Daily Archive: May 16, 2018

NDMC ranked cleanest small city in cleanliness survey

New Delhi, May 16  The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has been ranked the cleanest small city in the government’s cleanliness survey ‘Swachh Survekshan 2018’.

Around 1.5 per cent of the national capital’s 16.78 million residents live in the NDMC area.

The area was also declared the cleanest in the north based on its solid waste management, access to sanitation and other parameters of cleanliness, under the zone-wise Swachh Survekshan in 2017.

The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, which aims to estimate the levels of cleanliness across cities in the country, were announced by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri today.

This year’s survey saw the participation of around 4,200 cities.

Indore emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh. Jharkhand was adjudged the best performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

Compared to the previous surveys, this year’s exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.

Source: PTI

Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, moon sighted in India

Hyderabad: The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17, it was announced today. The announcement was made by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Thursday evening.

Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Ramadan moves ahead in the Gregorian calendar by 10-11 days every year.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister #NarendraModi has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in #Jharkhand ‘s #Deoghar #aiims

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in ‘s

#IGNOU’s campus placement drive on May 18

New Delhi, May 16  The Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) will organise a campus placement drive on May 18 for students pursuing graduation and select Post Graduate programmes.
The drive is being organised by the university’s Campus Placement Cell and Regional Centres of Delhi-NCR, and will be held from 10 am onwards at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre in New Delhi.

“Companies participating in this drive include: Aegis Services Pvt. Ltd., Aviva India, and Quikr.com,” a statement issued by the IGNOU read.

The students are required to carry photocopies of their resume (having IGNOU enrolment no), an ID proof, address proof, and passport size photograph at the time of interview.

The list of selected/shortlisted students will be declared at the end of the day. The selected students will have to join immediately as these are urgent openings, the statement read.

Source: PTI