DAC clears procurements of defence buys over Rs  9,100 cr’

DAC clears procurements of defence buys over Rs  9,100 cr’

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday approved procurements worth over Rs 9,100 crore including two additional regiments of indigenously-developed Akash surface to air missile besides water breathing apparatus and test equipment for guided weapon systems of T-90 tanks. The Akash missile to be procured...

Malnutrition is a blot on society, says Gujarat CM

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

Malnutrition is a “blot” on the society and the Gujarat Government has joined hands with leading milk products maker GCMMF to tackle malnutrition among infants, girls and lactating mothers, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Monday. In a bid to fight malnutrition among infants, girls and lactating mothers, the Gujarat government...

Kerala ready to receive tourists: Tourism Min

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The devastating floods in Kerala had left its thriving tourism industry in a state of disarray and shock, but ‘God’s own country’ has bounced back with renewed vigour, State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Monday. He said all the major tourist places in the southern State were back to business...

Assam: Bullet-riddled body of Lance Naik found in his barrack

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | Guwahati

A bullet-riddled body of a Lance Naik of Assam Police, who was posted at the Chief Minister’s official residence here, was found in his barrack on Sunday, a senior police official said. It was not immediately known whether it was a case of suicide or accidental firing from the AK-47 rifle...

Central employees asked to undertake cleanliness drive on office premises

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Centre has asked all departments under it to undertake cleanliness drive on their premises, according to an official communique. All Central Government employees have been asked to contribute six hours of 'shramdaan' (labour) during the ongoing fortnight-long cleanliness drive. "Shramdaan activities may include cleaning of office complexes, residential colonies and...

SC stays NGT order making odd-even applicable to 2-wheelers, women-driven vehicles

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Two-wheelers and four wheelers driven by women plying in the national Capital would be exempted from the odd-even vehicle rotation scheme with the Supreme Court on Monday staying the National Green Tribunal's 2017 direction which had made it applicable for all vehicles. Under the scheme, which is currently not in force...

Khadi launches exclusive designer ‘Modi jackets & kurtas' on PM's birthday

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Coinciding with prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on Monday, the  Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched an exclusive designer range of 'Modi Jackets' and 'Modi Kurtas' at its flagship store in Connaught Place here. KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena  said  it was the inspiration and vision of the Prime Minister...

India to reduce cooling energy demand by 25% by 2038

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

India has become the first country in the world to develop a draft blueprint outlining action plan to bring down cooling requirement and refrigerant demands across sectors by 20 per cent to 25 per cent by 2037-38 while slashing cooling energy requirements by 25 per cent to 40 per cent...

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