As the Central Water Commission faces the charge that it failed to issue any alert about the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the time now was not for engaging in a blame game but to make concerted efforts to help the people of the state.
Over 5,000 "highly accomplished" scientists working with various departments under the Science and Technology Ministry will devote time to impart education to students of various schools and colleges in the country.
India is considering setting up another satellite launch pad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, which is expected to boost the launching frequency of Indian satellites, it was stated Wednesday in the Lok Sabha.
Soon after returning to India after a two-day visit to Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night met with senior ministers of NDA government like Rajnath Singh (Home), Arun Jaitley (Finance) and Jitendra Singh (MoS, Personnel) and got a briefing over the prolonged Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issue, reports said.
Seeking to defuse the UPSC row that has seen hundreds of civil services aspirants on warpath, the Centre on Monday announced that English marks in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT-II) will not be included for gradation or merit and 2011 candidates may get a second chance to appear for the test next year.
Delegations of Kashmiri Pandit organisations on Friday met Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday seeking the Centre`s intervention in allowing a pilgrimage to Kounsarnag Lak in South Kashmir, a day after locals had protested against the event.
The UPSC exam row generated heat in both Houses of Parliament on Friday with a member tearing a paper and throwing it towards the Speaker in Lok Sabha and almost the entire Opposition staging a walkout in the Upper House as Government refused to set a time-line for resolving the issue.