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4th edition of Kochi-Muziris biennale inaugurated

Fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris biennale was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister at Parade Ground in Fort Kochi, Kerala. The Biennale was curated by Anita Dube and become the first Biennale in world in which participation of women accounts for half of the participating artists. The 108-day long event will showcase 94 artists in 10 venues Read More…

Government to set up National Medical Devices Promotion Council

The government will set up a National Medical Devices Promotion Council (NMDPC) under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to promote the medical devices sector. This announcement has been made by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on December 14, 2018. Read More…

Four Indian PSUs feature in world’s top 100 arms producers: SIPRI Report

The recently released rankings by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have placed four Indian Public Sector Undertakings among world’s top 100 arms producers. These companies are as follows: Indian Ordnance Factories (37th Rank) Hindustan Aeronautics (38th Rank) Bharat Electronics (64th Rank) Bharat Dynamics (94th rank) ContentsKey FactsAbout SIPRIIndia’s share in Global Arms SaleWorld’s top Read More…

Supreme Court gives Clean Chit to NDA Government over Rafale Deal

Supreme Court has given clean chit to Modi government for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter Jets. The three Judge bench headed by Ranjan Gogoi, find nothing wrong on the purchase of 36 fighter jet instead of 126 from France.  The court gave clean chit on three aspects – Purchasing of 36 Rafale jets instead of Read More…

Delhi High Court Orders Ban on sale of Online Medicines

The Delhi High Court has ordered a ban on the sale of online medicines by E-pharmacies across the country. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao has also ordered central and delhi governments to implement the order. ContentsBackgroundLegal Status of Online Pharmacies Background The court was acting on a Public Read More…

BP Singh Appointed as FTII New Chairman

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has appointed Brijendra Pal Singh as the new chairman and President of Film and Television Institute of India. He succeeded Anupam Kher, who had resigned from the post in October because of some international commitments. ContentsBrijendra Pal SinghFTII Brijendra Pal Singh He is an alumnus of FTII of 1970-73 batch Read More…

Dam Safety Bill 2018 introduced in Lok Sabha

The Dam Safety Bill, 2018 has been introduced in Lok Sabha in December, 2018. This bill aims to provide for the surveillance, inspection, operation, and maintenance of specified dams across the country.  The Bill also provides for the institutional mechanism to ensure the safety of the dams. ContentsFeatures of the Dam Safety Bill 2018Why the Read More…

Uttar Pradesh’s Startup HelpUsGreen honoured by UN

Uttar Pradesh based startup HelpUsGreen has been honored by UN for its works to clean River Ganga by recycling tonnes of floral waste. UN presented the award to the 14 other countries along with India at the Nations Climate Action award ceremony during the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice. ContentsHow It Works?HelpUsGreen How It Read More…