Archive for July, 2015

States/UTs asked to rectify more than 1.45 crore errors related to Socio-Economic and Caste Census

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The Government reviewed the status of the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) on July 16, 2015. It emerged that 46,73,034 distinct caste names have been returned in the SECC. These include Caste/sub-Caste names, synonyms, surnames, clan/gothra names, phonetic variations, sections, sub-groups etc. These will have to be classified by experts having domain knowledge on these

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 53.71 per bbl on 27.07.2015

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The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 53.71 per barrel (bbl) on 27.07.2015. This was lower than the price of US$ 54.41 per bbl on previous publishing day of 24.07.2015.
In rupee terms, the price

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Foreign Tourist Arrivals register a growth of 10.2% in 2014 over 2013 & 2012

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The growth registered in the final figures of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during last three years was better than the provisional estimates of FTAs except for the year 2012. The provisional estimates and final figures of FTAs in India along with the growth rates over previous year is given below:
Year
2012
2013
2014
Provisional FTAs (in

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Creation of Land Bank in Indian Railways

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A web based application called Land Management Module integrated with Track Management System (TMS) of Indian Railways has been developed for maintaining data i.e. details of acquisition/area/usages and land plans of Land Bank of Indian Railways.
A work costing Rs. 36.24 crore has been sanctioned for mapping of all fixed Railway assets on Geographical Information

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 55.39 per bbl on 23.07.2015

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The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 55.39 per barrel (bbl) on 23.07.2015. This was lower than the price of US$ 55.80 per bbl on previous publishing day of 22.07.2015.
In rupee terms, the price

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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 693 Lakh Hectare so far

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550.42693.83Total76.1399.52Cotton8.097.77Jute & Mesta46.4246.59Sugarcane107.84143.02Oilseeds87.18135.77Coarse Cereals48.2272.64Pulses176.53188.52RiceArea sown in 2014-15Area sown in 2015-16Crop

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Revised Draft Indian Financial Code Hosted on the Home Page of the Ministry of Finance; Comments/Suggestions Invited by 8th August, 2015

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The Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) set up on 24th March 2011, for re-writing the financial sector laws to bring them in harmony with the current requirements, submitted its Report to the Government on March 22, 2013. The Commission inter alia recommended a non-sectoral, principle-based legislative architecture for the financial sector, by restructuring

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Total cost of launching the SAARC satellite is estimated to be about Rs 235 crore

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to provide space based systems for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation member nations. It is proposed to build a satellite for SAARC region with 12 Ku-band transponders and launch using Indian Geostationary Launch Vehicle GSLV Mk-II.
A one-day conference on “Satellite for SAARC Region and Space Technology

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Government has sanctioned 15 PSLV launchers worth Rs 3090 Crores, which would be built during 2017-20

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The Government has sanctioned 15 PSLV launchers worth Rs 3090 Crores, which would be built during 2017-20.
The launchers proposed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the coming years i.e. till March 2017 include Ten Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV), Two Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicles (GSLV) and one developmental flight of GSLV Mk III.

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17 Million USD and 78.5 Million Euros (approx) earned through launching of satellites of foreign countries under commercial arrangement by ISRO

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The Government, through Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), the commercial arm of Department of Space, is generating income through launching of satellites of foreign countries on-board ISRO’s launch vehicle. Till date, 45 satellites from 19 countries have been successfully launched using ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), under commercial arrangement. The total income earned through launching

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