Category: Economy

PM Modi Asks to Enhance Satisfaction of Power Consumer

(New Delhi) PM Modi Asks to Enhance Satisfaction of Power Consumer
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi reviewed the work of the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, last evening. Policy initiatives including revised Tariff Policy and the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 to redress the problems afflicting the power sector were discussed.
Prime Minister Modi emphasized the need to enhance consumer satisfaction while increasing operational efficiency, and improving financial sustainability of the power sector. He pointed out that the problems in the power sector, especially of the electricity distribution segment, vary across regions and states. Instead of looking for a one-size-fits-all solution, the Ministry should put in place state-specific solutions to incentivize each state to improve its performance.

He advised the Ministry of Power to ensure that the DISCOMs publish their performance parameters periodically so that the people know how their DISCOMs fare in comparison to the peers. He also emphasized that equiement usages in power sector to be make in India.

India Manufacturing 3 Lakh Kits Of PPEs Per Day

(New Delhi) India Manufacturing 3 Lakh Kits Of PPEs Per Day
Domestic capacity ramped up: more than 3 lakh kits being manufactured everyday
There are some reports in a section of the media expressing concern about the quality of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coveralls. The products under reference have no relevance to the procurement being made by the Central Government. HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), the procuring agency of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is procuring PPE coveralls from manufacturers/suppliers only after getting their coveralls tested and approved by one of the eight labs nominated by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT) for testing the same. It is only after their products qualify in the test prescribed by the technical committee (JMG) of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, that they are procured.

Delhi Court Allows ED to Interrogate Christian Michel of Chopper Scam

(New Delhi)Delhi Court Allows ED to Interrogate Christian Michel im Chopper Scam
Middleman Christian Michel is Lodged at the Tihar central jail in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case.
Special Judge Pulastya Pramachala on Saturday allowed the ED to interrogate Michel on May 25 and 26 in the jail premises.
Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on December 22, 2018.
On January 5, 2019 Michel was sent to judicial custody in the ED case. He is also lodged in judicial custody in the CBI case related to the scam.
He was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India The next day, he was produced before the court which allowed his custodial interrogation by the CBI.
Later, he was arrested by the ED.
Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the case by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa.
The CBI has alleged that there was an estimated loss of Euro 398.21 million (about Rs 2,666 crore) to the exchequer in the deal that was signed on February 8, 2010 for the supply of VVIP choppers worth Euro 556.262 million.
The ED, in its charge sheet filed against Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he received EUR 30 million (about Rs 225 crore) from AgustaWestland.

Stubble Burning Incidents Surpass 11000 in Punjab

(Chd,Pb) Stubble Burning Incidents Surpass 11000 in Punjab
Punjab has witnessed a spurt in wheat stubble burning incidents with the number of fire incidents surpassing 11,000 during April 15 to May 22 period
According to satellite data provided by Ludhiana-based Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, 11,844 wheat stubble burning incidents have been reported in the state.
The figure of fire incidents in the corresponding period of 2018 and 2019 was 10,993 and 10,114 respectively, the data showed.
The state on Friday reported 431 wheat straw burning incidents which was also in excess of 98 and 330 incidents reported on the same day in 2018 and 2019 respectively, according to the data.
The number of fire incidents continued to rise despite the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh this month had appealed farmers to desist from stubble burning.

PM of India Modi Condoles Loss of Lives in Pakistan Plane Crash

(New Delhi)PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Pakistan plane crash
Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the loss of lives in a plane crash in Pakistan and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
Many people are feared dead after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday.
“Deeply saddened by the loss of life due to a plane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishing speedy recovery to those injured,” he wrote on Twitter.

भारतीय रेलवे ने १५९५ श्रमिक ट्रेनों के जरिये 21लाख यात्रियों को गृहराज्यों तक पहुंचाया

