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Heritage activists Sunday accused the Indian government of trying to privatize historic relics such as the Taj Mahal after it launched a controversial scheme allowing companies to "adopt" dozens of monuments. Opposition politicians accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of "leasing ...
The Indian government has handed over a part of Red Fort to a private company as part of a controversial "Adopt A Heritage" scheme. According to The National, cement corporation The Dalmia Bharat Group paid 250 million rupees to adopt the Red Fort for five years. "We will endeavour to make Red ...

The Atal New India Challenges have been launched under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of the NITI Aayog, the premier policy thinktank of the Government of India. AIM is part of the Government of India's endeavour to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as ...
While hundreds of junk institutions have been shutting shop every year, many more continue to do well. What's worse is that many have even gained credibility by employing clever marketing strategies. Will the Indian Government Save the Higher Education Sector? The typical college, whether public ...
The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $125 million agreement to support India in developing an innovative biopharmaceutical and medical devices industry, which is globally competitive and addresses the country's major concerns around barriers to affordable healthcare.
The Indian government has issued notices to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica to probe on the misuse of data, following Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data protection scandal . The Indian government has given the two companies a deadline of 10 May to respond to questions related to ...

Washington: The Trump administration claimed that in India, media outlets critical of the government were allegedly pressured or harassed in 2017. "The Constitution (of India) provides for freedom of speech and expression, but it does not explicitly mention freedom of the press. The government (of India) ...
The Indian government Saturday passed an ordinance to introduce capital punishment for child rape amid nationwide outrage over sexual violence against young girls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a cabinet meet that decided to bring an amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual ...
NEW DELHI (AFP) - The Indian government said on Friday (April 20) it is looking to introduce the death penalty for child rapists after nationwide outrage over the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. Demonstrations across the country, after the release of horrific details of the murder of the ...
Roy says Modi's comments are "too late," and that the Indian government should have put a stop to what she calls the Hindu right wing, which she says transformed the rape into a Hindu/Muslim issue. She says the issue is not religion, but rather security for "young girls across all castes, communities.".
The Indian government has said that it will be increasing the budget for supporting electric vehicles in India to ₹ 8,730 crore under the second phase of FAME scheme. Out of ₹ 8,730 crore, it has allocated ₹ 5,550 crore for demand-side incentives, ₹ 2,500 crore for electric buses and ₹ 1,000 crore for ...
Media supporters reacted very strongly last week to an order by India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The government threatened to suspend the work documents of any reporter accused of spreading, what it called, “fake news.” The new rule caused such an outcry against the government that ...
“There is strong evidence against Naik that he was using his NGO Islamic Research Foundation and company Harmony Media Pvt Ltd for anti-national activities,” said an official on condition of anonymity. The Indian government has imposed a five-year ban on the IRF under the country's anti-terror laws and ...
In a welcome move, the Indian government has announced that it will be increasing the budget for supporting electric vehicles in India to $ 1.3 billion or ₹ 8,730 crore under the second phase of FAME scheme. The second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles or ...
Corporation Bank Ltd has approved the allotment of 51,84,92,176 equity shares on preferential basis to Government of India. Shares of CORPORATION BANK was last trading in BSE at Rs.30.65 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 31.85. The total number of shares traded during the day was 76963 in ...
As a first step towards streamlining the artificial intelligence utilisation in the country, the Task Force constituted by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has recently released its report on the adoption of AI in India. The report has suggested building an AI policy with a five-year mission ...
The National Authority will be a statutory body for promotion/ adoption of e-Health standards, enforcement of privacy & security measures for electronic health data, and regulation of storage & exchange of Electronic Health Records. The Indian Government's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) ...

