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Health Ministry to launch population based prevention, screening and control programme for five non-communicable diseases 
Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) which are Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) such as heart attacks and stroke, Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Diseases (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and

Tamil Nadu: Inauguration of Jallikattu called-off in Madurai

Tamil Nadu: Inauguration of Jallikattu called-off in Madurai The symbolic inauguration of Jallikattu sport scheduled in Madurai has been called off on account of wide-spread protests.   Earlier, Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao had signed an ordinance, paving the way for holding annual Jallikattu event across the state from today onwards.   After much wait, the annual event has finally

Health Ministry to launch programme for five non-communicable diseases

Health Ministry to launch population based prevention, screening and control programme for five non-communicable diseases 

Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) which are Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) such as heart attacks and stroke, Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Diseases (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and

With Russia's help, India to increase train speed to 200 kmph

With Russia's help, India to increase train speed to 200 kmph NEW DELHI: Russian Railways is helping India's national transporter increase the speed of its passenger trains up to 200 km per hour.Russian Railways is at present collaborating with Indian Railways on a 575-km stretch between Nagpur and Secunderabad and submitted a preliminary report last week. To reach the desired speed

Post Jallikattu victory, Assam demands nod for buffalo, bulbul fights

Post Jallikattu victory, Assam demands nod for buffalo, bulbul fights The Jallikattu ordinance has opened up a Pandora’s Box. People in Assam are now demanding they be allowed to hold the centuries-old buffalo and bulbul fights, which are part of the State’s harvest festival Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu. Such animal and bird fights were not held officially for the past two years in deference to court orders.

International poetry anthology CAPITALS launched at Jaipur Lit Fest

International poetry anthology CAPITALS launched at Jaipur Lit Fest   a poetry anthology on 185 capital cities of the world edited by poet-diplomat Abhay K. was jointly launched by British poet Ruth Padel, American poet and director of the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa Christopher Merrill, Indian poet and novelist Tabish Khair and the Head of Bloomsbury India Rajiv

Focus On Skill India, Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao Tableaux On Republic Day

Focus On Skill India, Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao Tableaux On Republic Day NEW DELHI:  A tribute to Lokmanya Tilak on his 160th birth anniversary, art and lifestyle of Kutch, model government schools of Delhi, Skill India and 'Beti bachao, beti padhao' are among the themes for the Republic Day tableaux this year. A total of 23 tableaux would be on display at the ceremonial parade with 17 of them

International conference on sports

International conference on sports Kakatiya Medical College, Department of Physical Education, is organising a three-day international conference on physical education, sports and fitness from January 27 to 29. There would be a series of workshops on January 26 ahead of the conference. Delegates from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu would take part in the conference, said

Anurag Thakur Elected President Of Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association

Anurag Thakur Elected President Of Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association Just weeks after being removed as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President following a Supreme Court ruling on the Justice Lodha Panel reforms, Anurag Thakur was on Saturday unanimously elected as the head of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term. The development

Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram Win At Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold

Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram Win At Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram reached the pre-quarterfinals of the season-opening Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold after notching up contrasting wins in women's and men's singles competition respectively on Wednesday.  Top seed Saina, who is desperately looking for a win to boost her

Ravindra Jadeja Becomes First Indian Left-Arm Spinner To Complete 150 Scalps In ODIs

Ravindra Jadeja Becomes First Indian Left-Arm Spinner To Complete 150 Scalps In ODIs Ravindra Jadeja on Sunday completed a haul of 150 wickets in One-Day International cricket after dismissing England opener Sam Billings in the 3rd ODI at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Jadeja, playing in his 129th ODI match, removed Billings after the Englishman was caught by Bumrah from

URDU POET, LYRICIST NAQSH LYALLPURI PASSES AWAY

URDU POET, LYRICIST NAQSH LYALLPURI PASSES AWAY Mumbai: Renowned Urdu poet and lyricist Jaswant Rai Sharma, known to the world by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, died here on Sunday, a family friend said. He was 89. He had been ailing for some time and breathed his last around 11 am at his Andheri home. His funeral will take place at the Oshiwara crematorium on Sunday

Textile veteran Arun Jariwala passes away

Textile veteran Arun Jariwala passes away Surat: A pall of gloom descended on the textile industry on Saturday following the demise of veteran industry leader, Arun Jariwala at the age of 86. Also known as the 'bhismapitamah' of man-made fabric (MMF) sector, Jariwala passed away here on Saturday after long illness. Jariwala is survived by his 81-year-old wife Asha Jariwala and 53-year-old

