NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2016

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National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award […]

NDDB to Implement “Giftmilk” Scheme to Improve Child Nutrition

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The duty and functions of National Dairy Development Board are to promote, plan and organize programmers for the purpose of development of dairy and other agriculture based and allied industries and biological on an intensive and nation-wide basis and to render assistance in the implementation of such programs. Government has approved a proposal for setting […]

Namami Gange Projects Worth Rs. 400 crore Approved

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In another major step towards implementation in Namami Gange in mission mode the empowered steering committee (ESC) of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) on 1st August 2016 approved various projects worth Rs. 400 crore (approx). The projects include development of ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Rudraprayag to Guptkashi (Uttrakhand), rehabilitation/development works of […]

India tops global slavery index

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According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, released by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation on 31st May, an estimated 45.8 million people, including women and children, are subject to some form of modern slavery in the world, compared to 35.8 million in 2014. The report said India has the highest absolute numbers of […]

Sunil Lanba takes charge as Navy chief

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Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, took charge as the Chief of Naval Staff in New Delhi as the current CNS Admiral R.K.Dhowan retired after four decade of service. On May 6, 2016, the government appointed Lanba, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command as the Chief of Naval Staff. Vice Admiral Lanba, 58, is a qualified […]

Padma Award 2016

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Padma Vibhushan 2016 Winner  Field Ms. Yamini Krishnamurthi Art – Classical dance Shri Rajinikanth Art – Cinema Smt. Girija Devi Art-Classical Vocal Shri Ramoji Rao Literature Source: Padma Award 2016

Dr. Sekhar Basu took the charge as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission

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Dr. Sekhar Basu took the charge as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy. Dr. Basu, a renowned nuclear scientist, before taking over as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has been the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).  Earlier he worked as the […]

Kerala declared complete digital state

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Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declared Kerala as a ‘complete digital state’ on Independence Day celebrations in the state. With the state making remarkable strides in implementation of various e-governance initiatives. The state has achieved 100 per cent mobile density, 75 per cent e-literacy, highest digital banking rate and broadband connection up to panchayat level as […]