Odisha Govt clears 5 Investment Proposals worth Rs 381 Cr

Aditya Prasad Padhi

Insight Bureau:  The State Government on Thursday approved five investment proposals worth Rs 381 crore from five firms which will create 844 direct employment opportunities. During the 75th meeting of State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, the government has given nod to Indian OilContinue Reading…

NCT Delhi to get BS-VI grade Fuel by April 2018

BS-VI grade Fuel

Insight Bureau:  To reduce vehicular emissions and improve fuel efficiency with an aim to reduce the carbon footprints and keep a healthy environment, the Government of India on Wednesday decided to prepone introduction of BS-VI grade auto fuels in National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi with effect from April 1, 2018 instead of April 1,Continue Reading…

ECoR to provide Wi-Fi connectivity in Remote & Tribal areas

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Insight Bureau: As part of the Digital India initiative of the Indian Railways, the East Coast Railways have decided to provide Wi-Fi connectivity in remote corners and tribal-dominated areas of Odisha. Free Wi-Fi services will be provided to small stations like Keonjhargarh, Paradeep and Bisamcuttack. Similarly Malatipatpur, Sakhigopal, Birapurusottampur, Delang, Motori, Retang, Mancheswar, Barang, GopalpurContinue Reading…

Salient Features of Odia Language Scholarship Award

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Insight Bureau: While speaking at the State Level Children’s Day Celebrations in Bhubaneswar today, CM Naveen Patnaik announced a slew of measures for students to motivate them to study hard. One of those schemes was ‘Odia Language Scholarship Award’ or ‘Odia Bhasha Brutti Puraskar’. Key Features of Odia Language Scholarship Award: * The scheme isContinue Reading…

Odisha Govt announces agri input subsidy of Rs 137.51 Cr

Bargarh- Farmer Brunda Sahoo

Insight Bureau: The Odisha Government has announced agricultural input subsidy worth Rs 137.51 crore for 24 pest-affected districts in the state, while 6 districts – Balasore, Cuttack, Jagatsingpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapada and Malkanagiri did not send any reports of crop damage. In total, 8,092 villages in 145 blocks and 148 Wards in 35 ULBs will getContinue Reading…

GST Council slashes tax rate on 177 Mass Consumption items

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Insight Bureau: The GST Council meeting held in Guwahati earlier today, has slashed the tax rate on 177 mass consumption items including chewing gums and detergents to 18% from existing 28%. Out of 227 mass consumption items, only 50 luxury goods will incur 28% tax slab. The remaining 177 items would be in 18% slab,Continue Reading…

India, Bangladesh launch multiple connectivity Rail Projects

India, Bangladesh Rail Projects

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, and the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee on Thursday jointly inaugurated a series of connectivity projects between the two countries. The projects  include, the second Bhairab and Titas Railway Bridges and  the International Rail Passenger Terminus at Chitpur in Kolkata. The dignitariesContinue Reading…

Aadhaar-verified passengers can book 12 Railway Tickets a month

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Insight Bureau:  To encourage passengers to link Aadhar numbers to their online booking accounts on IRCTC, Indian Railways has increased the monthly cap on tickets booked on the IRCTC portal from 6 to 12 for Aadhaar-verified passengers. The move will come into effect from 26 October. The passengers can continue to book up to sixContinue Reading…

PM Modi inaugurates World Food India 2017

Modi-World Food India Festival 2017

Insight Bureau:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘World Food India Festival 2017′ in New Delhi on Friday, The three day long festival will showcase the potential in the food processing value chain. It will provide a platform to connect with varie stakeholders, and collaborate for mutual prosperity, Modi said. Speaking at the event, PMContinue Reading…