KVIC receives Rs 45 crore Government purchase orders

To create ample opportunities for Khadi artisans and help them fight the financial distress that they are facing in the prolonged lockdown phase as a fall out of COVID-19, the government has released Rs 45 crore worth purchase orders to the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The orders have been issued from Indian Railways, […]

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Expert Committee on Investment Funds constituted in India

In order to develop and regulate financial products, services and financial institutions in International Financial Service Centres (IFSCs), International Financial Service Centres Authority (IFSCA) has been established in the country. IFSCA has constituted an expert committee in its endeavour to develop a consistent regulator and a comprehensive framework encompassing global best practices. The Committee  will […]

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National mission on use of biomass in coal-based thermal power plants on the anvil

To solve the problem of air pollution caused by stubble burning in the fields and to reduce the carbon footprint of thermal power generation, the Ministry of Power has decided to establish a national mission on use of biomass in coal-based thermal power plants. This will further pave the way for moving towards cleaner energy […]

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High powered meeting held to lessen the probable impact of cyclone ‘Yaas’

A high-level meeting in New Delhi participated by top Union ministries took stock of the probable impact of cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ and the preparedness to handle the expacted devastation due to it. The ministers involved in this meeting included  Piyush Goyal, minister of railway, commerce, public distribution and food; Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of petroleum, natural […]

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Singing his way to the hearts of audience

By Hari Ram Internet revolution has provided a much-needed platform for artists, film-makers, audiences, sponsors, and all those associated with the music industry. Thanks to the extended periods of lockdown necessitated by the ceaseless fury of COVID-19, people are consuming more content online, be it over social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or […]

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Railways turns saviour by delivering tonnes of oxygen across the country

To aid the country’s fight against COVID-19, 224 Oxygen Expresses run by Indian Railways have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states. On an average, Oxygen Expresses have been delivering more than 800 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to the nation each day. The Ministry said, Railways is continuing its […]

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Yoga at home

Ayush Ministry lines up webinars on Yoga to aid fight against COVID-19

In the run up to the International Day of Yoga, 2021, the Ministry of Ayush is organising various activities  to help people cope with the challenge posed by COVID-19. Among others, it is collaborating five renowned organisations – Art of Living, Yoga Institute, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, ArhamDhyanYog, and Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute – to organise a […]

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Indian railway freight loading

Railways’ wheels keep rolling despite COVID-19

Despite the challenges posed by the devastating second wave of Coronavirus, Indian Railways has maintained the momentum of highest ever loading in consecutive 09 respective months from September, 2020 to May, 2021. On mission mode, Indian Railways’ freight loading for the month of May 2021 crossed 2019 & 2020 year’s loading and earnings for the […]

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CII urges industry to limit physical presence of their employees at workplaces

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has fully opposed physical presence of the employees of the organisations dealing in non-essential economic activities, at their workplaces at least for the next two weeks. Uday Kotak, President, CII said it was necessary to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission. In his opinion, the Indian industries should review […]

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