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Goods and Services Tax (GST) will lead to lower tax burden in several commodities including packaged cement, Medicaments, Smart phones, and medical devices, including surgical instruments

Goods and Services Tax (GST) will lead to lower tax burden in several commodities including packaged cement, Medicaments, Smart phones, and medical devices, including surgical instruments The roll out of Goods and Services (GST) Tax will bring benefits to the consumers due to reduced tax rates on various commodities such as packaged cement, medicaments, smart phones, and medical devices, etc. Packaged ... Read More »

Complete text of opening remarks by Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at India – OPEC Energy Dialogue at Vienna

Complete text of opening remarks by Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at India – OPEC Energy Dialogue at Vienna  “Excellency and friends from OPEC, it is indeed a pleasure to meet you all here at OPEC headquarters. Just before joining you all in this Hall, I had a very good meeting with the ... Read More »

Bilateral meetings – Ecuador and Colombia (16-19 May, 2017)

Bilateral meetings – Ecuador and Colombia (16-19 May, 2017) Commerce Secretary, Ms. Rita Teaotia led an official and a business delegation to Ecuador and Colombia from 16th to 19th May, 2017.In Ecuador, she held bilateral meetings with Minister of Commerce of Ecuador, Mr. Juan Carlos Cassinelli and discussed bilateral trade and investment relations.A meeting with the Industry representatives of both ... Read More »

High Level Committee on Scouts and Guides Submits Report to Vijay Goel, Suggests Constitution of an Inquiry Committee

High Level Committee on Scouts and Guides Submits Report to Vijay Goel, Suggests Constitution of an Inquiry Committee  A seven-member High-Level Committee on Scouts and Guides has suggested the constitution of an Inquiry Committee to look into the complaints and submit its report. The Committee has also suggested has suggested that it is mandatory to revamp the Bharat Scout & ... Read More »

Introduction of The India’s First Tejas Express Between Mumbai and Karmali

Introduction of The India’s First Tejas Express Between Mumbai and Karmali Minister of Railways to Flag off the Train from Mumbai  Indian Railways will introduce the high speed, air-conditioned Tejas Express (Train No 22119/22120) between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Karmali for the first time. Tejas Express is a state of the art train capable of running at the speed ... Read More »

Rural Transformation Through Inclusive Development     *Vinod Behl Despite fiscal constraints, NDA government is relentlessly focusing on energizing rural economy as engine of  growth and uplifting rural poor through a number of key initiatives/revamped policies related to rural housing & infrastructure, farm income, job creation and entrepreneurship promotion.Modi government’s rural development agenda revolves around its development mantra- “Sabka saath, sabka ... Read More »

Shri Kiren Rijiju to lead Indian delegation to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) to be held at Cancun, Mexico

Shri Kiren Rijiju to lead Indian delegation to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) to be held at Cancun, Mexico A high level Indian delegation headed by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju is leaving today for participating in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) to be held at Cancun, Mexico from ... Read More »

Air Marshal PN Pradhan AVSM Took Over as DCIDS (OPS)

Air Marshal PN Pradhan AVSM Took Over as DCIDS (OPS) Air Marshal PN Pradhan AVSM took over as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations), HQ IDS. He was commissioned as a pilot in the Transport stream of the Indian Air Force in 1981. Whilst posted at transport squadrons, he qualified on all operational roles, especially in forward areas and ... Read More »

Commissioning a Study on Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism for Solar Power Generation Projects in Solar Resource Rich Countries Under Aegis of ISA.

Commissioning a Study on Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism for Solar Power Generation Projects in Solar Resource Rich Countries Under Aegis of ISA. Argentina, Burkina-Faso, Chad, France, India, Ivory Coast, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal, Uganda and Yemen have jointly supported commissioning of a study to define and structure a Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) for solar power generation projects in ... Read More »

13,469 villages electrified up to 15th May 2017

13,469 villages electrified up to 15th May 2017  : 5 times more Villages electrified in 2016-17 under DDUGJY as compared to 2013-14; Four-fold jump in Intensive Electrification of Rural Households  Free electricity connections provided to 256.81 Lakh BPL families up to 30th April 2017 Release of Rs 7965.87 Crores in FY 2016-17 is the highest grant released to States in any Financial ... Read More »

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