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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

Coal production rises by 18% to 448 MT

The total coal production in the country stands at 448 million tonnes (MT) for the month of October 2022 which is 18% higher than the production of the corresponding period of last year. The growth of coal production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) is a

Plastic is no longer a waste management issue

Plastic is arguably the most ubiquitous material of our times. In this Age of Plastic, it might seem its use can’t go up any further – and yet it keeps going. Between 2000 and 2015, global production of plastic increased by a whopping

Celebrating the Ganit of Protein!

“Why is the child growing?” is the question that bothers a lot many in the administration. The answer, to be honest, is to be discovered via science, and less via what we call ‘effective administration’. Eventually, it will

To bring in transparency, Mumbai starts MYBMC Building ID project

To bring in transparency in operations as well as provide up-to date and real-time information to citizens, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will now issue Building Identification Numbers to all buildings under its jurisdiction where ev

178 species of birds documented in Nagaland for the first time

As many as 178 species of birds have been recorded in Nagaland by 18 eBirders during a first-of-its-kind event over four days this month. They have also uploaded 84 checklists to eBird-an online platform to record bird observations

Record seizures made ahead of Gujarat, Himachal assembly polls

The comprehensive planning, reviews and follow-ups by the Election Commission of India (ECI) involving active participation of enforcement agencies have led to record seizures in the ongoing assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

India’s first national repository for life science data dedicated to the nation

India’s first national repository for life science data, ‘Indian Biological Data Center’ (IBDC), established at Faridabad, Haryana, was dedicated to the nation on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, union minister

India offers expertise as Mangrove Alliance for Climate is launched

As the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) was launched on the sidelines of the COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, India’s environment minister Bhupender Yadav expressed commitment to the conservation and restoration of these natural ecosystem

Snow leopard spotted in upper reaches of Kashmir

Snow leopard, the elusive great cat, has finally been spotted in Kashmir, bringing cheers to the conservation community. Researchers from Nature Conservation Foundation have recorded images of snow leopard in the upper Baltal-Zojila

Cyber frauds: better law, enforcement needed

The RBI report for the year ended March 2022 has said that card and internet frauds worth $1.55 billion were reported in 3,596 cases. Yet, another RBI report says that in the past seven years India lost at least Rs 100 crore to banking frauds and

Everything you wanted to know about Gujarat elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, Gujarat, goes to polls in December. The Election Commission on Thursday announced the polling schedule, according to which the voting will take place on December 1 and 5, with the counting on Decemb

Nations face growing risk from cyberattacks

Sovereigns are being targeted with increasing frequency by cyberattacks, and authorities are devoting more resources to defending against them, with the greatest threats from cyber-capable states and criminal groups sheltered by them, Fitch Rating

This year, natural disasters have claimed 2,755 lives in India

India recorded extreme weather events on 242 of the 273 days by September 30 this year. In other words, more than 88% of the time over these nine months, the country was witnessing an extreme weather event of some sort happening in one or more of

Index of Eight Core Industries rises by 7.9%

The combined Index of Eight Core Industries increased by 7.9% (provisional) in September 2022 over the same month a year ago. The production of cement, coal, fertilizers, electricity, steel and refinery products industries increased in September 2

Record horticulture production estimated at 342.33 mn tonnes

The ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare has released the third Advance Estimates of the area and production of various horticultural crops for 2021-22. A record 342.33 million tonnes are estimated to be produced in an area of 28.08 million

Two more Indian beaches in the coveted list of Blue Beaches

In yet another recognition of India’s commitment to protect and conserve the pristine coastal and marine ecosystems through holistic management of the resources, the globally recognised and the coveted International eco-label ‘Blue Fla

CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 936.44 crore on Google

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Tuesday imposed a penalty of Rs. 936.44 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position with respect to its Play Store policies, apart from issuing a cease-and-desist order. The Commission also direct

Cleaning-up drive: Govt earns Rs. 254 crore from scrap disposal

Over Rs. 254 crore has been earned so far from disposal of scrap during a short period of three weeks of the ongoing Special Swachhta campaign 2.0, while 37.19 lakh square feet of space has been cleared, which was earlier occupied by junk and scra

Road, ropeway projects in Kedarnath, Badrinath region planned

Prime minister Narendra Modi Friday laid the foundation stone of road and ropeway projects worth more than Rs 3,400 crore in Mana village near Badrinath in Uttarakhand. Earlier in the day, he  visited Kedarnath and performed darshan and pooja

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


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