Marathi literary critic R G Jadhav passes away


Marathi litterateur R.G. Jadhav, best known for his 91 reflective poems on Mahatma Gandhi, passed away at his residence following a prolonged illness. He was 83. A prolific literary critic, Professor Jadhav, who was born at Vadodara in Gujarat, taught Marathi literature in various colleges across Maharashtra, including Elphinstone College in Mumbai and Milind College in Aurangabad, among others. Read more

Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal CM


Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a second consecutive term in a ceremony on Red Road in Kolkata, witnessed by nearly 25,000 people. A 41-member council of ministers took the oath of office along with Mamata. She later held her first cabinet meeting at Nabanna, where she was given an unprecedented guard of honour by Kolkata Police. Read more

Union Cabinet gives approval to 6 new IITs


Six new IITs will come up at Tirupati, Palakkad, Dharwar, Bhilai, Goa and Jammu while ISM Dhanbad will also be upgraded to an IIT.

The Union Cabinet which met today gave its ex post facto approval to amend The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of new IITs at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) and conversion of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to an IIT under the law. Read more

Union HRD Ministry launches Bharatavani Portal


Bharatavani Becomes the Largest Online Repository of Dictionaries in India on its Very First Day.

The Union HRD Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Iani launched the multilingual knowledge portal at Lucknow. While launching the app the Minister said that under the Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Digital India Mission, Bharatavani App will perform the task of bringing about digital revolution in the county. The Government’s mission is to showcase the Indian culture and heritage to the world through the medium of technology. Read more

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