Foreign Relations

VP calls upon the SCO Member States to enforce statutes to eradicate terrorism

Vice President expresses concern about States that leverage terrorism as an instrument of State policy; VP calls upon SCO Member States to enforce statutes to eradicate safe havens, financial networks supporting terrorism; Terrorism is the most important challenge faced by the region; VP calls for reforms to global institutions, including WHO, to rework development strategies in post-COVID-19 world […]


ARTPARK to usher industry, academia, and government collaboration using AI

ARTPARK to usher in a new model of industry, academia, and government collaboration in AI & Robotics for societal impact, The triple helix of industry, academia, and the government sets a template of partnership in the frontier areas of technology– a theme which will receive focus in the soon to be released STIP2020: Professor Ashutosh Sharma, DST Secretary, Some of these facilities will be key enablers for whole new sets of technologies, products, and services;
One such service will be BhashaSetu – that will enable real-time Indic language translation, both of speech to speech and speech to text […]


VP calls for a mass movement to promote digital literacy in the country

Vice President calls for a mass movement to promote digital literacy in the country; Information is the main commodity today and ‘digitalization’ is the medium of access to such information; This is the era of digital life and virtual reality is the new reality Vice President calls for a hybrid education model for all-round development of students; Says, online education is here to stay in the post-pandemic period as well; Calls for bridging the digital divide in the society; Governments and the private sector need to enable a ‘digital India’; Says ‘closeness’ to an able Guru is very important to impart value-based and holistic education among the children; End rote learning and promote critical thinking; Virtually launches Adi Shankara Digital Academy […]


PM Inaugurates RE-Invest 2020

PM Inaugurates RE-Invest 2020; Plans of Megawatts to Gigawatts are Becoming Reality; India’s Installed Renewable Energy Capacity Increased by Two and Half Times in Last six Years; India has Demonstrated that Sound Environmental Policies Can also be Sound Economics […]


Re-evaluate the education system: VP to universities and educators

Re-evaluate the education system to make it more value-based, holistic, and complete- Vice President to universities and educators; Asks them to take inspiration from the holistic Vedic education; Universities should produce well-rounded and compassionate human beings and not mere degree holders – Vice President; Education without values is no education at all – Vice President; Lauds New Education Policy for multi-disciplinary approach; Asks students to develop a positive outlook and work with sincerity and discipline to achieve their goals; Addresses E-Convocation of ICFAI University virtually; […]


CBDT to validate UDIN generated from ICAI portal for Tax Audit Reports

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, in its gazette notification dated 2nd August 2019, had made a generation of UDIN from ICAI website mandatory for every kind of certificate/tax audit report and other attests made by their members as required by various regulators. This was introduced to curb fake certifications by non-CAs misrepresenting themselves as Chartered Accountants. […]


Edu Minister addresses virtual National Conference on Empowering through Zero

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addresses a virtual National Conference on ‘Empowering through Zero- Shunya Se Sashaktikaran; Cambridge University lauds National Education Policy of India and honors Union Education Minister for spearheading Education Reforms; NEP 2020 focuses on the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment reforms: Cambridge University […]

Health Care

Tuberculosis to be eradicated by 2025

Dr. Harsh Vardhan meets Development Partners to discuss the challenge and opportunity in eradicating TB by 2025; Sets the way forward; “At a time, when COVID is taking prioritized attention, we should not lose sight of the goal to eliminate TB by 2025. Advocacy and engagement are a way to move forward.”; “Fight against TB needs to be through a Jan Andolan- a People’s Movement”; Important to address issues of stigma: Dr Harsh Vardhan […]


Govt bans 43 more Chinese apps

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps. This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities that are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India […]