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  • Nitish thanks PM Modi for 'congratulating' him on his resignation
    New Delhi [India], July 26 : Nitish Kumar, who resigned as Bihar Chief Minister earlier in the day, has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'congratulating' him after his announcement.

  • EU warns Poland over controversial judicial reform bills
    Istanbul [Turkey], July 26 : The European Union (EU) has warned Poland of suspending its voting rights after the country recently approved two controversial judicial reforms that would give the government broad powers in the nomination of judges.

  • Happy that unnatural alliance came to end: JD(U)
    New Delhi [India], July 26 : After Nitish Kumar resigned as the Bihar Chief Minister, the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) on Wednesday dubbed the grand alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as unnatural.

  • Ghatkopar building collapse: CM increases ex-gratia to Rs. 5 lakh for kin of deceased
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 26 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has increased the compensation to the next of kin of those killed in the Ghatkopar building collapse incident to Rs. 5 lakh.

  • Ranveer Singh's special message for Honey Singh shows how much he misses him!
    New Delhi [India], July 26 : Rap-star Yo Yo Honey Singh shares a great bond with many Bollywood stars but the kind of rapport he shares with Ranveer Singh is not a hidden thing anymore.

  • Mum on support to Nitish, BJP says 'not in favour of midterm elections'
    New Delhi/Patna (Bihar) [India], July 26 : Hours after Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that it was not in favour of any mid-term elections even as it continued to keep mum on extending support to the Janata Dal (United) leader.

  • BCCI adopts all Lodha reforms expect five having 'practical difficulties'
    New Delhi [India], July 26 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary informed on Wednesday that the board has unanimously adopted all the recommendations of the Justice Lodha recommendations, except five which have some practical difficulties.

  • Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty
    New Delhi, July 26: The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recently launched a 'Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty Scheme' to connect the Indian academic and research and development (R and D) systems to the best of global science and scientists for a sustained international collaborative research.

  • Information Related to Science to the Rural Children
    New Delhi, July 26: Government of India has taken many steps to popularize science and provide information about science across India including rural children in the country.

  • Benefits of GST for the Transport Sector
    New Delhi, July 26: The transport sector stands to benefit from the recently rolled out GST in several ways. Pre- GST, the complex tax structure and paper work forced the transport industry to spend a lot of resources on tax compliance and deposit of interstate sales tax. Monitoring and collection of sales tax at interstate check posts led to major traffic congestion at these points, resulting in slower movement of freight and passenger, and consequently higher costs and pollution. An average Indian truck covers only about 50,000-60,000 km a year as against 3 lakh km done by a truck in US.

  • Speed of Trains
    New Delhi, July 26: With a view to increasing speed of trains in Indian Railways, 'Mission Raftaar' was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17.

  • Allotment of Berths for Disabled
    New Delhi, July 26: In order to provide better accessibility to persons with disability, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations, beginning with 'A-1', 'A' and ' B ' category stations:

  • Hiring of staff in Government service
    New Delhi, July 26: The vacant posts in Government Ministries/Departments are required to be filled as per the Recruitment Rules for the post. Information related to recruitment of staff by Government of India is not centrally maintained.

  • Emerging Needs of Minority Communities
    New Delhi, July 26: Conference of State Minorities Commissions is held annually by National Commission for Minorities (NCM), besides interaction by the Members of the NCM with representatives of minority communities during their visits to the States. The last Annual Conference of State Minorities Commissions was held on 17.01.2017 at New Delhi.

  • Shri Rajnath Singh chairs a review meeting of NDRF
    New Delhi, July 26: The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a review meeting of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) here today.

  • Steps to enhance competitiveness of capital goods sector
    New Delhi, July 26: A Scheme for enhancement of competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Sector is in operation since 2014.

  • Closure of Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana
    New Delhi, July 26: The Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Surakhsha Yojana did not get an encouraging response from Indian emigrant workers for a variety of reasons including its voluntary nature, difficulty in payment of subscriptions from NRI accounts, limited insurance cover, and the restricted regulatory environment in destination countries where the scheme was to be rolled out. The Scheme stands closed with approval of the Cabinet with effect from April 1, 2017.

  • Establishment of Air Freight Corridor
    New Delhi, July 26: The establishment of an Air Freight Corridor between India and Afghanistan was discussed during the visits of President Ghani of Afghanistan to India in September and December 2016.

  • Inauguration of CBRN Workshop by the COAS
    New Delhi, July 26: The 5th Workshop on Medical Management of CBRN Casualties for Medical Officer is being held under the aegis of HQ Integrated Defence Staff (Medical) from 25 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017. Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, was the Chief Guest at the inaugural session.

  • Scheme for Financial Assistance for Digitisation of Museum Collections
    New Delhi, July 26: Museum collections are being digitised by various museums under the Scheme for Financial Assistance for Digitisation of Museum Collections. Under the Scheme, the Government has so far provided financial assistance to 18 museums. No proposal is pending with the Government for grant of financial assistance under the scheme.

