31 Mar 2016

40 Tips For Better Life

1. Take A 10-30 Minutes Walk Every Day.
And While You Walk, Smile.
2. Sit In Silence For At Least 10 Minutes
Each Day.
3. Sleep For 7 Hours.
4. Live With The 3 E's -- Energy,   Enthusiasm, And Empathy.

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दिल्‍ली के लिए उपयोगकर्ता अनुकूल, एकीकृत, सरल भवन निर्माण उप-नियम घोषित

एकल खिड़की मंजूरी एवं भुगतान का मार्ग प्रशस्‍त, 30 दिनों में मंजूरी : एम.वेंकैया नायडू

105 वर्ग मीटर तक के आकार वाले भूखंडों के लिए कोई मंजूरी आवश्‍यक नहीं, निर्माण संबंधी अनुमति की भी जरूरत नहीं
दिल्‍ली के लिए एकीकृत भवन निर्माण उप-नियमों की घोषणा आज यहां शहरी विकास मंत्री श्री एम. वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा की गई। इन उप-नियमों को 33 साल बाद संशोधित किया गया है। नये कानूनों के बारे में विस्‍तार से बताते हुए श्री नायडू ने कहा कि पिछले तीन दशकों के दौरान हुए अनेक संशोधनों के एकीकरण एवं सरलीकरण और विभिन्‍न एजेंसियों द्वारा दी गई मंजूरियों को एकल प्‍लेटफॉर्म में एकीकृत करके इन उप-नियमों को उपयोगकर्ता अनुकूल बना दिया गया है।

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi reviews the working of Rashtriya Mahila Kosh in its 56th Governing Board Meeting today

The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi reviewed the working of the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh at its 56th Governing Board Meeting held in New Delhi today. Addressing the members, the Minister appreciated the efforts made by the officials of Rashtriya Mahila Kosh in launching the Mahila E-Haat recently. Mahila E-Haat, an online marketing platform for women was launched on 7th March, 2016 by the WCD Minister, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. Mahila E-Haat is a unique online platform where participants can display their products for sale. 

User friendly unified, simplified Building Bye-laws for Delhi announced

Enables single window clearences and payments, approvals in 30 days, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
No sanctions needed for plots up to  105 sq.mtrs; construction permissions done away with
Revised Bye-laws improve ease of doing business, promote investments, says Minister
To promote safe, green and sustainable construction
            Unified Building Bye-laws for Delhi, revised after 33 years were  announced by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu here today. Elaborating on the new laws, Shri Naidu said they have been made user friendly through unification and simplification of a host of

Disabled persons can do well in an enabling environment, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu

Minister releases Index for ranking organisations based on sensitivity to needs of disabled
The Government today released “Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index” that measures the actions and attitudes of different organisations towards disabled employees and persons. The Index, prepared by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment was released by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu. 

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment30-March, 2016 18:00 IST Government launches ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’ as part of Prime Minister’s ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’ for Persons with disabilities

Government launches ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’ to mark the next chapter of its flagship Campaign, the ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’. The Index, prepared in collaboration with The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was launched by Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs at a function held here today. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar also graced the occasion.

Kanha – Pench Wildlife Corridor : NHAI committed to scientifically designed and optimised mitigation measures

Some reports have emerged in the media that have created an impression that the Kanha – Pench Wildlife Corridor is going to be adversely impacted as a result of upgradation of the National Highway-7.  It is being claimed that the efforts of conservationists in providing adequate mitigation measures on the said stretch have been overlooked.

