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10 new nuclear reactors in India

The domestic nuclear manufacturing industry just got a major boost with the government announcing plans to indigenously design and build 10 Pressurized Heavy Water Rectors (PHWR) on a fast track mode. Coming at a time when the NDA government is completing its third year in office, Union Minister of Power Piyush Goyal made the dramatic announcement in a meeting with the press. The move is expected to give ‘Make in India’ initiative its biggest fillip [...]

three years of modi government

On 16 May, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed three years in office. With just two more years left before the party returns to the people seeking re-election, it is a good time to take stock of what the government promised and how much has been fulfilled. Towards that end, an organization called LocalCircles organised a 3 year governance assessment poll conducted over a three week period and covering 40,000 respondents, who collectively sent in [...]

next president of india

The forthcoming Presidential elections to elect India’s 14th President is expected to be a fierce contest between the ruling NDA and a fragmented opposition. There is a lot at stake as President Pranab Mukherjee retires on 25 July and the next President has to be elected before that date. Hectic political parleys are already underway with the Congress trying to come out of its political wilderness in trying to motivate a divided opposition to put [...]

Swachh Survekshan 2017

Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu released the Swachh Survekshan 2017, an annual report that rates the cleanliness in municipalities of 500 cities and towns of India. The 2017 report ranks Indore (M.P) as No.1 cleanest city in India with Bhopal (M.P) at No.2. The ignominy of being ranked the dirtiest went to Gonda (U.P) with the next dirtiest going to Bhusawal (Maharashtra). Gujarat has the distinction of having 12 of its cities in [...]

Banking Regulation Act Amendment

Bank loan defaulters will now find it more difficult to get away as the RBI gets more teeth to deal with the problem. The Cabinet has just cleared a proposal to amend Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act through an ordinance and sent the same to the President for his assent. The overall non-performing assets (NPAs) of the banks has crossed Rs 6.07 lakh crore as on 31st December 2016, of which the public [...]

mp adopts first jan-dec fiscal year format

Late last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had indicated that his government would consider doing away with the colonial legacy of adhering to the April – March financial year cycle. Such a move could mean reworking the entire budgetary and tax filing systems. Before the union government could study the consequences of such a shift and present this idea to the union cabinet, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to move the budget cycle [...]

indian railways digitisation

Speaking at a function in Raipur, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently said: “Development of rail would lead to the development of the country.” Indeed, the kind of value that the railways imparts to the country on its social, economic, geographic and strategic plane, Suresh Prabhu’s statement could not be seen as an exaggeration. It is virtually the country’s lifeline, which started its journey in 1853 when the first train chugged out of Bori Bunder station [...]

Project UDAN

On 27 April Narendra Modi will be starting the first flight under the UDAN scheme. The programme is supposed to provide impetus to regional connectivity by way of low-cost flights. He will be launching a flight that will ply in the sector between Shimla and Delhi. The first flight will be operated from the Jubbar Hatti Airport in the vicinity of Shimla by Alliance Airlines. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), there are two [...]

April 26, 2017
Aadhar Cards for Cows

  India is one country that has a sizeable number of people who worship cows. In fact, in India cows have been worshiped since ancient times. They have always enjoyed special status. Article 48 of Indian Constitution makes it obligatory for the State to stop the slaughter of cows and calves. So, it is not as if cows have only religious importance – they are constitutionally supported as well. Among all the animals in India, [...]

delhi mcd election results 2017

MCD Elections Results Party Name 2017 – Seats Won 2012 – Seats Won BJP 184 138 AAP 46 Did not contest Congress 30 77 Others 10 57   Beating about 10 years of anti-incumbency, the Bharatiya Janata Party has made a clean sweep of the MCD elections in Delhi. Three of the five civic bodies in the state – East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation – went to [...]