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In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Excise and Customs No.12/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 16th February, 2017, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Excise and  Customs hereby determines that th...
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An expert committee is constituted by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to review the format for reporting of road accidents.  The committee has developed a uniform accident Recording Format to be adopted by the police in all states and UTs.  The accident  Recording Form has five sections designed to capture all relevant information like accident identification/l...
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Robotic Dry Cleaning System for Solar panels at Solar PV plant at NTPC Dadri was inaugurated by A. K. Jha, Director (Technical), NTPC Limited in presence of D.K. Sood, RED (DBF) & ED (CSR/R&R) and S. K. Sinha, GGM (Dadri) and other senior officials of NTPC....
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Feb 17th, 2017
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Dr. Prabhat Kumar, former Cabinet Secretary and Chairman One Member Committee for formulating National MSME Policy today presented its report to Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The One Member Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Prabhat Kumar was constituted by the Ministry of MSME on 31.12.2015 to help in formulating Nati...
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Feb 15th, 2017
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A Joint Venture Agreement was signed between Ministry of Railways and Government of Jharkhand for developing railway infrastructure in the State. Government of Jharkhand has initially identified 3 projects viz., Namkum – Kandra, Giridih  – Parasnath-Madhuban, Tori – Chatra Rail Line covering a length of 222 km at a cost of Rs. 2150 Crore for taking up...
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The World’s largest and unique biometrics based identification programme with a real time online authentication infrastructure – the Aadhaar has been recognized in the recent UN Report on World Social Situation, 2016 as a developmental tool with “tremendous potential to foster inclusion by giving all people, including the poorest and most marginalized, an official iden...
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A Mobile app named “SEZ India” has been launched by the Commerce Secretary on 06.1.2017.  SEZ Division, Department of Commerce under its broader e-Governance initiative i.e. SEZ Online System, has developed mobile app for Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Commerce Secretary launched the app and mentioned that the App would help the SEZ Units and Developers to find informa...
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Feb 15th, 2017
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Union Law, Justice and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the government’s November 8 decision of demonetization had resulted in sharp decline in terror funding,  hawala trade, supari killings and human trafficking, particularly of young girls as sex slaves, mainly from Nepal and the North East. Indicating that the government would not hesitate to take st...
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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Bill, 2017, under which the IIM swould be declared as Institutions of National Importance which will enable them togrant degrees to their students. Following are the salient features of the Bill: i. IIMs can grant degrees to their students ii. The Bil...
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The Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri ParameswaranIyer, made a one day visit to Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, to assess the progress of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) in the State. The State Government apprised that a few districts in the State are on their way to becoming open defecation free (ODF) within the next few months. The District Collect...