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Vijay Kumar Chopra appointed as chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI)

The Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group, Vijay Kumar Chopra has been appointed the chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI). Chopra succeeded N Ravi, Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu. PTI is the largest news agency in India & is headquartered in New Delhi.

New Start-up Hub of India

The “Turbocharging Delhi-NCR Startup Ecosystem” report issued by TiE Delhi-NCR and consulting firm Zinnov has observed that Delhi-NCR is a bigger start-up hub than Bangalore. The report notes that NCR not only beats Bangalore in the number of active start-ups, the region also has more number of unicorns (a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion), ..

The first conference on military medicine for SCO member-states being held in New Delhi

The first conference on military medicine for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from September 12 to 13, 2019. The aim of the conference is  to share best practices in the field of military medicine, build capacities and overcome common challenges.

India’s first-ever architectural LED illumination takes place in Qutb Minar

Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel has inaugurated the first-ever architectural LED illumination at the historic Qutb Minar in New Delhi. With the illumination, the architectural beauty of the 12th century monument will display its historic magesty after sunset. The new illumination comprises lighting that accentuates the silhouette of the monument ..

Delhi government to provide free rides to women in city buses and metro trains

The Delhi Cabinet has given “in principle” approval to the free-ride scheme of providing free rides for women in city buses and metro trains. For this cause, the Delhi Assembly also passed Supplementary Demands for Grants of Rs 290 crore. Of the Rs 290 crore, Rs 140 crore is for free rides for women in ..

Delhi government launchs a project titled ‘Oral History Programme’

The Delhi government has launched a project titled ‘Oral History Programme’ that seeks to record oral histories of the city as told by its senior citizens. The project is an attempt to democratise knowledge by recording stories told by hundred of common people in Delhi from different strata of society over the next two years. ..

Delhi announces free electricity for people using up to 200 units under a domestic connection

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has recently announced free electricity for people consuming up to 200 units under a domestic connection. The decision, which came into effect from August 1, has been taken barely 6 months before Delhi Assembly elections due in February 2020. The people who consume up to 200 units will not have to ..

Delhi police launches new e-challan system for use of Traffic Police

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has recently launched the new e-challan system and the e-payment gateway for the use of Delhi Traffic Police. The E-challan devices are enabled with active GPS where the challaning officer and the violator, both can be logged and tracked to a particular geo-location. This is an important tool for evidence ..