Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

India to Supply Diesel Locomotive to Myanmar Railways

India to Supply Diesel Locomotive to Myanmar Railways Indian Railways PSU RITES signs Locomotives Export Contract with Myanmar Railways India will supply 18 Meter Gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives to Myanmar to augment locomotive fleet of Myanmar Railways to meet increasing demand for passenger and freight traffic. A contract to this effect was signed… Read More »

Govt steps for Safety of Women Passengers in Railways

Safety of Women Passengers in Railways Policing on Railways being a State subject, prevention of crime, registration of cases, their investigation and maintenance of law and order in Railway premises as well as on running trains are the statutory responsibility of the State Governments, which they discharge through Government Railway Police (GRP). However, Railway Protection… Read More »

Clean My Coach Service Key features

Minister of Railways launches “ Clean My Coach ” Service Which Will Ensure Cleanliness In Trains Maintaining Cleanliness in Trains Is The Equal Responsibility of Indian Railways and Passengers : Suresh Prabhu In yet another step in line with the Indian Railways Cleanliness Drive “Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat”, the Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar… Read More »

Pending civil and criminal cases in High Courts

Pending civil and criminal cases in High Courts Data on pendency of cases is maintained by the Supreme Court and High Courts.  As per information made available by High Courts, details of civil and criminal cases pending in all High Courts and in the High Courts of Orissa and Allahabad are as under:- Number of… Read More »

Simplified Pension Claim Form 10D (UAN)

EPFO settles 104.38 lakh claims in the current fiscal CBT, EPF recommended 8.8% rate of interest for the year 2015-16 Simplified Pension Claim Form 10D (UAN) and single page Pension Payment Order (PPO) under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 unveiled New Delhi:  While taking stock of the performance of EPFO in the month of February 2016,… Read More »

Start Your Business Page on NCS Portal

Ministry of Labour and Employment Launches the Start Your Business Page on NCS Portal Following the MoU signed with Uber in February 2016, the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Friday, 11 March 2016, announced the official launch of the “Start Your Own business” page on the National Career Services Portal. Gracing his presence at… Read More »

Govt Steps for Combatting Infant Mortality

Steps Being Taken for Combatting Infant Mortality The steps being taken by the government to combat infant mortality and increase vaccine coverage under the national Health mission are as under: I. Promotion of Institutional deliveries through cash incentive under JananiSurakshaYojana (JSY) and JananiShishuSurakshaKaryakaram (JSSK) which entitles all pregnant women delivering in public health institutions to… Read More »

National Guidelines for Stem Cell

Stem Cell Therapy There is no treatment regime using Stem Cells has been established yet, however, treatment using Stem Cell is only valid for diseases like Cancer. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, is providing treatment through Stem Cell Therapy to Cancer patients only. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in… Read More »

Mental Health Policy Goals and Objectives

Mental Health Policy The National Mental Health Policy, announced in October, 2014, is based, inter-alia, on the values and principles of equity, justice, integrated and evidence based care, quality, participatoryand holistic approach to mental health. Its goals and objectives include the following: • to reduce distress, disability, exclusion, morbidity and premature mortality associated with mental… Read More »

Govt steps to encourage Manufacturing of Defence Equipment

Manufacturing of Defence Equipment The Value of Procurement of defence items (both Capital & Revenue) by the Armed forces, from Indian sources in the last three years is tabulated below: (Rs in Crore) Year 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 Value of procurement from Indian sources 52719 55014 49531   Under ‘Make in India’ programme, the Government proposes… Read More »

Insas Rifle Key features

Insas Rifle Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in association with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), User & Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) has undertaken development of a single barrel Rifle of 5.56 x 45 Calibre. The salient features of Rifle are: Mass : <4 Kg Firing Mode : Single shot & Automatic Magazine Capacity :… Read More »

Incentives to sugar sector to facilitate payment of sugarcane dues

Incentives to sugar sector to facilitate payment of sugarcane dues   The Central Government has fixed Fair & Remunerative Price of sugarcane @ Rs. 230 per quintal  for season 2015-16 at 9.5% recovery which is the bench mark price to be paid to sugarcane farmers. However, farmers in the States like U.P., Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana… Read More »

Govt Steps to control prices of essential food items

Steps to control the prices of essential food items The Government has taken a number of steps to control the prices of essential food items. These includes:- Regular review meetings on prices and availability trends are being held at the highest level. Higher MSP is announce like cereals, pulses and oilseeds to incentivize production and… Read More »

Launching of National Agriculture E-Market

Launching of National Agriculture E-Market Government has approved a scheme for setting up of National Agriculture Market (NAM) on 01.07.2015 with a budget of Rs.200 crore, which is to be implemented during 2015-16 to 2017-18. The scheme envisages implementation of the National Agriculture Market (NAM) by setting up of an appropriate common e-market platform that… Read More »

Govt steps for Promoting Bio-Fertilizers

Promoting Bio-Fertilizers (This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Sh. Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundaria in Rajya Sabha today.  ) Government is promoting bio-fertilizers through various schemes of National Mission of Sustainable Development (NMSA)/Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm… Read More »

National Board for Yoga and Naturopathy

National Board for Yoga and Naturopathy The Ministry of AYUSH constituted a Task Force to promote AYUSH system in the country. In its recommendations, it suggested to constitute a National Board for Promotion & Development of Yoga and Naturopathy under the Chairmanship of Secretary (AYUSH) with the following aims & objectives :- i. To enhance… Read More »