Tuesday, May 22, 2018

*20 - 21th May 2018 .*

● 21 May : Anti Terrorism Day

● Kumaraswamy To Take Oath As Karnataka CM On May 23

● Anil Kumar Jha Appointed CMD Of Coal India

● Rajinder Singh Named Hockey India president

● Amit Khare Appointed As New I&B Secretary

● India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Missile Along Odisha Coast

● Russia Unveils ' Akademik Lomonosov ' World's 1st Floating Nuclear Power Station

● India’s Q4 GDP Growth Likely At 7.4% : ICRA Report

● India 6th Wealthiest Country With Total Wealth Of 8,230 billion USD

● US Is The Wealthiest Country In The World With A Total Wealth Of 62,584 Billion Dollars

● Lionel Messi Wins European Golden Shoe For The 5th Time

● South Korea Wins Asian Champions Trophy 2018

● Prajnesh Gunneswaran Wins T.K. Ramanathan Award For 2017-18

● IIT Kanpur Sets Up India’s First Advisory Centre For Energy Regulation

● 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting Of Environment Ministers Was Held In Durban , South Africa

● Nicolas Maduro Was Relected As The President Of Venezuela

● Rafael Nadal Has Won The Italian Open Title For A Record 8th Time

● Haryana Govt To Launch ‘ Chatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana ’

● Firoz Bakht Ahmed Nominated As New Chancellor Of MANUU

● Venture Capital Symposium 2018 Held In New Delhi

● Emergency Summit Of  Organization Of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Held In Istanbul

● Amitabh Bachchan Has Been Honoured By European Union For Strengthening Europe-India cultural Ties

● CRPF Raises Bastariya Battalion To Combat Naxals Activities In Chhattisgarh

● Nara Lokesh Selected For Central Govt ' Digital Leader Of The Year Award '

● NABARD Sanctions Solar Street Lighting System In Arunachal

● Asha Bhosle Will Be Honoured By The West Bengal Government

● India’s Next Generation Defence Aircraft To Be Build In Tamil Nadu

● Tripura Reserves 10% Police Posts For Women

● Deepti Umashankar Given Additional Charge Of HSSC Chairperson

● Harish Manwani Appointed As Independent Director Of Tata Sons

● PM Modi Leaves For Sochi For Informal Summit with Russian President

● Pawel Pawlikowski Won The Best Director Award At Cannes Film Festival 2018 .

Monday, May 21, 2018

UPSC Recruitment Alert! Major move by the government, wants to make this new change
🔰UPSC Recruitment: According to a major development, the central government is in works to make amendments in the allocation of services to the candidates who have successfully completed the civil services examination.
🔰UPSC Recruitment: According to a major development, the central government is in works to make amendments in the allocation of services to the candidates who have successfully completed the civil services examination. According to an official communique, the Prime Minister’s Office has checked with the departments which are concerned to examine if the services can be allocated after the completion of foundation course.
🔰As of now, the UPSC conducts the civil services examination in three stages: these are preliminary, mains and interview. It is only after a candidate who clears all the three stages, then only he/she is selected for various central services. Thereafter, the service allocation to the selected candidates selected is done keeping in mind the results of the civil services examination. The allocation of services is made before the foundation course starts. It should be noted that the duration of the foundation course for the selected officers for all the services for three months.
🔰As per the communication sent by the Personnel Ministry to different cadre-controlling authorities, the PMO has expressed to look in the matter if service allocation/cadre allocation to probation officers can be made after the foundation course is over.
🔰All the departments who are concerned with the procedure have been asked to examine if the step can take place. The suggestion has been made in order to give weightage of performance in the foundation course as well. The communique said that this move will help in making the service allocation to all India services officers on a combined score obtained in foundation course as well as in the civil services examination.
🔰According to Personnel Ministry official, “The departments (Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS)) have been asked to give their feedback on the proposal to allocate other central services like the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and Indian Telecommunications Service (ITS) among others.”

What is Nipah virus?

