Infrastructure

Rural Housing Targets of 1Cr homes to be achieved by March 2019; 55.85 lakh sanctioned to beneficiaries

Setting the target of allotting one crore new houses to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) on 20th November 2016, the government have to complete 51 lakh houses by 31st March 2018. While all the one crore houses will be allotted after beneficiary registration, geo-tagging and account verification by 31st March 2019...

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Now travel Mumbai to Pune in just 14 minutes with #Hyperloopone

To classify potential routes and scrutinizing the high-level economic impact and technical feasibility of Hyperloop transportation solutions in India the Maharashtra Government has announced its partnership with the Virgin Hyper-loop One to conduct a preliminary study in the region. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and the US-based company...

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Judiciary gets 3320 CR for infrastructural development

The availability of suitable number of Court Halls and Residential Accommodations for Judges / Judicial Officers of District and Subordinate Courts all over the country will increase as The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary beyond 12th Five Year Plan i.e. from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020. This mission costs around 3320 Cr...

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‘Webbish Highway’; Agra – Lucknow highway to get free wifi soon

If you are going to travel by Agra - Lucknow highway and getting bored by the journey then here is the solution as the 302 kms highway will soon have a facility of free wifi. Now the travelers travelling through this highway will have an access to internet at free cost...

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India is making a rapid advancement in the construction of tunnels both for road and rail network: MoS

“For mighty Himalayas, tunnel construction shall form an important feature of the road and rail network to ensure all-weather, smooth and reliable communication” says MoS for Defense Dr. Subhash Bhamre while inaugurating a two-day seminar on ‘Challenges in Planning, Investigation, Design and Construction of Highway Tunnels in Himalayan Region’ Region’ organised by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Thursday...

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SmartCity is all about using technology and design to give a better life to the common man: CM Fadnavis

Taking Maharashtra towards the path of ‘Smart City’, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated ‘ACETECH 2017’ which was organised by The Economic Times in Mumbai. Taking the stage after the inauguration, CM Fadnavis said that as our nation is working hard on 100 #smartcities, the roles and responsibilities of ‘ace (architecture, construction, engineering)’ sector has increased...

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First set of solar plants with capacity of 5 MW launched in New Delhi

The first set of solar plants with a total capacity of 5 megawatts launched in New Delhi Division by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday. The project of Indian Railways is planning to start one thousand Megawatt solar plants across the whole network under National Solar Mission...

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About 3150 hectares of forest land approved for construction of Kaleswaram project

The forest land of about 3,150 hectares have been approved for construction of Kaleswaram project stage-one by the Environment Ministry. The diversion of the allotted land will be through eight forest divisions from Mahadevpur it will go move Karimnagar-Sircilla, Siddipet, Yadadri, Medak, Nizamabad, Banswada and lastly to Nirmal...

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CM Chandrababu meets Foster and Partners to finalize project Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who is in London, on Tuesday met officials of Foster and Partners in order to finalize the most awaited design of the state capital Amaravati. ..

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Odisha set to fast track the implementation of large investment projects

Review meeting was held by the Project Monitoring Group of Prime Minister’s Office under the chairmanship of Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi which directed to fast track the implementation of large investment projects. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the concerned department and project proponents to keep up constant monitoring at the execution level for completion of the projects within scheduled limits...

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NIIF and a subsidiary of ADIA signed First Investment Agreement

The first investment agreement of 1 billion USD between National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Master Fund and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has been signed on Monday. ADIA will become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in the NIIF’s investment management Company...

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PM Modi views proper connectivity as an important factor for greater development

Since 2014, when Prime minister Narendra Modi took the charge has been launching various projects for the development of East India. Walking along the same line, PM laid the foundation stone for a number of infrastructural projects including Namami Gange and National Highways projects at Mokama. The newly launched four national highways projects are worth Rs 3,031 crore...

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Andaman Nicobar Islands to get Four National Highways, foundation stone laid

The foundation stone of four National Highways projects worth Rs 1121 crore in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was laid by Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday. Several shipping projects worth Rs.200 crore will be developed in coming days. The Ministers are on a two-day visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands...

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Now track National Highways projects with mobile app

To rate national highways on Tuesday the National Highways Authority of India Chairman, Deepak Kumar launched a new multilingual website of the organization. He also launched a Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Moblie App which will monitor NHAI projects...

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Centre announces new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing

A new era of growth in real estate sector has been targeted.The Central government has announced a new public-private partnership (PPP) policy on Thursday for affordable housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands. Besides, it will also open up the immense potential for private investments in affordable housing projects on government lands in urban areas...

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New Metro Rail policy released focusing on compact urban development

The fewer people use personalized vehicles in a city more the city becomes pollution free. Hence focusing on minimising the use of personal motorized transport, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has released the new Metro Policy for expanding the metro network. The new policy seeks to fulfill the desire of metro rail of a large number of cities but in a responsible manner...

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Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate Sardar Sarovar Dam on his 67th birthday

Ahead of the crucial state assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the world’s second biggest dam to the people of Gujarat. On his 67th birthday, Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the most anticipated irrigation project nearly after sixty years. He is also scheduled to attend the concluding session of fortnight-long Narmada Mahotsav where he will address the mammoth gathering organized by the state administration...

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Better IT fracture will boost employment rate: Nara Lokesh

In order to improve the rate of in the state of Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Minister Nara Lokesh said that the state government is looking forward for an effective eco-system which can offer ample scope for employment generation with the help of advanced IT and other technologies...

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To act over recurring cases of building collapse, Maha Govt brings renovation policy for authorized tenanted buildings in Mumbai

Recurring incidents of building collapse in Mumbai which witness deaths of more than 50 people, to act over this state government announced about reconstruction and redevelopment policy for authorized tenanted buildings in Mumbai city and suburbs...

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Venkaiah Naidu lays the foundation stone of the 1st Smart City in Ranchi; empowers people on education too

Newly appointed Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday visited Jharkhand to lay the foundation stone of Greenfield Smart City at Ranchi. Along with the Greenfield, he also inaugurated Urban Civic Tower, Convention Centre and Jharkhand Urban Planning and Management Institute in the Campus of Ranchi Smart City Area. While speaking at the inaugural event, Naidu appreciated the natural resources and minerals excavated from the state. He also stressed upon the fact there should be transparency and order ..

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Govt soon to come up with Electric Vehicle policy to curb the menace of pollution

The increasing pollution worldwide is getting escalated by overuse of cars with petrol and diesel fuel. Hence to tackle the menace of politics, the government will soon bring in a policy on electric vehicles. For innovation in electric car vehicles, he asked carmakers to carry out research...

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Mumbai soon to get India’s longest ‘cycle’ track by 2019

Mumbai set to get India’s longest cycling and jogging track after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s 39-km-long track which will stretch from suburban Mulund to Antop Hill in Wadala...

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Ganga on the Uttarakhand front to be clean again, would receive 3 sewage treatment plants at tourist spots

Rituals and culture forms the innate crux for any Indian. Indians respect their gods and the ritualistic norms and along with that comes “ritualistic material” which majorly includes flowers, incense sticks, fruits and innumerable number of items. Ganga, being a holy river which originates from the Himalayas is the dirtiest river in India. Millions of Indians dump all the ritualistic materials from Puja in the river due to which the pollution is peaking higher day by day. With the intention to reduce ..

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Maha CM calls on Rajnath Singh to discuss security in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis accompanied with Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss the security arrangements in Naxal-affected Gadchiroli and Gondia districts of the state...

