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Government of India empanels 41 IAS officers as Secretary, 32 as Additional Secretary.

The appointments committee of the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the empanelment of 41 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as a secretary or equivalent to the secretary to the Government of India.

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MTNL CMD Pawan Kumar Purwar appointed as CMD BSNL

Purwar, is entrusted with the charges of CMD, BSNL, for five years term, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry.

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Madhya Pradesh Government transfers Key Officers in a Major rejig

The State government in Madhya Pradesh recently ordered transfers of key government officials in the state. Details follow:

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Union Budget 2019 Aims to Boost Infrastructure & Foreign Investment

The NDA led Government's union budget aims to popularise infrastructure and foreign investment, besides adding more power to women.

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Continuous efforts being made to simplify GST system: Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia

Work on to make GST refund process fully automatic, FICCI GST Survey: 76 per cent respondents say GST had a positive impact on their business.

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“Safe and Smart Cities Is No Longer A Choice, It Is An Imperative”, Puri

Speaking at BW Businessworld Smart & Safe Cities Conclave in New Delhi recently, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs said, “Building smart and safe is no longer a natural choice for us, it is an imperative. Urbanization in India is taking place at a very fast and worrying pace. There is no point in lamenting that pace because urbanization will take place. Already 65 per cent of our GDP comes from the urban spaces, more than 90 per cent of our tax returns come from urban areas. 17 per cent of Indian population was living in urban spaces in 1947, by 2030 we will have 600 million Indians living in urban spaces.”

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Relief under GST will be for future residential projects- Impact muted for on-going or nearly completed properties

Developers in the process of evaluating the per unit benefit arising on account of GST implementation. Most of the say there was a minor reduction in prices on offer passing on the cost savings.

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“3R Mantra- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle crucial to sustainable development”- PM Modi

The Mantra of 3R- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle- is at the heart of any vision towards the sustainable development of mankind- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message to the Eighth Regional 3R Forum.

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"Gujarat has 6 smart cities and our focus is on making them compete with the best in the world.”

With a firm focus on making Gujarat a world class state, Gujarat Government is pushing ahead with its agenda of making the state a land of opportunities and an inclusive development taking everyone along in its quest to make Gujarat a model Smart State. In an exclusive interview with Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and Manish Arora, Associate Editor, BW Smart Cities, Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, talks about his Government’s initiatives taken so far and his planned vision on making Gujarat compete with the best cities in the world.

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Puri announces annual assessment of Livability Index for 116 Indian cities

Puri had last month announced the commencement of the country’s first-ever ‘Liability Index’ to rank 116 cities which include the identified Smart Cities and few more cities with a population of over 1 million.

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