Mon Oct 23 16:16:24 IST 2017
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India's first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities in New Delhi. The ministers also laid the foundation for a Skill Development Centre and a Centre of Excellence.
Mon Oct 23 15:50:00 IST 2017
The Union Government has de-affiliated around 400 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) following quality inspections that revealed that the institutes lacked requisite infrastructure and trainers for imparting vocational training to students.
Mon Oct 23 15:13:55 IST 2017
The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families' pictures on social media platforms such as facebook and whatsapp.
Mon Oct 23 14:39:37 IST 2017
Ace Indian shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense, marking his third Super Series win of the year and fifth overall. The eighth seeded Srikanth defeated his opponent, South Korea's Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5.
Mon Oct 23 09:33:02 IST 2017
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it would be extending the Dawn mission at Ceres until its hydrazine fuel runs out, after which it will continue to remain in a stable orbit around the dwarf planet.
Sun Oct 22 15:58:20 IST 2017
16 October to 22 October 2017: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including Saksham Yojna, IamThatWoman campaign and Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration among others.
Fri Oct 20 15:11:13 IST 2017
Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, according to experts. Holding one-fifth of the world's unfrozen fresh water, the lake situated in Russia's Siberia region is a natural wonder of exceptional value to evolutionary science.
Fri Oct 20 14:30:11 IST 2017
USS Constitution, the world’s oldest warship took off recently on its first sail since three years. The ship sailed from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate US Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.
Fri Oct 20 13:43:56 IST 2017
A major study has revealed that people are most at risk of succumbing to pollution in continents of Asia and Africa with India topping the list of individual countries. The study reports that one out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015 was due to pollution. China's environment was reported to be the second deadliest, with more than 1.8 million premature deaths, attributed to pollution-related illness.
Fri Oct 20 12:22:16 IST 2017
The Income Tax Department has launched an online chat service for taxpayers to answer their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues. A team of experts from the department and independent tax practitioners has been deputed to answer the general queries.
Fri Oct 20 11:29:35 IST 2017
The state government of Assam has launched a new Tourism policy- 'Tourism Policy of Assam 2017' with the aim of increasing tourist inflow in the state two to three folds within the next five years.
Fri Oct 20 09:25:09 IST 2017
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has launched a new online facility for its members to make it easier for them to link their 12-digit unique Aadhaar number with their Universal Account Number.
Fri Oct 20 08:43:56 IST 2017
The first-ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 began recently near Vladivostok in Russia. The exercise, INDRA, was previously conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. This year, it was upgraded to involve all the three services Army, Navy and Air Force.
Thu Oct 19 08:16:53 IST 2017
Assam would be hosting the first-ever Global Investors Summit in Guwahati from 3- 4 February 2018. It would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting, which was held recently.
Wed Oct 18 15:03:12 IST 2017
The state government of Gujarat has signed 3 MoUs worth Rs 10,400 Cr with three companies that have the potential of creating 21,300 job opportunities in the state. The MoU’s were signed under the Make in Gujarat initiative in the presence of the state’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani.
Wed Oct 18 14:16:11 IST 2017
The state government of Chhattisgarh has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self-help groups under Saksham Yojna. The rate of interest on loans has been cut from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent to benefit more women and their SHGs under the Yojna.
Wed Oct 18 13:14:34 IST 2017
India has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).The MoC was signed by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Katsunobu Kato, Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.
Wed Oct 18 09:30:56 IST 2017
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched an online campaign on ‘women for women’: #IamThatWoman in an attempt to end gender bias in women against women. The WCD Ministry aims to highlight through the campaign, the various aspects of women standing by and for other women.
Tue Oct 17 09:58:42 IST 2017
Scientists have developed a new military watch for the Russian army kit, which is capable of resisting high impact and can even survive a nuclear explosion. The mechanical watch with automatic movement ensures fast and accurate time determination in severe climatic and operating conditions, during routine and combat operations.
Tue Oct 17 09:48:42 IST 2017
Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the United States. Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project.
Tue Oct 17 08:48:37 IST 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be inaugurating the first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi on the occasion of National Ayurveda Day. The institute, which has been set up as an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, aims to bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.
Mon Oct 16 16:53:40 IST 2017
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje has opened up the expansion of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all the 191 urban areas of the state. She also flagged off 50 Annapurna vans on the occasion at Ajmer.
Mon Oct 16 15:57:05 IST 2017
World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.
Mon Oct 16 13:28:58 IST 2017
Carnatic music vocalist, T M Krishna is going to be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 on the late Congress Supremo’s death anniversary. He would be conferred the award by Sonia Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress Party.
Mon Oct 16 09:26:57 IST 2017
Ministry of Railways is introducing a new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai. The main aim behind the move is to fulfil the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between the two metro cities.
Mon Oct 16 08:45:53 IST 2017
Ministry of Railways is going to introduce a new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani between Delhi - Mumbai route. The main aim behind the move is to fulfil the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between the two metro cities.
Fri Oct 13 16:42:09 IST 2017
Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force. Following the completion of the harbour phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.
Fri Oct 13 13:59:04 IST 2017
The Union Minister for Communications, Manoj Sinha has launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana, an initiative for expansion of client base of Postal Life Insurance. The main objective of the scheme is to cover all households in the identified Sampoorna Bima Gram village.
Fri Oct 13 13:23:46 IST 2017
The International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed across the world on 13 October 2017 with the theme ‘Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement’. The 2017 campaign aims to raise global awareness about effective actions, policies and practices taken to reduce exposure to disaster risk at the community level, thereby contributing to saving homes and livelihoods.
Fri Oct 13 09:01:18 IST 2017
The United States and its ally Israel announced that they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, accusing the body of anti-Israel bias. The United States has walked out of the 195-member organisation once before under ex-president Ronald Reagan.