Pragati : PM Modi’s monthly review of stalled projects

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : Ease of doing business, red tape-ism and project completion – these are some of the matters in which the current Prime Minister has been taking personal initiative on a monthly basis, and obtaining regular feedback from the work-in-progress schedules. PM Narendra Modi has been scheduling a once-a-month round-up and has personally…

PM Modi calls for UNSC reforms

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : Prime Minister expressed his strong opinion on reforms and cautioned the UNSC of becoming irrelevant unless it becomes adaptable. Strongly pitching for UN Security Council reforms, PM Modi said, UNSC ran the risk of becoming irrelevant unless it adjusted to the changing world, and added there should be concerted efforts…

Top scientist Pushpa Mittra Bhargava to return Padma award

Newsroom Desk Hyderabad: Eminent scientist Pushpa Mittra Bhargava today announced that he is returning his Padma Bhushan award alleging that India was being turned into a “Hindu religious autocracy” by the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre. Bhargava founded the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad. He said that he was returning the award…

London’s Crossrail, Europe’s biggest infra project gains momentum

Newsroom24x7 Desk London : London’s Crossrail, Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, is a rail system currently under construction, which will go across London, and reach Heathrow and Reading in the West and Essex in the East of England. When completed in 2018, ten new stations in central and southeast London will increase the capital’s rail capacity…

Delhi Police seizes illicit liquor in Haryana

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : Delhi Police nabbed sizable quantity of illicit liquor being transported in Sonepat district of Haryana and siezed about 8,478 pints of liquor quantity. Two teams of Operations in the North-west District sprung into action and arrested three bootleggers, including a driver and a supplier, namely Rajesh, Anis and Munnawar and…

Austria plans to build Slovenia border fence

Newsroom24x7 Desk Austria : Migrant crisis which resulted in heavy influx into the regions of Austria has forced the government to take some strict measures with reference to sealing of border side. Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said on Wednesday that Austria has decided to build a fence along its border with fellow EU member Slovenia…

Najib Shah is new Chairman CBEC

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Najib Shah, IRS (C&CE:79), Member Central Board of Excise and Customs as Chairman of the Board (CBEC). He replaces Kaushal Shrivastava, IRS (C&CE: 78) on his retirement. The Government of India also issued appointment orders today to fill a…

India notches up in Ease of Doing Business ranking worldwide

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : India improved its ranking in the category of ‘Starting a business’ and ‘Ease of doing business.’ It jumped upwards 12 places, reaching to the 130th position this year on the ease of doing business ranking. Out of 189 countries featuring in the list of ‘ease of doing business’, according to the…

UN warns lack of global preparedness for severe drought

Newsroom24x7 Desk Melbourne, Australia : Australia might face an extreme El Nino and the overall world conditions could lead to severe drought like situations, warns the head of United Nations office of disaster risk reduction. Australia has been projected to being in the grip of an extreme El Nino weather event, with more heatwaves and…