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Kiran Maheshwari passed away

Udaipur. Former Rajasthan minister and presently Rajsamand MLA Kiran Maheshwari died on Sunday. She was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon for the last several days. Today the body will be brought to Udaipur. Read More »

US$28.1 billion FDI inflows into the country during the July-September quarter

Total Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflows into India during the second quarter of financial year 2020-21 (July, 2020 to September, 2020) have been US$ 28,102 million, out of which FDI equity inflows were US$ 23,441 million or Rs. 174,793 crore.This takes the FDI equity inflows during the financial year 2020-21upto September 2020 to US$30,004 million which is 15% more than ... Read More »

Punjab chooses Option-1 to meet the GST implementation shortfall

Governments of Punjab has communicated acceptance of Option-1 to meet the revenue shortfall arising out of GST implementation. The number of States who have chosen this option has gone up to 26. All the 3 Union Territories with Legislative Assembly (i.e. Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Puducherry) have also decided in favour of Option-1. The States & Union Territories who ... Read More »

EPFO extends time limit for Pensioners upto 28th February 2021 for submission of Jeevan Pramaan Patra; 35 Lakh pensioners with EPFO to benefit

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of elderly population to Corona Virus, EPFO has extended the time limit up to 28th February 2021 for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra-JPP) in respect of the Pensioners drawing pension under EPS 1995 and whose Life certificate is due in any month till February 28, 2021. Presently a ... Read More »

GITA is a catalyst for nurturing innovation & industrial R&D by fostering bilateral academic-industry & government collaborations: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science & Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India,has underlined how Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) served as a catalyst for nurturing innovation and industrial R&D by fostering bilateral academic industry and government collaborations, through a video message at celebration of the 9th Foundation Day of GITA. “DST through GITA has ... Read More »

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Launches new Innova Crysta

Udaipur. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of the new Innova Crysta presenting a bold design and practicality of an MPV elevating its unique personality. The new Innova Crysta is loaded with a host of unmatched features and a savvy new connected infotainment system. The new Innova Crysta gets a cooler & tougher exterior with features such as ... Read More »

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman holds 5th review meeting on CAPEX of CPSEs to boost expenditure in economy

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman here today held Video Conference with Secretaries of the Ministries of Power, Mines and Department of Atomic Energy and the CMDs of 10 CPSEs belonging to these Ministries, to review the capital expenditure (CAPEX) in this financial year. This was 5th in the ongoing series of meetings that the Finance Minister is ... Read More »

Monthly Review of Accounts of Union Government of India upto the month of October, 2020 for the Financial Year 2020-21

The Monthly Account of the Union Government of India upto the month of October, 2020 has been consolidated and reports published. The highlights are given below:- The Government of India has received ₹7,08,300 crore (31.54% of corresponding BE 2020-21 of Total Receipts) upto October, 2020 comprising ₹ 5,75,697 crore Tax Revenue (Net to Centre), ₹1,16,206 crore of Non Tax Revenue ... Read More »

Basmati Export Development Foundationdecides to organize Workshop with stakeholders for increasing the share of Organic Basmati Rice

Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF) is a registered society founded by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.  BEDF has set up state of the art laboratory with facilities for DNA finger printing for variety identification of Basmati Rice and testing of pesticide residues, aflatoxins and heavy metals. The laboratory and ... Read More »

Very encouraging response from pharmaceutical as well as the medical device industry to PLI Schemes Bulk Drugs and Medical Devices so far

Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for Bulk Drugs and PLI Scheme for Medical Devices have shown a very encouraging response from the pharmaceutical as well as the medical device industry. The PLI Scheme for Bulk Drugs has received 247 registrations across all four categories of products out of which a maximum of 136 applicants will be selected under the Scheme. Similarly, ... Read More »

Tariff Notification No. 109/2020-Customs (N.T.) in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes& Customs, being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient to do so, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. ... Read More »

India’s renewable energy growth unparallel in the world with continuous support from States : says Shri R.K.Singh at CM’s Plenary session of 3rd Global Re-Invest

