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January 17, 2020

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Railways to source 1.2 GW green energy

Indian Railways plans to source 1000 megawatt (MW) solar power and 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launches PURVODAYA in steel sector; Says mission PURVODAYA will script rise of Eastern India by accelerated development of steel sector

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan launched PURVODAYA: Accelerated development of eastern India through integrated steel hub in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Maiden landing of DRDO-developed LCA Navy onboard INS Vikramaditya

After extensive trails on Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), Naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) did a successful arrested landing onboard INS Vikramaditya.

Office Properties Drive US$ 6.06 billion Investments into Indian Realty in 2019

In 2019, Indian real estate attracted over US$ 6.06 billion investments led by office segment receiving more than 40 per cent of the total funds utilised. During the year, Mumbai dominated the investments into office sector followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) and Hyderabad among the key markets, as per the CBRE South Asia report.

58 units of Indian Railways were made paperless office by RailTel in phase 1; Indian Railways signs MoU with RailTel for Phase 2 of e-Office Execution

Indian Railways signed MoU with RailTel for phase 2 execution of e-Office and plans to register around 39,000 users over 34 Railway divisions on platform by 30th June 2020.

NHAI records highest daily toll collection at Rs 86.2 crore

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recorded highest Rs 86.2 crore (US$ 12.33 million) daily toll collection on January 12, 2020.

India and Finland ink MoU to enhance bilateral defence cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between India and Finland to improve defence cooperation between Finnish companies and Indian Defence Public Sector Undertakings.

India Russia relations will reach newer heights in times to come, says Shri Dharmendra Pradhan during interaction with Russian media delegation

The bilateral relations between India and Russia to hitherto unscaled heights in 2019 and are expected reach newer heights in times to come.

Housing ministry launched e-commerce platform for real estate sector

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched an e-commerce platform to facilitate homebuyers in identifying genuine properties.

MoU between SCR of Indian Railways and SBI for Doorstep Banking covering all 585 Stations of the Zone

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between South Central Zone of Indian Railways and State Bank of India for doorstep banking for direct pickup of earnings covering all 585 railway stations over South Central Railway Zone.

India and Bangladesh ink key agreements in Information & Broadcasting sector

India and Bangladesh signed key agreements in the field of Information and Broadcasting at the Information and Broadcasting Minister’s meet 2020, in New Delhi.

Union Consumer Affairs Minister Shri Ram Vilas Paswan asserts Gold hallmarking being made mandatory to ensure consumers are not cheated, are better informed about purity and corruption is removed

Hallmarking made mandatory for Gold Jewellery and Artefacts is to ensure that consumers are not cheated while buying gold ornaments and a period of one year is provided for implementation i.e. till January 2021.

Indian Railways to provide Content on Demand Service (CoD) on Trains and Stations

Indian Railways to offer content on demand (CoD) in all Premium/Express/Mail trains and Suburban trains of Indian Railways.

Banks loan growth at 7.5 per cent in fortnight to Jan 2: RBI data

According to the Reserve Bank data, in the fortnight to January 2, the bank credit grew by 7.57 per cent reaching Rs 100.44 lakh crore (US$ 1.43 trillion) while deposits increased by 9.77 per cent to Rs 132.10 lakh crore (US$ 1.89 trillion).

Fuel conservation mega campaign of PCRA Saksham 2020 launched

'Saksham', an annual one-month long fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) was launched by Dr M.M Kutty, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum& Natural Gas in Delhi.

No Imports in ‘Others’ Category Without HSN Code; New ERA of Quality Production Being Established in India; Government to Support Industry to Establish International Quality Standards– Piyush Goyal

No imports will be allowed without HSN code into the country in order to support industry to establish international quality standards.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flags off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System Complex in Gujarat

Minister of Defence of India, Mr Rajnath Singh flagged off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armoured System Complex at Hazira in Gujarat.