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 36.45 per bbl on 29.03.2016

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 36.45 per barrel (bbl) on 29.03.2016.
In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket decreased to Rs 2426.11 per bbl on 29.03.2016 as compared to Rs 2473.36 per bbl on 28.03.2016. Rupee closed stronger at Rs 66.56 per US$ on

National Conference on Waqf gets underway

National Conference of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of State Waqf Boards got underway here today.Inaugurating the conference Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs expressed concerns over indifferent attitude of some of the State Waqf Booards.The Minister said Central Waqf Council is the Advisory cum regulatory body to oversee the functioning of the State Waqf Boards and due administration of the Auqaf across the country. The main objective of the

Utilize waqf properties for socio-economic-educational empowerment of Muslims: Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs expressed cnfidence that Central Waqf Council will work towards connecting waqf properties with development of Muslim community. He said even after new Waqf Act, several states have not been able to utilize waqf properties for socio-economic-educational empowerment of Muslim community. Several waqf properties have been encroached by “waqf mafia”. There is a need for a campaign to ensure usage of waqf for whom it is meant. Shri Naqvi said this while delivering

Three major challenges for the Government is to boost Exports -Shri Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley:Three major challenges for the Government is to boost Exports in view of shrinking global trade, to ensure increase in private investment and hope for better monsoon after two consecutive years of insufficient rains; calls on the Foreign Minister of Australia, Ms Julie Bishop
The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Economic Reforms are widely accepted in India especially the reforms in taxation and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) among others. The Finance Minister said that India faces three major challenges now viz. boosting Exports in view of

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley delivers Keynote Address at Make in India Conference in Sydney; Stresses on the need for manufacturing growth to ensure employment for youth of the country.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley inaugurated and addressed the ‘”Make in India Conference – Collaboration for Growth with Mutual Benefit’’ in Sydney today. 

During his Keynote Address, the Finance Minister Shri Jaitley highlighted the various steps undertaken by the Indian Government to facilitate ease of doing business and create an investor

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley meets the Treasurer of Australia Mr Scott Morrison; calls for exposure of Australian future and super funds in India

The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Australian future and super funds be exposed to India. The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley raised this point during his bilateral meeting with the Treasurer of Australia Mr Scott Morrison in Sydney today. Shri Jaitley called for increase in investment by Australia businesses in India as they can get better returns on their investment. Shri Jaitley said that India wants to be benefitted by Australian experience in implementing GST. He said that India is also ready for GST and hoped that it will soon become a reality. 

Ministry of Finance30-March, 2016 16:11 IST Extended Bank hours for conducting Govt. Business on 31st March, 2016

In view of closing of the current financial year and to facilitate the tax-payers in payment of taxes, the Reserve Bank of India has issued instructions vide notification RBI/2015-16/342 dated March 17, 2016 directing all agency banks to keep the counters of their designated branches conducting government business open till 8.00 p.m. on March 31, 2016. All electronic transactions would however, continue till midnight of March 31, 2016.

North East will become destination for Young Start-Ups: Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the North eastern region along the international borders should be developed for the overall development of the region. There are regional and cultural similarities on both sides of the international borders, the Minister said. He was addressing at the seminar on Sub Regional Cooperation between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh here today. 

प्रधानमंत्री ने राजस्‍थान दिवस पर लोगों को बधाई दी PM greets the people of Rajasthan, on Rajasthan Diwas

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Rajasthan, on Rajasthan Diwas. 

"Rajasthan Diwas greetings to the wonderful and hardworking people of Rajasthan. May Rajasthan continue to scale new heights of progress", the Prime Minister said.

प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्‍द्र मोदी ने राजस्‍थान के लोगों को राजस्‍थान दिवस पर बधाई दी है। 

उन्‍होंने कहा, ‘राजस्‍थान दिवस पर राजस्‍थान के परिश्रमी और जीवंत लोगों को ढेर सारी बधाइयां। राजस्‍थान प्रगति की नई ऊचाईंयों को छूना जारी रखे।’ 

Belgian PM remotely activate ARIES Telescope at Deosthal, Uttarakhand

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Charles Michel, today jointly carried out the remote technical activation of a 3.6 metre optical telescope located at Deosthal in Uttarakhand. 

The telescope at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), has been installed in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, as a result of close collaboration between scientists from the two countries, especially between the teams of ARIES in India, and AMOS (Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems) in Belgium. 

