An MoU was signed between Government eMarketplace (GeM) SPV and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
This MoU between GeM and CII is aimed at establishing GeM Samvaad- a participative and collaborative approach with the industry for promoting Indian industry and entrepreneurship.
As part of this initiative GeM & the Indian industry shall work together to:
Create GeM related awareness and onboard industry members from across the country.
Create a GeM-Industry Forum for collaboration with the Indian Industry for, seeking inputs on the technical specifications of products and SLAs of services to be procured by the Government agencies, improving the quality of products/services procured especially from the MSMEs, organize annual Public Procurement Convention of all stakeholders and set up GeM Resource Centres at CII Regional Offices.
Scientists have developed an injectable tissue bandage smaller than a postage stamp that can repair damaged hearts.
Researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada have developed a technique that lets them use a small needle to inject a repair patch, without the need to open up the chest cavity.
The "AngioChip" is a tiny patch of heart tissue with its own blood vessels and heart cells beating with a regular rhythm.
Aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of black carbon (BC) (a pollutant known to aggravate breathing disorders, upset the monsoon and quicken glacier melt) and may be depleting the ozone layer, according to a study by climate researchers from multiple institutions in the country.
This is the first time that any group in the world has shown that black carbon from aircraft can go to the stratosphere and affect the ozone layer.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has approved the proposal of Department of Investment and public Asset Management (DIPAM) for the strategic disinvestment of the following:
For setting up an Alternative Mechanism (AM) consisting of the Finance Minister, Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Minister of Administrative Department, to decide on the matters relating to terms and conditions of the sale from the stage of inviting of Express of Interests (Eols) till inviting of financial bid; and
For empowering the Core Group of Secretaries (CGD) to take policy decisions with regard to procedural issues and to consider deviations as necessary from time to time for effective implementation of decisions of CCEA.
The approval will help in speedy completion of strategic disinvestment transaction.
The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval for creation of a non-lapsable pool in the Public Account for secondary and higher, education known as "Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh" (MUSK) into which all proceeds of "Secondary and Higher Education Cess" will be credited.
The funds arising from the MUSK would be utilized for schemes in the education sector which would be available for the benefit of students of secondary and higher education, all over the country.
According to the census report, released by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) the population estimation of Asian elephant in India is around 27,312.
Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6,049), followed by Assam (5,719) and Kerala (3,054).
The numbers are lower than from the last census estimate in 2012 (between 29,391 and 30,711).
The census, conducted between March and May this year, covered 1.10 lakh square kilometres and spanned four regions of the country: the northeast, east-central, south and north.
The Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) at the Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru), several NGOs and independent conservationists aided the Project Elephant Directorate and forest departments of 23 states in this exercise.
Germany's Alexander Zverev became just the third man to beat Roger Federer this year as the 20-year-old German won his fifth title of 2017 in Montreal.
Zverev, ranked eighth, won 6-3 6-4 at the Rogers Cup to claim his second Masters 1000 title and extend his winning run to 10 matches.
Tata Motors has appointed PB Balaji as its new group chief financial officer (CFO) who will take over the reins from CR Ramakrishnan.
Balaji, who will take over from November this year, has been working with Hindustan Unilever as its CFO since 2014. He started his career with Unilever in 1995.
MELBOURNE has been named world’s most liveable city for a record seventh year in a row.
It’s the first time a city has held the title in its own right over that number of wins, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2017
Melbourne scored an overall rating of 97.5 out of 100 on the liveability index this year.
Austrian capital Vienna ranked 2nd. The Canadian cities of Vancouver (3rd).
China is to stop importing coal, iron, iron ore and seafood from North Korea.
The move is an implementation of UN sanctions, which were imposed in response to North Korea's two missile tests last month.
China accounts for more than 90% of North Korea's international trade.
The UN approved sanctions against Pyongyang earlier this month that could cost the country $1bn (£770m) a year in revenue, according to the figures provided to the Security Council by the US delegation.
State Bank of India successfully held two-day Home Loan Utsav at its local head office in Bengaluru.
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has conferred the ‘best performance award’ for 2015-16 and 2016-17 to Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) for its work in the field of credit-linking joint liability groups (JLGs).
1,194 JLGs were credit-linked by disbursing ₹19.38 crore during 2016-17. The outstanding accounts under JLGs stood at 6,329 involving an amount of ₹63.83 crore.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched the Indira Canteen scheme (a state government initiative named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi).
It is aimed at providing food at low cost to the urban poor.
The canteen, located at Kanakanapalya in Jayanagar, an upscale locality in Bengaluru, is one of 101 such across various locations in the city.
The Indira Canteen will serve three meals unlike the Amma Canteens which only serves breakfast and lunch.
The government approved a new metro rail policy for expanding the metro network across various cities in the country.
The metro policy will talk about standardising norms and developing a procurement mechanism for implementation of the projects. It will also talk about funding and financing.
At present, metro projects with a total length of more than 350 km are operational in eight cities -- Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Gurugram.
Metro projects are also under way in Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Pune and Lucknow.
Renowned for his comedy style, actor-screenwriter Joe Bologna has passed away.He was 82.
Bologna was born on December 30, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York.
He attended Brown University, where he graduated as an art history major.
He also went on to serve the United States Marine Corps before heading to Hollywood in the 1970s.
Bologna and Taylor wrote their first Broadway show Lovers and ther Strangers, which was directed by Charles Grodin.
The film adaptation (1970) of the play was nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay.
The couple continued writing together, with also starring in the acclaimed Made for Each Other (1971).
Their other credits include the critically acclaimed TV series Calucci’s Department, Bedrooms as well as American Dream Machine.