Indian Polity

Uttar Pradesh contributes about 44 per cent in Indian handicraft exports; President of India inaugurates ‘One District one Product’ Summit  

‘One District One Product’ Summit, at Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit on August 10, 2018 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that micro, small and medium enterprises are called the backbone of our economy. These enterprises are engines of inclusive development. After the agricultural sector, most people find employment in this sector. This ...

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Government E-Marketplace (Gem) grosses over Rs. 10,000 crore in GMV through more than 6.16 lakh Transactions; celebrates its second anniversary as part of Digital India revolution 

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Government e-Marketplace (GeM),the National Public Procurement Portal, will turn 2 years old on 9 August 2018. It was launched on 9thAugust 2016, with the objective of creating an open, transparent and efficient procurement platform for government. GeM is an end-to-end, one stop online marketplace for Central and State Government Ministries and  Departments, Central & State Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs & SPSUs), ...

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Star icon of Tamil Nadu Kalaignar Karunanidhi passes away; Condolences pour in as mark of respect to legendary leader

Kalaignar Karunanidhi former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and mentor DMK

The legendary leader from land of Tamil Nadu Kalaignar Karunanidhi passed away on 7 August 2018, while his family, party men, fans and the entire nation prayed for him! An iconic star icon turned statesmen Kalaignar Karunanidhi left a void thats very difficult to fill, as condolences pour in as mark of respect to legendary leader! President of India Ram Nath Kovind ...

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana achieves 5 core beneficiaries; new target is to cross 8 crore mark

PMUY

The tally reached 5 crore mark under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) as Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan handed over an LPG connection to Takrdiran of Delhi in the Parliament House on 3 August 2018 to commemorate the said feat. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan while acknowledging the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leadership of Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan appreciated the collective efforts of the ...

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WHO lauds India’s Commitment to Accelerated Sanitation Coverage; Swachh Bharat Mission also yields other broad health benefits

India’s Commitment to Universal Sanitation Coverage has won praise from WHO for savings lives and leapfrogging to achieve SDG 3 and 6. Seen in file picture is Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi giving away awards to the winners of national essay, painting and film competitions, at an event to mark the Swachh Bharat Diwas: the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission and the conclusion of “Swachhata hi Sewa” fortnight, in New Delhi on October 02, 2017.

WHO lauds India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300 000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014. As the initial results of a WHO modelling study on the health impact of the ...

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Startup India Yatra gives life to many a new dreams of aspirant entrepreneurs @ Madhya Pradesh Grand Finale in Indore

StartUp India Yatra

The Madhya Pradesh leg of the Government of India’s Startup India Yatra, held in collaboration with Startup Madhya Pradesh, was launched on 17th of July 2018. The Yatra witnessed the presence of more than 5,000 participants with 427 startups pitching their ideas, of which 136 startups were selected for the Grand Finale held on 3 August 2018 at Sri Govindram Seksaria Institute of ...

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Investment in Logistics to Touch USD 500 Billion p.a. by 2025; Logistics Division to prepare a plan on skill and bring together industry, academia, governments : Suresh Prabhu

MoU logistics Commerce and IIFT

Expenditure on investment in logistics, including infrastructure, will touch USD 500 billion, annually, by 2025, said Union Minister of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi on 30 July 2018. He further said that this will create millions of jobs and also do away with the hurdles hampering India’s internal and global trade. India is now being looked upon as one ...

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Vietnam, new growth centre of South East Asia: Suresh Prabhu

India and Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies among the ASEAN countries said Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation in New Delhi on 25 July 2018. He was speaking at an international conference on India-Vietnam economic ties. The Minister said that India values the cultural and religious similarities between the two countries but it is the “Act East ...

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India is amongst top trade, investment and development partner of Rwanda.

Rwanda Kigali

Over the past decade, Rwanda has been hailed as a rising star of Africa and is one of the fastest growing economies. Rwanda ranks 2nd in Africa in terms of competitiveness as per the Global competitiveness report of World Economic Forum 2017-18. India is amongst the top trade, investment and development partner of Rwanda. On his official visit, Prime Minister ...

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Post directions of the Supreme Court; Government sets up high level committee chaired by the Union Home Secretary

high level committee chaired by Union Home Secretary to check mob lynching

In order to formulate appropriate measures to address the situation, Government has set up a high level committee chaired by the Union Home Secretary to deliberate in the matter and make recommendations. The Secretary, Department of Justice, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Secretary, Legislative Department and Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment are the members of the committee. The committee will ...

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Kejriwal doubles aid to green Delhi parks; calls for public consultation on CCTV cameras in Delhi on 29th July 2018

Biggest plantation drive in Delhi in August 2018

In a series of major announcements, the Chief Minister NCT Arvind Kejriwal on 22 July 2018 announced that the Delhi government will double the financial assistance from the existing Rs one lakh per acre to Rs two lakh per acre to the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and NGOs registered with the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society (DPGS) for maintenance of parks and ...

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THE GST EXPERIENCE – by Arun Jaitley

Goods & Service Tax (GST in India

It has been one year since the country’s switchover to a new indirect taxation system – the Good and Services Tax. One single tax replaced seventeen taxes and multiple cesses imposed by the Central and the State Governments. This had obviously necessitated every assesses to file multiple returns, have an interface with multiple inspectors and assessing authorities, suffer the cascading ...

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