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ECI & Indian Railways join hands for Voter Awareness Campaign

General Elections 2019

As part of Voter Awareness campaign for Lok Sabha Election 2019, Election Commission of India and Indian Railways have come together to utilise four long distance Trains to carry voter awareness and motivational messages. The Train displays important contact details for the citizens including the Voter Helpline number and the National Voters’  Services Portal besides motivational messages urging them to ...

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India to boost Technical Textiles Sector: Irani

Seen in the picture is Union Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani at the textiles show “artisan Speak”, at Elephanta Caves, in Mumbai on January 28, 2018.

“Under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, for the first time in the history of India, we have dedicated to the nation 207 HSN codes for technical textiles. I see this as a function of unleashing the potential of not only technical textiles but also of an industry which impacts both our farm life and our space pursuits. This decision ...

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Macro-economic fundamentals of Indian economy sound; savings and credit demand reflect promising signs : EAC-PM

INDIA expands at 8.1 GDP Growth in Q1 2018-19

On the eve of 70th Republic Day celebrations and a week from Union Budget of 2019, there is good news for the Indian Economy as the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) claim that macro-economic fundamentals are sound on taking stock of  the state of economy in its official communique issued on 25 January 2019. The Economic Advisory Council to the ...

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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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India Inc commits to influence more companies to become champions of includability

India Inc and inclusive opportunities for PWDs

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched a unique and first of its kind, India Business Disability Network (IBDN) at the National Conference on ‘Mainstreaming Inclusivity & Accessibility – Enabling Industry’ in Delhi on 21st January 2019. The IBDN, being set-up in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Employers’ Federation of India (EFI), is a National Business Disability ...

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Election Commission of India launches pan India Voter Awareness Forums(VAFs) on eve of 8th National Voters Day

Voter Awareness Forum

Voter Awareness Forum (VAF) was launched by Election Commission of India in New Delhi on 16 January 2019. Similar VAFs were also launched by the Chief Electoral Officers in the State capitals and by District Election Officers in the Districts simultaneously. Voter Awareness Forums are informal Forums for generating awareness around electoral process through activities like discussions, quizzes, competitions and other ...

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Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019

Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show

Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of his three day visit to Gujarat beginning 17th January 2019 will inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition cum Convention Center in Gandhinagar, where more than 25 industrial and business sectors will be showcased here under one umbrella. Also during the said visit he will also visit Ahmedabad, and Hazira. Modi will also inaugurate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of ...

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VP M Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate 25TH edition of Partnership Summit in Mumbai today

DIPP -CII- Maharashtra

The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India, is being held in Mumbai from 12 January 2018. The two-day event will be inaugurated by the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu. The Summit is expected to build new partnerships ...

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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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Digital India’s e-NAM commences inter-State trade between mandis using e-payments

Digitalisation of Indian economy

With the start of New Year 2019, the Prime Minister’s flagship program e-NAM has achieved another milestone by commencing inter-State trade between mandis of two different States. Earlier trade used to happen either within the APMC or between two APMCs situated within same state. The very first Inter State transaction in tomatoes has been carried out between trader of Bareilly ...

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North Block gets electric vehicle charging station as DEA adopt E-Mobility Programme

Arun Jaitley inaugurating the E-vehicle and charging station in North Block, New Delhi on January 09, 2019.  Raj Kumar Singh and the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, S.C. Garg are also seen.

Marking the adoption of e-mobility, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an entity under Ministry of Power for deployment of 15 Electric Vehicles for their officers. Also, 28 charging points (24 Slow charging points, 4 Fast Charging Points) have been installed at North Block for charging ...

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Swachh Bharat Mission well on track to achieve ODF India; Government refutes poor-quality surveys

Ayushman Bharat benefits and Aadhar

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), over 5.4 lakh villages and 585 districts have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). 27 States and Union Territories have declared themselves ODF so far. Over 9 crore toilets have been built across rural India so far, taking the national rural sanitation coverage up from 39% in 2014 to over 98% today. This progress ...

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