The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh presented the National e-governance Awards
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has entered into a MoU with the Regional Center for Science and Technology Transfer (RCSTT) of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) for designating Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (CSIR-CIMAP) as Coordinating Center on Medicinal Plants.
An analysis of data from India's first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-1, and Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has found evidence that the moon's water is distributed across the lunar surface and not confined to a particular region or type of terrain as stated earlier.
The Supreme Court has spared the jute industry of a Rs 10 billion central excise demand raised on jute bags supplied to government agencies between 2011 and 2013. In a recent judgment, the apex court said the demand was non-factual and unconnected by nature.
In a first, the Centre is planning to rank medical and dental colleges. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the human development resource ministry is working towards adding medical education category to the rankings this year.