Monthly Archives: May 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India’s first woman FM


Nirmala Sitharaman Friday broke the glass ceiling again as she became the first full-time woman Finance Minister, who will present Modi 2.0 government’s maiden Budget that should look to take out the country from slowing growth, create jobs, attract investments and tackle banking sector woes. Sitharaman’s first day in office was greeted by GDP growth rate slowing down to five-year ...

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GDP growth slows to five-year low at 5.8 percent in Jan-Mar


India’s economic growth rate slowed to five-year low of 5.8 per cent in January-March 2018-19, due to poor performance in agriculture and manufacturing sectors, official data released Friday said. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) also revealed that GDP growth during 2018-19 fiscal stood at 6.8 per cent, lower than 7.2 per cent in the previous financial year. The growth in ...

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‘Nishank’ takes charge of HRD Ministry

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ took charge of the HRD Ministry Friday with the senior ministry officials handing him over the draft of the much awaited National Education Policy (NEP). The policy, an ambitious project of the previous Modi government, is expected to be on the agenda of Nishank, who started his career as a teacher in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated ...

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Pak extends closure of airspace along India border till June 15


Pakistan has further extended the closure of its airspace along its eastern border with India until June 15, according to the country’s civil aviation authority. Pakistan fully closed its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and ...

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NaMo takes oath as PM for second term


Narendra Modi was on Thursday sworn in as country’s Prime Minister for a second term, heading the National Democratic Alliance government in the presence of a large gathering of national and international dignitaries. Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at the forecourt of majestic Rashtraparti Bhavan. Top ...

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No entry fee at Gandhi Park


The Municipal Corporation will not charge any kind of fee for entering Gandhi Park. Dehradun Nagar Nigam Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gamma made it clear that Gandhi Park is currently the only big park among the city. Many people come here every day. Given the feeling of people, there will be no charge for entering the Gandhi Park. In this regard, ...

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NSIC signs MOU with Ministry of MSME


The National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the year 2019-20. The MOU was signed by Ram Mohan Mishra, AS & DC(MSME) and CMD (NSIC) with Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, MSME, in the presence of Alka Nangia Arora, Joint Secretary, SME, Mercy Epao, Director ...

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Rahul, Sonia to attend PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony


Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, besides former prime minister Manmohan Singh will attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan, party sources said. The Congress leaders are among those invited by the prime minister to the ceremony. They have accepted the invite, the sources said. A number of opposition leaders ...

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Manu Bhaker secures India’s 7th Olympic quota in shooting


Young shooter Manu Bhaker secured India its seventh Olympic quota with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup here Wednesday, putting the disappointment of pistol malfunction in her earlier event behind. The 17-year Bhaker shot 201.0 in the final to secure the quota for the Tokyo Games. Winner of multiple medals at ...

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Mamata to skip PM Modi’s swearing in ceremony


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday decided not to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narenda Modi as prime minister citing ‘untrue” claims by BJP that 54 of the party workers were murdered in political violence in Bengal. Banerjee had on Tuesday confirmed her presence at the ceremony to be held on May 30. “Congratulations, new Prime Minister, Narendra Modiji. ...

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