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Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019

The London-based Times Higher Education (THE), a global organisation that produces data, analysis and expertise on higher education has released the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019. The 2019 ranking comprises of 450 universities from 43 countries, across four continents. Performance Indicators The rankings use 13 performance indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons to reflect Read More…

DD Science and India Science launched

The Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan launched the initiatives DD Science and India Science to popularise science in India. The initiatives aim to develop the scientific temper in Indian society. DD Science DD Science is a one-hour slot on Doordarshan National channel which will be telecast Monday to Saturday from 5 pm to Read More…

World Dynamic City 2019

The City Momentum Index of JLL which identifies World Dynamic Cities has been released by the property consultant JLL. About the Index The City Momentum Index of JLL measures momentum for 131 of the world’s most commercially active cities by tracking a range of socio-economic and commercial real estate indicators over a three-year period to Read More…

GoM to address GST issues related of the Real Estate Sector

The Union government has set up a seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine and suggest ways to resolve the issues plaguing the real estate sector after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Terms of Reference The Terms of reference of the panel are: Suggest a plan of action to address the Read More…

Vision 2040 document: Aviation

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu released the Vision 2040 document in the Global Aviation Summit 2019. The Global Aviation Summit 2019 is organized in Mumbai with the theme ‘Flying for All’. Forecasts of the Vision Document The forecasts of the Vision 2040 document are: The document estimates that India will need 200 Read More…

Recommendations of Committee to revisit the Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act

The Committee headed Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha has submitted the report on revisiting the section 126 of the Representation of the People Act. The committee had nine officers from the Election Commission and one nominated member each from I&B Ministry, Law Ministry, IT Ministry, National Broadcasters Association and Press Council of India. Recommendations of Read More…

ASER Report 2018

The Annual Status of Education, ASER report by the NGO Pratham which measures the learning outcomes has been released. The report was based on an annual household survey which covered 5.46 lakh children in 596 rural districts across the country. Findings of the ASER 2018 Survey The important findings from the ASER 2018 survey are: Read More…

PM Inaugurates developmental Works in Kerala

PM Modi inaugurated the various developmental works in Kerala, which include: Kollam Bypass Unveiled a plaque launching the completion of several developmental projects under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. Kollam Bypass Kollam Bypass lies on the National Highway-66. The opening of the Kollam Bypass would considerably reduce travel time between Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram, together with avoiding traffic congestion Read More…