Articles about Central Government

Contain mosquito-borne diseases or face imprisonment: Delhi-HC tells government officials

12 Apr 2018

Contain mosquito-borne diseases or face imprisonment: Delhi-HC tells government officials

"No human or animal should be co-existing with garbage," said Delhi High Court yesterday reprimanding the Delhi government and civic agencies for their lackadaisical attitude in containing mosquito-borne diseases.

Rs. 350 coin to mark Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary

27 Mar 2018

Rs. 350 coin to mark Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary

The government will come out with a Rs. 350 commemorative coin to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last Sikh Guru.

Dearness Allowance hiked by 2% for central government employees

07 Mar 2018

Dearness Allowance hiked by 2% for central government employees

The Union Cabinet today increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its 11 million employees and pensioners to 7 per cent, from 5 per cent, from January 1, 2018.

Delhi municipal bodies to launch over 150 electric cars

06 Mar 2018

Delhi municipal bodies to launch over 150 electric cars

By March end, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will launch 75 electric vehicles, in tandem with Central Government's mission of switching to e-vehicles by 2030.

With Bengaluru facility, Microsoft announces first India solar energy deal

06 Mar 2018

With Bengaluru facility, Microsoft announces first India solar energy deal

Helping India do its part for preventing climate change, tech giant Microsoft on Tuesday announced its first renewable energy deal in the country.

Legendary boxer, Kaur Singh struggles to pay for medical treatment

13 Dec 2017

Legendary boxer, Kaur Singh struggles to pay for medical treatment

69-year-old Indian boxing icon, Kaur Singh is the latest victim of apathy against sports persons in the country.

Bengaluru AI start-up develops speech-to-text technology supporting 9 Indian languages

24 Oct 2017

Bengaluru AI start-up develops speech-to-text technology supporting 9 Indian languages

Bengaluru-based Liv.ai Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up has developed a speech-recognition technology that converts speech-to-text for those who don't speak English.

Gujarat: Petrol-price cut by Rs. 2.93, diesel by Rs. 2.72

10 Oct 2017

Gujarat: Petrol-price cut by Rs. 2.93, diesel by Rs. 2.72

Petrol and diesel are set to get cheaper in Gujarat after a 4% cut in VAT. Till now, the state government had been levying a 24% VAT on both.

Flood crisis: Centre blames State governments over unutilized relief funds

28 Jul 2017

Flood crisis: Centre blames State governments over unutilized relief funds

Nearly 600 people have died in floods or landslides across the country in 2017.

Opposition parties offer Centre unequivocal support on #SikkimStandoff

15 Jul 2017

Opposition parties offer Centre unequivocal support on #SikkimStandoff

All opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC and CPM, have offered the Central government their unequivocal support in the ongoing standoff between India and Chinese troops at Doka La, near Sikkim.

Meghalaya: Central govt. should compensate for losses from GST

08 Jul 2017

Meghalaya: Central govt. should compensate for losses from GST

Meghalaya CM has asserted that the Central Government is legally bound to compensate the state in case of any losses incurred during the initial GST implementation.

WhatsApp privacy- SC to hear case on May 15

15 May 2017

WhatsApp privacy- SC to hear case on May 15

The SC will hear on May 15 a petition against WhatsApp sharing users' information with Facebook, alleging it amounted to breach of privacy.

Mumbai- 5 arrested from film-industry for trafficking children to Paris

12 May 2017

Mumbai- 5 arrested from film-industry for trafficking children to Paris

On Thursday, 5 people from the film industry including a make-up artist and a spotboy were arrested in a case involving trafficking of children to Paris.

Bengaluru- School children crowd-fund for heart surgeries

11 May 2017

Bengaluru- School children crowd-fund for heart surgeries

More than 50 students from Delhi Public School Yelahanka, belonging to standards 9,10 and 12 have initiated a crowd-funding campaign for 60 days.

Justin Bieber may take a chopper ride to concert venue

08 May 2017

Justin Bieber may take a chopper ride to concert venue

According to a source from the organizers of the Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber may take a chopper to the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on 10th May.

After "lal batti" ban, Netas look to sirens as replacement

02 May 2017

After "lal batti" ban, Netas look to sirens as replacement

As red beacons go off cars from May 1, netas in Madhya Pradesh and Telangana have brought out sirens instead.

"Lal Batti": Govt bans use from May 1

19 Apr 2017

"Lal Batti": Govt bans use from May 1

The government has banned use of red beacons from May 1: only five dignitaries - the president, prime minister, vice-president, chief justice and Lok Sabha speaker - will be exempted.

Regional airlines: Captain Gopinath of Air-Deccan fame makes a comeback

01 Apr 2017

Regional airlines: Captain Gopinath of Air-Deccan fame makes a comeback

Captain G.R. Gopinath, the man behind the Air Deccan franchise which pioneered low-cost airfares in India, is set to make a comeback.

Sri Lanka arrests 10 Indian fishermen for crossing maritime boundary

21 Mar 2017

Sri Lanka arrests 10 Indian fishermen for crossing maritime boundary

Sri Lankan navy on March 21 arrested 10 Indian fishermen from near Katchatheevu for having allegedly crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line.

