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Retail price of LED bulbs under govt’s UJALA scheme drops to Rs 65 from Rs 550

PC: The Indian Express

New Delhi: Retail price of 9 watt LED bulbs under the government’s UJALA programme has dropped to as low as Rs 65 per unit to encourage consumers to opt for these energy efficient lights. “The aggregation of demand and bulk procurement has resulted in reduction of 88 per cent in procurement prices of LED bulbs from Rs 310 per piece ...

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Budget 2017: Govt Plans Housing Scheme At 6-7% Home Loan Rates


New Delhi: In a bid to boost housing sector, the central government is mulling a new housing scheme that may use money from the demonetisation drive, reports ET NOW exclusively. According to sources, the government is already in discussion with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the scheme. The new housing scheme might be announced in the Union Budget 2017, ...

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Delhi Solar Policy


With the need of renewable sources of energy, Delhi had shown its potential that they have solar electricity producing capability. The high cost and low potential for wind or hydro power, Delhi must focus on rooftop solar as its primary source of renewable energy. Delhi had already installed 7 MW of rooftop solar capacity. To achieve its solar power generation ...

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Get Loan upto Rs.50 lakh for mobile cooling van

PC: www.ingersollrand.co.in

National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) has launched this scheme for mobility of cooling van. The scheme is to provide financial assistance to standalone reefer vehicles and mobile pre-cooling vans (reefer unit and refer cabinet permanently mounted on the vehicle) for carrying & transporting both Horticultural & Non-Horticultural products. Objective: Financial Assistance for Cooling Vans. Eligibility: Individual Entrepreneurs, Partnership firms, ...

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Banks to accept payments under Income Disclosure Scheme till 2017 without seeking source

PC: Zee News

New Delhi: Banks will be accepting the first installments of tax payments under the  Income Disclosure Scheme 2016 with creating any hassle for the declarant or seek any source of funds. IDS 2016 was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2016, as a one-time opportunity (open from June to September) for domestic black money holders to make ...

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UP government rolls out subsidised salt scheme

PC: The Indian Express

Lucknow: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday launched “Samajwadi Namak”, fortified with iron and iodine, for the poor from his official residence in Lucknow. The salt will be available at subsidised rates for about 46.2 lakh beneficiaries in 10 districts. The scheme would benefit Antyodaya, BPL as well as 60 per cent of APL card holders in 10 districts, including ...

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SEBI’s start-up boost: Allows 200 investors in a scheme

PC: The Hindu

MUMBAI: Securities markets regulator SEBI has eased the regulations governing investment in angel funds, thus enabling more fund infusion in start-ups. Considering the recommendations of the NR Narayana Murthy Committee at its board meeting held on Wednesday, SEBI decided to increase the upper limit of number of angel investors in a scheme (fund) to 200 from 49, besides allowing these funds ...

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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

PC: askIITians Blog

The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. Objective  To identify students with talent and aptitude for research.  Help them realize their academic potential.  Encourage them to take up research careers in ...

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Andhra Pradesh to launch family health insurance scheme

PC:  thestatesman.com

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government plans to introduce a family health insurance scheme in the state from January 1. A family can avail of the scheme by paying Rs 100 premium per head. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that Andhra Pradesh will be the first state to implement such a scheme. He added that the World Health Organisation, Bill Gates ...

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