The Centre has agreed to release 50 lakh barrels of crude oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserves, which might lead to a further decline in gasoline prices in the coming days. The decision was made after Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, met with top ministry officials and executives from oil marketing corporations. Besides, the U.S also contacted India to surrender its petroleum reserves to reduce crude oil prices… read-more
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Union minister Hardeep Puri told the media on September 16 at the inauguration ceremony that the construction of new Parliament premises is expected to be completed by December 2021. Parliament is likely to host winter session at the renovated place. The Centre is planning to organize the 2022 Republic Day parade at the New Avenue. The Central Vista project includes a triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat and more.
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While replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri revealed that 255 districts and 1,597 blocks are facing water crisis in the country. The data also shows that 756 urban local bodies are water-stressed in India. The reasons for the shortage of water are mainly the increase in population, exploitation of groundwater and, inefficient use of available water, said Singh in his statement.
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Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on February 23 launched the 'National Urban Digital Mission' (NUDM). To be rolled out across the nation, the mission aims at creating digital infrastructure for cities. Moreover, it also eyes to establish a citizen-centric approach towards urban governance by 2022. The Centre also launched India Urban Data Exchange, SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, and… read-more
Amidst the new COVID-19 strain fear spreading in the country, the Centre on December 30 extended the ban on flights originating from the UK till January 7. However, the Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarified that the flight suspensions will not be extended beyond January 7. Earlier, Indian government had suspended the India bound UK flights till December 31. Reportedly, over dozen of new strain positive cases have been… read-more
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Citing the new COVID-19 strain, the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on December 29 informed that India will probably extend the flight ban from Britain. However, he said that the final call on this matter will be taken after couple of days. Earlier, on December 22, the Union government decided to ban all flights originating from the UK up to December 31, 2020.
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The Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that Vande Bharat is a mission of "hopes and happiness" and so far over 16.25 lakh people have been benefited with this. The ministry added that on September 13 about 4,170 people returned. Vande Bharat mission, which is currently in its sixth phase, was started with an aim to get back Indians stranded in different countries owing to the pandemic.
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