Articles about Central Government

Supreme Court gives 24-hour ultimatum over Delhi air pollution

02 Dec 2021

Supreme Court gives 24-hour ultimatum over Delhi air pollution

The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on the Centre and the governments of Delhi and neighboring states over air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Delhi: SC pulls up Centre over delay in pollution-control measures

24 Nov 2021

Delhi: SC pulls up Centre over delay in pollution-control measures

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticized the Centre for delay in the implementation of pollution-control measures in Delhi.

Central Vista: Centre seeks bids for new PMO, India House

10 Nov 2021

Central Vista: Centre seeks bids for new PMO, India House

The Centre has invited bids for the construction of the Executive Enclave as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project.

Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for central government employees

21 Oct 2021

Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for central government employees

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a 3% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners.

Power companies allowed to import 10% of their coal requirement

13 Oct 2021

Power companies allowed to import 10% of their coal requirement

In a bid to mitigate the supply issues faced by India's coal-fired power plants, the Power Ministry on Tuesday reportedly allowed the power producers using domestic coal to import up to 10% of their coal requirement.

Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

10 Oct 2021

Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

Amid warnings of a power crisis due to coal shortage, the Centre said on Saturday that an increase in demand for electricity due to the revival of the economy is leading to the depletion of coal stocks at power plants.

Tejashwi Yadav reaches out to non-BJP leaders on caste census

25 Sep 2021

Tejashwi Yadav reaches out to non-BJP leaders on caste census

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday reached out to non-BJP leaders across the country seeking their support on the issue of caste census for backward classes, which has received a cold shoulder from the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

Centre to soon announce new cooperative policy: Amit Shah

25 Sep 2021

Centre to soon announce new cooperative policy: Amit Shah

Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre will soon introduce a new cooperative policy and work in tandem with states to strengthen the cooperative movement.

Lalu charges BJP-RSS combine with 'apathy' toward OBCs and EBCs

24 Sep 2021

Lalu charges BJP-RSS combine with 'apathy' toward OBCs and EBCs

Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday charged BJP-RSS combine with "apathy" toward OBCs and EBCs, a day after the Centre told the Supreme Court that it would not be able to enumerate numerically powerful social groups as part of the census.

Centre 'cherry-picking' candidates for tribunal appointments; SC warns contempt proceedings

15 Sep 2021

Centre 'cherry-picking' candidates for tribunal appointments; SC warns contempt proceedings

The Supreme Court Wednesday came down heavily on the Centre for "cherry-picking" appointments from its tribunal waitlist rather than appointing persons recommended by the Search and Selection Committees (SCSCs).

Efforts on to resolve border dispute with Assam: Mizoram minister

09 Sep 2021

Efforts on to resolve border dispute with Assam: Mizoram minister

The Mizoram government has devised strategies and making massive efforts to resolve the long-standing border dispute with neighboring Assam, state Home Minister Lalchamliana told the assembly on Thursday.

Respond to pleas challenging IT Rules: Delhi HC to Centre

27 Aug 2021

Respond to pleas challenging IT Rules: Delhi HC to Centre

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Centre to reply to pleas by Facebook and WhatsApp challenging the new IT Rules for social media intermediaries requiring the messaging app to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.

Kerala HC questions Centre about 84-day gap between Covishield doses

24 Aug 2021

Kerala HC questions Centre about 84-day gap between Covishield doses

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre whether the 84-day gap between two doses of Covishield was based on the availability of the vaccine or its efficacy.

Government trashes reports on missing July-end target of vaccine administration

27 Jul 2021

Government trashes reports on missing July-end target of vaccine administration

The government on Tuesday dismissed media reports that claimed that India will miss the end-July target of administering 50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses as "ill-informed and misrepresenting" and asserted that over 51.60 crore vaccine doses will be supplied from January to July 31.

Government seeks extension till January 9 for framing CAA rules

27 Jul 2021

Government seeks extension till January 9 for framing CAA rules

The Central Government has sought an extension till January 9 for framing rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Parliament in 2019, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Centre should take cognizance of Rafale deal corruption allegations: Mayawati

05 Jul 2021

Centre should take cognizance of Rafale deal corruption allegations: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati on Monday said on Twitter that the Centre should take cognizance of the alleged "corruption" in the Rafale deal.

