Major bureaucratic rejig: 35 secretaries, additional secretaries in govt departments
35 IAS officers have been appointed as secys and additional secys in various Central govt departments as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle. Most of these officers, who were working as joint or additional secretaries, have been promoted either in the same departments or moved to new ministry.
At least one cybercrime was reported every 10 minutes in India in the first six months of 2017, higher than 2016 when there was a crime every 12 minutes. With more Indians going online, the trend is worrying and requires more security systems in place. Hereâ€™s a look at the cybercrime numbers in the last four years.
As Shankersinh Vaghela quits Congress, political plot thickens in Gujarat
Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday but did not clarify whether he was going to join the BJP or float some party. However, he clearly hinted that he was not retiring from politics. Vaghela cleverly avoided revealing his future plans.
Sanjay Kothari to be secretary, Ashok Malik press secretary to new President
Sanjay Kothari, chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board, has been appointed secretary and senior journalist Ashok Malik press secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind. Senior Gujarat-cadre forest service officer Bharat Lal will be joint secretary to Kovind, said an order issued by DoPT.
10 lakh students in UP to be tested on RSS ideology
BJP to celebrate the birth centenary year of Deendayal Upadhyaya by organizing a competitive exam across the state on August 26. The exam will be based on a specially-published booklet that will contain the achievements of the Modi and Yogi govts and the philosophy of RSS.
Reduce tension through direct dialogue: Pentagon to India, China
Pentagon, while refusing to take sides on the issue, has sought direct dialogue between India and China on reducing tension "free of any coercive aspects". In recent past few years, almost all the Chinese neighbours have been accusing Beijing of coercive tactics to settle border disputes.
Opposition parties may have upped the ante against the government for bringing in a paradigm change in its policy towards Israel but the ruling BJP is making no bones about the warmth in ties with the Jewish nation.
SC asks CBI to file chargesheet in all Vyapam cases by Oct 31
The Supreme Court on Friday set October 31 as deadline for CBI to file chargesheet in all pending Vyapam scam cases and ordered it to submit the forensic test report of the seized hard disk and pen drive before the trial court along with the chargesheet.