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Rail Budget’16: Boost to Unreserved Travel, New superfast Trains Introduced

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the Rail budget speech which quite stood up to his promise of ‘innovative solutions’. The budget that he presented will have many new trains to cater the increasing demand for the railways. The main agenda that came out from his budget speech is to become an engine for creating havoc employment and maintain a good economic growth ...

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Atal Pension Yojana will now be eligible for Tax Benefits

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According to a circular released by the Income Tax Department, the contributions that have been made to the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) will now be eligible for the tax benefit, similar to the National Pension System. The tax benefit will be the additional deduction of Rs. 50,000/- under Section 80CCD(1) that was introduced into 2015’s budget. The pension yojana is ...

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Andhra govt. to develop Knowledge Economy Zone Soon

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Chief Minister Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday has revealed that the state government of Andhra Pradesh is willing to create a Knowledge Economy Zone-the first-of-its-kind initiative in the world. Naidu while addressing the Collectors said that the main objective to create KEZ is to have knowledge driven economic development. The KEZ will be developed along with the Confederation of ...

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Almost 1000 Railway Stations have been developed as Adarsh Stations: Suresh Prabhu

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Near about 1,000 railway stations in the country have been developed as ‘Adarsh’ stations with facilities like toilets, drinking water, catering services and waiting rooms. The Adarsh station scheme of developing railway stations started in 2009-2010. Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu said 1,052 stations were identified out of which 946 stations were developed as Adarsh stations till 2014-2015. He however ...

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Study in Korea: Korean Government providing Scholarship for Master’s & PhD

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Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is now inviting applications from Indian Nationals for the prestigious Korean Government Scholarship for the year 2016. What is the scholarship? The scholarship is for Indian nationals to study at any Korean University or Institution (as designed by NIIED) from September, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded on the following studies- Korean ...

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Indian Railways Launched New Micro-Website : Budget 2016

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Indian Railways on Tuesday has unveiled a new micro-website for Railway Budget 2016-2017 in a bid to update citizens about the budget instantly and help them to watch it live. According to an official statement, this new micro-website will be a one-stop shop for the all the Budget related information. The official statement said that citizens can watch the budget ...

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Govt. asked 20 Selected cities to Launch Smart City Projects by 25th June

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The Union Urban development Minister Mr. M Venkaiah Naidu in a workshop named ‘India Smart City Mission: Next Steps’ on Monday asked the selected 20 cities for the SmartCities Mission to unveil their respective smart city projects by 25th June, 2016. Naidu said that the SmartCity Competition was completely neutral and no favoring or discrimination against any city. The basic ...

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Bihar Joins UDAY Scheme, Sixth State to Sign MoU

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The Government of India, the State of Bihar and the DISCOMs of Bihar (North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited, and South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) on Monday for operational and financial turnaround of the DISCOMs. The signing ceremony was held in the august presence of the Minister ...

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MP Govt to provide free education from Nursery to PhD to Scheduled Caste Students

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Students belonging to Scheduled Castes in Madhya Pradesh will no longer have to pay their tuition fee till PhD. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday has come out with a new scheme that from next year onwards SC students will be given free education up till their PhD in government colleges including engineering and medical institutions. Apart from the fee ...

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