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Apr 27th, 2017
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The Government, in July 2014, had announced tripling of the then existing capacity of 4780 MW in the next ten years. With the commencement of commercial operation of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), Unit-1 (1000 MW) in December 2014, the installed nuclear power capacity in the country has reached 5780 MW. In addition, KKNPP, Unit-2 (1000 MW) has been connected...
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Apr 26th, 2017
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has urged people to take the pledge to save every drop of water, on World Water Day.  “On World Water Day let’s pledge to save every drop of water. When Jan Shakti has made up their mind, we can successfully preserve Jal Shakti. This year, UN has chosen a valid theme- wastewater. It will help further awareness on water recycling a...
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Apr 26th, 2017
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The Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Government would focus on two important areas including building infrastructure on war footing and substantial expenditure on development of rural India. The Finance Minister said that India is having the largest infrastructure creating programme  in the world which include con...
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Apr 26th, 2017
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed USD 350 million loan for improving about 1,500 kilometers of major district roads in Madhya Pradesh in line with the State’s Road Development Plan. This project agreement would bring about seamless road connectivity across the State by linking State Highways and Rural roads through District roads. It w...
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Apr 26th, 2017
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Government has said that due to fast adoption of digital technology, it is expected that number of internet users will increase in the country. Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said that as per information received from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there were 391.50 million Internet subscribers as on Dec...
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Apr 25th, 2017
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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP, 2017).  The Policy seeks to reach everyone in a comprehensive integrated way to move towards wellness.  It aims at achieving universal health coverage and delivering quality health care services to all at affordable cost. The primary aim of the Nationa...
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Apr 25th, 2017
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The Union Cabinet has approved the following four GST related bills: The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill) The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The IGST Bill) The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The UTGST Bill) The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to the States) Bill 2017 (The Compensation Bill) The CGST Bill mak...
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Mar 29th, 2017
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A contract between Nova Integrated Systems Ltd and Indian Navy for procurement of Surface Surveillance Radars (SSR) has been concluded. This is the first contract concluded under the Buy and Make (Indian) Category, in line with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Nova Integrated Systems Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Advanced System Ltd, would indigenou...
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Mar 29th, 2017
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Accelerating efforts to eliminate measles and control rubella, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, convened a meeting of an Expert Advisory Group to recommend strategies to end the scourge of these killer and debilitating diseases by 2020. India has made important gains in recent years. Measles deaths have declined by 51% from an estimated 100,000 in the year 20...
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Mar 8th, 2017
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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...