• ELECTRONICS
    Ministry of Electronics and IT’s e-Kiosks target 30 million farmers

    NEW DELHI: With an aim to dispense pensions of eligible farmers easily under the government subsidy scheme, digital kiosks or Common Service Centres (CSCs) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) have set a target of enrolling 30 million small and marginal farmers by August 15. The pension is dispensed under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY), which was announced in […]

  • NEWS
    Google Arts & Culture, Tourism Ministry Partner on 360-Degree ‘Incredible India’ Video

    Google Arts & Culture has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism to unveil a 360-degree virtual reality video for the global ‘Incredible India’ tourism campaign. As part of the partnership, Google Arts & Culture will provide users with an immersive 360-degree view (seen below) of India’s heritage, festivity, spirituality and adventure. The video showcases a 360-degree view of […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    domestic Ministry Makes PIO Card valid for Lifetime

    PM Narendra Modi at Madison rectangular garden in new york. (Agence France-Presse) NEW DELHI: in step with prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest declaration, the house Ministry has issued a notification that a “man or woman of Indian starting place (PIO) card” will be valid for an entire life. The education turned into issued the day […]

  • NEWS
    domestic Ministry Makes PIO Card valid for Lifetime

    PM Narendra Modi at Madison square lawn in new york. (Agence France-Presse) NEW DELHI: in step with high Minister Narendra Modi’s latest assertion, the house Ministry has issued a notification that a “character of Indian starting place (PIO) card” will be valid for a life-time. The coaching changed into issued the day prior to this. […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Telecom Ministry to Approach Cabinet to Reduce Spectrum Usage Charges

    Telecom Ministry is expected to approach the Cabinet for its nod to reduce spectrum usage charges from existing 5 percent to 3 percent of the revenue earned by companies from telecom services. “The Telecom Commission has agreed to charge SUC (spectrum usage charges) at 3 percent level of adjusted gross revenue on spectrum that will […]

  • NEWS
    PMO directs skills ministry to open 7,000 ITIs in one year

    Given the steep target, the skills ministry is exploring the possibility of offering soft loans to private players to open ITIs. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office has directed skills ministry officials to open within one year 7,000 new industrial training institutes (ITIs), or nearly half the number of all existing ITIs […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Labour ministry moves to ease compliance norms for start-ups

    Start-ups are likely to create more than 100,000 jobs in 2016 and 225,000 jobs in 2018. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The labour and employment ministry on Sunday took steps to relax labour-related compliance measures for start-ups, a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Start-up India initiative. The ministry has decided to exempt start-ups […]