Kumar Vikram

Ailing cheap drugstores in need of booster dose

Too many Jan Aushadhi outlets mushroom in a short period; distributors unable to meet growing demand

19 Nov 2017

Sonia Gandhi's constituency Rae Bareli to get the 'Smart City' tag

The Smart City Mission was launched by the Modi government in June 2015 with the aim of transforming 100 Indian cities by 2019-20.

18 Nov 2017

NDA government to launch poor-friendly schemes before 2019

Sources said that these schemes and achievements will be showcased as a comparison between 60 years of past governments against 60 months of the current government.

16 Nov 2017

Government to train about 1,200 IT officers for dealing with cyber security challenges

In a bid to address the challenge, ‘Cyber Surakshit Bharat Programme’ was approved by the ministry of electronics and IT approved last week under which the officers will be trained.

15 Nov 2017

October witnesses over 18 per cent rise in Foreign tourists arrival; Delhi receives maximum foreign tourists

India has registered 18.1 per cent growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in October, 2017 over the same period last year.

13 Nov 2017

Swachh Bharat fails to pick up after three years; Ministry asks local bodies for gap analysis

Out of 82,725 wards across the country, door to door waste collection has been achieved in only 44,650 wards so far making the ministry ask for any analysis of the success of the mission.

13 Nov 2017

Price revision with new GST rates to hit items worth Rs 6 lakh crore

Confederation of All India Traders has written a letter to Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Consumer Affairs Minister to allow pasting of revised price stickers on the current stocks.

13 Nov 2017

First digital, cashless village in Haryana only for namesake

A ‘Digital Village’ in Haryana gets by on cash and credit under the watchful eye of a non-functional wi-fi tower.

12 Nov 2017

‘Cashless’ village goes back to counting cash

Haryana’s digital village doesn’t have any card swipe machines nor any internet

12 Nov 2017

Brick and mortar collapses in Prime Minister Modi's housing for poor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious rural housing scheme, which aims to provide homes to the needy, is running far behind schedule.

12 Nov 2017

Public toilets to get Google locator support in all cities

In a bid to help common people find clean toilets, the Ministry of Urban Affairs has asked state authorities to connect public toilets with Google’s locator service.

11 Nov 2017

Public toilets to get Google support in all cities

The ministry of urban affairs had partnered with Google last year for the service, however, only a few cities have so far implemented it.

10 Nov 2017

Centre raises House Building Advace limit for employees to Rs 25 lakhs

The Government has revised the House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

10 Nov 2017

Post Demonetisation: Black money still in operation

A majority of people took to digital mode of transactions to make the country cashless following the announcement of demonetization by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 last year.

08 Nov 2017

Power ministry powers up to promote electrification scheme

The Union Ministry of Power has come out with a comprehensive communication strategy to promote the recently launched Saubhagya Scheme, which is yet to take off on the ground.

05 Nov 2017