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Ministry of Tourism organises webinar on “Promoting Destinations with Authenticated Cuisines” under Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series

The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series titled “Promoting Destinations with Authenticated Cuisines” on 19th September 2020 focused on India – a land with varied cuisines. Each state, area and region has unique traditional dishes which are suited to its climate and the grains, vegetables, spices, herbs and fruits which are locally available are cooked in different styles and variations. ... Read More »

Cardamom Cultivation

The area under Cardamom cultivation along with the annual production in the country during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise, is at Annexure-I. Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development (DASD) has reported that the Cardamom plantation sector has been affected due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and consequent lockdown and restrictions imposed to contain the ... Read More »

Amway India encourages consumers to make healthy living a conscious choice, celebrates National Nutrition Week

Udaipur : In an endeavor to highlight the importance of nutrition for healthy living, Amway India, one of the country’s leading FMCG direct selling company, celebrated National Nutrition Week. The celebrations were in line withPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent announcement onobservingSeptember as the Nutrition month under the National Nutrition Mission and converting it into a people’s movement. The efforts are ... Read More »

Colgate is the official Smile Partner for 6 teams in Dream11 IPL 2020

Udaipur : Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care in the country, in its continuous endeavor to Keep India Smiling, has collaborated as the official Smile Partner with 6 teams at the upcoming Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020. The teams include Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Colgate’s Smile Icon ... Read More »

More than 9,79,000 mandays of work generated by Indian Railways till 18 September, 2020 under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan

Indian Railways has generated 9,79,557 mandays of work till 18 September 2020 under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan in 6 States viz. Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry is closely monitoring the progress made in these projects and generation of work opportunities for the migrant labours of these ... Read More »

Protection against unfair contracts

The Indian Contract Act, 1872 determines obligations of the parties to perform or offer to perform respective promises unless such performance is dispensed with or excused under the provisions of the Act, or of any other law. As informed by the Law Commission of India, in order to protect the consumers, the Law Commission in its Report No.199 titled ‘Unfair ... Read More »

Adjournment in consumer complaints by NCDRC

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 and the Consumer Protection (Consumer Commission Procedure) Regulations, 2020 provide for expeditious disposal of cases. To ensure timely disposal of cases it has been provided that adjournment shall be entertained in exceptional circumstances and the reason for the same to be recorded in writing. It has been further provided that in case of a prayer ... Read More »

Application for Domicile for J&K

As per the information provided by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir, a total of 21,13,879 persons have applied for Domicile Certificates. Rule 5 of the J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020 mandates certain documents which are to be annexed with the application. Those applications which lack the prescribed documents are rejected. The relevant order of the Govt. ... Read More »

Ministry of Women and Child Development signs MoU with Ministry of AYUSH for integration of AYUSH systems with ongoing nutrition interventions under the ICDS program

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) to work together to control the menace of malnutrition through integration of AYUSH systems with the ongoing nutrition interventions under the Umbrella ICDS program.  The MoU was signed by Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, ... Read More »

MoU signed between Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development for Controlling Malnutrition

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development today in New Delhi for controlling Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The MoU will see some time-tested and scientifically proven Ayush-based solutions being adopted for controlling malnutrition in the country. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH and Shri Ram ... Read More »

Let Us Strive to Make Jammu and Kashmir a Firdaus on The Earth, A Bright Jewel on The Crown of Mother India: President Kovind

My dream is to see Jammu and Kashmir emerge as a centre of knowledge, enterprise, innovation and skill development, said the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind while addressing a Conference on implementation of National Education Policy in Jammu and Kashmir. The President addressed the Conference through a video message which was attended by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu ... Read More »

Rajasthan Airtel Team Assist Studious Lad Study-From-Home

A studious and dedicated young teenager from Rajasthan’s Loonoo Khurd attracted attention last month when a picture of him studying atop of a hill was tweeted by former cricket Virendra Sehwag, as that was the only spot in his village where he could get network to attend online classes. Moved by his plight and the problems faced by his fellow ... Read More »

Impact of Covid-19 on E-commerce

Various restrictions were imposed to ensure social-distancing during lock down under guidelines released by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), from time to time. During this period delivery of essential goods, including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment were encouraged through e-commerce. Since, the pandemic is still ongoing, it is too early to make an assessment of the impact of the pandemic on ... Read More »

