To make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), the research arm of Ministry of Railways, has launched New Online Vendor Registration System. This system was evolved after "Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush. . . . .
Playing the national anthem in cinema halls is not mandatory anymore. The Supreme Court stated this on 09/01/2018, a day after the government asked it to review its October 2016 order, in which it had made playing Jana Gana Mana mandatory to instil “committed patriotism and nationalism.”
UnionMinister for Minority Affairs ShriMukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Saudi Arabia has given the green signal for Indias decision to revive the option of sending Haj pilgrims through sea route. The practice of ferrying Haj pilgrims between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways was stopped in 1995. For the first. . . . .
Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Government as part of tapping the potential of the Northeastern region. This would be the second such one in the country. The first Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up in Pune, an autonomous institute operating. . . . .
Haryana has become the first state in the country to launch high-risk pregnancy (HRP) portal. This portal not only helps in early identification of high-risk pregnancy cases up to the grass-roots level but also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists. This. . . . .
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in Delhi on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. This day is celebrated every year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India. It also commemorates the return. . . . .