Indian Satellites in Outer Space

  New Delhi, 20-July At present, there are 42 Indian satellites operational in orbit.  Out of these 42 satellites, 15 satellites are used for communication, 4 for meteorological observations, 14 for earth observations, 7 for navigation and 2 for space science purposes. During FY 2016-17, the total revenue accrued from communication satellites through leasing of…

Collaboration of India with Foreign Universities

New Delhi, 20-July The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified, on the 11th July, 2016, the UGC (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2016 regarding collaboration between Indian Higher Educational Institutions and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions leading to the award of a degree. The regulations are available…

Re-Development of Railway Stations

New Delhi, 19-July Indian Railways has advertised its plan to offer ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations on ‘as is where is’ basis for redevelopment by inviting proposals from interested parties with their designs and business ideas. The entire cost of station redevelopment is to be met by leveraging commercial development of land and air space…

New Catering Policy in Railways

New Delhi, 19-July New Catering Policy has been notified on 27th February, 2017 wherein with the objective to provide quality food to rail passengers, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to unbundle catering services on trains by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution. All four Base…

Law and Order situation in Delhi

New Delhi, 19-July Delhi Police has reported that due to various proactive crime preventive strategies, the trend of crime has shown decline under various categories. The number of heinous crimes registered has come down from 11,187 in 2015 to 8,238 in 2016. Comparison of heinous crime figures of 2015 and 2016 shows a decline of…

Discussions with Stakeholders on GST

Ministry of Commerce & Industry in Government of India has set up a facilitation cell each in both Department of Commerce and Department of Industry to reply to the queries of the stakeholders on GST. In addition to this, a series of meetings and workshops have been organized to review the preparedness for implementation of…

Setting Up of Industrial Cities

New Delhi, 19-July As part of the implementation of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project, 8 Investment Regions/ Industrial Areas/ Industrial Cities/ Nodes have been identified to be developed in phase-1 of the project. Out of these eight areas, following two industrial areas have been planned in Maharashtra:  (i) Shendra Bidkin Industrial Area near Aurangabad…

Development of Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor

  New Delhi, 19-July Government of India gave its concurrence for engaging Asian Development Bank (ADB) for carrying out feasibility study and preparing the Conceptual Development Plan (CDP) for East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC) linking Kolkata in East through Chennai to Tuticorin in South in a phased manner in May, 2014. In the first phase,…

PM meets top scientific officials of Government of India

  New Delhi, 19 July The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Tuesday held a meeting with top scientific officials of the Government of India. These included Dr. V.K. Saraswat – Member, NITI Aayog; Dr. R. Chidambaram – Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India; and Secretaries related to scientific departments in the Union Government.   Officials briefed…

Guru Purnima celebration of Eknath Vibhag — Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

Kolkata 19 July Guru Pujan Program held yesterday at Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee by Eknath Vibhag at kendra karyalaya Kolkata  with the chanting of Omkara collectively. Important Points of the talk delivered by Ma Sri Bhanudas Ji Dhakras General Sec. of the Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee. ※ Vyasa wrote Puranas…