Steps for Doubling Farmers’ Income

The Government constituted an Inter-ministerial Committee in April, 2016 to examine issues relating to “Doubling of Farmers Income” (DFI) and recommend strategies to achieve the same. The Committee submitted its Report to the Government in September, 2018 containing the strategy for doubling of farmers’ income by the year 2022.  The DFI strategy as recommended by the Committee include seven sources ... Read More »

Use of Chemicals and Pesticides for Ripening of Fruits

As per the information provided by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; sub-regulation 2.3.5 of Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations, 2011 is related to “Prohibition of use of Calcium Carbide in ripening of fruits”. According to this sub regulation, “No person shall sell or offer or ... Read More »

Rules for E-Commerce Entities Under Consumer Protection Act

As per the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 notified under ConsumerProtection Act, 2019, an e-commerce entity is defined as any person who owns, operates or managesdigital or electronic facility or platform for electronic commerce, but does not include a seller offeringhis goods or services for sale on a marketplace e-commerce entity. As per the Rule 4(1) of E-Commerce Rules, an ... Read More »

Jute Industry : Subsidy released to weaving and knitting segment under TUFS

The existing Order under Jute Packaging Materials (JPM) Act, 1987 dated 20th December, 2019 stipulates that 100% of Foodgrains and 20% sugar are required to be packed compulsorily in jute bags. This Order is valid upto 30thSeptember, 2020. As per stipulation of the Order, different state foodgrains procuring agencies including Food Corporation of India (FCI) purchase jute bags to the tune of ... Read More »

Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector

  The Ministry of Textiles is implementing the Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector, a placement oriented programme targeting skill development of 10 lakh youth in the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning & Weaving in the organized Sector. Some of the advanced features of SAMARTH scheme include Training of Trainers (ToT), Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS), ... Read More »

Jaypore and Creative Dignity Launch Second Edition of Artisan Direct Campaign in Rajasthan

Jaypore, from the house of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, has partnered with Creative Dignity to launch the second edition of Artisan Direct Campaign in Rajasthan. Artisan Direct is a 10-day campaign, enabling artisans to reach customers digitally. The brand is offering its wide-reach and a pan-India customer base through its ecommerce platform to artisans from the state, giving ... Read More »

Tips from the Expert: Shaaz Jung on Capturing in the Wild #withGalaxy

    Smartphone users are shooting and sharing photographs and videos more than ever before. That’s why Samsung has packed the flagship Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra’s camera with innovations that makes it easier to capture content anytime, anywhere. Capabilities such as Super Resolution Zoom, Single Take, Pro-Mode and Ultra-Wide, ensure that your memories are captured just as they ... Read More »

Setting Up of Common Facility Centres

The Government of India, Ministry of Textiles is implementing National Handloom Development Programme(NHDP) and Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme(CHCDS), wherein there is provision under Block Level Cluster(BLC) for setting up of Common Facility Centres(CFCs) for housing the technical facilities to meet the local requirements of weavers. This may include loom shed for skill up-gradation/sample development/production etc., warping, dyeing, yarn depot, ... Read More »

Employment Opportunities in Textile Sector

Textile Sector in India provides largest source of employment in the country with over 4.5 crore people employed directly and another 6 crores people in allied sector including large number of women and rural population through various schemes and public programmes such as:-   Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme is being implemented to upgrade technology/machineries of textile industry with an ... Read More »

NYKS is one of the largest youth organizations in the world: Shri Kiren Rijiju

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports implements different youth centric activities for youth development through its three major schemes, namely (i) RashtriyaYuvaSashktikaranaKaryakram (ii) National Service Scheme (NSS) (iii) Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD). Please click here for details of the Schemes of the Department of Youth Affairs. There are three organisations working for the development of Youth ... Read More »

2932 athletes under Khelo India scheme and 10248 athletes under SAI schemes have been selected for further training: Sports Minister

‘Sports’ being a State subject, the responsibility of promotion of sports, including identification of young talent and its nurturing, rests with State Governments. Government of India supplements the efforts of State Governments and National Sports Federations (NSFs) under its various schemes such as Khelo India, Assistance to National Sports Federations and by providing training facilities in Sports Authority of India ... Read More »

