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  • Launch of IPR Awareness Campaign for Schools

    The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)in collaboration with the International Trademark Association (INTA) kicked off the IPR Awareness campaign for schools across the country in New Delhi at Kendriya Vidyalaya, RK Puram Sector 2. 

    The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on 12th May 2016, is a significant move forward to encourage creativity and stimulate innovation in the country. 

  • 99 Percent Telecom-related complaints get resolved on Twitter

    After the launch of Twitter Sewa by the Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha in August last Year for registration and resolution of complaints, about 99 percent of the complaints have been resolved through the social media. As per data released by BSNL, as on April 15, 2017, it has received a total number of 27,988 complaints and has resolved 27,965 grievances with a resolution rate of 99.91%.

  • Make in India gets metro boost; local procurement made mandatory

    75% of metro cars, 25% of critical equipment and sub-systems to be produced in the country 

    Several signaling equipment also to be procured indigenously 

    Metro companies to undertake in-house maintenance and develop local expertise

  • ECI issues letter of intent for purchase of 16,15,000 VVPATs

    Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a letter of intent for purchase of 16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails( VVPATs) at an estimated cost of Rs 3,173.47 crore during 2017-18 and 2018-19 from PSUs BEL and ECIL. In its letter sent to CMDs of ECIL and BEL on Friday (21st April) , the Commission has communicated its intent for purchase 8,07,500 VVPATs from each PSUs by September 2018.

  • 1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’ held in Jakarta

    Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal and H.E. Mr. Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia met on 20th April, 2017 for the 1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport

    Flight Operations Committee constituted to guide the expansion 

  • C-DOT develops CCSP (C-DOT Common Service Platform) to make smart cities more efficient, economical and future proof

    C-DOT PDO is ready to bring yet another telecom revolution by taking internet connectivity to every nook and corner of the country 

    Government of India’s announcement of Smart Cities project in mission mode has generated a lot of interest.  The concept of smart cities is incomplete without intervention of communication and Information Technology.  

  • Foreign Exchange Earnings (In Rupee and US $ Terms) Through Tourism in India in March 2017

    Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through Tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of RBI.

    The highlights of the estimates of FEEs from Tourism in India for March 2017 are as below:

    Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through Tourism (in Rs. terms)

  • Cabinet approves permission to avail external assistance by State Government entities from bilateral agencies for implementation of vital infrastructure projects

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the policy guidelines to allow financially sound State Government entities to borrow directly from bilateral ODA (Official development Assistance) partners for implementation of vital infrastructure projects.

  • Policies need constant revision for skilling people at scale and quality: Vice President

    Addresses National Conference on ‘Skilling India for Global Competiveness’ 

    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that given the dynamic nature of the industry requirements, our policies would need constant revision to keep them relevant and effective for skilling our people at scale with speed and quality. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Skilling India for Global Competiveness’ organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries, here today.

  • PM launches Government projects in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated several Government projects at Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. These include Government buildings, solar PV systems, Jan Aushadhi Kendras and a Passport Seva Kendra.


    He also distributed Aids and Assistive Devices to Divyangjans, and other benefits under existing Government schemes.


  • Power Purchase Agreement for Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project signed

    Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, presided over the signing of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) between Delhi Metro Railways Corporation (DMRC) & Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company (MPPMC) with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, the implementing agency for the ‘world’s largest single­site solar power project’, the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project (UMSPP, 750MW) in Bhopal today.

  • NDMA to conduct mock exercise on forest fire in Uttarakhand

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct its first-ever mock exercise on forest fire in Uttarakhand on Thursday (April 20, 2017) to help improve the preparedness and response mechanism in the event of a forest fire. 

    The mock exercise will be conducted on the principle of Incident Response System (IRS), which identifies stakeholders and clearly attributes roles and responsibilities to each one of them. It will enhance preparedness and ensure a swift response by reducing confusion and chaos. 

  • PM inaugurates Multi-Speciality Hospital, Diamond Manufacturing Unit in Surat

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the Kiran Multi-Speciality Hospital, and the Diamond Manufacturing Unit of M/s Hare Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd in Surat. 

  • Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India (Base: 2004-05=100)

    Review for the month of March, 2017 

    The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05=100) for the month of March, 2017 declined by 0.1 percent to 185.3 (provisional) from 185.5 (provisional) for the previous month.