MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Ministries of Tribal Affairs and Home Affairs lead in RTI rejections: CIC report
The report, tabled in both houses of Parliament this week, said 64,334 applications, which comes to 4.70 per cent of the 13.70 lakh applications received during 2018-19, were rejected. The first appeals before seniors against the decisions of RTI processing officers called Central Public Information Officers marginally declined from 9.72 per cent last year to 9.29 per cent in 2018-19.
Over Rs 255 crore spent on chartered flights during Modi's foreign engagements in last three years: MEA
In 2018-19, Rs 79.91 crore was spent ...
India seeks consular access to its 2 nationals arrested by Pakistan
The sudden arrest of two Indians, Prashant Vaindam and Dhari Lal- as repo...
Indians account for 93% H4 visas issued by US: S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha stated that Indians today account for 93 per cent of total number of visas issued unde...
CG Power draws up plan to work on operations recovery
A recent investigation by the company revealed that nine wrongful transactions, allegedly undertaken by the promoter group led by Gautam Thapar, had caused it a loss of around Rs 3,000 crore. The company is doing a deeper investigation under what it calls ‘Phase 2’, even as the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has referred the case to the SFIO.
Ministries pulled up for failing Hindi test
A review by the government panel found that except for a few departments, most of the ministries failed to achieve their targets on implementation of Hindi up to the target level in their day-to-day work. The committee desired that all the government organisations should come up with websites in two languages – one of them being in Hindi.
India may extend onion export ban to February to cap domestic prices
Prices have surged after rain and floods during Oct and Nov limited onion supply, especially in Maharashtra.
Consumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike
This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed on October 31. “Like onion, pulses may also see a steep price rise. Delay in allowing imports will not help,” said the consumer affairs ministry official.
Meghalaya-based insurgent group HNLC banned by government
In a notification, the MHA has said that since the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council along with all its factions, wings and frontal organisations has been openly declaring as its objective the secession of the Meghalaya's areas, it has been banned by the central government for its increased activities of violence and other subversive acts.
View: Why Pragya Singh Thakur’s ‘Elevation’ isn’t really a shocker
The Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, which Singh Thakur now finds herself a member of, is a statutory body. And that alone gives it its importance.
Lack of response to 26/11 different from Uri, Balakot operations: EAM Jaishnakar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said that the "lack of response" after Mumbai terror attack in 2008 was so different from...
Pragya Thakur nominated to key committee on defence
According to the government notification dated October 21, the 21-member parliamentary consultative committee is headed by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh. Pragya Singh Thakur, who defeated Congress heavyweight Digvijaya Singh in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, also featured in the committee.
Minority Affairs Ministry to establish 'Hunar Hubs' in every state: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
The ministry has sanctioned 100 'Hunar Hubs" or skill centres in different parts of the country in the first 100 days of the second Modi government, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in New Delhi on the completion of 'Hunar Haat' organised at North Central Zone Cultural Centre in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
MoS G Kishan Reddy exposes Pakistan at global counter terror meet, says LeT fronts still active in Pak
Speaking at the round table discussion on 'Emerging Technologies and terrorism financing risk', Reddy in Melbourne on Thursday presented Ind...
Sachin Bansal invests Rs 888 cr more in his venture Navi Tech
Navi Technologies has made a profit after tax of Rs 1.9 crore on revenue of Rs 16 crore for the financial year ending March 31, the filings show. Bansal, who has been actively investing in startups for a few years, has focused on financing through debt in the past year.
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