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Commerce Minister Launches ‘SWAYATT’ On GeM

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, launched SWAYATT in New Delhi today.  SWAYATT is an initiative to promote Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions on Government e Marketplace (GeM).

MSP Of Sugar Increased By 2 Rs Per Kg

With the aim of benefiting sugar farmers and in order to clear their arrears/cane dues, the Union Government has decided to increase the Minimum Selling Price (MSP) of sugar from Rs. 29 to Rs. 31 for the year 2019-20. 

MSP For Raw Jute Hiked

The Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of Raw Jute has been increased to Rs.3950/- per quintal for 2019-20 season from Rs. 3700/- per quintal in 2018-19 season.

New Viral Vaccine Manufacturing Unit To Come Up At Coonoor

The Union Cabinet chaired by P M Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for allotment of land measuring 30 acres to Pasteur Institute of India (PII) for establishment of new Viral Vaccine manufacturing unit at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

10 Lakh+ Benefited Under PMJAY

As on 06.02.2019, the number of beneficiaries hospitalised under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(PMJAY) is 10,94,254., and the total number of hospitals empaneled under PMJAY are 14,728, of these, 7299 are private hospitals. 

25.25 L Trained Under PMKVY Short Term Training

Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2016-20, as on 24.01.2019, 37.32 lakh (appx.) candidates have been trained - under Short Term Training (STT) (25.25 lakh), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (11.27 lakh) and Special Project (0.8 lakh) in various sectors across the country.

24-35% Increase In Fellowship Stipend Of Research Scholars

From January 1, this year, government has announced a 24-35% increase in fellowship stipend of research scholars in science and technology. This will benefit some 60,000 persons.

IIT-Mandi Finds New Treatment For Zika Virus

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have identified a drug target in the Zika virus that can bind with an existing antimalarial drug to inhibit the spread of the disease in the human body. (HT)

IIT-Delhi Alumni Body Adopts Villages For Development

The alumni body of IIT-Delhi, on Republic Day, adopted 25 villages in Mitraon area, Najafgarh and will undertake tree plantation, cleanliness, library adoption etc. A sewage disposal plant and a bio-gas plant is also planned.

2 Days To PM's "Pariksha Pe Charcha"

PM Modi will talk to students, teachers and parents on 29th Jan at 11 a.m. in Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0. Even in today's Mann Ki Baat, he has reminded all of this. Read details in earlier post of 10th Jan -

29.7 KM Noida-Greater Noida Metro Line Opens

The twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida gets the Metro Aqua Line - the 29.7-km metro corridor connects Noida Sector 51 with Greater Noida's Depot Stations. It has 21 stations, 15 in Noida and 6 in G. Noida.

Successful Flight Test Of LRSAM

Ship launched Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) has been successfully test fired from INS Chennai against an incoming aerial target flying at low altitude,today. The missile destroyed the target with a direct hit. (PIB)

8% Growth In Coal Supply To Power Sector

Coal India Ltd. has supplied 389.63 MT coal to power sector during current year (up to 22ndJanuary 2019) registering a growth of 8% over the same period of last year.

50 Cancer, Rare Disease Drugs To Get Cheaper

Some 50 drugs, including 39 anti-cancer drugs, which were not under price control earlier, are likely to get cheaper. Read details

12-yr Pune Boy Designs Ship To Clean Oceans, Save Marine Life

A 12-year-old Pune-based boy Haaziq Kazi designed a ship called ‘ERVIS’ that will help reduce pollution in the ocean and save marine life. Read more

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