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Schools affiliated with CBSE introduce Artificial Intelligence as a subject in class IX (2019-2020)

06-Dec-2019

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ reported in the Rajya Sabha that Artificial Intelligence has been introduced as a subject in class IX starting from the academic session 2019-20 in the schools affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The objective of introducing Artificial Intelligence as a subject is to enhance multidisciplinary approach in teaching-learning and to sensitize the new generation. The study material for teaching Artificial Intelligence in classes VIII and IX is available to schools through the CBSE’s website (http://cbseacademic.nic.in/ai.html).

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020 - A ‘short essay’ competition launched

06-Dec-2019

A ‘short essay’ competition for students of classes 9 to 12 had been launched by the HRD Ministry in partnership with MyGov. This competition is for the third edition of Prime Minister’s Interaction Programme with school students "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020”.

The entries for the competition can be sent online through the website https://innovate.mygov.in/ppc-2020/ , students can also send their questions for the event online. The winners of best entries will be invited to take part in the programme "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020” to be held in Delhi.

The various themes for the competition are:

  1. Gratitude is Great: A short write-up on the people who a student thinks has played an important role in his/her academic journey so far mentioning why he/she is grateful to them.

  2. Your future depends on your Aspirations: A short write-up on the goals and career aspirationsa student sets for himself/herself.

  3. Examining Exams: Opinion of students on prevailing examination system and suggestions on ideal examination system.

  4. Our Duties, Your Take: Write-up on duties of citizens and how one can inspire everyone to become more dutiful citizens.

  5. Balance is Beneficial: Write-up on balanced activities of students apart from studies.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage


Human Space Mission - Gaganyaan, India's First Manned Mission

05-Dec-2019

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh reported in Lok Sabha about India's plan on first manned mission to space.

Target for the India's first space mission is December 2021, design and configuration of major subsystem are finalized and the procurement has commenced. ISRO’s heavy lift launcher (GSLV Mk III) is identified for Gaganyaan mission, the launcher has requisite payload carrying capacity for Orbital module in desired elliptical orbit. ISRO will collaborate with national and international agencies for the specific technical areas as required.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage


Thought for the day

The most certain way to succeed
is always to try
just one more time

by Thomas A. Edison

48 Universities and HEIs awarded at the 3rd Swachhata Ranking Awards function

04-Dec-2019

Swachhata Ranking Award is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission of Government of India to promote environmental hygiene in the Higher Education System and beyond.

48 Universities and Institutions have been awarded in various categories on the basis of UGC and AICTE report.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the Students are emerging as change agents in the field of Swachhata. The participation of institution is increasing year on year - 3200 institutions in 2017, 6100 institutions in 2018 and 6900 institutions in 2019.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Wind power projects in India, installed capacity in the country is 37,090.03 MW

04-Dec-2019

Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri R.K. Singh reported in Rajya Sabha that the total installed capacity of wind power (as on 31-Oct-2019) in India is 37,090.03 MW.

The states producing substantial Wind power are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

The Government is promoting further capacity addition of wind power projects through private sector investment. The incentives such as Accelerated Depreciation benefit; concessional custom duty exemption on certain components of wind electric generators are being offered to promote Wind Power projects.

The National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai is extending technical support including wind resource assessment and identification of potential sites for these projects.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Thought for the day

Education is the passport to the future,
for tomorrow belongs to those
who prepare for it today.

by Malcolm X
(An American human rights activist)

A new museum of antiquities proposed to be opened in Purana Quila by April 2020

03-Dec-2019

The Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel reported that Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will set up another museum to exhibit objects excavated from all over India and are in possession Central Antiquities Collection (CAC) at Purana Quila.

These antiquities are dated from the Prehistoric period to post Independence era.

The objective to open new museum is to display various antiquities like tools, potteries, terracotta, beads of semi-precious stones, sculptures, architectural fragments and the likes for general public, students and research scholars.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

India identifies 13 pilot beaches for ‘Blue Flag’ Certification

03-Dec-2019

Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo reported in Rajya Sabha that the Ministry has identified 13 beaches in the country for ‘Blue Flag’ Certification.

This Blue Flag Certification is accorded by “Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark” and is based on 33 stringent criteria. The four major heads for these criteria are

  1. Environmental Education and Information

  2. Bathing Water Quality

  3. Environment Management and Conservation

  4. Safety and Services in the beaches

The ‘Blue Flag’ beach is an Eco-tourism model with the objective to ensure clean and hygienic bathing water, facilities/amenities, safe and healthy environment and sustainable development of the area.

