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Department of Rural Development decides to institutionalize social audits in major schemes

Two-day ‘National Seminar on Social Audit of Rural Development Programmes’ is being organised at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 13th and 14th November 2019 jointly by the Department of Rural Development and National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. The Seminar will take stock of the current status of Social Audits and SAUs in terms of independency, funds, ..

HADR Exercise TIGER TRIUMPH to Commence at Visakhapatnam

The maiden India US joint Tri services Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise named ‘TIGER TRIUMPH’ is scheduled on the Eastern seaboard from 13 to 21 Nov 19. Indian Naval ships Jalashwa, Airavat and Sandhayak, Indian Army troops from 19 Madras and 7 Guards, and Indian Air Force MI-17 helicopters and Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT) would be ..

Justice Kureshi to take oath as Chief Justice of Tripura HC

The Chief Justice of High Court (HC) of Tripura Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi will take oath on 16 November. The oath of office will be administered by Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais in Agartala on 16 November. On 8 November, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice appointed Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi, the Judge of the ..

Committee to draft new National Water Policy

The Union Water Resources Ministry has finalised a committee to draft a new National Water Policy (NWP). It will be chaired by Mihir Shah, who is a former Planning Commission member and a water expert. The committee has 10 principal members, including Shashi Shekhar, a former secretary of Water Resources, and A.B. Pandya, former chairman of ..

Inaugural Conclave on “National Capital Region -2041” held in Delhi

Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, chaired the inaugural conclave on “National Capital Region -2041” organized by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) on 12 Nov  in  New  Delhi. The theme of the conclave was “Planning for Tomorrow’s Greatest Capital Region”. The Conclave had participation from ..

DRDO Igniter Complex came up in High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL)

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Igniter Complex has recently inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune, Maharashtra. The purpose of the laboratory is to design & develop any kind of ignition systems for key DRDO projects. Ignition is a crucial and ..

Aditya Mishra appointed as chairman of Land Ports Authority of India

Aditya Mishra, a 1989 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been  appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) for a period of 5 years. The LPAI is a statutory body  that works under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing ..

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 ..