UN appoints David Beasley to head World Food Programme
United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former South Carolina Governor David Beasley to head the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP).
Government approves 101 cold chain projects to boost food processing sector
The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (FPI) has sanctioned 101 new integrated cold chain projects across the country. These projects will leverage a total investment of Rs. 3,100 crore for creation of modern infrastructure for the food processing sector.
Union Government to launch Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana
Union Government is going to launch Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) scheme for providing physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to BPL category.
Railways’ new Vikalp scheme will give waitlisted passengers berths in other trains at no extra cost
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled a new reservation system – Vikalp – for passengers with tickets on the waiting list. Under the scheme, which will be rolled out on April 1, waitlisted passengers will have the option to travel by an another train, including premier ones such as the Rajdhani and Shatabdi, on the same route at no extra cost.
Majuli to be India's first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli as India’s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage site coinciding with the celebration of International Day of Forest at Brahmaputra State Guest House in the city.
Namami Gange: 20 projects approved for swift implementation
20 projects worth Rs 1,900 Crore have been approved for swift implementation of Namami Gange Programme in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi.
McNally Bharat bags Rs. 415-cr solar power project in AP
McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd has bagged a Rs. 415.29-crore order from Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd.
Cabinet approves setting up of 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas
Fifty new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) will be established across the country to provide quality education to around 50,000 students with the Cabinet giving a go ahead to the project.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah launches 'Pratibimba' to project achievements
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a comprehensive web-based platform Pratibimba to showcase the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens.
Haryana Government announces Tirtha Darshan Scheme for senior citizens
Haryana Government has announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme under which senior citizens above 60 years of age in the state will be able to go on a pilgrimage within the country at government expense Announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.