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Nano Urea is widely being accepted by farmers: Mansukh Mandaviya
Wed, Jul 06, 2022

Citing field trials’ results, Mandaviya said field trials showed 8 per cent increase in crop yield with foliar application of Nano Urea.

Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat ask Centre for more wheat
Wed, Jul 06, 2022

“Earlier, UP was receiving 3 kg wheat and 2 kg rice per person per month under the NFSA, which has now been changed to 2 kg wheat and 3 kg rice,” a UP government official told The Indian Express.

Increase sowing of rice, Piyush Goyal urges states
Wed, Jul 06, 2022

Addressing the Conference of State Food Ministers on Food and Nutrition Security in India, Piyush Goyal said, “So far, the sowing of rice is 16 per cent lower than the normal level nationally.”

Odisha tops first national food security ranking, Tripura best among smaller states
Wed, Jul 06, 2022

Among big states and UTs, Goa came last while Ladakh ended up at the bottom place among smaller states and UTs.

Cooperatives model a middle path, can make India self-reliant: Amit Shah
Tue, Jul 05, 2022

Under the Modi government, there has been a radical change in lives of poor people, Shah said, adding people are now getting basic facilities.

Explained: The new guidelines against ‘service charge’, and what you can do if a restaurant adds it to your bill
Tue, Jul 05, 2022

The CCPA was established in July 2020 under The Consumer Protection Act, 2019, to promote, protect, and enforce the rights of consumers as a class, and to investigate, prosecute, and punish violators.

No service charge by default, Govt tells hotels & restaurants
Tue, Jul 05, 2022

Aggrieved consumers may lodge complaints on the National Consumer Helpline by calling 1915 or through the NCH mobile app or the e-daakhil portal.

Mango diplomacy: When Nehru gifted Dasheri, Langra saplings to Zhou Enlai
Mon, Jul 04, 2022

The National Archive of India has made public the records of “Gift of Mango Saplings from the Prime Minister of India to the Government of China”.

Jump in demand for NREGS: 2.6 cr families covered in May
Wed, Jun 29, 2022

The data, obtained from the NREGA portal, shows that 2.61 crore households worked under the scheme in May 2022, which is 39 lakh – or 17.39 per cent – higher than 2.22 crore in the corresponding month of last year.

Urban Cooperative Banks won’t be treated as second-grade citizen: Amit Shah
Fri, Jun 24, 2022

Says they should undertake institutional reforms

More than 50% govt depts fail to report hiring, vacancy details of ex-Servicemen
Tue, Jun 21, 2022

The records show that officials of 48 of 77 Central government departments (62 per cent) did not attend the June 2 meeting, chaired by Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare, to discuss 'means to enhance the representation of ESM in Central Civil Services & Posts'.

Big shortfall in hiring of ex-servicemen across govt depts, posts: Data
Mon, Jun 20, 2022

Of the 10,84,705 Group C employees in the 34 Central government departments, only 13,976 were ex-servicemen. And of the total 3,25,265 Group D employees, only 8,642 were ex-servicemen.

Israel looking forward to promote I2U2 initiative, says envoy
Fri, Jun 17, 2022

As part of the I2U2 initiative, US President Joe Biden will hold a virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his visit to West Asia from July 13 to 16.

10 lakh jobs: Existing govt vacancies to account for most, 90% at lowest levels
Thu, Jun 16, 2022

Sources said while it is not easy to undertake such large-scale recruitment in a short span of 18 months, the bigger challenge will be post-recruitment training and induction, and later promotions.

10 lakh Govt jobs in mission mode, in 18 months: PMO
Wed, Jun 15, 2022

In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Office said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “reviewed the status of Human Resources in all departments and ministries.”

China takes over as biggest importer of Indian broken rice
Tue, Jun 14, 2022

China is now the top buyer of Indian broken rice, which was earlier exported mostly to African countries.

Food safety index: how it is worked out, how the states have performed
Mon, Jun 13, 2022

The SFSI is released annually for a financial year. For instance, the latest SFSI, released on World Food safety Day, June 7, is for the fiscal 2021-22. This is the fourth edition of the SFSI since its inception in 2018-19.

14 of 15 states had asked for higher MSP for paddy than what Centre announced
Mon, Jun 13, 2022

On June 8, the Centre announced the MSP at the rate of Rs 2,040 per quintal for paddy (Common) and Rs 2,060 per quintal for paddy (Grade A) for the kharif marketing season 2022-23.

With focus on kids, govt curbs misleading ads; prohibits surrogate advertisements
Sat, Jun 11, 2022

As per the guidelines, surrogate advertisement refers to an advertisement for products or services, whose advertising is otherwise prohibited or restricted by the law.

Rajiv Mehrishi: Finance secretary, home secretary, CAG — and now pickle-maker
Fri, Jun 10, 2022

Speaking to The Indian Express from Jaipur, Mehrishi, who retired as CAG in August 2020, said he picked up pickle-making as a hobby while he was a joint secretary in the 1990s.

Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 100 a quintal, sharpest rise in soybean
Thu, Jun 09, 2022

The MSP of paddy (common) has been increased by 5.15 per cent from Rs 1,940 per quintal in 2021-22 to Rs 2,040 quintal for 2022-23.

Govt cracks down on diversion of subsidised urea
Tue, Jun 07, 2022

With its new special teams, such as the ‘Fertilizers Flying Squad’, the department has, since May, unearthed several cases where highly subsidised urea was diverted to private industrial units.

Targeted killings: J&K moves staff from minority communities to ‘safer’ locations
Sat, Jun 04, 2022

Sources in the J&K administration said they would not agree to demands for transfer of minority community employees from Kashmir to Jammu. “

Legal framework soon to stop levy of service charge by restaurants: govt
Fri, Jun 03, 2022

According to 2017 guidelines, charging for anything other than “prices displayed on the menu card along with the applicable taxes”, without “express consent” of the customer, is “unfair trade practices”, the Union Consumer Affair, Food and Public Distribution Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Narendra Modi, the first Prime Minister of India to have been born post Independence
Thu, Jun 02, 2022

Modi was born on September 17, 1950 at Vadnagar in Gujarat's Mehsana district. According to the BJP’s website, he left home at the age of 17 and embarked upon “Bharat Bhraman (journey of India)”. He had then travelled across the country, including the Himalayas.