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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 ..

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.