National Archive

24 Mar 2017

Union Cabinet approves proposal to establish a Fund of Funds for Start-ups(FFS)

The Union Cabinet on 22 March 2017 approved the proposal to establish the Fund of Funds of Start-ups (FFS). The Union Cabinet in 2016 approved the proposal to establish a Fund of Funds for Start-ups (FFS) with
24 Mar 2017

SC constituted committee to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites

The Supreme Court of India on 22 March 2017 constituted a committee to explore a technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites. The committee comprises of representatives from the Union government and
24 Mar 2017

ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 20 March 2017 commissioned the world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel at Thiruvananthapuram’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Kerala. ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar commissioned two facilities at the
24 Mar 2017

Five Indian cities included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites List

The Union Government on 22 March 2017 informed that five Indian cities were included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism
24 Mar 2017

Raghu Rai honoured with Lifetime Achievement at National Photography Awards

Veteran photojournalist Raghu Rai on 22 March 2017 was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards. Rai began his career in photography in 1965. He has also served on the jury of
24 Mar 2017

CCEA approved North East Road Network Connectivity Project Phase I

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Phase I of the North East Road Network Connectivity Project. The approval was given at a meeting of the CCEA chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on
24 Mar 2017

Noted Tamil writer Ashokamitran Thiagarajan passes away

Noted Tamil litterateur Thiagarajan, popularly known as Ashokamitran, passed away on 23 March 2017 following a brief illness in Chennai. He was 85. A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing
24 Mar 2017

IIT-Kharagpur to get supercomputing facility under National Supercomputing Mission

The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur is set to receive a supercomputing facility that is several times faster than normal computers. The facility will have a capacity of 1 Peta Flop — significantly higher than the regular system
24 Mar 2017

India and ADB Signed $350 Million Loan Agreement for Roads in Madhya Pradesh

The signatories to the Loan Agreement for the Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector project were Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions), Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India who signed on behalf
24 Mar 2017

High level committee to examine working of CCIM, CCH and their governing legislation

With regard to AYUSH medical education, there are two statutory regulatory bodies namely, Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) set up as per the provisions of Indian Medicine Central Council Act,
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