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Public Enterprises Survey 2017-18

The Public Enterprises Survey 2017-18 was tabled in the Parliament. The Survey mapped the performance of the various central public sector units. The survey was undertaken by the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. Findings of the Survey The major highlights of the performance of CPSEs are: Indian Oil Corporation, Read More…

India’s Fiscal Deficit Hits Around 115% of FY19 Target

India’s fiscal deficit in the first eight months of FY2018-19 rose to Rs 7.17 lakh crore, hitting around 115% of the budgeted target for the current financial year, breaching the target of Rs 6.24 lakh crore set by the government for the financial year 2018-19. ContentsFiscal DeficitRevenue of the GovernmentExpenditure of the Government Fiscal Deficit Read More…

Dwijing Festival begins at Chirang district of Assam

An annual river festival, Dwijing Festival has begun on 27th December on the bank of River Aie at Chirang district. It is the third edition of the festival. The festival was inaugurated by the Public Health Engineering Minister of Assam, Rihon Daimary. About 15 lakh tourists are expected to participate in the festival. ContentsDwijing FestivalRiver Read More…

National Children’s Science Congress Inaugurated at Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the National Children’s Science Congress to be held between 27-31 December at SOA (Deemed to be university) in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa. This is the 26th edition of the National Science Congress. The focal theme of the 26th National Children’s Science Congress is “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green Read More…

Government bans Khalistan Liberation Force

The government has banned Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for its involvement in several killings, bombings and other terror activities during its violent campaign for the secession of Punjab. KLF will be the 40th organisation to be proscribed under the UAPA law. The ban comes in the backdrop of various Read More…

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of 11 projects for Yamuna rejuvenation

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone for eleven projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme in New Delhi. The projects mostly for the sewerage infrastructure at various stages of implementation are taken up under the Namami Gange programme with an Read More…

Niti Aayog releases second Delta Ranking of Aspirational districts

The government think tank, Niti Ayog has released the second Delta Ranking of the Aspirational Districts Programme. The second delta ranking measures the incremental progress made by 111 Aspirational Districts between June 1, 2018, and October 31, 2018, across six developmental areas of health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development, Read More…

Lok Sabha Passes Triple Talaq Bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, famously referred to as Triple Talaq Bill. The bill would replace the ordinance passed in the month of September. The opposition members from Congress and AIADMK staged the walkout demanding that the government must refer the bill to the joint select Read More…