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Introducing Bharat QR Code: One stop for every Payment Systems


Prime Minister Modi envisage aim to make India, “A Digital India” starts taking a beautiful mold with the BHIM App and the Unified payments Interface. The mold will take new forms with the introduction of “Bharat QR Code”. It is the latest initiative to boost digital transactions that will make the use of QR (Quick Response) codes system for payments ...

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Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan for rural digital literacy

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019. PMGDISHA is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world. This approval comes in line with the announcement made by Union Finance Minister in the ...

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Union Commerce Ministry approves Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops

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The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched pilot Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops (RISPC) for protecting the growers from the risks such as pest attacks, yield loss and income decline caused by fall in prices. It was announced by Union Minister of State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. ...

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ISRO sets world record by placing 104 satellites into the orbit in one go

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Srihari Kota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday created history by injecting 104 satellites, the highest number of satellites launched in a single mission anywhere in the world so far. In its 39th flight, the PSLV–C37 rocket lifted-off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 9.28 a.m. After a flight of 29 minutes, ...

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Ministry of Power unveils World’s Largest Street Light Programme

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The Union Ministry of Power unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area. It is implemented under LED based Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Union Ministry of Power. Key Facts Under SLNP, 2 lakh street light will be replaced with LED lights ...

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Railway Ministry unveils Mission 41K to save energy worth Rs 41,000 crore

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Union Railway Ministry has unveiled ‘Mission 41K’ to save Rs. 41,000 crore on the Indian Railways’ expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years. The launch of this programme was announced at a Roundtable Discussion on Energy Initiatives of Indian Railways with external stakeholders headed by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Key Facts This target of ‘Mission 41K will ...

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Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY), a skill development program targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment to make India the Skill Capital of the World. It was launched after inauguration of 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention at India’s IT hub Bengaluru, Karnataka. Key Facts PKVY will provide training and certify Indians who are seeking overseas ...

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Cabinet approves New Scheme for promotion of Rural Housing

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The Union Cabinet has approved a new scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in the country. It will enable people in rural areas to construct new houses or add to their existing pucca houses to improve dwelling units. Under it, Government will provide interest subsidy to every rural household who is not covered under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Grameen)-PMAY(G). ...

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