The beaches identified for the certification are Ghoghala Beach (Diu), Shivrajpur beach (Gujarat), Bhogave (Maharashtra), Padubidri and Kasarkod (Karnagaka), Kappad beach (Kerala), Kovalam beach (Tamil Nadu), Eden beach (Puducherry), Rushikonda beach (Andhra Pradesh), Miramar beach (Goa), Golden beach (Odisha), Radhanagar beach (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) and Bangaram beach (Lakshadweep).

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

National Awards on International Day of Persons with Disabilities | 03-Dec-19

02-Dec-2019

The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkiah Naidu will confer the National Awards on 03-Dec-19 to Individuals, Institutions, Organizations and State/District etc. for their outstanding achievements and award-winning efforts towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on 3rd December.

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 w.e.f. 19th April 2017 specifies 21 disabilities that have been included under the National Award Guidelines. The PWD Act, 2016 contains 21 disabilities - Blindness, Low-vision, Leprosy Cured persons, Hearing Impairment (deaf and hard of hearing), Locomotor Disability, Dwarfism, Intellectual Disability, Mental Illness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Chronic Neurological conditions, Specific Learning Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Speech and Language disability, Thalassemia, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell disease, Multiple Disabilities including deaf-blindness, Acid Attack victims, Parkinson’s disease.

The detailed scheme of National Awards is published on Department's website - www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

India Pavilion inaugurated at International Book fair in Guadaljara, Mexico

02-Dec-2019

Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Human Resource Development (HRD) inaugurated the India Pavilion at the 33rd edition of International Book Fair at Guadaljara, Mexico.

India is privileged to be the first Asian country as ‘Guest of Honour Country’ in this book fair. During the inaugural speech, Shri Dhotre referred to the legendry Mexican poet and Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz’s visit to India in the year 1952; he said, “Paz took deep interest in the culture and heritage of India, and he wrote poems on Vrindavan, Shiva-Parvati, and on Amir Khusro.

The National Book Trust (NBT) is participating as the nodal agency of the Government of India in this book fair. NBT is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage


World AIDS Day | December-01

01-Dec-2019

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey reported in Lok Sabha that an event is being organized to commemorate World AIDS Day on 01-Dec-19 in New Delhi.

The theme of the event is “Communities make the difference”.

According to the latest estimations (year 2017), 21.40 lakh People are affected by HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in India. The Government has developed seven years National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV/AIDS and STI from 2017 to 2024 to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal. The objective of NSP is to end AIDS as a public health threat by the year 2030.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

ISRO Satellites to track Trains - Centre for Railway Information System

30-Nov-2019

Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal reported in Rajya Sabha that Real-time Train Information System (RTIS) in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is being deployed on the locomotives for tracking train movement.

The system tracks train movement data, including arrival, departure and run-through timings at the various stations on route, mid-section location updates, current speed of the train in every 30 seconds.

The installation of RTIS device has been completed in 2649 passenger and goods train locomotives.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

India targets 1,00,000 MW Solar power grid

29-Nov-2019

The Government of India targets installation of 1,00,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity in the country by December, 2022. The global rank for India is 5th in solar power.

  1. Total grid connected solar power generation capacity of 31,696 MW has been set up

  2. Projects of 17998 MW capacity are at various stages of installations

  3. Tenders for 36278 MW capacity projects have been issued

  4. Pradhan Mantri – Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PMKUSUM) Scheme to support farmers to set up small solar power projects and solar pumps for irrigation purpose

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

ISRO to transfer space-grade Li-Ion cell technology to BHEL

29-Nov-2019

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh reported in Rajya Sabha that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has transferred its indigenous technology to produce space-grade Li-Ion cells to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL).

The transfer of this technology will allow BHEL to produce and sell Li-Ion cells for various national/commercial applications by doing need-based modifications to the space-grade cell and hence reduce cost.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

PSLV-C47 launches Cartosat-3 and 13 Commercial nanosatellites into Sun Synchronous Polar orbit

28-Nov-2019

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty ninth flight (PSLV-C47) has successfully launched Cartosat-3 plus 13 Nanosatellites of USA.

On 27-Nov-19, PSLV-C47 lifted-off at 0928 Hrs (IST) from the Second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. After 17 minutes and 38 seconds, Cartosat-3 was successfully injected into a sun synchronous orbit of 509 km. The ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru has taken control of the satellite and will be brought to its final operational configuration.

