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# Ministry of Railways launches new user interface of its e-ticketing system The Ministry of Railways has launched a new version of user interface for its online travel portal, irctc.co.in. The new version would enable the users to enquire, search trains and check the availability of seats without login, thereby saving the time of the users. # Centre plans OFC connectivity push on Indo-China border: Nirmala Sitharaman All the border areas along the Indo-China border will be connected with OFC which will greatly improve the mobile and telephone connectivity besides improvement in radio frequency. # Union Tribal Affairs Ministry launches exhibition cum sale event ‘Pankha’ The Pankhas, a range of exotic hand fans draws inspiration from the eminent Artist Jatin Das and from his collection of 10000 handmade Pankhas. # Power Minister RK Singh launches Web Portal and App called PRAAPTI PRAAPTI App and web portal have been developed to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and Discoms. # Now, IRCTC will predict your waitlisted tickets will get confirmed or not According to the new feature of wait-list prediction, one can predict the chances of a wait-listed or a RAC ticket getting confirmed on the basis of booking trends. # Indians travel more in airplanes than AC trains: Government The number of Indians travelling in airplanes is more than those travelling in AC coaches of trains, revealed a document by the Union Government, on the occasion of its fourth anniversary. # Inter-State Council Standing Committee completes deliberations on Punchhi Commission report The Government of India constituted a Commission on Centre-State Relations under the Chairmanship of Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi, former Chief Justice of India on April 27, 2007. # UGC approves online degree, diploma courses from upcoming academic session The University Grants Commission has decided to allow the higher educational institutions and universities to offer graduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes online from the upcoming academic session. # India releases Rs 33.10 crore to Nepal for 2 road projects • India has released Rs 33.10 crore to Nepal for two road packages of Birgunj-Thori Road that are being implemented under Postal Highway Projects in Nepal with grant assistance from the Indian Government. • The Indian Government has so far released a total of Rs 117.63 crore to the Nepal Government for the implementation of 14 packages of the Postal Highway Projects. • Since 1950, the Government of India has been supporting infrastructure development of Nepal and has provided financial assistance for construction of various highways, roads, bridges, airports, as a part of its multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme.
# Goa celebrates statehood day • Goa celebrated its Statehood Day on May 30, 2018. The state attained its full statehood on May 30, 1987, after which it was declared as India’s 25th state. • Earlier, Goa along with Daman and Diu was a Union Territory for all administrative and governance considerations. • During the statehood process, Daman and Diu were separated from Goa and they continue to be administered as a union territory. • Since 1987, Goa has emerged as a dynamic and progressive state with a high level of socio-economic development, coupled with adequate infrastructural development in varied sectors.