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India snubs findings of World Bank’s Human Capital Index

The Government of India has decided to ignore the HCI findings released by World Bank on 11 October 2018  and will continue to undertake its path breaking programme for human capital development aiming to rapidly transforming quality and ease of life for all its children.
Seen in File pic is Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacting with the Anganwadi workers and beneficiary children of Poshan Abhiyan, at Jangla, in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh on April 14, 2018.

Unlike the the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report or other benchmarks, India has chosen to snub the findings of the World Bank’s findings in the recently released Human Capital Index (HCI).  The World Bank had released  a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019 on 11 October 2018. Broader theme of the World Development ...

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Aimed at furthering Financial inclusion-PM launches India Post Payments Bank

In line with the Jan Dhan Yojana - IPPB is one more step further ti facilitate Jan Dhan Yojana to establish financial inclusion. He said that today’s launch of IPPB is one more step to facilitate financial inclusion!

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 2 September 2018 launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The function was witnessed at over 3000 locations across the country, which were connected to the main event in Delhi.  Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that through the India Post Payments Bank, banking services will conveniently ...

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Prabhu to set in review of India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement @ 15thIndia-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM)

India and ASEAN

Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu,is leading the Indian delegation for the 6th RCEP Trade Ministers’ Meeting which was in Singapore on 30 August 2018. India has been constructively engaged in the RCEP negotiations with an aim to work towards a high quality, balanced and inclusive outcomes that take into consideration sensitivities and interests of member countries. The ...

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Demonetisation and Formalisation of the Economy – Arun Jaitley

Guest write on Demonetisation and Formalisation of the Economy - by Arun Jaitley.

Seen in the picture is Arun Jaitley chairing the 27th GST Council Meeting, via video conference, in New Delhi on May 04, 2018.

The Reserve Bank has twice released its reports stating that the demonetised Notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 have been substantially deposited in the Banks.  A widely stated comment has been that just because most of the currency came back into the Banks, the object of Demonetisation has not succeeded. Was the invalidation of the Non-deposited currency the only object of ...

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MCA’s National CSR Awards 2018 to applaud corporate innovation in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility

NMCG- Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

With the enactment of Companies Act, 2013 containing the CSR provision under Section 135, the mandate for CSR has now become a part of corporate functioning in the country. While several companies have traditionally been undertaking CSR activities to betterment of communities around, with the introduction of legislative mandate, the contributions of companies in this direction are now becoming more ...

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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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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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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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