Power ministry has asked states to lower tariffs: R K Singh
Earlier this year, the government has taken steps such as mandatory issuance of letter of credit to generating companies by discoms and single-day payment. Under single-day payment, discoms have to make payments a day in advance to procure power supply, which will be carrying cost.
No panic on D-Street after 4.5% GDP print; some expect Santa Rally ahead
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CMPDIL to help Singareni Collieries set up washeries
CMPDI will prepare tender documents, conduct technical assistance in evaluation of offers, approve design drawings & offer periodic supervision during execution. For the coal handling plants with washery, CMPDI will prepare tender documents, offer technical assistance in evaluation of offers and approve design drawings. The MOU is for a period of 3 years.
Boris Johnson promises Australian-style visa policy from January 2021
In a speech on the General Election campaign trail, Johnson called for people to vote for the Conservative Party to get Brexit done by the January 31 deadline and put all related changes in motion thereafter. The party has pegged its post-Brexit skills-based visa plans as one that would be equally applied to nationals of all countries.
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.
Government proposes to make 14-day prior notice mandatory for employees to go on strike: Santosh Kumar Gangwar
Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed the Rajya Sabha that if there is a strike in any unit, they (employees) would have to inform at least 14 days in advance. He said this is part of the new labour law which the government is bringing and the ministry is in touch with the various state governments.
Health Ministry questioned on delayed use of Oxytocin after childbirth
In an article published in the reputed British Medical Journal (BMJ), doctors and maternal health experts have questioned the “scientific rationale“ and “ethics” of an Indian health ministry announcement that calls on obstetric staff to delay giving oxytocin to women after childbirth until the uterus has expelled the placenta.
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.
JSPL hopeful of getting Gare Palma coal block: VR Sharma
In the October to December quarter (Q3), we will be surpassing all our records.
Defence Ministry plans more testing facilities for MSMEs
"In order to provide MSME's a level playing field in defence supplies and also expand the vendor base, the Ministry of Defence has come up with a scheme to set up 6-8 product testing centres in the defence industrial corridors," Rear Admiral A. George, Additional Director General Quality Assurance (Warship Projects), told reporters.
GST structure to be reviewed on revenue concerns
Move comes against the backdrop of states complaining about Centre delaying compensation payments.
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.
India mulls 'One Nation, One Pay Day': Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar
"There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon. Similarly, we are also looking at uniform minimum wages across sectors which will safeguard better livelihood of workers," he said.
Government approves allocation of 5 coal blocks, to generate Rs 17,136 crore revenue
For the first time, the successful bidders shall have the flexibility to sell 25 per cent of the coal produce in open market. "The ministry of coal, after a long gap of four years, has approved the allocation of five coal mines," the Coal Ministry said in a statement. This was the result of the auction conducted by the Centre last month.
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