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Centre nods for transfer of 40 acres of land-swap for completion of Metro rail project

Centre gave nod for transfer of 40 acres of Airports Authority of India (AAI) land at RR station, Dahisar to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for its metro shed swapping with 40 acres of State Government land at Gorai, Mumbai. The land transaction will enable MMRDA to complete the Metro rail project in Mumbai...

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High tech system to keep a tab on the status of bridges in Mumbai soon

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC has adopted a bridge management system (BMS) for maintenance and reconstruction of bridges in time after last year’s tragedy on the Mumbai-Goa highway, after last year’s tragedy on the Mumbai-Goa highway. ..

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NHAI to start work on project to decongest Dhaula Kuan – Airport Road Section of NH8

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, will lay the foundation stone for NHAI's project to decongest one of Delhi's most congested corridors which leads to Indira Gandhi International Airport on August 14..

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Soon Roads and Highways sector will have independent financial body to cater development needs

As every sector has been backed up financially which is essential core needed for the development. Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari expressed hopes for setting up the independent ‘financial arm’ which will solely cater to the roads and highways sector...

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Govt serious on river linking projects, assures Uma Bharti

The Union Government is serious on river linking projects and the first such project that could take off in near future would be “Ken-Betwa” link project, informed Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday...

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Odisha nods for ‘Rural Road Maintenance’ policy to plan and execute rural roads in efficient manner

Odisha gave nod for a proposal to formulate ‘Rural Road Maintenance’ policy for the planning and execution of rural roads in planned and efficient manner. Under this ‘Rural Road, Maintenance’ policy a comprehensive road data base consisting of road inventory details, road section inventory and road condition index report for every rural road would be prepared...

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13,872 villages electrified under rural scheme DDUGJY says Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government till now brightened 13,872 villages electrified till 30th June 2017. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim are the states where 100% villages are electrified till date...

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BRO in Arunachal construct 2 tunnels in Sela pass; will cut travel time to China border

Beside the ongoing Indo-China crisis from the last one month, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) from the Indian side took a major move of setting up construction of two tunnels through 4170-metre Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh which will cut down the distance by 10 kms to China border through Tawang...

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BRO in Arunachal construct 2 tunnels in Sela pass; will cut travel time to China border

Beside the ongoing Indo-China crisis from the last one month, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) from the Indian side took a major move of setting up construction of two tunnels through 4170-metre Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh which will cut down the distance by 10 kms to China border through Tawang...

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World’s 1st full-scale experiment to produce electricity from ocean current unveiled in Japan

In a world where Energy crisis is mounting day by day, searching an infinite energy source is very important. As Ocean current is a limitless energy source, World’s 1st test set to produce electricity from ocean current. Heavy machinery manufacturer IHI Corp in Japan has planned to conduct the 1st experiment for generating electricity from ocean current. This is World’s first full-fledged experiment on such planning...

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Cyber Security is top priority for Railways with use of exhaustive technologies: Suresh Prabhu

Computerisation on Indian Railways started about three decades ago and major activities like Ticketing, Freight operations, Train operations and Asset management now rely heavily on IT Systems, informed Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He noted that now Cyber Security on Indian Railway has been identified as the focus area...

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To boost road connectivity, Govt upgraded 51,300 km state roads as national highways

In a bid to improve road network across the country, Modi Government renewed 51,300 km state roads as national highways. The declaration of state roads as new National Highways is done from time to time depending upon the requirement of connectivity, inter-se-priority and availability of funds...

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Over 2.63 crore BPL households electrified under rural scheme DDUGJY

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, the government has brightened over 2.63 crore BPL households till 30th June of this year under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). This was stated by Power Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha on Thursday...

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India-Japan nuclear pact entered into force

India is developing the defense sector with several initiatives. In last November, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tokyo. During this visit, the civil nuclear cooperation pact was signed and Japan's parliament approved the pact in June. The agreement entered into force on July 20.The agreement came into force with the exchange of diplomatic notes between Foreign Secretary and Ambassador of Japan to India...

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Railway aims to achieve output of 15 km per day in the year 2018-19, 20 km per day in 2019-20

Indian railways have the vision to achieve an output of 15 km per day in the year 2018-19 and 20 km per day in the year 2019-20, stated Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He also noted that the work for the same is being executed through a joint venture with the state...

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CM Patnaik dedicated Odisha’s longest bridge to enhance connectivity and save travelling time

The much-awaited Trisulia Bridge over the Kathajodi River has finally been inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik which has brought a sigh of relief to the commuters between Twin Cities. This Kathajodi Cuttack-Trishulia bridge has been named after Netaji Subhash Bose. The bridge is 2.88 km long built on the outskirts of the state capital linking with the silver city, Cuttack, will now reduce the distance between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar by almost 12 kms...

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Railways set to provide quality medicines at affordable prices at railway stations

People can soon buy generic drugs at cheaper prices from railway stations. The campaign has been launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special outlets. ..

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Over 188 Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras are functioning in Indian Railways

With a view to expanding the facilities for the issue of tickets (both reserved and unreserved) approximately 188 Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSK) are functioning in Indian Railways. Ministry of Railways has allowed public private partnership in establishment and operation of computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS)-cum Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) terminals at centres which are called Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK)...

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Jharkhand will be fully electrified by 2018, promises CM Raghubar Das

Jharkhand might not be the same ever again. Yes, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has been meeting state regulatory boards of each department to ensure smooth functioning of the state with smiles evident on each and everyone’s face. The CM held a review meeting in presence of state executive agencies and Regulatory Commission Chairman Arvind Prasad. Pointing out the visionary sketch of India by PM Narendra Modi, Das has urged every company to work in the spirit of ‘deshseva’ to ensure electricity supply ..

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Malaysia keen to participate for India’s Rail Station redevelopment

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation on Tuesday expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program. Railway Station Redevelopment Program is the World’s Largest Station Redevelopment Program aimed at Redeveloping 400 Stations through Partnerships with Private Players (PPP)...

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Yay! Finally India’s 1st solar train takes ‘path-breaking’ leap towards safe environment

As the nation was in talks about the ‘solar powered’ railways, Finally Indian Railways got its 1st solar powered local train which consists around the total of 16 solar panels, each producing 300 Wp in six coaches. ..

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Book ticket, order meals or lodge complaint! Railways app ‘SAARTHI’ gives all services on one click

Stressing on ‘Rail Badhhega-Desh Badhhega’ concept, Ministry for Railway Suresh Prabhu launched several passenger friendly initiatives to maintain and cherish the relationship with commuters. Initiatives like Rail-SAARTHI, additional facilities for physically-challenged, promoting rail tourism, the new policy of reservation for foreign tourists and launch of integrated mobile application for passengers. ..

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Workshop on ‘Sagarmala’ project kicks off in Odisha to boost coastal shipping and inland navigation

A workshop titled ‘Promoting Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation in India’ organised by the Ministry of Shipping kicked off in Bhubaneswar. This workshop aims to raise the awareness regarding Sagarmala programme which deals with coastal shipping and inland navigation...

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Cabinet nods for NH-39 to link Manipur-Myanmar roads

National Highway 39 got a nod on Wednesday which will reduce travel time. The Cabinet approved road linking Manipur with Myanmar which is between Imphal and Moreh located near the Myanmar border...

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Japan keen to invest for development of Andhra’s capital

Japanese companies expressed interest in the construction of Andhra Pradesh’s (AP) capital city Amaravati. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu enlightened that the Japanese companies would invest in the construction of Amaravati as world class city in five selected areas...

