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NITI Aayog to hire seven consultants

News: Niti Aayog wants to hire seven consultants as officers on special duty (OSD) at a monthly remuneration of Rs 1.55 lakh each, a move that will reduce the workload. The consultants, who are expected to be experts in areas of economics and social issues, IT, transportation, legal issues and ...

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Govt to amend Land Bill, plans to remove sticky clauses

News:  The Centre is likely to work out the contours of the reworked land acquisition bill by next week amid indications that it may be purged of all the politically unpopular provisions. Government may allow states to draft their own acquisition laws with the frame of reference being the central ...

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13 mega food parks to be established

News: The government has given final approval to 13 proposals for setting up of mega food parks in various parts of the country including rural areas during the current Five Year Plan period. The states where these mega food parks will come up are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, ...

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PM pitches for early implementation of TAPI gas pipeline project

News: Batting for early implementation of the USD 10 billion TAPI gas pipeline project PM evinced India’s interest in long-term investment in the energy sector in Turkmenistan. Both the countries have decided to intensify efforts in dealing with threats of terrorism, organised crime and illegal drug-trafficking. After talks between the two ...

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Modi govt to have National Security Advisory (NSA) talks with Pakistan

News: The Modi government unilaterally called off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan last August but has now decided to hold National Security Advisory-level (NSA)talks. This move has decided that under the Modi government India’s Pakistan policy will be decided, shaped and choreographed by PMO. PM has decided to experiment a ...

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NRI E-voting to soon get a green signal

News: E-ballot system for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) is all set to get activated. The  e-ballot system will enable the NRIs to vote from their respective hometown and they won’t have to fly all the way to India for casting their vote. After e-voting is initiated, an average of 18,000 ...

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