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India and Sweden singned MoU on cooperation on MSME


The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The objective of the MoU is to promote cooperation between the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of the two countries. It provides a structured framework and enabling ...

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Coastal Shipping between India and Bangladesh to surge


In a move to reduce the freight charges between India and Bangladesh, the Union Cabinet has approved the agreement on Coastal Shipping to carry out movement of goods between the two countries. Exim trade between the two nations would be benefited and also the utilization of port capacities of Indian ports would be improved. The Indian ports serving as transshipment ports ...

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Union Cabinet approves amendments to the The Land Acquisition Ordinance


News The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015. The changes will facilitate farmers to get better compensation and rehabilitation and resettlement benefits in lieu of land compulsorily acquired by the appropriate Government. Changes  To ...

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Development of Trunk Infrastructure components


News The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the constructions of trunk infrastructure components and landscaping for Phase-1 of the Shendra Bidkin Industrial Area (SBIA) spreading across 8.39 sq km in Maharashtra and Dholera Special Investment Region in Gujrat covering the activation area of 22.5 sq. km   in the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project. The project covers ...

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Research Labs in India to turn into solutions for common man

scientist working at the laboratory

Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences has said it is time now for Indian scientists to translate research in labs into solutions for the common man as a part of ‘Make in India’. He said that research into Ayurgenomics would get full government support as it holds out exciting possibilities in mankind’s search ...

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Bureaucratic rehuffle leads to new appointments in Niti Aayog


News  Bureaucratic reshuffle in Niti Aayog leads to appointment of Alok Kumar and Jitendra Kumar as the advisers. Other appointments Anna Roy has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Department of Financial Services . She is currently working as a director in the same department. An IAS officer Sanjay Prasad has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Department of Science ...

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Pinaka Mark II Missile Test: Success


News: Pinaka Mark-II missile, launched with a multi barrier rocket launcher, was successfully test-fired today from Army’s Chandan firing range near Pokhran, after getting a software upgrade. The target was situated in Keru, distanced at 55km from the source. The area weapon has been developed by the DRDO for destroying/neutralising enemy troop concentration areas, communication centres, air terminal complexes, gun/rocket ...

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UAE Firm Tasweek ,to invest in Smart City Projects

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With a lot of firms, Indian and Foreign, getting ready to invest in the Smart City Project, a few have already made strategical moves. Current Developments: Tasweek Real Estate Development, based in Abu Dhabi, recently partnered with MAMS Holdings Group in India. This move helped them access expertise on the local market to support affordable living to the locals in ...

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurates a facility for printing of domestic currency paper.


Under the “Make in India” initiative new production line for manufacturing  currency paper was inaugurated by Finance minister Mr. Arun jaitley at Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh. The annual capacity of this production line is 6000 tonnes per annum. Another production line will be established in Mysore, Karnataka by the year end which will have a production capacity of 12000 tonnes per annum. ...

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Veena Jain named Doordarshan DG


News The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry on Friday appointed Veena Jain as director general (news) in Doordarshan will be  reporting directly to the ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Jain, an additional secretary rank official, will also hold charge as officer on special duty overseeing the ministry’s new media wing and social media cell. DD DG (news) is one of ...

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