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India Rankings 2021

Union Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan released the India Rankings 2021 instituted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. This is the sixth consecutive edition of the India Rankings of HEIs in India. During its maiden year in 2016, rankings were announced for the University category as well as for three domain-specific rankings, namely Engineering, Management, and Pharmacy institutions. Over the period of six years, three new categories and five new subject domains were added to bring the total tally to 4 four categories, namely Overall, University, College and Research Ins

Prime Minister of India and his Cabinet Minister

A total of 43 new ministers took oath on 7th June  2021, including 15 Cabinet Ministers and 28 Ministers of State.  Cabinet Ministers Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi Prime Minister Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and PensionsDepartment of Atomic EnergyDepartment of SpaceAll important policy issues andAll other portfolios not allocated to any Minister. Shri Raj Nath Singh Minister of Defence. Shri Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation. Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Finance

Sahitya Akademi Award 2019

Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 23 languages. Seven books of poetry, four novel, six short stories, three essays, and one non-fiction, autobiography, and biography have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2019. The Awards were recommended by distinguished Jury members representing 23 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met today under the Chairmanship of Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar, President, Sahitya Akademi. S. NoLanguageTitle and GenreName of the Author1AssameseChanakya (Novel)Joysree Goswami Mahanta2BengaliGhumer Darj

Rankings for Ease of Living Index 2020

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced the release of the final rankings of the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 and the Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020. The rankings under Ease of Living Index 2020 were announced for cities with a population of more than a million, and cities with less than a million people. 111 cities participated in the assessment exercise that was conducted in 2020. The analysis categorises them into Million+ populated cities (those with a population of more than a million) and Less than Million populated cites (those with a population of less than a mi

Govt approves Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of Jammu and Kashmir

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in approved the proposal of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade for Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of Jammu & Kashmir. The scheme is approved with a total outlay of Rs. 28,400 crore upto the year 2037. Government of India has formulated New Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir (J&K IDS, 2021) as Central Sector Scheme for the development of Industries in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir. The main purpose of the scheme is to generate employment which

Top Brands in India 2020

Brand Finance is the world's leading independent brand valuation consultancy has published the list of top brands for each sector in India for the year 2020. The impact of COVID-19 based on the effect of the outbreak on enterprise value, compared to what it was on 1st January 2020. The likely impact on brand value was estimated for each sector. The industries have been classified into three categories - limited impact (minimal brand value loss or potential brand value growth), moderate impact (up to 10% brand value loss), and heavy impact (up to 20% brand value loss) – based on the level of br

India Rankings 2020 for Higher Educational Institutions

Union HRD Minister virtually releases "India Rankings 2020" for Higher Educational Institutions in New Delhi. The Ministry of HRD has taken this important initiative of creating a National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), which is being used for past five years for ranking of institutions of higher education in different categories and domains of knowledge. The ranking framework evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters, i.e. Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) an

Important Question and Answer on Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic by WHO

WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak. This Q&A will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide. For more information, check back regularly on WHO’s coronavirus pages visit WHO Official Site What is Coronavirus?Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Novel blood plasma therapy for COVID 19

Novel blood plasma therapy for COVID-19, technically called convalescent-plasma therapy, the treatment aims at using the immune power gained by a recovered person to treat a sick person. Indian council for medical research (ICMR) the top authorising body in India has given approval to the SCTIMST (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology) for carrying out the novel treatment. What is convalescent-plasma therapy?When a pathogen like novel coronavirus infects, our immune syste

The 92nd Academy (Oscars) Awards 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. Like every year this year, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences distributed the 92nd edition of Academy (Oscar) awards among the winners in a lavish award distribution ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 10 February 2020. Oscar Winners List 2020 (92 Academy Award)Best performance by an actor in a leading role - Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER Best performance by an actor in a supporting role - Brad Pi

Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or d →

World Health Organization (WHO)

Founded on: 7 April 1948. Head Quarter: Geneva, Switzerland Director-General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Member Country: 194 WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 1 →

What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of va →

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function and Objective of the Organization: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food-related issues in various Ministries →

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