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Development Of Solar Parks | PIB Summary

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects. Solar Parks | Background Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is already implementing a …

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Welfare of Handicraft Artisans | PIB Summary

Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated 12 lakh scheduled caste Handicraft Artisans. Handicraft Artisans | About the MoU It was signed between Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSCFDC), a Central PSU …

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Digital Economy Post Demonetisation

Demonetisation has pushed India in the race towards a digital economy. It is unprecedented in various aspects such as efficiency in management, tracking of economic transactions and real time information about the illegal activities being perpetrated under the nose of the Government agencies. Digital Economy | Forms of Transactions The most convenient form of digital …

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104 Satellites in a Single Flight | PIB Summary

104 Satellites were launched by ISRO. In its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites today morning (February 15, 2017) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. 104 Satellites | Highlights This is the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of …

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Extension of tenure of loans | PIB Summary

Cabinet approves Extension of tenure of loans under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) from 15 to 20 years  The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the proposals for Extension of tenure of loans under the Credit Linked Subsidy …

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Union Budget 2017-18 Highlights | pdf Download

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today (1st February 2017) has presented the Union Budget for the year 2017- 18. This is his fourth annual budget and the first budget after demonetization. The Union Budget 2017 was broadly focused on 10 broad themes. They are — Farmers, Rural Population, Youth, Poor and Health Care for the Underprivileged; Infrastructure; …

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Universal Basic Income Scheme | PIB Summary

The Economic Survey 2016-17 has advocated the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes in an effort to reduce poverty. The survey juxtaposes the benefits and costs of the UBI scheme in the context of the philosophy of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The Survey …

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GDP growth Post-demonetisation | PIB Summary

The Government says that the adverse impact of demonetisation on GDP growth will be transitional. The Economic Survey 2017 presented in Parliament by the Union Finance Minister,  Shri Arun Jaitley states that once the cash supply is replenished, which is likely to be achieved by end March 2017, the economy would revert to the normal.  Therefore, …

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