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Trespassing, untoward incidents around rail track claim 30,000 lives in 3 years

NEW DELHI, Aug. 20 -- Nearly 30,000 people have lost their lives due to trespassing and untoward incidents around railway tracks in the last three years, Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said ... Read More


Lenders disburse Rs.1 trillion under ECLGS for stressed MSMEs in 3 months

New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- Banks and non-bank lenders have disbursed Rs.1 trillion loan under collateral-free emergency credit line guarantee scheme (ECLGS) for stressed micro small and medium enterprises ... Read More


NPCI launches international unit to expand reach of UPI

New Delhi, Aug. 19 -- National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Wednesday launched its international arm-- NPCI International Payments Ltd -- to expand real-time payment system Unified Payments... Read More


Govt expands scope of partial credit guarantee scheme to aid PSBs

New delhi, Aug. 18 -- The Union finance ministry said on Monday that it had expanded the scope of the partial credit guarantee scheme (PCGS) to provide greater flexibility to state-owned banks in purc... Read More


PM chairs meeting to boost logistics in industrial hubs

New delhi, Aug. 18 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a meeting with key cabinet ministers, including Nitin Gadkari (transport), Piyush Goyal (trade and railway), Nirmala Sitharaman (fi... Read More


Railways introduces drone-based surveillance to ensure passenger safety

New Delhi, Aug. 18 -- Indian railways on Tuesday said it has procured 'Ninja Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' (UAV) to enhance monitoring of the railway assets and ensure additional safety for passengers thr... Read More


User charges under station redevelopment programme to be inflation-linked

New Delhi, Aug. 18 -- The railway ministry is working on the definition of the 'user charge' that will be levied on passengers for using revamped stations under the government's ambitious station rede... Read More


Govt launches 'Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge'

NEW DELHI, Aug. 18 -- Union electronics and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday launched a 'Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge', as part of the government's vision to become ... Read More


ADB approves $1 billion loan for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System construction

New Delhi, Aug. 18 -- Phillipines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said it has approved $1 billion loan for construction of the modern, high-speed Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit Syst... Read More


Gadkari lays foundation stone for Rs.3,000 crore highway projects in Manipur

NEW DELHI, Aug. 17 -- Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday laid foundation stones for 13 highway projects, with construction value worth Rs.3,000 crore, to improve connec... Read More