This is to develop 35,000 km of highways for faster movement of freight. This would be the second-largest project in the sector after the flagship road building programme of NHDP which saw development of 50,000 km of National Highways network as per global standards including the Golden Quadrilateral project.
This is for bilateral Air Services Agreement that proposes to allow unlimited points of call for domestic airlines in the European nation. Seeking to improve international air connectivity for Indian carriers, the government has been entering into air services pacts with many countries besides making efforts to re-negotiate existing agreements.
Satyanarayana replaces Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani who had earlier stepped down from the post of Chairman for UIDAI in 2014. Until 2008, Satyanarayana was involved in developing e-Governance initiatives for the Ministry of Company Affairs, Passport Seva, and others.
DST’s budget has been upped 450% to Rs 180 Cr for this. This will primarily be under the National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations umbrella program, whose key stakeholders will include government departments and ministries of central and state governments, R&D institutions, mentors, financial institutions, angel investors, venture capitalists and private sectors.
They have done so saying they will not act immediately but could limit output in the future, sending prices higher on hopes the two top oil producers would work together to tackle a global glut. The joint statement was signed by the country’s energy ministers in China on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit.
This is to let its academia collaborate, create and share content across 12 State Institute for Education Management And Training centres in the state. These centres will be turned into digital classrooms by Cisco. Cisco and the Rajasthan Government will provide 50,000 hours of annual training through these classrooms.
LIC is the largest financial institution with over Rs 22.10 lakh Cr in assets, which is over 15% of India’s GDP of Rs 134 lakh Cr. With a profit of around Rs 40,000 Cr last fiscal year, LIC is the most profitable entity in the country, next only to RBI, which transferred Rs 66,000 Cr of its surplus profit to the government in the past fiscal year.
This is the third increase since July, while the jet fuel price was cut by 3.8%. A subsidised 14.2-kg cylinder will now cost Rs 425.06 in Delhi as against Rs 423.09 previously. LPG rates were last hiked by Rs 1.93 per cylinder on August 16. Prior to that rates were hiked by Rs 1.98 per 14.2 -kg cylinder on July 1.
This has happened due to intervention from the state transport minister Diwakar Raote. The strike is against app-based aggregators like Ola and Uber and calls for regulation of these services. The Maharashtra state government has agreed to hold a meeting with the stakeholders to discuss their demands.
The strike has been called by the central trade unions. On March 30, central trade unions including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, among others, had given a call for a day-long nationwide strike on September 2 to protest against the Modi government’s unilateral labour reforms and anti-worker policies.