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London becomes first city to implement 24×7 pollution charge zone

London became the first city in the world to implement a Ultra Low Emission Zone for 24×7 hours a week, inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or get charged. This zone aims to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. Motorists who drive into the zone in a vehicle that ..

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India signs loan agreement with World Bank to provide additional financing for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project

On May 31, the Government of India (GoI) and the World Bank (WB) have signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project. The project will be implemented by Union Ministry of Rural Development. The Ministry will build 7,000 km of climate resilient ..

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India signs loan agreement with ADB for construction rural roads in five states

The Government of India (GoI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a $250 million loan agreement for the construction of over 6,200 kilometres all-weather rural roads in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The program is aimed at improving rural connectivity, facilitating safer ..

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Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launched an accessible and comprehensive mobile App “Divyang Sarathi” for Divyangs

Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched the beta version of an accessible and comprehensive mobile App “Divyang Sarathi” in New Delhi for easy information dissemination to Divyangjans. The unique features of the App are its audio notes embedded in it which converts the written information into an audio file. ..

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Govt modifies MPLAD Guidelines for construction of Railway Halt Stations

The Government has modified the Member of Parliament Local Area Development, MPLAD Guidelines to permit construction of Railway Halt Stations. The modified guidelines were approved by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation. As per the guidelines, MPs can utilize the funds under the MPLAD Scheme for the construction of Railway Halt Stations to facilitate ..

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