No move to fix national minimum wage at Rs. 18,000/month

Seeking to clear the air, the labor ministry has clarified that the Centre has not fixed Rs 18,000 as national minimum monthly wage under the Code on Wages Bill....

NITI Aayog has launched the National Nutrition Strategy

The recently published NFHS-4 results reflect some progress, with a decline in the overall levels of under nutrition in both women and children. However, the pace of decline is...

Haryana govt bans use of liquid nitrogen in food and drink

The Haryana food and drugs administration department has banned flushing/mixing of liquid nitrogen with any drink or food article. The ban was imposed under section 34 of the Food...

Maharashtra Govt launches online portals MahaDBT, MahaVASTU

Maharashtra Government has launched two online portals MahaDBT and MahaVASTU to streamline the process of direct benefit transfer (DBT) and to bring in more transparency in construction sector. With...

Maharashtra Govt to raise $270 m from Green Climate Fund

The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG) has decided to help the Maharashtra Government to raise $270 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The amount raised will be invested...

UP Government launches Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra

The Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra, an awareness drive along banks of Ganga River to maintain cleanliness. The campaign was flagged off by Chief Minister...

Karnataka govt launches Cloud Seeding Project

Karnataka Government has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall. The cloud seeding project is an experimental project that...

Odisha Government launches rooftop solar project

Odisha Government has launched a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through net-metering system at the State Secretariat in capital city of Bhubaneswar. The programme aims at harnessing renewable solar capacity...

Karnataka, Microsoft to develop Farm Price Forecasting Model

Karnataka Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with software giant Microsoft India to develop a unique “farm price forecasting model.” The proposed initiative is claimed to be...

Jharkhand Governor gives assent to Religious Freedom Bill

Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu gave her assent to the Jharkhand Religious Freedom Bill, 2017. The state government will now issue notification on the Religious Freedom Bill, after which it...