This is a state-of-the-art world class telescope, which will contribute to observations for several frontline scientific applications. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister congratulated the scientists of both the countries for the successful installation of this sophisticated "fully steerable optical telescope in the lap of the Himalayas. He said this is not just a government to government effort, but it also involves an autonomous organization - ARIES - and a private company - AMOS. He said the remote technical activation from Brussels, 6500 km away, shows that nothing is impossible, once efforts are coordinated. He added that in this case, even the sky is not the limit!

Press Statement by Prime Minister during his visit to Belgium (March 30, 2016) बेल्जियम यात्रा (30 मार्च,2016) के दौरान प्रधानमंत्री का प्रेस वक्तव्य

Your Excellency Prime Minister Charles Michel, 

Ladies and Gentlemen. 

Thank you for your remarks. 

Last week has been a sad week for Belgium. Let me say Mr. Prime Minister that we share the depth of sorrow and grief that the people of Belgium have experienced in the last 8 days. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones to the terror strikes in Brussels last week. Having experienced terrorist violence ourselves on countless occasions, we share your pain.

30 Mar 2016

Salman becomes Mamu Jaan, Arpita delivers a baby boy

Nephew Ahil
Its celebration time for the Khan family as Arpita Khan who tied the knot with Ayush Sharma in 2014 has now delivered a baby boy. The happy couple have named their child Ahil.

The first picture of Ahil is already out as he is surrounded by Salim Khan and family. Now that Salman Khan has turned ‘Maamu’, we are awaiting a cutesy picture of him with the baby. He is known to be extremely close to his sister Arpita and is surely going to be on the top of the world with this news.

Source - Bollywood live news

Why No Woman Wants To Marry Into This Village In Madhya Pradesh

Nearly 60 young men from the village are having a tough time finding brides for themselves.

TERIYAMAR VILLAGE, CHATTARPURFor the third consecutive year, Madhya Pradesh’s Chattarpur district is facing a drought and many parts of district are reeling under a severe water crisis. Bachelors in Tehrimariya village say even finding brides has become a problem now. No one wants to marry into a village with not enough water.

Mohan Yadav is 32. For five years now his family has been trying to find him a bride. Villagers say there are nearly 60 men like Mr Yadav who face the same crisis in the village.

28 Mar 2016

Text of PM’s address at the Bloomberg India Economic Forum-2016

Mr. Micklethwait,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen. 
I am pleased to be here today to mark twenty years of Bloomberg’s presence in India. During that period, Bloomberg has provided intelligent commentary and incisive analysis of India’s economy. It has become an essential part of the finance landscape. 

50 Declassified Files Relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to be Released ‘Online’ Tomorrow 

The Second batch of fifty declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released online on web portalwww.netajipapers.gov.in by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation on 29 March, 2016 at 3:30 PM. The present

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Beijing extends leave for new parents as China hop...

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Beijing extends leave for new parents as China hop...: BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China's capital will extend leave from work for new mothers and fathers, state media reported on Frid...

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill: CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Cabinet on Monday approved the Jat reservation bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in govern...

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill: CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Cabinet on Monday approved the Jat reservation bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in govern...

Gender swapping in 'Ki & Ka' wins over Bollywood

Ki & Ka

R. Balki's idea of role reversal to question age-old stereotypical notions about gender, with marriage as the canvas through 'Ki & Ka', has bowled over stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan.

The celebrities have appreciated the film and the filmmaker for taking on an issue like gender differences in a fun and zingy manner. 'Ki & Ka' aims to dispel gender disparity with its story wherein Arjun Kapoor essays a house husband and Kareena Kapoor Khan is seen as an ambitious, career-oriented woman. The film, slated to release on April 1, has a cameo by Amitabh and his wife Jaya. Here's what the stars tweeted to appreciate the film's concept:

Facebook Apologizes For Safety Check Glitch After Pakistan Blast

Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world.
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES: Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan.

Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that they are safe following an event in their area like a terror attack or natural disaster.

