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Govt approves accession to protocol under WHO framework Convention

AMN / NEW DELHI The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization, WHO, Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. It will be applicable to both smoking and chewing or smokeless tobacco (SLT) forms as negotiated and adopted under Article 15 of … Continue reading Govt approves accession to protocol under WHO framework Convention

Govt launches Pilot Scheme for procurement of power of 2500 MW

AMN Government has launched a Pilot Scheme for procurement of aggregate power of 2500 MW on competitive basis for three years under medium term from commissioned power plants without power purchase agreements. The bids under the scheme will be invited in the first week of May. The main purpose of the scheme is to revive … Continue reading Govt launches Pilot Scheme for procurement of power of 2500 MW

PM focuses his Mann Ki Baat on Water Conservation

43rd edition of Mann Ki Baat at All India Radio ANDALIB AKHTER / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today focused his Man Ki Baat on ‘water conservation’ saying it must be a social and collective responsibility of countrymen. In the 43rd edition of Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio today, Mr Modi … Continue reading PM focuses his Mann Ki Baat on Water Conservation

All villages now have the access to electricity: Govt

  AMN The government has said, all villages now have the access to electricity. Leisang village in Senapati district of Manipur was the last village that was brought on the national power grid yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, 28th April 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of … Continue reading All villages now have the access to electricity: Govt

Text of PM’s Mann Ki Baat-43

My dear countrymen, Namaskar! Just a while ago, from the 4th of April to the 15th of April, the 21st Commonwealth Games were held in Australia. 71 countries, including India, participated therein. With an event of such scale & magnitude, which saw the participation of thousands of sportspersons from myriad corners of the world, can … Continue reading Text of PM’s Mann Ki Baat-43

States, Centre have to work jointly to provide skill training to youth: Pradhan

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI UNION minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that states and the Centre have to work jointly to provide skill training to a large number of people especially youth. Speaking at National Conference of State Ministers on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship here, Mr Pradhan said, government, … Continue reading States, Centre have to work jointly to provide skill training to youth: Pradhan

V-P Naidu for posting of fresh MBBS in rural areas

BISHESWAR MISHRA /NEW DELHI EXPRESSING concern over health scenario in rural India, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today pitched for making mandatory posting of fresh MBBS graduates in countryside before granting them their first promotion. Inaugurating the 15th World Rural Health Conference here, Mr Naidu said, a possible solution to address the shortage of doctors … Continue reading V-P Naidu for posting of fresh MBBS in rural areas

Road safety, a matter of national concern: Gadkari

India has world’s largest number of deaths due to road accidents ANDALIB AKHTER/ NEW DELHI UNION minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today said that road safety was a matter of national concern and only active cooperation of all stakeholders could  reduce the number of road accidents in the country. Inaugurating a Workshop … Continue reading Road safety, a matter of national concern: Gadkari

Govt plan to completely eliminate Unmanned Level Crossings

  ANDALIB AKHTER  / NEW DELHI Following tragic incident at rail track in UP in which 13 children were killed, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal today reviewed the plan to completely eliminate Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLC) from Indian Railways. He said, railways has taken many steps towards reducing accidents at UMLCs with 79 per cent reduction … Continue reading Govt plan to completely eliminate Unmanned Level Crossings

Foreigners can now travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur without a permit

AMN The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for five years. Foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, will now be allowed to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country which, so far, were out of bounds for … Continue reading Foreigners can now travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur without a permit

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