Number of Jan Dhan accounts cross 50 crore

The total number of Jan Dhan accounts have crossed 50 crore as on August 9, as per the latest reports submitted by banks. Out of these accounts 56% accounts belong to women and 67% accounts have been opened in rural/semi-urban areas.

IMF, WB could do more for countries in debt crisis: Shantikanta Das

Giving the example of India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system during the pandemic and thereafter, RBI governor Shantikanta Das said that digital public infrastructure (DPI) can be utilised for advancing financial inclusion and produc

134 sitting MPs/MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women

As many as 134 sitting MPs/MLAs, out of 762 sitting MPs and 4001 sitting MLAs whose sworn affidavits were analysed by The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), have declared cases related to crimes against wom

CM Shinde launches ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’ from August Kranti Maidan

Launching ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’ campaign at the historic August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai Wednesday, Maharashtra chief minister Ekanath Shinde evoked sacrifices made by freedom fighters for Independence of the nation and appealed to al

PM to launch Amrit Bharat Station Scheme for infra upgrade

For the development of railway stations on a continuous basis with a long term vision, prime minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for 508 Railway stations across the nation under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme on Sunday.

All you wanted to know about India’s net-zero emissions target

The information below was given by union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. India is an emerging economy where greenhouse ga

‘Rs 5654.62 crore transferred to PM-Kisan beneficiaries in Maharashtra’

Rs 5654.625 crore has been transferred to PM-Kisan beneficiaries during 2022-23 in Maharashtra, Union agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday. In reply to an unstarred question from Vinay

GAIL Q1 revenue, profit numbers go down Y-o-Y

GAIL (India) Limited has reported revenue from operations of Rs. 32,227 crore in Q1 FY24 as against Rs. 37,572 crore in Q1 FY23. Profit before Tax (PBT) in Q1 FY24 stood at Rs. 1,889 crore as against Rs. 3,894 crore in Q1 FY23. Profit after Tax (P

Delhi records cleanest air in four years

Delhi has recorded its lowest average Air Quality Index (AQI) during July this year compared to the corresponding period of last four years. This month, the capital experienced all 31 days with `Good to Moderate` AQI. The number of

Legal framework needed to regulate AI: Experts

As Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has completely changed the landscape, AI is impacting every area of human activity and endeavour. For India, the world’s most populous nation, AI holds unique promises and opportunities. To look int

Coast Guard rescues research vessel with 36 crew on board

In a daring, high-priority rescue operation, the Indian Coast Guard, Goa, on Thursday rescued the distressed research vessel ‘Sindhu Sadhana’, belonging to the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO) that had suffered engine

Central Railways earns Rs 17.58 crore from coach scrap sale

Central Railways has earned Rs 17.58 crore revenue from scrap sale of 138 mail/express coaches  between April 2022 and June 2023 with average earnings  of Rs 12.73 lakh per condemned coach. In compliance with Railway&rsquo

Academics, experts hail NEP ahead of third anniversary

Ahead of the third anniversary of its launch, a cross-section of academics and skilling experts have hailed the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 for its stress on flexibility and holistic development. At a press meet was held in

Restored Byculla station wins UNESCO award

The 169-year-old Byculla railway station of Central Railway has not only been restored to its heritage architectural glory but has also bagged the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award of Merit for Cultural Heritage Restoration and Conservation.

Tomato to get cheaper soon: Govt

The skyrocketing prices of tomato are expected to come down with the increase in arrival of new crop from Nasik, Naryangoan and Aurangabad belt in Maharashtra and also from Madhya Pradesh, the government has said. The Department of

GAIL ties up with LanzaTech Global for recycling carbon waste

GAIL (India) Limited and LanzaTech Global, Inc., USA have announced a strategic partnership to explore bio recycling carbon waste into fuels and chemicals. GAIL and LanzaTech will explore setting up a pilot scale CO2 capture and con

13.5 crore Indians escape multidimensional poverty in 5 years

A record 13.5 crore people moved out of multidimensional poverty between 2015-16 and 2019-21, as per NITI Aayog’s report ‘National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023’, released on Monday. The re

New milestone in India’s space odyssey: Chandrayaan-3 launched successfully

Chandrayaan-3, India’s mission to moon, was on Friday launched successfully into orbit, creating another milestone in the country’s space odyssey. “Health of the Spacecraft is normal,” Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) an

Dy CM Ajit Pawar gets finance & planning in Maharashtra cabinet expansion

Nearly a fortnight after being sworn in as Maharashtra deputy chief minister, in a major cabinet expansion on Friday, Ajit Pawar was given the coveted finance and planning portfolios, while Dilip Walse Patil was given charge of cooperation.

Delhi faces record-breaking floods

The Yamuna continued to remain well over the danger mark on Thursday, a day after its water level broke a 1978 record. Parts of north and east Delhi closer to the floodplains of the river were flooded due to heavy rains in northern India in recent

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


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