MINISTRY OF TOURISM
Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary (West) in foreign ministry
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Swarup, a 1986 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, to the post, it said.
NCLT again seeks clarity on Jet slots from DGCA, ministry
After Jet Airways went bust in mid-April, government temporarily allotted the hundr...
HRD Ministry defers decision to hike MTech fee in IITs
While the ministry had, in September, announced the decision of the IIT Council that i...
Six Coal India arms did not formulate policy as mandated by environment ministry: CAG
"Six out seven coal producing subsidiaries of CIL did not formulate a policy as mandated by MoEF&CC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) which stipulated that a well laid down environment policy duly approved by the Board of Directors of the subsidiaries needs to be in place," the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said.
Prices of 20 of 22 key food items rose steadily in 2019: Consumer Affairs Ministry
Rise in prices of almost all essential food items has become a cause of huge concern for the government.
Reducing tourism-related emissions key to check climate change impacts on tourism
As representatives of governments work to develop an international policy to tackle climate change at the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid, there’s an effort to identify sectors and actions that help meet the goal. Tourism figures prominently in this list. For experts, tourism’s contribution to climate change presents a conundrum.
Gujarat Statue of Unity attracted 29 lakh tourists, earned Rs 82 crore
The Gujarat government will be tabling Statue of Unity Area Development and Tourism Governance Bill, 2019 on Wednesday in the Assembly as it felt "there was imminent need for developing the area due to the ever increasing number of tourists from all over the country and abroad".
Many states, union territories reported 'nil' data on farmer suicides: Home Ministry
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said this in response to a question by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seeking to know if the farmer suicide data for the past four years was available.
Companies can recover full exploration cost from new discoveries only: Oil Ministry
At the end of the exploration period, they retain the area needed to develop the discoveries and get a mining lease for that. The rest of the land is relinquished to the govt. After the finds begin to generate revenue, the companies recover costs before sharing profit with the govt.
Transport Ministry has sought RBI nod for 30 year financing of infra projects: Nitin Gadkari
The Reserve Bank Governor gave a clear direction that we don't have any problem if banks are ready to finance for 30 years for infrastructure projects. Earlier, the banks used to finance only for 20 years," Gadkari said at the inaugural session of the 10th edition of Excon-2019, a five-day International Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair here.
Hostel fee hike row: JNUSU office-bearers meet HRD ministry officials
Sources said the ministry officials assured the students that they will try to get the exams postponed and also talk to the varsity administration about notifying the students' union. The ministry officials held a meeting with the JNU administration too to end the standoff between the administration and the students, the sources said.
Highways ministry urges RBI to exempt FASTags from KYC norm
Currently, vehicle owners need to give details of the vehicle, including its registration proof, and also relevant documents for individual identity and address to acquire FASTags.
Cabinet set to provide big relief for NBFCs, HFCs
The Union Cabinet is soon going to clear another set of measures aimed at providing a big relief to the non-banking finance companies (NBFC)...
CG Power shares slip 5% as SFIO begins probe
On the NSE, the shares fell 4.7 per cent to Rs 11.15.
SFIO begins probe against CG Power and Industrial Solutions, 15 group firms
The company had in August said that an investigation instituted by its board had found major governance and financial lapses, including some assets being provided as collateral and the money from the loans siphoned off by "identified company personnel, both current and past, including certain non-executive directors".
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