Monthly Archives: August 2017

India ups fight against auto emissions; BS VI to be norm by April 2020

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Dharmendra Pradhan addressing at a workshop and report release on “Converging the Divergence between Diesel and Petrol Prices”, in New Delhi on August 30, 2017.

At a national workshop on ‘Converging the Divergence between Diesel and Petrol Prices’ in New Delhi on 30 August 2017, the Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan said that India has a long history of imposing taxes/duties on petroleum products viz petrol and diesel and these taxes/duties have been rationalised from time to time to insulate ...

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NITI Aayog felicitates winners of the Women Transforming India Awards 2017

File picture: The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smriti Irani in a group photograph with the awardees of the ‘Women Transforming India Awards 2017’, organised by the NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on August 29, 2017. The Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Arvind Panagariya and the CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant are also seen.

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of women in India, NITI Aayog, in partnership with MyGov and the United Nations, felicitated winners of the Women Transforming India Awards, 2017 recently in New Delhi on 29 August 2017. Crowdsourcing thousands of stories of women undertaking phenomenal work to transform societies across India’s cities, towns and villages, the second edition of the Awards, celebrates the ...

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Delhi Police kickstarts skill development initiative ‘Yuva’ with help of NSDC and CII under PMKVY

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh distributing the kit to youth after inaugurating the training centre under “Yuva - Skill Development Programme” by the Delhi Police, in New Delhi on August 29, 2017. 
The Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge),  Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the Lt. Governor of Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal and the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Amulya Patnaik are also seen.

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the YUVA – a skill development programme and an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, on 29 August 2017 in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said that these kind of initiatives improve the image of the police among common man. He said that it is a ...

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New industrial policy to build India as manufacturing hub in line with Make in India campaign

The Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Nirmala Sitharaman has sought consultation from focus groups along with public participation on six themes.

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry initiated the process of formulation of a new Industrial Policy in May 2017. Since the last Industrial Policy announced in 1991, India has transformed into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With strong macro-economic fundamentals and several path breaking reforms in the last three years, ...

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NITI Aayog ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report to help States foster globally competitive firms

NITI Aayog 'Ease of Doing Business' report

NITI Aayog launched the Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3,500 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories on 28 August 2017. The survey has been conducted, along with the IDFC Institute, to assess the business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective. The Survey released by the Union Minister of Commerce Nirmala ...

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Indo-German Energy Programme to strengthen green energy corridors

Piyush Goyal and the Germany Ambassador to India, Martin Ney witnessing the signing ceremony of Implementation Agreement of Indo-German Energy Programme- Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC) between MNRE and GIZ, in New Delhi on August 28, 2017.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the “Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC)” here on 28 August 2017. The main objective of this programme component is ...

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India deliberates policy and regulatory framework for high speed Algorithm trading

The Finance Secretary, Ashok Lavasa and the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, S.C. Garg releasing the publication, at a Seminar on ‘Policy and Regulatory Framework for Algorithm/High Frequency Trading in India’, jointly organised by the Department of Economic Affairs and National Institute of Financial Management, in New Delhi on August 28, 2017.

India in line with its determination to add more depth to its robust financial markets recently conducted a seminar on ‘Policy and Regulatory Framework for Algorithm/ High Frequency Trading in India’, which was organised in New Delhi on 28 August 2017 by the Department of Economic Affairs and the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM). Algorithmic Trading and, particularly, High Frequency Trading ...

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India gets 45th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India

India gets its 45th Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India

India gots its 45th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India with Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at a ceremony held on August 28, 2017 in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. He made and subscribed to the oath of office before the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. Later ...

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Jan Dhan Yojana led 1 Billion-1 Billion-1 Billion “JAM” Revolution to boost social inclusion in India

Hands that are close to realising dream of one billion Jan Dhan accounts- 1 Billion Aadhar- 1 Billion Mobiles in India. File Pic showing Prime Minister, Narendra Modi being received by the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley, on his arrival at Red Fort, on the occasion of 71st Independence Day, in Delhi on August 15, 2017.

Three years ago on 28 August 2017, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a flagship program: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) aimed at providing financial services to the poor. These included opening bank accounts for the poor, giving them electronic means of payment (via RUPAY cards), and placing them in a position to avail themselves of credit and insurance. ...

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New South Wale’s rural and regional tourist attraction gain limelight @ Vivid Sydney 2017 

Views of Sydney Harbour lights during Vivd Sydney 2017. Image By- Hamilton Lund

In line with UNWTO call for promoting sustainable tourism and natural evolution of a destination- its essential that in a destination more regional and if possible rural destination come into mainstream of tourism. Here a The Destination New South Wales (NSW) is a true success story that has successfully transformed Sydney from mere being a gateway to Australia, to the gateway to rural ...

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On ‘Experience’ theme- Indian Restaurant Congress 2017 @ JW Marriott Aerocity starts on 28 Aug

Exhibition, Workshops and knowledge session are gonna be the soul of India Restaurant Conference 2017

The leading Business and Knowledge platform for the restaurant and food industry, Indian Restaurant Congress, in its seventh year has rightly put the theme for the year 2017 around ‘Experience’. Today, people are deep into Experiential dining than just eating out, hence the Indian Restaurant Congress 2017 is themed ‘Experience’. Indian Restaurant Congress will be building and nurturing the food ...

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MMT and Travelport joining hands show industry to grow will have to collaborate 

Gordon Wilson and Deep Kalra looking at synergies between Travelport and MMTs offerings for ensuring smart digital future of travel!

The legacy GDS players and the online players had for long been adversaries. The Online boom did took a heavy toll on the legacy GDS players. But, then industry works and prospers more with partnership and the joining hands between India based Nasdaq listed OTA MakeMyTrip (MMT), and US based Travelport distributor for India, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), for the ...

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