Govt set to roll out IMEI database to help people track stolen mobile phones

The Telecom Ministry is set to roll out a Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR), a database of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) to help people track their stolen mobile...

IIT-Bombay secured top position among Indian institutions in QS World University Ranking 2020

In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2020, The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) emerged as India’s best institution. For the past three years, it has been...

Center constituted Kirit Parikh committee to review LPG marketing

To review the existing marketing structure of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in India, the Central Government constituted a five-member committee headed by economist Kirit Parikh. This move is seen...

Government reduced the ESI contribution rate to 4% from 6.5%

The Government reduced the Employees State Insurance (ESI) contribution rate to 4% from 6.5%. This will benefit 36 million workers and 1.28 million employers and will lead to an...

India ranked 141 in Global Peace Index 2019

In the recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) of Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), India’s rank slipped by five places to 141 among 163 countries on GPI 2019...

Cabinet approved the setting up of DSRO

The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of Defence Space Research Organisation (DSRO). It is a new agency, which will...

Sashakt Committee recommended RBI’s changes in Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) framework

Sashakt Committee headed by Punjab National Bank non-executive Chairman Sunil Mehta has stated that the new guidelines of RBI regarding the mandation of Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) framework is a...

Ministry of Corporate Affairs & SEBI signed an MoU for data exchange

A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for data exchange between two regulatory...

India ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries in new Gender Index

India ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries in the first-ever SDG Gender Index, which measures strides made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets. The index...

Changes in Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on assuming his office took the very first decision of granting approval to major changes in the ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ under the National Defence...

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