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats.
The infection was first identified in 1999 during an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among pig farmers and people with close contact with pigs in Malaysia and Singapore.
Nearly 300 human cases with over 100 deaths were reported at the time. In order to stop the outbreak, more than a million pigs were euthanized, causing tremendous trade loss for Malaysia.
Nipah virus infection can be prevented by avoiding exposure to sick pigs and bats in endemic areas and not drinking raw date palm sap.
Symptom of the infection include fever, headache, drowsiness, respiratory illness, disorientation and mental confusion. These signs and symptoms can progress to coma within 24-48 hours.
There is no vaccine for either humans or animals.
Top 10 Wealthiest Country
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▪️India is the 6th wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion,  according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review.

✔️ Top 10 in the List :

▪️US ($62,584 billion)
▪️China ($24,803 billion)
▪️Japan ($19,522 billion)
▪️UK $(9,919 billion)
▪️Germany ($9,660 billion)
▪️India ($8,230 billion)
▪️Australia ($6,142 billion)
▪️Canada ($6,393 billion)
▪️France ($6,649 billion)
▪️Italy ($4,276 billion)
🏆 Winners of Cannes 2018
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Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' has won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

✔️ Complete list of Cannes 2018 winners

▪️Palme d'Or :  Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters
▪️Grand Prix : Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
▪️Director : Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
▪️Actor : Marcello Fonte, Dogman
▪️Actress : Samal Yeslyamova, Ayka
▪️Jury Prize : Nadine Labaki, Capernaum
▪️Screenplay — TIE : Alice Rohrwacher, Happy as Lazzaro & Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar, Three Faces
▪️Special Palme d’Or : Jean-Luc Godard
▪️Camera d’Or : Lukas Dhont, Girl
▪️Short Films Palme d’Or :  Charles Williams, All These Creatures
▪️Short Films Special Mention :  Shujun Wei, On the Border
▪️Golden Eye Documentary Prize : Samouni Road
▪️Ecumenical Jury Prize : Nadine Labaki, Capernaum
▪️ Best Telegram Channel : DailyGkZone
▪️Ecumenical Jury Special Mention : Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
▪️Queer Palm : Lukas Dhont, Girl

✔️ Important Points to Note :

▪️Hosted by : Édouard Baer
▪️Opening Film : Everybody Knows
▪️Closing Film : The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

- Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been felicitated with a citation by the European Union for his his contribution to building cultural bridges between Europe and India.

21 May 2018
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- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to leave for Sochi tomorrow for an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

- The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held extraordinary summit in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss recent Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip.

- ⭐️ The Tripura government has decided to introduce 10% reservation for women at all levels in the police department.

- The government is planning to open up restricted areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim for foreign tourists, Tourism Minister KJ Alphons has announced today.

- State run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has distributed over 30 crore light emitting diode (LED) bulbs across country under zero-subsidy Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme.

- BSF Assistant Commandant Loveraj Singh Dharmshaktu has set a national record by scaling Mount Everest for the seventh time.

- ⭐️ India is the 6th wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion,  according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review.

- Markets regulator SEBI has announced that it is going to consider penal action against Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Gems after the completion of its investigation into suspected disclosure and trading related issues.

- ⭐️ JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy is going to sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 23rd May.

- 1985 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, Amit Khare, will be the new Information and Broadcasting Secretary.

- The Government has also appointed Neelam Sawhney as Social Justice and Empowerment Secretary.

- Rina Ray has been appointed as Secretary Department of School Education and Literacy.

- Deepak Khandekar will be the new Tribal Affairs Secretary.

- 1985 batch Gujarat cadre officer Atanu Chakraborty will be Secretary Department of Investment and Public Asset Management.

- Heera Lal Samariya will be Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

- ⭐️The President of Badminton Association of India (BAI), Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC).

- ⭐️ Anil Kumar Jha has been appointed as full time Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Limited (CIL). Join Telegram Channel DailyGkZone

- Russia unveiled world’s first floating nuclear power station at  port city of Murmansk.

- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur has set up India’s first Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) with the help of Government of United Kingdom.

- South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo (73) passed away.

- Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' has won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Red Panda 🐼
💠In India it is found in only three
states: Sikkim, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.
💠 It has wide distribution in Himalayas from Nepal & Sikkim to Upper Burma & Southern China.
💠 Threats: Hunted for its charming skin to produce hats, Habitat destruction.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
• Established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the Administrative
Ministry for the implementation of FSSAI.
The Chairperson is in the rank of Secretary to Government of India.
• Important functions
Lay down the Standards and guidelines in relation to articles of food
o Accreditation of certification bodies engaged in certification of food safety
management system
o Accreditation of laboratories
o Scientific advice and technical support to Central Government and State
Governments in the matters of framing the policy and rules in areas of food
safety and nutrition .
o Provide training programmes for persons who are involved in food businesses.
Bharat Stage Norms
Why in News?