“India has done exemplary work in the space of renewable energy and running the largest energy access expansion plan. We have connected every household, connected whole country into one integrated grid and we are the only G20 nation which has been able to keep the temperatures within 2 degree by its actions” said R.K.Singh, Minister, of Power, New and Renewable ... Read More »

Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines issued to regulate shared mobility and reducing traffic congestion and pollution

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines 2020 as per the requirements and provisions of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 and further as per  the amended Section 93 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The objectives of issuing these guidelines include: • Regulating shared mobility and reducing traffic congestion and pollution, the Motor ... Read More »

Thaawarchand Gehlot E-Inaugurates ADIP Camp to Provide Aids & Assistive Devices to 3551 Divyangjan and 596 Senior Citizens at Nagaon, Assam

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment toady e-inaugurated through video conference an inaugural Camp for free distribution of Aids & Assistive devices at Block level among the identified 3551 Divyangjans under ADIP Scheme and to 596 Senior citizens under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana of Government of India at Nagaon city of Assam. The Camp was organized at Elfinstone ... Read More »

Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) for October, 2020

The Office of Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is releasing Index of Eight Core Industries for the Month of October, 2020. 2. The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stood at 124.2 in October,2020, which declined by 2.5 (provisional) per cent as compared to the Index of October, 2019.Its cumulative growth during April to October, ... Read More »

IIT Madras Wins the Fifth Edition of Samsung E.D.G.E. Campus Program, FMS Delhi is Runner-up

Mr. Ken Kang, President & CEO, Samsung SWA   Samsung, India’s largest and most trusted consumer electronics brand, concluded the fifth edition of its pan-India campus program Samsung E.D.G.E., with over 5,200 of the brightest students from 20 top institutions across India participating.   Team The Secret Society from IIT Madras, comprising Guhan Narayanan, Mukund Khandelwal and Rishbha Jain emerged ... Read More »

Your Guide to Celebrating the Holidays with Samsung QLED 8K

  It’s that time of year again! The holidays are fast approaching, and the holiday spirit is in full swing. Although we can all agree that 2020 has been a year unlike any other, the true meaning behind the season – the sense of togetherness, fun and cheer – remains as important as it’s ever been.   Like the holidays, ... Read More »

Shripad Naik chairs e-event on two decades of the National Medicinal Plants Board

Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (IC), for AYUSH chaired an e-event organized by the National Medicinal Plant Board on 24th November, 2020 to celebrate its Establishment Day. On this occasion, a “Status Report of NMPB 2020” and “Ayur-veg” e-book were also released. The AYUSH Minister, Secretary (AYUSH) Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and other members of the Board complemented NMPB for its ... Read More »

PM chairs 33rd PRAGATI interaction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the PRAGATI meeting today. It marked Prime Minister’s thirty-third interaction through PRAGATI – the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Central and State governments. In today’s PRAGATI meeting, multiple projects, grievances and programmes were reviewed. The projects taken up were of the Ministry of Railways, MORTH, DPIIT and Power Ministry. ... Read More »

Sany India celebrates 15000 machines milestone in India

Udaipur : Sany India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment & heavy machinery has rolled out its 15000th machine from the company’s India facility this month. Delivering on the increased trust of customers in the indigenous construction sector, Sany India has further strengthened its position both in terms of product offering and market reach. It has successfully expanded to a growing ... Read More »

7.5 Cr penalty slapped on Hind Zinc for over prod, illegal mining

Udaipur : The Department of Mines and Geology has slapped a fine of approximately 7.5 crore rupees on two of the units of Hindustan Zinc Limited situated at Dariba and Sindesar Khurd. The penalty was imposed by the Assistant Engineer (2) Rajsamand for alleged illegal mining activities as well as over production in the mentioned units under Railmagra tehsil of ... Read More »

Samsung Brings World’s Highest Performing 240Hz Curved Gaming Monitors ‘Odyssey’ to India

