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Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines [Amendment] Rules), 2018

The ministry of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released draft Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines [Amendment] Rules), 2018. Provisions under the new rules The new rules are largely in conformity with developments on this front in various cases before the Supreme Court in recent months. The important provisions of these draft rules are: Social Read More…

Prepaid and smart metering for electricity

Minister of Power and New & Renewable energy R.K Singh has said that in the next three years electricity metering will go smart and prepaid. He has also asked the manufacturers to scale up manufacturing of smart prepaid meters and to work towards bringing down their prices. Why the Pitch for Smart meters? The Power Ministry is Read More…

Cyclone Gaja Impacts salt production

The cyclone Gaja had hit the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh with a speed of about 184 kmph. The cyclone had also deposited a huge amount of sludges in the coastal areas. Salt Production at Vedaranyam takes a hit The town of Vedaranyam, in southern Tamil Nadu, is famous for two things salt Read More…

Experts call to revisit ban on Plastic in Tami Nadu

The government of Tamil Nadu on World Environment day 2018 on 5th June had announced that it would ban the use of plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 1, 2019, with some exceptions. Plastic was allowed only for only milk, oil, medicine packets and other items of basic needs. The ban was announced by Read More…

Sadaiv Atal dedicated to the Nation

Sadaiv Atal, the Samadhi of Atal Bihari Vajpayee was dedicated to the Nation on the birth Anniversary of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. To emphasise on the unity in diversity, stones from various parts of the country have been used in the construction of Samadhi near Rajghat in New Delhi.  The Samadhi has Read More…

Achievements of Indian Scientists beyond rocket launches and nuclear capable missiles

The year 2018 was a spectacular one for Indian scientists working in the arena of space and defence. The high impact missions in these sectors have brought laurels for the country. But seldom was limelight on the works of scientists working on other sectors ranging from nanotechnology to weather. Some of these breakthrough innovative stories Read More…

Govt extends ban on import of milk products from China for 4 months

India which is the largest producer and consumer of milk has extended the ban on import of milk products from China for 4 months. The ban would continue till 23rd April 2019 as per the notification issued by the Ministry of Commerce. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), an arm of the commerce ministry Read More…

PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel Bridge

PM Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel Bridge on the birth anniversary of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee i.e. December 25 which is observed as “Good Governance Day”. This 4.9 km-long bridge is the nation’s only fully welded bridge and for the first time European codes and welding standards were adhered to and it has a life Read More…