Today, the effects of the NEA’s role as a matchmaker of sorts between agencies and designers is still alive and well. When the Department of Housing and Urban Development was embarking on its Rebuild by Design competition–a two-billion-dollar resiliency initiative for the coastal communities of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut–the NEA helped HUD write RFPs to design and architecture firms, worked its Rolodex to promote the competition, and assisted with organization. “There needs to be someone who can find design talent and handle paperwork to make sure [designers] show up,” Schupbach says. “That alignment is an important role the NEA plays, and it came out of that moment [in the 1970s].” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design
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Odisha has produced some of India’s finest hockey players. The current vice-captain of the men’s hockey team, Dipsan Tirkey, also hails from Odisha. Bhubaneswar is set to host the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup later this year. Both men’s and women’s teams are gearing up for the World Cup and are visibly excited to be playing in Odisha grounds. … [Read more...] about Boost to Indian hockey: Odisha government to sponsor national hockey teams
The ministry’s department of expenditure on September 4 issued a set of instructions on expenditure management in the wake of the current fiscal situation. The circular called for rationalisation of public expenditure, containing non-developmental spending and ensuring enough resources were available for critical schemes. … [Read more...] about Government jobs: No restriction or ban on filling up of posts, says finance ministry
The government said it will set up iGOT Karmayogi platform, which will be completely Indian and give access to learning content from across the world. This, the government said, is aimed at having access to content across the world, while staying firmly grounded in our own roots. … [Read more...] about What is Mission Karmayogi, government’s new programme for an ‘ideal’ civil servant?
The bank’s board also approved raising up to Rs 500 crore through issuance of debt instruments in domestic and/or foreign markets on a private placement basis. Similarly, Federal Bank’s board had given nod early this year to raise up to Rs 12,000 crore to fund its growth plans. Armed with capital and new leadership, these banks are well-positioned to grow but the path will be challenging, said analysts. … [Read more...] about Kerala’s private banks hire top talent, tweak gameplan to gain national focus