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Railways come up with ‘Nivaran’ portal to redress grievances; ‘Rail Cloud’ for digitisation

Railways are taking various initiatives for benefiting their passengers and providing them with better facilities. Recently, Railway came up with new initiative ‘Rail Cloud Project’, ‘Nivaran’ and ‘Cashless treatment Scheme’ in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme and Handing over of 1st CTSE Card...

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Smart power meter in Tripura households will ensure timely collection of power bill

Tripura has decided to install smart electricity consumption meters up to household level across the state in a time bound manner to ensure timely collection of the power bill. Smart meters have already been installed in more than 8000 households out of 1.5 lakh odd customers’ households...

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Cabinet clears four laning roads on Solapur to Bijapur

Development of four laning of Solapur-Bijapur section for new National Highway (NH)-52 (formerly NH-13) between Maharashtra and Karnataka got an approval by Cabinet today. The development of 4 laning of about 110 km is estimated to cost approximately Rs 1889 Crore including the cost of land acquisition and pre-construction activities...

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Thailand approves $5.5 bn for China to export bullet train technology

To build the first phase of a high-speed railway, Thailand's government on Tuesday approved $5.5 billion after a long delay that will ultimately link Thailand’s Bangkok to southern China. This is the first time that China has received overseas order to export its bullet train technology...

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Assam CM urges Center for help to connect every household with Internet

With an aim to connect every household of Assam with the internet, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has insisted the Center initiate actions for setting up a fibre (broadband) grid. Henceforth Assam won’t suffer from lack of internet issues...

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Only 3570 census villages are left to be electrified under rural electrification scheme ‘DDUGJY’  

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government till now brightened 99.4% of census villages till date and only 0.6% percent villages are remained to b electrified. Notably, 593,894 villages out of 597,464 census villages till date have been electrified till date and remaining 3570 villages will be electrified soon...

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Post GST uniform rate of UJALA appliances across country comes into effect

After GST has come into effect, the price of several commodities are changing according to the new tax regime. Common mass is sometimes unaware of this change. Hence Ministry of Power has notified the prices of energy efficient appliances. Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) distributes such appliances. According to the notice, The 9W LED bulbs are priced Rs70/-, 20W LED tube light Rs 220/- and 5-star rated fans will be available at Rs1,200/- only. ..

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Tesla Company set to build world’s largest power system to combat energy crisis in Australia

To combat energy crisis in Australia, Elon Musk’s Tesla Company set to build world’s largest battery storage facility. A 100-megawatt Power-pack system will be paired with a wind farm near Jamestown, South Australia will also help maintain the reliable operation of South Australia's electrical infrastructure...

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People living in ‘Kuchcha houses’ are provided with best quality homes under PM Awaas Yojana

The challenge of completing 51 lakh homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) by March 2018 seems to be possible now. Already over 33 lakh houses are at different levels of construction and the remaining 18 lakh are also in the process of starting work after due approvals...

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Power Ministry launched new app, portal for utilization of coal to reduce power generation cost

With the help of the internet and new technologies India is going digital. The current government is using new portals and apps in various sectors to make administrative work easier. Following the work manner, the Power Ministry on Wednesday launched a mobile application and a portal to States to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs). This will help the utilization of domestic coal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Minimum Government and Maximum Governance’ through ‘Speed, Skill and Scale’ vision ..

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#PMGSY sets new record by constructing 130 kms road per day in 2016-17

The Modi government’s new achievement has made the Opposition uncomfortable. Under Centers flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), pace of construction of roads reached a 7 year high of 130 kms per day in 2016-17 as against an average of 73 kms during the period 2011 to 2014...

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No Govt job, passport if you unnecessarily pull chain of train

You will be made ineligible for a government job if you unnecessarily pull the emergency chain of a train. People caught pulling chains will have to pay a fine of Rs 1000 or one year sentence or both, under the Railway Act. They will also be ineligible for passports and government jobs under the new system. The Ministry of Railways has given the green signal for this...

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Chennai set to become ‘Megapolis’ as State Govt nods to expand Metropolitan Planning Area

The Chennai Metropolitan Planning Area is set to become the biggest in the country, after the Tamil Nadu government gave its nod to merge the neighbouring districts, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur, and Arakkonam taluka in Vellore, to form an 8,878 square km Megapolis...

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ADB sanctions $220 million to boost road connectivity in Rajasthan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India yesterday signed a $220 million loan for improving connectivity as well as transport efficiency and safety on State Highways of Rajasthan...

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Best from ‘Waste’ to generate power for Bangalore

In spite of previous failing attempts, now Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) trying to gain power from the waste. It is planning to set up waste-to-energy plants at three segregation units. Bangalore will be taking another chance of generating power from waste as it has floated a tender for waste-to-energy plants at the already operational waste segregation units...

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By investing Rs 4,000 Cr Telangana set to generate 5000MW solar power by 2019

Telangana is all set to utilise Rs 4,000 Crore to provide power supply to all by 2019. The state aims to generate 5000 MW solar power in next three years. Andhra Pradesh has earlier adopted a ‘distributed development model’ to develop units based on the demand-supply situation...

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‘Solar Power’ soon to power un-electrified Assam villages

To ensure uninterrupted power supply to all villages and towns in Assam, the Power Department was asked to formulate a comprehensive policy for harnessing solar power in the State. Chairing a meeting of the power department in Guwahati on Thursday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal requested the department to put in place a complaint box to address the grievances of the consumers on a priority basis...

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India and Saudi Arabia sign MoU to scale up energy efficiency programmes

As of May 25, 2017, Ministry of Power has electrified 13,523 villages and will continue to do the same in the states like Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Bihar and few more. To increase the outcome even more in India as well as for India’s allies, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Energy Services Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to implement energy efficiency programmes and scale-up ..

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Railways new system will ensure faster completion of states’ Rail Projects

To ensure faster execution in the Railway Projects and to strengthen coordination with State Government for faster execution, Ministry of Railways is working on a system of Nodal/Coordinating Officers of both Railways and the respective State Governments...

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Infrastructural boost in U.P: Government approves six laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of NH-2

With an agenda to have whopping infrastructural development in Uttar Pradesh, the government of India has approved six laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of National Highway (NH) – 2 to reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Chakeri and Allahabad. The development of this stretch will also help the socio-economic condition of this region in the State...

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Railways to install solar panels on train’s rooftop

Concerning about the environment protection, Indian Railways to adopt solar power in a great manner. Installation of solar power not only will save the environment but also reduces Railways fuel cost. The world’s fourth-largest railway network is planning to install solar panels on top of coaches apart from planning large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power systems...

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Indian Railways soon to install ISRO’s satellite based chip to avoid unmanned railway crossings

Lots of people die in railway accidents due to careless crossing over the tracks or some purpose. To combat this, Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) satellite based chip system may soon help in curtailing the number of accidents at unmanned railway crossings in across the country. ..

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Rajasthan saves whopping 873 lakh units of electricity under Ujala scheme

Rajasthan has saved a whopping 873 lakh units (kwh) energy in just two-and-a-half years of the LED project’s implementation in the state. Notably, Narendra Modi-led government urged all the states and union territories to adopt the LED bulbs under the Ujala scheme with an aim to save electricity for future generation...

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Ahmedabad embraces infrastructural projects launched by Venkaiah Naidu

As Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu visits Ahmedabad today, he gives out a whole list of smart innovative projects to the people living there. He distributed allotment letters to all the beneficiaries of affordable housing built by private developers. Along with that, he also presented the 100 volumes of The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, CWMG published by the Publications Division to Sabarmati Ashram...

