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Shri Piyush Goyal calls upon more buyers and sellers to join the GeM, which has proved to be a game-changer in government procurement

The Fourth edition of the National Public Procurement Conclave [NPPC], organized by Government e Marketplace [GeM], in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry [CII] for two days,was inaugurated online by PiyushGoyal, Union Commerce and Industry & Railways Minister today, to coincide with the anniversary of GeM Establishment Day.The theme …

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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar no more

Nayar died at around 12.30 AM at the Escorts hospital, his elder son Sudhir Nayar said. He was suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital five days back, Sudhir Nayar said. The journalist is survived by his wife and two sons. His last rites will be performed at …

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The spotlight of attention is more like a strobe light

You don’t focus as well as you think you do. That’s the fundamental finding of a team of researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley who studied monkeys and humans and discovered that attention pulses in and out four times per second. “Our subjective experience of the visual …

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More than 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano after quake 

Tonnes of rock and mud were dislodged on Mount Rinjani in the 6.4-magnitude quake, which struck early Sunday and was followed by scores of aftershocks, blocking the hiking routes that crisscross the mountain. An estimated 560 stranded trekkers were thought to have included citizens from the United States, France, the …

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‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’: More Muslim girls going to school now

Salimullah Khan spent most of his life imparting education to children. Currently, he serves as the principal of Ismailiya Momin Urdu Girl School at Doranda in Ranchi. Khan says, the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign has been immensly successful in changing the mindset of people. Attitudes and mindset towards girl …

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New US policy to turn away more asylum seekers

The guidance issued on Wednesday also applies to refugee applicants — immigrants seeking similar protections in the US who are still abroad, media reported. Under the new guidance given to the officers who interview asylum seekers at the US’ borders and evaluate refugee applications, claims based on fear of gang and …

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No More Delhi Trees To Be Cut Till July 4, Says High Court

NEW DELHI:  A controversial project that requires the cutting of 17,000 trees in Delhi to make way for government officers’ houses and a commercial complex was put on hold by the High Court today. “Has the tree-cutting been approved by the green tribunal,” the court questioned as it put off the …

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J&K: 2 more terrorists neutralized in Bandipora encounter

The operation was launched on June 9, when the terrorists and the government forces exchanged brief gunfight in Raynar forests adjacent to Panar area. Four terrorists have been eliminated so far. The operation continues and has entered its tenth straight day on Monday.

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More women in government may reduce corruption: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, also found that women’s representation in local politics is important too – the likelihood of having to bribe is lower in regions with a greater representation of women in local-level politics in Europe. “This research underscores the importance of …

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More than three-fourths of Green card waiting list comprise of Indians: USCIS

As of May 2018, there were 395,025 foreign nationals waiting for Green Card under the employment-based preference category. Of these 306,601 were Indians, according to the latest figures released by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This does not include counts of dependent beneficiaries associated with the approved immigrant petitions, …

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Nepal: Oli Cabinet inducts two more ministers from SSFN

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to SSFN Chairman Upendra Yadav as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population and Mohammad Istiyaq Raya as Minister for Urban Development in Kathmandu on Friday. The SSFN ministers have been inducted on the recommendation of Prime …

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