Indian government has reached a decision to sell its 76% stake in Air India airlines to private parties. However, the government has laid down conditions that the brand 'Air India' will be retained and the control of the national-carrier will stay with Indian nationals, the government stated in an expression of ...
Facebook has been under continual scrutiny of several international organisations and governments ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The latest to join the probe is the Indian government. The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) today issued a notice to social networking giant amid the major ...
Total Expenditure incurred by Government of India is Rs.19,99,171 crore (90.14% of corresponding RE 17-18), out of which Rs.17,02,085 crore is on Revenue Account and Rs.2,97,086 crore is on Capital Account. Out of the total Revenue Expenditure Rs.4,50,729 crore is on account of Interest Payments ...
Unwanted sales calls and texts are a huge problem in India, and the government responded by creating a Do-Not-Disturb app. This provides consumers with an easy way to report spam, the government then taking action against offending companies. The Indian government wanted an iOS version of this ...
Shri Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, signed the loan agreement for the Government of India, and Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama, Country Director of ADB's India Resident Mission, signed on behalf of ADB. The Project Agreement ...
The Indian government has been fighting against unwanted sales calls and texts - a massive problem in India, and it wrote a Do-Not-Disturb app. This provides consumers with an easy way to report spam, the government then taking action against offending companies. However the Indian government ...
Indian government issues clarification on repor tunder Section 286(4) of Income Tax Act, 1961 ... (This is a reproduced press release from the government of India as it is. Devdiscourse bears no responsibility towards grammatical or factual errors that may have been presented in the report.) Tags :.
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India invited scientists with a proven track record to do basic research for a period of not more than five-years in the frontier areas of science and technology. The last date to submit the application form is March 31, 2018. In order to be eligible for this ...
In keeping with India's commitment to implement the Recommendations of the 2015 Final Report on Action 13, titled Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting, identified under the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Section 286 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 ('the ...
EverestIMS software now available on Indian Government e-Marketplace Bangalore: EverestIMS Technologies Pvt Ltd (Everest), an Indian software product company specialized in software solutions for unified IT infra management and ITSM, today announced the availability of its Infrastructure ...
Government of India announces "Study in India" programme ... (This is a reproduce press release from the government of India as it is. Devdiscourse bears no responsibility towards grammatical or factual errors that may have been presented in the report.) Tags : Ministry of Human Resource Development ...
ST. GEORGE'S GRENADA, MARCH 23, 2018, GIS: A Government Minister from India has been instructed to visit Grenada to personally congratulate reelected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and to see firsthand the state of Indian funded projects on the island. This information was conveyed to Prime ...
Asserting that the future bids will be for solar/wind hybrid coupled with storage, the Minister said that the Indian government would soon come out with a policy in this regard, and the focus will be on 'Make in India' in this field. On the issue of adequate supply of raw materials for manufacturing of batteries, ...
While the government of India is now mulling over a policy, the issue of fake news spreading and the adverse consequences that follow have been a concern for a while. For instance, Facebook tried to tackle the spread of fake news by taking suggestions from the users itself. Facebook asks users to rate the ...
According to the Commerce and Industry Ministry, counterfeiting has grown considerably to a point where it has become a widespread phenomenon with a global impact. The government is considering a mechanism to compensate consumers who happen to get a counterfeit product from an online platform ...
By practicing what it's preaching, the government of India wants to lead the change towards electric mobility. ... EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) is a subsidiary of the Indian government, which is now sourcing thousands of electric cars – Tata Tigor Electric and Mahindra eVerito – for supply to ...
When pressed on whether she stands behind the theory that a government official -- the prime minister's National Security Adviser -- suggested in a media briefing that factions in the Indian government may have tried to damage Trudeau's trip, Freeland offered compliments to Canada's public service.
A top official from India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently announced at an event that the central government is keen to introduce cybersecurity in the school curriculum. Vinod K Chauhan, scientist 'C', Cyber Security Group, MeitY, said the planning is in advance stage and ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, working in conjunction with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Internet technology companies, is intensifying its censorship of selected websites and social media accounts. According to recent data, 1,329 social media URLs were blocked on the ...
In the maelstrom of criticism surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent visit to India, the Indian government's long record of human rights abuses has received astonishingly little attention. In an open letter to Trudeau ahead of his trip, Amnesty International listed several pressing human rights ...
The Indian government has announced changes to spectrum rules which will provide some financial relief and greater commercial opportunities to telcos feeling the strain of intense competition. With Jio's entry into the Indian market profit margins and customer loyalties have truly been put to the test over ...
New York, 8 March 2018 - The Government of India, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed, on 8 March, a partnership agreement to expedite the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Nepal. Under the agreement, the ...
Addressing the burgeoning problem of social media misuse, the Indian government has raised concerns over the issue of abuse of Twitter. In this light, the government has asked the platform to ensure that there is no intrusion by any 'foreign' elements during the upcoming elections. In conversation with the ...
The deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes run by the Indian government may be further extended beyond March 31. As per an ET report, the Centre indicated in the Supreme Court today that since some more time would be needed to conclude the ...
The central government has announced that it has set up a special committee to look into the growth and development of the Indian fintech sector. The panel, led by the Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, will assist financial technology companies in doing business in the ...
The nightmare of frauds in India doesn't seem to end. Following a slew of bank frauds unearthed last month, the country's income-tax department has brought to light a Rs3,000 crore ($461 million) scam. The government has found that at least 447 companies, which taxed employees' incomes by over Rs3 ...
Last week, Jean told reporters in a background briefing that “factions” in the Indian government facilitated the invitation for Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Sikh ... “Let me categorically state that the Government of India, including the security agencies, had nothing to do with the presence of Jaspal Atwal at the ...
NEW DELHI (TIP): Stung by a spate of cases of financial plundering of Indian Financial institutions by unscrupulous people like Vijay Mallya and more recently, Nirav Modi, government of India has decided to tighten noose around fugitive economic offenders. The Cabinet on Thursday, March 1, approved ...
“Government of India's position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama is clear and consistent. He is a revered religious leader and is deeply respected by the people of India. There is no change in that position. His Holiness is accorded all freedom to carry out his religious activities in India,” the statement read.
The Google app is way ahead of the Bharat Interface for Money or BHIM app, which was launched by the Indian government in January. The UPI allows users to make payments and transfer money directly from their bank accounts, omitting the intermediary steps of loading and off-loading money from ...
“Let me categorically state that the government of India, including the security agencies, had nothing to do with the presence of Jaspal Atwal at the event hosted by the Canadian high commissioner in Mumbai or the invitation issued to him for the Canadian high commissioner's reception in New Delhi.
The road to electrification of cars in India just got a lot bumpier. A day after a showcase of electric vehicles (EV) got off the ramps at the India Auto Expo 2018, transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Feb. 15 said India does not need a dedicated EV policy. Instead the government may come out with an action plan ...
Though the Canadian leader is more than halfway through a week-long trip, he has yet to meet with a single senior member of the Indian government, sparking widespread speculation he has been "snubbed" by New Delhi. Trudeau landed in India along with his wife and three children on Saturday, ...


 

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