🔰 Delhi became the first city in India to supply ultra-clean Bharat Stage (BS) VI grade fuel
(both petrol and diesel) with an aim to combat the rising levels of air pollution in DelhiNCR
region.

What is it?
🔰Bharat stage emission standards (BSES) are emission standards instituted by the
Government of India to regulate the output of air pollutants from internal combustion
engines and Spark-ignition engines equipment, including motor vehicles.

🔰The standards and the timeline for implementation are set by the Central Pollution Control Board under the Ministry of Environment & Forests and climate change.

🔰 The standards, based on European regulations were first introduced in 2000.

🔰In 2016, the Indian government announced that the country would skip the BS-V norms altogether and adopt BS-VI norms by 2020.

How BS VI is different?
🔰The major difference in standards between the existing BS-IV and new BS-VI auto fuel
norms is presence of sulphur.
🔰BS-IV fuels contain 50 parts per million (ppm) sulphur, while BS-V and BS-VI grade fuel
will have 10 ppm sulphur.
🔰 It will also bring down the emission of NOx (nitrogen oxides) from diesel cars by nearly
70% and 25% from cars with petrol engines.
🔰It will also bring down cancer causing particulate matter emissions from diesel engine cars
by phenomenal 80%.
IndAS

Why in news?
The government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may postpone the implementation of new accounting standards for banks because of the legislative changes and additional capital requirements the process would entail.
 What is IndAS?
IndAS (Indian Accounting Standards) is the new accounting standard for banks.Banks and non-banking financial companies are due to switch to Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS) from 1 April 2018.
They currently follow Indian generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) standards.
Legislative changes required: The implementation of IndAS for public sector banks requires an amendment to the Banking Regulation Act.
The transition to IndAS is expected to see a significant jump in bad-loan provisions.Under the current rules, banks set aside money to cover loans that have turned bad. Under IndAS, they must make provisions after assessing the expected loss from the time a loan is originated rather than waiting for a trigger event.
These norms, which are in line with international norms, the International Financial Reporting Standards, were designed to avoid credit shocks like those seen in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008
20 May 2018
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- ⭐️ Shivangi Pathak Becomes Youngest Indian Woman To Scale Mount Everest

- Netherlands PM Mark Rutte To Be On 2-Day Official Visit To India

- Dr Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Green Good Deeds’ Gets Global Recognition

- NMDC Bags S&P PLATTS Global Metals Award 2018

- Gina Haspel Confirmed As 1st Female Director Of CIA

- ⭐️ The U.S India Business Council Named Ambika Sharma As Its Head For India

- Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar Was Sworn-In As The Chief Justice Of Manipur High Court

- ⭐️ 4th BRICS Ministerial Meeting Held In Durban

- ⭐️ Former Indian Cricketer Mr Lalchand Rajput As The Interim Head Coach Of Zimbabwe

- C Raja Mohan Has Been Appointed As Director Of The Institute Lf South Asian Studies

- UN Report Projects Indian Economy To Grow 7.6% In 2018-19

- ⭐️ First Para-National Games To Be Held In Bengaluru

- Indias Jagriti Yatra Wins Charity Award In United Kingdom

- Best Telegram Channel DailyGkZone For Daily Updates

- NITI Aayogs 3-Day Venture Capital Symposium 2018 Begins

- ⭐️ Anil Kumar Jha To Head Coal India Ltd. As CMD

- Yudhvir Singh Malik Given Additional Charge Of The Post Of NHAI

- PM Modi Laid Foundation Stone Of India’s Longest Road Tunnel In J&K .

