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Police Commemoration Day 2016 observed today

Police Commemoration Day 2016 observed today

The Police Commemoration Day 2016 was observed at the Police Memorial Ground, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi today. The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh laid wreath and paid homage on the occasion. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending our borders with China in 1959. Indian Police personnel were responsible for manning the 2,500 mile long border of India ...

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India awards contract for construction of multi-modal waterways terminal at Sahibganj

India awards contract for construction of waterways terminal at Sahibganj

The multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj in Jharkhand is soon to become a reality. The Inland Waterways Authority of India has recently awarded the contract for construction of the terminal to Larsen & Toubro (L&T). With the targeted completion of Phase-1 in 2019, the state of the art terminal will have a cargo handling capacity of 2.28 MMTPA. Given Jharkhand’s coal reserves ...

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Consumer Mela with Grievance registration for Consumer protection starts tomorrow

Consumer Mela for Consumer protection starts tomorrow

With an objective of bringing Consumers, Companies, Regulators and Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) on one platform for Consumer Awareness and possible grievance redressals, the Department of Consumer Affairs is organizing Consumer Mela on 20th October, 2016 at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi with on the spot registration of grievances for consumer protection. The partners in the Mela would be ...

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International Conference on ‘Voter Education for Inclusive, Informed and Ethical Participation’

International Conference on Voter Education

The first ever Global Conference on Voter Education titled “Voter Education for Inclusive, Informed and Ethical Participation” is being organized by the Election Commission of India in association with UNDP from 19th to 21st October, 2016 at New Delhi. The main purpose of the conference is to learn from the experiences of Election Managing Bodies (EMBs), government and non-government by ...

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Prime Minister dedicates three Hydroelectric Projects to the Nation in Mandi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated three flagship 800 MW Hydroelectric Power Station of NTPC-Koldam, 520 MW Parvati Project of NHPC and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Station of SJVNL projects to the Nation in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh today. Appreciating the contribution of Public sector companies in country’s growth, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi said that these hydro projects will bring ...

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Mandatory Standards for products and services in Health & Food sector on anvil

Mandatory Standards for products and services in Health & Food sector on anvil

The Government has taken number of initiatives for the protection of the interests of consumers. Very soon, services and products in the area of health & food etc. shall have to follow mandatory quality standards. Precious metal like Gold and silvers shall have to wear hallmarking for the larger interests of consumers. New Bureau of Indian Standards Act has been ...

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A new Indian Institute of Management to be established at Jammu

Indian Institute of Management to be established at Jammu

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment and operationalisation of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Jammu in a transit/temporary campus at Old Government College of Engineering & Technology from the Academic Year 2016-17. The project will involve a cost of Rs. 61.90 crore in temporary campus for the initial four years from 2016 to 2020. The student strength intake ...

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Ministries/Departments awarded Certificates of Appreciation for their performance in CPGRAMS

Ministries/Departments awarded Certificates of Appreciation for their performance in CPGRAMS

The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Public Grievances, Dr Jitendra Singh awarded the Certificates of Appreciation to the Ministries/Departments based on their performance in the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), today. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the number of grievances received have increased in the last two years. It ...

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Distributed Energy Production is the new focus of Power Sector – Piyush Goyal

Distributed Energy Production

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines said that it is very unfortunate that India continue to import coal from other countries in spite of the fact that we are a coal surplus nation today. While addressing a media event, Goyal said, “This is because our power plants have been designed ...

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Nitin Gadkari launches the new Indian Bridge Management System

Indian Bridge Management System

A major step was taken towards ensuring safety of bridges in the country, when the Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari formally launched the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) in New Delhi today. IBMS is being developed to create an inventory of all bridges in the country and rate their structural condition so that timely ...

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