‘New Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules will Change The way Country Used to Manage Waste Earlier; Make a Big Difference to Clean India Mission’: Javadekar

New Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules Notified

"The new bio-medical waste management rules will change the way country used to manage this waste earlier. Under the new regime, the coverage has increased and also provides for pre-treatment of lab waste, blood samples, etc. It mandates bar code system for proper control. It has simplified categorisation and authorisation.Thus, it will make a big difference to clean India Mission",Union Minister of State (IC) Environment, Forest & Climate Change, ShriPrakashJavadekar, said here today, while releasing the new Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Common Yoga Protocol for 2nd International Day of Yoga released

The Common Yoga Protocol for the 2nd International Day of Yoga falling on 21st June, 2016, has been released. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH launched the Common Yoga Protocol booklet during the inaugural function of National Arogya Fair held at Panaji, Goa on 26th March, 2016. The Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy CM and Health Minister Shri Francis D’Souza and other dignitaries were also present during the launch. 

The booklet gives a brief overview about Yoga and Yogic practices to orient one towards comprehensive health for an individual and the community.

Text of PM’s “Mann ki Baat” programme on All India Radio

मेरे प्यारे देशवासियो, आप सब को बहुत-बहुत नमस्कार! आज दुनिया भर में ईसाई समुदाय के लोग Easter मना रहे हैं। मैं सभी लोगों को Easter की ढ़ेरों शुभकामनायें देता हूँ। 

मेरे युवा दोस्तो, आप सब एक तरफ़ Exam में busy होंगे। कुछ लोगों की exam पूरी हो गयी होगी। और कुछ लोगों के लिए इसलिए भी कसौटी होगी कि एक तरफ़ exam और दूसरी तरफ़ T-20 Cricket World Cup. आज भी शायद आप भारत और Australia के match का इंतज़ार करते होंगे। पिछले दिनों भारत ने पाकिस्तान और बांग्लादेश के खिलाफ़ दो बेहतरीन match जीते हैं। एक बढ़िया सा momentum नज़र आ रहा है। आज जब Australia और भारत खेलने वाले हैं, मैं दोनों टीमों के players को अपनी शुभकामनायें देता हूँ। 

27 Mar 2016

Nepal-China agreement: Why India needs to work on some foreign policy issues without delay

Colours from Holi celebrations in Nepal would be washed away as Prime Minister KP Oli, leading a fractious coalition that threatens to fall apart, winds up his historic visit to China on Sunday and returns home to an impending protest by tribals against the Constitution and political machinations that could lead to his removal.

The much publicised agreements on Nepal securing transit route through China, that seeks to bypass its geographical dependence on India for ports to trade with the world, have invited close inspection from political observers who believe that New Delhi has lost out.
Nepal PM KP Oli. AFP

While Nepali media has mostly hailed it as an “end” to India’s monopoly, some in Indian media have also been quick to view the agreement in black and white to pass immediate judgement. Unsure of political longevity, the Leftist prime minister’s belief that he has shown India a ‘thumbs down’ by accepting China transit routes and many who are eager to “get rid of Indian influence” dominate news reportage.

Images of blockade of goods on India-Nepal border that led to natural and some “manufactured” shortages are not easy to erase. Those memories will become a part of oral tradition of Nepal’s history of being at India’s mercy.

At the same time, the Indian government needs to take greater interest to ease trade and transit for Nepal’s imports and exports through the country to signal its “soft side” while pressuring the political class to give equal rights and status to Madhesi population.

Weight loss with protein-rich diet linked to better sleep

Overweight middle-aged adults losing weight with a protein-rich diet are more likely to sleep better, than those who are losing weight consuming a normal quantity of proteins, say a new study.
"Most research looks at the effects of sleep on diet and weight control, and our research flipped that question to ask what are the effects of weight loss and diet -- specifically the amount of protein -- on sleep," said Wayne Campbell from Purdue University in the US.
"We found that while consuming a lower calorie diet with a higher amount of protein, sleep quality improves for middle-age adults. This sleep quality is better compared to those who lost the same amount of weight while consuming a normal amount of protein," Campbell added in a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Here’s Why Netherlands Has Been Closing Down Their Prisons For The Last Three Years

In most countries where police officials and the government are having to deal with the growing number of offenders and not enough prison cells to fit them in, Netherlands seems to be relishing the opposite trend.