Modernisation of Armed Forces

The details of Budget Estimates (BE), Revised Estimates (RE) and Actual Expenditure (Actuals)  on the modernization(Capital Acquisition) of Armed Forces, under Defence Services Estimates (DSE), for the last five years and the current year are as under:-  (Rs. in Crore) Year Budget Estimates Revised Estimates Expenditure (Actuals) 2015-16 77,406.69 65,400.00 62,235.54 2016-17 69,898.51 62,619.36 69,280.16 2017-18 69,473.41 68,965.24 72,732.20 2018-19 ... Read More »

HDFC Bank jumps on partnering with Volvo Car India

HDFC Bank is currently trading at Rs. 1091.80, up by 20.90 points or 1.95% from its previous closing of Rs. 1070.90 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 1069.75 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 1095.00 and Rs. 1069.75 respectively. So far 413409 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of face ... Read More »

Extension of date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India today issued notification, extending the date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020 as 1.1.2021 in place of 1.9.2020. This decision allows domestic manufacturers four months of extra time to make necessary arrangements for compliance of standards in view of difficulties ... Read More »

Union Power minister dedicates various projects of NHPC and PFC under CSR activities

Shri R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) (Power and New & Renewable Energy) & Minister of State (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) dedicated various projects implemented under CSR activities of NHPC and PFC in Shahpur and Bihiya block of Bhojpur district through video conferencing on 16.09.2020. Shri A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC, Shri Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), NHPC, Shri R.K. ... Read More »

Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program launched at G20 Environment Ministers Meet.

The Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries took place today through video conferencing under the Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Representing India, Union Environment, Climate Change and Forest Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar said, India has taken significant steps to protect environment and forest and wildlife as well as combating pollution and climate change. Shri Javadekar said, India ... Read More »

Policy for Transfer of Employees

 In terms of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on transfer/posting of Government employees, all Ministries/Departments of Government of India are required to have their own guidelines for transfer/posting of their employees providing for the following – minimum tenure; have a mechanism akin to Civil Services Board for recommending transfer; and Respective Ministries/Departments are also required to ... Read More »

National Recruitment Agency

In order to mitigate the hardships to candidates seeking Government jobs by providing the same platform to all candidates, and with a view to set a new standard of equity and inclusiveness in recruitment, Government has set up the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), vide order, dated 28.08.2020. The NRA will be an independent autonomous organization to conduct the Common Eligibility ... Read More »

Prime Minister to dedicate the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall dedicate to the nation the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu (mega bridge) to the Nation through video-conference at 12 Noon on the 18th of September 2020. Apart from this the Prime Minister shall also inaugurate 12 rail projects related to passenger facilities for the benefit of the Bihar State. These include a new railway bridge ... Read More »

Facilitating Collateral free Working Capital Loans upto Rs 10,000 Under PM SVANidhi

Consequent on the announcement of the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has, on June 01, 2020, launched ‘Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AmtaNirbharNidhi Scheme (PM SVANidhi). It aims at facilitating collateral free working capital loans upto Rs 10,000 of 1 year tenure, to about 50 lakh street vendors across the country. It provides for incentives ... Read More »

Port Blair Airport to have new Terminal Building

Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair is soon going to have a new terminal building. The airport currently handles 18 lakh passengers annually. Considering the surge in the passenger traffic, Airports Authority of India has undertaken the work for construction of New Integrated Terminal Building at a cost of Rs. 700 crores. With total built up area of 40,837 sq ... Read More »

Highest earning Bollywood Actresses on Instagram

Being a Bollywood actress is one of the most daunting and at the same time, rewarding careers in India. Apart from their films and endorsements, actresses also make a ton of money of social media. Platforms like Instagram have opened up various income streams for both actors and actresses. In this article, we have listed down a list of highest ... Read More »

Samsung Expands Advanced 0.7μm-Pixel ISOCELL Image Sensor Offerings for Wider Mobile Applications

  Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced four new Samsung ISOCELL image sensors for its 0.7 micrometer (μm)-pixel product lineup; 108-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL HM2, 64Mp ISOCELL GW3, 48Mp ISOCELL GM5 and 32Mp ISOCELL JD1. With the new 0.7μm ISOCELL technology, Samsung plans to expand the ultra-high-resolution offerings to mainstream smartphones.   “Samsung continues to pioneer ... Read More »

