- IISc tops national rankings, IIT-Madras comes second
- Defence Ministry nod to buy Barak missiles
- ‘SASEC Group can add $70 bn. to GDP’
- Global initiative launched to fight fake news
- Crowd-sourcing of terror latest security challenge, says FBI deputy director
- Stop RTI proceedings if applicant dies, proposes government
- J&K women oldest to marry, Jharkhand youngest, shows govt report
IISc tops national rankings, IIT-Madras comes second
The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has been rated as the top higher educational institution of India across disciplines, as per the first-ever overall ranking of institutions, National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), 2017, released by the Centre.
Defence Ministry nod to buy Barak missiles
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the Defence Ministry approved the purchase of Barak surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for the Navy among other proposals estimated at ₹860 crore.
‘SASEC Group can add $70 bn. to GDP’
Finance Ministers of the member-countries of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) grouping said the growing cooperation between them could generate an incremental $70 billion in GDP and additional employment of 20 million annually by 2025.
Global initiative launched to fight fake news
A global alliance of tech industry and academic organisations unveiled plans to work together to combat the spread of “fake news” and improve public understanding of journalism.
Crowd-sourcing of terror latest security challenge, says FBI deputy director
Andrew McCabe, the senior-most civil servant in FBI, called for greater international cooperation to address the growing threat.
Stop RTI proceedings if applicant dies, proposes government
The government has proposed that proceedings related to an RTI query will automatically stop if the applicant dies while the appeal is pending before the Central Information Commission.
J&K women oldest to marry, Jharkhand youngest, shows govt report
According to the report Women and Men in India 2016 released by the central government’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation last month, women in Jammu & Kashmir are getting married later than women anywhere else in the country.