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Election Commission of India launches Mobile App “cVIGIL” to enable citizens to report on violation of election code of conduct

The Chief Election Commissioner Shri. O.P. Rawat, along with the Election Commissioners Shri Sunil Arora and Shri Ashok  Lavasa launched a mobile app, called ‘Cvigil,’ on July 3, 2018, for citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections.

“cVIGIL” is a user-friendly and easy to operate Android application. It will be operational only where elections are announced. However, the beta version of the app will be made available for the public and election staff to download so that they can acquaint themselves with its features and also try sending dummy data. Upon successful completion of the trial that is underway, the application will be made available for general use by all, right from the forthcoming Assembly elections in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan. The practical use of the app during the four-state Assembly polls will also serve as a pilot initiative before it is put to extensive use during the next Lok Sabha General Elections.

MOD approves construction of 17 New Baffle Firing Ranges

Ministry of Defence has given a go ahead sanction for construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges in Military Stations/Cantonments/Training Establishments at an approximate cost of Rs. 238 crores.  This will add seven ranges to the Southern Command, Three to the Eastern Command, Two to the Northern Command, one each to the South Western and Central Commands. The one at Central Command is proposed for the Officers Training Academy, Gaya. These 17 will be in addition to the 60 similar firing ranges existing all over the country. The proposed baffle shooting ranges can facilitate firing from 300 to 500 meters

DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh attends “Behdienkhlam” festival at Jowai, Meghalaya

The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh​ today attended the famous 4-day Meghalaya Annual Cultural Festival, “Behdienkhlam”, held every year at the small peripheral town of Jowai, Meghalaya. On the concluding day of the festival today, Dr Jitendra Singh spent time with the visitors from across the region who had come to attend the festival. He also showed interest in the religious rituals associated with the event.

KVIC launches e-marketing system

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) today launched its, in-housedeveloped,single-umbrella e-marketing systemnamed Khadi Institution Management and Information System (KIMIS) in New Delhi. The system can be accessed from anywhere in the country for the sale and purchase of Khadi and Village Industries products.

M/o Social Justice & Empowerment organizes “National Workshop on Skill Development for Persons with Disabilities”

A“National Workshop on Skill Development for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)”was organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment here today. The day long workshop was organized with a view to provide a platform to all stakeholders ranging from training partners to the policy makers as well as employers. Shri ThaawarchandGehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the workshop and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was the Guest of Honour. Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD, senior officers of DEPwD, Representatives from Corporate Sectors (both in Private and Public), State Governments and Empanelled Training Centres of DEPwDparticipated in the workshop.

NITI Aayog to organise India’s First Global Mobility Summit

Steeply falling technology costs and business – model innovation are driving the world’s transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles.  Against this background, NITI Aayog, in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners, is organising ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ in New Delhi on 7th and 8th September, 2018. This Summit will help drive Government’s goals for vehicle electrification,  renewable energy integration and job growth and also speed up India’s transition to a clean energy economy.

The Hon’ble Prime Minister  Shri Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Summit, which will be the first Global Mobility Summit of its kind, with over 1,200 expected participants from across the world including Government leadership, Industry leaders, Research Organizations, Academia ,Think Tanks and Civil Society Organisations.

Dubai Police ties up with Indian startup for AI-based solution on ‘predictive policing’

Preventing crime before it occurs? Dubai Police has signed an MoU with Indian startup, Staqu Technologies, for its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solution on ‘predictive policing’.

This concept revolves around utilising AI tools for curbing crime before it occurs through practices that can analyse huge amounts of data from different sources in real-time and generate decision metrics. The Dubai Police aims to curb violent crime by 25 per cent by 2021.

Govt keeps small savings interest rates unchanged

The government has kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the July-September quarter.

The move is aimed at matching the hardening interest rates in the banking sector.

Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on a quarterly basis.

SaleBhai gets BSE nod for SME IPO

SaleBhai Internet, the owner and operator of SaleBhai.com, on Monday, said it has become the first Indian B2C company to receive BSE approval for its IPO, likely to hit the market this month, on the SME platform.

The Ahmedabad-based e-commerce company had filed a draft red herring prospectus with the BSE in May for listing on the SME platform. SaleBhai will be the first B2C company to raise money through the public route at an early stage.

 

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