[Video] Take an Online Tour at Samsung Innovation Museum – The Era of Inventors Exhibition

Samsung Electronics will be releasing a series of four weekly videos based on the Samsung Innovation Museum’s (S/I/M’s) permanent “The Era of Inventors” exhibition. Entitled “Discovery of Electricity,” “Uses of Electricity,” “History of Telecommunication” and “Invention of Home Appliances”, the videos will be released on the Samsung Newsroom YouTube channel and the S/I/M website.   S/I/M is the largest electronics ... Read More »

Government is encouraging Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to manage municipal solid waste in scientific manner including processing waste to-compost and other process

The Government is encouraging Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to manage municipal solid waste in scientific manner including processing waste –to-compost and other process.  The Government has introduced a policy on promotion of City Compost wherein a Market Development Assistance (MDA) of Rs. 1500/- MT in the form of subsidy has been provided for scaling up production and consumption of city ... Read More »

Union HM Amit Shah expresses gratitude to the PM Modi on inauguration and foundation stone laying of seven urban infrastructure projects worth Rs. 541 crores in Bihar

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the inauguration and foundation stone laying of urban infrastructure projects worth Rs. 541 crores in Bihar. Union Home Minister, in a tweet, said, “Since 2014, Modi government is dedicatedly working towards the welfare of the people of Bihar and development of the state. I ... Read More »

Government receives large number of suggestions on proposed mining reforms

There is no proposal to make illegal mining as legal. The Mines ministry has clarified this today. Ministry of Mines had circulated the proposed reforms in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 with different Central Government Ministries /Departments and also to the State Government for comments / suggestions. Further, in order to give wide publicity to ... Read More »

Funding in Agricultural Research

The public money spent on agricultural research and education to total of agricultural gross domestic product in India was 0.67% during 2017-18 at current prices. The public spending on agriculture is subject to availability of funding with the Government. The public expenditure on agricultural Research and Examination has increased over years in absolute terms. The public budget for agricultural research ... Read More »

Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

The foundation stone for setting-up of ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Assam was laid by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji on 26th May, 2017. Out of total 587 acres total land, 45 acres area is developed for academic-cum-residential campus, the status of which is as under:   Civil works on 45 acres boundary wall and prefabricated building has been done. ... Read More »

Promotion of Agricultural Research

To promote agricultural research and education, and to make the country self- reliant in the agriculture sector, DARE/ICAR has developed a country wide network of 103 Agricultural Research Institutes, 75 Agricultural Universities including 3 Central Agricultural Universities and 11 Agriculture Technology Application Research Institutes ably supported by a network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) at the district level mandated with technology assessment ... Read More »

Study on Cultivation of GM Crops

Bt cotton is the only genetically modified (GM) crop that has been approved for commercial cultivation in 2002 by the Government of India. Long term studies were conducted by ICAR on the impact of Bt cotton which did not show any adverse effect on soil, microflora and animal health. However, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, in its report on ... Read More »

Sujata Singh Ruling The Cover Song And Live Gig World

Young and beautiful singer Sujata Singh is blessed with one of the most unique textural and velvety voice, and her fans cannot seems to get enough of her cover songs. Re-defining the old classics with uniqueness and velvety tone, Sujata has gained popularity and fans which is both impressive and inspiring. One of many songs, Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal ... Read More »

[Infographic] An Up-Close Look at the Galaxy Tab S7 | S7+

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ were designed to offer users the tools they need to maximize their productivity and bring their ideas to life.   An improved S Pen, an immersive display, and best-in-class productivity features are just a few of the many enhancements that make the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ Samsung’s most powerful tablets yet. Check out ... Read More »

PMJVK is now being implemented in 1300 identified Minority Concentration Areaswith an objective of developing socio-economic infrastructure and basic amenities in the said areas

The Pradhan Mantri Jan VikasKaryakram(PMJVK) has been restructured in 2018 and is now being implemented in 1300 identified Minority Concentration Areas (MCAs), with an objective of developing socio-economic infrastructure and basic amenities in the said areas. For larger coverage of the scheme, the areas under PMJVK have been increased from 90 Districts originally to 308 Districts of the country, which ... Read More »