World Pneumonia Day: 12 November 2017

World Pneumonia Day is annually held on November 12 to raise awareness of pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment, and generate action to fight the illness. News, messages, and events...

Railways launched Project Saksham

The Indian Railways has launched Project Saksham, country’s largest time-bound “upskilling” exercise for its employees to boost their efficiency. Project Saksham aims to upgrade the skillsets of 13 lakh-strong...

Home ministry sets two new divisions to check radicalization

The Union Home Ministry has formed two new divisions to exclusively deal with emerging security challenges such as radicalization and cyber crime. The two divisions called Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Radicalisation...

Proxy voting rights to 25 million NRIs

The government has decided to give proxy voting rights to over 25 million non-resident Indians (NRIs) spread across the world, Attorney general KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court. An...

National Rural Drinking Water Programme

The Union Cabinet approved continuation and restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). The programme will cover all the Rural Population across the country. The purpose of continuation...

India , first to partner with Facebook on disaster response

India is the first country to partner with social networking site Facebook on disaster response, Union minister Kiren Rijiju announced at the inaugural meeting of the ‘India Disaster Response...

UNHCR to Get Mother Teresa Award 2017 for Social Justice

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 as an acknowledgement of its...

Haryana First to treat Hepatitis-C with Oral Medicine

Haryana has become the first state in the country to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine . Haryana would be the first state where health screening would be done...

Debjani Ghosh , first woman President of NASSCOM in 2018

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has named Debjani Ghosh its president-designate. She will succeed R Chandrashekhar after his tenure ends in March 2018. It will...

23rd GST Council Meeting

The GST Council in its 23rd meeting held in Guwahati came up with a range of new decisions which will lead to easing tax rates and compliance issues. The...