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All Railway Stations & Important Trains To Have CCTV Cameras

Union Railway minister Piyus Goyal announced that all 6,000 railway stations across the country and also important trains will soon be brought under the surveillance of CCTV cameras.

Railway To Have 50% Women In Its Protection Force

To ensure safety of women passengers, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced reserving 50% seats for women Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel recruitment. The railways has initiated the process for recruiting about 10,000 RPF personnel.

Over 26 Lakh Fastags Issued So Far

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, through National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched FASTag programme to allow cashless payment of user fee for near non-stop movement of vehicles through toll plazas.

As on 3rd Aug, 2018, 26,59,042 RFID Tags have been issued.

New 4-Lane Bridge On Kosi River At Phulaut, Bihar

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the project for construction of 6.930 km long 4-lane bridge at Phulaut in Bihar.  It also cleared the decks for rehabilitation and up-gradation of existing Birpur- Bihpur section of National Highway-106 from Km 106 to Km 136 to '2 lane with paved shoulder’ in Bihar at a capital cost of Rs 1478.40 crore. The construction period for the project is three years and likely to be completed by June, 2022. (PIB)

Western and Ethnic Khadi Designer Wear Launched

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh launched Western and Ethnic Designer Wear collections at Khadi Bhawan at Connaught Place in New Delhi on Monday.

Extension Of Due Date For Filing IT Returns

The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2018-19 is 31.07.2018 for certain categories of taxpayers. This has been extended to 31st August, 2018 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers.

ITPO Builds Hostel For Blind School In New Delhi

India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has constructed a hostel block, to accommodate 60 students, for the Andh Mahavidyalaya Blind school at Panchkuian Road in New Delhi, which was inaugurated on Tuesday. Most of the divyang students residing in the hostel belong to economically backward rural families.

Min Annual Deposit In Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Lowered To Rs.250

The minimum annual deposit requirement for Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana accounts has been lowered to Rs 250 from Rs 1,000 earlier. Interest rate on Sukanya Samriddhi account is revised every quarter. Under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative, the Sukanya Samriddhi account was launched in January 2015.

Goa University Campus To Be Plastic Free

Goa University has declared that its campus will be plastic-free. Single use plastic bottles have been banned even for conferences.

Some Convicts Serving Jail Term For Non-Heinous Crimes May Be Set Free

News says that the central government is considering a move to set free convicts who are senior citizens, women, transgenders, physically challenged and terminally-ill inmates who have completed at least half their terms. This is likely to start from Oct 2. (TOI)

Soon, You Need To Carry Only e-Documents For Your Vehicle

Central Government is planning to make rules so that one will need to carry only e-versions of their driving licence or registration certificates or insurance papers for their vehicles.

Approval Of Medical College At Deoria, UP

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the UP State govt for establishment of new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore.

Railways To Accept IDs From DigiLocker

Indian Railways will now officially accept digital Aadhaar and Driving License from DigiLocker as valid ID proofs.

Peon's Son In Indian Football Team

21-year-old Nishu Kumar, son of a college peon in Muzzafarnagar's Bhopa is a part of the Indian football team.

Dalai Lama Launches ‘Happiness Curriculum’ For Delhi Govt Schools

Delhi government has launched ‘Happiness Curriculum’ for its school students, on Monday. The Dalai Lama graced the occasion. "India can lead the world by uniting the modern and ancient knowledge and help it overcome “negative emotions” of the mankind", said the Dalai Lama on this occasion.

Livestock Export From Nagpur Airport From June 30

On June 30, 2018, livestock of sheep and goat will be exported for the first time to Sharjah from Nagpur airport. Around 1 lakh sheep and goat will be exported over a period of three months from the Nagpur airport. Shepherd's and farmers of the region will greatly benefit from this and may consider Sheep and Goat rearing as a side business along with farming. (PIB release)

Tea Seller's Daughter Makes It To IAF

Anchal Gangwal (24) from Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh and the daughter of a tea seller, has been selected in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force.

1,000 Brick Kilns Shift To Green Technology In NCR

To curb air pollution in the national capital region (NCR), some one thousand, of the 4,000 brick kilns in the area have adopted an advanced technology that reduces emissions considerably. 

Plans For More Schools In SC/ST & Muslim Localities

Under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, it is planned to open more schools in localities where SC/ST and Muslim population is more. 

Aadhaar Helps Save 90,000 Cr Rupees

According to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the government has saved some 90,000 crore Rupees by the use of Aadhaar, whereby the benefits of subsidiaries are directly being reached to beneficiaries and fictitious names are being removed.

Renaming Schools After Freedom Fighters & Armymen

Some schools in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation area will gradually be renamed after freedom fighters and Armymen who lost their lives for the country. The aim is to inspire the students, said Shikha Rai, leader of the South corporation’s standing committee.

Fast Pace Of NH Building In Last 4 Years Creates More Jobs

In the last four years the speed of building of National Highways in the country has picked up and this has given jobs to many more people. According to an estimate of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways this increased pace has more than doubled employment generation in this period.

See What's Cooking In Railway Kitchens

One would be able to watch live stream what's cooking in the base kitchens of railways. One will just have to go to the IRCTC website and watch the live stream. Soon an app for this also be introduced.

14.30 Cr For Block Level Sports In Jammu & Kashmir

Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs. 14.30 crore has been sanctioned for bock level sports in Jammu and Kashmir under the ‘Khelo India’ Scheme by the Union Sports Ministry.  An amount of Rs. 10 lakh per block will be spent under the scheme in all the 143 blocks of 22 districts of J&K.

12 More States Into National Insurance Plan

MoUs for implementation of Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) will be signed with 12 states on June 14 and the standard operating procedures for entitlement of hospitals will also be released on the same day. It may be mentioned that similar MoUs have already been signed with 8 states earlier.

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