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GSLV Mk III-D2 / GSAT-29 Mission

The GSLV MkIII-D2 mission is scheduled to launch India’s high throughput communication satellite, GSAT-29 tentatively on November 14, 2018 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota subject to weather conditions. More in News Weather watch is a routine pre-launch activity for space agencies and especially for ISRO around this time of the year. ISRO is […]

Union Home Secretary launches ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance.

The portal will facilitate an applicant to submit the application online and also to view the status of his application from time to time. The Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal authority for granting security clearances in certain sensitive sectors before license permit, permission, contract etc are issued to companies, bidders, and individuals by […]

Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines installed in MeitY

Common Services Centers, through its initiative for women’s health and hygiene, named ‘Stree Swabhiman’.   Stree Swabhiman Initiative Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) has launched Stree Swabhiman Initiative. It is striving to create a sustainable model for providing affordable and accessible sanitary products close to the homes of adolescent women and girls in […]

Union Cabinet approves the ordinance to make triple talaq a punishable offense

Union Cabinet approved the ordinance to make triple talaq a punishable offense. The Bill makes instant triple talaq, delivered in any form, a criminal offense. It proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife by uttering the word ‘talaq’ thrice. The Bill to make ‘talaq-e-biddat’ void and illegal has provisions […]

Health Ministry launches sputum sample transportation Through Dept of Post | PIB Summary

Nikshay Version 2.0 It is a web-based application of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP). It provides the better user interface and data structures. It facilitates monitoring of universal access to TB patients data. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) It is state-run tuberculosis (TB) control initiative of the Government of India. Launched in […]

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna Rolled Out. | PIB Summary

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has approved a new scheme- Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna. It is for Insured Persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act. This scheme is a relief payable in cash directly to their Bank Account in case of unemployment and while they search for new engagement. The eligibility for […]

“Mushairas” to be organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs | PIB Summary

Ministry of Minority Affairs is organizing “Mushairas”, based on the themes of teachings and principles of Mahatma Gandhi, across the country to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation. First such “Mushaira” will be held on 06th October, 2018 in New Delhi. Renowned Urdu poets will be performing various programmes based on […]

Successful Flight Test of Prahar | PIB Summary

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’, from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Balasore.   Prahar ‘Prahar’ is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralizing a wide variety of targets. It has been indigenously developed by DRDO. It is a solid-fuelled short-range […]

Union Home Minister launches two portals to strengthen Women Safety | PIB Summary

material, sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape. The National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), which is accessible only to law enforcement agencies, will assist in effectively tracking and investigating cases of sexual offenses. The two portals are: a) The Cyber Crime Prevention Against Women and Children (CCPWC) CCPWC portal is convenient and […]

Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) and HELINA | PIB Summary

Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) Indigenously designed and developed guided bombs Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) were successfully flight tested from IAF aircraft at Chandan range. The weapon system was integrated with live warhead and has destroyed the targets with high precision. The telemetry and tracking systems captured all the mission events. This weapon is capable […]