FDDI gets 'National Importance' status, can now award degrees
The Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) was on 16 October 2017 declared as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ under the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry by the virtue of the Footwear Design & Development Institute Act, 20 More..





Take stringent action against food adulterators: Union Government to Food Safety Commissioners
On the occasion of World food day on 16 October 2017, the Union Government directed the food safety commissioners of all the states to take stringent action against food adulterators.

Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey More..





Railways introduces new tri-weekly special Rajdhani on Delhi - Mumbai route

Ministry of Railways is introducing a new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai from 16 October 2017.

The main aim behind the move is to fulfil the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster More..





International Day of Rural Women 2017 observed globally
15 October: International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women was celebrated across the world on 15 October 2017 with the theme 'Challenges and opportunities in climate-resili More..





Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 brought into force
A new Bureau of Indian standard (BIS) Act 2016 has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. It was notified on 22nd March, 2016.

The Act sets up the Bureau of More..





Union Minister launches Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana
The Union Minister for Communications, Manoj Sinha on 13 October 2017 launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana, an initiative for expansion of client base of Postal Life Insurance.

During the launch, the Minister said that Prime M More..





Gautam Bambawale appointed as India's Ambassador to China
Gautam Bambawale was on 12 October 2017 appointed as India's new Ambassador to China. Bambawale is an Indian Foreign Service Officer of the 1984 batch. He will succeed Vijay Gokhale.

Bambawale is familiar with Mandarin Chinese and has More..





Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary to be celebrated from 2 October 2019 to 2 October 2020
The Union Government on 12 October 2017 announced to observe the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi from 2 October 2019 to 2 October 2020. 

To commemorate the same, the Union Government constituted a National Committee head More..





WCD Minister to confer national level awards to Anganwadi workers
The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will be giving away National Level Awards to Anganwadi workers at New Delhi on 31 August 2017.

The annual awards aim to recognize the exemplary service by the Anganwadi More..





Government issues flood warning for 11 States
The Union Government has issued a moderate flood warning in 11 states of India, keeping in view the forecast by Met Department, which predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 48 to 72 hours.
The warning has been issued to states inclu More..





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