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Piyush Goyal introduces weather portal to strengthen distribution of electricity

The Government of India on Friday launched the weather portal for the power sector in association with POSOCO and IMD at the meeting of the Forum of Regulators in New Delhi. The information available in the Portal regarding weather forecast will help State Discoms to take pro-active steps regarding short term and medium term management processes and supply planning requirements and also for better planning for infrastructure availability to ensure cost effective and reliable supply...

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Unelectrified Villages of Arunachal will be illuminated by December

Arunachal Pradesh is the state having a maximum number of villages un-electrified as compared to any other state in the country. The number of un-electrified Villages in Arunachal Pradesh was 1578 so far and the state is taking the initiative to electrify such villages by end of this year...

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Tata Advanced Systems inks historic pact with Lockheed Martin for indigenous    production of F-16 fighter planes

In order to boost the flagship programme of Make in India, international giant Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Tata Advanced Systems has signed an agreement for the production of F-16 Block 70 in India. This pact will support the India’s initiative to develop private aerospace and defence manufacturing capacity...

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South Korea to shut down oldest nuclear power plant permanently

Korea permanently shuts down its oldest commercial nuclear reactor on Monday as part of a broader policy move to end the country's reliance on atomic power. The move denote the first occasion when that Asia's fourth-biggest economy stopped power production from one of its nuclear power generation facilities...

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India, S. Korea join hands to invest $10 billion in infrastructural assistance

India and South Korea both on Wednesday signed an agreement for $10 billion in infrastructure assistance for development projects in India, including smart cities. The agreement was signed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on his 4-day official visit to Republic of Korea (ROK)...

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Railways soon to refit 40,000 coaches for quality experience during journey

To enhance the passengers experience and safety features in Indian Railways, Suresh Prabhu has launched MISSION RETRO-FITMENT on Tuesday. In this, Railways will undertake a massive exercise of refitting 40,000 coaches with upgraded facilities and enhanced safety features. The state-run transporter will also improve safety features on the coaches...

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#Mission2020: Rajdhani to shorten Mumbai-Delhi distance by six hours

With an aim to reduce the traveling hours between Mumbai and Delhi, the Western Railway recently presented a new proposal to the Railway Board for upgrading the Mumbai-Delhi rail corridor at a huge cost of Rs 11,188.9 Crore, which will ease passenger to travel at a higher speed...

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3 years of Govt's efforts have been fruitful in providing 24x7 Power for all: Piyush Goyal

In 2014, the voters of Indian democracy kept their faith on BJP and Narendra Modi lead government took the oath. These three years have witnessed various reformations in different sectors. Piyush Goyal, minister of power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines yesterday interacted with media to discuss achievements, initiatives of his ministry. Through the Mission of 24x7 Affordable Clean ‘Power for All’ ensuring optimum utilization of natural resources for national development...

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Konkan region gets 4 new railway lines connecting West Maharashtra to boost cargo transportation

To fulfill the demands offering better connectivity with the Konkan regions, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu laid the foundation stone for the new railway lines at Karad in Satara. The new lines are Vaibhavwadi-Kolhapur, Ichalkaranji-Hatkanagale, Jeur-Asti and Phaltan-Pandharpur. ..

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For cleaner coal utilization, India will spend $248 million to set up excellence centres

India announced the National Mission on cleaner coal utilization and also about the setting up two centres of excellence on clean technologies worth $248 million. Announcement was made at the Eighth Clean Energy Delegation by Union Environment and Science Minister Harsh Vardhan...

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Odisha soon to get its 1st solar panel worth 2.2 billion to produce 500 MW energy

Indian firm Topaz Solar Power intends to build a 500-MW complex with an annual capacity to produce 500 megawatts (Mw) of solar panels. This will be the first solar panel manufacturing facility in the state, which of late has identified renewable energy as a priority area. ..

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Railway is most important strategic asset of country for economic, social aspect: Suresh Prabhu

With the aim of improving the productivity of the human resources through an interchange of ideas with various stakeholders and HR practitioners and academics, the Conference Indian Railways' 1st Human Resource Round Table Conference held on Thursday in New Delhi...

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Govt takes vital decisions to boost infrastructural development in Himachal, Gujarat

With an agenda to have whopping infrastructural development in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, the government of India has approved two different projects of road connectivity. Notably, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved for construction of extension and six laning of Ahmedabad - Vadodara section of NH-8 and four laning from end of Pandoh bypass to Takoli section of National Highway (NH) - 21 in Himachal Pradesh...

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Ola and World Wide Fund join hands to boost 'Sahasra Jyoti' mission through solar energy

Today the Ola and World Wide Fund came together to support 'Sahasra Jyoti', a renewable energy project in the Sundarbans. 'Sahasra Jyoti'- an initiative to bring sustainable development to Suderbans through utilizing Solar Energy...

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To promote country’s international exports, Cabinet approves MoU between India, Korea

An export credit of USD 9 billion is approved for the infrastructural development in India and for the supply of goods and services as part of projects in third countries. During the forthcoming visit of the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the proposed MoU will be signed between the two banks...

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Japan’s Parliament approves nuclear pact with India

Japan and India, the two powerful Asian countries are developing their relation gradually. As Japan is famous for its development in technology, India the fast-growing economy co-operated with Japan in various sectors. In last November, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tokyo. During this visit, the civil nuclear cooperation pact was signed. In last month, the Lower House of Japan approved the pact. On Wednesday, Japan's parliament approved the pact. Now it could come into effect in next ..

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Pune railway station to get transform soon by private sectors

The National project under public-private partnership (PPP) to renovate and maintain 23 railway stations throughout the Nation. Each railway stations will be getting Rs 200 crore for development. The Pune is one of the five other railway stations from Maharashtra ready for another transformation...

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Now, Passengers can transfer railway ticket to needy commuter, Know how!

The Indian Railways is coming up with various solutions of the problems faced by the commuters. This time, Railways have come up with a unique solution of which passengers have been stressed about from several years. Now, the railway passengers are allowed to transfer their confirmed ticket onto another person’s name...

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Govt brightens 99.3% of census villages under rural electrification scheme ‘DDUGJY’  

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government till now brightened 99.3% of census villages till date. Notably, 593,555 villages out of 597,464 census villages till date have been electrified till date and remaining once will be electrified soon. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim are the states where 100% villages are electrified till date...

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Railway treating Mumbai commuters at Re 1, provides low-cost pathology facility

Central Railway had taken a step forward to help the needy, launched the 24×7 Emergency Medical Rooms (EMRs) with the aim to offer health check-ups at Re 1. This EMRs are now located at five Mumbai suburban stations and started giving pathological services at cheaper rates...

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ADB provides $100 mn to Punjab National Bank for solar rooftop projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB) yesterday signed a $100 million loan to be guaranteed by the Government of India that will finance large solar rooftop systems on industrial and commercial buildings throughout India. The PNB will use the ADB funds to make further loans to various developers and end users to install rooftop solar systems...

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Nitin Gadkari lays Foundation Stone of around 8 projects to boost infrastructural development

To boost our infrastructural development, the Minister of Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid down the Foundation Stone of eight connectivity projects worth Rs 1,117.03 Crore at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)...

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Abdul Latif Jameel Energy Ltd started developing Solar Projects to lighten 80,000 houses in Jordan

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy started construction on two of the largest solar PV projects in Jordan that will provide 80,000 homes with clean energy. The projects will create an estimated 500 jobs during their construction and will supply power in Jordan...

