Category Articles: Central Government

PM to interact with beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from UP on 27 October

October 26, 2020

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from Uttar Pradesh on 27 October at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh will also be present on the occasion. PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme was launched on 1 June, 2020 to help poor street vendors, impacted by COVID-19, resume livelihood activities. Till date, a total of more than 24 lakh applications have been received under the sc...Read More

Centre transfers Rs. 6,000 crore as first tranche to Gujarat and others as GST compensation

October 23, 2020
Centre transfers Rs. 6,000 crore as first tranche to Gujarat and others as GST compensation

New Delhi: The Government of India has evolved a special borrowing window to addressthe shortfall in the GST collection during the year 2020 – 2021. 21 States and 2 Union Territories opted for this special window involving back-to-back borrowing coordinated by the Ministry of Finance. Out of these, five States did not have any shortfall on account of GST compensation. Today, the Central Government borrowed and transferred Rs.6,000crores as first tranche to 16 States namely Andhra Pradesh, ...Read More

Govt of India announces further relaxation in visa and travel restrictions

October 22, 2020
Govt of India announces further relaxation in visa and travel restrictions

New Delhi: In view of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India had taken a series of steps to curtail the inward and outward movement of international passengers since February, 2020. A decision has been taken to make a graded relaxation in visa and travel restrictions for more categories of foreign nationals and Indian nationals who wish to enter or leave India. The Government has today announced its decision to permit all OCI and PIO card holders and all ...Read More

Centre appreciates Gujarat over improvement in COVID19 situation

October 19, 2020
Centre appreciates Gujarat over improvement in COVID19 situation

New Delhi: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today interacted with Sh. Nitinbhai Patel, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Health and Medical Education, Gujarat in the presence of district collectors of all the districts and senior health officials of the State and the Union. On the management of COVID in Gujarat,Dr. Harsh Vardhan noted, “From being one of the top affected states earlier, the state has shown remarkable stride to have a recovery rate of 90.57...Read More

PM Modi to e-dedicate Girnar Ropeway on October 24

October 15, 2020
PM Modi to e-dedicate Girnar Ropeway on October 24

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Rs. 100 crore Girnar ropeway project in Junagadh district on October 24 via video conferencing. State Chief Minister may attend this function in Junagadh. The Prime Minister on October 24 will also launch the Dinkar Yojana for daytime agriculture power supply. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate Rs. 300 crore UN Mehta Heart Hospital building for children. Prime Minister's visit to Ahmedabad and Statue of Unity in Gujarat is sc...Read More

Works on crucial and strategic 14.15 km Zojila Tunnel to commence on Oct 15 with the first blasting

October 14, 2020
Works on crucial and strategic 14.15 km Zojila Tunnel to commence on Oct 15 with the first blasting

New Delhi: Finally the works on crucial strategic Zosila Tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir will kick off. Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari will initiate the first blasting for Zozila Tunnel in J&K tomorrow. The tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh (Ladakh plateau) on NH-1, and will bring about an all-round economic and socio–cultural integration of Jammu & Kashmir (Now UTs of J&K and Ladakh). It involves co...Read More

GSFC’s indigenous variety of ‘Calcium Nitrate’ & ‘Boronated Calcium Nitrate’ launched

October 09, 2020
GSFC’s indigenous variety of ‘Calcium Nitrate’ & ‘Boronated Calcium Nitrate’ launched

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and MoS ( I/c) for Shipping Shri Mansukh Mandaviya launched indigenous variety of Calcium Nitrate’ & 'Boronated Calcium Nitrate' manufactured by Gujrat State Fertilizers and Chemicals -GSFC India Ltd through video Conference . ‘Calcium Nitrate’ & 'Boronated Calcium Nitrate is being manufactured for the first time in India. Till now, it was imported from other countries. Speaking on the occasion Shri Mandaviya said that ...Read More

PM to launch physical distribution phase of SVAMITVA Scheme; Drone surveys are part of the initiative

October 09, 2020
PM to launch physical distribution phase of SVAMITVA Scheme; Drone surveys are part of the initiative

New Delhi: In a historic move set to transform rural India and empower millions of Indians, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the physical distribution of Property Cards under the SVAMITVA Scheme on 11th October, via video conferencing. The launch will enable around one lakh property holders to download their Property Cards through the SMS link delivered on their mobile phones. This would be followed by physical distribution of the Property Cards by the respective State government...Read More

E Sanjeevani OPD scheme for free online medical consultation launched in Gujarat

October 08, 2020
E Sanjeevani OPD scheme for free online medical consultation launched in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani e-dedicated online e-Sanjeevani OPDs scheme across Gujarat through videoconferencing in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel here today to provide medical facility online to patients for common diseases at their homes with a view to reducing the load on hospitals and OPDs Speaking on the occasion, he said the novel scheme, launched by the Central Government, would prove maximum beneficial particularly during the social distancing being mai...Read More

Live: Smriti Irani addresses media in Gandhinagar over farm bills passed by parliament

October 05, 2020

GANDHINAGAR: Union minister Smriti Irani on Monday ridiculed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as a "VIP kisan" after photographs showed him sitting on a cushioned seat on a tractor during his party's protest rally in Punjab against the Centre's new farm laws. Gandhi is holding a series of tractor rallies named 'Kheti Bachao Yatra' across the Congress-ruled northern state to protest against the three farm laws being seen as major reforms in the agriculture sector. "He is someone who uses a ...Read More

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