The 13 nanosatellites were also injected into their target orbits successfully.

More than 5000 visitors witnessed the launch live from the Viewer’s Gallery in Sriharikota.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Web-portal of “National Youth Parliament Scheme” launched on Samvidhan Diwas

27-Nov-2019

To commemorate 70th Anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of India, The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind launched the Web-Portal of “National Youth Parliament Scheme”.

The link for the web-portal is www.nyps.mpa.gov.in

  1. Recognised educational institutions of India are eligible to participate in this programme and can register through the web-portal.

  2. Web-portal contains E-training modules, videos, photographs and scripts for online self-learning.

  3. The registered educational institutions can conduct youth parliament sittings in their respective institutions.

  4. The student participants will receive a Digital ‘Certificate of Participation’, each Teacher-in-charge and Head of Institution will receive a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Constitution Day (Samvidhan Divas) - November 26

26-Nov-2019

India celebrates 26th November as Constitution Day (‘Samvidhan Divas’). The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly.

Several Nation wide activities are being launched on this day to reiterate and reorient the Indian nationals towards the values and principles expressed in the Indian Constitution and to encourage all Indians to play their rightful role in making the Indian Democracy strength-full. Various sections of the society and each Ministry/ Department/ Organisation will do a mass reading of the Preamble to the Constitution at 11:00 am on 26-Nov-19.

Inauguration of Digital Photo Exhibition and a Portal on Youth Parliament Scheme will also be done on this occasion.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage



THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA


Preamble


WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a


[SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC] and to secure to all its citizens:


JUSTICE, social, economic and political;


LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;


EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;


and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and


the [unity and integrity of the Nation];


Source: the National Portal of India https://www.india.gov.in/

Interactive high-tech digital Multi-Media exhibition on IFFI@50, Goa

25-Nov-2019

The Bureau of Outreach and Communication and National Film Archives of India (NFAI) is organising a high-tech digital, interactive and multimedia exhibition at Darya Sangam, near Kala academy in Goa.

The exhibition uses hi-tech features like Zoetrope (moving picture creative installation), 360 bullet shot, 360 degree immersive experience area, augmented reality experience, vertical digital display panels, virtual reality tools, hologram technology, and other to create a self-learning historical experience for the visitors.

Visitors can play quiz, click a photograph with a virtual image of Mahatma Gandhi that is created using Augmented Reality technology.

Additional Secretary, Ministry of I&B, Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari said that there are several career opportunities for younger generation in films, this exhibition offers valuable information about these career opportunities.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage



Thought for the day

Success is not final,
failure is not fatal,
it is the courage to continue that counts.

by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

Kalaburagi Airport in Karnataka inaugurated under UDAN/ Regional Connectivity Scheme

23-Nov-2019

Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B. S. Yeddyurappa inaugurated the Kalaburagi airport developed under the scheme UDAN/ RCS on 22-Nov-19. Kalaburagi Airport is located at a distance of 14 KM from Kalaburagi City and is a DGCA licensed Aerodrome for VFR/Day operations.

The airport will offer direct connectivity to North Karnataka with state Headquarters and other commercial centers. Kalaburagi Airport will also a give a boost for tourist destinations like Buddha Vihar, SharanaBasaveshwara Temple, Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah and, Gulbarga Fort.

UDAN-RCS, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a regional airport development and "Regional Connectivity Scheme" (RCS) of Government of India with an objective to make air travel affordable, boost national economic development and job opportunities; 230 routes and 42 airports have been made operational under the scheme.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

E- Commerce Guidelines for Consumers

23-Nov-2019

The Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao reported that the Government has drafted rules to regulate e-commerce platforms. The draft rules have been uploaded on the Department’s website for stakeholders’ consultation.

The main objective of the draft e-commerce rules are to protect the interests of the consumers before, during and after purchase of merchandise from e-commerce companies.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Indian Railways - Security Cameras in Trains

23-Nov-2019

The Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal reported in Rajya Sabha that ministry has decided to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in trains / coaches of Indian Railways.

CCTV cameras have been installed in more than 2,000 coaches in almost 114 Mainline trains, 88 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) rakes and 4 Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) rakes.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

3 days 8th International Tourism Mart (ITM) inaugurated on 23-Nov-19 at Imphal

25-Nov-2019

Union Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel and Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri N. Biren Singh jointly inaugurate 8th International Tourism Mart at Imphal, Manipur.