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First time in India: Railway ‘RITES’ total income increased by 18%

The government had noted that Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) Ltd under Railways Ministry increased by 18% in its total income in the financial year 2016-17 compared to last financial year...

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Himachal to set up ‘centres of excellence’ for strengthening economic condition of farmers

Each and every state of our country wants a comprehensive development which will further flourish the economy. However, to develop any of the states the government firstly will have to strengthen the farmers. Himachal Pradesh is on the same path as it has decided to promote cultivation of vegetables, especially off-season, in a bigger way by setting up its centres of excellence...

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Nagpur station groped with heat wave remains cool, Know How?

It is a summer season now and many people are suffering from the heat wave. Due to heavy summer heat, it becomes irritating, discomfort and uneasy for commuters to travel, but passengers boarding from Nagpur station of Maharashtra was seemed happy and enjoying the weather, thanks to railways for bringing a new ‘Mist System’...

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#Acchedin! 7 road projects under PMGSY implemented in Ladakh to boost development in region

With an aim to improve road connectivity in Ladakh region of the Jammu and Kashmir, the central government has taken several initiatives in these two years. Notably, under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), seven major roads projects under the Centrally-sponsored scheme and Central Road Fund have been already implemented in the last two years...

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Tired of waiting in long queues? Now book railway ticket on ‘UTS app’

why to stand in the queue when we have the smart phone in our hand's Railways took the initial step to support ‘Digital India’ and ‘Cashless’ India came up with ‘UTS Mobile App’. This app is a mobile ticketing app help commuters to book ticket online. The government encourages people to move towards a Cashless Economy...

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Boost to transportation facility cabinet approves Noida-Greater Noida metro project

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail project with a total cost of 5503 crore rupees. The metro line of 29.7 kilometers will be fully elevated and completed by April next year. It will help mobility of people to satellite towns of Delhi and de-congest the national capital...

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Two Oi reactors have met safety standards; one step forward to restart of Nuclear reactors in Japan

Nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011 has cast a long-lasting effect in the nation. The economic loss, the panic among citizens, evacuation of locals shook the core of the country for few days. Japan almost stopped producing nuclear energy. But Fukushima is gradually recovering from the shock. After first ice plantation in six years, admission of students in the schools in the area, two nuclear reactors is set to start again. Two reactors on the Sea of Japan have met safety standards, the Nuclear ..

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Textile industry should strive to ‘serve our defence forces’: Smriti Irani

Textile Industry in India has always been important for Indian economy. It has generated a huge amount of jobs in India. The textile industry has a connection to defense and Textile Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has emphasized textile industry ‘serve our defense forces’. She inaugurated The 3rd Defence – ITTA (Indian Technical Textile Association) Joint Seminar cum Exhibition on Monday. Gen Bipin Rawat, the Army Chief and senior officials from the Defence Services, MoD, MHA, and Industry were present ..

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To give comfort of air travel, ‘Tejas’ to run between Mumbai-Goa

The passenger can now excitedly travel between Mumbai-Goa with the luxury like air travel. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Today flagged off a new premier train service between Mumbai-Goa with state-of-the-art facilities named ‘Tejas’...

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#DigitalIndiaDigitalRail: Now Konkan railways gets free Wi-Fi facility

After urban railway stations, railways took the initiative for the development and comfort of rural stations. Supporting ‘Digital India, Digital Rail’ Initiative railways launched free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Konkan railway station of Maharashtra on Sunday...

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Ecstatic news for tourists! Dubai to build $1.7bn man-made islands Marsa Al Arab by 2020

Dubai is anytime tourist destination for Indians at anytime of the year. Needless to say, ‘The Sheikh’s Gharana’ is a culmination of everything from ski-diving, scuba diving, wandering at the souk market or sand dune driving. It’s one of the cheapest and most beautiful man-made cities in the world. With one man made city already in Dubai, it’s planning two more by the year 2020...

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India, Russia at stage of internal approval of Kundankulam Nuclear plant: MEA

External Affairs Ministry has dismissed media report linking India's ongoing discussions with Russia on Kudankulam to India's NSG membership as mischievous. External Affairs Ministry said discussions have been held on Kudankulam document and the process is at the stage of internal approval...

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Modern technology and Intelligence gathering to boost rail security: Suresh Prabhu

Concerning about the rail Security, railway addressed the Round Table Conference on Thursday. During the conference importance of intelligence gathering and the use of modern technology for strengthening rail security was highlighted...

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Swachh Rail Portal: Vishakhapatnam and Beas topped to become the cleanest railway stations

Supporting the ‘Swachh Bharat Campaign’, railways also to play a vital role in cleanliness as 'Swachh Rail’. Inaugurating the Swachh Rail Portal, railways released Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness...

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Modi approves 10 ‘Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor’ units to elevate nuclear power generation capacity

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR). The total installed capacity of the Plants will be 7000 MW. The 10 PHWR project will result in a significant augmentation of nuclear power generation capacity...

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#MakeInIndia in UK: ‘Ujala’ LED bulb to lighten 100 million houses

The 'Make in India' is booming its positive vibes over the globe. While the nation has been bringing in part of innovation types of gear for different overwhelming ventures, the - procedure of trading India-made LED bulbs has quite recently started...

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#MakeInIndia in UK: ‘Ujala’ LED bulb to lighten 100 million houses

The 'Make in India' is booming its positive vibes over the globe. While the nation has been bringing in part of innovation types of gear for different overwhelming ventures, the - procedure of trading India-made LED bulbs has quite recently started...

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India shifted to 26th position from 99th rank in World Bank's ‘electricity accessibility’

India has moved up to 26th positions in World Bank's electricity accessibility this year from the 99th rank in 2014. Clearing the 73 spots India ranked 26th rank in World Bank's electricity. It can be assumed that in some years the nation can clear more spots and get more good ranking...

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To give hassle-free experience, Railways came up with passenger’s amenities at Mumbai

Mumbai’s lifeline is its local trains. Many people prefer locals instead of their private vehicles. Everyday many of the travelers take local trains to reach their working place. Considering the rust and the problem faced by the passengers for this railways came up with many amenities...

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With largest investment of US66$ bn Australia reveals master plan of ‘massive shipbuilding’

Australia revealed its dream of a ‘massive shipbuilding’ plan which contributes to its largest naval investment. On Tuesday it revealed that it plans to construct dozens of new submarines and frigates to shore up its defense capabilities...

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India to become 100% LED Nation; reduces CO2 emission 79 million tonnes every year

Power minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday presided over the launch of World’s largest efficient lighting programme, UJALA – UK (UK Joins Affordable LEDs for All) by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) in London. On this occasion, Piyush Goyal said that the sustainable lifestyle is important for the future of the planet and if the planet has to be saved for the future generations, it is I, you and we all who have to collectively make a difference and act today itself. ..

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Jeddah Tower will be taller than Burj Khalifa, to be open by 2019

Yes, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building but did you know that Saudi Arabia is on its way to build the tallest building, ‘Jeddah Tower’ by 2019. The completion date has been pushed back to 2019, said Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, almost 6 years after launching the record breaking project...

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CM Fadnavis thanks PM Modi as Mumbai Coastal Road Project gets final green nod from Govt

On Thursday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the coastal road project which will ease out the traffic along Mumbai’s Western Express Highway. In a big boost to Mumbai’s infrastructure overhaul, the Union government on Thursday gave the final environmental clearance to the coastal road project. ..

