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Railways dedicates the Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya as Green Corridor sections

Railways dedicates Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya as Green Corridor sections

In a move to accelerate green initiatives to implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurated and dedicated to the nation the Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains). About this Green Corridor programme In order to contribute to mission ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Ministry ...

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Vehicle Manufacturers have to give details for Emission and Noise levels of each vehicle

Vehicle Manufacturers have to give details for Emission and Noise levels of each vehicle

From 1st April 2017, manufacturers of all kinds of Motor Vehicles, E-rickshaws and E-carts will have to give detailed declaration about the emission levels of the vehicle they have manufactured. Through a recent notification, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has amended Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, through which manufacturers provide the Initial Certificate of ...

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Germany to collaborate with India to improve Rail connectivity of Indian ports

Germany to collaborate with India to improve Rail connectivity of Indian ports

India and Germany, after a detailed meeting, announced that they are all set to collaborate on projects for improving rail connectivity of Indian ports. The two countries will work together on projects worth Rs. 1 Lakh crore, being implemented by the Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd (IPRCL). Germany has been invited to cooperate in the development of inland waterways, including manufacturing ...

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Environment ministry orders Incineration of high Global Warming potential gas HFC-23

Environment ministry orders Incineration of HFC-23 gas

India, steering the negotiations on the Montreal Protocol for amendment of phase down of HFCs at Kigali, Rwanda, has again taken the lead on the climate issues. Minister of State Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, has given the go-ahead for releasing the order for incinerating the HFC-23 by producers of HCFC-22 gas. HFC-23 gas, a potent greenhouse gas, ...

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MoU between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management

MoU between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management. The MoU will be signed between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India and the Ministry of Interior, Government of Hungary. It will enhance bilateral cooperation in the ...

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Cabinet approves revision of Ethanol price for supply to Public sector Oil Marketing Companies

Cabinet approves revision of Ethanol price

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme in the following manner: For the next sugar season 2016-17 during ethanol supply period from 1st December, 2016 to 30th November, 2017, the administered ethanol price for ...

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First World Tsunami Awareness Day to be celebrated on Nov 5 at AMCDRR

First World Tsunami Awareness Day to be celebrated on Nov 5 at AMCDRR

The First World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated on November 5, 2016. To commemorate the occasion, an event will be organised with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champions at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016. The Conference is being organised from November 3-5, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi by the Government of India in ...

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ASI protected Historical Monuments & Archaeological Sites declared Polythene free zones

Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites declared Polythene free zones

All Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites have been declared ‘Polythene Free Zones’. Advisory has been issued to all State Governments/UTs to support ASI in keeping Monuments Polythene Free up to 300 meters from the protected boundaries of the Monuments. Ministry of Culture has sanctioned Rs. 350 crores to provide facilities like Protected Boundaries, Toilets ...

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Varanasi to get Heritage Walk around Kabir Chaura; 86 sites to be developed under HRIDAY

86 sites to be developed under HRIDAY

Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs. 114 crore under Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for improving infrastructure facilities around core heritage sites in five cities of Varnasi, Amritsar, Dwaraka, Puri and Warangal. What is HRIDAY? HRIDAY is a Central Scheme for which Central Assistance of Rs. 500 crore has been provisioned till March, 2017. Twelve cities have been ...

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President of India inaugurates the 1st edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit

President inaugurated the 1st edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit on the theme ‘Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress’ organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi today. The President said that the theme of the Summit ‘Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress’ will motivate us to transform the way we think ...

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