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Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram is being implemented in 1300 identified Minority Concentration Areas in the country

Ahmedabad Out of various schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, only one scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) is Centrally Sponsored Scheme, under which funds are released to the State Governments. Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) has been restructured in 2018 and is now being implemented in 1300 identified Minority Concentration Areas (MCAs), with an objective of developing socio-economic infrastructure and basic amenities in the said areas.  For larger coverage of the scheme,…

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on a two-day visit to the Union Territory of Laddakh

Ahmedabad Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said at Leh in Laddakh that abolition of Article 370 has demolished the “speed breaker” of redundant laws which had obstructed the development process in Jammu-Kashmir and Leh-Laddakh. Naqvi said that now, Jammu-Kashmir, Leh-Laddakh are also getting benefits of various socio-economic-educational empowerment schemes of the Central Government. Naqvi, who came here on a two-day visit to the Union Territory of Laddakh, addressed various public meetings; met representatives of various…

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Indra Navy – 20

Ahmedabad The 11th edition of exercise INDRA NAVY, a biennial bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Navy is scheduled in the Bay of Bengal from 04 to 05 September 2020. Initiated in 2003, Ex INDRA NAVY epitomises the long-term strategic relationshipbetween the two Navies. Whilst the exercise is being undertaken in the Bay of Bengal, Rajnath Singh, the Hon’ble Defence Minister of India, is on a visit to Moscow from 03 September 2020 on the invitation of…

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Prime Minister to interact with IPS Probationers

Ahmedabad Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall be interacting, through video-conference, with  IPS Probationers during the Dikshant Parade Event at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP NPA) at 11 AM on Friday, the 4th September 2020. 131 IPS probationers including 28 Lady Probationers have completed 42 weeks of Basic Course Phase-I training at the Academy. They joined the Academy on 17 Dec 2018 after completing their Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. Mussoorie and…

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Coal Mines Offered For Auction

Ahmedabad The auction process for coal mines for commercial mining was launched on June 18, 2020.Following revisions  have been made by the Coal Ministry in the list of coal mines offered in the process of opening up of coal sector and introduction of coal mining:- Addition of Dolesara, Jarekela and Jharpalam-Tangarghat Coal Mines to the 1st Tranche of Auction under the MMDR Act, 1957. Withdrawal of Morga South Coal Mine from the 1st Tranche of Auction under the MMDR…

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New-age entrepreneurs are going to change the fortune of India

Ahmedabad Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways Piyush Goyal has said that New age ideas will help us to prepare India to contribute in a much bigger way to global supply chains. Addressing CII’s event on ‘Launch of India’s Future Business Group’ today, he said that New-age entrepreneurs are going to change the fortune of India. He said “We need to build a platform with like-minded countries and trusted partners to promote new-age businesses in India.” India…

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FAITH writes to KV Kamath RBI Expert Committee

Ahmedabad Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA has raised a request to Expert Committee set up by the RBI.  As per the RBI circular of 6th August, this Expert Committee is tasked with identifying norms for stressed sectors. FAITH has shared that as per the…

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Central Government announces seven-day nationwide mourning on demise of former president late Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Ahmedabad Government of India has declared seven days nationwide mourning on demise of former President of India late. Pranab Mukherjee. The mourning will be observed from 31st August to 6th  September 2020. Following the instruction of the Government of India to declare this mourning, the General Administration Department of the State Government has also issued orders to observe this mourning in Gujarat. Accordingly, the government buildings in the state on which the national flag is regularly hoisted will have…

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Chhattisgarh govt committed to promote local products

Ahmedabad Kawasi Lakhma, Minister, Commerce and Industry, Govt. of Chhattisgarh today said, “Effective actions to eliminate smuggling and counterfeiting from the State is a focus area for our government and the concerned departments are extremely vigilant in dealing with such cases.” Addressing a webinar ‘Combating Counterfeiting and Smuggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond’, organized by FICCI’s Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE), Lakhma said that the Chhattisgarh government has taken unprecedented reforms to create an enabling…

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Turning the tide of gig economy in the country

Ahmedabad Amway India, one of the country’s leading FMCG direct selling companies is making significant strides towards strengthening the gig economy ecosystem in the country. The organization has a stated global A70 multi-year growth strategy which is focused on unleashing the power of entrepreneurship with social commerce. As part of this multi-year growth strategy, Amway India has identified the rise of the gig economy as a key global megatrend. In-line with this and in its endeavor to support the…

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