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Lok Sabha Passes the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Lok Sabha Passes the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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New Delhi : Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 today. In this amendment, it is proposed to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 so as to provide that the term of office of, and the salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners and the State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners, shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government. Participating in the debate on the Bill, Union Minister of Statefor Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this Government is fully committed to transparency and accountability. Following this principle, the Government has encouraged suo motu dissemination of maximum i...
GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

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New Delhi : India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km. Today’s flight marks the first operational flight of the GSLV Mk III. After a smooth countdown lasting 20 hours, GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle majestically lifted off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at the scheduled launch time of 1443 Hrs (2:43 pm) Indian Standard Time (IST) with the ignition of its two S200 solid strap-on motors. All the subsequent flight events occurred as scheduled.   About
HRD Minister Inaugurates Five-day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon – 2019

HRD Minister Inaugurates Five-day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon – 2019

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New Delhi : The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon (SIH) -2019 (Hardware Edition) was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in New Delhi today. The Grand Finale of second part of Smart India Hackathon-2019, Hardware edition is being conducted from 8th to 12th July, 2019 across the country. Minister of State for HRD, Shri Sanjay Dhotre was also present on the occasion. At the inaugural session, the Minister interacted with the students participating in SIH-2019, hardware edition through video conferencing here today. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that Smart India Hackathon (SIH) - 2019 is a right platform where students’ innovators can develop smart solution to day to day problems. He said that through research, innov
Parliament Passes Central Educational Institutions Bill, 2019

Parliament Passes Central Educational Institutions Bill, 2019

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Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 1st July Rajy Sabha Passed the bill on 3rd July 2019 It considers the University/College as one unit It has restored earlier reservation system based on 200 point roster New Delhi : The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament. The Rajya Sabha passed the Bill today after it was passed in Lok Sabha on 1st July, 2019. The Bill replaces the “The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Ordinance, 2019”. The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 considers the University/College as one unit restoring earlier reservation system based on 200 point roster. No longer will ‘Department/Subject’ be tre
SHE-SHAKTI, Exhibition Attracts Art Lovers & Connoisseurs at Cosmo Arts (India) Gallery Gurugram

SHE-SHAKTI, Exhibition Attracts Art Lovers & Connoisseurs at Cosmo Arts (India) Gallery Gurugram

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A solo show by Dr. Meenu Kumar Gurgaon : The exhibition she-shakti is ongoing till July 25, 2019 at Cosmo Arts (India) Gallery, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon for art lovers and connoisseurs. Dr. Meenu Kumar, the director of Cosmo Arts India Gallery celebrated woman empowerment with the Socio Creative movement SHE-SHAKTI, a solo show which showcased in an opening ceremony of Art Exhibition at Alliance Fracaise. She-Shakti is a campaign, which endorses Metoo movement. She-Shakti force within which is awaiting to express with boldness and beauty! She Shakti is transformative and transcending and therefore yogic; creative and nurturing; synthesising and connecting the disparate and opposites. Spiritual comprehensiveness cannot be attained without She Shakti the innate power of being. Well, following...
Federation of Private Schools Slams State Govt on Degrading Education

Federation of Private Schools Slams State Govt on Degrading Education

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Reimbursement is Not Given to the Private schools under 134 A Private Schools will not take admissions till the Govt reimburses the Fee For 6 years, Private School are Teaching Children of Poor Families Chandigarh :  As Khattar government is not ready to give their rights to the poor rather school operators have been encouraged to  ignore RTE Act, private school operators have decided that  no poor student will be admitted free under section 134 A , told Kulbhushan Sharma,   State President of Federation of Private Schools Association and national president of the National Independent School Alliance (NISA).  While talking to media during a press conference, he said that private school operators want to teach the poor, but the policy and rules of the Khattar government are
Dr. Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates ‘Azaadi Ke Diwane’ Museum at Red Fort Complex in Delhi 

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates ‘Azaadi Ke Diwane’ Museum at Red Fort Complex in Delhi 

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Museum, Created by ASI Pays Homage to Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle of the Nation NEW DELHI : The Minister of State for Culture (Independent charge) and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated ‘AzaadikeDiwane’ museum at Red Fort, Delhi today. Created by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the museum within the Red Fort complex pays homage to all the unsung heroes of freedom struggle of the nation, who would have otherwise been merged away in forgetfulness. The museum is fifth in the series of recently inaugurated museums in the Red Fort Complex - others being, Subhash Chandra Bose and INA museum, Yaad-e-Jallian museum, Museum on 1857 - India’s first war of Independence and Drishyakala - Museum on Indian Art. The ‘AzaadikeDiwane’ museum talks about th
ISRO Announces First ‘Young Scientists Programme’ to Encourage Scientific Talent

ISRO Announces First ‘Young Scientists Programme’ to Encourage Scientific Talent

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3 Students from each state and UT will be selected for ISRO programme : Dr Sivan New Delhi : The launch window for Chandravaan-2 is March 25 - April 30 this year, said Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K Sivan, while addressing a press conference here today. He said that ISRO has planned 32 missions this year. Elaborating on the priority areas of ISRO, the Chairman said that these include Gaganyaan project, reaching out to students, outreach programmes, planned missions of this year and Vikram Sarabhai Centenary celebrations. Elaborating on the outreach programmes, Dr Sivan said that this year ISRO has initiated ‘Samvad with students’ programme where ISRO chairman meets the students during his outstation visits and address their queries and quench the scientific
PM Narendra Modi to Inaugurate National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai

PM Narendra Modi to Inaugurate National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai

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Mumbai: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC)in Mumbai on 19th January . The state-of-the-art Museum, built at a cost of Rs. 140.61 crore,aims to take its visitors through an absorbing journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode with the help of visuals, graphics, artifacts, interactive exhibits and multimedia expositions. The creation of the Museum has been guided by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by Shri ShyamBenegal. An innovation Committee headed by Shri Prasoon Joshi was also constituted to provide an upgrade to NMIC. The Museum is housed in two buildings – the New Museum Building and the 19thcentury historic palace Gulshan Mahal – in the Films Division campus in Mumbai. The New Museum Building ha
WBF Debates ‘Children’s Literature and Young Readers Trapped in Electronic Gadgets’

WBF Debates ‘Children’s Literature and Young Readers Trapped in Electronic Gadgets’

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Discussion was organized by Publications Division at World Book Fair Ten books released by Publications Division at World Book Fair NEW DELHI : Publications Division, Ministry of I&B is participating in the New Delhi World Book Fair being organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 5th to 13th January, 2019. The Division today organised a discussion on ‘Children’s Literature and Young Readers Trapped in Electronic Gadgets’ at the World Book Fair. The discussion highlighted the importance of books and their impact on children who in today’s times are often found preoccupied in the world of modern day gadgets. A key point highlighted in the discussion was that while technology limits a child’s imagination by presenting a fixed set of images, books magnify the child’s imagination