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Cabinet approves PLI scheme for telecom sector worth Rs 12,195 crore

February 18, 2021 7:12 am

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government expects that the scheme will lead to enhanced production of more than Rs 2,44,200 crores of telecom equipment in the country, export worth Rs 1,95,360 crores over the next five years.

From industrial projects to interest subvention for ethanol distilleries: Here are key Cabinet announcements

December 30, 2020 6:19 pm

The government has approved an interest subvention scheme of Rs 4,573 crore for production of grain-based ethanol in the country. Apart from this, it also approved three industrial projects worth Rs 7,725 crore under the National Industrial Corridor Programme.

Cabinet nod for revised DTH service guidelines

December 23, 2020 5:24 pm

While the Commerce Ministry had spoken of 100 per cent FDI in the DTH sector, the guidelines of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry needed to be changed.

From telecom spectrum auction to sugar export subsidy: Here are key Cabinet announcements

December 16, 2020 5:46 pm

Telecom Spectrum Auction: Spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz frequency bands would be auctioned for a validity period of 20 years.

Cabinet approves merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank India

November 25, 2020 8:54 pm

Lakshmi Vilas Bank - DBS Bank Merger: With this there will no further restrictions on the depositors regarding withdrawal of their deposits, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar informed in the briefing to the reporters.

Cabinet approves PLI scheme worth Rs 1.46 lakh crore for 10 sectors

November 11, 2020 9:52 pm

PLI Scheme: The scheme will make Indian manufacturers globally competitive, attract investment and enhance exports.

Centre announces Rs 3,737 crore bonus for over 30 lakh govt employees by next week

October 21, 2020 8:31 pm

Central Government Employees Bonus: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the total financial implication of this bonus will be Rs 3,737 crores and it will be given in a single installment, through direct benefit transfer, before Vijayadashami.

Government to infuse Rs 20,000 crore into MSME sector

June 01, 2020 5:46 pm

In a bid to boost the MSME sector in the country, the cabinet committee on Monday announced multiple steps taken by the government and added Rs 20,000 crores of infusion into the sector.

Centre clears 72 changes to Companies Act, decriminalises various offences

March 04, 2020 4:17 pm

Addressing reporters after a cabinet committee meeting, Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the priority is to "decriminalise" provisions in the Act.

Government hikes authorised capital of FCI to Rs 10,000 crore

November 27, 2019 5:24 pm

The decision would also help the FCI, the government's nodal agency for procurement and distribution of foodgrains, in reducing its debt and interest cost.


Ayush Ministry to collaborate with WHO: Prasad

February 17, 2016 11:31 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the Cabinet has decided to collaborate Ayush Ministry with the World Health Organization (WHO). He further said the decision has been taken to give a filip to the branding for international acceptability and create awareness about Indian system of medicines.