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13,872 villages electrified till 30th June 2017

3,285 inaccessible villages electrified in various States across the country under Decentralized Distributed Generation Scheme NEW DELHI Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today, informed that as per information provided by the States, 13,872 un-electrified census … Continue reading 13,872 villages electrified till 30th June 2017

IRCTC plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations

Our Correspondent Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-2018 as part of its efforts to ensure clean drinking water at low cost in rail premises across the country. In a series of tweets, railway ministry said, a glass of 300 ml water dispensed … Continue reading IRCTC plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations

IRCTC forms new catering policy to improve food quality in trains

  AMN / NEW DELHI Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) has formed a new catering policy by unbundling, the process to seperate food distribution and cooking, of the current catering services on trains. This comes after the Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) released a report criticising the food served in stations and … Continue reading IRCTC forms new catering policy to improve food quality in trains

Food unfit for human consumption being sold at railway stations: CAG

AMN The Comptroller and Auditor General has questioned the quality of food sold at railway stations saying it is unfit for human consumption and the hygiene standards at railway catering units are below par. In its report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the CAG performance audit found unpurified tap water being used to make beverages, … Continue reading Food unfit for human consumption being sold at railway stations: CAG

Major bureaucratic rejig at Centre 35 secys, additional secys appointed

NEW DELHI / Thirty-five IAS officers have been appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle. Most of these officers, who were working as joint or additional secretaries, have been promoted either in the same departments or moved to new ministry. Usha Sharma, a 1985-batch … Continue reading Major bureaucratic rejig at Centre 35 secys, additional secys appointed

Jaitley launches new pension scheme for senior citizens

AMN / NEW DELHI Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday launched a new pension scheme for the senior citizens, Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana, PMVVY in New Delhi. The scheme can be purchased offline as well as online through LIC. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Jaitley said, the scheme ensures annual return of 8.3 … Continue reading Jaitley launches new pension scheme for senior citizens

Smriti Irani gets additional charge of I&B ministry, Tomar gets Urban Development

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has been given additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given additional charge of Urban Development Ministry. Both the posts fell vacant after Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu resigned to contest Vice presidential election as NDA candidate.

Railways reducing dependence on coal: Prabhu

Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu today said, Railways is reducing dependence on coal and moving towards cleaner fuels. Speaking at a conference in New Delhi Mr. Prabhu said, as both traffic and freights are going to increase in the future, railways face twin challenges of mitigating the Green House Gas emissions and meeting the market demands. … Continue reading Railways reducing dependence on coal: Prabhu

Retirement age of doctors in paramilitary forces raised to 65 years

The retirement age of medical officers working in Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles has been enhanced to 65 from 60 years. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today. An official release said, it will help in retention of officers … Continue reading Retirement age of doctors in paramilitary forces raised to 65 years

Govt approves posts of Directors for AIIMS in AP, West Bengal, Maharashtra

AMN Union Government has approved creation of three posts of Directors for the three new AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra. The Cabinet today approved the creation of three posts of Directors in the pre-revised scale of 80,000 rupees (fixed) for the three new AIIMS. The post will be immediately filled up following … Continue reading Govt approves posts of Directors for AIIMS in AP, West Bengal, Maharashtra

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...