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Steps being taken to make India a Gas based economy


New Delhi, Nov 21: The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that natural gas is one of the cleanest and most environment friendly fuels having extremely low Carbon Dioxide emissions compared to other fuels like coal and oil. The Government has taken the following steps ...

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Steps being taken to Reduce the weight of School Bags


New Delhi, Nov 21: The Central Government has taken various steps to reduce curriculum load and the weight of school bags. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has not recommended any textbook for early childhood education. It has recommended only two books (Language and Mathematics) for classes I & II and three books for classes III to ...

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UN rights experts applaud steps by China and India to reduce, abolish death penalty


New York, Sept 12: Two independent United Nations human rights experts welcomed on Friday the recommendation to abolish the death penalty by India, as well as the decision to reduce the number of crimes subject to the death penalty by the Chinese authorities. In August, the Indian Law Commission issued a report concluding that the death penalty does not act ...

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UN envoy announces steps towards joint vision for united Cyprus


New York, May 29 : On Thursday, the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, took the next steps towards fulfilling their joint vision for a united federal Cyprus, the United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus has confirmed. “Their constructive dialogue included a range of core issues that go to the very ...

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Fitgen’s Trek “10000 STEPS CHALLENGE” – To Educate Cancer Kids & Fight Malnutrition


New Delhi, May 3: 31% of India is overweight, and lifestyle disorders are becoming more and more common. The sedentary lifestyle is giving rise to obesity and other health problems. If we want to make a difference to our lives and the community around us, we need to focus on fitness. Research done by the American Heart Association shows that ...

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ICC takes steps to prevent repeat of tour cancellations

Dubai, Nov 9 : The ICC on Sunday, along with its Member Boards, noted with deep disappointment the recent decision of the West Indies players to abandon an international tour without fulfilling the contractually agreed playing obligations between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Putting aside the legitimacy or otherwise ...

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Bhaichung Bhutia joins Sanofi India’s ‘Steps that Count’


Hyderabad, Oct 11: On the eve of World Arthritis Day 2014, Bhaichung Bhutia, former captain of India’s football team, joined healthcare major Sanofi India’s ‘Steps that Count’ initiative to raise awareness on knee osteoarthritis. The initiative encourages patients to live well with osteoarthritis by following the three important steps of Talk- Control- Exercise. According to Dr. Karthik Pingle, Consultant Orthopedic ...

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Several Steps Announced to Promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Select Sectors

New Delhi, July 10: Government has announced several steps to promote Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) selectively in sectors where it helps the larger interest of the Indian economy. Announcing this during his maiden Budget Speech in the Lok Sabha today, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that composite cap of foreign exchange is being raised from the existing 26 per ...

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Steps to be taken to Attract more Investment Under PPP Model:D. V. Sadananda Gowda


New Delhi, July 8: Railways will interact with Industry and take further steps to attract investment under Public Private Partnership (PPP) through BOT and Annuity route and 8 to 10 capacity augmentation projects on congested routes will be identified for this purpose. Presenting the Railway Budget in Parliament today the Minister of Railways Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda said Zonal ...

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Steps Taken to Ensure Adequate Availability of Coal Supply to Power Plants


New Delhi, July 7: In order to ensure adequate availability of coal, Coal India Limited (CIL) has been impressed upon to enhance production of domestic coal in the country and power utilities have also been advised to enhance import of coal. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, (Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent ...

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