Day: August 1, 2018

Nationwide ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’ released;  Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Rajasthan emerge as ‘Front Runner’ states

August 1, 2018

As part of its commitment to create awareness about energy efficiency as a resource and also to develop an action plan for energy conservation initiatives, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), today released the ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’, which assesses state policies and programmes aimed at improving […]

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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind  on the occasion of presentation of the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards

August 1, 2018

[unable to retrieve full-text content] I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to be associated with the parliamentary system as a member of the Upper House and now as President of India.   I was here, in the Parliament Annexe, on July 24, 2018, at an event to mark the completion of three […]

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President of India Presents Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the years 2013-2017; says to meet the expectations of the people of India is the touchstone to judge the efficacy of the Parliamentary system

August 1, 2018

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the years 2013-2017 today (August 1, 2018) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated all those being conferred with the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award – Smt Najma Heptulla, Shri Hukmdev Narayan Yadav, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shri Dinesh Trivedi […]

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Limit of Free Luggage in Trains

August 1, 2018

Passengers travelling over all Indian Railways are permitted to carry luggage free of charge with them in the compartment up to 70 Kgs. in First AC, 50 Kgs. in First Class/AC-2 tier, 40 Kgs. in AC 3-tier/AC Chair Car/Sleeper Class and 35 Kgs. in Second Class.    Passengers are allowed to book and carry excess […]

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Insurance of Rail Passengers

August 1, 2018

An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme was launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Confirmed/RAC Railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) portal at the premium of Rs. 0.92 per passenger. Under the scheme, sum assured is paid to the victim/family or legal heir of the victim as the […]

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Overhauling of Railway Coaches

August 1, 2018

All the coaches running on Indian Railways are periodically overhauled as prescribed in maintenance manuals / instructions. The Government has allocated ₹9277 crore for the periodic overhauling/servicing of railway coaches in Budget Estimates 2018-19. Acquisition of new coaches for replacement of over-aged stock is a continuous process on Indian Railways. Coaches are replaced after attaining […]

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Shortage of Funds

August 1, 2018

All non-exempt Ministries/Departments, including Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Power and Ministry of Shipping, are required to earmark 10% of their schematic budget for the North Eastern Region. The Government had enhanced the earmarked outlay for NER under 10% Gross Budgetary Support […]

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Funds for North Eastern Region

August 1, 2018

Data regarding allocation of funds to Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and expenditure incurred during the period 2015-2016 to 2018-2019 is given below:-           (Rs. in crore) 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 Budget Estimates 2362.74 2430.01 2682.45 3000.00 Actual Expenditure  1986.79 2495.84 2513.97 (Provisional) 396.43 (as on 27.07.2018) The Ministry of Development of North […]

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Corporates undertake Namami Gange Projects as part of their CSR activity

August 1, 2018

The banks of River Ganga are set to get a major facelift as several corporates have undertaken CSR projects for ghat cleaning and development, afforestation, provision of amenities and similar work under Namami Gange programme. Companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Indorama Corporation, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Hinduja Group, Arcelor Mittal, New Indian Express, Bajaj […]

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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – June, 2018

August 1, 2018

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2018 increased by 2 points and pegged at 291 (two hundred and ninety one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.69 per cent between May, 2018 and June, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.72 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year. The maximum […]

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