*19th May 2018 .*

● UN Report Projects Indian Economy To Grow 7.6% In 2018-19

● First Para-National Games To Be Held In Bengaluru

● Indias Jagriti Yatra Wins Charity Award In United Kingdom

● NITI Aayogs 3-Day Venture Capital Symposium 2018 Begins

● Anil Kumar Jha To Head Coal India Ltd. As CMD

● Yudhvir Singh Malik Given Additional Charge Of The Post Of NHAI

● Shivangi Pathak Becomes Youngest Indian Woman To Scale Mount Everest

● Netherlands PM Mark Rutte To Be On 2-Day Official Visit To India

● Dr Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Green Good Deeds’ Gets Global Recognition

● NMDC Bags S&P PLATTS Global Metals Award 2018

● Gina Haspel Confirmed As 1st Female Director Of CIA

● The U.S India Business Council Named Ambika Sharma As Its Head For India

● Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar Was Sworn-In As The Chief Justice Of Manipur High Court

● 4th BRICS Ministerial Meeting Held In Durban

● Former Indian Cricketer Mr Lalchand Rajput As The Interim Head Coach Of Zimbabwe

● C Raja Mohan Has Been Appointed As Director Of The Institute Lf South Asian Studies

● PM Modi Laid Foundation Stone Of India’s Longest Road Tunnel In J&K .

BEST AND TOP TET EXAM COACHING CENTRE IN COIMBATORE. NEW BATCH STARTS ON SOON.

BEST AND TOP  TET EXAM COACHING CENTRE IN COIMBATORE. NEW BATCH STARTS ON SOON.

Friday, May 18, 2018

● 18 May : International Museum Day Observed today
● Theme 2018 : Hyperconnected museums : New approaches, New publics.
● 18 May : World AIDS Vaccine Day , also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day , is observed today
● India's 1st Solar Powered Railway Station In Guwahati
● Indore India’s Cleanest City In Swachh Survekshan-2018
● 1st 3-Day International Rail Coach Expo Starts In Chennai
● Susheela Jayapal Becomes 1st South Asian To Be Elected In Oregon
● BS Yeddyurappa Takes Oath As CM Of Karnataka
● Uttam Pacharne Appointed Regular Chairman Of Lalit Kala Akademi
● YES Bank And YES Global Institute Have Launched Agenda 2525
● CM TS Rawat Inaugurates Uttarakhand’s First City Gas Distribution system
● Sr Lawyer Mukul Rohatgi Appointed As Eminent Jurist In Lokpal panel : Govt
● 4th Meeting Of SAWEN Held In Kolkata , India
● World Health Organisation Has Published Its First Essential Diagnostics List
● MOU Between India And Swaziland On Cooperation In The Field Of Health And Medicine
● China Today Launched Its 1st Privately Developed Rocket Titled ' Chongqing Liangjiang Star '
● Establishment Of National Institute Of Mental Health Rehabilitation At Bhopal
● Suresh Prabhu Launches Intellectual Property Mascot – IP Nani
● Delhi Projected To Become World's Most Populous City Around 2028 : UN Report .

BEST AND TOP IAS ACADEMY IN COIMBATORE IS SHANMUGAM IAS ACADEMY

BEST AND TOP IAS ACADEMY IN COIMBATORE IS SHANMUGAM IAS ACADEMY
PM Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
Why in news?
The Union Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals.
 What is PM Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan?
• PMSMA aim to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries.
• Target Beneficiaries: All pregnant women who are in their 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of pregnancy. It is expected to provide free antenatal care to about 3 crore pregnant women across the country.
• The services would be provided by gynecology specialists/ physicians with support from private sector doctors.In addition to antenatal checkups, services like ultrasound, blood, and urine tests will be provided to the beneficiaries.
*17th May 2018 .*

● 17 Day : World Telecommunication And Information Society Day

● World Telecommunication And Information Society Day : ' Enabling The Positive Use Of Artificial Intelligence For All '

● India's 1st Solar Powered Railway Station In Guwahati

● Indore India’s Cleanest City In Swachh Survekshan-2018

● 1st 3-Day International Rail Coach Expo Starts In Chennai

● Susheela Jayapal Becomes 1st South Asian To Be Elected In Oregon

● BS Yeddyurappa Takes Oath As CM Of Karnataka

● Uttam Pacharne Appointed Regular Chairman Of Lalit Kala Akademi

● YES Bank And YES Global Institute Have Launched Agenda 2525

● CM TS Rawat Inaugurates Uttarakhand’s First City Gas Distribution system

● Sr Lawyer Mukul Rohatgi Appointed As Eminent Jurist In Lokpal panel : Govt

● 4th Meeting Of SAWEN Held In Kolkata , India

● World Health Organisation Has Published Its First Essential Diagnostics List

● MOU Between India And Swaziland On Cooperation In The Field Of Health And Medicine

