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PM Modi inaugurates “Arogya Van’ in Kevadia, Gujarat

On October 30, 2020, PM Modi inaugurated “Arogya Van” in Kevadia, Gujarat. The Prime Minister is on a two day visit to the state and will participate in the Ekta Diwas celebrations that is to be held on October 31, 2020. Key Highlights The van (forest) has hundreds of medicinal plants. It also provides information ..

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Delhi Government launches “Green Delhi” mobile application

On October 29, 2020, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal launched the Green Delhi mobile application. The application will help the citizens to inform the state government about the pollution causing activities. It is to act as a platform of communication between the Delhiites and the State government. The application can be downloaded ..

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Ministry of Science and Technology launches SERB-POWER

On October 29, 2020, the Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the SERB-POWER initiative. The scheme mitigates gender disparity in science and engineering research funding programmes in Indian academic Institutions and Research and Development Laboratories. Highlights SERB-POWER is Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research. The scheme was exclusively designed for women scientist. ..

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Deadline to payments under Vivad se Vishwas scheme extended

On October 27, 2020, the Government of India extended the deadline for making payment under the Vivad se Vishwas scheme. The deadline has been extended to March 31, 2021. The deadline is being extended for the third time under this direct tax dispute settlement scheme. Key highlights In order to provide relief to the taxpayers ..

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Second Phase of Urban Environment Improvement Programme launched in Punjab

Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab has virtually launched the phase-II of Rs. 11,000 crore Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UIEP). He has launched the programme from Bachat Bhawan, Ludhiana in Punjab. The project will focus on the development of the state’s urban infrastructure and well- organized service delivery systems to the urban population. What were ..

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