Jharkhand fares better than national average in economic survey

Jharkhand fares better than national average in economic survey RANCHI: The Jharkhand Economic Survey 2016-17, which was tabled in the ongoing budget session of the state assembly on Saturday, has indicated an impressive growth on all economic fronts in the last five years.The survey points out that the growth rate between 2011-12 to 2015-16 at constant price has been 8.5% and at

Parliament should approve revised national policy on elderly: SC told

Parliament should approve revised national policy on elderly: SC told NEW DELHI: Parliament should approve the national policy on welfare of elderly person in view of a "grey tsunami" which is likely to overtake the nation, an NGO has told the Supreme Court.  The report on policies for elderly and suggestions was filed before a bench of Justices M B Lokur and P C Pant which took it on record

Supreme Court to decide if courts can add word ‘rigorous’ to life sentence

Supreme Court to decide if courts can add word ‘rigorous’ to life sentence The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question whether courts are statutorily empowered to make life imprisonments tougher for the convicts by adding the word “rigorous” (harsh) to life sentence as the law does not provide for this. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and R K Agrawal considered a

Gold imports shrink 32 per cent to USD 17.7 billion in Apr-Dec 2016

Gold imports shrink 32 per cent to USD 17.7 billion in Apr-Dec 2016 NEW DELHI: Gold imports witnessed a fall of about 32 per cent to USD 17.7 billion in April-December of the current fiscal, which is expected to keep a lid on the current account deficit. Total imports of the precious metal in the corresponding period of 2015-16 stood at USD 26.4 billion. According to industry experts, softening

Goa first state to send postal ballots via electronic mode

Goa first state to send postal ballots via electronic mode Goa will become the first state in the country to opt for electronic transmission of postal ballot to service voters in the upcoming assembly polls, chief election commissioner (CEC) Syed Nasim Zaidi said on Sunday. “The returning officers will transfer the postal ballots to service voters by electronic means so that the service voters can

Mauritius prime minister resigns in favour of his son

Mauritius prime minister resigns in favour of his son The 86-year-old prime minister of Mauritius said on Saturday that he would resign on January 23 and hand power to his son, who is the current finance minister. Anerood Jugnauth, who has presided over steady economic growth, said in a televised speech he would continue to serve in government in another, unspecified capacity. "The time has come

China appoints new navy chief

China appoints new navy chief China has appointed Vice-Admiral Shen Jinlong as the new naval chief as Asia’s largest navy rapidly expands its fleet amid tensions over its assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea. Vice-Admiral Shen, 60, who had led China’s South Sea fleet, has been appointed as the new commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), state-run China Daily reported.

BBMP to form committee to regulate trade licences

BBMP to form committee to regulate trade licences Bengaluru: After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged a mismatch between the number of Bescom connections given to commercial establishments and trade licences issued by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), the civic Council, which met on Saturday, passed a resolution to form a committee for regulation of trade licences. Several

AP-Transco’s HRMS wins Golden Peacock award

AP-Transco’s HRMS wins Golden Peacock award AP-Transco bagged the Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award -2017 for its Human Resource Management System (HRMS). Its Chairman and Managing Director K. Vijayanand received the award during the 11th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility held in Bengaluru on Saturday. The awards jury was headed by M.N.

Joseph Mundassery awards announced

Joseph Mundassery awards announced Kerala Sahitya Akademi chairman and short story writer Vaisakhan has been selected for the Prof. Joseph Mundassery Foundation award for its outstanding contributions in the fields of literature and culture. The award consists of a purse of Rs. 50,000.According to a press note, C. Raveendran, Assistant Professor, Department of English,

Cricket Australia awards 1987 World Cup winners

Cricket Australia awards 1987 World Cup winners The first Australia squad to win the World Cup in 1987 were presented with medals during the innings break at the fourth one-day international against Pakistan here today. The side, captained by Allan Border and coached by Bob Simpson, beat England by seven runs in a tense final in Kolkata. Australia have since won four more World Cups.The

Russia’s St. Petersburg unveils logo for 2020 Euro Cup

Russia’s St. Petersburg unveils logo for 2020 Euro Cup

The official emblem of St. Petersburg for the 2020 Euro Cup football tournament was unveiled in St. Petersbur.The logo depicts the Palace Bridge which has established itself as one of the most iconic sites

