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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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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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‘GST day’ on 1st July to celebrate spirit of cooperative federalism and realisation of One Nation-One Market- One Tax

GST Day 2018

Government of India is celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into force, on 1st July 2018. GST was launched on the 1st July, 2017 in a majestic ceremony held in the Central Hall of Parliament on the midnight of 30th June, 2017. The first year has been remarkable both for the sheer variety of ...

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India eye boost in trade with CIS with Chabahar Port in Iran

Nitin Gadkari inaugurating Swami Vivekanand Cultural Centre, in Dushanbe on June 21, 2018.

On sidelines of a two day official visit to Tajikistan to represent India at the high level global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping said in Dushanbe on 21 June 2018, that India is trying to make Chabahar Port in ...

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India’s first indigenous Lithium Ion Battery project to help cut its imports from China, Japan and South Korea

CSIR lab to give technology for India’s first indigenous Lithium Ion Battery project

Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project. The Agreement was signed in Bengaluru on  June 09, 2018 by Vijayamohan K. Pillai, Director, CECRI and C. Narasimhan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of ...

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Think Global, Act Local for environment protection is President Kovind’s call @ Conference of Governors held that coincided with World Environment Day 2018

President, Ram Nath Kovind addressing the opening session of the 49th Governors’ Conference, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 04, 2018. Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh are also seen.

The President noted that June 5 is World Environment Day and hence the approach of ‘Think Global, Act Local’ is considered effective for environment protection. Keeping in mind the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Accord and the International Solar Alliance, local and state-level contributions are very important to achieving national goals. The Directive Principles of our Constitution specifically mention issues of the environment ...

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