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Price ceiling on Coronary Stents benefited over a million heart patients: Mansukh Mandaviya

initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All

Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya informed in a statement on 20 November 2018 that patients across the country have saved around Rs. 15,000 crores under Government’s initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’, as per estimates of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing authority (NPPA). Following the vision of Prime Minister of India, Narendra ...

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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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Indian Railways tightens grip on E-Ticket Touts

RPF's Nation Wide Raid

On 2nd November’ 2018, simultaneous raids against e-ticket touting were conducted in more than 100 cities throughout the Indian Railways on ‘All India’ basis. Acting on various sources, a detailed analysis of booking pattern of railway reserved e-tickets was done by the Security Directorate, Railway Board. RPF examined minutely various modus operandi being used by touting element to procure and sell e-tickets unauthorisedly through Personal User ...

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Vigilance Awareness Week 2018 to Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India from 29th Oct-3rd Nov

Vigilance Awareness Week 2018

One of the fastest growing economy in the World is rapidly transforming itself into a new India that cherishes aspiration of all of its citizens as it all set to cross the $5 trillion mark by 2020-2022. No wonder such a big economy needs structural and socio-political transformation to build a corruption free New India. In this direction, the Central Vigilance ...

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Home Minister to head GoM and enhance framework to prevent sexual harassment at workplace

redressal mechanism for women @ workplace

Modi Government constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace.  The GoM will recommend action required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, as well as for strengthening the existing legal and institutional frameworks for addressing issues related to sexual harassment at workplace. In ...

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Indian Industrial policy to create global leader in Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies: Suresh Prabhu

Indian Industrial Policy

The New Industrial Policy framed by the Ministry of Commerce in consultation with all Ministries of Government of India, State Governments, Industry and all stakeholders embodies the Government’s intention to align India with the emerging technologies of drones, artificial intelligence and block chain. This was stated by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, at the ...

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Modified Land Pooling Policy for building smart and sustainable neighbourhoods in NCT

Hardeep Singh Puri

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs vide Notification S.O. 5220(E) dated 11.10.2018, has notified the modified land policy. The policy would be applicable in the urbanisable areas of urban extensions in 95 villages of Delhi. The policy replaces the earlier policy notified in the year 2013.  It  aims at developing smart and sustainable neighbourhoods, sectors and zones, planned and ...

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RTI is larger narrative of strengthening Indian democracy: President Kovind @ 13th CIC Annual Convention

RTI in India

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 13th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC) on 12 October 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that free flow of information is the essence of democracy. And for the people of a free and free-spirited country, information is power. They have a right to know how they are being ...

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GI Tag for Alphonso from Konkan

The king of mangoes, Alphonso, better known as ‘Hapus

Alphonso from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, is registered as Geographical Indication (GI).  A Geographical Indication or a GI is an indication used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially ...

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Facial Recognition common standard being adopted world over: Jayant Sinha

Press Conference on DigiYatra

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on 4th October 2018 released the policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra” at a press-conference. Addressing the media, he said that the Ministry has taken the initiative to develop standards for digital processing of passengers at airport to ensure uniform implementation and passenger experience ...

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India

The President, Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath of office to Justice Ranjan Gogoi, as Chief Justice of India, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on October 03, 2018.

At a ceremony held on October 3, 2018 in the Durbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.  He took and subscribed to the oath of office before the President.

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India commences first-ever three-way bank amalgamation process and yield India’s third largest bank

three banks Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank

 The Alternative Mechanism comprising of its Chairperson, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Cabinet Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman met on 17 September 2018 in New Delhi and decided that Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank may consider amalgamation of the three banks. The envisaged amalgamation will be the First-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India, with a ...

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