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Steps being taken to Reduce the weight of School Bags

New Delhi, Nov 21: The Central Government has taken various steps to reduce curriculum load and the weight of school bags. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has not recommended any textbook for early childhood education. It has recommended only two books (Language and Mathematics) for classes I & II and three books for classes III to ...

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Communal Harmony Week: Child victims of violence from different States arrive New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 21: As part of the Communal Harmony Campaign week being observed from November 19-25, 2016, a group of child victims of violence from different States arrived here today. During their six-day visit to the National Capital, organised by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), these children pin-up ‘Communal Harmony Flags’ on the person of the dignitaries ...

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Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai Joins the Indian Navy

Mumbai, Nov 21: INS Chennai, a P 15A Guided Missile Destroyer, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar at an impressive ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. The event marks the formal induction into the Navy of the third and the last of the three ‘Kolkata’ class destroyers, indigenously designed by ...

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Ban on Imports of Plastic Items from China

New Delhi, Nov 21: The Government has comprehensively revised its regulation on hazardous materials through Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Tranboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 dated 4th April, 2016 wherein plastic waste has been included in the Schedule-VI of the above Rules and the item is prohibited for import from all countries since then. The Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020) provides ...

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1st BRICS Trade Fair was organized at Pragati Maidan from 12-14 October 2016

New Delhi, Nov 21: The BRICS Trade Fair was completely an interactive business engagement and was organized with an objective to promote trade and investment opportunities amongst the participating BRICS nations i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 397 companies participated at the BRICS Trade Fair to showcase the capability of each of the BRICS nations in the identified ...

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Four Key Objectives for New Energy Policy

New Delhi, Nov 21: The National Energy Policy (NEP) aims to chart the way forward to meet the Government’s bold announcements in the energy domain. The four key objectives of the new energy policy are access at affordable prices, improved energy security and independence, greater sustainability and economic growth. The policy is being discussed by NITI Aayog with different stake ...

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Omung Kumar’s ‘Bhoomi’ will be Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film

Mumbai, Nov 21: National Award winning Director Omung Kumar is all set to take the seat behind the cameras for Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film ‘Bhoomi’. The film will be made under the banner of Bhushan Kumar led T-Series and Sandeep Singh and Omung Kumar’s production house Legend Studios. Confirming the news, actor Sanjay Dutt said, “I have been looking for ...

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Tamannah Bhatia bagged ‘Best Actor Award’ at Asia Vision Movie Awards

Mumbai, Nov 21: The gorgeous and talented actress Tamannah Bhatia who was last seen in super-hit trilingual film ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’ opposite superstars Sonu Sood and Parbhu Deva recently got honored at Asia Vision Movie Awards which were held in Dubai. The fine actress, who is riding high on the success of her films and commercials, was awarded as the ...

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Free toolkit to be distributed to minority, SC/ST and BPL artisans: Union Textiles Minister

New Delhi, Nov 19: Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today distributed PAHCHAN identity cards to artisans of five clusters of Gujarat, namely Jamnagar, Naroda, Surendranagar, Amreli and Kalol. She also announced that 20 artisans of each of these five clusters will be imparted training under Guru Shishya Parampara, where nationally acclaimed designers will train the artisans. The Minister ...

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Goa to host 47th International Film Festival of India

Goa, Nov 19: Goa is all set to host the biggest celebration of cinema with the commencement of the 47th International Film Festival of India (20th November – 28th November, 2016). A curtain raiser press conference was addressed by Director International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Shri C. Senthil Rajan, , Vice Chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa Shri Rajendra Talak, ...

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