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Govt launches digitized version of key health schemes on NHA’s IT platform

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has launched the revamped Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and the Umbrella schemes of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) and Health Minister’s Discr

NIC DG Dr Neeta Verma gets one-year extension

Dr Neeta Verma, Director General of National Informatics Centre, a premier technology organization of the government of India, got an extension for a year.  

Defence Secy launches new version of DG NCC mobile training app

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar has launched Directorate General National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mobile Training App Version 2.0. The app will assist in conducting countrywide online training to NCC cadets during the COVID-

NCPCR devises portal to track children lost family to Covid

 The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) given the growing problem related to children affected by COVID-19 has devised an online tracking portal “Bal Swaraj (COVID-Care link)” f

Govt approves 166 new sites for no permission drone operations

Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted permission of “No-Permission-No-Takeoff` (NPNT) compliant drone operations at 166 additional green zones

Govt to discontinue the central allocation of Remdesivir

In the last few months, the country had gone through a major struggle to procure Remdesivir in an attempt to save lives. Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has informed that now the coun

Cabinet approves MoUs of ICoAl & ICSI with foreign organisations

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has granted ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) entered into by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICoAl) and Institut

SeHAT to provide telemedicine services to armed forces

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the advanced version of ‘Services e-Health Assistance and Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD portal through video conferencing on May 27, 2021. The portal provides telemedic

Govt to provide financial assistance to transgenders

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, the nodal ministry for transgender welfare, has decided to provide a subsistence allowance of Rs 1500 to each transgender person as immediate support to meet their basi

India-Israel to set up villages of excellence for agriculture cooperation

 To enhance their cooperation in agriculture, Israel and India have signed a three-year work program agreement for development in Agriculture cooperation, while affirming the ever-growing bilateral partnership and

Govt to set up a national mission on biomass in coal-based thermal power plant

To address the issue of air pollution due to farm stubble-burning and to reduce carbon footprints of thermal power generation, the Ministry of Power has decided to set up a National Mission on the use of Biomass in coal-based thermal power plants.

Expert committee on investment funds formed

International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), in its endeavour to develop a comprehensive and consistent regulatory framework based on global best practices with a special focus on ease of doing business,

Govt to digitally transform tribal schools

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Microsoft to support the digital transformation of schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram schools, among others under the Ministr

DoT launches online network security course for its officers

Telecom Security is a complex subject that includes compliance to mandated technical specifications, deployment of secure configurations, ensuring trusted supply chain management, engagement of security vetted personne

New RT PCR kits with more accuracy for a mutant strain

As the pandemic is going through a second wave with multiple variants, the selection of target genes in multiplex RT-PCR assay is becoming critical for accurate detection of the virus. DST institute has developed

Govt announces strategic collaboration to empower Atal Tinkering Lab schools

Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell has announced their strategic collaboration which aims to empower Atal Tinker

Agriculture Min signs MoU with Microsoft to develop smart interface for farmers

Union Ministry of Agriculture and Microsoft India has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a pilot project in 100 villages of six states to develop farmer interface for smart and well-organized agriculture, in

NIXI inaugurates new initiatives to improve IPV6 adoption

Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) & Chairman NIXI has inaugurated three initiatives of the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). With this launch,

Govt approves stepping up of Remdesivir Drug production

The government has reviewed the issue of availability of Remdesivir Drug and has decided to increase the production and decrease the price of the drug. The government has​ also issued a ban on its export. Remdesivi

Visionary Talk: Ram Madhav, Member Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh with Kailashnath Adhikari


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