2nd India Mobile Congress to be held in New Delhi in October 2018

India is going to host its second India Mobile Congress between October 25-27. The India Mobile Congress 2018, hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), is an excellent platform for policymakers, industry, and regulators to engage in meaningful deliberations to drive the future direction of this important sector. This year, we will also be honored by the presence of our friends from ASEAN and BIMSTEC which will lend a global connect to our exchanges. The IMC expects that more than 200,000 professionals from the telecom industry, encompassing the 5G, startup ecosystem, Internet...

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UN launches Road Safety Trust Fund to improve road safety worldwide

United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on April 12, 2018, announced the launch of the ‘UN Road Safety Trust Fund’ to stimulate action that can save lives and prevent injuries and sufferings associated with road accidents. While highlighting the opportunities that will be offered by the UN Road Safety Trust Fund, Amina Mohammed drew attention to the fact that over 1.3 million drivers, passengers, and pedestrians die each year on the roads. The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the development arm of the UN in Europe, is designated as the Secretariat for the Trust Fund. A contribution of...

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Anubhuti programme to let students get experience of villages in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said In villages even today one learns to live together in harmony. Hence the state government will start Anubhuti programme in which students will be taken to villages. While addressing the Anubhuti Samvad programme “life in a village is amazing. In villages, people live together like a family. Indian culture and tradition are found even today in villages. Even if essential facilities reach villages, the basic, simple and natural life of villages should remain the same. Even today the entire village makes preparations for a girl’s marriage.” The road amenities in villages...

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Indo-ASEAN ties have entered 25 years of dialogue

The countries around the South China Sea had made a number of attempts to form an intergovernmental platform where countries around the region could come together on principles of Pan-Asianinsm addressing common goals of security, economy and strategic interests.One predominant driving force behind this longing was the fear of communism and a antagonist china, there had been various instances in the past when China had border disputes with a number of current ASEAN member countries. It was this fear that saw the formation of SEATO or Southeast Asia Treaty Organization in early September 1954 through the Manila pact, where...

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Haryana to introduce Choice Based Credit System for undergraduate education

Haryana soon to give relax to the undergraduate students as it is going to introduce a unique way which will bring a smile on their faces that is Choice based credit system (CBCS). The Haryana government said it has decided to introduce choice-based credit system (CBCS) and also revise the syllabus and workload in eleven subjects at the under-graduation level “in keeping with global scenario”. The subjects are economics, political science, psychology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, botany, zoology, commerce, and geography, said an official spokesperson of the higher education department. They would review the existing syllabi in the...

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Around 23147 Crores released to gear up rural employment

Giving employment to the rural people is the prime aim of the government hand in order to will also ensure smooth implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the coming months of FY 2018-19, 23,147 crores are released to various States/UTs. The funds, besides clearing all wage and payment liabilities of the previous year, will also ensure smooth implementation of the scheme in the coming months of FY 2018-19. In line with the commitment of Central Government towards the release of funds by 10th April 2018, the Ministry released Rs. 14,995 crore for wages and...

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Union Home Ministry launches e-FRRO scheme

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched the web-based application e-FRRO scheme aimed at providing fast and efficient visa-related services online to visitors to India. The scheme has already been implemented and is running successfully as a pilot project in four FRROs in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai since February 12. Now it has been rolled out in the remaining eight FRROs Kolkata, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad. The new scheme includes online FRRO service delivery mechanism without a requirement of visiting FRRO/FRO office barring exceptional cases. Using this application, foreigners are required to create...

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NHAI signs agreement for its first International project under IMT Trilateral Highway

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed an agreement for up gradation of Yagyi Kalewa section of highway in Myanmar to two lanes with the earthen shoulder. This project is part of India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway and will be NHAI’s first international project. The project aims to provide seamless vehicular movement for enhancing trade, business, health, education and tourism between Indian, Myanmar, and Thailand. It is being funded by Ministry of External Affairs, India and will be executed on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode at a cost of Rs.1177 crores. The project will have 3 new...

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Rahul Aware Won India’s 1st Wrestling Gold

Rahul Aware bagged India’s first wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 after beating Canada’s Steven Takahashi in the final of men’s Freestyle 57 kg event. Before the final, the 26-year-old had claimed two dominating victories with the scorelines 11-0 and 10-0, while he defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal 12-8 in the semi-final. The Maharashtra wrestler showed his true class in the second round. He had increased his lead by one point in the initial stages before the Canadian scored three points to reduce the...

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World’s Largest Solar Park To Come Up In Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani approved setting up a 5,000 MW capacity solar park at the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR), which would be the largest such entity in the world after its completion. The proposed solar power generation project would be set up in 11,000 hectares of land with an investment of Rs 25,000 crore. The project will contribute significantly in achieving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s target of producing 175 gigawatts of electricity through renewable energy sources by...

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