NITI Aayog has launched “Pitch to MOVE” - a mobility pitch competition that aims to provide budding entrepreneurs of India a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a distinguished jury.
"Pitch to MOVE aims to identify and incentivise the startups, which will help the Government realize its vision of Shared, Connected, Intermodal and Environment-Friendly Mobility for India.
The objective is to harness the latest disruption for generating employment and growth in our country. We look forward to working together with these startups", said Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.
About “Pitch to MOVE”:
“Pitch to MOVE” is organised by NITI Aayog in collaboration with Invest India and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) as a part of a series of engaging featured events in the run-up to the main event. The Summit is scheduled to be held on 7th and 8th Sep 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi and is being inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
The Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla inaugurated the project “Development of North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom” implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at a function held at the historic Kangla Fort in Imphal, Manipur.
The project is the first project to be completed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Government of India.
The Project was inaugurated in the presence of Shri N Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri K.J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, State Ministers of Manipur and Smt. Rashmi Verma, Union Tourism Secretary.
The Swadesh Darshan scheme is one of the flagship schemes of Ministry of Tourism for development of thematic circuits in the country in a planned and prioritised manner.
The scheme was launched in 2014 -15 and as on date, the Ministry has sanctioned 70 projects for Rs.5708.88 Crore to 29 States and UTs under the Scheme. 30 projects / major components of these projects are expected to be completed this year.
Gadkari announced the appointment of Akshay Kumar as Road Safety Brand Ambassador.
Nitin Gadkari launched three short films for generating public awareness towards road safety. Film actor Akshay Kumar has featured in these films, which are directed by Shri R.Balki. In a function attended by MoS Shri Mansukh L Mandavia in New Delhi.
Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal, Chairman Railway Board, Shri Ashwani Lohani, other Railway Board Members and senior officials participated in the India-US Roundtable discussion.
The roundtable discussion with a high-level delegation of leading US companies working in the area of railway construction, maintenance and Information Technology was held in the Ministry of Railways on 13th August 2018.
The US delegation comprising 13 companies was led by US Ambassador to India H.E. Kenneth I. Juster. High-ranking US Embassy officials from US Commerce Services and US Trade Development Agency (USTDA) also participated.
Ministry of AYUSH has introduced new Central Sector scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs.
The prime objective of the scheme is to develop the culture of documenting adverse effects and undertake safety monitoring of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and surveillance of misleading advertisements appearing in the print and electronic media.
The Standing Finance Committee (SFC) chaired by Secretary (AYUSH) approved the scheme on 1st November 2017 and thereafter it was rolled out for implementation in the country near the end of the financial year 2017-18.
The scheme intends to facilitate the establishment of a three-tier network of National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPvCC), Intermediary Pharmacovigilance Centres (IPvCCs) and Peripheral Pharmacovigilance Centres (PPvCC).
All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH, has been designated as National Pharmacovigilance Centre for coordinating various activities of the initiative.
Country’s first genetic resource bank was inaugurated at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology’s (CCMB) Laboratory of Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) facility in Hyderabad, Telangana.
It is Dubbed as National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank. It is inaugurated by Union Minister for Science and Technology and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan, the genetic bank will cryopreserve living cell lines, gametes and embryos of endangered wild animal species in India.
This is the first-of-its-kind facility in India where the genetic material will be stored for posterity and will be a ready reckoner for future generations.
Iran's defence minister unveiled the next generation of Tehran's Fateh Mobin short-range ballistic missile.
The Fateh Mobin rocket was described by Iranian defence minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami as '100% domestically made - agile, stealth, tactical (and) precision-guided'.
Senior bureaucrat Ashish Kumar Bhutani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
Bhutani is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. He has been appointed to the post till May 9, 2020.
Indian golfer Viraj Madappa won his maiden title on the Asian Tour at Take Solutions Masters in Bengaluru.
Madappa became the youngest Indian to win on the Asian Tour. The earlier record was held by Gaganjeet Bhullar, who won the Indonesia Invitational, when he was 21 years and three months, while Shubhankar Sharma won Joburg Open when he was 21 years and five months old.
Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon died. He was 90.
Tandon political journey commenced when he was elected councillor of the Municipal Corporation of Amritsar in 1953.
He was elected as a member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Amritsar Central constituency in 1957, 1962, 1967, in mid-term polls of 1969 and then in 1977. He was also elected from Rajpura Vidhan Sabha seat in 1997.
Tandon was a cabinet minister in the first non-Congress government headed by an Akali Leader, Justice Gurnam Singh, in 1969-70. He also served as cabinet minister in 1977-79 and 1997-2002.
Milkshakes brand Keventers announced the appointment of Tarun Bhasin as its chief executive officer.
Prior to joining Keventers, Tarun was associated with Jubiliant Food works for over 22 years where he occupied several key leadership roles including President and CBO of Dunkin Donuts and President and COO of Domino pizza, India as well as VP, Operations, Dominos.
The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Ramesh Powar as the Head Coach of Indian Women’s Team.
Powar is the third individual to take the role in the past one and a half year. Prior to Arothe, the post was held by Purnima Rau, who was removed just a few months ahead of the Women’s World Cup in 2017.