Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

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Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 335; COVID-19 cases cross 9,000

12 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 335; COVID-19 cases cross 9,000

On Sunday, the total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 9,000, including 335 deaths, according to data compiled from official state government statistics.

LPG cylinder price hiked; check new rates here

12 Feb 2020

LPG cylinder price hiked; check new rates here

The state-run oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Wednesday increased the rates of LPG cylinders by up to Rs. 149 per cylinder.

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

01 Apr 2019

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

HPCL to launch lighter, safer fiber LPG cylinders across India

25 Feb 2019

HPCL to launch lighter, safer fiber LPG cylinders across India

State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is all set to launch new, colorful LPG (domestic cooking gas) cylinders soon across India in a few months.

PM Modi's letters to poor has troubled Opposition. But why?

25 Jan 2019

PM Modi's letters to poor has troubled Opposition. But why?

To celebrate the 100-day mark of Ayushman Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious health insurance scheme, hundreds of poor have received letters signed by him, a move which has rattled the Opposition.

Ujjwala Yojana leading to better health of Indian women: PM

28 May 2018

Ujjwala Yojana leading to better health of Indian women: PM

PM Narendra Modi on Monday said ten crore LPG connections, including four crore free connections to poor women, were given in last four years, compared to 13 crore connections in six decades since Independence.

Two tribal villages in Odisha set to be declared 'smokeless'

18 Apr 2018

Two tribal villages in Odisha set to be declared 'smokeless'

In a major step towards development, two tribal villages of Koraput district, Odisha, will get the smokeless tag on May 5.

No more monthly hike of Rs. 4 in cylinder prices

28 Dec 2017

No more monthly hike of Rs. 4 in cylinder prices

Seventeen months after it asked oil companies to hike LPG cylinder prices by Rs. 4 monthly, the Center withdrew the decision in October.

LPG costlier by Rs 1.50/cylinder, jet fuel price by 6%

01 Oct 2017

LPG costlier by Rs 1.50/cylinder, jet fuel price by 6%

October's LPG and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price revision saw both products getting costlier.

India's first smokeless village Vyachakurahalli enters Limca Book of Records

09 Sep 2017

India's first smokeless village Vyachakurahalli enters Limca Book of Records

Vyachakurahalli, India's first "smokeless village", in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur district has made it to the Limca Book of Records-2017!

Aadhaar will now be mandatory to register deaths

04 Aug 2017

Aadhaar will now be mandatory to register deaths

Expanding the scope of Aadhaar even more, the government has now made Aadhaar mandatory for registration of deaths starting October 1, 2017.

Free LPG Connections: Centre to expand network with Rs. 30,000cr

07 May 2017

Free LPG Connections: Centre to expand network with Rs. 30,000cr

The Centre is entailing a Rs. 30,000cr-investment for expanding LPG production and distribution network in the next three years.

India has its own "desi" version of Google Earth

16 Apr 2017

India has its own "desi" version of Google Earth

While we wait with bated breath for the new revamped version of Google Earth, this will be a good time to reflect on the fact that India too has its own homegrown version powered by ISRO.

1.7cr Indian households sleep and cook in one room: Study

12 Apr 2017

1.7cr Indian households sleep and cook in one room: Study

A study on Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) by the housing ministry has revealed that a staggering 1.7 crore of Indian households do not have separate kitchens.

Aadhaar to be linked to mobile numbers, Driving licenses

26 Mar 2017

Aadhaar to be linked to mobile numbers, Driving licenses

In an attempt to implement a fool-proof identity verification system, telcos have been asked to link mobile numbers to their owners' Aadhaar numbers.

Aadhaar mandated to apply for PAN card, filing I-T returns

22 Mar 2017

Aadhaar mandated to apply for PAN card, filing I-T returns

The government has made it mandatory to have an Aadhaar number for individuals applying for PAN Cards or filing I-T returns.

No Aadhaar, no gas for BPL households

08 Mar 2017

No Aadhaar, no gas for BPL households

The government has made it mandatory for below-poverty-line (BPL) households to produce an Aadhaar card to avail of free cooking gas under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

Centre: Aadhaar card not mandatory for Mid Day Meal

08 Mar 2017

Centre: Aadhaar card not mandatory for Mid Day Meal

The Centre clarified that no person will be deprived of benefits and subsidy schemes due to the lack of an Aadhaar card.

Students now have to furnish Aadhaar details for govt scholarships

18 Feb 2017

Students now have to furnish Aadhaar details for govt scholarships

Students outside of J&K wishing to apply for the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme will have to mandatorily provide their Aadhaar details.

Aadhaar mandatory to avail EPFO benefits

07 Jan 2017

Aadhaar mandatory to avail EPFO benefits

Retirement fund body EPFO said in order for the 50 lakh pensioners and around 4 crore subscribers to avail benefits of its social security schemes, providing their Aadhaar card would be mandatory.