Teams rushed to states reporting high number of COVID-19 cases

02 Jul 2021

Teams rushed to states reporting high number of COVID-19 cases

The Centre on Friday deputed multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Manipur in view of the high number of COVID-19 cases being reported by these states.

Ensure lockdown opening up is 'carefully calibrated,' Centre tells states

19 Jun 2021

Ensure lockdown opening up is 'carefully calibrated,' Centre tells states

The easing of COVID-19-related lockdown norms has led to crowding in some markets and other places, the Centre said today, as it urged states to ensure the "extremely important" five-fold strategy of COVID-19 appropriate behavior, test-track-treat, and vaccination to prevent the spread of the disease.

J&K: Centre to hold all-party meeting to discuss delimitation exercise

19 Jun 2021

J&K: Centre to hold all-party meeting to discuss delimitation exercise

The Centre will hold an all-party meeting on Jammu & Kashmir next week to discuss the delimitation process—redrawing and re-adjustment of constituencies—and has reached out to mainstream parties. This could eventually pave the way for Assembly elections.

Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

04 May 2021

Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Centre over its Central Vista project.

PSUs asked to dedicate separate hospital wards for COVID-19 management

16 Apr 2021

PSUs asked to dedicate separate hospital wards for COVID-19 management

To augment hospital infrastructure for the management of severe cases of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry has advised all central ministries to ask hospitals under their control or PSUs to set up dedicated hospital wards or separate blocks within hospitals for COVID-19 care.

Coronavirus: SC orders Centre to ensure timely salaries for healthcare-workers

31 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: SC orders Centre to ensure timely salaries for healthcare-workers

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Centre to ensure healthcare workers, leading the battle against coronavirus, are paid salaries on time, something which it had ordered earlier as well.

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

22 Apr 2020

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.

Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

24 Feb 2020

Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

A right-wing activist has announced a bounty of Rs. 10 lakh on a Bengaluru student booked for raising pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bengaluru recently.

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

09 Oct 2019

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

Diwali has come early for lakhs of central government employees as the Centre on Wednesday announced that their Dearness Allowance will be increased by 5%.

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

03 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is the most sought-after examination for teaching aspirants in the country.

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

22 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: How to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)?

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is the most sought-after examination for teaching aspirants in the country.

#CareerBytes: GATE or IES/ESE - Which one should you choose?

26 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: GATE or IES/ESE - Which one should you choose?

In India, engineering remains the most preferred professional course among youngsters given the vast prospects it offers.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.

How a Class-XII dropout became IAS officer after 19 years

09 Jun 2019

How a Class-XII dropout became IAS officer after 19 years

Every year, lakhs of students appear for the Union Public Service Commission civil services examination, having prepared extensively to become IAS officers. However, only a few hundred get to achieve their dreams.

ISRO invites applications for Technical Assistant at Delhi headquarters

07 Jun 2019

ISRO invites applications for Technical Assistant at Delhi headquarters

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has invited online applications for the post of Technical Assistant (Electrical) in New Delhi.

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

28 May 2019

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

Becoming a civil servant is one of the most sought-after, respected and challenging career choices in India.

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

22 Mar 2019

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

The Center has banned Jammu & Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik-led outfit, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), under the anti-terror law.

Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

08 Dec 2018

Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today asked the youths of Indian diaspora to be part of the country's growth story and become ambassadors to spread the message of development.

Millenials in China securing loans in exchange of nudes

03 Dec 2018

Millenials in China securing loans in exchange of nudes

With rapid growth of technology, one would think securing loans must be easy now.

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

03 Dec 2018

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

27 Nov 2018

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

25 Nov 2018

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

As devotees poured in Ayodhya today to attend the VHP's 'Dharam Sabha', Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) (PSP) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav submitted a memorandum to UP Governor Ram Naik urging him to maintain law and order in the state.

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

25 Nov 2018

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away today at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest, doctors said. He was 85.

J&K Governor wants 5 new medical colleges functional by 2019

16 Nov 2018

J&K Governor wants 5 new medical colleges functional by 2019

Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, has called for expeditious completion of all necessary infrastructural and other facilities to ensure that the five new medical colleges in the state start functioning from the next academic session.