Day: January 5, 2019

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 presented at New Delhi

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) presented the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 by honoring 30 outstanding young entrepreneurs and three entrepreneurship ecosystem builders for their exceptional contribution in entrepreneurship development at a ceremony held in New Delhi. The third edition of National Entrepreneurship Awards, this year, a total of 43 awards were presented, including 39awards for Young

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Govt launches Green-Ag GEF-assisted project in partnership

The Government had launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environmental benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) during September 2018. The project was launched in high-conservation-value landscapes of five States namely (Madhya Pradesh: Chambal

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NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya Government

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a fine of whopping Rs 100 crore on the Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal coal mining in the state. A senior advocate, who is assisting the tribunal as an amicus curiae in the matter, said a report of a high-level committee was submitted on January 2 before a bench headed by NGT chairperson A K Goel. The report stated that the majority of the mines in the northeastern state were operating without a

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Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar Companies Amendment Bill

The Lok Sabha passed Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment Bill) 2018 and Companies Amendment Bill 2018. The lower house of the parliament passed the Aadhaar bill to amend the Aadhaar Act and two related laws, which will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for obtaining services such as opening a bank account and procuring mobile phone connection.The Aadhaar Bill seeks to amend the Aadha

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