Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana: Delhi Government launches Free Pilgrimage Scheme for senior citizens

Dec 6, 2018
Any resident of Delhi above 60 years of age will be eligible for the scheme. The applicant can also take along an attendant above the age of 20 years, if the he or his spouse is above 70 years. The expenditure of the attendant will also be borne by the Delhi government.

Railways Ministry, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum sign MoU to foster tourism in Delhi NCR

Dec 5, 2018
This collaboration will help in promoting railway heritage and also enable children to learn about national heroes, thereby making the student’s excursion more inclusive, holistic and interesting.

Delhi’s Signature Bridge: All you need to know

Nov 5, 2018
The bridge is expected to reduce the travel time by at least half an hour for commuters going to Loni, Ghaziabad and areas near Uttar Pradesh border via Bhajanpura, Khajuri Khas, and Yamuna Vihar in northeast Delhi from north Delhi areas like Wazirabad, Mukherjee Nagar and Burari.

Delhi Metro Pink Line: Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake - Shiv Vihar section opens for public

Oct 31, 2018
With the opening of this 17.86 km long section, Delhi Metro joined the league of top metro networks around the world which have an operational length of over 300 km like those in London, Beijing, Shanghai and New York. Delhi Metro Network has now become 314 kilometres long with 229 metro stations.

Government launches air quality warning system in Delhi to combat air pollution

Oct 15, 2018
The Union Government unveiled an Air Quality early warning system for the Delhi region. The system has been designed with the help of American and Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels. The system will help combat air pollution in the National Capital by getting information 2-5 days in advance.

Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics inaugurated in Delhi

Sep 29, 2018
The Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) was inaugurated by Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. The centre has been created to support government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as a part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.

Delhi, Seoul sign MoU to tackle air pollution, improve infrastructure

Sep 17, 2018
The Delhi government has signed a 'Friendship and Cooperation Agreement' with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to work closely in the fields of environment, tourism, waste water and solid waste management, infrastructure and public health.

Delhi Government launches doorstep delivery of 40 services

Sep 10, 2018
The Delhi government has launched a scheme that will enable doorstep delivery of 40 essential government services such as caste and marriage certificates, driving license and new water connections in the first phase.

Delhi government raises prize money for Asian Games medal winners

Sep 5, 2018
The Delhi Government has increased the prize money for the players from the state who won medals for the nation at the recently-concluded 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. The CM also announced two new policies to promote sportspersons in the city.

Rajendra Menon sworn in as Chief Justice of Delhi HC

Aug 10, 2018
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by Lt Governor Anil Baijal at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi on August 9. The inclusion of Justice Menon will not, however, add to the depleted number of judges of the Delhi high court.

Begging in Delhi no more a criminal offence: Delhi High Court

Aug 8, 2018
The High Court was considering two PILs seeking by Harsh Mandar and Karnika Sawhney to decriminalise begging. The PILs have sought basic human and fundamental rights for beggars in the National Capital, apart from decriminalising begging. They have also sought basic amenities such as proper food and medical facilities at all homes for beggars in the city.

Delhi Government approves proposal delinking Aadhaar and social welfare benefits

Aug 1, 2018
The Delhi cabinet has approved a proposal to do away with the requirement of linking the 12-digit Aadhaar number with bank accounts to avail the benefits of welfare schemes including old age, disability and widow pensions.

Delhi Government launches new solar scheme to increase farmers’ income

Jul 26, 2018
Delhi cabinet has approved a scheme under which farmers in the national capital will be able to lease out a part of their agricultural land for setting up of solar panels to get additional income. The scheme will start in nine months and at least five solar companies have evinced interest.

Environment Minister inaugurates advanced system of air quality ‘SAFAR’

Jul 23, 2018
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has unveiled a state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR in New Delhi. First of its kind in the country, the system was developed indigenously in record time by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.

Marriage doesn't imply woman’s consent to sex: Delhi High Court

Jul 18, 2018
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that in a relationship like marriage, both man and woman have a right to say ‘no’ to physical relations.

DPCC notifies list of fuels permissible for industrial use

Jul 5, 2018
The notification almost eliminates the use of coal from everything except in thermal power plants, where coal with less than 0.4 percent sulphur will be permitted. Moreover, the Committee also announced its decision to shut down the coal power plants of the NCT, including the Badarpur plant.

Delhi government launches ‘happiness curriculum’ for school students

Jul 3, 2018
The Delhi government has launched 'Happiness Curriculum' for school students up to class 8. The move is expected to be a solution to modern day issues such as terrorism, corruption and pollution through human-centric education.

India’s first national police museum to come up in Delhi

Jun 12, 2018
The Union Government has decided to establish India’s first national police museum in Lutyens' Delhi. This is the first time that the country will have a national-level permanent exhibition on policing subjects.

President Ram Nath Kovind approves Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017

May 9, 2018
As per the amendment, the employers violating labour rules in Delhi will now face fine ranging from Rs 20000 to 50000 and jail term of one to three years.

Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel

Apr 2, 2018
Other cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune will also switch over to cleaner BS-VI grade fuel from January 1, 2019.

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