  Samsung, India’s largest and most trusted consumer electronics brand has launched its new line-up of groundbreaking curved Odyssey G9 and G7 gaming monitors in India. Unveiled at CES 2020, these monitors will reinvent the gaming experience by bringing together comfortable curvature, immersive interaction and perfect picture quality.   The new range of gaming monitors comprises of two models; the ... Read More »

DGGI Rohtak arrests one more in Hisar for issuing fake invoices of input tax credit

In pursuance of ongoing investigation of fraudulent passing of Input Tax Credit (ITC)wherein one person namely Sh. Satender Kumar Singla of Hisar was arrested on 12.11.2020,the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), Regional Unit, Rohtak falling under Gurugram Zonal Unit has arrested one more person namely, Sh. Vikas Jain, of Jind on 23.11.2020. Sh. Vikas Jain was the proprietor of ... Read More »

7th Meeting of the Joint Trade Committee between India and Myanmar

  The 7th Joint Trade Committee Meeting between India and Myanmar was held through virtual mode on 24th November 2020. The Meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Than Myint, Union Minister for Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar and Piyush Goyal, Commerce and Industry Minister of India. During the consultations, both sides reviewed various bilateral issues ranging from trade, investment, banking, connectivity, capacity building and upgradation of border ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge ex-beautyqueen Imelda apologize & replace album cover mimicking goddess Kali

Upset Hindus are urging Filipino-German musician and former beauty queen Imelda Bautista Schweighart to apologize and replace cover of her album “Fuccboi” emulating Hindu goddess Kali, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that goddess Kali was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and ... Read More »

Samsung Strengthens Its Smart TV Voice Capabilities

  Samsung Electronics announced today that Google Assistant will join the suite of voice assistants currently available on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs, providing viewers with enhanced control and discovery abilities. Available alongside Amazon Alexa and Bixby, Google Assistant is now fully integrated into Samsung Smart TVs and requires no additional downloads, hardware, or installation, and is interchangeable, based on the ... Read More »

Travel Virtually through Samsung’s The Frame TV, Featuring a New 20-Piece Collection from Magnum Photos

  Samsung Electronics in collaboration with photography agency Magnum Photos, announced the release of 20 new photographs on The Frame, available exclusively through Samsung Art Store.   The campaign, which will run globally from November 14 to December 14, 2020, will allow users to embark on a virtual journey on The Frame with enchanting photographs of global travel destinations provided ... Read More »

Cabinet Secretary chairs National Crisis Management Committee Meeting

Union Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba today chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review the status of impending Cyclone through video conferencing with the Chief Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The Chief Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry briefed the NCMC about their preparedness and mentioned that the authorities are fully ... Read More »

Depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours

According to the Cyclone Warning Division  of the India Meteorology Department, Delh:  (at 1600Hrs IST; 04.00 PM)     The Depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past 06 hours and  lay centred at  about 520 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 560 km southeast of Chennai. It is very likely to intensify into ... Read More »

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman says momentum of reforms continues during the pandemic and will continue; Economy is facing a reset exercise

In the present pandemic times when the headwinds to growth have exacerbated, the reforms momentum has continued, and will continue in the future as well, said Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman while addressing the National MNCs Conference 2020 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here today. Several measures are being taken up to ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Nova Scotia brewery rename its beer named after sacred nectar & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Tatamagouche (Nova Scotia, Canada) based Tatamagouche Brewing Company to change the name of its beer currently named as Amrita (which they regard as sacred nectar of immortality), calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that amrita emerged from Churning of the Ocean (samudra-manthana), which was highly ... Read More »

APEDA has organised Virtual Buyer Seller Meets with potential importing Countries for product promotion of Indian agri products

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry facilitates export of its scheduled products through several export promotional activities, such as organizing International Buyer Seller Meets, participation of exporters in leading trade events in the potential importing countries, and product promotion programmes in specific markets. These initiatives have popularized the Indian ... Read More »

Ministry of Tourism organisesa webinar on “India’s Hidden Gems”under Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series

