Shri Javedkar to inaugurate the Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes

With an aim of upgrading quality of education, research, hospital care facilities in the national AYUSH institutions throughout the country and develop them as light house institutions, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of AYUSH is organizing two days Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes on 17th and 18th July 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi.

Shri Piyush Goyal Inaugurates the MAHAGENCO Pipe Conveyor System -An Initiative by WCL & MAHAGENCO

The Union Minister of Railways, Finance, Corporate Affairs and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurated the MAHAGENCO Pipe Conveyor System for coal transportation from cluster of mines of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) today. The work commencement ceremony held in Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s Suresh Bhat Auditorium was also witnessed by Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources, Shri Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis.  Chairman Railway Board Shri Ashwani Lohani and Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development Shri Mishra were also present on the occasion.

8th India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting Begins in Muscat

The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, today co-chaired 8th session of India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) along with Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy of Oman, Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy. Addressing the Joint Commission Suresh Prabhu invited Omani companies to build on their success in India and make investments to benefit from ‘Make in India’ and ‘Invest India’ programmes which are aimed to encourage manufacturing.

CIC bilingual Mobile app launched

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has launched a newly updated version of mobile app in Hindi also, – “CIC App”, which is available in Google Play Store and Apple store with the following features:

(i) Applicant can submit his/her 2nd Appeal(s)/ Complaint(s) / link paper(s) in both the languages i.e. in Hindi and English

(ii) The appellant can search and trace dak, 2nd Appeal/Complaint in both the languages.

(iii) Real time status is available in both the languages (Hindi & English)

(iv) Appellant can download copy of Hearing notice, Facilitation memo & decision.

Google unveils Artificial Intelligence-aided ad tools

Google has announced several ad tools built on Artificial Intelligence, aimed at helping marketers automate and develop effective advertising campaigns. The idea is to let AI finetune advertisements.

The Google Ads tools unveiled at a Google Marketing Live event range from responsive search ads that use machine learning to mix, match and optimise content, to optimising ad performance on YouTube for what it terms ‘brand lift’. The automation will be integrated into every form of campaign management, from bidding to dynamic headlines, as well as creative and targeting.

PhonePe acquires Zopper Retail

PhonePe today said it has acquired Zopper Retail as part of its strategy to aggressively ramp up its offline business.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Zopper co-founder and CEO Neeraj Jain will join PhonePe as Head of Product, 

Oracle introduces Blockchain Cloud Service

Oracle announced the general availability of its Blockchain Cloud Service, which allows organisations to set up and manage networks of distributed ledgers using blockchain technology.

Oracle had been testing the new blockchain platform with select customers in the last few months including some India such as Indian Oil. But now the service is available to anyone who would like to use it.

India’s digital economy to touch $1 trillion by 2022, says DEA Secy Garg

India’s economy is rapidly converting into a digital economy, with the latter expected to touch the $1-trillion mark by 2022, a top Finance Ministry official said.

By 2030, India will be a $10-trillion economy, with half of this accounted for by the digital economy, Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, said at the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI

Ultra Toys signs brand licensing deal with UK’s Smiley World

Ultra Toys & Gifts Pvt Ltd, part of the Ultra Media and Entertainment Group, has entered into a licensing deal with British company Smiley World to launch consumer products and accessories in India featuring smiley expressions and emoticons.

UK-based Smiley World is the creator and copyright owner of “The Original Smiley Brand.”

OECD Development Centre pegs India’s GDP growth at 7.4% this fiscal

The Indian economy is expected to record 7.4 per cent growth in 2018-19, a new report by the OECD Development Centre has projected. In its update to the Economic Outlook for South-East Asia, China and India, the OECD Development Centre sees Indian economy recording 7.5 per cent GDP growth in 2019-20.

This growth projection for 2018-19 falls within the 7-7.5 per cent range forecast by the Economic Survey released by the Indian Government in January.



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