ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission completes 3 years in orbit

ISRO’s globally acclaimed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also known as Mangalyaan completed three years in Martian orbit. It has outlived its original lifespan and is still in good health...

Rajiv Mehrishi has taken charge as CAG of India

Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi was sworn in as new Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) of India. He was administered oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind....

CNR Rao selected for 2017 Von Hippel Award

Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C.N.R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award, the highest international prize in materials research. He is first Indian and first Asian to...

Government launched “Saubhagya” Scheme

Ministry of Power launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” with an aim at providing last mile electricity connectivity to all rural and urban households. Under the...

Multi-Agency Exercise ‘Pralay Sahayam’ Held in Hyderabad

Multi-Agency humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise Pralay Sahayam was recently held in Hyderabad to create public awareness about man-made and natural climate change and urban disasters including flooding....

Government announced new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing

Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri announced a new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh...

Van Lalawmpuii Chawngthu , Mizoram’s first woman minister in 30 years

The 38-year-old Van Lalawmpuii Chawngthu became the first woman minister in Mizoram in 30 years, since the 1987 state assembly elections. She is the president of the Mizoram Pradesh...

Balraj Joshi Appointed as New NHPC chairman

Balraj Joshi was appointed the chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of NHPC Ltd, the country’s premier hydro power utility. Joshi is at present director (technical) in the organisation. According to another...

Government launched pradhan mantri LPG Panchayat in Gujarat

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has launched Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat at Mota Isanpur village in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. According to Dharmendra Pradhan total...

INS Kalvari, the first scorpene submarine delivered to Navy

The first of the Scorpene class submarines, INS Kalvari, was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the...