Prisons in Netherlands are actually being closed down. Yes, you read it right! 
And this isn't new. In 2013, the country shut down eight prisons. Last year, it shut down 19 prisons and now, five more are about to be closed soon. 

Why? Because the country just doesn't have enough criminals to fill them, reports The Telegraaf (Link in Dutch), who claim to have access to internal documents. 

Netherlands enjoys a very low crime rate, which has fallen by an average of 0.9% in recent years, report Dutch News. 

Source: Twitter

Out of the 17 million people living in Netherlands, only 11,600 people are locked up. That's approximately seven for every 10,000 people.

Govt to build 500,000 ponds in rural areas: Narendra Modi

In his monthly radio programme, Modi also says that the government has come up with a Kisan Suvidha app
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) will be used for asset creation in rural areas, especially in the field of water conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

Continuing with the pro-farmer thrust of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Modi said the government will build 500,000 ponds in rural areas which can be used for drinking water.

This Indian scientist has invented clothes that use light to clean themselves

This is science but not fiction! Dr Rajesh Ramanathan along with a group of researchers, has developed a technology to make textiles clean themselves within less than six minutes when put under a light bulb or out in the sun.

Rajesh earned his B.Sc. in Botany and Vocational Biotechnology from the Mumbai University in 2004. He was conferred with a PhD in Nano-Biotechnology by the RMIT University of Melbourne in 2012.Image : (L) – Australian Nanotechnology Network; (R) – mfirsthome

According to Zee News, these researchers have developed a cheap and efficient way to grow special nanostructures, which can degrade organic matter when exposed to light, directly onto textiles.

Rajesh says, “There’s more work to do to before we can start throwing out our washing machines, but this advance lays a strong foundation for the future development of fully self-cleaning textiles.”

E-eye brings down attacks by tigers on humans

The Centrally-sponsored e-eye surveillance system for preservation of wild animals seems to be yielding results, at least reducing attacks by tigers on humans.

As per official records, eight incidents of tiger attacks on human beings have been reported in the past one year as against 28 last year, and a total of 90 in the past three years.

The electronic-eye system currently operational in the Corbett and Kaziranga Tiger Reserves and Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary may be extended to other tiger reserves as well, said the government.

Honey bees use sophisticated signals to warn peers of danger

Los Angeles, Mar 26 (PTI) A honey bee species found in parts of India, China and Japan, use sophisticated signals to warn their nestmates about the level of danger from predators attacking foragers or the nest, a new study has found.

The scientists said it is the most sophisticated form of alarm signalling found in a social insect.

They found that these bees can produce different types of vibrational "stop signals" when attacked by hornets.

Malaria 1st spread from birds

• Researchers took blood samples from hundreds of East African birds, bats, and other mammals and screened the blood for the parasites. When they found malaria, they took samples of the parasites' DNA and sequenced it to identify mutations in the genetic code.
Malaria 1st spread from birds (Getty Images)

Malaria started out as a parasite in birds, then evolved to colonise bats, and from there spread to other mammals, a study on the evolution of the parasite has found. "We cannot begin to understand how malaria spread to humans until we understand its evolutionary history. In learning about its past, we may be better able to understand the effects it has on us," said Holly Lutz from Cornell University in the US.

No More Laundry? Clothes Might Soon Just Clean Themselves Using Light!

A pioneering nanotechnology research could soon help people get rid of their washing machines as clothes will start cleaning themselves. Scientists from RMIT University in Australia have developed a low-cost way to grow nanostructures on textiles that can degrade organic matter when exposed to light.
This means that clothes will clean themselves within minutes of being exposed to sunlight or a light bulb.
Picture for representation only. Source: Katherine/Flickr

“The advantage of textiles is they already have a 3D structure so they are great at absorbing light, which in turn speeds up the process of degrading organic matter,” Rajesh Ramanathan from RMIT University, one of the lead researchers in the team told PTI.

He added that they still have to go a long way before these textiles will become a reality, but a strong foundation for the development of fully self-cleaning textiles has been built.

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