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Guinness World Record of most students assembling radio kits simultaneously created

The Guinness World Record of most students assembling radio kits simultaneously was created on the third day of 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 being held in Kolkata. This is the 2nd Guinness World Record at IISF 2019 as earlier on first day of IISF more than 1,598 students had created a Guinness World Read More…

NASSCOM Report: India-third largest startups hub in the world

The Nasscom report on Indian Tech Start-Up Ecosystem said that India continues to the third largest start-up ecosystem after China and US. India has added more than 1300 tech start-ups in 2019 according to the report. Between January to September in 2019, there were 8900 to 9300 startups as compared to 7700-8200 a year ago. Read More…

Finance Minister: Rs 25,000 crore Fund for stuck Housing Projects

On November 7, 2019, Government of India announced the establishment of Rs 25,000 crore fund for home buyers whose money is stuck in stalled projects. According to the Ministry of Finance, there are over 1600 such projects comprising of 4.58 lakh housing units across the country. The “Special Window” will prioritize debt financing in the Read More…

ReSAREX-2019: ICG conducts Regional level Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise-2019

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted the ‘Regional Level Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise 2019’: ReSAREX- 19 off Goa coast. The two-day event was organised by Coast Guard District Headquarters-11 (Goa) to test efficiency and preparedness of ICG. About ReSAREX- 19 The exercise comprised of a search and rescue workshop and table top exercise, Read More…

NASSCOM Foundation’s Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) award

NASSCOM Foundation, the Indian IT industry body’s social arm, and Bangalore based software firm Mphasis announced the winners of the 11th edition of NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) award. The NSIF is an ecosystem of over 2,200 social innovations, awarding over 90 social innovation projects, and has given more than Rs.1.5 crore in catalytic grants. Read More…

Rajasthan Patrika group chairman Gulab Kothari wins Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award by PCI 

The Press Council of India (PCI) has awarded this year’s Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism to Rajasthan Patrika group chairman Gulab Kothari. The awards will be presented on the occasion of National Press Day on 16 November 2019. The selection of awardees was carried out by a jury comprising of Read More…

FSSAI released draft regulations of Safe Food and Healthy Diet for school children

The food regulator, FSSAI-Food Safety and Standards Authority of India released draft regulations for school children. The draft was titled “food Safety and Standards (Safe Food and Healthy Diets for School Children) Regulations, 2019. The regulator has sought comments from stake holders within 30 days. Highlights of the regulations A complete ban was imposed on Read More…

NMCG organized ‘Ganga Utsav’ in New Delhi

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organized the ‘Ganga Utsav’ in Major Dhyanchand stadium in New Delhi to mark the 11th anniversary of Ganga being declared as national river. It was organized in coordination with Union Jal Shakti Ministry. About Ganga Utsav The event was organised in a bid to create awareness and gather Read More…