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RBI revises housing loan limits under Priority Sector Lending

7 hrs ago
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

22 hrs ago
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

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

2 days ago
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

3 days ago
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

3 days ago
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

3 days ago
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

3 days ago
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

3 days ago
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.

NITI Aayog to launch Composite Water Management Index

Jun 14, 2018
The Composite Water Management Index will be a useful tool to assess and improve the performance in efficient management of water resources.

Swachh Bharat Mission: Union Government announces 10 new Swachh Iconic Places

Jun 13, 2018
Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, launched the Phase III of ‘Swachh Iconic Places’ (SIP) under PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission and added ten new iconic sites under the third phase of the Swachh Iconic Places project.

Government approves revision of carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under PMAY-U

Jun 13, 2018
The Union Government has approved a 33-per cent increase in the carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for the MIG segment, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) to attract more beneficiaries.

NITI Aayog announces 3000 additional Atal Tinkering Labs

Jun 12, 2018
The selected schools will receive a grant of Rs 20 lakh in the next five years to establish Atal Tinkering Labs for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among secondary school children.

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