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New Government Scheme May See Delhi Cabs Get Metres To Check Surge Pricing

A city taxi scheme being made by the Delhi government may include fixing fare meters to cabs operated through aggregator services like Ola and Uber to prevent surge pricing, an official said. A committee formed by the government to shape up the scheme has been working on compiling several suggestions, including one for installing fare …

New Government Scheme to Provide 80,000 Commercial PVs in Rural Areas

In a bid to make a better transport system in rural areas, the Indian government has proposed a plan to give 80,000 commercial passenger vehicles at a subsidized cost to 1.5 lakh villages in India. Likely to be christened as the Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojna, these vehicles will be given to defense personnel and …

It's Not Visa-on-Arrival, Cedes Government, Scheme to be Renamed

Addressing “misunderstandings” over its Visa on Arrival scheme, the government today renamed the tourism initiative “Visa Online.” The Visa on Arrival scheme permits visitors from about 44 countries to apply for a visa four days before the date of arrival. Because of its name, however, international visitors misunderstood the scheme and assumed that they would …

The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of cost to people under the 'Sanchar Kranti Yojana(SKY)'

Under a government scheme, free smartphones will be given to women and students. The phone will have an application by which beneficiaries will be able to access information about several public welfare programmes and also enjoy a host of other benefits. The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of …

Haryana To Send 5,000 People On Free Varanasi Pilgrimage

5,000 people from Haryana would go on a free tour of Kashi, as the city of Varanasi is commonly known, under a state government scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today. He also announced that from next year an ‘AntyodayaKaryalaya’ would be established in every sub-division of the state. In these offices, information …

Statue of Unity PM Modi to inaugurate Patel's giant, police detain protesters ahead of it

As one moves from Vadodara to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the whole 90-km stretch of the newly-made four-lane highway showcases posters and banners featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Most of these posters are proud exclamations of unveiling the world’s tallest statue. As one enters the Sardar Sarovar project, one notices the …

Karnataka to give zero-interest loans to vendors

Karnataka’s Cooperation Department plans to give out ‘Badavara Bandhu’ and ‘Kayakaka’ schemes to help the poor and strengthen self-help groups (SHGs) in the State. ‘Badavara Bandhu’ is a programme to help street vendors and hawkers get easy capital to conduct business. ‘Kayakaka’ is exclusively for SHGs, said Karnataka Minister for Cooperation Bandeppa Kashempur. “These schemes …

unity

Over 27,000 people on Saturday came to see the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district, the highest since the Sardar Patel memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 and opened to the public on November 1. The statue, constructed on an islet near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya, at 182 meters is the tallest such structure in …

Namami Gange Programme

Creating River-Front Development:-28 River-Front Development projects and 33 Entry level Projects for construction, modernization,and renovation of 182 Ghats and 118 crematoria has been commenced. River Surface Cleaning:-River Surface cleaning for deposition of floating solid waste from the surface of the Ghats and River and its disposal are afoot and pushed into service at 11 locations. …

digi yatra policy

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has introduced the Policy on the biometric-based digital processing of passengers at Airports called “Digi Yatra”. DigiYatra envisages a connected ecosystem improving the seamless travel experience for the passengers and simultaneously improving the security. Objectives Every passenger, (Indian citizens and foreigners) become a “Digi Yatri” and enjoys the facilities and benefits …

indian foreign service

The Indian Foreign Service is the administrative diplomatic civil service in Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. It is taken to be one of the two premier Civil Services (the other being the IAS), as an appointment to IFS renders a person ineligible to reappear …

National Digital Repository for Museums of India

Museums are a repository of a nation’s culture as they had explicit examples of the proof of the development of a country’s culture and heritage over a period of time. There are around 1,000 museums in India. These covers museums under the Central Government, State governments, District level Museums, Museums under universities as well as …