Indian Footballer Jayesh Raimalani Joins Spanish Football Team

Indian Footballer Jayesh Raimalani Joins Spanish Football Team

Indian footballer Jayesh Raimalani has signed a deal through Indo-Spanish football venture called Spaindia to join the Spanish Football Team, Club Esportiu JUPITER Jayesh Raimalani(CE JUPITER) based in Barcelona. The Rajasthan born footballer will join the Club’s U-19 team that plays in the

Scientists Develop Robotic Sleeve to Pump Blood in Weak Heart

Scientists Develop Robotic Sleeve to Pump Blood in Weak Heart

Researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a customizable soft robotic sleeve to encase a diseased heart and help it beat. The newly developed device is designed

Scientists Explores Wolf 1061c To Be Next Habitable Planet After Earth

Scientists Explores Wolf 1061c To Be Next Habitable Planet After Earth

Scientists have discovered an exoplanet named Wolf 1061 located around 14 light years away from Earth that could be the habitable planet in the future after Earth.  In an effort to find out if life thrives in

Microsoft acquires Simplygon to accelerate 3D innovation

Microsoft acquires Simplygon to accelerate 3D innovation

American multinational technology company Microsoft has acquired Sweden-based company Simplygon to accelerate innovation in enabling 3D for everyone.Developer of automatic 3D data-

Himachali film ‘Saanjh’ awarded at US film festival

Himachali film ‘Saanjh’ awarded at US film festival

A film directed by Ajay Saklani in a Himachali dialect “Saanjh” has won the best feature film award at international Borrego Springs Film Festival held in California, US on January 16,Saanjh 2017.The award was received by film’s co-producer Anil Chandel.The film also received award of merit at the Accolade

FreeCharge Launches Mutual Funds Platform in Partnership with Reliance

FreeCharge Launches Mutual Funds Platform in Partnership with Reliance

Digital Payment Platform, FreeCharge has launched a Mutual Funds investment facility on its platform in partnership with Reliance Mutual Fund on January 20, 2017. Under the facility users can invest in a

Flipkart Ranked Top E-Commerce Firm in Indian E-tailing Leadership Index

Flipkart Ranked Top E-Commerce Firm in Indian E-tailing Leadership Index
The Electronic commerce company Flipkart has been ranked at the top position in the Flipkart to sell cars and bikes onlinenationwide consumer study titled ‘The Indian E-tailing Leadership Index’ conducted by research firm Red Seer Consulting.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Filpkart has

GST Decides Tax Evasion Upto rs. 2 Cr Bailable Offence

GST Decides Tax Evasion Upto rs. 2 Cr Bailable Offence
The Centre and State Government has in a meeting decided to reduce some of the penal provisions of the GST regime in order to make it less burdensome. The GST Council has decided that tax evasion of upto than Rs. 2 crore would be bailable offense to ensure that the trader gets immediate bail while the

Indian Railways Set to Raise $5 billion Railway Development Fund

Indian Railways Set to Raise $5 billion Railway Development Fund
The Indian Railways has decided to set up a $5 billion Railways of India Development Fund (RIDF) so as to support commercially viable projects in railway sector in India. The World Bank would fund 80% RIDF while 20% fund would be raised by the Indian railways itself and managed independently by a

India Innovation Index will Measure Innovation Performance of Indian States

India Innovation Index will Measure Innovation Performance of Indian States
Government of India Think Tank NITI Aayog together with International bodies World Economic Forum, World Intellectual Property Organization and the Cornell University will develop an India Innovation Index to rank the Indian states so as to develop an innovative spirit among them. The index

First Strategic Dialogue Between India UAE held in New Delhi

First Strategic Dialogue Between India UAE held in New Delhi
India and UAE held the first meeting of their strategic dialogue on January 21, 2017 in New Delhi in an attempt to finalise the cooperation agreement. It was the first meeting since the decision taken by the two countries to elevate their relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the exchange of

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Post Office Recruitment 2017, Apply for 20000 Upcoming Postman PA MTS Vacancies @ indiapost.gov.in
Post Office Recruitment 2017, Apply for 20000 Upcoming Postman PA MTS Vacancies @ indiapost.gov.in Post Office Recruitment 2017 Notification of 20000 Upcoming Postman, PA, SA, MTS, Mail Guard and many more Job Opening has been available soon along with application form at www.indiapost.gov.in official website. India Post Recruitment 2017: The Indian Postal Circle
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Post Office Recruitment 2017, Apply for 20000 Upcoming Postman PA MTS Vacancies @ indiapost.gov.in

