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Rs.19,744 crore National Green Hydrogen Mission approved

The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission. The initial outlay for the Mission will be Rs.19,744 crore, including an outlay of Rs.17,490 crore for the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme

Aadhaar: ‘Head of Family’ based online address update enabled

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has put in place a resident-friendly facility to help them update address in Aadhaar online with the consent of the Head of Family (HoF). The HoF based online address update in Aa

As people resume travelling, Railways` passenger earnings up by 71%

As the ‘third wave’ of Covid-19 subsided and people resumed travelling after a long gap, the railways’s earnings have recorded a sharp uptick. The total approximate earnings in the passenger segment for Indian Railways on origina

Agri, processed food products exports up by 16%

The exports of agricultural and processed food products rose by 16 percent in the eight-month period of April-November of the current financial year, in comparison to the corresponding period of FY 2021-22. According to the provisio

Combined Index of Eight Core Industries rises by 5.4%

The combined Index of Eight Core Industries (‘ICI’) increased by 5.4% (provisional) in November 2022 as compared to November 2021. The production of cement, coal, electricity, steel and fertilizers increased in November 2022 over the c

Is India equipped to deal with population bulge?

India is projected to surpass China in terms of population in 2023, becoming the most populous country in the world, according to the United Nations. More than half of India’s population is under 25 years of age and over 65% is below the age

India stands committed to reduce Emissions Intensity

India has reiterated that it stands committed to reduce Emissions Intensity of its GDP by 45 percent by 2030, from 2005 level (as per the updated NDC submitted to UNFCCC in August 2022) and to achieve about 50 percent cumulative electric power ins

Gaganyaan targeted to be launched in fourth quarter of 2024

India’s maiden human space flight ‘H1’ mission is targeted to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to union minister of state for atomic energy and space Dr Jitendra Singh. In a written reply to a q

India’s power demand expected to slow down

Growth in India’s power demand is likely to decelerate in the second half of the financial year ending March 2023 (2HFY23), after robust 11.3% y-o-y growth in 1HFY23, Fitch Ratings says. Power demand in 1HFY23 benefited from a

Climate change: What is India’s action plan?

Climate change is a global crisis that is only becoming bigger by the day. Any action to mitigate the effects of global warming and pollution is made difficult by the obvious conundrum: when all nations are competing for economic growth, which dep

Dust settles: In new Gujarat assembly, 22% members have criminal cases

As many as 40 – or 22% – of the 182 members of the new Gujarat assembly have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The number has come down from 47 or 26%

With Modi wave, BJP breaks Gujarat record

The BJP has been in power in Gujarat since 1998, and the state proved to be its springboard for the national sweep in 2014. Yet, it never came even close to the highest tally of 149 seats (out of the total 182) that the Congress had recorded in 19

World growth expected to face inflation pressures

World GDP forecasts for 2023 have been revised down again as central banks intensify their fight against inflation and the outlook for China’s property market deteriorates, says Fitch Ratings in its latest Global Economic Outlook (GEO) repor

200+ bird species documented in Chhattisgarh’s first-ever survey

Nine species of owls (including the magnificent spot-bellied eagle-owl), 10 birds of prey, 11 species of Woodpeckers (including white-bellied woodpecker – the largest woodpecker in peninsular India), and many other species have been document

Cyclists plan ‘memorial ride’ to press demand for infrastructure

Cycling is a passion for many, and it is a way to fitness too. With rising numbers of vehicles on the road, the government encourages this environment-friendly mode of transportation, but it comes with numerous challenges. An accident last month o

“World headed towards stagflation; India must take care of the poor”

As the post-pandemic fallout and geopolitical uncertainty slows down global economies and sanctions against some nations, energy crisis and inflation are adding to the troubles, India is projected to be decoupled from world economy and fare better

BMC commissioner Chahal conferred with hon. doctorate

BMC commissioner and administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal has been conferred with a Honorary Doctor of Science Degree (honoris causa) by Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, Punjab. Chahal was conferred the degree during the 48th conv

Sebi to have two-track approach on ESG

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) aims to use a two-track approach on environmental social and corporate governance (ESG). Addressing a conference on ‘ESG for Atmanirbhar Bharat` in Mumbai, Sebi chairperson Madhabi

Accuracy more important than speed in news: Anurag Thakur

Presenting authentic information is the prime responsibility of media and that facts should be properly checked before they are put in the public domain, union minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur has said. “

FM concludes pre-budget consultations

Union minister for finance and corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has concluded the pre-budget consultation meetings for Budget 2023-24 that were held from November 21 to 28 in the virtual mode. More than 110 invitees representing

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now



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