President of India’s message on the eve of the 38th Anniversary of the “Islamic revolution of Iran ” [1979]

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the eve of the 38th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (February 11, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Grand Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, The Supreme Leader of … Continue reading President of India’s message on the eve of the 38th Anniversary of the “Islamic revolution of Iran ” [1979]

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Sports Infrastructure at Schools

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Lok Sabha today that as per the information provided by Department of School Education & Literacy, 31% of secondary schools do not have play ground. The Government is implementing the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), a centrally sponsored Scheme … Continue reading Sports Infrastructure at Schools

Government to Promote Indigenous Games and take them to an International Level: Vijay Goel

Khelo India Shri Goel further stated that his Ministry will soon start off with Rural Games or “Grameen Khel Mahakumbh” under the ambitious Khelo India scheme to not only popularise rural games but also search for talented players at the grassroots level. Kabbadi World Cup Shri Goel said that the Kabaddi World Cup held recently … Continue reading Government to Promote Indigenous Games and take them to an International Level: Vijay Goel

Standard of Higher Educational Institutes

Improvement of standards of higher education and upgradation of infrastructure is an on-going endeavour and the Central Government has been making a constant effort in this direction. The Central Government has launched several new initiatives viz. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Impacting Research Innovation & Technology (IMPRINT), Uchchatar Avishkar Yojna (UAY), Global Initiative of Academic … Continue reading Standard of Higher Educational Institutes

Student-Teacher Ratio

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 in its Schedule lays down Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) for both primary and upper primary schools. At primary level the PTR should be 30:1 At the upper primary level it should be 35:1. Also the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) framework stipulates that … Continue reading Student-Teacher Ratio

Drop Out of Students from Higher Education

Registration of students in higher education is measured in terms of total enrolment in higher education out of the eligible population in the age group of 18-23 years. Total enrolment in higher education as percentage of the population in the 18-23 years age group is defined as Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER). As per the report … Continue reading Drop Out of Students from Higher Education

Future of Asia will depend on what happens in India, says Shri M. J. Akbar

"Future of Asia will depend on what happens in India, "says Shri M. J. Akbar Shri M. J. Akbar addresses at the 17th International NSG Seminar The Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M. J. Akbar addressed at the ongoing 17th International NSG Seminar here today. He said, "...terrorism is a biggest threat to … Continue reading Future of Asia will depend on what happens in India, says Shri M. J. Akbar

NFSA, 2013 and Aadhar

Individual beneficiaries having Ration Cards under NFSA to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication to receive subsidies under NFSA Notification issued by the Ministry Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution & comes into effect from 8th February, 2017 Beneficiaries under NFSA not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, require to make application … Continue reading NFSA, 2013 and Aadhar

UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam naagrik)

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India launched the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN on 21st October, 2016. The Airfare cap under  RCS-UDAN for fixed wing aircraft ranges from Rs. 1420/- for 151 kilometers to Rs. 3500/- for >800 kilometers. MoCA has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on RCS-UDAN with 16 State Governments / … Continue reading UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam naagrik)

India and UK Tourism

India-UK Deal to Allow More Flights to Boost Tourism and Trade for Global India & Britain India and the UK signed a MoU to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries, following successful talks in India this week. Limits on flights from key Indian cities including Chennai and Kolkata have … Continue reading India and UK Tourism

ASEM Workshop on Techniques and Instruments for Conservation of Monuments and Artefacts

ASEM Workshop on Techniques and Instruments for Conservation of Monuments and Artefacts, New Delhi (February 6-7, 2017) February 07, 2017 The Ministry of External Affairs in association with INTACH organized the ASEM Workshop on Techniques and Instruments for Conservation of Monuments and Artefacts in New Delhi from 6-7 February 2017. ASEM stands for the Asia … Continue reading ASEM Workshop on Techniques and Instruments for Conservation of Monuments and Artefacts