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House panel moots additional 1% cigarette levy
Thu, Aug 27, 2020

In its report to the Rajya Sabha Chairman Wednesday, the standing committee on commerce asked the Commerce Department to discuss the levy with the Finance Ministry.

Migrants back, women’s share in NREGS dips to 8-year low
Tue, Aug 25, 2020

An analysis of data available on the NREGS portal till August 24 shows that the share of women is the lowest since 2013-14 (52.82 per cent), from when the numbers are currently available.

In 40 days, 69 lakh seek jobs on govt portal, just a fraction employed
Mon, Aug 24, 2020

The number of people who took up jobs during the week, however, stood at just 691.

As floods wreak havoc, Centre urges states to firm up own laws to curb flood damage
Sat, Aug 22, 2020

This has been conveyed by Jal Shakti Secretary U P Singh to chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories, it is learnt.

From September 1, imported toys to be let in only after quality testing: Paswan
Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Ram Vilas Paswan said officers of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) will be posted at seven Indian ports and will “take samples and test the product for quality”.

Despite slump, exports to China jump 31% to $7.29 billion in April-July
Sat, Aug 22, 2020

With the latest surge, share of exports to China in India’s total exports have also climbed to 9.71 per cent during April-July, as against 5.2 per cent in the year-ago period.

Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore named cleanest city for 4th year in a row
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

The Swachh Survekshan 2020 is the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness urban survey conducted by the MoHUA in which 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 97 Ganga towns were surveyed, with feedback received from 1.87 crore citizens.

Centre pulls up Gujarat over ‘inordinate delay’ in river pollution works
Thu, Aug 20, 2020

The projects were sanctioned for the Sabarmati and Tapi as part of the National River Conservation Plan, under which the Central government provides funds for checking pollution in rivers outside the Ganga basin.

Explained: What is India’s National Recruitment Agency or NRA?
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

The proposed National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct a common preliminary examination for various recruitments in the central government.

Cabinet nod for National Recruitment Agency to conduct tests for govt jobs
Thu, Aug 20, 2020

National Recruitment Agency or NRA will conduct a common preliminary examinations for all these recruitment, which are at present conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

Over 60 lakh new NFSA beneficiaries added during pandemic: Govt
Wed, Aug 19, 2020

According to ministry data, 45 lakh more people have been added to the NFSA beneficiary list in Uttar Pradesh during the pandemic.

Nepal not cooperating in flood control: Bihar officials to House panel
Tue, Aug 18, 2020

The issue was flagged during a meeting of the standing committee on water resources, which is deliberating on flood management in the country.

In less than five months of FY21, NREGA demand at all-time high
Mon, Aug 17, 2020

This is the highest demand the scheme has seen since its inception in 2006-07, an analysis of data available on the MGNREGA portal shows.

PM Modi: Country ready for mass production of Covid vaccine
Sun, Aug 16, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges shift from Make in India to Make for the World, stresses on self-reliance.

From LoC to LAC, India will give fitting reply: Modi’s message to Pak, China
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

Talking about the country's extended neighborhood, the Prime Minister said, “Neighbors are not only the countries with whom we share our geographical boundaries but those countries with whom we share cordial relations are also our neighbors.”

Grain silos on rail land: Ministries set deadline to expedite process
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

The decision was taken at a meeting between Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday — the first meeting at this level on the issue.

This Kharif season, PMFBY sees sharp fall in farmers covered, sums insured
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

"Opposition-ruled Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh record highest coverage, even as many states, including Gujarat and MP, pull out of Modi government's flagship insurance scheme.

Chirag Paswan: ‘Whoever forms govt in Bihar, common minimum plan must’
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Nobody is shying away from elections. Let me say this very clearly that Lok Janshakti Party is 100 per cent prepared on all 243 seats.

US, Pak, China watching, so didn’t upload defence reports: outgoing CAG
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

“The idea is to make (these reports) not too easily accessible. There is no need.” Rajiv Mehrishi, outgoing CAG said this was “not a government decision”, but “my decision”.

Swacchagraha helped Covid fight: PM Modi kicks off sanitation drive
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

Recalling the Quit India Movement, Modi said, “The evils that make the country weak (should) quit India... With this thinking, a comprehensive ‘Quit India’ campaign has been going on in the country for the last six years.”

CAG suggests law to do all govt business electronically: ‘Will check hera-pheri’
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

The proposed legislation will be binding for both the Centre and states.

Ex-Union minister Manoj Sinha is surprise pick for new J&K L-G
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Murmu had taken oath as the first L-G Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019. His resignation comes exactly a year after the Centre abrogated the special status of erstwhile state, and decided to bifurcate it into two Union Territories.

Manoj Sinha, the new L-G of J&K: A hard taskmaster with a congenial style
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Manoj Sinha, an engineer with a reputation for quick decision-making and delivering on time, is a three-time Lok Sabha MP and former Union Minister.

NREGS surge: ministry spends 72% of budget in first quarter
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Of the Rs 1,22,398.43 crore allocated to the ministry for 2020-21, it spent Rs 87,611.41 crore in April-June.

One Nation, One Ration Card: Four more states, Union Territories join
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

Earlier, 20 states and UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh had joined the programme.