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The truth about Swachh Bharat

New Delhi-An opinion piece titled The truth about Swachh Bharat was published in The Telegraph. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation would like to place on record its response to the claims made in the piece about the progress made under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) and the veracity of the findings of the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19. The piece compares the nationwide 90240 household survey, NARSS, conducted

Cabinet approves Cooperation Agreement between India and Denmark in the field of Renewable Energy

New Delhi-The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a Cooperation Agreement between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India and Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate of the Kingdom of Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy with a focus on Offshore Wind Energy and a Letter of Intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centreof Excellence for renewable energy in...

Record Four Fold Increase in Total Value of Transactions in 2018-19

New Delhi-Government e Marketplace (GeM), the national public procurement portal offering end to end solution for all procurement needs of Central and State govt. departments and PSUs has closed the FY 2018-19 on a high note. The year witnessed a four-fold increase in total value of transactions on the portal and doubling of number of sellers in the marketplace. There has also been an overall growth in other dimensions like number...

SBI lowers interest rate on loans to purchase home

In a statement, the SBI said that bank has re-priced home loans up to Rs 30 lakh by 10 basis points. The new one-year marginal cost of funds-based lending rate is down to 8.50 per cent now from 8.55 per cent. This is the first reduction by SBI in over 17 months.SBI has also lowered its lending rates by a nominal five basis points across all tenors.

Naidu to pay homage to martyrs at the Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

New Delhi-The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu will be paying homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the gruesome incident at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, in Amritsar, Punjab on April 13, 2019. During the homage ceremony, Shri Naidu is also scheduled to release a Commemorative Coin and Commemorative Postage Stamp. The event is marked to observe the centenary of the massacre in which hundreds....

96 candidates contesting for 08 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh During first phase of Elections

In Uttar Pradesh,Indias largest State electorally, a total of 96 contestants are in fray for the 08 Lok Sabha seats going for polls in the first phase of the General Election- 2019. All 80 Lok Sabha seat of the State are scheduled for polls in seven phases. The 08 seats going for polls in the first phase are Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar which will see polling on 11th April, 2019. A total 122 candidates had

First 1,000 km Motorcycle expedition from Leh to Karakoram Pass Flagged Off

The much-awaited Himalayan Heights Expedition was flagged off by Maj Gen Sanjiv Rai from Karu Military Station. 14 days, 11 bikes and 1 dream expedition, the Himalayan Heights winter bike expedition from Leh to KK Pass will cover over 1,000 km and is likely to qualify for inclusion in the record books. This road route initially used as the Afghan trade route has never been explored by any biker in the world. The expedition is


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