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Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) Appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments: Shri C.R.Viswanath, IAS, Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.  Ms.Vrinda Sarup, IAS, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy ...

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New directors for ISRO in three major centres

News Three major centres of Indian Space Research Organisation, including Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, will have new Directors from tomorrow. Dr K Sivan, Distinguished Scientist and currently Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Thiruvananthapuram, will take over as the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ...

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NITI Aayog Website Launched

News Website: https://www.niti.gov.in Features The website provides details of the constitution, functions and current activities of the NITI Aayog. The reports prepared by the institution in its initial stages have also been shared on the website. The website has a unique feature of NITI Blogs, which will incorporate articles, field reports, ...

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NITI Aayog to hire young blood

News Centre plans to expand NITI Ayog’s workforce at the bottom by bringing in more young professionals while reducing the number of mid-level officials. The restructuring committee at the Aayog, headed by its CEO Sindhushree Khullar, will soon finalise the required workforce, including the new guidelines for hiring young professionals (YPs) ...

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LS worked 123% of scheduled time: Increase of productivity

News The Parliament session concluded on Wednesday was one of the most productive in 15 years with Lok Sabha working for 123% of the scheduled time and Rajya Sabha for 101%. In RS, 31% of the scheduled questions were answered orally which is the highest ever in the last 10 years, ...

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Modi’s new Group Think: Secretaries get more power

News There will be  eight working groups Each group will have 9-11 members It will cover the following areas: industry; skill development; infrastructure relating to rail, road & air; urban development; rural infrastructure and human resource management; agriculture and agro processing; financial services; health and social issues. Task The government’s ...

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