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First meeting of National Ganga Council

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi chaired the first meeting of the National Ganga Council held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, 14th December 2019. The National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection, and Management of River Ganga(referred to as National Ganga Council) was constituted on 7th October 2016 under the Environment Protection Act of 1986. ..

IIT Kanpur ties up with e-Governance Services India Limited to upscale Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Common Service Centre’s (CSC) e-Governance Services India Limited has tied up with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur to upscale ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’, which is an initiative of the Ministry of HRD. It aims to find solutions to accelerate sustainable growth in rural India. Under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IIT-Kanpur has brought together 15 leading higher ..

Kanpur ranked 1 as the most Polluted city

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) is the most polluted city in the world and is positioned 1st on the WHO’s (World Health Organisation) list of 15 most polluted cities in the world, by the ‘Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ report, released by Climate Trends. The quality of air in Varanasi is ..

Kanpur ranked first on WHO’s list of 15 most polluted cities

The report on ‘Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ has recently released by a Delhi-based environment body – Climate Trends. As per report, Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur has been ranked 1st on the WHO’s list of 15 most polluted cities. Faridabad (Haryana) stood at 2nd position, followed by Varanasi (UP), which ..

PM laid foundation to country’s first ever Indian Institute of Skills at Kanpur

PM Modi has laid the foundation stone for the country’s first ever Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur. The idea for the institute was conceptualised by the Prime Minister during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship along with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore will ..

Eight districts of Uttar Pradesh renamed

Uttar Pradesh govt has renamed eight districts in the state. The erstwhile BSP government had named these districts after the dalit and OBC personalities. The current UP government’s has decided to restore the early names of the districts. Previous Name (Restored Name) Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar (Amethi) Rambai Nagar (Kanpur Dehat) Bheem Nagar (Sambhal) Prabuddha ..

Ganga pollution: High Court notice to UP Government

While hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) to make river Ganga pollution free,the Allahabad High Court issued notices to Principal Secretary of Urban Development of the State Government and the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam. Despite the repeated orders passed by the court, no action was taken to prevent direct flow of dirty ..

News Today : May 5, 2010

National:Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill 2010Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill 2010 is passed in Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Thus, the parliament has approved the enhancing of gratuity limit for employees from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh as also the exemption threshold from income tax on it. The bill also provides that ..