The objective of the event is to highlight the tourism potential of the North-East India region in the domestic plus international markets. The event brings together the tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs from the eight states; Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

The event will witness presence of 36 International Buyer delegates from 19 countries - Australia, Canada, Cambodia, Czech, Dubai, Italy, Japan, Oman, Korea, Myanmar, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, USA, UK and Vietnam.

The north-east India is blessed with varied attractions and products of tourist's interest. Topography of the region, flora and fauna, the ethnic communities having rich heritage of ancient traditions and lifestyles, festivals, arts and crafts offer ample opportunities to visitors that make it a holiday destination.

Shri Patel informed that North East India has witnessed 47% growth in terms of visits of foreign tourists, reduction in E-Visa fee and GST rates on Hotel rooms have been great enablers in promoting International tourism to India. The minister also said that government has opened 137 peaks for foreign tourists, and Siachen glacier has also been opened for public. Shri Patel said that India has jumped by 6 position in World Travel and Tourism Index to 34th position.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

India - Nuclear Power Plants for Electricity Generation

22-Nov-2019

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh reported in Rajya Sabha about India's nuclear power capacity.

India has 22 nuclear reactors installation that generate 6780 MW of electricity. The nuclear power plants contribute to 3% of the total electricity generated in the country.

The minister also informed that the country's energy requirement for year 2018-19 is 1274595 MUs (Million of Units) and projection for year 2021-22 is 1566023 MUs indicating 22.86 percent increase. Nuclear power plants plus electricity generating plants of other technologies are being installed to meet the future energy requirements of the country.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Power generation from Waste Garbage/Material

22-Nov-2019

Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri R.K. Singh reported in Lok Sabha that a total capacity of 56.34 MW has been setup for power generation from the waste and garbage/ material since the year 2016.

As on 31-Oct-19, 199 waste-to-energy projects for generation of Biogas/BioCNG/Power have been setup. The power generation is based on Urban, industrial, agricultural waste and Municipal Solid Waste.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Khelo India – National Programme for Development of Sports

22-Nov-2019

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju reported in the Lok Sabha about ‘Khelo India – National Programme for Development of Sports’.

Khelo India with 12 verticals was launched in October, 2017 and approved for 3 years. The key objectives of Khelo India are to strengthen the sports ecosystem in India and to promote the twin objectives of mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) provides customised support to Olympic prospects athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Stipend of Rs. 50,000/ month is given to each athlete under Scheme. TOPS is supporting 87 athletes under 12 sports disciplines.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

ISRO's roadmap - Chandrayaan-3 Mission

22-Nov-2019

Dr Jitendra Singh reported in Rajya Sabha that Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation has drawn out a roadmap of lunar exploration missions work on future lunar missions is in progress.

The expert committee has analyzed the flight data of Chandrayaan-2 and extensive simulations have been performed to re-construct the flight behavior. The recommendations of the expert committee will be implemented in future lunar missions.

Dr Jitendra Singh is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Electric Buses sanctioned to 64 Cities / State Transport Corporations

20-Nov-2019

Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Prakash Javadekar reported in Lok Sabha that Electric Buses have been sanctioned to 64 Cities/ State Transport Corporations under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, 5095 electric buses to 64 Cities/ State Transport Corporations, 400 electric buses for intercity operation and 100 electric buses to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

The Minister reported that expenditure of nearly Rs. 175 crore for purchase of these buses is being borne by the Department of Heavy Industry.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

30 children awarded for Gandhian Challenge based on Gandhian principles for new world challenges

21-Nov-2019

Winners of the Gandhian Challenge were announced on 19-Nov-19, the Gandhian Challenge was organized by Atal innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in association with UNICEF and MyGov, more than 3800 children participated in the challenge.

Participants of Gandhian challenge proposed innovative solutions based on Gandhian principles for the present-day world challenges like global warming, increasing violence and intolerance and others. The challenge was open for students studying in classes 6-12 in two categories, (1) Art & Innovation and (2) Science & Technology.

The Gandhian Challenge was organized to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Ministry of Tourism efforts to minimize the use of Single use plastics in tourist sites

19-Nov-2019

Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel reported in Lok Sabha that Ministry of Tourism has taken the several steps to reduce and discourage the use of the Single Use Plastic (SUP).

