Articles about Government of India

Tesla suspends India entry plan after impasse over lowering tariffs

15 May 2022

Business
Tesla suspends India entry plan after impasse over lowering tariffs

Tesla has decided to put on hold its plan to sell electric cars in India as it failed to secure lower import taxes. The company has stopped looking for showroom space and even reassigned some of its India team.

Sedition law: 'What about pending cases?' SC asks Centre

10 May 2022

India
Sedition law: 'What about pending cases?' SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre on whether filing sedition cases in the future would be suspended until it reexamines IPC Section 124A.

Identification delay stalls pensions of 58,000+ retired armed forces personnel

04 May 2022

India
Identification delay stalls pensions of 58,000+ retired armed forces personnel

The Defence Ministry said 58,275 former servicemen—who didn't receive their April pension—will have the same credited to their bank accounts by Wednesday night.

WHO's first global traditional medicine center in Gujarat by 2024

23 Apr 2022

India
WHO's first global traditional medicine center in Gujarat by 2024

World Health Organization's (WHO) first-of-its-kind Global Center for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) is set to open in Gujarat's Jamnagar by 2024, reported News18.

DA, DR for central government employees, pensioners hiked by 3%

30 Mar 2022

Business
DA, DR for central government employees, pensioners hiked by 3%

In a major relief for central government employees, the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to hike the dearness allowance (DA) by 3%.

Madhabi Puri Buch becomes first woman chairperson of SEBI

28 Feb 2022

Business
Madhabi Puri Buch becomes first woman chairperson of SEBI

The Indian government on Monday appointed Madhabi Puri Buch as the new chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)—the country's market regulatory body.

India extends ban on international flights 'until further orders'

28 Feb 2022

India
India extends ban on international flights 'until further orders'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday said it has extended the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India until further orders.

'Fallacious': Centre slams paper claiming higher COVID-19 deaths in India

17 Feb 2022

India
'Fallacious': Centre slams paper claiming higher COVID-19 deaths in India

The central government on Thursday rejected a research paper claiming that India had a much higher COVID-19 death toll than officially reported.

Why are big brands apologizing to Indian people?

09 Feb 2022

Business
Why are big brands apologizing to Indian people?

Several major companies have joined the chorus in issuing public apologies to Indian people over controversial posts on Kashmir.

'Nal se Jal' scheme gets budgetary boost. What is it?

02 Feb 2022

India
'Nal se Jal' scheme gets budgetary boost. What is it?

The Indian government has allocated Rs. 60,000 crore to the "Har Ghar Nal se Jal" scheme for the financial year 2022-2023, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while presenting the annual budget in Parliament.

Government becomes largest shareholder in Vodafone Idea under new plan

11 Jan 2022

Business
Government becomes largest shareholder in Vodafone Idea under new plan

Vodafone Idea (Vi) Ltd. has decided to convert its Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues into government equity.

Government to provide consent form for sharing of Aadhaar details

10 Jan 2022

India
Government to provide consent form for sharing of Aadhaar details

The central government is expected to share a consent form with citizens seeking their permission for the sharing of their Aadhaar details.

First aerosports policy drafted as India aims high for 2030

02 Jan 2022

India
First aerosports policy drafted as India aims high for 2030

India's civil aviation ministry unveiled a draft National Aerosports Policy (NASP 2022) on Saturday.

New labor codes likely in India from FY2022-2023

20 Dec 2021

Business
New labor codes likely in India from FY2022-2023

India is projected to implement four new labor codes on social security, wages, industrial relations, and occupational safety starting the financial year 2022-23, a senior government official reportedly said.

Gig workers threaten large protest over better pay, benefits

17 Dec 2021

Business
Gig workers threaten large protest over better pay, benefits

Gig workers in India have threatened large protests over their demands for better pay and benefits.

Cabinet clears proposal to raise marriage-age for women to 21

16 Dec 2021

India
Cabinet clears proposal to raise marriage-age for women to 21

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday passed a proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 years to 21, reports said.

Centre clears Rs. 76,000cr scheme to push semiconductor chip production

15 Dec 2021

Business
Centre clears Rs. 76,000cr scheme to push semiconductor chip production

The Indian government on Wednesday approved a scheme worth Rs. 76,000 crore to push designing and production of semiconductor chips and display boards in the country.

Farmers to end protest tomorrow as Centre agrees to demands

08 Dec 2021

Politics
Farmers to end protest tomorrow as Centre agrees to demands

Farmers are set to call off their protest against the central government's agricultural laws after taking a final call on Thursday noon.

India approaches BIMSTEC leaders to be Republic Day guests: Report

22 Nov 2021

India
India approaches BIMSTEC leaders to be Republic Day guests: Report

India is planning to invite the leaders of BIMSTEC to New Delhi for the 2022 Republic Day celebrations.

Legalize MSP, sack Minister: Farmers' demands to PM Modi

22 Nov 2021

India
Legalize MSP, sack Minister: Farmers' demands to PM Modi

Farmers protesting at Delhi's borders wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi listing their remaining demands after the central government agreed to repeal the controversial agricultural laws.

