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PM approves E Sreedharan panel to lay down standards for metro rail systems

2 hrs ago
The recommendations of this Panel will bring India to the international standard inline with Russia and Eastern Europe where every metro has the same standards, the same signalling system and track gauge, etc.

PM Modi to inaugurate AIIB Annual Meeting 2018

2 days ago
The Confedartion of Indian Industry (CII) is the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO); Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS) is the knowledge partner for the third Annual Meeting of AIIB.

Prime Minister lays foundation stone of paperless Vanijya Bhawan

3 days ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex for the Union Department of Commerce. It will be a completely paperless office with state-of-the-art-facilities such as smart access control, central air-conditioning, video conferencing and completely networked systems.

Re-development of 7 Delhi colonies to increase green coverage by 3 folds

3 days ago
The redevelopment of the seven government colonies in Delhi will lead to an increase the green area coverage by about 3 times from the existing green space area, as per Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The government colonies include Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Mohammadpur, Sriniwaspuri, Kasturba Nagar and Thyagaraj Nagar.

RBI revises housing loan limits under Priority Sector Lending

Jun 21, 2018
The housing loan limits were revised to bring union of the PSL guidelines for housing loans with the Affordable Housing Scheme of the Union Government and to give a stimulus to low-cost housing for the economically weaker sections and low income groups.

4 MoUs signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme: Culture Ministry

Jun 20, 2018
Four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme and six more are at an advanced stage. The project aims to develop basic tourism infrastructure in and around heritage monuments and any other tourist sites.

President Ram Nath Kovind approves Governor's rule in J&K after BJP-PDP split

Jun 20, 2018
The move came hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), citing the “critical security situation” in the Valley.

Health Ministry launches National Health Resource Repository project

Jun 20, 2018
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched the National Health Resource Repository. This resource repository shall enable advanced research towards ongoing & forthcoming healthcare challenges arising from other determinants of health such as disease and environment.

HRD Minister launches National Digital Library

Jun 20, 2018
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has launched the National Digital Library of India. The main objective of the digital library is to make quality digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning.

Union Government collaborates with Google for flood forecasting

Jun 19, 2018
Under collaborative arrangement, Google will use high resolution Digital Elevation Model and vast computational resources and Artificial Intelligence to generate flood inundation maps utilising the input provided by CWC.

Cabinet approves 'Three Year Action Plan’ of Agricultural Education Division & ICAR Institutes

Jun 18, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes for strengthening and developing higher agricultural education in India.

PM Modi inaugurates Integrated Command and Control Centre of Naya Raipur Smart City

Jun 18, 2018
Under the ambitious Smart City Mission, the nine other Integrated Command & Control Centres that had already become operational are in the cities of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal and Kakinada.

20 states sign MoU to implement Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission

Jun 18, 2018
The health ministers belonging to 20 states have exchanged MoU with the Union Health Ministry, marking their commitment towards the launch of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission.

Tourism Ministry launches new Incredible India website

Jun 18, 2018
The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism KJ Alphons has launched the new ‘Incredible India’ website. The interactive website is designed using trends and technologies of international standards, in order to project India as a must-visit destination, especially among its overseas travelers.

Union Cabinet approves proposal for enactment of Dam Safety Bill, 2018

Jun 18, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. The bill will enable all states and union territories of India to adopt uniform dam safety procedures that will not only ensure the safety of the dams but will also safeguard their benefits.

India to host European Union Film Festival

Jun 16, 2018
It will showcase 24 latest European movies from 23 European countries. The Festival will traverse through 11 cities in India. Slovakian Movie Little Harbour to be the opening film for the festival.

NMCG, UP Jal Nigam and Triveni Engineering sign agreement for development of sewage infrastructure

Jun 16, 2018
Construction, operation, and maintenance of a 30 MLD STP in Masani, awarded to the Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd at an estimated cost of Rs 437.95 crore on Hybrid Annuity Mode.

Cabinet Approvals: 14 June

Jun 14, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for the nomination of the Union Home Minister as ex-officio Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC) - a statutory body with Governors and Chief Ministers of all the eight North Eastern States as its Member.

CRIS develops ‘utsonmobile’ app to enable cashless ticketing

Jun 14, 2018
The Centre for Railway Information System has developed a mobile-based application ‘utsonmobile' to enable cashless ticketing. The initiative is another step towards digitalisation and achieving a cashless economy.

Solar Charkha Mission to be launched soon in 50 clusters

Jun 14, 2018
The Solar Charkha Mission of the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises will be launched by President Ram Nath Kovind on June 27. The mission will cover 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans.

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