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04 Jul 2018


WhatsApp "horrified" at lynchings, will take steps against fake news

WhatsApp has taken cognisance of the Indian government's concerns about the propagation of fake news via its platform.

04 Jul 2018


British-Indian MPs lobby May over torture of British-Sikh in Punjab

Indian-origin MPs are among 70 lawmakers in Britain lobbying Prime Minister Theresa May to intervene at the "highest levels" with the Indian Government over allegations of torture against a British-Sikh murder suspect lodged in a Punjab jail.

01 Jul 2018


Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

IAS officer Alka Tiwari has been named the Secretary of anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as part of a major senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government.

26 Jun 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Now, use this app to apply for passport using smartphone

Riding on the wave of digitization, the Indian government has launched a mobile app called the 'Passport Seva app' to make the passport application process seamless.

26 Jun 2018


#PolicyExplainer: All about Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

The Government of India launched a life insurance scheme called 'Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana' (PMJJBY) in 2015, offering coverage for death.

14 Jun 2018


Want to make Mumbai a financial technology hub: CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said he wants to make Mumbai a hub for financial technology.

13 Jun 2018


#CareerBytes: Central government jobs currently available in South India

Central government jobs are always in demand in the country, and several posts are currently up for grabs at government sector organizations across South India.

12 Jun 2018

Air India

#CareerBytes: Central government job openings currently available in North India

Many Indians prefer government jobs over joining the private sector as they feel such jobs provide job security, better perks/allowances, medical benefits, etc.

06 Jun 2018


Football: Constantine pleads government to send them to Asian Games

The Indian football team has continued to make grounds in the sport with coach Stephen Constantine leading the way.

27 May 2018

Social Science

Planning to study abroad? Here are 8 prestigious international scholarships

Many Indians seek opportunities to study abroad at top universities after Class-12 or graduation. However, many face financial obstacles that often prevent them from pursuing their dreams.

20 May 2018


Govt earns Rs. 1,400 crore as revenue from e-Visa scheme

The Indian Government has earned Rs. 1,400 crore as revenue from the e-Visa scheme.

28 Apr 2018


UMANG mobile app for finding genuine technical education courses

The sheer number of technical education institutes in India often fool students into enrolling for fake institutes.

11 Apr 2018

Social Science

Planning to study abroad? Here are 8 prestigious international scholarships

Many Indians seek opportunities to study abroad at top universities after Class-12 or graduation. However, many face financial obstacles that often prevent them from pursuing their dreams.

09 Apr 2018


This website is all you need for government-schemes, jobs, exams

The central and state governments roll out several schemes, implement various initiatives and policies for citizens.

09 Apr 2018


Government scholarships for Engineering students: Here's all about them

To promote quality education in the field of engineering, the government awards various scholarships to students who want to pursue engineering based on various criteria, including their merit, community, and family's annual income.

27 Mar 2018


Currently, no proposal to scrap Article 370, says Centre

There is currently no proposal to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

23 Mar 2018

Saina Nehwal

CWG-2018: Parents of Sindhu and Saina deny using taxpayers' money

The 2018 Commonwealth Games are around the corner and the parents of badminton stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have been left disappointed, after reports claimed that they were travelling to Gold Coast at the expenses of the Indian Government.

15 Mar 2018


Gender equality, liberation of rural women: Key drivers of growth

Addressing 62nd Session of Commission on Status of Women, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development in India Chetan Sanghi said, "Gender equality and emancipation of rural women is recognized as a key driver of inclusive growth and social progress in India."

14 Mar 2018


Pakistan national, who stayed in India for 27 years, deported

A 37-year-old Pakistani national, who was illegally staying in India since he was about 10 years of age, has been deported to the neighboring country, a police official said on Wednesday.

07 Mar 2018


Artificial Intelligence can help eliminate caste system, inequalities: Ambedkar followers

The supporters of BR Ambedkar have planned to celebrate the 127th birth-anniversary of Dalit leader at UN headquarters in New York next month with "Artificial Intelligence for Humanity" theme.