Post Office Recruitment 2017, Apply for 20000 Upcoming Postman PA MTS Vacancies @ indiapost.gov.in Post Office Recruitment 2017 Notification of 20000 Upcoming Postman, PA, SA, MTS, Mail Guard and many more Job Opening has been available soon along with application form at www.indiapost.gov.in official website. India Post Recruitment 2017: The Indian Postal Circle

PSPCL Recruitment 2017, 1500 Assistant Lineman Jobs Notification @ www.pspcl.in (Apply Online)

PSPCL Recruitment 2017, 1500 Assistant Lineman Jobs Notification @ www.pspcl.in (Apply Online) PSPCL Recruitment 2017 Latest Notification for Assistant Lineman 1500 vacancies released to Apply Punjab State Power Corporation ALM Online Application at www.pspcl.in: The Punjab Govt Jobs 2017 Opportunity for Young ITI Job-Seekers!! Apply Now!! Are you looking for latest Lineman

Admit card released, 22-01-2017

Admit card  released,  22-01-2017

BPSC Admit Card Released; Civil Services Exam Will Be On February 12

BPSC Admit Card Released; Civil Services Exam Will Be On February 12 har Public Service Commission (BPSC) will conduct it’s civil services examination on 12 February and has issued the admit cards to candidates. The exam would be held as 60th, 61st & 62nd Common Combined Competitive Examination. BPSC had published the advertisement on 15 September for filling 642 posts

NIFT 2017 exam: Admit Card for written test released, download them at NIFT official website

NIFT 2017 exam: Admit Card for written test released, download them at NIFT official website The provisional admit cards for the NIFT 2017 written test has been been released at the official website nift.ac.in.  Aspirants will be required to download the NIFT 2017 admit cards by logging in to the official website for the exams to be conducted on February 12, 2017.  For

RRB NTPC stage 2 exam: Check answer keys, raise objections from Jan 24

RRB NTPC stage 2 exam: Check answer keys, raise objections from Jan 24 The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) will release the answer keys, candidates’ response and question papers of the second stage examination (CBT) on their websites on January 24, 2017. According to a notification issued by RRB on Friday, candidates will be able to view the answer keys, candidates’ response and

JKBOSE Class 12 Annual Exam (Kashmir Division) Results Declared: Check at jkbose.co.in

JKBOSE Class 12 Annual Exam (Kashmir Division) Results Declared: Check at jkbose.co.in The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has successfully declared the Result of Class 12 Annual Examination 2016 (Kashmir Division). Thousands of candidates appeared for the exams across various examination centres. Candidates, those who had appeared for the exam

344 COY ASC (SUP), C O APO Recruitment 2017 for 15 Fireman & Other Posts

344 COY ASC (SUP), C O APO Recruitment 2017 for 15 Fireman & Other Posts 344 COY ASC (SUP), C/O APO, Ministry of Defence invited application for the recruitment to the post of Mazdoor, Cook, Chowkidar and Fireman. The candidates eligible for the post can send their applications within 21 days (10 February 2017) from the publication of advertisement.Last Date for submission of

ITBPF Recruitment 2017 for 04 Additional Judge Attorney General Posts

ITBPF Recruitment 2017 for 04 Additional Judge Attorney General Posts Directorate General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) invited application for the recruitment to the post of Additional Judge Attorney General (Commandant). The candidates eligible for the post can send their applications within two months (21 March 2017) from the date of publication of the advertisement.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

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President Mukherjee inaugurates 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal
28th Dantan Gramin Mela was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in Midnapore district in West Bengal on January 20, 2017.The mela display the rural handicraft skills of the people of the region

INS Vikramaditya has its own ATM now

INS Vikramaditya has its own ATM now NEW DELHI: India's largest warship — the 45,400-tonne INS Vikramaditya — will have its own ATM from Saturday to cater to the over 1,500 sailors and 110 officers who serve on board the aircraft carrier. The Navy has tied up with the country's largest bank, the State Bank of India, for the ATM that will function with a satellite link on INS Vikramaditya. This

Governor clears ordinance on ‘jallikattu’

Governor clears ordinance on ‘jallikattu’Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday evening gave his nod for an ordinance to hold “jallikattu”. The ordinance is an amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. It will be gazetted immediately, a senior official said.The ordinance has been prepared with a view to ensuring “survival and well-being of the native breed of

Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians

Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians BEIJING: In a setback to Indian travellers, Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, has withdrawn the visa-free facility for Indians who will have to complete a pre-arrival registration from Monday. "The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on January 23. The online service for Pre-arrival Registration for

