Rs 1000 Crore Approved for Handloom Weavers

First meeting of the reconstituted All India Handloom Board was held under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Textiles Dr. K S Rao yesterday here in New Delhi. While addressing the members of the board, the Minister said that the Government of India has been following a policy of promoting and encouraging the handloom sector … Read more

Govt extends NMP benefits to industry clusters in India

Seeking to boost manufacturing sector, Govt has extended the benefits of the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) throughout the country wherever industry can organise itself into clusters and adopt a self regulatory model. Issuing the guidelines on Friday, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said all the incentives provided to the National Investment and … Read more

Top 10 world news stories of 2013

1. A new pope In a shocking move, Pope Benedict XVI becomes the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. A month later, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected his successor, taking the papal name Pope Francis. 2. Boston Marathon attacks Two bombs explode near the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three and injuring … Read more

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Coir Board inaugurated

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Coir Board today (November 25, 2013) at a function at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was glad to learn that along with up-gradation and development of new machinery and diversification of the traditional items … Read more

Obama apologises to Americans losing health plans

The US President, Barack Obama has apologized to the Americans who have lost health insurance plans because of the troubled implementation of his healthcare reforms. In an interview with NBC News, his administration will do everything it can to help those who have been receiving cancellation notes. Mr. Obama had promised that those who are … Read more

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has introduced a Pension and Life Insurance fund scheme called Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) for the Overseas Indian workers having Emigration Check Required (ECR) passports. The objective of MGPSY is to encourage and enable the overseas Indian workers by giving government contribution to: Save for their Return and … Read more

EPFO Employees Contribute Rs. One Crore to Uttrakhand Calamity

Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Sis Ram Ola today flagged off the material, collected by the employees and officers of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation. The seven trucks loaded with relief materials flagged off on the occasion carrying rice, atta, pulses, refined oil, sugar, potatoes, clothes, shoes and other materials to provide relief to … Read more

Filer Insurance Inc. Launches Interactive Website

Filer Insurance, Inc. announces the launch of a new agency website at With interactive features such as on-site glossaries, maps, driving directions, and multiple forms of contact, Filer Insurance, Inc.’s new website covers several types of insurance including Miami Car Insurance and is designed with insurance customers in mind. Filer Insurance, Inc. has a … Read more

Strong business volumes drive Tata Consultancy Services’ Q1 performance

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported its consolidated financial results according to Indian GAAP for the quarter and financial year ended June 30, 2011. N Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer and managing director, TCS, said: “Our customer-focused organisation and balanced business model helped us … Read more

Eyes :: Surgical errors rare but serious in ophthalmic procedures

Surgical confusions—for instance, operations involving the wrong site, the wrong patient or the wrong procedure—occur infrequently in eye surgery procedures, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although most surgical confusions cause little or no permanent injury, they may involve serious consequences for the patient, physician and profession, yet could often be prevented.

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