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FM Sitharaman addresses CII National Council meeting

Sitharaman said that even with some moderation, India is still the fastest-growing large economy and with the government and the RBI working together in synergy in a cordial relationship, the ecosystem will help incentivize investments. Sitharaman said the government is looking at the financial sector woes and will address them. She indicated steps would be taken in the coming weeks ... Read More »

66th National Films Awards announced; Gujarati Film Hellaro wins Best Feature Film

The winners of much-awaited 66th national film awards were announced on Friday. Head of Jury for feature films, Rahul Rawail presented the list along with other jury members. Sanjay Leela Bhansali won Best Music Direction (Songs) award for Padmaavat; While, Arijit Singh won Best Male Playback Singer award for the film Padmaavat (Hindi). The jury adjudged the ‘Son Rise and ... Read More »

Mary Kom, Bhaichung in 12-member selection panel for national sports awards

The awards will be given away on August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand which is celebrated as the National Sports Day. “This year we are trying out a new idea of one selection committee for all the awards. We feel too many committees are unnecessary as they only make things difficult and create controversies,” a ... Read More »

17 killed, 32 injured in explosion outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute

A car driving against traffic on Cairo’s corniche collided with three other cars, causing the explosion, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement. Videos posted online showed fire trucks trying to control a massive fire, which damaged several cars. Egypt’s public prosecutor is investigating the cause of the incident, but there was no official statement indicating that the explosion was ... Read More »

Govt to update National Population Register across country except Assam

The National Population Register which is a database of 1.3 billion Indians will be ultimately used to issue citizenship cards and will be updated with individual Aadhaar, passport and driving license numbers along with the Census 2021. About 15 additional data points per person will be added to the 20-point database of the NPR. Exercise will be undertaken from 1st ... Read More »

National Conference delegation meets PM Modi

A National Conference party delegation met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the current political crisis in Jammu&Kashmir. The delegation was headed by Farooq Abdullah and his son former Chief Minister of J&K Omar Abdullah. They informed the Prime Minister about the current situation in the state and also requested for an early election. Meanwhile Governor Satya Pal Malik is ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission bill 2019

The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 clearing the upper house hurdle with certain amendments. It will return to the Lok Sabha for passage in amended form and then the Presidential assent will make it a law. The aim of the bill is to better regulate medical education, address fees and financial irregularieties and improve the overall standard of medical services ... Read More »

India to conduct 1st National Time Release Study to enable faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders

The exercise will be institutionalized on an annual basis, during the same period every year hereafter. The TRS is an internationally recognized tool advocated by the World Customs Organization to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of international trade flows. This initiative for accountable governance will measure rule-based and procedural bottlenecks (including physical touchpoints) in the clearance of goods, from the time ... Read More »

Doctors threaten indefinite strike against National Medical Commission Bill

Amid widespread protests, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in a tweet said he would table the NMC bill for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Minister also assured the country that the bill, if passed, would bring major changes in the medical education sector. The bill, which seeks to replace the graft-tainted Medical Council of India (MCI), ... Read More »

Government to notify constitution of National Traders’ Welfare Board

The commerce and industry ministry will soon notify the constitution of a National Traders’ Welfare Board that will identify ways to improve access to funds for this unorganised sector and suggest measures to simplify acts and rules applicable to traders. The board will also make recommendations to reduce the compliance burden of traders as well as to ensure social security ... Read More »

President addresses national assembly of Benin

President Ramnath Kovind on Tuesday addressed the national assembly of Benin. The president, who is a three West African Nations visit, said that following the success of Pan-African E-network initiative, India now looks forward to the implementation of the E-Vidya Bharati and E-Arogya Bharati initiative with Benin. He further said that India strongly supports due representation of Africa in expanded Security ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill 2019

The Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. It is aimed at providing a medical education that improves access to quality and affordable medical education. The bill will also ensure the availability of adequate and high-quality medical professionals in all parts of the country besides promoting equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective. The Bill ... Read More »

Punjab National Bank rises on turning black in Q1

Punjab National Bank is currently trading at Rs. 68.25, up by 0.25 points or 0.37% from its previous closing of Rs. 68.00 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 68.90 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 69.20 and Rs. 67.85 respectively. So far 286171 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of ... Read More »

National Creche Scheme

National Creche Scheme is being implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme through States/UTs with effect from 01.01.2017 to provide day care facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community. The State Government of Telangana has not taken over any creches which were run under the erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme ... Read More »

National Retail Trading e-Commerce System

The ‘National Retail Trade Policy’ is under formulation in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Comprehensive stakeholder consultation in all the States through FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI and other trade and commerce associations are being conducted to get feedback on the needs and demand of small traders.   A Video Conference of Minister of Commerce and ... Read More »

