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Severn Indian shuttlers to grace Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics will see seven Indian shuttlers including ace players like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and K. Srikanth in forth coming game series. The pairs of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also made the cut after the latest BWF world rankings were released yesterday...

Technology changing with new research, India encouraging new and better technology: Goyal

The total estimated investment in renewable energy power projects during last three years is around Rs. 86,000 crore where most of the investment in renewable energy come from private sector. Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha on Thursday said that as per inputs provided by Central Electricity Authority (CEA), around 15,400 MU has been generated through solar energy during the last three years and it has met the energy requirement to that extent in the ..

Unaided private medical colleges can't take separate entrance tests: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that unaided private medical colleges across the country cannot be permitted to go ahead with their pre-scheduled tests for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in addition to the recently revived single-window entrance, the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). The court said this after some lawyers sought clarification on the fate of the entrance tests which have either been conducted or about to be held by the private colleges...

#Agustascam: MEA urges missions in 8 countries to speed up execution of LRs

After the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) said they had written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on expediting the letters rogatory (LRs) to eight countries to track money trail in the alleged AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, the MEA on Thursday said it has once again written to its missions in the concerned countries from where the execution reports are pending to expeditiously execute LRs...

ED arrests former MLA Chhagan Bhujbal’s CA in alliance to money laundering case

Enforcement Directorate arrests former Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal’s chartered accountant Sunil Naik due in involvements in money laundering case. Earlier, a special trial court issued a non-bailable warrant against Bhujbal’s son Pankaj Bhujbal and 28 others accused in a Rs. 800 crore money laundering case. On Wednesday, the ED initiated the search operation and visited the residences of most of the accused...

Government relaxes Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana norms to boost road network in Arunachal

Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh has agreed to relax Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) norms to boost the rural road network in Arunachal Pradesh. The Union Minister gave his node for relaxation on population norm for faster road connectivity when Chief Minister Kalikho Pul along with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju called on him and discussed various issues related to road connectivity in the state under the flagship programme “Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana” ..

India continues to maintain a high growth rate; Germany plays a vital role in India’s growth story: Jaitley in Frankfurt

While addressing the Business Session of the 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) held at Frankfurt, Germany on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that India continues to maintain a high growth rate at 7.65 in 2015-16 compared to 7.2% in the previous year; Government is following the approach of ‘Reform to Transform’ through far-reaching structural reforms and has initiated several initiatives to boost investment climate and improve Ease of doing Business...

Jitendra gives an account of MoU’s signed by India with foreign countries in the field of space science

Union Minister of State Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr, Jitendra Singh in Lok Sabha on Wednesday gave details about MoU’s signed by India with different nations. Singh stated that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) of Department of Space, Government of India has signed MoU/ Cooperative agreements for exploration and use of outer space with 37 countries...

Goyal launches a CIL portal for contract labour payment management system to curb corruption

To curb corruption and exploitation of contractual workers by contractors, Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, launched ‘Contract Labour Payment Management System’- a portal of Coal India Limited (CIL) on Wednesday that will be made fully functional within 45 to 60 days. Goyal also felicitated employees of his Ministries, Public Sector Undertakings and organization/Statutory bodies for their path breaking work towards lighting up India in last two years. Through this ..

Govt allows flexibility in utilization of domestic coal for reducing cost of power generation

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for allowing flexibility in utilization of domestic coal for reducing the cost of power generation. The objective of the proposal is to allow flexibility in optimal use of domestic coal in efficient Generating Stations resulting in reduction in the cost of electricity generation and reduce the power purchase cost of State Distribution companies. Such flexibility will be able to leverage coal to electricity conversion, ..