Tuesday, August 21 2018

November 5, 2017

Need to extend reservations for women in Parliament and Assemblies

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we need to extend reservations for women in Parliament and Assemblies on the lines of Panchayats. He was addressing the function ‘Building a New India’ being organized by the FICCI Ladies Organization, in Hyderabad today. The Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana, Shri Shri Mohammad Mahmood Ali and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.The Vice President said that India today is on the threshold of transforming into a major

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November 4, 2017

Post Payments Bank will become operational in 650 districts by April

New Delhi-Post Payments Bank will become operational in all 650 districts of the country by April next year. Post Payments Bankwill facilitate financial inclusion. In reply to a question, Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha said in New Delhi that these banks will be linked to 1.55 lakh rural post offices and carry out banking services.The Minister said, two such banks are already operational in Ranchi and Raipur.

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November 1, 2017

16 people killed and 100 injured in explosion at NTPC plant in Raebareli district

In a blast in a under trial power production unit of Firoz Gandhi Thermal Power Plant Unchahar of NTPC in Raebareli district, 16 persons have been killed and about 100 others are injured.Mr Arvind Kumar,Principal Secretary Home of the State has said that relief and rescue operation is in full swing. He has said that a team of NDRF consisting 32 rescuers has reached Unchahar from Lucknow to conduct relief and rescue operation. He said they are fully equipped.UP Chief

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November 1, 2017

Royal Prince of Bhutan called on the President of India

New Delhi-His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, along with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Prince of Bhutan called on the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan . Welcoming the King and Queen to India, the President said that it is a privilege to welcome the King on the anniversary of his Coronation Day. He also thanked them for bringing the Royal Prince on his maiden visit to India. The President complimented

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November 1, 2017

India to explore bilateral trade and investment in Cuba

The Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu visited Cuba f to explore opportunities to tap the huge untapped potential, for not only bilateral trade but also investment in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. It has been the strategy to pursue new markets to expand India’s trade footprint and targets to double trade with the Latam and Caricom region in the next 4 to 5 years. With the Caribbean region, India’s bilateral trade was US$ 1755 million in 2016-17,

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October 31, 2017

India’s rank rises to 100 in World Bank’s doing Business Report, 2018

The World bank released the Doing Business (DB) Report, 2018. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is pleased to announce that India ranks 100 among 190 countries assessed by the Doing Business Team. India has leapt 30 ranks over its rank of 130 in the Doing Business Report 2017. The DB Report is an assessment of 190 economies and covers 10 indicators which span the lifecycle of a business. The table below provides a comparison of this year’s

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October 31, 2017

India offers Hospitality to Swiss Couple at Ashoka Hotel

Union Minister of State for Tourism Shri K.J. Alphons has offered hospitality at ITDC Hotel The Ashoka to the Swiss Couple Ms. Marie Droze and Mr. Quentin Jeremy Clerc, who are recovering at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. In his letter to the Swiss couple, the Minister said, “Trust you are recovering fast and would be on your way home soon. As a token of our concern, we would like to offer you a room at our luxury hotel, The Ashoka

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October 31, 2017

Sardar Patel was Committed to Unity of Our Country-Vice President

Vice President Inaugurates 2-Day National Conference “Making of a Gandhian Nationalist: Life and Times of Sardar Patel” On the occasion of 142nd Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a 2-day National Conference “Making of a Gandhian Nationalist: Life and Times of Sardar Patel” and an Exhibition on the Sardar Patel in Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi today. Minister of State (I/C) for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma was the Guest of

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October 31, 2017

SC to hear petitions challenging Aadhaar card mandatory for availing services

New Delhi- A constitution bench of Supreme Court will start hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for availing various services and benefits of government welfare schemes from the last week of November.The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said this after Attorney General K K Venugopal told the court that the Centre was ready to argue in the matter and that no interim

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October 30, 2017

Govt gives a boost to “Make in India” in the field of manufacturing of arms

The Ministry of Home Affairs has liberalised the Arms Rules to boost “Make in India” manufacturing policy of the Government as also to promote employment generation in the field of manufacturing of arms and ammunition.The liberalisation of the Arms Rules will encourage investment in the manufacturing of arms and ammunition and weapon systems as part of the “Make in India” programme. The liberalised rules are expected to encourage the manufacturing activity and facilitate availability of world class weapons to meet

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