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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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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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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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India braces for Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: A pledge to protect the unity and integrity of India

Sardar Patel birth anniversary on 31 October 2018

Arrangements are in full swing to celebrate the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st  October, 2018, the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Several events are scheduled to be held by various Ministries, PSUs and organisations across the country. In the national capital New Delhi and all over the States, people will take a pledge to protect the unity and integrity of India and ...

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38 MoU’s signed at Bhubaneswar Steel Conclave

machine tools hub in Odisha

Capital Goods(CG) producers from across the globe inked 38 MoUs with Indian steel companies, which will reduce imports for the steel sector worth Rs 39,400 crore. The MoU’s were signed at a Conclave in Bhubaneswar on 23 October 2018, which was organised by Ministry of Steel, Government of India, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and MECON. The National ...

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PM Modi spearheads Commemoration of ’75th Year of Establishment of Azad Hind Government’ today @ Red Fort, Delhi

Azad Hind Government Platinum Jubilee

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, would be hoisting the National flag and unveiling the plaque to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government on 21st October, 2018, at the Red Fort, Delhi. The commemoration of this significant historical event would also see the presence of Mahesh Sharma, Minister of  State for Culture(I/c), Chandra Kumar ...

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Piyush Goyal bags 4th annual Carnot Prize for leading India’s green transformation in energy sector and Saubhagya for rural electrification drive

Carnot Prize to Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Recognising the pathbreaking transformations in India’s energy sector under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design is awarding its fourth annual Carnot Prize to Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal and former Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India. The ...

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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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