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New India needs to focus both on food security as well as nutrition security: VP @ International Conference on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

National Institute of Nutrition

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon scientists, policy makers and planners to adopt new strategies to tackle the problem of malnutrition, which in its various forms is a looming threat to our development. Addressing the valedictory session of the International Conference on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (ECDs), organised to mark the completion of centenary celebrations of National Institute ...

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lndia Post creates e-market to support rural artisans, SHG’s, women entrepreneurs and online retailers

lndiaPost ventures into new arena of e-market place . Seen in picture is The Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Railways, Manoj Sinha with the recipients of the “Deendayal SPARSH Yojana” Scholarship Awards, at a function, in New Delhi on December 14, 2018. The Secretary (Post), Ananta Narayan Nanda is also seen.

Minister of State for Communications (lndependent Charge), Manoj Sinha on 14 December 2018 launched the e-Commerce Portal of the Department of Posts (DoP). The Portal will provide an e-Market place to sellers especially to rural artisans / self-help groups / women entrepreneurs / State and Central PSUs / Autonomous Bodies etc. to sell their products to buyers across the Country. The ...

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New India calls for Building Energy Efficient Housing with ECO Niwas Samhita 2018

National Energy ConservationDay 2018

Giving a further fillip to India’s energy conservation efforts, Ministry of Power has launched the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018 ,an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R). The Code was launched on the occasion of National Energy ConservationDay 2018 in the presence of Chief Guest Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker, Lok Sabha and R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and ...

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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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Multi-disciplinary training centre of KVIC at Gandhi Darshan to skill potential entrepreneurs

Giriraj Singh - MSME

Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(I/C), Giriraj Singh inaugurated a Multi-Disciplinary Training Centre (MTDC) of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat in New Delhi on 13 December 2018. Samadhan is an industrial training institute set up on PPP mode with the MSME Ministry, to provide comprehensive industry and business related guidance and ...

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Shaktikanta Das succeeds Urijit Patel as new RBI Governor

Shaktikanta Das

Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as RBI Governor due to sudden resignation of Urijit Patel due to personal reasons on 10 December 2018. He earlier was Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. Industry Chambers have welcomed the move anticipating it to lend stability

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New India needs education system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion: Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal

Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal- contribution to education and inclusion

New India, experts believe, will need overhaul of its education system. In an exclusive interaction with PWi, Dr. Swaroop Sampat-Rawal shared her insights into the reforms Indian education system need to be transformed into a system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion. Former Miss India and Bollywood superstar, Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal has been recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate from the University ...

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National Commission for Women to support livelihood programmes in Northeast

National Commission for Women

National Commission for Women (NCW) will support Northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those in younger age group, through Skill development and Specialised training, which can enable them to earn their living and also empower them as individuals. This was discussed at a meeting between Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, ...

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National Action Plan for Skill Development to impart skill training to 25 lakh persons with disabilities by 2022: Vice President @ National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu with the Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), at an event to present the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in New Delhi on December 03, 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale,  Vijay Sampla, Krishan Pal and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that people with special needs require empathy and not sympathy. He was addressing the gathering after presenting the 72 National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3rd December 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and ...

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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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Suresh Prabhu launches upgraded version of AirSewa for added convenience of rising number of air passengers in India

Air Sewa Champion Award

The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi on 19 November 2018. Speaking on this occasion the Civil Aviation Minister said that a need was felt for development of an upgraded version of ...

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Need to re-imagine and reconstruct the higher education system: Vice President

higher education system in India

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the need to re-imagine and reconstruct the higher education system in tune with the requirements 21st century. While launching Krea University, on 18 November 2018, he underscored those institutes of eminence must aim to ensure all round development of an individual apart from imparting quality education. The Vice President said ...

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