Category: Nation

Forget multiple tests, Cabinet okays new body for recruitment to Central jobs

New Delhi: In a major transformational reform in the recruitment process for Central government jobs, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday Approved the creation of a multi-agency body to encompass the first-level test by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Service Personnel (IBPS). The Union Cabinet, chaired

Puri pushes for more benefits to street vendors

New Delhi: Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Housing and Urban Affairs, interacted with Urban Development Ministers, Chief Secretaries, UD Secretaries/Principal Secretaries, DGPs, Collectors / SPs / SSPs / Municipal Commissioners / Chief Executive Officers of 125 cities in the context of the Prime Minister Street Vendors AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme which has

Naidu stresses on quality education to address societal issues

New Delhi: Inaugurating the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of IIT-Delhi (IIT-D) on Monday through a video conference, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu urged the IITs and other premier higher education institutes to undertake research on societal problems. He asked the higher education institutes to develop symbiotic relationship with industry and, in the same breath, requested the private

PM greets people on Malayalam New Year

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of the nation on the occasion of the Malayalam New Year. “As the month of Chingam commences, my greetings to everyone, especially my Malayali sisters and brothers. I pray that the coming year brings with it success, good health and prosperity for all,” the Prime

PM extends his greetings on Parsi New Year, Navroz

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings on Parsi New Year, Navroz. The Prime Minister said, “Navroz Mubarak! Greetings on Parsi New Year. India cherishes the outstanding contribution of the Parsi community, which has made a mark in a wide range of fields. May the coming year bring peace and prosperity in

Gadkari to be in Manipur for road projects

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for 13 highway projects and inaugurate a road safety project in Manipur on August 17. Chief Minister N Biren Singh will preside over the virtual function, to be attended by MoSRTH Gen (Retd) V K Singh, several MPs,

India exports 23 lakh PPEs in just a month

New Delhi: The Union Government, which has distributed more than 1.28 crore PPEs to States/UTs, has been leading graded, pre-emptive, proactive and collaborative response and management of Covid-19. As part of its continued efforts towards progressively augmenting and strengthening the medical infrastructure across the country, various policy decisions have been taken on a regular basis.

V-P greets people on the eve of I-Day

New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday greeted people on the eve of Independence Day. “I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of our Independence Day. Today, we celebrate the 74th Independence Day of our country. I pay my tributes to those brave

Pre-application meet on private investment in Rlys held

New Delhi: The Project for Private Participation in Passenger Train Operations will bring in a paradigm shift in passenger experience by significantly enhancing the quality of service while reducing transit time and supply demand deficit through introduction of modern technology rolling stock. The project will augment the availability of transportation services for the public.It may

PM launches initiative to honour honest taxpayers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched a platform for “Transparent Taxation – Honouring the Honest” today through video conferencing. Speaking on the occasion he said that the process of Structural Reforms in the country has reached new heights today. The Prime Minister said the platform of “Transparent Taxation – Honouring the Honest, has