भारतीय रेलवे ने “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनों के जरिये 21लाख यात्रियों को गृहराज्यों तक पहुंचाया
भारतीय रेलवे ने 19 दिन में “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनों के जरिये कुल 21 लाख से अधिक यात्रियों को उनके गृह राज्यों तक पहुंचाकर एक और उपलब्धि हासिल की
भारतीय रेलवे ने 19 मई, 2020 तक (1600 बजे तक) देश भर में 1595 “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनें चलाई यात्रियों को मुफ्त भोजन और पानी दिया जा रहा है
विभिन्न स्थानों पर फंसे प्रवासी श्रमिकों, तीर्थयात्रियों, पर्यटकों, छात्रों और अन्य व्यक्तियों की स्‍पेशल ट्रेनों से आवाजाही के संबंध में गृह मंत्रालय के आदेश के बाद, भारतीय रेलवे ने “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनें चलाने का फैसला किया।
19 मई 2020 तक (1600 बजे तक), देश भर के विभिन्न राज्यों से कुल 1595 “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनों को चलाया गया है। अब तक 21 लाख से अधिक यात्री अपने गृह राज्य पहुंच चुके हैं।
इन 1595 ट्रेनों को आंध्र प्रदेश, बिहार, संघ शासित चंडीगढ़, दिल्ली, गोवा, गुजरात, हरियाणा, झारखंड, कर्नाटक, केरल, मध्य प्रदेश, महाराष्ट्र, संघ शासित पुडुचेरी, पंजाब, राजस्थान, ओडिशा, तमिलनाडु, तेलंगाना, त्रिपुरा, उत्तर प्रदेश, उत्तराखंड, पश्चिम बंगाल जैसे विभिन्न राज्यों से चलाया गया।
इन श्रमिक स्पेशल ट्रेनों ने विभिन्न राज्यों जैसे उत्‍तर प्रदेश, बिहार, राजस्थान, पश्चिम बंगाल, छत्तीसगढ़, झारखंड, हिमाचल प्रदेश, जम्मू और कश्मीर, मणिपुर, मिजोरम, ओडिशा, तमिलनाडु, तेलंगाना, त्रिपुरा, उत्तराखंड, पंजाब, जम्मू और कश्मीर में अपनी यात्रा समाप्त की।
ट्रेन में चढ़ने से पहले यात्रियों की अच्‍छी तरह से स्‍क्रीनिंग की जाती है। यात्रा के दौरान यात्रियों को मुफ्त भोजन और पानी दिया जाता है।

आपदा को अवसर में बदलने का समय,गावों को शहर बनाने का सुअवसर

#आपदा को #अवसर में बदलने का समय
गावों को शहर बनाने का सुअवसर
ग्रामीण छेत्रों में लाखों की संख्या में श्रमिक लौट रहे हैं जिसके फलस्वरूप वहां मुख्यत बेरोजगारी की समस्या विकरालता ग्रहण करेगी इसके लिए केंद्र सरकार ने मनरेगा के अंतर्गत ₹ 40000 करोड़ अतिरिक्त का प्रावधान किया है । ₹ एक लाख करोड़ से अधिक का बजट है । यहां रोजगार, स्वास्थ्य,भोजन,मनोरंजन आदि की सुविधाओं को यथाशीघ्र विकसित करना जरूरी है । गावों के विकास से जहां मजदूरों का शहरों की तरफ पलायन रुकेगा वहीं शहरीकरण की रफ्तार कम होगी

Modi Govt to Priivatise Non-Strategic PSUs: FM in PC

(New Delhi)Modi Govt to Priivatise Non-Strategic PSUs: FM in PC
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said a new “coherent” public sector enterprises policy will be formulated that will define strategic sectors which will have not more than four PSUs.
List of strategic sectors requiring presence of public sector undertakings (PSUs) in public interest will be notified, she said while announcing her fifth and final economic stimulus package.
In strategic sectors, at least one enterprise will remain in the public sector but private sector will also be allowed.
In other sectors, PSUs will be privatised.

FM Announces Commercial Mining of Coal

(New Delhi) FM Announces Commercial Mining of Coal
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced commercial mining of coal by the private sector, ending government monopoly on the sector.
In her fourth tranche of the economic package, FM said commercial mining will be done on revenue sharing mechanism instead of the regime of fixed rupee/tonne.
Nearly 50 blocks will be offered for bidding
This is being done to reduce import of substitutable coal and increase self-reliance in coal production.
Also, the government will invest Rs 50,000 crore for building evacuation infrastructure.

Punjab CM Orders Crackdown on Liquor Smuggling

(Chd,Pb) Punjab CM Orders Crackdown on Liquor Smuggling
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed police to crack down on liquor smuggling in a bid to prevent revenue loss to the cash-strapped state.
The chief minister also ordered immediate action against the DSPs and SHOs under whose jurisdictions liquor smuggling or illegal distillation takes place, said a government release.
Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta issued necessary directives to all commissioners of police and district police chiefs in the state to identify liquor smugglers by May 23.
On May 14, police along with officials of the excise department had raided an illegal distillery-cum-liquor bottling plant at Ghanaur in Patiala.