PM Naraendra Modi inaugurates Integrated Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated country’s 10th Smart City Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) at Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Under the ambitious Smart City Mission, ICCC in nine cities are operational in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal and Kakinada. Key Facts The ICCC at Naya Raipur will control and monitor online water Read More…

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Government hikes import duty on non-palm oils by 5-10%

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBITC) under Finance Ministry has raised import duty by 5-10% on non-palm edible oils, both crude and refined ones, in order to protect interest of domestic oilseeds growers and processors. Key Facts Sunflower oil: The import duty on crude variant was increased from 25% to 35%, while Read More…

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Cabinet approves withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013

The Union Cabinet has approved withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 pending in Rajya Sabha. The amendment bill was introduced to amend certain existing provisions of the Nalanda University Act, 2010 and add some new provisions mainly dealing with functioning of Governing Board of Nalanda University. Nalanda University Nalanda University revived version of ancient Read More…

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NLCIL’s three 100 MW solar power projects inaugurated

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL)’s three 100 MW Solar Power Projects for commercial operation were inaugurated recently. These projects situated at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram in Virudhunagar District and Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. Key Facts The three solar plants have installed capacity of 100 MW each. They were erected at cost Read More…

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10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis held in New Delhi

The 10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) was held in New Delhi, India. It was inaugurated by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda. This is second time India hosted meeting of GAELF. Earlier in 2002, India had hosted second meeting of GAELF. Key Facts The 10th meeting Read More…

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