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Swachh Survekshan Survey launched in New Delhi

The fourth edition of the Swachh Survekshan Survey has been launched in New Delhi. The Swachh Survekshan 2019 will be conducted by an independent third party across 4,237 towns and cities between January 4 and 28. Objectives of the Swachh Survekshan Survey The objectives of the Swachh Survekshan Survey are: To encourage large-scale participation of citizens. To ensure the Read More…

Indian Railways to replace the conventional coaches with modern LHB coaches

The Indian Railways has decided to replace conventional coaches with modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) design coaches in all long distance trains. Indian Railways is undertaking a massive retrofitting exercise to convert existing conventional coaches into LHB ones by providing crashworthiness features in these coaches. Safety parameters like strong couplers and anti-climbing features are being Read More…

UN observes First-Ever World Braille Day

The United Nations observed the first official World Braille Day on 4th January to create awareness about the importance of Braille for approximately 1.3 billion people living with some form of distance or near vision impairment. The proclamation for the celebration of World Braille Day was made by the United Nations General Assembly as a means Read More…

Asia Competitiveness Institute releases Ease of Doing Business Rankings for Indian states

The Asia competitiveness institute (ACI) has released the Ease of Doing Business Rankings for Indian states. Rankings of Indian States Andhra Pradesh has topped the Ease of Doing Business rankings. Maharashtra and Delhi came in second and third place respectively. Performance of Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh has jumped from the 7th rank in 2016 to the 3rd rank in Read More…

Lok Sabha passes New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill to set up a revamped International Arbitration Centre at New Delhi with an aim to make India the hub of arbitration. New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill The features of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill are: The bill seeks to establish an independent Read More…

Andhra Pradesh bags CBIP award for Polavaram project

Andhra Pradesh was conferred with CBIP’s “Best Implementation of Water Resources Project” for better planning, implementation, monitoring and speedy execution of Polavaram multipurpose project on the Godavari River. Polavaram Multipurpose project Under the Polavaram Multipurpose project, a dam is constructed across the Godavari River in West Godavari District and East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The reservoir of the Read More…

PM Modi inaugurated developmental works in Manipur

PM Modi inaugurated a slew of developmental works and laid the foundation stone for four projects during his visit to the North-Eastern state of Manipur. Development Works Inaugurated PM Modi inaugurated eight projects during his visit to the Manipur. They are: Integrated check post in Tengnoupal district. Dolaithabi Barrage project of Imphal East district. FCI food Read More…

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 presented at New Delhi

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) presented the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 by honouring 30 outstanding young entrepreneurs and three entrepreneurship ecosystem builders for their exceptional contribution in entrepreneurship development at a ceremony held in New Delhi. Those honoured included: Roshan Kahtoon, 23, from Bihar, who despite her physical disability, has beaten all odds Read More…