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Gadkari urges use of ethanol as preferred fuel of future

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has urged people to use ethanol as the preferred fuel in future. He said that compared to Rs 115 per litre for petrol, ethanol at Rs 64 per litre would prove to be a very cost-effective

Agniveer recruitment rally in Thane from Sep 20

An army recruitment rally will be held at Shri Abdul Kalam Azad Sports Stadium, Kausa Valley Mumbra, in the Thane district of Maharashtra from September 20 to October 10. The recruitment rally to be held by Army Recruiting Office, M

Why these kids now rush to anganwadi on their own

Few people would have heard of Wawna village in Maharashtra. Situated 20 km away from the sub-district headquarters Phulambri, and 50 km from the district headquarters in Aurangabad, Wawna panchayat is spread across 385 hectares. According to the

NCP’s Ajit Pawar is LoP in Maharashtra assembly

After the Bharatiya Janta Party orchestrated rebellion in the Shiv Sena partly led by Eknath Shinde who took away with him a majority of MLAs, the Eknath Shinde-BJP government proved majority in the state assembly floor test, crossing  the mi

Who is Eknath Shinde, the auto driver who became CM?

Hailing from Satara district of Maharashtra, Eknath Sambhaji Shinde had to leave his education midway to financially support his family. He worked as an auto rickshaw driver, a lorry driver and also said to have worked in a brewery before he came

Metro 3 car shed to stay at Aarey, say new CM Shinde

Former Maharashtra chief minister Davendra Fadnavis stunned all at a press conference Thursday and named Eknath Shinde, the rebel MLA from Shiv Sena, as the next chief minister. Though Fadnavis said he would stay out of the government, a few hours

Uddhav Thackeray resigns as chief minister of Maharashtra

Minutes after the Supreme Court ordered a floor test on Wednesday night, Uddhav Thackeray in a televised address resigned as the chief minister of Maharashtra and also as a member of legislative council (MLC). He later drove down to Raj Bhavan and

Gig workforce expected to expand to 2.35 crore by 2029-30

The gig economy has arrived in India, as the Covid-19 pandemic has propelled a flexibility of employment. As many as 77 lakh workers were engaged in the gig economy, constituting 2.6% of the non-agricultural workforce or 1.5% of the total workforc

Agnipath: benefits and challenges on the path ahead

The government this week announced the Tour of Duty or `Agnipath` scheme for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces. Under this scheme new soldiers will be recruited only for four years. This radical and far-reaching scheme has attracted

‘In Mumbai, society, police forces triumphed over Covid-19’

Crediting the citizens of Mumbai for coming forward to help the police in combating the crisis situation due to Covid-19, Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey has said that Mumbai Police lost quite a few policemen during the pandemic but cumul

70% of India’s elderly depend on family or pension for day-to-day maintenance: HelpAge Report

About 70% of the elderly population is not working and depends on their family or pension for the day to-day maintenance, finds HelpAge India’s latest national report, `Bridge the Gap: Understanding Elder Needs`. India has app

I am not here to represent any religious community, but country: Nikhat Zareen

“As an athlete I`m here to represent India. For me, Hindu-Muslim doesn`t matter. I represent my country, not a community,” world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen has said when asked how she felt when people spoke about her background and r

What ails Indian healthcare? Experts diagnose, prescribe cure

Two years ago, little did we know that the pandemic will bring out the real state of the health infrastructure in the country. The entire healthcare infrastructure across the globe took a major hit, and India was no exception to it. Challenges wer

As Covid numbers rise, Mumbai’s health infra on alert

With the sudden jump in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai over last week and the number of infected persons rising by 8% as well as the warning of a fourth wave sounded by medical experts, BMC has alerted all its officers and staff to be fully prepared to

Unemployment or Unemployability? What`s the Real Issue?

Unemployment or Unemployability? What is the root cause of the current economic situation in the country? What is the real issue that is causing the increase in the number of jobless youth? The issue is vast and has grown to become a major area of

Mumbai awards Rs 26,000 crore contracts for sewerage treatment plants

Even as the Congress has moved the Supreme Court alleging cost escalation in Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project-II (MSDP-II), the BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has gone ahead and issued work orders for six of its seven sewerage treatment pl

BMC on stand-by as Covid cases surge in Mumbai

With a surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, BMC commissioner-administrator IS Chahal has put his colleagues on alert.   Noting that daily new cases have tremendously increased in the city and, with monsoon around the corner, Mumb

How to transform railways (and India): This think tank has some ideas

In an open letter, Mumbai Mobility Forum, a transport think tank based in Mumbai has suggested Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to electrify and introduce more and longer trains and reducing the time between two trains, particularly goods trains.

GAIL to monetise assets worth Rs 4,000 crore

GAIL has said that it expects to monetize Rs 4,000 crore of its assets in the FY 2022-23.The state-owned company saw an increase of 6% sales demand last year and expects a stable 6% to 8% sales growth next year onwards across the country.

ONGC to spend Rs 31,000 crore over 3 years on exploration

India’s state-run ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) has said that it plans to increase production by 20% by 2025. The behemoth aims to spend Rs 30,000 crore on capital expenditure in 2022-23 of which a third will be on exploration activ

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


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