Category Archives: Press Releases

210 Government websites made public Aadhaar details | UIDAI

UIDAI

More than 200 central and state government websites publicly displayed details such as names and addresses of some Aadhaar beneficiaries, the Unique Identification Authority of India has said.The Aadhaar issuing body added, in response to an RTI query, that it took note of the breach and got the data removed from those websites.

It did not specify when the … Read More

Railways not to seek more funds from Budget | Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways is not looking at more funds in the upcoming Union Budget for 2018-19 as it is focussed on monetising assets within, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.The Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents on February 1 next year will be the second after the railway and Union budgets were merged in a break with the colonial-era tradition.

“Frankly,… Read More

New products, 10% exports, retail thrust SAIL’s new marketing mantra

SAIL’s new marketing mantra

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Chairman Shri P.K. Singh interacted with the Company’s entire marketing team and employees of local SAIL units at Kolkata .Acknowledging the efficiency of SAIL’s new marketing strategy aimed at gaining a competitive edge in the market he said, “For SAIL, the new marketing strategy, with customer retention through… Read More

Chances of confirmation of wait list tickets during holidays now high

confirmation of wait list tickets

Have a wait listed ticket for your next trip during holidays? Not to worry, you might just be able to make it on a confirmed ticket.A study by a popular travel portal has said that while the cancellation of wait list tickets was as high as 25.5 per cent during the Diwali of 2015 because of non-confirmation, the number has been stable at 18 per cent in 2016 and 2017.

This… Read More

Government seeks 13,000 Cr surplus from RBI

RBI

The government has not asked the Reserve Bank to pay any special dividend and is only seeking Rs 13,000 crore of surplus lying with the central bank, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said.In August, the RBI had paid a dividend of Rs 30,659 crore for the fiscal ended June 2017. It was less than half the Rs 65,876 crore it had paid in 2015-16.

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Banks allowed to hire machines, staffers for Aadhaar enrolment

Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has provided some relaxation to banks in procurement of enrolment machines and hiring private data entry operators for their Aadhaar centres. Talking to news agency PTI, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said, the relaxation will speed up the opening of Aadhaar enrolment and updation centres at bank premises.… Read More

Government commited to improve sanitation facilities | PM

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reaffirmed the government’s commitment towards improving sanitation in the country. In a video posted on Twitter on the occasion of World Toilet Day today, Mr Modi stressed the need to end the concept of open defecation saying that this is the best gift that can be given to women.

The Prime Minister complimented all those… Read More

Indian Navy organised Health Camp as part of Navy Week 2017 celebrations

Navy Week 2017 Celebrations

As a part of Navy Week celebrations, Indian Navy is conducting a free health camp for the general public from 18 to 20 November 2017 at Aurangabad, Palwal District, Haryana. Through this outreach programme, the Indian Navy aims to bring about awareness in the general public about the role and task of the Navy and also encourage youngsters to consider Navy as a … Read More

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute celebrated 32nd Annual Day

Air Force Golden Jubilee

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute celebrated its 32nd Annual Day on 18th November 2017 in The Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park at 1030 hrs. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Air Marshal HN Bhagwat AVSM VM, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration, Indian Air Force. Mrs Shubhada Bhagwat graciously gave away the trophies and prizes to the exceptional achievers.… Read More

Centre deploys 50 additional companies of Para military forces to Assam

50 additional companies

The Centre has deployed 50 additional companies of para military forces to Assam . Official sources in Guwahati said that, some of them have already arrived in the state while rest are expecting to arrive in a day or two. The Assam government has requested the Centre to depute additional forces in the state to maintain law and order situation ahead of publication… Read More

Moody Investors Service upgrades ratings of 9 PSUs

Moody Investors Service upgrades ratings of 9 PSUs

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded ratings of nine state-owned firms. These are Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL), Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), NHPC, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and GAIL India.

The… Read More

Ashwani Lohani inaugurates Indian Railways Pavilion at IITF 2017

Indian Railways

Shri Ashwani Lohani Chairman, Railway Board inaugurated the Indian Railways pavilion at the India International Trade Fair – 2017 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today. He was accompanied by senior Railway Officers of the Railway Board and Northern Railway.

This year, the Indian Railways pavilion at IITF showcases modernisation initiatives like Digital… Read More