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Railways to use radio-frequency identification tags to track wagons, coaches, locomotives

The Indian Railways are taking steps in development. Recently, railway came up with many developments like Bio-toilets at station as well as in train, new trains to cope up with the rush issues and many other. Railways now will use radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) for tracking of wagons, coaches and locomotives to ensure effective and transparent functioning...

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MSME will transform the manufacturing sector in India : Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Underling the importance of MSME sector in the economic growth of the country Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reiterated that the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises will have a greater share in making India a manufacturing and technology hub...

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Cambodia to built 1st solar power plant to curb greenhouse gas emissions

A 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant to be built up at Cambodia by Singaporean solar firm Sunseap. This solar power plant which will provide a quarter of the energy needs of the city of Bavet...

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1000 railways to run without guards! New Equipment to help communicate loco driver

1000 Indian Railways will run without guards, as ‘The End of Train Telemetry’ equipment will be installed which is designed to do the guard’s job by giving indication to the loco driver in case of parting of coaches or wagons from the rear side of the train...

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To boost the start-ups in Bio-tech sector, Karnataka grants funds of Rs.10 Crores

Around 26 technology-based start-ups in the biotechnology sector have received grants of funds up to Rs 50 lakh each in the first installment of the Idea2POC Proof of Concept programme from the Karnataka Government...

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Centre, northern states to discuss on socio-economic developments

With an agenda to discuss the matters of common interest pertaining to infrastructure, health, security, social welfare, linguistic minorities and border disputes both centre and states will have a high-level meeting on Friday in Chandigarh...

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Ajni-Pune AC Superfast Train flagged-off to control heavy rush in summer

To sort out the heavy rush and long waitlist, Railway had come up with the new train 22124/22123 Ajni-Pune-Ajni Weekly Superfast AC Express, which will run on regular basis. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had flagged off Ajni-Pune AC Superfast Express and announced two special trains today at Nagpur...

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Oil, Gas companies promotes use of natural gas to sustain economic growth: Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak delivered the speech at the 19th Asia Oil and Gas Conference 2017 (AOGC 2017) today. According to him, oil and gas companies can help promote the use of natural gas together with renewable energy as the cleaner fuel option to sustain economic growth...

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Railways to save Rs 41,000 crore through solar power generation, electrification

Railways to save Rs. 41,000 crore in next ten year on energy cost on account of its thrust by solar power generation and electrification. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said "In the next 10 years, the railways will save Rs 41,000 crore in energy. By electrification, we will reduce diesel consumption. Solar generation will help the environment too"...

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India will have 24x7 affordable and quality power by 2018: Piyush Goyal

Power Minister Piyush Goyal in a two-day state Power Ministers’ Conference appreciated the efforts of all the officials calling it one of the most successful, productive and outcome oriented conferences so far...

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#Acchedin! New dynamic Steel Policy approved to encourage domestic manufacuring

India is now third largest producer of steel globally. Steel is the backbone of any industrial economy in the modern world. To make this backbone stronger, the Union Cabinet has given its approval for National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017...

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New milestone achieved! Govt brightens 14311 villages under rural electrification scheme

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government till now brightened 14311 villages under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) till date. Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir were the major states where electrification is done...

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China backed Asian Bank passes first Indian loan of $160 million to Andhra Pradesh for power project

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved the first loan to India of USD 160 million in support of Andhra Pradesh 24x7 power project. The objective of the project is to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in the State of Andhra Pradesh...

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With Comfort of air travel, Tejas to run between Mumbai-Goa this June

From June the passenger can excitedly travel between Mumbai-Goa with the luxury like air travel. Railways will reveal a new premier train service between Mumbai and Goa with state-of-the-art facilities named ‘Tejas’...

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State power ministers’ two-day meet in New Delhi from May 3

Piyush Goel, Union Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, will inaugurate the two-day conference of the power, new and renewable energy, and mines ministers in New Delhi on May 3, an official release said here Sunday. ..

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Luminous India: Around 21 lakh LED Street Lights illuminating Nation; saving 295 million units yearly  

With the aim to replace 1.34 Crore conventional street lights with energy efficient LED lights, Prime Minister Previously launched 100 cities National Programme to convert conventional street and domestic lights with energy efficient LED lights, Now implemented in 23 States and Union Territories...

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#Swachhrail : Railways to develop waterless, odorless toilets soon

Concerning about the waterless toilets, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu called for the development of such toilet and addresses the issue of water scarcity on Thursday in an event organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He also asked for a concerted awareness campaign to educate people about the proper way of using toilets and not leave them dirty after use...

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Suresh Prabhu rules out privatisation of railways

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ruled out privatisation of the railways and said that the railways is a mode of last resort for common people for transportation and the government will have to bear the burden as well as the responsibility...

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PM Narendra Modi to launch first affordable flight service from Shimla

Taking a first step towards the affordable air service, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first affordable flight service called UDAN for Shimla-Delhi sector...

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India rolls on whopping development path; registers impressive infrastructural growth

India is now known to be one of the fastest developing countries, because of the whopping growth of the economy and infrastructural sectors including roads, railways, airports, ports, digital, electricity and coal. Notably, in three years regime of Modi government, India has seen highest ever average daily construction rate of 130 km, 953 km of new lines in the railway sector, 415 new projects identified in ports sector etc. Quick growth in the digital infrastructure sector and coal sector too...

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Singapore to provide cheaper, cleaner electricity using solar energy

Singapore’s largest renewable energy providers are planning for providing domestics with the cheaper electricity rates. It is said that the prices will get cheaper by 15% to 30% cheaper than current rates. Even there is a mobile app where consumers can buy clean energy with simple fingertips, which will allow them to track their carbon footprint...

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Metro rail to get expand in various cities of India with an aim to foster ‘Make in India’ dream

In various part of India, the metro rail are expanding their project rapidly. Started from Kolkata, then Delhi and recently in Mumbai. Metro companies to undertake in-house maintenance and develop local expertise...

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TRAI pilot project to start in Jharkhand on common duct for cables

Telecom regulator TRAI has begun a pilot project at Deoghar in Jharkhand to showcase a common duct that can hold fibres and cables from multiple service providers, eliminating the need for digging up of roads...

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Ministry of Railways and Maha Govt nod to give Mumbai trains a vestibule, automatic doors

Soon commuters will get to travel by railways having air conditioning systems fitted with automatic doors. Railway Ministry and the Maharashtra government gave a nod for various railway projects for the state...

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India’s clean energy dream gets closer with 750 MW Rewa Solar Park

Madhya Pradesh signed project agreements with solar power companies Yesterday making Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park a reality and helping India get closer to its 100 GW solar energy goal by 2022. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the lead transaction advisor for this project that will mobilize $550 million in private investment and avoid a million tons of GHG emissions. ..

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California group to come up with Camping tent installed with Solar panel

A camping tent that can use solar energy to meet the electricity needs of the homeless is in the process. The designing of the camping tent will be done by a group of Hispanic students living in California in order to help the needy...

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Travel leisurely in trains this Summer, Indian Railways brings out new facilities

Indian Railways has been bringing in many developmental changes for the common people. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has already launched ‘Summer Special’ trains along with training 500 motormen on high-speed technology...

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Doubling of Rail tracks, several other projects launched to strengthen rail connectivity

With the view to strengthening the rail connectivity, several projects like Passenger amenities at Adarsh Station- Salauna, doubling of railway tracks etc. Notably, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated Passenger amenities at Adarsh Station - Salauna and commenced the following works through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan on Monday...

