Maharatna, Navratna&Miniratna Status of CPSEs: NPCC is now a Miniratna

The Union Government on November 27, 2018 conferred the ‘Miniratna status: Category –I’ on the National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC).

The empowerment of Miniratna Status will help NPCC in taking speedy decisions by enhancing the delegation of powers to the Board.

NPCC has also been awarded with the ISO 9001:2015 Certification.

Venkaiah Naidu lays down foundation stone of Dera Baba Nanak – Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

Image result for Venkaiah Naidu lays down foundation stone of Dera Baba Nanak - Kartarpur Sahib CorridorThe Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on November 26, 2018 laid the foundation stone for the construction of Dera Baba Nanak – Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor at a function in Mann village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

The corridor will provide a passage to Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy site of GurudwaraDarbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan.

World-class township for autistic children, adults to be built in Kolkata

The India Autism Centre (IAC), a world-class autism township is being planned to be built near Kolkata, where children and adults suffering from the developmental disorder would receive training, treatment and boarding facilities.

The one-of-its-kind initiative is a joint effort between a private firm and the state government. It is expected to come up over a 52-acre plot at Sirakol in South 24 Parganas in the next five years.

WCD Ministry links ‘SHe-Box’ to central, state ministries for speedy disposal of cases

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked the sexual harassment complaints portal ‘She-Box’ with all the Central Ministries, Departments and 653 districts across 33 states and union territories.

SHe-Box is an online portal, which has been created by the WCD Ministry to report complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace.

India asks WTO to set up panel against US for high import duty on steel, aluminium

Image result for India asks WTO to set up panel against US for high import duty on steel, aluminiumIndia’s trade dispute with America has reached to a next level in the World Trade Organization (WTO), as India asked the WTO to form a panel against the USA for imposing high import duties on aluminium and certain steel products.India decision to urge WTO to set up panel came after both countries failed to resolve the issue in a bilateral talk process under the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism.

Delhi Air Pollution: NGT forms committee to check air quality during functions at hotels, banquets

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on November 13, 2018 formed a committee to stop activities that lead to degradation of the environment, taking note of pollution and traffic congestion during functions at banquet halls, farmhouses and hotels in Delhi.

Delhi’s air quality has been deteriorating rapidly and continues to be in the ‘severe’ category.

Government to release Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose

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The Union Ministry of Finance on November 13, 2018 decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.

Earlier on October 21, Prime Minister NarendraModi hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort and unveiled the plaque to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government, formed by Bose.