CONSUMER AFFAIRS MINISTRY
Onion prices shoot up to Rs165/kg; govt says imported onions to arrive by Jan 20
Onion prices have been ruling high for past few weeks due to fall in production of the Kharif crop following unseasonal rainfall in key growing states, including Maharashtra. The price of onion was ruling at around Rs 120/kg in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, while it was around Rs 100/kg in Delhi on Friday, as per the latest data.
Budget-making team of Finance Ministry short of two key officials
The budget for 2020-21 to be presented on February 1 is keenly awaited for ...
Govt halves onion stock limit to curb hoarding
The government is closely monitoring the prices of onions which is rising everyday due to shor...
India-Japan annual summit to take place from December 15-17: MEA
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on December 06 said that the India-Japan Summit will take place from December 15-17....
Mobile companies seek review of duty on parts as imports from Vietnam soar
India has imported mobile phone components worth more than $1 billion from Vietnam — with which India has a free trade agreement (FTA) —in the first half of this fiscal alone, compared to $800 million in the whole of 2018-19 and just over $600 million in FY18, an industry association of companies making handset in India has informed the government.
India in touch with Pak for ‘unhindered’ consular access: MEA on Kulbhushan Jadhav
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on December 06 reacted to Kulbhushan Jadhav case. He said that the Indian Government...
Govt has cancelled Nithyananda's passport: MEA
The government has cancelled passport of controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda and rejected his application for fresh one, External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.
Consumer affairs ministry writes to jal shakti ministry to make mandatory BIS standard on piped drinking water
"The Centre has the power to make BIS standard (on piped drinking water) mandatory. We have already written a letter to the jal shakti ministry," Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Paswan told reporters here. The minister said his mission is to ensure safe and quality water to people of not only the national capital but across India.
No decline in household consumer expenditure: Govt
Speaking about a draft consumer expenditure survey (CES) report for 2017-18, the minister said the government has not published the report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) as concerns were raised about its "ability and sensibility". The minister noted that the report has neither been accepted nor rejected.
Several countries agree J&K internal matter of India: MEA in Lok Sabha
The Ministry of External Affairs has informed the Lok Sabha that several countries have agreed that matters related to Jammu and Kashmir are internal to the country following proactive outreach by the government.
Government launches independent directors' databank
"Companies also may register themselves with the databank to search, select and connect with individuals who possess the right skills and attitude for being considered for appointment as independent directors," the ministry said in an official release said.
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.
King, Queen of Sweden meet PM Modi, discuss ways to deepen ties
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a five day India visit. MEA Spokesperson tweeted PM Narendra Modi received the royal couple at Hyderabad House in New Delhi for the delegation level talks and strengthening bilateral ties. The King will also have a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on ways to further boost relations.
With renewable energy, Rail ministry to transform Indian Railways into 'Green Railways'
Through the Power Sector Reform (PSR) programme, the MoU with DFID envisages to include co-operation for energy efficiency and energy self-sufficiency for Indian Railways.
Hallmarking to be mandatory for gold jewellery from 2021: Ram Vilas Paswan
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on November 29 announced that hallmarking will be mandator...
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