Smart India Hackathon grand finale in Guwahati

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi In a one-of-a-kind contest centred in Northeast India, 31teams from all over India will work non-stop for 36 hours to find solutions toproblems identified by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region in itsdigital initiatives. The teams will slog it out at the the Grand Finale of Smart … Continue reading Smart India Hackathon grand finale in Guwahati

NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – APRIL 01

NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – APRIL 01 The Gujarat Assembly amending the law to make cow slaughter punishable with life imprisonment is one of the top stories covered by the dailies this morning. “Gujarat assembly passes bill that awards life term for cow slaughter”writes Hindustan Times adding “Amendments to the state’s animal protection law say vehicles used … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – APRIL 01

Govt approves changes to Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has cleared changes to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held in New Delhi last evening. The Cabinet also approved the ratification of two fundamental conventions of International Labour Organisation (ILO) to eradicate child labour from the country. These are, Minimum Age Convention concerning … Continue reading Govt approves changes to Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016

CCEA approves Amendment to New Urea Policy-2015

AMN / New Delhi The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday gave its approval for the amendment in the New Urea Policy. According to official source here, the amendment in Para 5 relates to the production beyond Re-Assessed Capacity (RAC). The said amendment will protect the production beyond Re-Assessed … Continue reading CCEA approves Amendment to New Urea Policy-2015

Centre approves transfer of land of HMT Watches Limited

AMN The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the following proposals of Department of Heavy Industry: i. Transfer of HMT Watches Ltd, land at Banglaore and Tumkur measuring 208.35 acres, to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on payment of Rs. 1194.21 crore and applicable taxes and duties. … Continue reading Centre approves transfer of land of HMT Watches Limited

Life imprisonment for cow slaughter in Gujarat

AMN Gujarat Assembly Friday approved a bill that provides for higher penalties and life imprisonment to those found guilty of violating anti-cow slaughter law. The move comes just ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections slated for later this year. The amended Gujarat Animal Preservation Act of 1954 also provides for a punishment of 10 years … Continue reading Life imprisonment for cow slaughter in Gujarat

AIIMS in Patna will be fully functional by December

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna will be fully functional by December this year. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabh, Health Minister J P Nadda said the recruitment process for the AIIMS is underway and it will be completed by November. He also informed that the Bihar government has so far … Continue reading AIIMS in Patna will be fully functional by December

SC modifies order banning liquor vends along highways

The Supreme Court Friday modified its order banning liquor vends within 500 metres on national and state highways, reducing the distance to 220 metres in areas having a population of up to 20,000. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, however, made it clear that its December 15, 2016 order banning such vends … Continue reading SC modifies order banning liquor vends along highways

Cabinet approves ratification of Minimum Age Convention under ILO

AMN / New Delhi The Union Cabinet Friday gave its nod for ratification of the two fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) namely, Minimum Age Convention (No. 138) concerning minimum age for admission to employment and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No 182). These convents concern the prohibition and immediate action … Continue reading Cabinet approves ratification of Minimum Age Convention under ILO