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Need to Address Root Cause Behind Man-Animal Conflict: Suresh Prabhu

World Elephant Day 2018

Strongly emphasising the need to address the root cause behind the man-animal conflict, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu pointed out that the man-animal conflict is an existential crisis not for the animals, but for human beings. Addressing a gathering to celebrate World Elephant Day on 12 August 2018 at Indira Gandhi Centre for National Arts – Prabhu said that ...

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Uttar Pradesh contributes about 44 per cent in Indian handicraft exports; President of India inaugurates ‘One District one Product’ Summit  

‘One District One Product’ Summit, at Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit on August 10, 2018 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that micro, small and medium enterprises are called the backbone of our economy. These enterprises are engines of inclusive development. After the agricultural sector, most people find employment in this sector. This ...

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Startup India’s Academia Alliance Programme academia to bridge gap between academia and industry

Startup India hub

To fulfill the Governmentof India’s mission to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country, Startup India launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme, a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains. The Startup Academia Alliance aims to reduce the gap between scientific research and its industrial applications in order to increase the efficacy of these ...

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FAITH undertake strict criterions to draw genuine foreign buyers @ India Tourism Mart 2018; cancels over 300 fake registrations and puts out irressistible offers for India exhibitors

FAITH ITM 2018

The prerequisite for success of any global B2B exhibition is its ability to bring together quality buyers and sellers to create meaningful mutually beneficial business opportunities. The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, K. J. Alphons had same  objective in mind as he had announced on 9th July 2018 that the Tourism Ministry in partnership with the  Federation of Associations in  Indian  Tourism and  ...

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By 2024 India will be the most populous country; sustainable use of Water is the Need of the Hour- Suresh Prabhu

India to be most populous country by 2024

Increasing population and climate change is a major challenge to the water resources of India said Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, while speaking at a seminar, in New Delhi, on 2 August 2018.  The Minister said it is high time to focus on the problem in the water sector and the imminent water crisis in the country. ...

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Startup India Yatra gives life to many a new dreams of aspirant entrepreneurs @ Madhya Pradesh Grand Finale in Indore

StartUp India Yatra

The Madhya Pradesh leg of the Government of India’s Startup India Yatra, held in collaboration with Startup Madhya Pradesh, was launched on 17th of July 2018. The Yatra witnessed the presence of more than 5,000 participants with 427 startups pitching their ideas, of which 136 startups were selected for the Grand Finale held on 3 August 2018 at Sri Govindram Seksaria Institute of ...

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) makes commercial sense for corporates to invest in society: Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu giving away CSR awards to winners in New Delhi on 2 August 2018

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry- Suresh Prabhu said that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an exemplary model in the country for companies who have realised that their financial success is incomplete without support of the society. Speaking at an event on CSR in New Delhi, the Minister said CSR is a reality and it makes commercial sense for ...

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Island Tourism in India set for a giant leap forward with NITI Aayog’s global Investors Conference on 10 August 2018

Under the Holistic Development of Islands program in the first phase 10 Islands in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep have been taken up for holistic development.
Seen in the picture is recently opened  72-villa resort set amidst 46 acres of jungle, forests and mangroves- TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA, ANDAMANS.

NITI Aayog will host an Investors’ Conference on August 10, 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra for the Holistic Development of Islands. The Conference will be inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog. The 11 anchor tourism projects are proposed to be implemented with private sector participation under suitable risk-sharing model and through open-competitive bidding. Sustainable development of islands and overall maritime ...

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UNWTO: Laying out a Sustainable Future for Urban Tourism

Global Summit on Urban Tourism @ SEOUL

Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (16-19 September 2018) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Summit aims to set out a vision looking to 2030 for this rapidly-growing tourism segment. The Summit, the first of its kind in North-East Asia, is ...

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UNICEF-WHO report reiterates importance of breastfeeding in the first hour of life and need to regulate breast milk substitutes

Breastfeed Child in first hour of life

An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO report released on 31 July 2018. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries. The report ...

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India Inc join forces for Namami Gange Projects as CSR; on anvil is Ganga Museum @Delhi,Haridwar,Allahabad,Varanasi

Underway is Namami Ganga Review held on 31 July 2018, which showed India Inc's growing interest in Clean Ganga activities through CSR

The banks of River Ganga are set to get a major facelift as several corporates have undertaken CSR projects for ghat cleaning and development, afforestation, provision of amenities and similar work under Namami Gange programme. Companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Indorama Corporation, IndusInd Bank, YesBank, Hinduja Group, Arcelor Mittal, New Indian Express, Bajaj Electricals, Amer Maritime, HCL, Reliance Industries and a ...

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‘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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