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Income Tax Department carries out searches in Jammu & Kashmir

The Income Tax Department carried out a search and seizure operation on a prominent Hotelier, owning a chain of Hotels at  Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam with another hotel under construction at Leh. Various incriminating documents and materials evidencing unexplained investments in immovable properties, construction of hotels and residences aggregating ... Read More »

KVIC Creates 1500 Employment in 10 Cities to Celebrate Sewa Diwas

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) extended the benefits of various employment generation schemes to nearly 1500 persons in 10 Indian cities to celebrate “Sewa Diwas” on Thursday which marks the birthday of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. From Arunachal Pradesh on the North Eastern Frontier to Bikaner on the ... Read More »

HDFC Bank launches Video KYC facility

With Video KYC, prospective customers can open a full KYC all benefit account quickly through an online and secure journey HDFC Bank today announced the launch of Video KYC (Know Your Customer) facility. After successful completion of the pilot project, HDFC Bank has deployed consent-based Video KYC facility as an alternate ... Read More »

Illegal Occupation of Land in Cantonment Region

During the year 2018, 2019 and in 2020 (upto 31.08.2020), 7.586 acres of defence land inside cantonment under the management of Defence Estate Organization have been detected as encroached by the residents.  Out of above, defence land measuring 4.11 acres have got freed from encroachment during the same period. The ... Read More »

Socio-Economic Activities

Indian Railways, besides running trains/special trains on existing Railway system, is undertaking various infrastructure projects including new lines, gauge conversion, doubling, electrification, bridges, etc. which provide direct and indirect benefits to both the rural and urban communities. Railways is also expediting execution of Railway infrastructure works in identified districts under ... Read More »

Solar and Wind Power System

Steps taken by the Government to implement Solar Power plants and Wind power plants on Indian Railways (IR), inter-alia, are as follows: 1. 102.8 Mega Watt (MW) rooftop solar plants commissioned. 2. 4.7 MW land based solar plants commissioned. 3. Land based solar power plant of 50 MW at Bhilai ... Read More »

Investment in Atomic Energy

There are presently twenty-two (22) reactors with a capacity of 6780 MW in operation in the country. In addition, nine (9) reactors, with a total capacity of 6700 MW are presently under construction. The Government has also accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for twelve (12) more reactors with an ... Read More »

Economic Losses due to Pandemic in North Eastern States

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in Lok Sabha today that Government of India has taken several measures to support the North Eastern State Governments, ... Read More »

Pricing for supplying BS-VI fuel

Prices of petrol and diesel have been made market-determined by the Government with effect from 26.06.2010 and 19.10.2014 respectively. Since then, the Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) take appropriate decision on pricing of petrol and diesel in line with their international product prices, exchange rate, tax structure, inland freight and ... Read More »

Cylinders distributed under PMUY during Corona crisis

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY) commenced w.e.f. 01.05.2016 to provide deposit free LPG connections to adult woman of poor households. The target of the same was achieved on 7th September, 2019. Year-wise details of LPG connections released under the Scheme are as under:-   Year 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 No. of ... Read More »

Various initiatives taken by Ministry of Steel for capacity building

The National Steel Policy envisages achievement of 300 MTPA crude steel capacity by 2030-31. Towards achievement of this goal Ministry of Steel has taken several initiatives namely:- (i)        Domestically Manufactured Iron & Steel Products Policy for promoting procurement of Made in India steel by Government agencies. (ii)       Steel Scrap Policy ... Read More »

PM congratulates Yoshihide Suga on appointment as Prime Minister of Japan

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has congratulated Excellency Yoshihide Suga on the appointment as Prime Minister of Japan. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Heartiest congratulations to Excellency Yoshihide Suga on the appointment as Prime Minister of Japan. I look forward to jointly taking our Special Strategic and Global Partnership ... Read More »

Details of Indians Repatriated Under Vande Bharat Mission

Vande Bharat Mission consists of special repatriation flights operated by Indian carriers and chartered flights operated by both Indian and foreign carriers. As per information provided by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), as on 31.08.2020, a total of 5817 flights (inbound to India) were operated to repatriate Indian nationals. ... Read More »