Bengal has received Rs 2,35,290 crore worth investment despite note ban: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal has received Rs 2,35,290 crore worth investment despite note ban: Mamata Banerjee KOLKATA: Despite the political turmoil over ‘demonetisation and re-monetisation’, the state has received investment to the tune of Rs 2,35,290 crore, said chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaking at one of the plenary sessions on the closing day of the Bengal Global Business Summit. Adding that the

Mulayam Singh Yadav's aide Ambika Chaudhary joins BSP, slams Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav's aide Ambika Chaudhary joins BSP, slams Akhilesh Yadav LUCKNOW: In a setback to Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav's aide Ambika Chaudhary today joined the BSP, saying he was saddened by the way the SP patriarch was treated by his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Chaudhary, who joined the BSP in the presence of party chief Mayawati, has been

PM Narendra Modi presented book, shawl to Prince William, Kate Middleton

PM Narendra Modi presented book, shawl to Prince William, Kate Middleton LONDON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had presented UK's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton with a set of five gifts, including a book, an embroidered shawl and a lotus lamp, during the royal couple's visit to India last April. According to the official list of gifts received by members of the British royal family

Book on RTI launched

Book on RTI launched Mumbai, Jan 20 (PTI) A book on Right to Information (RTI) Act written by former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi was released here today. The book titled RTI Act- Authentic Interpretation of The Statute was released at the hands of Maharashtra Chief Information Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad and former Supreme Court Judge B N Srikrishna.

Loalwa Braz, singer of international hit La Lambada, found murdered

Loalwa Braz, singer of international hit La Lambada, found murdered The singer of Latin pop hit La Lambada, Loalwa Braz, was found dead Thursday in a burned-out car in her native Brazil, the victim of a burglary police say was carried out by the manager of a small inn she runs. Braz, 63, provided the sensual lead vocals for the international hit song released by French group Kaoma in 1989.  Police

Brexit leader Nigel Farage to join Fox News

Brexit leader Nigel Farage to join Fox News WASHINGTON: Nigel Farage, who led Britain's vote to leave the European Union, has agreed to become a contributor to US-based Fox News, the network said Friday.The former head of the UK Independence Party "will offer political analysis" for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, a statement said. Farage has been closely aligned with Donald

UN Launches $550 Million Afghan Aid Appeal

UN Launches $550 Million Afghan Aid Appeal KABUL:  The United Nations on Saturday launched a $550 million humanitarian appeal for Afghanistan, where about a third of the population is in need of assistance. Around 9.3 million people will be in need of help this year, a 13 per cent jump from last year, according to the UN. The increase is due to the number of people in Afghanistan fleeing their

Bengal at Summit : Rs 30,000 crore on Day 1 of business meet

Bengal at Summit : Rs 30,000 crore on Day 1 of business meet KOLKATA: The third edition of Bengal Global Business Summit kicked off on Friday with captains of Indian industry reciprocating chief minister Mamata Banerjee's call to invest in the state. Proposals worth nearly Rs 30,000 crore poured in on Day 1. It was Hero Motor Group chairman & managing director Pankaj Munjal who set

PM Narendra Modi In Dehradun To Attend Combined Commanders' Conference

PM Narendra Modi In Dehradun To Attend Combined Commanders' Conference DEHRADUN:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dehradun on Saturday to inaugurate the Combined Commanders Conference, an official said. The Prime Minister earlier reached the Indian Military Academy (IMA) campus from the Jolly Grant airport in a special Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper.PM

US Senate Confirms James Mattis As Donald Trump's Defense Secretary

US Senate Confirms James Mattis As Donald Trump's Defense Secretary WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES:  The US Senate on Friday overwhelmingly voted to confirm retired Marine general James Mattis as defense secretary for President Donald Trump. Mattis's confirmation, the first action taken by senators after Trump was sworn in, passed by a 98-1 majority. Lawmakers had first passed a

Turkish Assembly Passes Polemic Bill To Boost Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Powers

Turkish Assembly Passes Polemic Bill To Boost Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Powers ANKARA:  Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office. In an all-night session that ended early Saturday, lawmakers voted in favor of a set of

Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Gut Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate

Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Gut Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate WASHINGTON:  President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, including enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of

Cricket Australia announces redesigned Belinda Clark Award

Cricket Australia announces redesigned Belinda Clark Award The Belinda Clark Award has been redesigned to a create distinct ‘look and feel’, in similar fashion to the Allan Border Medal.  The redesigned Award, a teardrop shaped medallion, depicts three key values – performance, teamwork and respect, and features the Southern Cross. To celebrate the newly designed Award, Cricket Australia

