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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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GoI to launch two centres of excellence for Tribal Welfare

The Union Ministry of Tribal  Affairs is to launch two centres of Excellence for the tribal welfare. The centres are to be launched in collaboration between Art of Living and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Highlights The aim of the centres is to focus on strengthening the PRIS and to train the tribal farmers. Each centre ..

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Government E-Marketplace integrated with CPPP: Key Facts

Government eMarketplace (GeM) has been merged with the Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) for the creation of a Unified Procurement System. The integrated system will combine the whole public buying of goods and services onto one platform. What is Custom Bid introduced in the portal? The custom bid will permit a buyer to bid on ..

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