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Govt unveils new policy reforms for satellite communication services
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Govt unveils new policy reforms for satellite communication services

The government on Wednesday unveiled new policy reforms for satellite communications services to ease procedures and streamline clearances to expedite the rollout of Satcom across the country, especially in remote areas. Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw exhorted the industry to increase tower deployments for a speedy 5G rollout. The current pace of...

Govt advisory committee recommends environment release of GM mustard
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Govt advisory committee recommends environment release of GM mustard

The environment ministry’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environment release of genetically modified (GM) mustard hybrid DMH-11: the first crop to get such a tag since Bt cotton years ago, according to some scientists. This paves the way for the commercial release of GM mustard, and it is now...

Karnataka govt issues advisory after detection of new Covid sub-variant
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Karnataka govt issues advisory after detection of new Covid sub-variant

The Karnataka government has issued an advisory urging people to adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in view of newer sub-variants of Coronavirus being reported in neighbouring Maharashtra. The health department has also advised people with symptoms such as cough, cold and fever to get tested at nearest hospitals and isolate themselves till...

Wheat procurement fell in Rabi season due to geopolitical situation: Govt
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Wheat procurement fell in Rabi season due to geopolitical situation: Govt

Wheat procurement as well as its minimum support price (MSP) to farmers and also number of farmers benefiting from minimum price fell in 2022-23 Rabi marketing season due to prevailing geopolitical tensions.   According to official sources, wheat procurement in the current season of 2022-23 fell by 56.64 per cent compared...

Uttar Pradesh govt bags Rs 16,000-crore deal for data centre projects
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Uttar Pradesh govt bags Rs 16,000-crore deal for data centre projects

Uttar Pradesh, which is looking to become a major data centre player in the South Asian region, has bagged projects worth Rs 16,000 crore in the new-age sector. A data centre is a facility that houses shared information technology (IT) activities and equipment to store, process, and disseminate information and applications. ...

Downpour of announcements, drought in implementation:Uddhav slams Maha govt
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Downpour of announcements, drought in implementation:Uddhav slams Maha govt

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday demanded the Maharashtra government declare “wet drought” in the state and provide Rs 50,000 per hectare as compensation to farmers affected by rains without waiting for the loss assessment reports. In a dig, Thackeray said there is a downpour of announcements under the Eknath Shinde...

No govt, LIC veto post privatisation of IDBI, to give promoters free hand
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No govt, LIC veto post privatisation of IDBI, to give promoters free hand

The government and state-owned insurer LIC, who will continue to hold significant shareholding in IDBI Bank post its privatisation, will not veto any proposals of the new owner as part of their plan to give the incoming promoters a free hand, a senior official said. The government earlier this month invited bids...