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On roof travellers of Mumbai locals dropped by 66%

Local trains are known as Mumbai’s lifeline. Maximum people choose for local instead of the private vehicle which gets stuck in traffic during peak hours. Many people especially youngsters travel on the roof of local trains to avoid a rush. This year the number of youngsters traveling on the roof of local trains has significantly dropped by 66%...

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Automatic Door Closure System soon to get installed in Mumbai Locals

Railway will be soon back with Automatic Door Closure System on the suburban network. Western Railway (WR) said that to come back with the previously dropped project they had given a new contract to test a system which will help prevent deaths by falling from running trains...

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Waste Management, Catering policy to be implemented soon: Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu has brought in immense amount of changes and development in the Ministry, not to forget, also in the condition of the trains. Prabhu since 2014 has tabled policies and regulations in the benefit of common people. Although, we still see litter at railway platforms and unsuitable catering services. Suresh Prabhu has come up with two policies to improve the standards of waste management and catering services...

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Cabinet nod for India-Bangladesh pact in hydrocarbon sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of Framework of Understanding (FoU) on Cooperation in the Hydrocarbon Sector with Bangladesh. The proposed FoU is non-binding in nature and will be valid for five years...

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World Bank to develop Jharkhand in 7 key areas

Country Director of World Bank, Junaid Kamal Ahmad is in India and had a brief meeting with Jharkhand’s Chief Minister Raghubar Das on various issues faced by the state yesterday. He claimed that Jharkhand will receive all the technical help from the World Bank and will rise above the horizon of development in the coming years...

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Centre approves road development programmes worth Rs 2515 Cr for Chhattisgarh

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari sanctioned four significant road projects worth Rs 2525 crore for Chhattisgarh. At a high level meeting between the union minister and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, Gadkari agreed to kick start the projects during his visit to Chhattisgarh in May. In the meeting it was decided that Rs 690 crore will be spend for development of internal roads in towns with 18 bypass in Chhattisgarh. Three flyovers will be constructed on Raipur Durg road at the cost ..

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No Worries! Now you can keep a check on power failures with ease by ‘Urja Mitra’ mobile app

To serve the nation with 24x7 with affordable, quality and uninterrupted adequate power, ‘Urja Mitra’ app was launched which will empower citizens by real-time information sharing on the power supply. Also ‘Rural Feeder Monitoring Scheme’ was launched which aims to monitor the quantity and quality parameters of power supply in rural areas of the country...

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Iceland to power 1.6 million British homes using Magma

Iceland a volcanic island that produces all its electricity from geothermal energy and hydropower would enable in exporting more energy to revive a plan for building a power cable of 1,000-km long from Iceland to Britain for providing power to 1.6 million British homes. This would be the world's longest power interconnector...

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Japan plans to transform it into an emission free hydrogen society

Japan being a resource-poor country used to rely on nuclear plants before the Fukushima accident in 2011. After the accident, Japan almost stopped producing nuclear energy. Hence the recent source of energy almost comes from foreign sources; the country is now developing its technology for renewable energy. ..

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Indian Railway’s ‘Digital Contract’ to foster paperless system; aims for greater transparency

To foster the business and transparency with hassle free experience, Indian Railways today launched the ‘digital contract’. Digital contract terms for system of digitization of railways’ supply chain across all zones, to ensure greater transparency and ease of doing business...

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By June 30, 2017 all the Assam villages will get electrified

The Assam government will electrify all the villages by June 30, 2017. A unique identification number will also be generated for state-of-the art technological solutions for all consumers for their problems. All the villages will be electrified under the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana...

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Venkaiah Naidu launches 352 housing projects in 53 cities

The Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu launched 352 housing projects in 53 cities in 17 States across the country with an investment of over Rs.38,000 cr to build over 2 lakh houses...

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To secure lower berths for senior citizens; railways won’t allot seat no. even if ticket is confirmed

In order to secure the lower berths for women and senior citizens, Indian Railways will no longer allot the seat number while travelling from trains even if the ticket gets confirmed. The passenger will get just a "CNF" message on the confirmed ticket. And, the berth number will be allotted only four hours before the departure time of the train...

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Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone for Soler Power Plants in South Andaman

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Union Home Minister reviewed development projects of A&N Islands at Port Blair, who is on a three-day visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He laid the foundation stone for the Solar Power Plants of 17 MW capacity (Manglutan) and 8MW (Chidiyatapu), at Guptapara Village in South Andaman District today...

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India, Asian Development Bank joins hands to improve solar transmission system

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $175 million loan agreement to support construction of high voltage transmission systems to evacuate power generated from new mega solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve reliability of the national grid system here yesterday. The loan will be given to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) and will include subprojects in various locations in India. As an innovative feature, the project is designed to adopt ..

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Updated GARV app to eletrify rural India

GARV is a website and a mobile application developed by the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) of India to provide real-time data of the electrification work of 600 000 villages in the country. This app is part of a PM Modi’s mission to electrify rural India...

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Indian Railways take initiatives to improve sanitation for commuters

Supporting Swachh Bharat Campaign, Indian Railway regularly organises intensive campaigns with the only objective of significant and sustainable improvements in cleanliness standards of Trains and Railway premises including Railway stations said the Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain...

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Railway Minister, Rajen Gohain lays out measures to increase Railway Revenue

Railway Minister, Rajen Gohain in the Lok Sabha yesterday laid out measures to increase the railway revenue to meet higher revenue expenditure. He also explained how this will increase the surplus of revenue by 9.8% in Gross Traffic Receipts in 2017-18...

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TATA Power launches ‘solar microgrid’ project to lighten the remote areas of Odisha

Today the remote areas are still under the cast of darkness. To overcome this and lighten the 255 residents of a remote Baliapal village in Kalinganagar in coastal Odisha TATA Steel in collaboration with TATA Power has unveiled a ‘solar microgrid’ project in Baliapal. This project aims to provide uninterrupted power to the remote villages of Odisha...

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PMGSY sets new record; 47,350 kms road construction in one year

Government of India goes one step further to develop Rural India.2016-17 has witnessed highest PMGSY road construction in last 7 years. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme, launched in 2000 to improve rural road connectivity which leads to the improvement of increased agricultural incomes and productive employment opportunities. With a straight hike to 47,350 kms constructed PMGSY roads from 36,449 kms in last year, the scheme has achieved a new level of success this ..

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Mizoram becomes 27th state to Join UDAY scheme, aims to derive net benefit of Rs.198 crore

The State of Mizoram increases the number of states/union territories covered under UDAY scheme by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of India under the scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for operational improvement of the State’s Power Distribution Department. Mizoram would benifite approximately RS.198 crores with the help of UDAY, by way of cheaper funds, reduction in AT&C and transmission losses, interventions in energy efficiency, etc. during the period of ..

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40,000 bio-toilets will be installed in railway this year

Bearing a capacity of 55,000 an Indian Railways carries over eight billion passengers a year. As a traveller uses the moving train’s toilet, the shits are directly slipped down on the tracks which are not only harmful but a carrier of the deadly polio virus as it enters local groundwater systems. The water spilled from train can damage cement sleepers and some time can make track sleeper. To avoid this issues government had come up with Bio-Toilets in railway trains and station...

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India’s longest Chenani-Nashri tunnel set to open for commuters from tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be dedicating the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, India’s longest highways tunnel to the nation on 2nd April. The tunnel is situated in the state Jammu and Kashmir. This tunnel is Asia's longest, worlds 6th largest tunnel and is 100% eco-friendly...

