Government of India: News

22 May 2023

Electric Vehicles

FAME-II revision: Electric two-wheelers to become costlier from June 1

Get ready to pay more for electric two-wheelers (E2Ws) in India starting June 1.

10 May 2023


Centre to review charges against WhatsApp over mic privacy

Things don't seem to be going well for WhatsApp.

08 May 2023


Centre makes FM radio mandatory on smartphones: Here's why

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has made FM radio mandatory for all smartphones.

03 May 2023


Centre to form panel to look into LGBTQIA+ community issues

The central government has agreed to set up a committee to address "genuine human concerns" faced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community in their day-to-day lives, according to the news agency ANI.

10 Apr 2023

Nobel Prize

102-year-old Indian-American mathematician honored with Math 'Noble Prize'

Well-known Indian-American mathematician and statistician Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao will be felicitated with the 2023 International Prize in Statistics.

27 Mar 2023


Vehicle Scrappage Policy in India: Criteria and incentives explained

With the Bharat Stage 6 Phase 2 emission norms coming into effect in India this April, automakers have been introducing their updated models.

19 Mar 2023

PAN Card

Why do you need to link PAN card with Aadhaar

Your PAN card holds a crucial significance, and linking it with your Aadhaar card is mandatory if you want your income tax return to be processed.

15 Mar 2023

Bar Council of India

BCI allows foreign lawyers to practice in India; conditions apply

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has approved foreign lawyers and law firms to practice in India, according to The Indian Express.

'Not flawed': Supreme Court upholds government's 2016 decision of demonetization

Upholding the Centre's 2016 decision of demonetization, the Supreme Court on Monday junked all 58 petitions challenging it, saying the financial decision taken by the government can't be overturned.

Parliamentary Standing Committee proposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has reportedly proposed a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes across the country in order to curb tobacco use.

Airing of 'national interest' content daily mandatory from January 1

The policy of mandating TV channels to air content of 'national interest' for 30 minutes every day is likely to come into effect from the beginning of 2023.

20 Nov 2022


Promotion delayed due to my [homo]sexuality: Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

Senior Advocate Saurabh Kirpal accused the government of India of delaying his promotion because of his homosexuality, India Today reported

Census to be conducted digitally via mobile apps, web portal

After being stalled by the pandemic for two years now, the government is finally gearing up to conduct the Census 'digitally.'

13 Oct 2022

Education Ministry

Education loan guarantee limit will be Rs. 10 lakh: Report

The Government of India is considering raising the guarantee limit for education loans from Rs. 7.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh, according to The Indian Express report.

30 Aug 2022


Five scholarships for PhD candidates in India

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are pursued by postgraduate holders who seek a career in research.

07 Aug 2022

Tamil Nadu

Meet scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi, India's first woman to head CSIR

Senior scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has become the first woman to head India's top scientific body, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

ITR verification time limit reduced from 120 to 30 days

The time limit for the e-verification or hard copy filing of the ITR-V (Income Tax Return-Verification), which is done after filing taxpayer returns, has been reduced from 120 days to 30 days, with effect from Monday (August 1), by the Income Tax Department.

28 Jul 2022

Aadhaar Card

Voter enrolment: 17-year-olds can register in advance, says Election Commission

Youngsters above the age of 17 can now apply in advance to be enrolled into voters' list, a statement by the Election Commission of India (EC) said.

18 Jul 2022


Government boosts Parsi online dating via 'Jiyo Parsi' scheme

The government has revamped a nine-year-old scheme to boost the Parsi population, but with an 'online' twist.

18 Jul 2022


5 scholarships for every engineering student

Engineering is one of the most popular streams of study opted by Indian students.

11 Jul 2022


SSC CGL Exam: Format, eligibility, fees, and more details

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds a variety of national-level examinations for recruitment into various government organizations, departments, and offices.

Good news! Centre to promote 8,089 employees, considers reservation provisions

The Union government has passed an order promoting 8,089 officials, including giving reservations in the promotion to people from the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST), as per officials familiar with the development.

27 Jun 2022

Labor Codes

New labor laws: How your salary, work timings may change

The Union government is planning to implement new labor laws in India from July 1.

15 May 2022

Narendra Modi

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

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.

04 May 2022


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.

23 Apr 2022


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.

30 Mar 2022

Dearness Allowance

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

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'

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

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

09 Feb 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

02 Feb 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

'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.

11 Jan 2022

Kumar Mangalam Birla

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.

10 Jan 2022

Aadhaar Card

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.

02 Jan 2022


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.

20 Dec 2021

Labour Ministry

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.

17 Dec 2021


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.

16 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

15 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

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