● China Today Launched Its 1st Privately Developed Rocket Titled ' Chongqing Liangjiang Star '

● Establishment Of National Institute Of Mental Health Rehabilitation At Bhopal

● Suresh Prabhu Launches Intellectual Property Mascot – IP Nani

● Delhi Projected To Become World's Most Populous City Around 2028 : UN Report .   
*16th May 2018 .*

● ' Samarth ' – Scheme For Capacity Building In Textile Sector

● India Unveils National Wind -Solar Hybrid Policy

● India Released Grant Of NRs 18.07 Cr To Nepal For River Training

● 1st All-Woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra Starts Operations In Phagwara , Punjab

● India 3rd Largest Solar Market In World : Mercom Report

● Shashank Manohar To Serve 2nd Term As ICC Chairman

● Neymar Named France's Player Of The Year

● Kathak Dancer Anindita Honoured With Jayadev Rashtriya Yuva Puraskar Award

● Dr VK Saraswat Was Given DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award – 2017

● Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre Was Awarded For DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award – 2016

● Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is Going To Visit Russia On 21st May

● General VK Singh Today Became The 1st Indian Minister To Visit North Korea

● Om Prakash Kohli Was Given The Additional Charge Of Madhya Pradesh

● WHO Launches REPLACE Campaign To Eliminate Trans-Fat In Foods By 2023

● Atal Pension Yojana’s Subscriber Base Crosses 1 Crore Mark : PFRDA

● Railways To Install ‘ Panic Button ’ In Trains For Women Safety

● MS Dhoni Is Netmeds Brand Ambassador

● Ambika Sharma To Head USIBC India Office .  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

eNAM

eNAM is pan-India electronic trading portal for farm produce which aims creates unified national market for agricultural commodities by integrating existing Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets. It provides single window service for all APMC related services and information, such as commodity arrivals and prices, provision for responding to trade offers, buy and sell trade offers, among other services. It was launched in April 2016. It is being implemented in different phases to integrate 585 regulated markets across country with common e-market platform by March 2018. Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) is the lead promoter of eNAM. On this platform, farmers can showcase their produce online from their nearest market and traders can quote price from anywhere. It aims to foster greater competition among traders and also ensure open price discovery and better returns to farmers.
PM Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
Why in news?
The Union Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals.
 What is PM Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan?
• PMSMA aim to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries.
• Target Beneficiaries: All pregnant women who are in their 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of pregnancy. It is expected to provide free antenatal care to about 3 crore pregnant women across the country.
• The services would be provided by gynecology specialists/ physicians with support from private sector doctors.In addition to antenatal checkups, services like ultrasound, blood, and urine tests will be provided to the beneficiaries.
May
01 May: May Day, International Labour Day
03 May: World Press Freedom Day; World Press Freedom Day
04 May: International Firefighters’ Day, Star Wars Day
05 May: International Midwives Day
08 May: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
09 May: Europe day
11 May: National Technology Day
12 May: International Nurses Day; World Migratory Bird Day; International Nurses Day
15 May: International Day of Families; International Day of Families
16 May: National Dengue Day
17 May: World Hypertension Day; World Telecommunication and Information Society
Day; World Telecommunication and Information Society Day; World AIDS Vaccine
Day; International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
18 May: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial; International Museum Day 20 May:
Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon
21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development;
22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity; World Goth Day
23 May: World Turtle Day
25 May: Geek Pride Day
29 May: International Day of UN Peacekeepers 31 May: World No-Tobacco Day; World
No-Tobacco Day
8-9 May: Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives
during the Second World War 12-13 May: World Migratory Bird Day
1st Tuesday of May: World Asthma Day
2nd Saturday of May: World Fair Trade Day
National Productivity Council
NPC is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India. Established by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, non-profit organization with equal representation from employers’ & workers’ organizations and Government, apart from technical & professional institutions and other interests.
NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an Inter Governmental Body, of which the Government of India is a founder member.
NPC teams up with its clients to work out solutions towards accelerating productivity, enhancing competitiveness, increasing profits, augmenting safety and reliability and ensuring better quality. It provides reliable database for decision-making, improved systems and procedures, work culture as well as customer satisfaction both internal & external. The solutions can be all-encompassing or specific depending on the nature of the problem. The council also helps monitor, review and implement the identified strategies. Promotional and catalytic in nature, NPC’s services have bearings on economic growth and quality of life. The Council promotes a comprehensive view of productivity focused on improving triple bottom line – economic, environmental and social and adds value for all the stakeholders through generation & application of advanced knowledge for inclusive Growth.
ORGANIZATION 
The Union Minister for Industry is the President of the NPC, and the Secretary (Industrial Policy and Promotion) is its Chairman. The Director General is the CEO. NPC has 12 Regional Offices, located in major State Capitals/industrial centre with Corporate Headquarters in New Delhi and has strength of around 120 full time professional/consultants. In addition, services of outside specialists and faculty are also enlisted on projects based requirements.

