Central Government: News

27 Jul 2021

Nityanand Rai

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.

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.

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.

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.

19 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

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.

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

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.

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)?

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

06 Sep 2019


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.

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.

26 Jul 2019


GATE vs IES/ESE: Eligibility, differences, everything to know

Engineering has always been one of the most favored professional courses in India thanks to the extensive opportunities it offers.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

25 Nov 2018

Indira Gandhi

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.

16 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

06 Nov 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Real Diwali when misrule of NDA government ends: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said it would be a real Diwali for the country when the 'misrule' of the NDA government ends at the Center.

01 Nov 2018


Bachendri Pal-led 'Mission Gange' removed over 50 tons of garbage

Over 55 tons of garbage and waste were removed from the Ganga by a 40-member team during its month-long expedition in the river, said its leader Bachendri Pal, India's first woman who reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1984.

23 Oct 2018


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.

14 Oct 2018


#CareerBytes: List of government websites to follow for UPSC preparation

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

The Supreme Court yesterday sought the Center's response on a plea alleging that "faulty" and "deadly" hip implants, made by US-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J), have been fitted into the bodies of 14,525 Indian patients, termed as "medical negligence" by an expert committee.

05 Oct 2018


After petrol, Maharashtra to cut diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter

After reducing the petrol prices, the Maharashtra Government will cut the diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter, CM Devendra Fadnavis said today.

04 Oct 2018


Maharashtra announces additional cut of Rs. 2.5/liter on fuel prices

The Maharashtra government today announced a reduction in prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per liter, which will give consumers in the state a relief to the tune of Rs. 5 a liter.

03 Oct 2018


UPSC: Top apps and websites to crack the IAS exam

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

04 Sep 2018


Chidambaram blames NDA govt for rise in fuel prices

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today blamed the NDA government for the rise in petrol and diesel prices, saying it was happening due to excessive taxes.

29 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA; to benefit 1.1cr employees

The Cabinet today approved additional 2% hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR), a move that will benefit about 1.1cr Central Government employees and pensioners, an official release said.

19 Aug 2018


Over 6,000 applications for 10 vacancies in the Central govt.

Over 6,000 aspiring candidates have put in their applications in response to a recent job vacancy announcement for the posts of 10 joint secretaries in the Central government.

#FinancialBytes: How to save Income Tax under Section 80C

Every individual, who earns more than a certain amount, is required to pay taxes in accordance to the Income Tax Act. If you don't plan well, this may seem like a hefty payment.

09 Jul 2018

Anil Baijal

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

In a bid to control the malice of air pollution in the national capital, various agencies of the Union and Delhi governments will plant 31L saplings of various native species from July 15.

02 Jul 2018


Meet Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police's new boss

Mumbai Police got a new chief this weekend as senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal took charge of the force on Saturday.

Do unnecessary fee-hikes trouble you? Centre planning law to tighten-noose

On the lines of a law introduced by Uttar Pradesh government this year, the Central Government is pondering to introduce a regulation to curb fee hikes in private schools.