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HRD Launches STARS scheme on National Science Day

The Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the STARS scheme on National Science Day (28th February). ContentsSTAR SchemeNational Science Day: 28th FebruaryRaman Effect STAR Scheme STARS is an acronym for Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science to fund Science projects. The scheme will be implemented at the cost of Rs 250 crores. Read More…

NITI Aayog, Adobe Partner to Enhance Digital Literacy and Creativity Skills

Atal Innovation Mission and software major Adobe have signed a Statement of Intent to collaborate on enhancing digital literacy and creativity skills.  Under the agreement, Adobe would implement the Digital Disha Programme across 100 schools under Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) initiative. Teachers and Children across these 100 schools would benefit from the creative learning resources via free access to Adobe Read More…

Tata Steel recognised as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies

Tata Steel has been recognised as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 2019. Ethisphere Institute is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. For the eighth time, Tata Steel has got the recognition eight times in the ‘Metals, Minerals and Mining’ category. Tata Steel is one Read More…

2nd edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary Launched

The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot launched the 2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary in New Delhi. ISL Dictionary The Dictionary was brought about by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Read More…

Assam launches PRANAM Commission to protect parents of govt employees

The Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal has announced a PRANAM Commission to look after the issues related to the Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill. PRANAM Bill The bill makes it mandatory for state government employees to look after their parents and unmarried differently abled siblings who do not have Read More…

MGR Centenary Arch in Chennai Unveiled

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami has unveiled MGR Centenary Arch on Kamaraj Salai of Chennai. ContentsMGR Centenary ArchWhy the Centenary Arch was challenged?DR M G Ramachandran MGR Centenary Arch The MGR Centenary Arch has been built at an estimated cost of 2.52 crore, from the state Secretariat. The Centenary Arch 66 feet wide and 52 Read More…

New Railway Zone for Andhra Pradesh

The Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has announced the creation of new railway zone for Andra Pradesh, Southern Coast Railway Zone to be headquartered in Visakhapatnam. ContentsKey Facts about the Southern Coast Railway ZonePolitical Move? Key Facts about the Southern Coast Railway Zone The Southern Coast Railway zone would comprise of existing Guntakal, Guntur and Read More…

HRD Ministry launches SHREYAS Programme

The Union Minister of Human Resources and Development Prakash Javadekar launched the Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS) programme to provide industry-specific apprenticeship opportunities to fresh graduates. SHREYAS SHREYAS is a programme basket comprising of three initiatives of the HRD, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and the Ministry of Labour Read More…