Archimedes (287 BCE – c. 212 BCE) Archimedes of Syracuse was an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Amongst other things he calculated pi and developed the Archimedes screw for lifting up water from mines or wells.
cai lunCai Lun (50–121 CE), Chinese inventor of paper. Cai Lun was a Chinese political administrator credited with inventing modern paper and inventing the paper-making process. His invention included the use of raw materials such as bark, hemp, silk and fishing net. The sheets of fibre were suspended in water before removing for drying.
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519) Italian artist, scientist and polymath. Da Vinci invented a huge range of machines and drew models that proved workable 3-500 years later. These included prototype parachutes, tanks, flying machines and single-span bridges. More practical inventions included an optical lens grinder and various hydraulic machines.
Galileo (1564–1642) Italian scientist. Galileo developed a powerful telescope and confirmed revolutionary theories about the nature of the world. Also developed an improved compass.
Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1726) English scientist. Newton invented the reflecting telescope. This greatly improved the capacity of telescopes and reduced optical distortion. Newton was also a great physicist and astronomer.
thomas-saveryThomas Savery (c. 1650–1715) English inventor. Savery patented one of the first steam engines which was pioneered for use in pumping water from mines. This original Savery steam engine was basic, but it was used as a starting point in later developments of the steam engine.
thomas-newcomenThomas Newcomen (1664–1729) English inventor who created the first practical steam engine for pumping water from mines. He worked with Savery’s initial design, but significantly improved it, using atmospheric pressure which was safer and more effective for use in mines to remove water.
jethro-tullJethro Tull (1674–1741) English agricultural entrepreneur. Tull invented the seed drill and horse-drawn hoe. The seed drill improved the efficiency of farming and led to increased yields. It was an important invention in the agricultural revolution which increased yields prior to the industrial revolution.
abraham-darbyAbraham Darby (1678–1717) English Quaker, inventor and businessman. Darby developed a process for producing large quantities of pig iron from coke. Coke smelted iron was a crucial raw material in the industrial revolution.
John Harrison (1693–1776) English carpenter and clockmaker. He invented a device for measuring longitude at sea. This was a crucial invention to improve the safety of navigating the oceans.
Benjamin Franklin (1705–1790) American polymath who discovered electricity and invented the Franklin stove, the lightning rod and bifocals. Franklin was also an American statesman and an influential figure in the development of modern America.
william-cullenWilliam Cullen (1710–1790) Scottish physician and chemist. He is credited with inventing the basis for the first artificial refrigerator, although it took others to make his designs suitable for practical use.
john-wilkinsonJohn Wilkinson (1728–1808) English industrialist. John ‘Iron Mad’ Wilkinson developed the manufacture and use of cast iron. These precision-made cast iron cylinders were important in steam engines.
richard-arkwrightSir Richard Arkwright (1732–1792) English entrepreneur and ‘father of the industrial revolution.’ Arkwright was a leading pioneer of the spinning industry. He invented the spinning frame and was successful in using this in mass-scale factory production.
James Watt (1736–1819) Scottish inventor of the steam engine, which was suitable for use in trains. His invention of a separate condensing chamber greatly improved the efficiency of steam. It enabled the steam engine to be used for a greater range of purpose than just pumping water.
allesandro-voltaAlessandro Volta (1745–1827), Italian physicist, credited with inventing the battery. Volta invented the first electrochemical battery cell. It used zinc, copper and an electrolyte, such as sulphuric acid and water.
humphrey-davySir Humphrey Davy (1778–1829) English inventor of the Davy lamp. The lamp could be used by miners in areas where methane gas existed because the design prevented a flame escaping the fine gauze.
Charles Babbage (1791–1871) English mathematician and inventor. Babbage created the first mechanical computer, which proved to be the prototype for future computers. Considered to be the ‘Father of Computers,’ despite not finishing a working model.
Michael Faraday (1791–1867) English scientist who helped convert electricity into a format that could be easily used. Faraday discovered benzene and also invented an early form of the Bunsen burner.