National Games not in November, but May 2020: Goa CM

“After the dates for the Games are announced, we will need at least five months to purchase sports equipment that has to be imported from foreign countries. We have informed the Indian Olympic Association to give allocate dates in May 2020. Hosting the Games in November this year would not be possible because it is only three months away,” he ... Read More »

National Medical Commission Bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha today

National Medical Commission Bill 2019 will be introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan said that he will introduce the bill in the lower house. The new NMC Bill has been approved by the Cabinet on last week. The NMC Bill proposes reforms in medical education, and seeks to replace Medical ... Read More »

National Doctors’ Day 2019 being celebrated today

National Doctor’s Day is celebrated to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961. The celebration of the Doctors’ Day is an attempt to emphasise on the value of doctors in our lives and to offer ... Read More »

Nepal celebrates National Plantation Day today

Planting a sapling in Kathmandu today Mr. Oli said Plantation Day is not limited to a Government programme but each and every citizen of the country has its role in it. Government of Nepal has decided to observe National Plantation Day on Asadh 14 of the Nepali calendar every year. The Government has aimed to plant around 50 million trees ... Read More »

Govt to come out with national e-commerce policy within 12 months

This was informed by commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal in his second marathon meeting with stakeholders, including e-commerce companies, on Monday. “We will put in place an institutional framework to bring out a national policy on e-commerce within next 12 months,” the official said. The government in February released the draft national e-commerce policy proposing setting up a legal ... Read More »

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas : National Policy on Bio-Fuel

The National Policy on Biofuels-2018 notified on 8.6.2018, inter-alia, allows production of ethanol from damaged food grains like wheat, broken rice etc. which are unfit for human consumption. The policy also allows conversion of surplus quantities of food grains to ethanol, based on the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee. Use of damaged foodgrains and surplus foodgrains for production of ethanol will ... Read More »

Four Laning of National Highways

The total length of National Highways (NHs) across various States and Union Territories (UTs) is about 1,32,500 km at present. The Lane-wise distribution of NHs as on 31.03.2019 is as under: Sr. No. Lane configuration of NHs Approx. Length (km) 1. Less than 2-Lane NH standards 36,310 2. 2-Lane NH standards 65,123 3. 4-Lane or more NH standards 31,067 Development ... Read More »

SRG Housing Finance receives refinance assistance from National Housing Bank

SRG Housing Finance has received refinance assistance from National Housing Bank of Rs 5 crore under refinance scheme. The Company has accepted the terms and conditions of the sanction letter. SRG Housing Finance is a housing finance company. The company is engaged in providing home loans for construction, additions, alterations, and repair and renovation purpose. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur ... Read More »

TVS Motor becomes official sponsor for Bangladesh National Football team

TVS Motor Company has become the official sponsor for Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for a period of two years. As a first step, the official FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier jersey for the Bangladesh team featuring TVS Motor Company branding was handed over to the Captain and to the rest of the team. As per the association, TVS Auto Bangladesh, ... Read More »

Ajit Doval to continue as India’s National Security Advisor

This is seen as a recognition of his contribution in the national security domain. His appointment will be for five years. Last year, the government has set up a panel, headed by NSA Ajit Doval, to assist the National Security Council, which advises the prime minister on matters of national security and strategic interests. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran ... Read More »

HM Amit Shah visits National Police Memorial in Delhi

Amit shah placed a wreath on the structure that honored police personnel, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The memorial in central Delhi’s Chanakyapuri is spread over 6.12 acres and has a 30-feet-tall central sculpture made of granite, a museum and a “Wall of Valour” with the names of policemen who died on duty since Independence. After ... Read More »

PM Modi approves the hike in National Defence Fund scholarship assistance

Apart from hiking the scholarship amount, now the ambit of the Scholarship Scheme is extended to the wards of State Police officials who are or were martyred during terror or Naxal attacks. The quota of new scholarships for children of state police officials will be 500 in a year. The rates of scholarship have also been increased from Rs. 2000 per ... Read More »

PM Modi approves hike in rates of scholarship under national defence fund

Accordingly, the rates of scholarship have been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls….and the ambit of the Scholarship Scheme is extended to the wards of State Police officials who are or were martyred during terror or naxal attacks.  The quota ... Read More »

Exit Polls predict return of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance

A quick glance at the exit polls statistics make NDA overwhelming favourite to retain power in Delhi.  Almost all the channels have given a clean majority to the BJP and its allies. Republic TV commissioned 2 exit polls and both of them have shown NDA way ahead of the UPA.  C voter has given NDA 287 seats, while UPA is ... Read More »

U.S.- China trade war escalates; Trump declares national economic emergency

The move seems aimed at banning Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks on suspicion of cyber spying. Almost in tandem, the US commerce department added Huawei to its “entity list”, a move that bans the company from acquiring technology from US firms without government approval. China hit back hard at the American move the next day warning of retaliation ... Read More »

