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NITI Aayog and UNDP India launched a handbook to promote sustainable management of plastic waste in the country.

The report, titled ‘NITI Aayog-UNDP Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management’, was released on 11th October, 2021 by NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO Shri Amitabh Kant, Shri. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta, Secretary Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Special Secretary Dr K. RajeswaraRao, and Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India. The report has been jointly ...

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Ministry of Coal Launches the next Tranche of Auction of Coal Mines for Sale of Coal

After successful auction of 28 coal mines in the first two tranches, Ministry of Coal has today launched the auction process of 40 new coal mines (21new mines under CM(SP) Act and 19 new mines under the Tranche 3 of MMDR Act). With coal mines rolling over from previous tranche, there shall be a total of 88 coal mines on offer. ...

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40th India International Trade Fair 2021 to be held from November 14-27 at Pragati Maidan

This year, the annual magnum opus of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the 40th edition of India International Trade Fair(IITF)will manifest its theme “Atmanirbhar Bharat” with a focus on economy, export potential, infrastructure supply chain, demand andvibrant demography. Inspired by a great vision of the  Prime Minister of India, Shri NarendraModi, the event is  organised  as  integral part  of “ AzadiKaAmritMahotsava”- commemoratingthe 75thyear ...

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Cabinet approveslisting of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Ltd.through the Initial Public Offer on the stock Exchange

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for listing of M/s. Export Credit Guarantee CorporationLtd. (ECGC), an unlisted CPSE through the Initial Public Offer (IPO) on the Stock Exchange under the SEBI’s (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018. ECGC Limited is a wholly-owned CPSE of Government of ...

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2.82 crore households have been electrified since the launch of SAUBHAGYA

2.82 crore households have been electrified since the launch of SAUBHAGYA. These figures are till March 31st of this year.  As of march 2019, 2.63 crore willing un-electrified households in rural and urban areas of the country were provided electricity connections in a record time of 18 months. Subsequently seven states- Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh reported that ...

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Coir Industry proliferates and flourishes in non-conventional regions

Coir Board was set up under the Coir Industry Act, 1953 by the Government of India for the overall sustainable development of coir industry in the Country. The functions of the Board as laid down under the Act include undertaking, assisting and encouraging scientific, technological and economic research, modernization, quality improvement, human resource development, market promotion and welfare of all ...

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Gross Direct Tax collections for the Financial Year (FY) 2021-22 register a growth of 47%

The figures of Direct Tax collections for the Financial Year 2021-22, as on 22.09.2021 show that net collections are at Rs. 5,70,568 crore, compared to Rs. 3,27,174 crore in the corresponding period of the preceding Financial Year i.e FY 2020-21, representing an increase of 74.4%. The net collection (as on 22.09.2021) in FY 2021-22 has registered a growth of 27% over FY 2019-20 when the net collection was Rs. ...

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Union Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya presents ICC Annual Awards for the Year 2020

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today presented the ICC (Indian Chemical Council) Annual Awards for the year 2020 in a virtual ceremony. He also launched the latest Edition of the Members Directory. This edition of the Directory contains detailed information of all the members of the council. Congratulating the recipients of ...

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Mineral Production Index (Provisional) Shows 23.1% Increase during June this Year

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of June, 2021 (Base:2011-12=100) at 105.5,was 23.1% higher as compared to the level in the month of June,2020. The cumulative growth for the period April-June, 2020-21 over the corresponding period of previous year has increased 27.4 percent. Production level of important minerals in June, 2021 were: Coal 510 Lakh tonnes, Lignite 34 ...

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Railways to provide entry level training in industry relevant skills through 75 Railway training institutes across the country

To empower youth by way of providing entry level training in industry relevant skills through Railway training institutes as part of 75 years of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a program under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), in Rail Bhavan ...

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