After US incident, aviation ministry tells flyers that the seat is not a sleeper berth
Indian shores, new skiesThe debate on reclining aircraft seats, sparked by a viral video of a passenger repeatedly punching a reclined seat in front of him on a domestic flight in US earlier this month, has reached Indian shores, new skies.
Govt to set up inter-ministerial panel on LIC IPO shortly
The government will set up an inter-ministerial group (IMG) with Secretaries from t...
With 4 deaths in Iran and more on 3 continents, fears of Coronavirus pandemic rise
Detection failures resulted in multiple chains of as-yet-u...
Finance ministry collecting data to assess extent of financial exclusion in West Bengal, Bihar and northeast
The survey is being carried out five years into the introduction of the government’s flagship financial inclusion scheme, Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).
China's coronavirus death toll crosses 2,300, WHO team to visit Wuhan
By the end of Friday, a total of 2,345 people died of the disease and 76,288 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported from all over the country.
AICTE bars universities from offering PGDM and MBA courses simultaneously
"Over a period of time, deemed to be universities have added PGDM course under the banner of 'Management Programme' in contravention of norms. According to the AICTE Regulations, 2020, conducting PGDM and MBA courses in the same institution is not permissible," a senior AICTE official said.
National Education Policy back to drawing board after PM review, to be tweaked further
The plan has gone back to the drawing board after PM's review raised tough questions on its viability.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates Organic Food Festival
The minister said that while other parts of world are making special efforts to turn towards organic production, India has natural advantages which must be leveraged. She further said that this organic festival can be of international scale in near future.
Hinduja Group extends hotel tie-up for Churchill's Old War Office in UK
An agreement signed by the London-headquartered conglomerate in June 2017 for Raffles to operate a 125-room and suites flagship hotel at the iconic heritage building in Whitehall was expanded on Thursday to cover 85 luxury residences on the site.
Finance Ministry's rule change may hit 1,000 km road projects
As a norm, any PPP project costing over Rs 2,000 crore is sent to the PPP Appraisal Committee and then to the Cabinet for its nod. However, PPP projects up to Rs 2,000 crore are appraised and approved by the highways ministry’s Standing Finance Committee. To keep large projects under the finance ministry-set threshold, the highways ministry has been bifurcating large projects.
Finance Ministry to assess impact of coronavirus outbreak on trade
"On the impact of coronavirus outbreak and any disruptions to Make in India or to Indian export/import, Finanace Ministry is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday 18 Feb. Stakeholders are welcome." Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted on Sunday.
Second batch of ministers to visit J&K
The dates of the visit of a second batch of Union ministers to J&K could be announced soon after the end of the budget session of Parliament. The second part of the budget session is scheduled to end on April 3. Officials said the PMO will finalise the names in consultation with the home ministry.
Trump India visit: MEA briefs about US President’s Delhi schedule
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar held weekly press briefing in Delhi on February 20. While addressing the mediaperson...
Election Commission push for pending poll reforms at law ministry meet
The amendments needed for linking voter ID with Aadhaar, allowing multiple registration windows to a new voter and ensuring gender neutral rights for ‘service voter’ are at the top of the agenda for the meeting. These issues will figure in the Feb 18 meeting scheduled between the full commission and the law secretary.
Outsiders behind Gargi College incident: HRD Minister
Replying to a question of Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi in Lok Sabha, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said the government was aware of the incident at Gargi College, a reputed institute in the national capital.
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