03 Feb 2016
Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech, a city-based vaccines and bio-therapeutic manufacturer, today claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in developing a vaccine to fight the dreaded mosquito-borne Zika virus, which causes serious birth defects in children.
03 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Providing relief to SEZ units and developers, the Finance Ministry today said that they would be entitled to refund of the Swachh Bharat cess, a levy imposed by the government from November last year to fund its cleanliness drive.
28 Jan 2016
Patna: Touted as a backward state, Bihar is all set to test a scheme which may serve as a benchmark for the nation. Parallel to traditional bureaucracy, a work force of 1500 youths is going to make entry into the functioning of state to implement the seven pledges of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar through Bihar Development Mission with 100 percent transparency. It's first-of-its-kind experiment anywhere in the country.
16 Jan 2016
Patna: The World Bank may help Bihar in imparting computer education and communication skills to millions of youths, state officials said today.
27 Jan 2016
New Delhi: The rich cultural and ethnic heritage of India, including cuisine and handicrafts from across the country, is being showcased here as part of a festival, 'Bharat Parv', which got underway yesterday on the Red Fort lawns.
22 Jan 2016
Los Angeles: An F-16 fighter jet has crashed in the southwestern state of Arizona, the US Air Force said, adding a search and rescue mission for the pilot was ongoing.
29 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Aiming to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens, Narendra Modi government conceptualised ambitious 'Smart City' project which targets to build 100 high-tech cities by 2022.
24 Dec 2015
The third month of the year witnessed a big change in history of Andhra Pradesh with Amravati being declared as the new capital of the state. Conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya, and evacuating the Indians from Yemen were among the few important events that occurred during the month of March.
01 Sep 2011
In order to bring more transparency in the ‘Bharat Saakshar Mission’, the Centre is going to start a portal which will have the details of the entire auditing of the mission. The Centre had launched ‘Saakshar Bharat Mission’ in 2009 to reduce illiteracy, particularly among adult women by 2012. It aims at making 7 crore adults literate which includes 6 crore women of above 15 years of age.
12 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Successful evacuation operations, named 'Raahat', conducted in April 2015 in strife-torn Yemen in which over 4,640 Indian citizens were evacuated along with 960 foreign nationals of 41 countries by Indian Air Force have won applause from all quarters. But many do not know, it was not the biggest rescue operations conducted by IAF. During the gulf war in 1990, our valour forces made world record to evacuate as many as 1,70,000 people.