Indian Polity

Government and India Inc reaffirms commitment to ethics in fight against corruption

Fight against Corruption in India

The Government is totally committed to bringing transparency to the system since transparency is key to controlling corruption, said Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (I/C) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State for Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, and Department of Space, ...

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Mizoram dials DONER, MOT for fast tracking development projects in the state

Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga calling on the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi on January 16, 2019.

The Chief Minister of Mizoram, Pu Zoramthanga, on his first visit to the national capital since being sworn in to office last month, called on the Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh on 16 January 2019. They discussed issues related to the development projects in the state, including roads and other infrastructure sectors besides bamboo cultivation, ...

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GST Council sets higher exemption threshold limit for Supplier of Goods; India Inc expects it to boost MSMEs

GST relief to MSMEs

The GST Council in its 32nd Meeting under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley in New Delhi in a bid to give a boost to the MSME sector (including Small Traders) among others announced Higher Exemption Threshold Limit for Supplier of Goods. “There would be two Threshold Limits for exemption from Registration and Payment of GST for the ...

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10% reservation bill for general category poor is a historic step : PM Modi

Reservation for poor in general category in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister has said that the constitutional amendment bill providing 10% reservation for general category poor is a historic step for the uplift of the poor and a reflection of the Government’s commitment to SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas. Addressing a public rally in Solapur, Maharashtra on 8 January 2019, he said that the passage of the bill by Loksabha is a strong ...

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PM assures good connectivity to Prayagraj kickstarts Swachh Kumbh Exhibition

Connectivity to Khumb 2018

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 16 December 2018 inaugurated a new Airport Complex, and an Integrated Command and Control Centre for the Kumbh Mela, at Prayagraj. The Prime Minister also performed Ganga Pujan, and visited the Swachh Kumbh Exhibition. He visited the Akshay Vat in Prayagraj. He also dedicated to the nation, inaugurated, or laid the Foundation Stone for various ...

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President Kovind inaugurates Enterprise India Exhibition in Yangon

Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Fifth Enterprise India Exhibition in Yangon on December 13, 2018, during the concluding day of his state visit to Myanmar. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Myanmar and India are close neighbours but our trade and investment partnership is modest. However, there are many opportunities before us to expand trade, forge joint ventures and invest ...

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‘Haj 2019 likely to witness growth in women applying for Haj without Mehram’

Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Government of India Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,  and Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten signed bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia at Jeddah on 13 December 2018. Naqvi said that the Saudi Arabia Government has always played active and effective role to ensure ...

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Stakeholders to scan through global best practices, tech and innovation at India Water Impact Summit-2018

“India Water Impact Summit 2018

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate India Water Impact Summit 2018, being jointly organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) from 5-7 December 2018 in New Delhi. The India Water Impact Summit is an annual event where stakeholders get ...

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Reforms needed in WTO to Support A Better Global Trade order: Suresh Prabhu

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, said that India will work along with other member countries to reform the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to ensure that it remains an engine for global trade. Speaking at a conference on Strategic Alliance for WTO and Trade Remedies in New Delhi on 19 November 2018, he said that ...

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India and Maldives reinvent stronger ties with PM Modi @ presidential inauguration ceremony

Narendra Modi in Maldives

The presidential inauguration ceremony of the new Government in Maldives gave a big momentum to reinventing its tied with India as Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives, welcomed and thanked Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, for visiting the Maldives to participate in the presidential inauguration ceremony. Prime Minister Modi thanked President Solih for the special gesture of inviting him ...

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India leaping forth towards becoming $10 trillion economy: VP @ Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence

Business Reformer of the year Award to the Chief Minister of Telangana

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that world nations, led by the UN, should arrive at a consensus in refusing shelter to economic fugitives and create a framework for Extradition Treaties and exchange of information on black money. He was delivering keynote address after presenting Economic Times Awards 2018 for Corporate Excellence, in Mumbai on 17 ...

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National Flag will fly half-mast today; condolences pour in on demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar

The Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs, Ananth Kumar passed away on 12 November 2018.

Government of India with profound sorrow announced the death of Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs, on 12 November 2018 in Bengaluru. As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Centre has decided that the National Flag will be flown at half mast in Delhi and Capitals of all States and UTs where it is ...

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