  • New Post Offices will be opened in this fiscal-Manoj Sinha
    New Delhi, July 26: The Government has planned to open 81 Sub-Post Offices and 100 Branch Post Offices during the current financial year 2017-18 under the Scheme aEuro" "Rural Business and Access to Postal Network".

  • Funds Disbursed to Industrial Corridors
    New Delhi, July 26: Status of Industrial Corridors

  • Investment Agreements with Foreign Countries
    New Delhi, July 26: The existing Indian Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) were largely negotiated on the basis of Model BIT text adopted in 1993, and as amended in 2003.

  • Projects from Assam
    New Delhi, July 26: All States were requested to send the priority list during the year 2016-17 of the estimated expenditure three times the normative allocation. The State Government of Assam has given 15 projects costing Rs. 580.70 crore out of which 13 projects costing Rs. 569.71 crore have been retained/sanctioned under NLCPR scheme. Priority list for the current financial year has not been obtained from any State.

  • Achievements in Space Sector
    New Delhi, July 26: During the last three years (June 2014 to June 2017), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished 41 missions, which includes 19 launch vehicle missions, 19 satellite missions and 3 technology demonstrator missions. Some of the notable achievements include:-

  • Fast Breeder Reactors
    New Delhi, July 26: Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has been carrying out a comprehensive R and D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past 30 years. A test reactor, called Fast Breeder Test Reactors (FBTR), is in operation from 1985 onwards which has provided valuable feedback. Based on this experience and also taking into account the international experience, design of a 500MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) has been done. The design has been peer reviewed by international design agencies. With respect to manufacturing, an elaborate manufacturing technology development program was undertaken which helped in identifying the major industries towards demonstration of indigenous capability. Currently, all the components and equipments, especially the oversized heavy components have been successfully manufactured by Indian industries and erected in PFBR project. By following the above approach, India has mastered the design and manufacturing of sodium cooled Fast Breeder Reactors (FBR).

  • Cabinet approves revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme
    New Delhi, July 26: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme with a view to achieve its intended objectives.

  • PM to inaugurate Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial
    New Delhi, July 26: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial at Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram, tomorrow (27.07.2017) at 11.30 AM. The Prime Minister will hoist the National flag at the memorial, designed and built by DRDO.

  • Empowered civil society crucial for humane redress of social gaps: Vice President
    New Delhi, July 26: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that an empowered civil society is crucial for a more humane redress of the yawning social gaps.

  • Discovery En Espanol Tells The Dramatic And Gripping True Story Of The FBI's Hunt For The Unabomber
    MIAMI, July 26, 2017 : On the heels of the broadcast success of HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS - TV's best single-network miniseries in more than three years - Discovery en Espanol will present an all-new scripted anthology series called MANHUNT: UNABOMBER with a two-hour premiere airing Wednesday, August 2 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

  • No red tapism, 30 day-deadline for CLUs: Haryana CM
    Haryana [India], July 26 : In a bid to boost ease of doing business Haryana Government will mandate issuance of changes of land use (CLUs) within 30 days of applying.

  • Nitish Kumar back to NDA fold, to take oath as Bihar CM
    New Delhi [India], July 26 : The rigmarole of Bihar politics ceases to come to a stop as Nitish Kumar, who just hours back stepped down as the Chief Minister, is all set to take oath as the CM tomorrow at 5 p.m.

  • Amit Shah to contest for Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat
    New Delhi [India], July 26 : The Parliamentary board of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that party chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani will contest for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

  • Sasikala jail perk row: Legal notice sent to DIG Roopa for 'defaming' DG Sathyanarayan Rao
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 26 : Troubles for former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) Roopa do not cease to end as now a legal notice has been served to her by the lawyer of Director General (Prisons) G. Sathyanarayan Rao.

  • BJP extends unconditional support to Nitish Kumar
    Patna (Bihar) [India], July 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on late Wednesday evening declared 'unconditional support' for Nitish Kumar, who only a few hours back resigned as the Bihar Chief Minister.

  • A CM accused of murder preaching zero tolerance for corruption?: Lalu to Nitish
    Patna (Bihar) [India], July 26 : After Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister, his grand alliance partner and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said the former stepped down fearing his exposure in murder case slapped against him, while also questioning his intent behind the decision.

  • Providing of Facilities for Tourists at Temples, Monuments and Tourist Spots
    New Delhi, July 26: Ministry of Tourism has undertaken various measures/initiatives to provide facilitation and make tourist places accessible to the differently abled and to provide safety and security to tourists as per following details:

  • Funds Allocation for Science Research
    New Delhi, July 26: Government has taken several steps to promote science and scientific research in the country. Many new and innovative schemes have been initiated recently to catalyze research in areas like healthcare, information and communication, sustainable habitat, nanoscience and technology, water resources and river systems etc.

