Top universities and colleges can offer online courses: UGC

UGC approves new rules allowing top Indian universities and colleges to offer online courses including degrees and diplomas from the academic year 2018-19.

Date: 25 May 2018

Tenders worth Rs 13 bn withdrawn or cancelled to promote Make in India products

Government tenders worth about Rs 130 billion were either cancelled or withdrawn and re-issued after the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) stepped in to change their conditions for promoting 'made in India' goods, a top official said.

Date: 25 May 2018

National sports university in Manipur

India's first national sports university in Manipur.

Date: 25 May 2018

Govt to focus on exports in framing national electronic policy

The government is drafting the upcoming National Electronics Policy (NEP) with an increased focus on exports as it looks to harness the local capacity in electronic goods, including smartphones built for the domestic market.

Date: 25 May 2018

Various organisations protest against police brutality in Thoothukudi

Various organisations in Bengaluru gathered on May 24th to protest the crackdown on the anti-Sterlite agitation that left 13 people dead after police opened fire on a crowd at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.

Date: 25 May 2018

India's non-adherence to parental child abduction protocols

The United States on Thursday accused India of not adhering to any protocols on international parental child abduction, claiming that 90% of requests for the return of abducted children remained “unresolved” for over a year.

Date: 18 May 2018

Drone policy soon to be rolled out by govt

The civil aviation ministry is in final stages of formulating the drone policy and it is expected to be released shortly, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said on May 16th.

Date: 18 May 2018

Govt to help affected telecom workers

Concerned at the job losses in the telecom sector, the government has begun helping the affected employees get alternative employment, and retrain and redeploy them, a top bureaucrat has said.

Date: 18 May 2018

HRD ministry soon invite institutes to start undergraduate degrees in apprenticeship

The ministry of human resource development has agreed to introduce undergraduate courses in apprenticeship after several rounds of high-level deliberations with the stakeholder ministries

Date: 18 May 2018

Facebook launches three new features

Facebook on Wednesday launched three new features, including allowing users to put up voice posts.

Date: 17 May 2018