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Centre asks States to ban import and sales of e-cigarettes

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday called a ban on the sale and import of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco devices that companies like Philip Morris International Inc were planning to launch in the country. The country has stringent laws to deter tobacco use, which the government says kills more than 900,000 people […]

Government approves procurement of 111 helicopters for Navy

In a major decision, the Defence Ministry had approved the procurement of 111 new utility helicopters worth Rs.21000 crore for the Indian Navy. The decision came on Saturday at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) under the strategic partnership model to replace the Navy’s redundant fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers. The meeting was […]

Centre plans to offer Rs.1.4 lakh subsidy for each electric vehicle

The government is planning to offer a direct subsidy for each electric vehicle, in order to promote environmental-friendly vehicles. So, as of now, it is going to be a good idea to buy an electric vehicle including 2 and 3 wheelers as those buying from the Tata and Mahindra can hope to get a subsidy […]

Centre opposes total ban on firecrackers, suggest options to curb pollution

The Centre has opposed a complete nationwide ban on firecrackers and pleads the Supreme Court to introduce a regulatory mechanism in order to restrain manufacturers from using polluting raw materials to curb pollution. In a statement filed by the Ministry for Environment and Forests, the Centre said the production of series crackers could be banned […]

Maharashtra Govt Announces rate of Rs.25 per litre for milk

Dairy farmers call off their four-day protest on Thursday evening when the Maharashtra Government agreed to their demand to provide a direct subsidy of Rs.5 per litre and GST waiver for butter and dairy products. The State Government has announced to provide the rate of Rs.25 per litre for milk to daily farmers, in effect […]

Delhi Govt approves 1000 electric buses, roll out soon

Delhi Government on Wednesday showed green signal to hire a consultant to operate 1000 electric buses that will fight the pollution concerns of national capital. Confirming the initiative, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal posted a statement on Twitter. The tweet read, “Cabinet approves hiring of consultant to run 1000 electric buses in Delhi. A big step […]