Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project

A Guarantee Agreement for World Bank (IBRD) lending of US$ 650 million to the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL) for Eastern...

Government Launched ‘UDAN’ Project

Union government has launched a Regional Connectivity Scheme 'UDAN'. It is a significant milestone in India's quest for bringing more aam aadmis on to...

1500cr Released for 99 Irrigation Projects

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti released the first installment of Rs. 1500 crore to the states as...

Collaboration of Smart Cities and AMRUT Cities

In a major initiative, railway stations and adjoining areas will be redeveloped on Smart City lines for enhancing passenger amenities, easy access to stations,...

Venture Capital Fund Scheme for SC Entrepreneurs

Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH launched “Elixir for Life”, an Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine. This product has been produced by a beneficiary...

Dashboard on Foreign Trade Data Launched

Commerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched a new enhanced Dashboard on Foreign Trade Data. Its objective is to provide easy access to the...

515cr for Sagar Port Project Approved

The Central Government has given in principle approval to a grant of Rs. 515 crores to make the development of the proposed Sagar Port...

‘Mission Raftaar’ of Indian Railways

The Mission Raftaar project of the Indian Railways has now picked up and started yielding results. Under this project measures are being taken to raise...

‘Project Energia’ Launched

INTERPOL and World Andi-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched a joint Project Energia to combat doping abuse in sports. Project Energia will focus on substances used...

Indian Bridge Management System Launched

Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari formally launched the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) in New Delhi. IBMS is being developed...

India BPO Promotion Scheme

The Government has approved India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) under the Digital India Programme to create employment opportunities and promotion of BPO/ITES operations across...

Puducherry Joins Regional Connectivity Scheme

Civil Aviation Ministry, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Puducherry government has signed a pact for the proposed regional connectivity scheme (RCS). Puducherry has formally agreed...

Muslim Outreach Programme Launched

The Central government has launched its Muslim outreach programme. The launch of the outreach programme from this Muslim- dominated area comes days after Prime Minister...

Gujarat APMCs Linked With ‘e-NAM’

40 Agriculture Produce Market Committee's (APMC's) of Gujarat were linked to e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). This is one initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which...

Varistha Pension Bima Yojana Approved

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana...

Project ‘SAKSHAM’ Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’, a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs...

National Mission on Bioeconomy

National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in Shillong by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The...

‘Mission Parivar Vikas’ of Government

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch “Mission Parivar Vikas” in 145 high focus districts having the highest total fertility rates in...

Amritsar Tops the List of 27 Smart Cities

The Golden Temple city of Amritsar topped the list of 27 new smart cities announced by the Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu. Eight other...

National Supercomputing Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in 2015 has approved the launch of the National Supercomputing Mission. This is a visionary program to enable India...

Indira Awaas Yojana to Expire in 2017

Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) is set for a final burial in March 2017. The Union rural development ministry has told states that under-construction houses under...

Yatri Mitra Sewa Started at Railway Stations

With a view to provide support to old and differently abled passengers requiring assistance at the stations, Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce...

Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Road Initiative

India has approved an $1.04-billion Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) road initiative project for constructing and upgrading 558 km of roads to link it with Bangladesh, Bhutan...

Jan Dhan Yojana Crosses 42,000 cr Mark

Deposits under financial inclusion scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has crossed Rs. 42,000 crore-mark and the percentage of zero-balance accounts has fallen below...

India Post Help Number 1924 Launched

Ministry of Communications launched India Post Help Centre and a Toll Free Number 1924 to address the grievances of people in the Country related...

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). The Project...

‘E-Nivaran’ Launched for IT Grievances

Central Board of Direct Taxes has launched the ambitious 'e-nivaran' facility for online redressal of taxpayers' grievances related to refunds, ITRs and PAN among...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme Expanded

The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) for the Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Ministry of Tourism has approved projects to the tune of Rs....

National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations

NIDHI (National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations), an umbrella program is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology(DST), Government of India, for...

Credit Rating of Urban Local Bodies Started

Under the initiative of Credit Rating of urban local bodies, 85 cities have launched the process and the same has been completed in respect...

Rs.20,000 Crore Irrigation Fund Instituted

In a move that aims to address the perennial irrigation water crisis affecting rural India, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation...

Leprosy Case Detection Campaign Launched

The Union Health Ministry launched a two-week-long massive campaign to eradicate leprosy by focussing on 149 endemic districts across the country. In a first, the...

Income Declaration Scheme 2016: FAQs

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 (the Scheme) provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward...

National Apprenticeship Scheme Launched

Government has notified National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme. It is for the first time a scheme has been notified to offer financial incentives to employers. The Scheme...

‘Priority States’ Under PM Ujjwala Yojana

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to extend the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to the people of all Hilly States...

Bharat Bill Payment System Launched

National Payments Corporation of India has launched the pilot project for Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) with 26 Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units. BBPS is...

‘Asli Tarakki’ (Real development) Campaign

Ministry of Urban Development will soon launch an ‘Asli Tarakki (Real development)’ campaign in the six cities of the National Capital Region with 450...

Operation Muskaan – II

Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union...

Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project Launched

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. The Prime Minister visited the...

Third Party Verification of ODF Claims

Ministry of Urban Development has begun the process of third party verification of 'Open Defecation Free' ODF claims by towns under Swachh Bharat Mission...

‘Mera Aspataal’ Initiative Launched

Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the “Mera Aspataal / My Hospital” initiative at the third National Summit...

What is Government E-Marketplace ?

The Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D) is tasked primarily with fixing Rate Contracts (RC) for common user items required by various Government...

CSCs to Launch Skill Training Programmes

People in rural areas can soon approach Common Service Centres for training in various employment-oriented skills. CSC e-Governance Services is all set to roll out...

Electropreneur Park Inaugurated in Delhi

Electropreneur Park has been set-up at University of Delhi, South Campus to incubate 50 early stage start-ups and create atleast 5 global companies over...

Sugamaya Pustakalaya – for Persons with Disabilities

“Sugamaya Pustakalaya” is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple...

National Highways Interconnectivity Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for development of 1120 kms of National Highways in the States of Karnataka, Odisha,...

Scheme for Assistance to Victims of Violence

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to enhance the grant of compensation to the civilian victims under the scheme titled “Central Scheme for...

E-Initiatives in Power Sector

Mr. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Power opened a new chapter to enhance transparency in power transmission sector of the country by launching the...

Adopt a Green Highways Program

National Green Highways Mission (NGHM) under NHAI has collaborated with Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC) for plantations work on NH 7 in Nagpur region...

Smart Ganga City Scheme Launched

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched Smart Ganga City Scheme...

Railway Diamond Quadrilateral Network

The Diamond Quadrilateral is a project of the Indian railways to establish high speed rail network in India. This quadrilateral will connect the four...

Integrated Bio Energy Mission

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy aims to launch an Integrated Bio Energy Mission with an estimated outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore from...

Initiative ‘Vidyanjali’ Launched

Inspired from Prime Minister’s vision to inculcate reading habits among children and create a reading culture at school and community level, Union HRD Minister...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

The “1st Meeting of National Committee on Ramayan Circuit and National Committee on Krishna Circuit” under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism held...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Launched

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia UP. The scheme aims to provide cooking gas connections to five crore...

2508 Cities Selected Under PM Awas Yojana

As on April 25 2016, a total of 2,508 cities of 26 States have been identified as selected for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana—Housing for...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia. Launching the scheme PM Modi said that the cooking...

‘Clean Street Food ‘ Project Launched

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda launched Project ‘Clean Street Food’ in Delhi. As part of Project Clean Street Food, FSSAI...

National Rurban Mission Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious ‘National Rurban Mission’ for developing 300 villages across the country as urban growth centres. Mission was launched...

Main Features of Gold Coin and Bullion Scheme

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the three Gold related Schemes i.e. Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), Gold Sovereign Bond Scheme and the Gold Coin...

Features of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

The Government of India has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds. The Bonds will be issued in multiple tranches subject to the overall borrowing...

Know About Gold Monetisation Scheme

The GMS will replace the existing Gold Deposit Scheme, 1999. However, the deposits outstanding under the Gold Deposit Scheme will be allowed to run...

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna (UDAY)

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to a new scheme moved by the Ministry of Power - Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna or UDAY. UDAY...

Electronics Development Fund Started

Government of India has launched a Electronics Development Fund to provide risk capital to companies developing new technologies in the area of electronics. Ravi Shankar...

National Deworming Initiative Launched

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the National Deworming Day on 10 February at a function in Hyderabad. Minister stated that India shall...

Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East

The Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for north-east India, outlining steps to...

Jeevan Pramaan Reinvented

Jeevan Pramaan provides a big relief to all pensioners. A pensioner can now digitally provide Annual Life Certificate to the authorities for continuity of...

Features of Smart Cities

WHAT IS SMART CITY The first question is what is meant by a ‘smart city’. The answer is, there is no universally accepted definition of...

First Batch of 20 Smart Cities Launched

The Government announced the 20 winners of the Smart City Challenge competition for financing during this financial year. Each top ranking city form these left...

Hybrid Annuity Model for Highways Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the Hybrid Annuity Model as...

Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) completed distribution of 5 crore LED bulbs under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). Sh Piyush Goyal, Minister of State...

Above 5000 MW Solar Projects Okayed

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for setting up over 5,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar...

Project Green Port Started

The Ministry of Shipping has started ‘Project Green Ports’ which will help in making the Major Ports across India cleaner and greener. ‘Project Green Ports’...

National Centres of Ageing Setup

Government of India has approved establishment of two National Centres of Ageing one each at: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Madras Medical...

Latest on Atal Pension Yojana

To address the longevity risks among the workers in unorganised sector and to encourage the workers in unorganised sector to voluntarily save for their...

PM Launches Start-up India Movement

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the Start-up India initiative in New Delhi. The Prime Minister visited a virtual exhibition and interacted with Start-up...

Health Minister Launched 4 Initiatives

Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has launched the four mobile health (mHealth) services – Kilkari, Mobile Academy, M-Cessation...

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’. The highlights of this scheme are as...