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French F 1 driver Jules Bianchi passed away.

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has died of critical head injuries sustained at last year's Japanese Grand Prix, Bianchi had been in coma since the accident at Suzuka in October 2014. He passed away at a hospital in Nice, near his parents' home in the south of France.

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Varanasi has been chosen as 'City of Music' by U.N.E.S.C.O.

Varanasi (U.P.) has been chosen as “City of Music” by U.N.E.S.C.O under the Creative Cities Network. The city of Varanasi has been chosen in the music category under U.N.E.S.C.O’s “Field of Excellence” plan. The inclusion of Varanasi in this prestigious list paves the way for representing the cultural heritage of the holy city on the world stage through the U.N.E.S.C.O project.

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The Prime Minister of India formally launched the Skill India Mission.

The Prime Minister of India formally launched the “Skill India Mission” and unveiled the new National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day. The aim of “Skill India Mission” is to converge and monitor all skill development schemes across the country, promoting entrepreneurship and equipping 500 million Indians with skills by 2022 that would enable them to find jobs.

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Indian artist Sayed Haider Raza, has been conferred with the highest French civilian honour.

Indian artist Sayed Haider Raza, has been conferred with the highest French civilian honour, ‘The Legion of Honour’ for his peerless achievements. The award was bestowed by ambassador Francois Richier at a function at the French Embassy.

The French honour was conferred on the 93-year-old artist in acknowledgment of his peerless achievements transcending all boundaries, the lasting ties he has forged between France and India, and his continuing artistic quest straddling nations, cultures, religions and philosophies.

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An Indian American woman Sunita Viswanath to be honoured as Champions of Change.

An Indian American woman is among 12 faith leaders to be honoured as "Champions of Change" by the White House for their efforts in protecting environment and communities from the effects of climate change. Sunita Viswanath, the only Indian American to figure in the list, has been selected for her work to encourage Hindus to take care of the environment. Working with women's and human rights organisations for almost three decades, Sunita is co-founder and active board member of human rights organisation.

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46th Session of Indian Labour Conference on 20th and 21st July,2015 in New Delhi.

The 46th Session of the Indian Labour Conference is being held on 20th and 21st July,2015 in New Delhi. As a prelude to the Indian Labour Conference, meeting of Standing Labour Committee(S.L.C) takes place which reviews the Action Taken Report of the conclusions of the preceding labour conference and also decides upon the agenda item of the forthcoming Indian Labour Conference.The shortlisted agenda include-he shortlisted agenda include-

1. Implementation of the conclusions/ recommendations of the 43rd, 44th and 45th Indian Labour Conference, particularly on Contract Labour.

2. Minimum Wages and Scheme Workers and Tripartite Mechanism.

3. Social Security for the workers both in organized and unorganized sector.

4. Amendment of Bonus Act: Removal of conditions on payment ceiling, eligibility limits, decisions to pay minimum bonus without linking to loss when the performance indicator satisfy grant of bonus.

5. Labour Laws amendments proposed/done either by the Central or State Governments.

6. Employment and Employment Generation.

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e-Courts Mission Mode Project.

The e Courts project of the Government is aimed at providing necessary hardware and software applications to enable courts to deliver e-Services to citizens, and to enable the judiciary to better monitor and manage the functioning of courts.

In Phase I of the project more than 13,000 District and Subordinate courts have been computerized and case information linked to the respective District court websites. These courts are now providing online e-Services such as cause lists, case status and judgments, to litigants and public through the e-Courts portal (http://www.ecourts.gov.in) also. 

The Phase II of the e-Courts project would also help in the automation of workflow management in courts thereby contributing to better court and case management. Touch screen based Kiosks and Video Conferencing facility will be installed at all Court Complexes and corresponding jails.

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"SWATANTRATA SENANI RAJA MAHENDRA PRATAP" book released by Vice President of India.

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled “Swatantrata Senani Raja Mahendra Pratap” Addressing on the occasion the Vice President said that Raja Mahendra Prarap was a true nationalist and his ideas were far ahead of their time. He opined that his Memoir should be made available in book and documentary forms for wider reach among the masses so that people may learn from his great contribution in freedom struggle. He complimented the Editor of the book for bringing out such a useful book.

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Anganwadi Karyakartri Bima Yojana.

The premium amount of Rs.80 per annum payable by Anganwadi Workers & Helpers to L.I.C under the Anganwadi Karyakartri Bima Yojana (A.K.B.Y) has been waived off for a further period of two years i.e. from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2017.The Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers are getting insurance coverage under Anganwadi Karyakartri Bima Yojana (A.K.B.Y). The Scheme operates with premium contributions of Government of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India and the beneficiaries.

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