Central Public Works Department Current Affairs, GK & News

Environment Ministry Clears New Parliament at Rs 922 crores

On May 2, 2020, the Expert Appraisal Committee cleared the proposal to new Parliament at Rs 922 crores. The Central Vista committee has also approved the new plan. Support from other Government Entities The case on minimized tree cutting and its related environmental concerns is still pending before the Supreme court. However, the apex court ..

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Guidelines to use Air Conditioners issued by Central Public Works Department

The Central Public Works Department has issued guidelines to use air conditioners during COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines have been issued as Air conditioner usages are to increase with the arrival of Summer in the country. The main objective of the guidelines is to counter the fact use of air conditioners lead to increased spread of ..

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India’s first glass floor suspension bridge to be built in Uttarakhand

The country’s first glass floor suspension bridge is to be built across the river Ganga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The state government has recently approved the design of the glass-floor bridge. This bridge is to be built as an alternative to the iconic Lakshman Jhula which was closed last year, citing safety reasons. The Public Works Department ..

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Plan to build new Parliament Building

On December 21, 2019, GoI announced that the 9.5-acre plot opposite to Parliament building is to be used for the construction of new Parliament building. This officially confirms that the plan to build a new Parliamentary building is on. There were concerns and objections regarding the plan in the earlier stages. The Government of India ..

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National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Public Architecture’ held in New Delhi

A National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Public Architecture’ was held on 18 September 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Seminar was inaugurated by Hardeep S. Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs. Key Highlights of Seminar The seminar was organized by Central Public Works Department as part of Nationwide Awareness Campaign during ..

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