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73 detected to have new UK Covid mutant strain: Health Ministry

73 detected to have new UK Covid mutant strain: Health Ministry

🕔18:20, 6.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 6  The Central government on Wednesday said that a total of 73 persons have been detected with the new “more transmissible” UK coronavirus mutant strain, and they are being kept in physical isolation in health facilities. Out

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Centre to set up drug parks to make chemicals: Minister

Centre to set up drug parks to make chemicals: Minister

🕔13:02, 2.Jan 2021

Bengaluru, Jan 2  The Central government would set up 3 bulk drugs parks to make chemicals compounds or active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for medicines and reduce their imports from China, said Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D.V. Sadananda Gowda

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Rs 3K cr project to boost water transportation in Brahmaputra, Barak rivers

Rs 3K cr project to boost water transportation in Brahmaputra, Barak rivers

🕔07:23, 4.Dec 2020

Guwahati, Dec 4  The Central government is likely to undertake a Rs 3,000 crore project to further improve Assam’s water transportation in the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers to boost trade in the entire northeastern region and the neighbouring states, officials

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Draft rules under new Code on Social Security notified by Centre

Draft rules under new Code on Social Security notified by Centre

🕔18:04, 15.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 15  The Central government has notified the draft rules under the Code on Social Security, 2020 and invited objections and suggestions, if any, from the stakeholders. While notifying the Code rules on Saturday, the Union Ministry of

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Centre borrows, transfers Rs 6,000 cr to 16 states for GST compensation

Centre borrows, transfers Rs 6,000 cr to 16 states for GST compensation

🕔07:16, 24.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 24  The Central government on Friday said that it borrowed and transferred Rs 6,000 crore as first tranche to 16 states on account of GST compensation under the special borrowing window. The Centre has evolved a special

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Govt to take all steps for speedy justice to women, poor: MoS Home

Govt to take all steps for speedy justice to women, poor: MoS Home

🕔16:45, 13.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 13  Asserting that central government believes in “zero tolerance in criminal and terror cases”, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday assured that it will take all steps to ensure “speedy and decisive

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Centre mulling PM SVANidhi’s expansion by integration with banks

Centre mulling PM SVANidhi’s expansion by integration with banks

🕔15:44, 7.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 7  The central government is planning to expand the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme through its integration with several banks, that may include those from the private sectors too. As part of the

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Govt lists 3 Finance Bills for passage in LS on Friday

Govt lists 3 Finance Bills for passage in LS on Friday

🕔15:15, 18.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 18  The central government has listed three Finance Bills for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the fifth day of the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. Almost an hour after the Lower House will

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Centre to press for passage of two agriculture bills in LS

Centre to press for passage of two agriculture bills in LS

🕔15:39, 17.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 17 The Central government will move the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 as well as the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha

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Rs 50L insurance cover to Covid warriors: Govt

Rs 50L insurance cover to Covid warriors: Govt

🕔19:51, 15.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 15 The Central government has made a provision under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package for the frontline health workers fighting the Covid-19 battle. The scheme provides an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh to the healthcare providers

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Govt to extract Banking Regulation Bill on Day 1 of Monsoon Session

Govt to extract Banking Regulation Bill on Day 1 of Monsoon Session

🕔15:05, 13.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 13  The Central government is all set to withdraw Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for its fresh introduction on Day 1 of the Monsoon Session which will begin from Monday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move a

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Online registration for jewellers, hallmarking centres launched

Online registration for jewellers, hallmarking centres launched

🕔07:10, 22.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 22  The central government on Friday launched an online facility for the registration of jewellers as well as assaying and hallmarking centres and their renewals thereafter. The facility can be accessed through the Bureau of Indian Standards

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Centre plans further stake sale in IRCTC via offer for sale

Centre plans further stake sale in IRCTC via offer for sale

🕔17:32, 21.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 21  The Central government is planning to sell part of its shares in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) through an offer for sale (OFS). In a Request for Proposal, the Department of Investment and

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Centre extends PCGS 2.0 for NBFCs with more flexibility

Centre extends PCGS 2.0 for NBFCs with more flexibility

🕔07:47, 18.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 18  The Central government has extended the Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme 2.0 (PCGS) for non-banking financial companies (NBFC) by three months and has allowed more flexibility to build up the portfolio, an official statement said on Monday.

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Centre releases Rs 890 cr as 2nd instalment to fight Covid

Centre releases Rs 890 cr as 2nd instalment to fight Covid

🕔18:56, 6.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 6  The Central Government on Thursday released Rs 890.32 crore as the second instalment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package to 22 states and union territories. The financial assistance is based on the

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International flights to remain suspended till August 31

International flights to remain suspended till August 31

🕔17:29, 31.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 31  The Central government on Friday extended the suspension on scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till August 31. “The Government has decided to extend the suspension on the Scheduled International Commercial Passenger Services

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CONFED writes to FM over dumping of 3 PSU insurers’ merger

CONFED writes to FM over dumping of 3 PSU insurers’ merger

🕔17:36, 21.Jul 2020

Chennai, July 21  The objective of the central government of profitable growth and improved solvency of three public sector general insurance companies could be achieved by merging them, said the National Confederation of General Insurers’ Officers Associations (CONFED). In a

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Solar manufacturing capacity to be tripled

Solar manufacturing capacity to be tripled

🕔18:50, 4.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 4  The central government has proposed a major push to domestic manufacturing of renewable energy equipment in the country that would completely eliminate the need for imports, particularly from countries such as China. As part of the

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Liquidity to MSME rises as bank sanctions cross Rs 1.10L cr

Liquidity to MSME rises as bank sanctions cross Rs 1.10L cr

🕔12:51, 4.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 4  The Central government is going all out to ensure that liquidity concerns of the MSME sector are addressed on priority under its Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS). As of July 1, 2020 public sector and

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Guidelines for reopening of monuments, museums issued

Guidelines for reopening of monuments, museums issued

🕔07:34, 3.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 3  The Central government on Thursday issued a slew of directions for reopening of monuments and museums, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, from July 6. Only those monuments and museums which are in the non-containment

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