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CBSE To Conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test On 8th Dec

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the 13th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test on 08-12-2019 (Sunday). The test will be conducted in 20 languages in 110 cities all over the country. For detailed Information log onto from 19-08-2019.

Every Child To Get Rotavirus Vaccine

Health Ministry has drawn an ambitious plan under the 100-days agenda of the newly elected government, wherein it has been decided to provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all 36 states and UTs by September, 2019. (PIB)

IIT-D Develops Software To Predict Glass Strength

Researchers at IIT-Delhi have developed a first-of-its-kind machine-learning software for “predicting and optimising glass compositions”. Read more 

Entries Invited For Design of Postage Stamp Of IFFI

In order to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), set to take place from the 20th to 28th November, 2019 in Goa, a competition for designing a Postage Stamp and First Day Cover has been launched by the Ministry of I&B. Those interested may log in on to participate in the competition. The contest is open from 1st August, 2019 to 15th August, 2019. 

Gurugram’s Skill University To Teach Robotics, AI, 3D Printing

Students at the country’s first government skill university located in Gurugram will soon get training in artificial intelligence, the use of robotics, 3-D printing techniques and cyber security, among other such “new-age tech” courses. (HT)

No Plastic Bottles For 'Vistara' Flyers

To reduce plastic usage, Vistara airlines, had decided not to give the small plastic water bottles to flyers on board in flights. Instead, paper cups will only be used. 

28L Packs Of ‘Janaushadhi Suvidha’ Sanitary Napkins Sold

Started in 2018-2019, as on 15.07.2019 about 28 lakh packs of ‘Janaushadhi Suvidha’ sanitary napkins have been sold under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana across the country at a price of Rs.10/- for a pack of 4 napkins. (PIB)

DD Channels Must On Cable TV Network

In view of the contribution of Doordarshan towards dissemination of accurate information about policies and programmes of government, acceleration of socio-economic change, promotion of national integration and stimulation of scientific temper, it is mandated that all Cable TV Networks should carry DD channels.

Meghalaya - First State With A Water Policy

Meghalaya became the first state to approve a draft water policy to address water issues, conservation, and protection of water sources in the state, draft passed on Friday.

Former IAF Airman Donates 1.08 Cr To Defence Ministry

74-year-old, former Indian Air Force airman, CBR Prasad, who runs a poultry farm, has donated Rs 1.08 crore to the Ministry of Defence. Prasad had this to say on his donation, “After fulfilling my family responsibilities, I thought I should give back to the defence whatever I got from there. I decided to give Rs 1.08 crore to the defence forces.”

30,85,205 Persons Enrolled In PM-SYM

In Feb 2019 Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM), a voluntary and contributory pension Scheme, for the benefit of unorganised workers, as per the eligibility, was launched. The scheme assures minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000/- to the beneficiaries after attaining the age of 60 years. As on date 10.07.2019, the total person enrolled under PM-SYM are 30,85,205.

Cargo Transportation On Waterways Rises To 72.31 MT In 2018-19

Cargo transportation on waterways rose to 72.31 Million Tonnes in the year 2018-19, from 55.20 MT in 2016-17 and 55.03 MT in 2017-18. 111 National Waterways are being developed in phased manner for the purpose of shipping and navigation. (PIB)

35.99 Cr Jan Dhan Accounts Opened, 29.54 Cr Operative

As on 26.06.2019, while 34.73 crore Jan Dhan accounts have been opened by public sector banks (including sponsored Regional Rural Banks), 1.26 crore Jan Dhan accounts have been opened by major private banks. Our of these 29.54 crore accounts are operative accounts. (PIB)

1.64 Cr+ Farmers Registered On e-NAM Platform

As on 30.06.2019, more than 1.64 crore farmers & more than 1.24 lakh traders have been registered on e-NAM platform. National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) is envisaged as a pan-India electronic trading platform was launched on 14th April, 2016 with the objective of creating online transparent competitive price discovery system to facilitate farmers with remunerative prices for their produce.

7.3 Cr Connections Released Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

As on 01.07.2019, more than 10.27 crore prospective consumers filled their Know Your Customer (KYC) forms under PMUY, out of which more than 7.30 crore connections have been released. Details of State/UT-wise LPG connections released can be viewed on -

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