Rapido

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Rapido Hopes To Generate $300 Million Income In Fiscal Year 2022-23, Seeks Collaboration With State Govts

Rapido, bike-taxi aggregator, is aiming for $300 million in revenue in fiscal year 2022-23. Rapido, founded in 2015 by Aravind Sanka, Pavan Guntupalli, and Rishikesh SR, operates in over 100 locations across India. It is now looking forward to collaborating with several state governments in order to assist metro commuters and provide additional services. Rapido presently has over 3 million bike-taxi riders and over 3 lakh drivers in auto… read-more

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 - 08:57 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Rapido, Central Government, revenue, FISCAL YEAR

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Shah Faesal

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Shah Faesal Reinstated As Deputy Secretary In Tourism Ministry

The Department of Personnel and Training has reassigned IAS official Shah Faesal to the Tourism Ministry as Deputy Secretary. The government approved Faesal's request to rescind his resignation in April and returned him to service. Faesal, who resigned in January 2019 and founded the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM), was jailed under the strict Public… read-more

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 - 12:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Shah Faesal, deputy secretary, Tourism ministry, Central Government, reinstated

Courtesy: India Today

Har Ghar Tiranga

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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' Campaign Commences

The "Har Ghar Tiranga" campaign, which encourages people to carry the Tiranga home and hoist it to commemorate India's 75th year of independence, was launched on August 13. The campaign began as part of the "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" and will continue till August 15. The program's purpose is to make the relationship with the… read-more

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 - 09:30 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: har ghar tiranga, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Independence Day, Central Government, India

Courtesy: ANI

Jet Airways

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Airlines Now Mandated To Share Passengers' Details To Customs Dept

According to central government's latest mandate, airlines now have to share the passengers' details with the customs. The decision was taken on August 8, citing "risk analysis". According to the mandate, every airline should now provide Passenger Name Record (PNR) details to National Customs Targeting Centre-Passenger (NCTCP), 24 hours before the journey. Furthermore, a violation under this new rule can attract penalty between Rs 25,000 to… read-more

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 - 05:15 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Airline, Customs, Central Government, PNR, Flight Risks

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

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Indian Govt To Lower Public Transportation Fares: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

The Indian government has emphasized the need of switching to electric cars, and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has taken many steps to facilitate a seamless transition to the EV ecosystem. Gadkari stated that the fare for electric buses might be 30% cheaper than that of diesel buses. The Central Government is pressing on with its goal to run 50,000 electric buses around the country.

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 - 03:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: public transport, fares, Central Government, Electric buses, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Flights

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Central Government Signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement With 116 Nations To Reduce Airfare

Indian government implemented bilateral Air Service Agreements (ASA) with 116 countries to increase and extend connectivity between India and nations across the world and is enabling foreign carriers to service India to add additional flights to the country's urban centers. According to travel industry analysts, this action will benefit travelers and may lower airfares. India has entered into bilateral ASAs with countries across Asia, Europe… read-more

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 - 03:15 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Air Travel, International Flights, airfare, Central Government, PACT

Courtesy: Zee news

5G

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Government Receives Offers Worth Rs 1.5 Lakh Crore In 5G Spectrum Auction

The government, on the seventh day of the 5G spectrum auction on August 1, received bids totaling more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore. On July 26, India held its first-ever auction of 5G spectrum. The auction concluded after 40 rounds of bidding over the course of seven days. The total amount of the bids received was Rs 1,50,173 crore. Reliance… read-more

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 - 07:00 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: 5G, Central Government, 5G Spectrum Auction, bids, India

Courtesy: ANI

Mobile Towers

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Odisha Govt Announces 4G Internet Connection In 2,800 Villages

The Odisha Government announced 4G-Internet connectivity for nearly 2,800 villages soon. According to the official announcement on July 31, a total of 2,792 villages will be brought under the 4G network of the country as part of the Centre's digital inclusion policy worth Rs 26.316 crores, including 465 villages in the Kandhamal district, approved by Union Cabinet. Furthermore, BSNL will be the executor, whereas Universal Service Obligation… read-more

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 - 02:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Odisha, Odisha government, 4G Speed, Mobile Networks, Central Government

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

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Ministry Of Health Advises 14 States, UTs To Accelerate Establishment Of New Medical Colleges

Centre directed 14 states and UTs on July 28 to expedite the use of central money for "establishment of new medical colleges connected to existing District/Referral hospitals" recognized under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Since 2014, 157 new medical colleges have been approved under this program, in three phases. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has encouraged… read-more

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 09:25 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Health Ministry, Medical College, Undergraduate course, Central Government, schemes

Courtesy: ANI

Monkeypox

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Central Government Issues Monkeypox Guidelines

The Union Home Ministry issued guidelines for the recently viral monkeypox, in India. The guidelines, issued on July 27, include twenty-one days of isolation, wearing masks, following hand hygiene, and keeping lesions fully covered. Furthermore, as of now, there are four confirmed cases of monkeypox, including one in Delhi. The issued guidelines are for monkeypox-positive people, and those who came in contact with the positive ones.

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - 08:21 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Monkey Pox, Central Government, guidelines, Isolation, Cases

Courtesy: Live Mint