Monthly Archives: August 2019

UPSC releases admit cards for mains exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards on the official website for the Civil Services (Mains) Examination 2019. Candidates who are going to take UPSC Mains exam this year can download their admit card from today. The exam will be conducted from September 20 to September 29, 2019. A total of 11,845 candidates have been ...

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India’s GDP drags at a rate of 5 percent

The government’s attempt to increase employment has come as a major setback, with the CSO reducing GDP growth to five per cent during the first quarter of the current financial year. The lower growth rate clearly means that there is a big reduction in economic activity. Clearly, this is also continuously reducing employment opportunities. According to experts, employment opportunities may ...

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PM launches the Fit India Movement


The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement at a ceremony in New Delhi today on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister urged the people of the country to make fitness their life style. Launching the people’s movement on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyanchand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Major Dhyanchand, India’s ...

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Centre releases Rs. 47,436 crores for afforestation to various states


In a major boost towards promoting afforestation and achieving green objectives of the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, today handed over Rs.47,436 crores of CAMPA funds to various states, in presence of Minister of State, MoEF&CC, Babul Supriyo. In a meeting of State Forest Ministers and Authorities held at New Delhi, the Environment Minister ...

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Ministry of Civil Aviation launches Aviation Jobs Portal

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Civil Aviation, Housing & Urban Affairs and Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, launched an Aviation Jobs Portal for Aspirants and prospective Employers here today. The portal aims to provide a common platform for job seekers to register their job interests across various civil aviation sub-sectors. Prospective Employers, who have completed ...

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Johnson & Johnson fined $572 million by Oklahoma court


A judge in the US state of Oklahoma has imposed a $ 572 million (about Rs 4,100 crore) fine on American health care company Johnson & Johnson in the opioid crisis case involving drug use. The judge said in his judgment that the company deliberately ignored the threat of opioids and persuaded doctors to prescribe narcotic analgesics for its own ...

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IIT Mandi to provide grants upto Rs 50 lakh to startups


Technology venture incubator IIT Mandi Catalyst will provide a grant of Rs 10 crore to startups in the next five years. Now any startup can get seed capital of Rs 50 lakh from IIT Mandi Catalyst. Earlier the maximum limit was 15 lakh rupees. The announcement was made after the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board of the Department ...

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AAP government waives of water bill for Delhiites


Arvind Kejriwal has once again given a big gift to Delhiites. On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a scheme. In this, he has waived their outstanding water bills. The people who have functional meters in their homes will get the benefit of this scheme. Only consumers who have installed meters before 30 November will get the benefit of ...

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Gold prices spike up amidst US-China trade deadlock


Due to the intensifying trade war between the US and China, there has been a record rise in the price of gold and silver. At 11 am on the first business day of the week, the price of gold had crossed the psychological level of 39 thousand. During this period, the price of gold rose by Rs 550, ie about ...

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7th Community Radio Sammelan to be held in Delhi from 27 to 29 Aug


The Seventh Community Radio Sammelan will be held at Dr. BR Ambedkar Bhawan, New Delhi from 27th to 29th August, 2019. The Sammelan, being organized by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, will witness participation of all operational Community Radio Stations across the country. The theme of this year’s Sammelan is ‘Community Radio for SDGs’. The representatives of the Community Radio ...

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