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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been conferred the prestigious Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace 2011 by XLRI-Jamshedpur (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) "for his role in effecting Bihar's turnaround within a short span."
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has set up a task force that will conduct a higher education survey in the country. The survey will include medical institutions also.
The pre-paid card is expected to facilitate distribution of scholarships and honorariums awarded by the Bihar Government to students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward categories, including those classified as Extremely Backward Castes or Maha Dalits.
The Central Government said it would create a Rs.2,500-crore corpus for technology modernization of the micro, small and medium units by next year.
India and the Europe Free Trade Association (EFTA) are likely to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) entailing a comprehensive bilateral trade and investment agreement by this year after fast tracking of the negotiations between the two groups.
Global wheat output is estimated to rise by 3.4 per cent to 676 million tonnes in 2011 as high global prices led to an increase in the area under coverage in many countries, United Nation’s body FAO said
US billionaire Warren Buffett wondered if India would raise the FDI limit in the sector to 49 per cent.
The pilot scheme will cover air pollution caused by 1,000 industries in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat, and could have a significant impact on public health.
Article 21 of the constitution, right to life and liberty, would apply even to a foreign national staying in India
Consumer Association of India launched Consumer Connect program.Consumer can complain about a certain product or service by sending an email or sms through their mobile phones anytime anywhere.
SAIL on Monday said that it is conducting a joint feasibility study with Japan’s Kobe steel for setting up steel plant unit and a 1000MW gas based power plant at Jagdishpur in U.P.
Japan’s Nippon Life Insurance on Monday announced that it is acquiring 26% stake in Reliance Life insurance for Rs. 680 million, making largest foreign direct investment.
Government committed to make postal services more people friendly: Sibal
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Job scheme wages through Aadhaar launched in Jharkhand.
The Union government has cleared an external loan to finance part of the programme launched by the Ministry of Rural Development in naxal-affected villages.
The Rajasthan Cabinet cleared the environmentally significant proposal to develop the Rajiv Gandhi Biosphere Reserve linking about a dozen wildlife sanctuaries and the prestigious Ranthambhore National Park.
The Government has decided to develop a Rs.450-crore pan-India secure network and network-based services such as e-mail and Internet-telephony, thus providing a foolproof infrastructure for telecom and Internet communication exclusively for government use.
Posted by Posted 04.01.2012 10:07 Categories: International Tags: Taliban to open political office in Qatar
The Taliban have said they are prepared to open a political office in Qatar for the negotiations “with the international community” in what could be the most significant breakthrough towards a peaceful end in 10 years of war in Afghanistan.
Traditional Agriculture in the Koraput Region get recognition by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation for recognition under its Globally Important Agricultural Heritage sites programme. The Koraput region in the state of Orissa, India, has a rich assembly of unique floral and faunal diversity. The genetic repository of the region is of great significance in the global context. About 79 plant angiosperm species and one gymnosperm are endemic to the region.
Posted by Posted 04.01.2012 09:58 Categories: National Tags: CA Business Achiever -- Woman Award 2011
Union Minister for Corporate Affairs M. Veerappa Moily and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha K. Rahman Khan presented the “CA Business Achiever -- Woman Award 2011” to Neeru Abrol,Director (Finance), National Fertilisers Limited (NFL).
The two technical experts of the Supreme Court appointed-Empowered Committee (EC) informed the Committee that the recent tremors in that region did not have any impact on the Mullaperiyar and Idukki dams and that the dams were safe.
President Pratibha Patil dedicated the new Mission Control Centre to the nation at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC SHAR).
With 6,975 million units of gross electricity generation achieved during the three quarters of financial year 2011-12, the country's largest 1,500-MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station is heading for establishing new benchmarks in the hydro power sector.