  • Encouraging Scientists to Take Research Work
    New Delhi, July 26: Government has taken several measures to encourage young scientists to undertake research work. The schemes / programmes are designed to identify promising young researchers with innovative ideas and provide them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science and engineering.

  • Shri Gadkari announces Rs 200 crore assistance to Assam for repair of rain ravaged National Highways
    New Delhi, July 26: The Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari has announced a financial assistance of Rs. 200 crore as the first instalment for the immediate repairs of National Highways damaged due to the heavy rains in Assam.

  • Flexi fare in Premium Trains
    New Delhi, July 26: Railways regularly monitor earning and occupancy of all trains including trains under flexi fare scheme. Review of all existing schemes is a continuous and ongoing process to effect further improvement. Accordingly, an interim review of the flexi fare scheme has been made and the following changes were made with effect from 20.12.2016 :-

  • Integrated Security System at Stations
    New Delhi, July 26: Based on the report of a High Level Committee and in consultation with the Zonal Railways, 202 stations have been identified as sensitive for the purpose of installation of an Integrated Security System (ISS) to strengthen surveillance mechanism at these stations.

  • Learn and Earn Scheme
    New Delhi, July 26: The scheme "Seekho aur Kamao (Learn and Earn)" is a placement linked skill development scheme, implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through selected Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) all over the country.

  • Mineral Production during May 2017 (Provisional)
    New Delhi, July 26: The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of May (new Series 2011-12=100) 2017 at 100.5, was 0.9pc lower as compared to the level in the month of May 2016.

  • Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954
    New Delhi, July 26: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 by way of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2017.

  • Cabinet approves revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme
    New Delhi, July 26: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme with a view to achieve its intended objectives.

  • Criteria for Passports
    New Delhi, July 26: An application for issue of a passport under the Passports Act, 1967 may be made to a Passport Issuing Authority for which the applicant must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Variability of Monsoon
    New Delhi, July 26: The Government of India has undertaken extensive study on variability of monsoon especially in South Asia. Details and findings of the study are:-

  • Amendment of the Amasr Act, 2010
    New Delhi, July 26: The proposal for amendment of the Amasr Act, 2010 has been approved by the Cabinet and the pertaining Bill has been moved to Lok Sabha.

  • Exhibition 'Textiles and Decoration in Culture of Serbs in 19th and First Half of 20th Centuries' Begins in National Museum
    New Delhi, July 26: Smt. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism inaugurated an exhibition, entitled "Textiles and Decoration in the Culture of the Serbs in the 19th and the First Half of the 20th Centuries" organized by the National Museum under M/o Culture in collaboration with the Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade in National Museum, New Delhi today.

  • Stringent EMF radiation norms are operational in India-Manoj Sinha
    New Delhi, July 26: The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that for provision of seamless services including advanced facilities like 4G, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT), the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) are required to expand their network so as to ensure adequate coverage at all the locations where such services are required to be provided.

  • Credit Guarantee Fund for Startups
    New Delhi, July 26: Government is formulating a Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS) with a corpus contribution of INR 2000 crores that will enable Startups to raise loans without any collateral for their business purposes.

  • Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting in Geneva adopts three Codex standards for spices
    New Delhi, July 26: In a major recognition of India's efforts to benchmark global spices trade, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted three Codex standards for black, white and green pepper, cumin and thyme, paving the way for universal agreement on identifying quality spices in various countries.

  • Alert System at Unmanned Level Crossings
    New Delhi, July 26: ISRO has demonstrated a satellite based solution for unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) using navigation and communication technologies to avoid accidents.

  • Food and Seed Irradiations
    New Delhi, July 26: The use of radiation in agriculture has resulted in developing improved varieties of seeds resulting in increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is actively working in this area. Using radiation induced mutagenesis along with cross breeding, BARC has developed several varieties of oilseeds, pulses, rice and jute, which have been released and notified for commercial cultivation across the country.

  • Cabinet approves revision of cost of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011
    New Delhi, July 26: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Department of Rural Development for revision of cost of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC 2011). It provides for:

  • Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954
    New Delhi, July 26: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 by way of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2017.

  • Vice President condoles the passing away of Prof. Yash Pal
    New Delhi, July 26: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the passing away of eminent scientist, Prof. Yash Pal. In a message, he said that Prof. Yash Pal played an important role in the development of science and technology and the spread of rational thought and scientific temper in our country.

  • President of India condoles the passing away of Professor Yash Pal
    New Delhi, July 26: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has condoled the passing away of eminent Indian scientist, Professor Yash Pal.

  • Brain Cells Found to Control Aging
    BRONX, N.Y., July 26, 2017 : Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. The paper was published online today in Nature.