US won't confirm reports of Nirav Modi's presence there

The US government is aware of media reports that diamond jeweler Nirav Modi is in the country but is unable to confirm them, a State Department official said on Friday.

28 Feb 2018


India back as world's fastest growing economy in December quarter

The Indian economy grew at 7.2% in the October-December period, restoring its status as the world's fastest-growing major economy. The growth reflects overall recovery due to good show by agriculture, manufacturing, construction sectors.

24 Feb 2018

Air India

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

The Centre is mulling options for selling Air India completely, which include offloading 100% of its stake the debt-ridden national carrier.

21 Feb 2018


Govt. allows commercial coal mining by private-sector, ending Coal-India monopoly

The government has opened up commercial coal mining for the private sector, allowing Indian and foreign companies to bid for mines for commercial use - a major reform in the coal sector since its nationalization in 1973.

14 Feb 2018


Govt proposes allowing premature closing of PPF accounts

In what could benefit lakhs, the government has proposed allowing premature closure of small savings schemes, including the public provident fund (PPF).

11 Feb 2018


Top 7 electric cars showcased at Auto Expo 2018

Electric cars are in the spotlight at the ongoing Auto Expo 2018 where the electric vehicles space reportedly saw the most activity.

10 Feb 2018


India could lose Champions Trophy 2021 hosting rights

India could potentially lose the hosting rights for 2021 Champions Trophy, as ICC is on the lookout for alternative options, owing to tax issues in India.

09 Feb 2018


Govt offers tech scholarships of Rs. 80,000/month to fight brain-drain

To stop India's top brains from leaving the country in search of better opportunities, the Narendra Modi Cabinet has approved hundreds of lavish scholarships.

06 Feb 2018


Generated 2.53L central-government jobs in 2 years: Government in Budget-2018

In Budget 2018, the government proposed various measures for generating more employment opportunities. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said they would create as many as 75 lakh jobs.

30 Jan 2018


Passports to remain as the valid address proof: Centre

Earlier, the External Affairs Ministry said it would stop printing the last page of the passport, leaving it blank, which means passports wouldn't be a valid address proof.

29 Jan 2018


Survey: Indians' trust in government continues to remain high

In a welcome news for the Modi-led NDA government, India continues to be among the top three nations where trust in government remains high.

22 Jan 2018


Govt planning to keep PF rate unchanged at 8.65%: Reports

According to reports, the NDA government is planning to keep the interest rates unchanged on PF deposits at last year's 8.65%.

18 Jan 2018


Black money: Purchases above Rs. 6L will soon be flagged

Soon, any purchase you make costing over Rs. 6L will have to be reported to the Financial Intelligence Unit.

16 Jan 2018


Centre to divide Air India into 4 firms before sale

Centre will split the debt-laden Air India (AI) into four separate entities by 2018-end under a divestment plan proposed by PM Narendra Modi. 51% stake in each entity would be sold.

16 Jan 2018


There're plans to kill me: Pravin Togadia's sensational claims

Revealing details of his disappearance, VHP chief Pravin Togadia has made sensational claims: plans were being made to have him killed.

01 Jan 2018


Center's new website for registration and tracking of NRI marriages

To tackle the problem of NRI husbands abandoning Indian wives, the government is setting up a website to track such marriages.

29 Dec 2017


The village which breathes, talks and lives hockey

Jharkhand might be one of the most underdeveloped states which is constantly reeling under the constant threat of Maoist attacks. But there is a village in this poverty struck state, which has made a huge contribution to women's hockey in India.

28 Dec 2017


Centre working on automobile policy; focus on eco-friendly electric vehicles

The Centre has appointed a consultant for formulating an automobile policy with a focus on clean technology; it may pave the way for adoption of eco-friendly vehicles.

26 Dec 2017


Government to NGOs: Open bank accounts before 21 January, 2018

In a bid to maintain transparency, the Ministry of Home Affairs has directed NGOs, businesses etc that receive foreign funding to open bank accounts within a month.

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