NIIT to reward meritorious students in Nigeria in 20th National Scholarship

NIIT Technologies is all set to reward and encourage meritorious students in Nigeria desirous of building successful careers in Industry 4.0 in 20th National Scholarship. This year the annual scholarship test will be held on July 13, 2019, across the country. Industry 4.0 is the vision of transforming industrial production of the future, which makes it possible to automate, gather, ... Read More »

Cyclone Fani: National Crisis Management Committee takes stock of preparatory measures

Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal attended through Video Conference. Senior Officers from the Central Ministries/Agencies concerned also attended the meeting. During the meeting, officers of all the concerned State Governments confirmed their full preparedness to deal with any emerging situation arising out of the cyclonic storm. Further, the State Governments have adequately warned ... Read More »

Sri Lanka declares National Mourning Day in wake of Sunday’s bomb attacks

Sri Lankan government has imposed emergency provisions under terrorism  prevention from Monday night and sought international help to probe into foreign support for the attacks held on Sunday. The decision of emergency was taken at meeting of the National Security Council to empower the security forces and to ensure public security. The meeting also decided to declare Tuesday as a national ... Read More »

National security & terrorism most important issues which concern India: Jaitley

In a blog, Why ‘Jammu and Kashmir, and New Approach to Terrorism will Remain a Key Political Issue’, said that national security and terrorism are the most important issues which concern India in the long run. Jaitley said that as the economic profile of India move upwards, it will become extremely difficult for the Maoists to sustain their violent movement ... Read More »

President Kovind pays tributes to martyred CRPF men at National Police Memorial

President Kovind paid his respects to the martyred security personnel and laid a wreath at the memorial during a remembrance service that marks the annual “Valour Day” event of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The National Police Memorial, a 30-foot-tall and 238-tonne black granite structure, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21 last year on the ... Read More »

President Kovind pays tributes to martyred CAPF men at National Police Memorial

President Kovind paid his respects to the martyred security personnel and laid a wreath at the memorial during a remembrance service that marks the annual “Valour Day” event of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The National Police Memorial, a 30-foot-tall and 238-tonne black granite structure, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21 last year on the ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind visits National War Memorial in New Delhi

The memorial salutes thousands of brave soldiers, who fought and made the supreme sacrifice to protect the sovereignty of our nation. President tweeted he was Honoured to have visited the Monument and that India will remain ever grateful to them. Jai Hind! WhatsApp Facebook Twitter President Ram Nath Kovind visits National War Memorial in New Delhi appeared first on Udaipur ... Read More »

South Korea launches first national 5G networks

Three top telecom providers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – began their 5G services at 11pm local time Wednesday, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5. South Korea has long had a reputation for technical prowess, and Seoul had made the 5G rollout a priority as it seeks to stimulate stuttering economic growth. Read More »

BJP targets Congress manifesto on issue of national security

The Congress Manifesto says, “The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and the Disturbed Areas Act in Jammu and Kashmir will be reviewed. Suitable changes will be made in the text of the laws to balance the requirements of security and the protection of human rights”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took up the issue at a rally in Siliguri, West Bengal. ... Read More »

Jaitley slams National Conference President in FB blog

Jaitley in a Facebook blog “Ek Desh Mein Do Vidhan, Do Pradhan” said that demanding the revival of the post of Wazir-e-Azam and Sadar-e-Riyasat is “only intended to create a separatists psyche. He added that little do these demandeurs realise how much they are hurting the country as also their own people. He stressed that the new India will never ... Read More »

Alia Bhatt says ‘I Love You’ to Ranbir Kapoor on national television-Watch

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who has maintained silence over her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, made her relationship official during an award ceremony held in Mumbai on Friday. Alia, who won the best actress award, included Ranbir’s name in her acceptance speech. Thanking her co-stars and directors, she said, “Meghna, for me, Raazi is you, your blood and sweat. ... Read More »

Vice President visits National War Memorial

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited the historic National War Memorial built in the premises of India Gate. He said, this edifice will keep the flame of patriotism eternally shining within every Indian national’s heart and illuminate the future pathways.  Mr Naidu said, the war memorial is an eternal reminder of the great sacrifices of our brave soldiers who have ... Read More »

Fresh landslides, snowfall blocks Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

The highway was opened for Kashmir-bound vehicles on Saturday morning after remaining closed for the past five days. About eight inches of snow had accumulated on the ground near the Jawahar Tunnel – the gateway to Kashmir, while incessant rains triggered landslides and sent stones hurling down a hillock at several places between Banihal and Ramban, forcing closure of the ... Read More »

PM confers National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 awards

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore had launched the festival on the 12th of last month to encourage the youth to engage with public issues and understand the common man’s point of view. More than 50 thousand youths participated through Youth Parliaments at all levels. The National Level Finals of the festival concluded on Tuesday with the announcement of ... Read More »