samuel-morseSamuel Morse (1791–1872) American inventor Morse used principles of Jackson’s electromagnet to develop a single telegraph wire. He also invented Morse code, a method of communicating via telegraph.
henry-fox-talbotWilliam Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) British Victorian pioneer of photography. He invented the first negative, which could make several prints. He is known for inventing the calotype process (using Silver Chloride) of taking photographs.
louis-brailleLouis Braille (1809–1852) French inventor. Louis Braille was blinded in a childhood accident. He developed the Braille system of reading for the blind. He also developed a musical Braille, for reading music scores.
kirkpatrick-macmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan (1812–1878) Scottish inventor of the pedal bicycle. Kirkpatrick’s contribution was to make a rear wheel driven bicycle through the use of a chain, giving the basic design for the bicycle as we know it today.
James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) Scottish physicist and inventor. Maxwell invented the first process for producing colour photography. Maxwell was also considered one of the greatest physicists of the millennium.
karl-benzKarl Benz (1844–1929), German inventor and businessman. Benz developed the petrol-powered car. In 1879, Benz received his first patent for a petrol-powered internal combustion engine, which made an automobile car practical. Benz also became a successful manufacturer.
Thomas Edison (1847–1931) American inventor who filed over 1,000 patents. He developed and innovated a wide range of products from the electric light bulb to the phonograph and motion picture camera. One of the greatest inventors of all time.
Alexander Bell (1847–1922) Scottish scientist credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Also worked on optical telecommunications, aeronautics and hydrofoils.
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) American Physicist who invented fluorescent lighting, the Tesla coil, the induction motor, 3-phase electricity and AC electricity.
rudolf-dieselRudolf Diesel (1858–1913), German inventor of the Diesel engine. Diesel sought to build an engine which had much greater efficiency. This led him to develop a diesel-powered combustion engine.
eduord-michelinÉdouard Michelin (1859–1940), French inventor of a pneumatic tire. John Dunlop invented the first practical pneumatic tyre in 1887. Michelin improved on this initial design to develop his own version in 1889.
Marie Curie (1867–1934) Polish born French chemist and physicist. Curie discovered Radium and helped make use of radiation and X-rays.
The Wright Brothers (1871–1948) American inventors who successfully designed, built and flew the first powered aircraft in 1903.
Alexander Fleming (1881–1955), Scottish scientist. Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin by accident from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928.
John Logie Baird (1888–1946) Scottish inventor who invented the television and the first recording device.
enrico-fermiEnrico Fermi (1901–1954) Italian scientist who developed the nuclear reactor. Fermi made important discoveries in induced radioactivity. He is considered the inventor of the nuclear reactor.
oppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967), United States – Atomic bomb. Oppenheimer was in charge of the Manhattan project which led to the creation of the first atomic bomb, later dropped in Japan. He later campaigned against his own invention.
Alan_TuringAlan Turing (1912–1954) English 20th century mathematician, pioneer of computer science. He developed the Turing machine, capable of automating processes. It could be adapted to simulate the logic of any computer algorithm.
robert-noyceRobert Noyce (1927–1990) American 20th-century electrical engineer. Along with Jack Kilby, he invented the microchip or integrated circuit. He filed for a patent in 1959. The microchip fueled the computer revolution.
james-dysonJames Dyson (1947– ) British entrepreneur. He developed the bag-less vacuum cleaner using Dual Cyclone action. His Dyson company has also invented revolutionary hand dryers. 
Tim Berners-Lee (1955– ) British computer scientist. Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web, which enabled the internet to display websites viewable on internet browsers. He developed the http:// protocol for the internet and made the world wide web freely available.
steve-jobsSteve Jobs (1955–2011) American entrepreneur and developer. Jobs helped revolutionise personal computer devices with the iPod, iPad, Macbook and iPhone. He is credited with inventing the new wave of hand-held personal computer devices.