SC allows officials to serve state bodies, BCCI for 9 years each

SC allows officials to serve state bodies, BCCI for 9 years each The Supreme Court on Friday modified its earlier order to allow any official to be an office bearer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or state association for nine years each. The court in its January 3 order had said a person can cumulatively hold the office for nine years both in the BCCI and state associations, thereby

Government spends Rs 3.09 per Rs 500 currency note: RTI

Government spends Rs 3.09 per Rs 500 currency note: RTI MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) spends Rs 3.09 for each Rs 500 note as cost towards paper, printing and other charges, an RTI query has revealed. The information was given here on Friday to Mumbai Right To Information activist Anil Galgali on his query on the printing costs incurred by the government for printing Rs 500 and Rs

Forex reserves up $687.9 million to $359.842 billion

Forex reserves up $687.9 million to $359.842 billion  Mumbai: Country's foreign exchange reserves rose by USD 687.9 million to USD 359.842 billion in the week to January 13 helped by increase in the foreign currency assets, the Reserve Bank said today. In the previous week, forex reserves had fallen by USD 1.14 billion to USD 359.155 billion. Foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of

Beti Padhao fail: This BJP state with one of highest out-of-school girls rate - Study

Beti Padhao fail: This BJP state with one of highest out-of-school girls rate - Study Despite offering freebies like books, bicycle and uniforms along with scholarships among others to enhance enrollment, Madhya Pradesh is among the top three states in the country where the percentage of out-of-school girls is the highest, according to an education status report for 2016. As per the Annual

Bihar govt to launch ‘nasha mukt’ state campaign today

Bihar govt to launch ‘nasha mukt’ state campaign today The Bihar government will Saturday launch a 'nasha mukt' (addiction-free) state campaign, after formation of human chain across the state.Besides Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, over two crore people are likely to participate in human chain. All teachers and students of schools and colleges will participate this chain. This human chain

Ministry of Railways Signs Joint Venture Agreement with the Govt. of Jharkhand

Ministry of Railways Signs Joint Venture Agreement with the Govt. of Jharkhand A Joint Venture Agreement was signed today i.e. 20th January, 2017 between Ministry of Railways and Government of Jharkhand for developing railway infrastructure in the State. This Joint Venture agreement for development of Railway Infrastructure will.  Provide active representation to States in

Kerala will be declared 100 per cent open defecation free state by March

Kerala will be declared 100 per cent open defecation free state by March Kerala would be declared 100 per cent open defecation free state by end of March this year, State Governor P Sathasivam on Friday said. As part of the various initiatives adopted by the state government to improve public health in the state, Kerala is all set to be declared as 100 per cent open Defecation free

Spain approves fast-track law to settle mortgage crisis

Spain approves fast-track law to settle mortgage crisis New law gives banks 3 mths to reach deal with customers. Cost to banks estimated at 4 bln euros. Banks may offer alternative to cash . compensation . MADRID, Jan 20 The Spanish government said on Friday it had approved a royal decree that will give banks three months to reach settlements with customers who were sold

Centre bars cooperative banks from accepting deposits under PMGKY scheme

Centre bars cooperative banks from accepting deposits under PMGKY scheme The Centre has today barred cooperative banks from accepting deposits under PMGKY scheme. The direction has come amidst the Income Tax department uncovering anomalies post demonetisation. After banning old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the governmnt had come up with an amnesty scheme for those having

Blast at crowded vegetable market in northwest Pak kills 20 China buys 40% in Pak Stock Exchange in bid to boost CPEC project

Blast at crowded vegetable market in northwest Pak kills 20 China buys 40% in Pak Stock Exchange in bid to boost CPEC project A consortium led by Chinese firms has signed a strategic agreement to acquire 40 per cent equity of Pakistan Stock Exchange for $85 million, in a move aimed at mobilising funds for the $46-billion CPEC project and facilitating China's entry into the Pakistani

12-member panel to promote MSME sector in Andhra Pradesh

12-member panel to promote MSME sector in Andhra Pradesh VISAKHAPATNAM: To strengthen the MSME sector in the district, the district administration has appointed a 12-member committee, including former chairman and managing directors of RINL, BHPV and HSL Siva Sagara Rao, Venkateswarlu and RL Bhatiya respectively. Though there are several large-scale industries in the