Spreading awareness to make tourists sites plastic free and cleanliness drives for collection of plastic waste & its proper disposal are key initiatives.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports - Update on Career in Sports

19-Nov-2019

Shri Kiren Rijiju reported in the Rajya Sabha that the Union Government has taken several steps to encourage India's youth to shape their career in sports.

The major highlights are

  1. Upto 5 percent reservation in Group ‘C’ posts recruitment for meritorious sports persons.

  2. Sports Authority of India recruits Olympians/Para Olympians as Assistant Coach.

  3. Several Institutions under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports offer academic programmes in sports coaching, physical education and sports allied fields that enable career in sports to the youth.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Indian-Oil launches Winter-grade diesel for extreme cold conditions of up to -30° Celcius

18-Nov-2019

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah attended a function to launch a special winter-grade diesel for the high-altitude regions of Ladakh. The winter-grade diesel has been developed by Indian Oil Corporation.

The launch of winter-grade diesel will promote tourism and smooth transportation in Ladakh Region during extreme winters.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

An exhibition of paintings at Rashtrapati Bhavan by Artists-In-Residence

18-Nov-2019

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, visited an exhibition of paintings and felicitated the artists on 17-Nov-19. The exhibition is set up by the Artists-in-Residence at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Under the In-Residence programme, the artists stayed within the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises and during their week-long stay they canvased their creating thinking. The eminent and internationally acclaimed artists mentored 65+ school children, art works created by these students are on display at the exhibition.

The exhibition of these paintings is open for the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum visitors from 19-Nov-19 to 24-Nov-19 between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

MIG fighter Aircraft Crashes near Goa, no loss of life or damage to property

17-Nov-2019

During a routine training sortie, MiG-29K twin seater aircraft caught fire due to a flock of birds after tafe off from the Naval Air Base at Dabolim Goa. The Pilot took the aircraft away from the populated areas before ejecting.

The Pilots, Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav are safe, and there are no loss of life or damage to property on ground.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

National Press Day - National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2019

17-Nov-2019

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu awarded the winners of ‘National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2019' on the occasion of National Press Day, at New Delhi. The Journalists were honoured for their outstanding and exemplary work in journalism in the following categories:

  1. Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award

  2. Development Reporting

  3. Photo Journalism- Single News Picture

  4. Photo Journalism-Photo Feature

  5. Sports Reporting

  6. Gender Based Reporting (Newly added category)

  7. Financial Reporting (Newly added category)

No awards were given under the category - The Best Newspaper Art: Covering, Cartoons, Caricatures and Illustration.


Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

Central Board of Secondary Education announces Story-telling Competition

18-Nov-2019

Central Board of Secondary education has announced Story-telling competition to wing creativity in students. The competition is open for the students of classes 3rd to 12th studying in CBSE affiliated schools.

The competition will be organized at School, Regional and National level. The Regional Level Competition will be conducted digitally. Schools must upload the stories through the CBSE Storytelling App, from 24th to 30th November, 2019.

Please visit the official CBSE website for more details.

India Skills 2020 announced, invites registrations for the skill competition

16-Nov-2019

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has announced the opening of online registrations for India Skills 2020. The object of the program is to search for talent from the country and offer a platform to showcase their skills at national and international levels, World-Skills International Competition will held in China in 2021.

The registrations can be done online at www.worldskillsindia.co.in, youth born on or after 1 January 1999 can participate in the event in over 50 skill trades such as mechatronics, manufacturing team challenge, aeronautical engineering, cloud computing, cyber security, baking, beauty therapy, hairdressing, carpentry, water technology, IT network cabling and many others.

India won a gold, a silver, 2 bronze and 15 Medallions of Excellence; ranked 13th among 63 countries that participated at World-Skills International 2019.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage

“Aadi Mahotsav 2019” inaugurated on 16-Nov-19 at Dilli Haat, INA

17-Nov-2019

The Delhi Aadi Mahotsav has been inaugurated at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi from 16-Nov-19 to 30-Nov-19. The theme of this Aadi Mohotsav is “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture and Commerce”.

Tribal population reside in 40% of country's area and constitute 8% of its population.

Over 1000 tribal artisans and artists from 27 States will participate in the event and will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery etc.

The tribal textiles manufactured by Master tribal Craftsmen from all states and union territories of India will be the main attractions. A wide range of products from the tribal artisans from Leh (Ladaakh) will showcase for the first time.

With the objective to go cashless, the tribal merchants will also accept payment through major credit/debit cards.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Read full coverage