Dearness allowance hiked by 2%

16 Mar 2017

Dearness allowance hiked by 2%

The government has announced a 2% hike in the dearness allowance, benefiting 50 lakh government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

IS threat imposes high-alert on Capital city

10 Mar 2017

IS threat imposes high-alert on Capital city

Delhi has been put on high-alert with intelligence inputs suggesting that the capital may be targeted by the Islamic State to "avenge" the encounter killing of the terrorist in Lucknow.

Government voices concerns to Sri Lanka over fisherman's killing

07 Mar 2017

Government voices concerns to Sri Lanka over fisherman's killing

Government of India voiced its grave concerns over the killing of an Indian fisherman yesterday reportedly by the Sri Lankan Navy.

After Swamy's intervention, Arnab changes channel name to 'Republic TV'

31 Jan 2017

After Swamy's intervention, Arnab changes channel name to 'Republic TV'

BJP Parliamentarian, Subramanian Swamy had raised his opinion against the name of Arnab Goswami's proposed news channel, 'Republic.'

Nalanda gets its 3rd Chancellor- Vijay Bhatkar

28 Jan 2017

Nalanda gets its 3rd Chancellor- Vijay Bhatkar

Pranab Mukherjee formally appointed scientist Vijay Bhatkar as the next Chancellor of Nalanda University, Rajgir.

'Republic' in breach of Indian laws

28 Jan 2017

'Republic' in breach of Indian laws

Arnab Goswami, former editor-in-chief of Times Now, has recently announced the launch of his news start-up 'Republic'.

Digital Aadhaars now available through DigiLocker

28 Jan 2017

Digital Aadhaars now available through DigiLocker

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has recently been integrated with DigiLocker as a registered user.

Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik to receive Padma Shri

25 Jan 2017

Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik to receive Padma Shri

Some of the Padma awardees of 2017 are as under:

MS Dhoni, PV Sindhu will feature in Padma Award list

25 Jan 2017

MS Dhoni, PV Sindhu will feature in Padma Award list

Central Government has cleared names of India's Olympians Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu and her coach, P Gopichand for this year's Padma Awards.

2 boys clicking selfies on railway tracks killed

17 Jan 2017

2 boys clicking selfies on railway tracks killed

Two teenagers named Yash Kumar (16) and Shubham (14), were crushed under a running train while posing for selfies between two railway tracks at Anand Vihar in East Delhi.

SC issues notice to Facebook, WhatsApp

16 Jan 2017

SC issues notice to Facebook, WhatsApp

SC has issued notices to the Central Government, TRAI, Facebook and WhatsApp.

Live-wire kills a youth taking selfie on a train

14 Jan 2017

Live-wire kills a youth taking selfie on a train

A 20-year-old engineering student, one Rajpal Gourav Patra of Koraput died after being touched by a high-tension wire while clicking a selfie.

Justice Singhvi to arbitrate Govt-RIL spat

27 Dec 2016

Justice Singhvi to arbitrate Govt-RIL spat

The Centre has appointed retired Justice G.S. Singhvi, a former Supreme Court judge and Competition Appellate Tribunal chairman as arbitrator in the $1.55 billion Govt-RIL dispute.

Nalanda University Chancellor resigns

26 Nov 2016

Nalanda University Chancellor resigns

George Yeo, Nalanda University chancellor submitted his resignation, to the university board on Friday.

What were Mumbaikars upto on 10th November?

10 Nov 2016

What were Mumbaikars upto on 10th November?

Bookmakers stalled all their operations on Wednesday due to lack of available cash, after PM Modi's announcement on currency ban.

RIL may face $1 billion fine for violation

02 Nov 2016

RIL may face $1 billion fine for violation

Sources have revealed that the Director General of Hydrocarbons has assessed Reliance Industries Limited and Canadian oil firm Niko Resources' penalty for exploiting ONGC's assets at over $1 billion.

Government announces hike in DA for employees, pensioners

28 Oct 2016

Government announces hike in DA for employees, pensioners

The Central Government approved a 2 percent hike in dearness allowance; the increase will benefit nearly 50.68 lakh government employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners.

Indian government wins dispute with Reliance, British Gas

26 Oct 2016

Indian government wins dispute with Reliance, British Gas

The Central Government won an international arbitration dispute that was initiated by Reliance Industries and British Gas, six years ago.

Govt proposes ranking states on education

18 Oct 2016

Govt proposes ranking states on education

The Central Government is planning to introduce an education index that will be used to rank states.

Central Government on the lookout for SEBI's next Chair

21 Sep 2016

Central Government on the lookout for SEBI's next Chair

On 19th September, 2016, the Finance Ministry welcomed applications for the post of Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

5 students die taking selfie in Warangal

18 Sep 2016

5 students die taking selfie in Warangal

Five students of the Vagdevi Engineering College in Warangal died after attempting to take a selfie at the Dharmasagar reservoir 10km away from the college.