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Summers to be exciting with 626 special trains by CR

s Summers are round the corner, first thing that clicks in everyone’s mind is a never-ending detoxifying vacay. All the childhood nostalgia comes back to us when we think of summer vacation...

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New milestone achieved! Govt brightens 13,002 villages under rural electrification scheme

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government brightened 13,002 villages under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) till date. Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir were the major states where electrification is done...

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National Rail Museum to have 24 hr high speed WI-FI service

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has been launching many services for the common people. Recently, he has computerized rail booking systems; has given concession in online booking; launched Deen Dayalu Coach Scheme; has taken measurements for the protection of elephants and much more. Today, he inaugurated a high speed rail wire WI-FI facility in the National Rail Museum. Earlier, Suresh Prabhu had made WI-FI hotspot kiosks available to public at 500 remote stations. No wonder, people are immensely ..

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Railway takes several measures to provide good quality, hygienic food to all passengers

Indian Railways have taken several steps in order to provide good quality and hygienic food to the passengers recently. Railways have developed and operationalized an institutionalized mechanism for monitoring of quality and hygiene of catering services through regular inspections at various levels to address catering complaints...

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UDAY becomes the umbrella for 25 States; Karnataka tops under UDAY scheme

In order to rescue debt laden state power distribution companies DISCOM or Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana was topped by the Karnataka. Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh join the government’s power distribution reform scheme Ujjwal Discom Yojana (UDAY)...

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India has now turned from net importer to net exporter of electricity for 1st time

India has turned around from a net importer of electricity to net exporter of electricity agreed the Central Electricity Authority, the Designated Authority of Government of India for Cross Border Trade of Electricity. It is the first time in Indian history...

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Nagpur to host national seminar on Smart City Project

In order to address the issues and challenges arising with the rapid Urbanisation Nagpur is all set for the two-day national convection on ‘Smart City’. Nagpur Municipal Corporation in association with Elets Techno media Pvt will be hosting this mega event. The conference is schedule on April 7 and 8 at Hotel Le Meridien...

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‘Mission 41K’ aims to save Rs.41,000 Crores of Indian Railways by switching to solar energy

Indian Railways is on the path to adopt solar energy over the next 10 years which will help to save around Rs. 41,000 Crores on electricity expenses. This was announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu while talking about ‘Mission 41K’ which aims to save electricity consumption charges...

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94 out of 500 cities topped credit ratings as Smart Cites and AMRUT cities

Ninety four of the 500 cities which are included in the Smart City Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) have obtained ratings which are necessary for issuing Municipal Bonds for mobilization of resources. The development comes as the exercise of the Credit ratings of cities and towns is gaining momentum. During review of progress of the Credit Rating exercise taken by Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu yesterday, it was revealed that 55 of these cities ..

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Railway to set up Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks at 500 remote stations; to provide internet connectivity

Railways will soon set up Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks at 500 stations situated in remote areas in order to help people access an array of online services, including several government schemes. Railwire Saathi, an initiative by the Railways to provide internet connectivity in remote areas. However, the scheme is expected to be operational by May, this year...

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Proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue will be the world’s tallest memorial

The proposed statue of Warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mumbai will be revised few metres higher on the Mumbai skyline to make it the world’s tallest. The statue will be revised from 192m to 210m which will become the tallest statue in the world. The change is necessary to ensure that the monument exceeds the height of the Spring Temple Buddha in Lushan County, China, which currently stands at 208m...

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12,661 villages brightened under rural scheme DDUGJY says Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government brightened 12,661 villages under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) till date. The electrification is done in the major states of the nation...

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India, Asian Development Bank joins hands for renovating roads in MP

Modi Government has an ambitious plan for the improvement of roads in Madhya Pradesh. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $350 million loan for improving about 1,500 kilometers of major district roads in Madhya Pradesh in line with the State’s Road Development Plan...

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Government gives nod for 18 new airports costing Rs 30,000 crores

The government has given an in-principle approval for setting up of 18 airports which together are estimated to cost nearly Rs 30,000 crore. Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha today said that the government has granted "in principle" approval for the Greenfield airports...

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Calm Down! Indian Railway to satisfy passengers by providing meal rate card

The Ministry of Railways had come up with the new rate card for the meals, tea, coffee, water bottles, etc. sold inside the train by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Recently they received frequents complaints related to quality of food and the overpricing by the registered vendors of IRCTC...

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Pack your bags folks! Travel in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto at ordinary express rates soon

To provide a ‘passenger free’ experience to commuters Ministry of Railways has launched a new scheme where travelers can get to travel in other premium trains with confirmed accommodation even if they have booked their tickets in one express...

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Railways is a big entity, covers all socio-economic aspects says Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu while speaking in Round Table Conference on improving the Quality of Catering Services provided over Indian Railways said, “Railways is a big entity. All Socio-Economic aspects are being covered by Railways. Reach of Railways is very large from education to sports to biodiversity.”..

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Govt aims to develop India into a global innovation hub by 2020

Science and Technology Minister Y. S. Chowdary after inaugurating the 5th Foundation Day of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) in New Delhi said, “We aim to develop India into a global innovation hub by 2020 and BIRAC has paved the way to deliver on that mandate.”..

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Odisha to expand railway infrastructure to improve train services and facilities for commuters

To boost and expand the railway network in Odisha Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled dozens of projects to strengthen the railway infrastructure. Besides expanding the railway network, the goal is to improve the railway stations and improve train services and facilities for the passengers...

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Maha Govt will set up Textile Park to encourage employment and new opportunities for youths

To give a boost to employment and provide better opportunities for farmers to reap maximum benefits the Maharashtra government has reserved 93 hectares of land in Lohara MIDC of the district for setting up a Textile Park, work on which will begin soon...

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India’s one of the highest Sikkim’s Pakyong airports will be operational this year

Extending hopes towards the new Greenfield airport at Pakyong Miniter for aviation Jayant Sinha assured about it getting operational soon. The project of the airport was delayed due to the rehabilitation process. This will provide connectivity and boost tourism on the higher scale...

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Indian Railways soon to provide Wi-Fi in running trains and solar roof tops to combat climate issues

In order to contribute towards digitalization free Wi-Fi services have been provided to 50 lakh passengers at 115 railway stations across the country. The railways propose to provide such facility in running trains soon. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu claimed that this is the biggest and fastest public Wi-Fi in the world...

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Western Railway brings ‘Talkback system’ in ladies coach to safeguard women

In order to provide complete safety for the women in a train, Western Railway (WR) installed a `talk-back' communication system in ladies' coaches to allow them to alert the guard in an emergency. The talkback system is placed in the ladies coach of two trains on an experimental basis and is an initiative to improve women security, especially when they are traveling at odd hours. The system is tested on trains running between Churchgate and Virar...

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Karnataka to set up India’s first ‘Hybrid Solar Park’ to generate maximum power supply

To combat the challenges faced due to climate change every one is stepping forward to adopt and utilize the clean energy to cut down carbon emissions which are harmful. After Andhra planned to adopt solar farming, Karnataka joins to develop hybrid energy park which combines solar and wind energy equally to generate power...

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Railways introduces 33% sub-quota for women in catering units

To empower women Indian Railways has introduced 33 percent of sub-quota for women in the allotment of food stalls at all Category of stations as a special provision in the new catering policy. Under this policy, a Sub-Quota of 33% for women in allotment of each of the reserved catering units is being introduced on Indian Railways in order to extend economic empowerment for women. It is also in compliance with the announcement made in Railway Budget 2016-17. There are approximately 8000 Minor Catering ..

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