Non-BJP parties reject Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi

Non-BJP parties reject Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi Bhubaneswar: All non-BJP political parties including the ruling BJD on Friday rejected the Centre's decision of setting up a negotiation committee to assess the availability and utilisation of waters in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries. The parties, instead, demanded immediate formation of a tribunal as per law of the land to

Dwight Yorke named in FIFA committee

Dwight Yorke named in FIFA committee Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke has been named in global football governing body FIFAs development committee. Trinidad Football Association chief David John-Williams has been included in FIFA Players’ Status Committee and is expected to serve until 2021, reports CMC. The 45-year-old Yorke, who played over 70 times for Trinidad and

Best tobacco farmers from AP, TS, Karnataka given awards

Best tobacco farmers from AP, TS, Karnataka given awards VIJAYAWADA: Agriculture Minister P. Pulla Rao has called upon tobacco farmers to wage a relentless fight to achieve their demands and promised them his support.  Participating in the 17th Tobacco Farmers Award function, organised by the Tobacco Institute of India (TII), here on Friday, the Minister, along with MPs M. Venkateshwara

Report Finds Over Half of World’s Wild Primate Species Face Extinction

Report Finds Over Half of World’s Wild Primate Species Face Extinction
According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list, more than half of the world’s wild species including apes, monkeys, lemurs and lorises are now on the verge of extinction.  60 percent of primate species are threatened with extinction and about 75 percent have declining populations.  The main reason behind this is agriculture and industrial activities that destroy

US launches Geo-3 satellite into Space to Detect & Defeat Missiles

US launches Geo-3 satellite into Space to Detect & Defeat Missiles
The US military launched a Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 3 mission on January 20, 2017. Under the mission, Geo-3 satellite has been send into the space mounted on Atlas V rocket from Florida where it will detect any possible missile attack to meet national security threats. The

Israeli Air Force Receives First Anti-Missile Interceptors for Arrow 3 System

Israeli Air Force Receives First Anti-Missile Interceptors for Arrow 3 System
The first anti-missile interceptors for the Arrow 3 Missile Defense System was inducted into the Israel Defense Forces by both Israel’s Defense Ministry and the US Missile Defense Agency during a ceremony held on the Palmachim Air Base.Israeli Air Force Receives First Anti-Missile

Ashok Warrier concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Central African Republic

Ashok Warrier concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Central African Republic  Ashok Warrier was appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Central African Republic, with residence in Kinshasa. Currently he is working as the Ambassador of India to the Democratic

Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia’s president

Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia’s president
i. Adama Barrow was sworn is as third official President of Gambian at the Gambian Adama BarrowEmbassy in Dakar, capital of Senegal on January 19, 2017. He replaced  Yahya Jammeh.  Barrow has won the presidential election which was held on  December 2, 2016.

ISKCON’s Govardhan eco village bags UN award

ISKCON’s Govardhan eco village bags UN award
ISKCON’s Govardhan eco village in Thane district has been conferred with the UNWTO Award for Innovation in the category of Non-Governmental Organisations(NGO) at he annual United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism at Madrid in Spain on January 19, 2017. Govardhan eco village become the first village in India has recognized by

CCI Imposes Penalty of Rs 206 cr on 7 Cement Companies

CCI Imposes Penalty of Rs 206 cr on 7 Cement Companies
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a penalty of Rs. 207 crore on seven major cement companies on January 19, 2017 for being involved in bid rigging and cartelisation to get tenders in Haryana government orders.The companies violated the competition norms on a tender floated by a

RBI imposes Rs 75 lakh penalty on Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank

RBI imposes Rs 75 lakh penalty on Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank India’s central banking institution, Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 75lakhs on Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank for violations of norms related to KYC and anti-money laundering.

RBI Set to Increase Focus on IT and Cyber Security Issues

RBI Set to Increase Focus on IT and Cyber Security Issues According to a notification published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 18, 2017, RBI has planned to increase the focus on IT & Cyber Security in a move to combat the increasing threat of cyber-security issues arising after the governments Digital Payment initiative.RBI. RBI with the help of its arm Reserve Bank Information

WEF, UCSB partner to protect world’s $2.5 trn ocean economy

WEF, UCSB partner to protect world’s $2.5 trn ocean economy
Switzerland based World Economic Forum announced a partnership with the UCSB’s Marine Science Institute to improve health of world’s oceans and maritime resources on January 20, 2017. Aim: To protect world’s USD 2.5 trillion ocean economy. This partnership will help the international

