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Cabinet approves revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme with a view to achieve its intended ...
 
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Allotment of Berths for Disabled
In order to provide better accessibility to persons with disability, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations, beginning with ‘A-1’, ‘A’ & ...
 
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Waste Disposal Plants
Railways have proposed a pilot project for disposal of municipal solid waste generated at major railway terminals in an environment friendly manner, including conversion of waste to ...
 
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Benefits of Research
Government has taken numerous steps to ensure that the benefits of research by various scientific institutions and universities in the country reach to common man and also for commercialization ...
 
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Benami Transactions Across the Country
The Government of India has taken several steps to address the problem of benami transactions across the country. (i) The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 (the Act) was ...
 
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Fiscal Deficit of the Centre as percentage of GDP has declined consistently since 2013-14 from 4.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent in 2016-17 (provisional actual) and is further budgeted to come down to 3.2 per cent in 2017-18.
The Government is committed to the policy of fiscal rectitude. The fiscal deficit of the Centre as percentage of GDP has declined consistently from 4.5 per cent in 2013-14 to 4.1 per ...
 
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Benefits of GST for the Transport Sector
The transport sector stands to benefit from the recently rolled out GST in several ways. Pre- GST, the complex tax structure and paper work forced the transport industry to spend a ...
 
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The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Shri Arun Jaitley handing over additional ex-gratia to the next of kin of battle casualties from the Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund, which is contributed by concerned citizens, in New Delhi on July 25, 2017.
	The Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre is also seen.
Defence Minister Hands over Additional Ex-Gratia to Next of Kin of Battle Casualties
The Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley handed over additional ex-gratia amount from the Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund (ABCWF) to ten Next of Kin (NoK) of battle casualties here ...
 
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97 complaints relating to online trolling/harassment received by WCD Ministry
As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, a total number of 1203 cases in 2013, 758 cases in 2014 and 816 cases in 2015 were registered under publishing/ transmitting of ...
 
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Providing of Facilities for Tourists at Temples, Monuments and Tourist Spots
Ministry of Tourism has undertaken various measures/initiatives to provide facilitation and make tourist places accessible to the differently abled and to provide safety and security ...
 
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Kashmiri protesters throw stones and bricks towards Indian policemen during a protest over the alleged rape and murder of two Muslim women in Srinagar June 6, 2009. Residents say the two women, aged 17 and 22, were abducted, raped and killed by security forces last Friday in Shopian town, 60 km (37 miles) south of Srinagar. Authorities denied the killing and said the women drowned.  REUTERS/Danish Ismail  (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR CONFLICT POLITICS)
Talks with Kashmiri separatist groups
The Government remains open to dialogue with those who eschew the path of violence and are willing to work within the framework of the Constitution of India. As reported by the State ...
 
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Railway Station as Tourist Destination
24 railway stations of tourist importance have been identified for upgradation of passenger amenities in association with Ministry of Tourism on a cost sharing basis in the ratio of ...
 
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Speed of Trains
Speed of Trains With a view to increasing speed of trains in Indian Railways, ‘Mission Raftaar’ was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17. The mission envisages a target of doubling ...
 
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An aerial view of flood affected area of Gujarat, on July 25, 2017.
PM makes aerial survey of flood affected areas of Gujarat; reviews flood relief at a high level meeting at Ahmedabad Airport.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today made an aerial survey of flood affected areas of Gujarat. The Prime Minister also reviewed the flood relief operations at a high level ...
 
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India to host 8th Edition of Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World’ from February 17 – April 08, 2018
Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism has announced here today that 8th edition of the greatest carnival of Theatre in the World will take ...
 
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