(New Delhi)Centre Notified NSAC For Startups & Innovation
The Central Government has notified the structure of the National Startup Advisory Council to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The individual names will be notified later.
The Council will suggest measures to foster a culture of innovation amongst citizens and students in particular, promote innovation in all sectors of economy across the country, including semi-urban and rural areas, support creative and innovative ideas through incubation and research and development to transform them into valuable products, processes or solutions to improve productivity and efficiency and create an environment of absorption of innovation in industry. It will also suggest measures to facilitate public organizations to assimilate innovation with a view to improving public service delivery, promote creation, protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights, make it easier to start, operate, grow and exit businesses by reducing regulatory compliances and costs, promote ease of access to capital for startups, incentivize domestic capital for investments into startups, mobilize global capital for investments in Indian startups, keep control of startups with original promoters and provide access to global markets for Indian startups.
The National Startup Advisory Council will be chaired by Minster for Commerce & Industry. The Council will consist of the non-official members, to be nominated by Central Government, from various categories like founders of successful startups, veterans who have grown and scaled companies in India, persons capable of representing interests of investors into startups, persons capable of representing interests of incubators and accelerators and representatives of associations of stakeholders of startups and representatives of industry associations. The term of the non-official members of the Startup Advisory Council will be for a period of two years.
The nominees of the concerned Ministries/Departments/Organisations, not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India, will be ex-officio members of the Council. Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will be the Convener of the Council.
Category: Social Cause
(Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)Governor Arif Sought Report From Left Govt For Moving SC :CAA Without Informing Governor
Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has sought a report from the CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front government for moving the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act without informing him.
The office of Raj Bhavan sought the report from the state Chief Secretary of the state.
The Governor has been at loggerheads with the government ever since the state assembly passed a resolution last month, seeking to scrap the new law.
Khan had also publicly expressed his displeasure over the government not informing him moving moving the Supreme Court against the CAA.
(लखनऊ)ठंड और रविवार को भी महिलाओं का प्रदर्शन जारी: नागरिकता कानून
संशोधित नागरिकता कानून (सीएए) और राष्ट्रीय नागरिकता पंजी (एनआरसी) के विरोध में पुराने लखनऊ में महिलाओं का प्रदर्शन कड़ाके की ठंड के बावजूद रविवार को तीसरे दिन भी जारी है।
खुले आसमान के नीचे पिछले शुक्रवार से बड़ी संख्या में महिलाएं दिल्ली के शाहीन बाग की तर्ज पर पुराने लखनऊ स्थित घंटाघर के सामने प्रदर्शन कर रही हैं। उनके साथ बच्चे भी हैं।
इन महिलाओं का कहना है कि सरकार जब तक सीएए और एनआरसी को वापस नहीं लेती है, तब तक वे धरना समाप्त नहीं करेंगी। महिलाओं के धरने को सामाजिक संगठनों और आम नागरिकों का भी समर्थन मिल रहा है सिख समुदाय के कुछ लोगों ने शनिवार रात धरना स्थल पर पहुंचकर महिलाओं को खाने पीने का सामान दिया।
महिलाओं ने शनिवार रात पुलिसकर्मियों को गुलाब के फूल भेंट कर अनूठे तरीके से प्रदर्शन किया।
इस बीच, धरना दे रही महिलाओं का आरोप है कि पुलिस ने रात में पहुंचकर उनसे कंबल छीन लिए और वह खाने पीने का सामान भी अपने साथ ले गई।
(Chd,Pb) Punjab Follows Keralite Path,Will Approach Top Court Against CAA
Shortly after the Punjab Assembly passed a resolution by voice vote against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday said his government like Kerala will approach the Supreme Court on the issue.
He said the Centre will have to make the necessary amendments to the CAA if it has to be implemented in Punjab and other states opposing the legislation.
“Like Kerala, our government will also approach the Supreme Court on the issue,” Singh told reporters in an informal chat outside the state Assembly.
In response to a question, the chief minister made it clear that the Census 2021 will be conducted on the old parameters in Punjab.
The new factors added by the Centre for the purpose of the National Population Register (NPR) will not be included, he added.
The Punjab Assembly passed the resolution by voice vote against the CAA, the second state after Kerala to do so.
Ruling Congress and the main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supported the resolution, the BJP opposed it.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sought inclusion of Muslims in the list of communities that could be granted citizenship under the amended law.
The CAA provides for granting citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who had migrated to India before December 31, 2014, from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It excludes members of the Muslim community.
(Jammu) Ancient Natural Cave of Vaishno Devi Shrine Opened
The old and natural cave of Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta hills is opened only during January and February when rush is very less, while for rest of the months, the pilgrims had to pass through newly-constructed caves to reach to the sanctum sanctorum.
As Per CEO Ramesh Kumar Every year, the natural cave is opened for pilgrims after Makar Sankranti
The CEO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board said normally pilgrims are allowed from the natural cave when the daily pilgrimage comes below the 10,000 mark.
(New Delhi) PM Modi Tweeted Lohri Greetings in 3 Languages
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people on Lohri, hoping that the festval brings joy and good health.
“Have a wonderful Lohri. May this special festival bring joy and good health in everyone’s lives,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.
He posted the message in English, Hindi and Gurmukhi.
Lohri is celebrated in north India on January 13 to mark the end of peak winter and is also associated with the harvest of rabi crops.