Category Archives: Industry

Transforming Madhepura | Alstom


In 2015, when Alstom won the contract to manufacture India’s first all-electric locomotives in Madhepura, Bihar, in collaboration with Indian Railways, they were about to get into something that would end up transforming not just the economy of the place but also the lives of its people.  The first electric locomotive was completed in February 2018 and… Read More

Inland Waterways | Kolkata-Patna become India’s second container cargo sector


After the success of container cargo being shipped from Kolkata to Varanasi earlier  this year, Bihar’s capital Patna will be witness to a new landmark in India’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector with 16 TEUs of container cargo (equivalent to 16 truckloads) belonging to food giants PepsiCo India and Emami Agrotech Ltd from Kolkata reaching the city’s… Read More

India Water Impact Summit-2018 concludes

India Water Impact Summit-2018 concludes

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India Water Impact Summit 2018, being jointly organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) from 5-7 December 2018 in New Delhi.

The India Water Impact Summit is an annual… Read More

INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR – V Ramachandran Awards for Excellence in Urban Decentralisation

V Ramachandran Awards for Excellence in Urban Decentralisation

Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy is inviting applications for the second edition of “V Ramachandran Awards for Excellence in Urban Decentralisation”.

Mr V Ramachandran (1931-2015) in whose name these Awards have been instituted, was a member of Governing Board of Janaagraha till he passed away in December 2015. Mr V Ramachandran … Read More

WCD Ministry | 223 Institutes to conduct awareness programs on Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act

WCD Ministry empanels 223 Institutes to conduct awareness programmes on Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act

To ensure security of women at all workplaces, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has empanelled institutions/organisations to conduct awareness exercises on the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. As of November, 2018, as many as 223 institutes/organisations have been… Read More

SEZ Policy Report submitted to Suresh Prabhu

SEZ Policy

The Baba Kalyani led committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce& Industry to study the existing SEZ policy of India submitted its report to the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, in New Delhi .The objectives of the committee were to evaluate the SEZ policy and make it WTO compatible, suggest measures… Read More

AirSewa 2.0 launched by Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu

The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi .Speaking on this occasion the Civil Aviation Minister said that a need was felt for development of an upgraded version of AirSewa to provide… Read More

Dept of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) hosts Global Digital Content Market 2018


The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is hosting a conference on Global Digital Content Market (GDCM) 2018, on 14th– 15th November 2018, in New Delhi.The conference will feature sessions on music, film, broadcasting and publishing, as well as collective management, emerging models and the… Read More

Leasing of 6 airports through PPP- Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram & Mangaluru

six airports

The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the following:

  1. “In-principle” approval for leasing out six airports of AAI viz. Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru for operation, management and development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) through Public Private Partnership Appraisal
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India and Morocco agreement approved on Mutual Legal assistance in Civil & Commercial matters

India and Morocco agreement

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM approved the Agreement between India and Morocco on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters.

Salient features:

  1. Service of summons and other judicial documents or processes;
  2. taking of evidence in civil matters;
  3. production, identification or examination of documents, recordings;
  4. The execution of a Letter
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Bajaj Allianz General Insurance wins Dale Carnegie Global Leadership Award 2018

Dale Carnegie of India has announced Bajaj Allianz General Insurance as the winner of the prestigious Dale Carnegie Global Leadership Award 2018. The first runner-up award was presented to Infosys BPM and second runner-up award to Cisco Systems .

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance stood out as the front runner of this year’s Global Leadership Award for leveraging… Read More