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Examination for enrollment of GST Practitioners

National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics

National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) has been authorised to conduct an examination for confirmation of enrollment of Goods and Service Tax Practitioners (GSTP) in terms of sub-rule (3) of rule 83 of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017, vide Notification No. 24/2018-Central Tax dated 28.5.2018. The GSTPs covered under rule 83(1)(b) read with second ...

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MoSPI’s maiden International Round Table Conference to harvest ‘Data for New India’ and improve statistical system in India

Having celebrated the National Statistics Day on 29 June 2018, MoSPI is now set for its maiden International Conference with experts from World Bank, Canada, Australia and India. Seen in picture is Vice President,  M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the Audio on Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis and Rabindranath Tagore, at the closing ceremony of 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis and the 12th Statistical Day celebration, in Kolkata on June 29, 2018.

The Ministry of Statistics &Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is organising a two-day International Round Table Conference at New Delhi during 9-10th July, 2018.  The objective of the Round Table Conference is to identify innovative ideas for improving the statistical system in India, taking cue from the best practices followed in advanced countries like Canada, UK and Australia. Such a Conference is being ...

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CCEA expands HEFA ambit to boost higher education infrastructure in India

CCEA has given Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) mandate by enhancing its capital base to Rs. 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs. 1,00,000 crore for Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by enhancing its capital base to Rs. 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs. 1,00,000 crore for Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022. HEFA has been set up on 31st  ...

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MoU between India and United Kingdom in legal sphere to set up Joint Consultative Committee

MoU between India and United Kingdom on cooperation in the sphere of Law & Justice and establishing a Joint Consultative Committee

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom regarding cooperation between both countries in the sphere of Law & Justice and to set up a Joint Consultative Committee. The MoU takes care of concerns and requirements in the field of exchange of experience by ...

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DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018 to speed up justice delivery

DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018 makes it mandatory to get DNA labs in India accredited and regulated

Forensic DNA profiling is of proven value in solving cases involving offences that are categorised as affecting the human body (such as murder, rape, human trafficking, or grievous hurt), and those against property (including theft, burglary, and dacoity). The aggregate incidence of such crimes in the country, as per the statistics of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2016, ...

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HEI Act 2018 to bifurcate Regulator and grant-giving entity under MHRD?

Ministry of Human Resource Development

This is in reference to the draft Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Act 2018 and the subsequent comments made in various sections of Press about the proposed shift of the grant-giving functions away from the UGC as a part of the its proposed transformation. The Ministry of HRD has clarified that no such final ...

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India mulls Dam Safety Bill 2018 and a National Dam Safety Authority

Dam Safety Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. It will help all the States and Union Territories of India to adopt uniform dam safety procedures which shall ensure safety of dams and safeguard benefits from such dams. This shall also help in safeguarding human ...

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NITI Aayog Composite Water Management Index warns India of looming water crisis; aims to incentivise states on efficient water management through competitive federalism

Aimes at inspiring states and UT's undertake most efficient water management policies- Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (WR,RD&GR) shall be releasing the NITI Aayog's Composite Water Index during a press conference soon!

The objective of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas can be fully achieved once the benefits of the interventions reach the last mile. As a step beyond measurement of outcomes, NITI Aayog has come out with various indices that not only fulfills its mandate of cooperative and competitive federalism but also challenges States and Union Territories (UTs) them to meet the aspirations of the ...

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Railways, NCPR unveils a joint campaign on protection of Children

The Chairman, Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani along with the Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Stuti Kacker flagging off a rally, at the launch of an awareness campaign for Protection of Children in Contact with Railways, in New Delhi on June 07, 2018.	
The General Manager, Northern Railway, Shri Vishwesh Chaube and senior officials are also seen.

In an endeavour to spread awareness about large number of vulnerable children coming in contact with Railways as passengers or abandoned, trafficked, run away children separated from their family, Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, along with Stuti Kacker, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on 7 June 2018 launched an awareness campaign on Protection of children in contact ...

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Election Commission Of India Launches its online RTI Portal

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa on 6 June 2018 at launch of the online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa on 6 June 2018 launched the online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India, which will facilitate applicants seeking information under the Right to Information Act. The portal can be accessed by general public on the Home Page of the Commission’s website by clicking on `Online RTI’.  There is also online payment gateway ...

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Digital India deploys online analytical tools to monitor foreign contributions under FCRA

Sworn on India First pledge -Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman calling on the Union Home Minister,  Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on June 01, 2018.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 on 1 June 2018. This web-based tool enables decision-makers in various Departments of Government to scrutinise source of foreign funds and their actual use in ...

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India to tighten its grip against perpetrators of crime against women with advanced forensic labs in Chandigarh Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, Pune and Bhopal

Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi visiting the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, in Chandigarh on June 01, 2018.

Forensic science plays a vital role in the criminal justice delivery system by providing investigators with scientifically based information through the analysis of physical evidence. With increasing reports of crime against women such as sexual assault, foeticide, homicide etc. there is an increasing demand for better scientific analysis of physical evidence. Scrutiny by courts demands more admissible, accurate and powerful ...

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