Singreni Power Project powered by NTPC consultancy

Singareni Thermal Power Project (coal based) having two units of 600 MW each was dedicated to the Nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at a ceremony held at Gajwel, Medak Distt., Telengana on  7th August, 2016.

NTPC provided the Pre-award and Post-award Owner’s Engineer Consultancy Services for the Project including Contract Services,… Read More

India not to have more Military & Sainik Schools

There is no proposal to set up more Rashtriya Military Schools in the Country. Also, there is no proposal at present to set up any new Sainik School in Tamil Nadu.

There are no laid down criteria / guidelines for opening of Rashtriya Military Schools in the Country.  Establishment of new Sainik Schools is considered on receipt of a specific request from the State… Read More

Heavy Expenditure on Subsidies in Indian Railways

Ministry of Railways

Indian Railways carries out certain transport activities which are uneconomic in nature but carried out in the larger interest of the society.

Revenue forgone due to concession being given to various categories of passengers in the passenger fare is 1602 crore for the year 2015-16. There is, however no proposal at present to make any change in the concession… Read More

Completing pending NHAI Projects


Various steps have also been taken by the Government or NHAI to remove the hurdles affecting the construction of NH projects which includes streamlining of land acquisition and regulatory clearances, close coordination with other ministries, revamped Disputes Resolution Mechanism.

So far 112 projects of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have… Read More

Biofuel production technique could reduce cost, antibiotics use

Summary:A new technique gives biofuel-producing microbes the upper hand against unwanted invaders. The development could reduce the cost and environmental impact of producing liquid biofuels and biochemicals as alternatives to petroleum-based products.

The cost and environmental impact of producing liquid biofuels and biochemicals as alternatives… Read More

Steps taken by government for research in Unani Medicine

Studies on 51 Unani Pharmacopoeia formulations on 27 diseases are in progress. Validation study of 25 Unani formulations have been completed in 15 diseases. Unani was a part of Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (CCRIMH) established by the Government in the year 1969. Separately, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine… Read More

PetroFed Award to ONGC for Environmental Sustainability

India’s premier E&P Maharatna –ONGC, bagged the ‘Company of the year ‘in Environmental Sustainability category at the PetroFed Awards 2015 held at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi August 2016. The award was presented by Secretary, MoPNG Mr. K.D. Tripathi to CMD Mr. D.K. Sarraf in the presence of senior dignitaries representing Whos-Who of corporate… Read More

Facilities for Poor People in General Bogies of trains

Passenger amenities such as Cushioned seats, luggage space/ racks, lights, fans, toilets and washbasins etc. are presently provided in General second class coaches for the passengers. Besides, mobile/laptop charging socket, dustbins and Braille signages are now being provided in all newly manufactured coaches and retrofitment on existing coaches … Read More

IRCTC provides 2000 ready to eat food packets for flood-affected Assam

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has provided 2,000 ready-to-eat food packets as part of national relief measures for Assam, which is currently battling devastating floods.

The food packets, sent by IRCTC as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), were received by Ms Antara Gohain, daughter of Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister… Read More

PHO Commences Functioning in New Mangalore Port Trust

As a part of ‘ease of doing business’, a full-fledged PHO office started functioning at New Mangalore Port Trust from 8-8-2016. With the persuasion of NMPT, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has sanctioned the above office inside the Port. With the establishment of this office, the port is in a position to give clearance to all foreign going vessels… Read More

Nalco felicitates football prodigy Chandan Nayak

Navratna Nalco has come forward to support the journey of the budding footballer Chandan Nayak, who has been selected for a 2-month training at Bayern Munich, the iconic football club in Germany, as an academy player. It may be mentioned that the club is the second most sought after football club of Europe. While felicitating the 11-year-old boy from Sabar Sahi… Read More