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Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurates ISRO’s Technology Incubation Centre in AgartalaKey Highlights:
On 18th September 2018, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technology Incubation Centre in Agartala, through video-conferencing from Bengaluru.
The ISRO Technology Incubation Centre has been developed at the campus of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala.
It was launched at the 1st edition of ‘SPACETRONICS’ organised by the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).
ISRO would incubate start-ups that could build applications, provide services and products that can be used internally and utilise opportunities globally.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved proposal of setting up a Coal Gasification based fertilizer projectKey Highlights:
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved proposal of setting up a Coal Gasification based fertilizer project in Talcher Fertilizer Ltd. (TFL) by Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited (RCF).
Cabinet approved enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved construction of new line between Budni to Indore (Mangaliyagaon) with approximate length of 205.5 Km.
On September 19, 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved ASHA Benefit Package w.e.f. October, 2018.
India & the World Bank signed loan for US$ 74 Million for Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP)Key Highlights:
On September 18, 2018, India and World Bank signed a loan agreement for IBRD Credit of US$74 million for Uttrakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP).
To improve the quality and relevance of training at priority Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).
Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and
Mr. Jorge Coarasa, Acting Country Director, World Bank (India).
Additionally, Project Agreement was also signed by: Dr. Iqbal Ahmed, Additional Secretary, Skill Development and Employment, Government of Uttrakhand and Mr. Jorge Coarasa, Acting Country Director, World Bank.
It has a 5-year grace period, and a maturity of 17 years. The closing date for the Project is 30th June, 2023.
India Post Payments Bank, Bajaj Allianz tie up for insurance products saleKey Highlights:
On 18th September 2018, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) signed a 5-year Corporate Agency Agreement with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (BALIC) to offer life insurance products to its consumers.
BALIC is the first life insurer to tie up with IPPB since its launch on 1st September 2018. Initially, simple term and Point of Sale (POS) products of BALIC will be sold through IPPB.
Postmen and ‘Grameen Dak Sevaks’ will be involved in selling insurance solutions. These products will be initially available in 3250 access points in IPPB’s network. Later it will be extended to 155,000 post offices throughout India.
Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas appointed Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman, Atomic Energy CommisssionKey Highlights:
Director of Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission.
He replaces Shekhar Basu. His appointment has been approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for a period till he attains 64 years of age (till 3 May 2021) or till further orders, whichever is earlier.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma released 2 books of National MuseumKey Highlights:
On September 17, 2018, the Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma released two important publications of the National Museum in New Delhi.
To generate awareness about the activities of National Museum.
The National Museum Research Bulletin No.10: Special issue has a number of research paper that highlight the collection, display and education aspect that the National Museum engages with Sindhu Ghati Sabhyata : Ek Parichay is a Hindi version of An Introduction To Indus Valley Civilization.