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IIT Delhi to set up space technology cell in collaboration with ISRO

IIT Delhi has decided to set up a space technology cell in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The cell would work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research ..

Aarambh is India’s first ever common foundation course for probationer civil servants

The Union Government has launched India’s first ever common foundation course – “Aarambh” – for probationer civil servants at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat. Around 500 newly recruited bureaucrats are undergoing a 6-day training. Beside this, the Indian Government has also launched the “Nurture the Future” programme. Under this program the civil servants will ..

50th anniversary of establishment of Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Addressing 50th anniversary of establishment of Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) at Rajgir in Bihar; President Ram Nath Kovind said the timeless teachings of Lord Buddha and Gandhi are panacea for fundamental problems faced by individuals, a community, a country and the entire world.

HPCL and Power Grid Corporation get Maharatna status in October 2019

Government of India has accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to public sector undertaking’s (PSU’s) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Power Grid Corporation. Two separate orders to this effect were issued by Department of Public Enterprises, under Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises.

Central Government gives final approval to Tamil Nadu’s proposal to establish six new medical colleges

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given its final approval to Tamil Nadu’s proposal to establish six new medical colleges. The institutes will come up in Tiruppur, the Nilgiris, Ramanathapuram, Namakkal, Dindigul and Virudhunagar at a cost of ?1,950 crore, and will be attached to existing hospitals in these districts. The new ..

Thakur Anup Singh wins Udyog Rattan Award-2019 of Institute of Economic Studies

Thakur Anup Singh, CMD of Marg ERP, has won the prestigious Udyog Rattan Award-2019 for his exceptional work in transforming how MSMEs can accelerate their business by using technology. The award is conferred annually to Indian citizens for their outstanding contribution to the economic development of the country. It is conferred by the Institute of ..

Odisha government to spend Rs 3208 crore under Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme

The Odisha  government has decided to spend Rs 3208 crore under the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme in 3 years to transform Puri into a World-class Heritage city.

New delhi hosts first-ever Global Bio-India 2019 summit

The first-ever “Global Bio-India 2019” Summit is being held in India at New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November 2019. The event is expected to strengthen the indigenous research capabilities, bio-entrepreneurship, investments and last-mile-delivery of technology across rural India and tier-2, 3 cities. The summit is one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders conglomerate.