Union Government launched new bidding mechanism for mega oil and gas auctions
The Union Government on 28 June 2017 simultaneously launched two key interventions: a revamped oil and gas bidding mechanism named Open Acreage Licensing Process (OALP) and the National Data Repository (NDR) for the first major oil field auctions to More..

Former Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University takes oath as UPSC Member
Dr. Manoj Soni, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, took the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 28 June 2017 at Delhi.

The Oath was administered by the UP More..

Election Commission to launch nationwide Voter Registration Reminder on Facebook
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 28 June 2017 announced that it will launch a special drive to enrol left out electors, with a special focus on first time electors.

The step is taken in the direction of Commission’s motto that More..

Kaushik Basu takes over as President of International Economic Association
Former Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on 27 June 2017 took over as the President of the International Economic Association (IEA) with effect from 23 June 2017. He will serve the office for three years.

The IEA is a leading organis More..

Union Government constitutes K Kasturirangan Committee to prepare National Education Policy
The Union Government on 26 June 2017 constituted a committee for preparation of final draft of National Education Policy under the Chairmanship of eminent Scientist Padma Vibhushan K Kasturirangan.

The other members of the panel includ More..

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2017 observed
26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The 2017 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26 June 2017. The day was observed with More..

Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by IMO
25 June: Day of the Seafarer

The 2017 Day of the Seafarer (DotS) was observed on 25 June 2017 by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) with the theme  More..

Govt announces another 30 cities under Smart City Mission
The Union government on 23 June 2017 announced another list of 30 cities for development as smart cities under Smart City Mission, taking the total tally of cities picked up so far to 90.

The announcement was made by Union Urban Develo More..

Positive growth registered in foreign & domestic tourists in 2016
Domestic Tourist Visits to States/UTs

In 2016, the number of local tourists visits to the States/UTs was 1613.55 million when contrasted with 1431.97 million in 2015 enlisting a growth of 12.68 % More..

Union Cabinet approves amendment of Social Security Agreement between India and Netherlands
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 June 2017 approved amendment of the bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) between India and the Netherlands by incorporating the 'Country of Residence' Principle into the SSA.

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