HIL registers impressive growth with highest sales in first half of the current financial year

HIL (India) Ltd, a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has achieved 65% growth in the first two-quarters of FY2020-20 as compared to the same period last financial year. It has registered significant growth due to the massive quantity of DDT and various other agrochemicals shipped to Iran, Latin Amerca, and […]

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DRIP project worth Rs 10, 211 Cr approved to ensure safety and rehabilitation of dams

The Union Cabinet has approved the second and third phases of the nationwide dam rehabilitation and improvement (DRIP) project to ensure safety, rehabilitation, and improvement of dams. The project with a budget outlay of Rs 10,211 crore is aimed at funding physical rehabilitation of dams to ensure water security, support and sustainable development simultaneously with […]

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Direct Port Entry facility at VO Chidambaranar port gets inaugurated

Direct Port Entry (DPE) facility at VO Chidambaranar port, spread over 18,357 sqm, and developed under the Sagarmala project was inaugurated by Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C). The DPE would facilitate the movement of containers directly from factories, without any intermediate handling at CFS. It can handle 18000 TEUs per month […]

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NTPC signs JPY 50 billion loan agreement with Japanese financial institution for GREEN initiative

India’s largest power producer National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC Ltd) has entered into a JPY 50 billion (USD 482 million equivalent to INR 3,582 crore) foreign currency loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC). The loan amount will be utilized by the NTPC towards funding its Capex for FGD (Flue Gas Desulphurization) […]

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Vivad se Vishwas Scheme deadline extended to benefit taxpayers

It’s a welcome opportunity for the taxpayers struggling to settle their tax disputes. The Government has extended the payment date under its ambitious tax settlement Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme from December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021. A notification regarding this has been issued according to which tax payment without any additional amount can be […]

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Vande Bharat mission leaps into its seventh phase

Union Government’s Mission ‘Vande Bharat’ launched on May 7 with the aim to repatriate Indians stranded in foreign countries and to transport the foreigners stranded in India back to their own countries ever since the COVID-19 induced lockdown came into effect, is all set to enter its seventh phase from October 29. Under the the […]

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Defence Minister Rajnath dedicates 19.85 Km road in Sikkim to the nation

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has dedicated to the nation a 19.85 Km long Alternate Alignment (from km 0.00 to km 19.350) of National Highway (NH)310  in Sikkim. The road serves as an important link to bolster defence preparedness in the Nathula sector as well as in entire East Sikkim in general.The previous alignment was extensively […]

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Govt extends due date for all return filings to relieve taxpayers

In view of the unprecedented scenario faced by the taxpayers due to COVID-19 outbreak, the government has extended various time limits for income tax return filing for FY 2019-20.  To initiate this special provision, the government has brought taxation and other laws with (relaxation of certain provisions) ordinance 2020 which inter alia extended various time […]

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PM launches scheme to provide seamless power supply to farmers in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Kisan Suryodaya Yojana, a scheme to provide 16-hour seamless power supply to farmers in Gujarat. He also inaugurated a paediatric heart hospital in Ahmedabad. The hospital is connected with the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research. He also inaugurated a mobile application for tele-cardiology in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. Apart […]

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Jal Shakti Ministry evaluates Jal Jeevan Mission’s progress in J&K

Jal Shakti Ministry has reviewed the progress of Jal Jeevan Mission implementation in Jammu and Kashmir which has over 18 lakh 17 thousand households, however, only eight lakh households are provided tap water connections there. According to the Ministry, Jammu and Kashmir is all set to gain 100 percent coverage by the end of 2022 […]

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