India Ranked Low on Being an Influencer in Global System

India Ranked Low on Being an Influencer in Global System .The Credit Suisse Research Institute published its “Getting over Globalization Report” on January 20, 2017 that ranks global economy in terms of being an influencer in the global system and moving towards multi polar world.topped by countries such as US, UK, Japan. India has achieved a very low rank of 2 among the countries

President Mukherjee inaugurates 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal

President Mukherjee inaugurates 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal
28th Dantan Gramin Mela was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in Midnapore district in West Bengal on January 20, 2017.The mela display the rural handicraft skills of the people of the region

Government Constitutes Negotiation Committee on Mahanadi & its Tributaries

Government Constitutes Negotiation Committee on Mahanadi & its Tributaries
The Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation led by Uma Bharti has formed a Negotiations Committee on January 19, 2017 to determine the availability and utilization of waters of the river Mahanadi and its tributaries.The committee has been asked to submit

Centre Sanctions Rs. 2207 Cr Special Assistance to J&K

Centre Sanctions Rs. 2207 Cr Special Assistance to J&K
The Central Government has sanctioned special assistance of Rs 2,207.30 crore to Jammu & Kashmir during 2016-17 in order to help the state to complete the area-specific schemes in speedy manner. In 2015-16 the Central Government had released Rs.1194.37 crore for the State of Jammu & Kashmir to

UDAN Scheme to Take off in February 2017

Civil Aviation Ministry Announces First Flight under UDAN Scheme to Take off in February 2017 The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, on January 19, 2017 announced that the under UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik) Scheme is likely to take off in February 2017. Presently there are 75 operational airport in the country and after the implementation of Regional Connectivity

Over 3.81 lakh Winners of Rs 61 cr in NITI Aayog’s Lucky Draw Scheme

Over 3.81 lakh Winners of Rs 61 cr in NITI Aayog’s Lucky Draw Scheme
According to a statement by NITI Aayog, till date over 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants have been declared as the winner of the NITI Aayog’s lucky draw schemes namely Lucky Grahak Yojana (LGY) for consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana (DVY) for merchants. It also stated that

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RPSC LDC Clerk Exam 2013 Result: Result declared, about 19088 candidates cleared the first phase RPSC LDC Clerk Exam 2013 Result: The RPSC Clerk GR II Comb. Comp. Exam – 2013 (Phase I) results have been released by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC).  Candidates can now check their results on the official website of RPSC.

APPSC AE Mains Admit Card 2016 Available for Download at appsc.gov.in for vacant posts of Municipal Assistant Engineer

APPSC AE Mains Admit Card 2016 Available for Download at appsc.gov.in for vacant posts of Municipal Assistant Engineer It is to inform all the candidates who are going to appear in the APPSC AE Mains Examination 2016 that the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released the APPSC AE Mains Admit Card 2016 on its official website i.e. apspsc.gov.in. The candidates are

AIESL Aircraft Technician Admit Card 2016-17 to be released for download @ www.airindia.in

AIESL Aircraft Technician Admit Card 2016-17 to be released for download @ www.airindia.in This is to notify all the candidates who are going to appear in the AIESL Aircraft Technician Examination 2016-17 that the Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) is going to release the AIESL Aircraft Technician Admit Card 2016-17 on its official website i.e. www.airindia.in.

Bihar Driver Constable Admit Card 2016 For PET Physical Test Released @ csbc.bih.nic.in

Bihar Driver Constable Admit Card 2016 For PET Physical Test Released @ csbc.bih.nic.in Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC), Bihar is going to conduct Physical examination for the recruitment of Police Constable driver posts from 11th February 2017. A huge number of candidates who are looking for the jobs applied for these posts. Candidates who had applied

Admit card released, on 19-01-2017

Admit card  released,  on 19-01-2017

RPSC LDC Clerk Exam 2013 Result: Result declared, about 19088 candidates cleared the first phase

RPSC LDC Clerk Exam 2013 Result: Result declared, about 19088 candidates cleared the first phase RPSC LDC Clerk Exam 2013 Result: The RPSC Clerk GR II Comb. Comp. Exam – 2013 (Phase I) results have been released by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC).  Candidates can now check their results on the official website of RPSC.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2016 Main Exam Result To Be Declared Today @ ibps.in

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2016 Main Exam Result To Be Declared Today @ ibps.in IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2016 Main Exam Result: The Institute Of Banking Personnel is likely to declare the result of the main examination that had been conducted recently for the recruitment of office assistants (Multi Purpose). The examination had been given by thousands of aspirants across the country who