PM Modi divides Ministers into 8 groups to improve governance

15 Nov 2021

India
PM Modi divides Ministers into 8 groups to improve governance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has divided the 77 Union Ministers into eight groups with an aim to improve overall governance.

Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for 10th straight day

14 Nov 2021

Business
Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for 10th straight day

The rates of petrol and diesel remained unchanged for the tenth straight day on Sunday after touching record highs earlier this month.

Petrol, diesel prices dip as more states cut VAT

05 Nov 2021

Business
Petrol, diesel prices dip as more states cut VAT

Petrol and diesel prices in several cities across the country saw a sharp decline on Friday after more states announced cuts to the Value-Added Tax (VAT).

Petrol, diesel made cheaper before Diwali; excise duty slashed

03 Nov 2021

Business
Petrol, diesel made cheaper before Diwali; excise duty slashed

The central government on Wednesday announced a reduction in the excise duty on petrol and diesel.

Centre's warning to Assam, West Bengal as COVID-19 cases rise

30 Oct 2021

India
Centre's warning to Assam, West Bengal as COVID-19 cases rise

The central government has issued a warning to the governments of Assam and West Bengal keeping in view rising COVID-19 cases and weekly positivity rates and decreasing testing numbers there.

COVID-19 guidelines extended till November 30. What's allowed, what's not?

28 Oct 2021

India
COVID-19 guidelines extended till November 30. What's allowed, what's not?

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday extended the current guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic until November 30.

SC orders Pegasus probe; says Centre 'cannot get free pass'

27 Oct 2021

India
SC orders Pegasus probe; says Centre 'cannot get free pass'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an independent probe into the Pegasus snooping scandal involving allegations of widespread surveillance of politicians, journalists, activists, etc.

39 women Army officers get Permanent Commission after SC order

22 Oct 2021

India
39 women Army officers get Permanent Commission after SC order

Thirty-nine women officers secured Permanent Commission in the Indian Army, the central government told the Supreme Court on Friday.

Farmers stage 'Rail Roko' today to seek Union Minister's resignation

18 Oct 2021

India
Farmers stage 'Rail Roko' today to seek Union Minister's resignation

Farmers will today hold a "Rail Roko" protest to call for the sacking and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

7 new defense companies inaugurated by PM. Which are they?

15 Oct 2021

India
7 new defense companies inaugurated by PM. Which are they?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched seven new defense companies carved out of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) which was dissolved earlier this month.

Power companies allowed to import 10% of their coal requirement

13 Oct 2021

India
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.

No restrictions on domestic flight capacity from October 18: Centre

12 Oct 2021

India
No restrictions on domestic flight capacity from October 18: Centre

Amid the improving COVID-19 situation in the country, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday permitted domestic airlines to function at their full capacity from October 18 onwards.

Amit Shah meets Coal, Power Ministers amid coal shortage concerns

11 Oct 2021

India
Amit Shah meets Coal, Power Ministers amid coal shortage concerns

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday met his colleagues handling the Coal and Power Ministries amid concerns of coal shortage and power outage in several parts of India.

'You have strangulated entire city': Supreme Court slams farmers' body

01 Oct 2021

India
'You have strangulated entire city': Supreme Court slams farmers' body

The Supreme Court today criticized a farmers' group protesting against the central government's three new agricultural laws, saying they have "strangulated the entire city (Delhi) and blocked highways."

'Incorrect': Government denies report on Tata winning Air India bid

01 Oct 2021

Business
'Incorrect': Government denies report on Tata winning Air India bid

The Indian government has denied reports that the Tata Group has won the bid for Air India.

Cannot introduce changes last minute: SC to Centre on NEET-SS

27 Sep 2021

India
Cannot introduce changes last minute: SC to Centre on NEET-SS

The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Centre for announcing last-minute changes to the pattern of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Post-Graduate Super Specialty exam 2021 (NEET SS 2021).

Massive traffic jams near Delhi amid farmers' Bharat Bandh

27 Sep 2021

India
Massive traffic jams near Delhi amid farmers' Bharat Bandh

Farmers protesting the central government's three new agricultural laws have called a "Bharat Bandh" or nationwide strike today as part of their months-long agitation.

PM-CARES not a government fund, Centre tells Delhi HC

23 Sep 2021

India
PM-CARES not a government fund, Centre tells Delhi HC

The Centre informed the Delhi High Court that the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES) Fund is not a government fund.

States to provide Rs. 50,000 to each COVID-19 victim: Centre

22 Sep 2021

India
States to provide Rs. 50,000 to each COVID-19 victim: Centre

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that state governments will provide financial compensation of Rs. 50,000 to the families of those who die of COVID-19.

Allow women to appear for November NDA entrance: Supreme Court

22 Sep 2021

India
Allow women to appear for November NDA entrance: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the central government to allow women candidates to appear for the entrance exam to the National Defence Academy (NDA) scheduled in November.

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