The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series titled “India’s Hidden Gems” on 21stNovember 2020 focused on hidden gems of India. India is truly like a kaleidoscope, where every twist and turn will present you with a different pattern of landscape, colour, cuisine and culture.This also inspires the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. The best way to experience this is by ... Read More »

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ conferred with Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was conferred with the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award today at a virtual ceremony.  Dr. Amish Tripathi, renowned writer, Director of the Nehru Center, London was the special guest on the occasion. Chairman Vatayan, Mira Kaushik; Vice Chairman Central Hindi Board, Agra Kavi Anil Sharma Joshi and Executive Director, Vani Prakashan, Aditi Maheshwari were also present on the occasion. Expressing gratitude to ... Read More »

Campaigning ends for 1st phase of polls for Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad

Jaipur : Campaigning for the first phase of elections for Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad members in 21 districts of Rajasthan ended on Saturday and the polling will be held on Monday. According to state election commissioner P S Mehra, 72.38 lakh voters, of which 37.47 lakh male and 34.90 female, will be able to exercise their franchise to elect 1310 ... Read More »

Hindus call for public holiday on Diwali in US Virgin Islands

Hindus are seeking public holiday in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals; starting 2022. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair with USVI Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public holidays ... Read More »

Gurugram DGGI arrests 2 for input tax credit fraud of Rs 25 crore

The Gurugram Zonal Unit of Directorate General of GST Intelligence has arrested two persons namely Mr. Naresh Mittal and Mr. ChhediLal Mittal, both cousins and having their firms at Naya Bazar, Delhi – 06. Both are residents of Bahadurgarh, Haryana. An investigation was already undergoing in respect of fake invoices received without goods by one firm (name withheld, hereinafter Firm ... Read More »

Petroleum Minister inaugurates Rs 220 Crore Seismic Survey Campaign in Mahanadi Basin in Odisha, says commercial production of oil and gas from Mahanadi basin will be a game changer in the socio-economic development of Odisha

Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, inaugurated the seismic survey campaign of Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest National Exploration & Production Company, at Kakatpur  in Puri District, Odisha in the Mahanadi Basin (Onland). Speaking on the occasion, Minister Pradhan said, “It is a matter of great personal pride for me. OALP is not ... Read More »

Contributing Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat,RCF Records Highest Ever Daily Sale Of Its Industrial Products of Rs. 5.44 Crores on 18th November 2020

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF), despite the current COVID19 situation has been successful in keeping its operations running and has crossed numerous milestonesin sales of its Fertilizers and Industrial Productsin the current Financial year 2020-21. Giving a boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, RCF has recorded its highest ever daily sale of Industrial Products of Rs. 5.44 Crores on 18th November ... Read More »

Mission Sagar – Ii Handing Over Food Aid To South Sudan By Ins Airavat

In continuation of the ongoing humanitarian mission ‘Sagar-II’, Indian Naval Ship Airavatarrived at Port of Mombasa, Kenya on 20 November 2020. The Government of India is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries to overcome natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic, and towards the same INS Airavat is carrying food aid for the people of South Sudan. The Mission Sagar-II is aligned with Prime ... Read More »

Webinar with South Africa on Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership and Expo held

A webinar between India and South Africa was held today. The Theme of webinar was “Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership: Webinar and Expo”.  It was organized under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence through SIDM. This webinar is the part of the series of webinars which are being organized with friendly foreign countries ... Read More »

Repayment of ‘Government of India Floating Rate Bonds (FRB)2020’

The outstanding balance of ‘GOI Floating Rate Bonds (FRB) 2020’is repayable at par on December 21, 2020. No interest will accrue there on from December 21, 2020.In the event of a holiday being declared on December 21, 2020 by any State Government under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, the Loan/s will be repaid by the paying offices in that State on the previous working day. As ... Read More »

PM Thanks Security Forces for Thwarting Terrorism Plot in Jammu and Kashmir

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has thanked the security forces for defeating terrorist plot of Jaish-e-Mohammad, targeted at grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister tweeted that “Neutralising of 4 terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicates that their efforts to wreak major ... Read More »