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Tourism Ministry celebrates International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2018

Yoga sessions held across major tourist and iconic destinations like Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal

Posted On: 21 JUN 2018 3:04PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Tourism celebrated the International Day of Yoga today, with a plethora of events across the country. In New Delhi, a Yoga session has been conducted from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM at the Qutub Minar Complex, along with a cycle rally from 6:00 AM starting from the Purana Quila. The event was inaugurated by Smt. Meenakshi Sharma, ADG (Tourism), at the Sun Dial Lawn, Qutub Minar which saw a wide participation from public including more than 30 foreign hospitality guests.

In addition,  the Ministry through its India Tourism offices, organized Yoga sessions and Live demonstrations, across the country, at Major Tourist destinations and iconic locations like, Taj Mahal, Besant Nagar Beach Chennai, Ellora Caves Aurangabad, Sun Temple Konark, Bodhgaya, Sun Temple Konark, Ellora Caves Aurangabad, Assam, Shillong, Somnath Temple Gujarat and many more.

 

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Prime Minister to Chair the 4th meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog on June 17, 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday, the 17th June. The day-long meeting will be attended by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers from the States, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and senior officials from the Government of India.

The Governing Council of NITI Aayog is the premier body tasked with evolving a shared vision of national development priorities, sectors and strategies with the active involvement of States in shaping the development narrative.

The Governing Council reviews the work done during the previous year and deliberates upon the future developmental priorities.

The Council is expected to discuss important subjects including measures taken to double farmers’ income; progress of flagship schemes such as Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush; development of aspirational districts; and celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Union Cabinet approves extension of tenure of Commission constituted to examine issue of sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes in the Central List till 31st July, 2018.

Union Cabinet approves extension of tenure of Commission constituted to examine issue of sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes in the Central List till 31st July, 2018.

MICAT 2018 to be Held on December 17, 2017 and February 17, 2018

New Delhi, September 18: Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) recently announced the MICAT 2018 entrance examination dates for the Post Graduation Diploma in Management-Communication programme. As per the announcement, the entrance will be held twice. MICAT I will be held on December 17, 2017 and MICAT II is scheduled for February 17, 2018. The application procedure for MICAT I will begin from September 26.

According to reports, the MICAT I is coinciding with the Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) test. There are also speculations that the date of MICAT I might be changed. The application procedure which starts on September 26 will end on November 30.

Admit cards for MICAT I will be issued on December 11 and the results are expected to be declared on January 3, 2018. The application procedure for MICAT II will begin on January 3, 2018 and will close on February 5, 2018.

Admit cards for MICAT II will be issued on February 9, 2018 and the results will be declared on February 26, 2018.

MICA will announce the list of names shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview on March 1, 2018. Scores of CAT 2017, XAT 2018 or GMAT (2016 onwards) will be also considered during the shortlisting procedure. For candidates who appears for MICAT, their performance and better score in MICAT I and II  will be taken into consideration.

According to reports, while 50 per cent weightage will be given to MICAT 2018 performance and score, 18 per cent will be given to the group exercise. 30 per cent of weightage will be given to the personal interview and the remaining 2 per cent will be given to CAT or XAT or GMAT scaled scores.

The GE and PI round will be reportedly held in three phases. The first phase will be held in Delhi and Kolkata and the second phase will be held in the MICA campus in Ahmedabad. The third phase will be held in Bangalore and Mumbai.