the world- PM Modi has launched Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge on 19 November 2018. Seen in File picture is  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the winners team, at the India-Singapore Hackathon 2018, in Singapore on November 15, 2018.

The Prime Minister of India launched a Grand Challenge on resolving seven identified Ease of Doing Business problems with the use of cutting edge technologies. The objective of this Challenge is to tap the potential of young Indians, startups and other private enterprises to provide solutions to complex problems using current technology. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at a programme organised ...

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India will be Global Hub of Start-Up Community: Prabhu

Inc42

Indian startups have the capacity to bring about transformational change to India’s growth story said Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, in New Delhi on 16 November 2018.  He was speaking at the launch of a report on the State of the Indian StartupEcosystem-2018 by Inc 42 which is an Indian information platform known for ...

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Innovation in farming need of the hour – Suresh Prabhu

New Farm realities

Countries across the world are facing threat of climate change and there is an urgent need for innovation in agriculture, said Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu. He was speaking at an international conference and awards function for innovations by agri startups in New Delhi on 16 November 2018. The Minister said that in the next ...

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Delhi’s Favourite Food Truck Festival ‘Horn OK Please’ is Back with 4th Edition!

Delhi's happiest food festival for youth

Delhi will play host to the fourth edition of the food festival known as Horn OK Please this November. After the tremendous success and rave reviews that echoed from all corners of the city, Delhi’s Happiest Food Festival, co-powered by MAGGI and Uber Eats, brings with it a plethora of cuisines and fresh new concepts tailor-made to suit the tastes ...

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MoT rolls out online Certification programme for Tourist Facilitators

Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme

The Union Tourism Secretary, Rashmi Verma rolled out the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme in New Delhi, on 15 November 2018. The Union Tourism Minister, K.J. Alphons, had earlier launched the IITFC on 27th September, 2018 on the occasion of National Tourism Awards function & World Tourism Day 2018. With its roll out, the participants will now be able ...

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