The government began roadshows to attract investors for building its second phase of strategic oil storage at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore that would more than double the emergency cover against any supply disruption to 22 days.

Punjab government extends universal healthcare to 43 lakh families Oct 17 2018

The Punjab govt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre to implement the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in the state, extending the central government scheme to cover over 43 lakh families, instead of the proposed 14.96 lakh.

PM healthcare scheme to create 10 lakh jobs: Official Oct 16 2018

Modi's ambitious healthcare scheme will create 10 lakh jobs in the health and insurance sector, an official said.

Govt examining proposal to bid out UMPPs to meet rising power demand: Singh Oct 16 2018

The government is examining a proposal to bid out UMPPs to meet the rising power demand in the country, Power Minister R K Singh said.

Govt hikes GPF interest rate to 8% for Oct-Dec quarter Oct 16 2018

The government has increased the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4 percentage points to 8 per cent for the October-December quarter.

States to get Rs 100 Cr award for being efficient under Saubhagaya scheme Oct 15 2018

The Power Ministry announced Rs 100 crore award for states that would complete the household electrification early under the Saubhagaya scheme.

Plant to convert e-waste into bio fuel to be made operational soon: Harsh Vardhan Oct 13 2018

Harsh Vardhan said a plant to covert plastic waste into bio-diesel will soon be made operational at the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) in Dehradun.

Centre approves land pooling policy for Delhi Oct 11 2018

The Centre has approved a land pooling policy for Delhi, which will allow the city to get 17 lakh housing units capable of accommodating 76 lakh people.

Haryana govt announces 2% increase in Dearness Relief for state pensioners Oct 11 2018

The Haryana government announced two per cent increase in Dearness Relief (DR) for state government pensioners and family pensioners with effect from July 1, 2018.