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DIPAM’s initiative ‘Bharat 22 ETF’ to be launched

The government on June 4 announced the creation of Bharat-22 ETF. It may have a diversified portfolio of 22 companies consisting of Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and will also have some strategic holding in the Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (SUUTI), Finance Minister Arun…

IOC to acquire 50% stake in GSPL LNG; a JV of Adani’s AEL & Gujarat’s GSPC

  The IndianOil board has given its approval in principle for acquiring up to 50 percent equity in GSPL LNG Ltd, which is setting up a 5-MMTPA LNG terminal at Mundra port in Gujarat. This may be done by way of fresh equity that will be issued by the joint…

India moves closer to setting up its own GPS

India moved a step closer on June 4 to set up its own GPS system that may take its armed forces and entire economic enterprises into a new trajectory of growth. This became possible with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signing a pact with the New Delhi-based National Physical Laboratory (NPL)…

MoU signed between NECL and SPA

NBCC’s subsidiary NECL and School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi, signed a MoU some time ago for mutual association in matters of common business interests. The MoU was inked by NECL CEO S D Sharma and SPA director Prof Chetan Vaidya. NBCC CMD, Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, NECL…

Major appointments in JS level (GoI) effected

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister has cleared the appointment of 22 officers to Jt Secretary or JS equivalent post as follows: Atul Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1990:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Dept of Rural Development. Currentlyhe serves as Resident Commissioner, Karnataka Bhawan (Govt of Karnataka) vice Santosh…

Cabinet Reshuffle on Cards

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Has a Cabinet reshuffle become imperative? If yes, when would it take place? Will it be after the Independence Day celebration or before? Even as the threat of China looms over the country with a distinct probability of a high-intensity war in October-November when the terrain is unimpeded by rains…

The magic in a name

Is there a magic to the name of Rajiv/Rajeev in the NDA administration? A lot of officers with this name have come to rise in North Block hierarchy. DoPT, Home Ministry, Finance Ministry and Intelligence Bureau are housed in North Block. Coincidentally, bosses of all these wings have the common…

SAIL chairman visits Bokaro plant

SAIL Chairman P.K. Singh has exhorted employees of Bokaro steel plant to face up the challenges and maximize profits. In a visit to the plant where he interacted with a large group of plant workers, he drew the attention of workers to the modern facilities at the plant and urged…

Gadkari to lead India at Iranian Prez Rouhani’s official inauguration

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will lead the Indian delegation to the official inauguration of Iran’s President re-elect Hassan Rouhani’s second four-year term on August 5. Rouhani was reelected President in May this year. Media reports indicate that delegations from over 100 countries may participate…

Recommendations of Annual DGPs Conference reviewed

The implementation of recommendations of the Annual Conference of DGPs of State Police, CAPFs and CPOs, held in  Hyderabad from Nov.25-27, 2016, were reviewed at an MHA meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by MoS (Home) Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Rajiv Gauba, OSD, MHA,…

DEBATE: Post your views/opinion on ‘lateral entry’

Dear readers, We throw open a debate on the ‘lateral entry’ of Pvt Sect specialists in policy making. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this debate. As you know, in a major move aimed at bringing domain expertise at Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary or even Secretary level ranks, the…

Prabhu may replace Panagaria in Niti Ayog 

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu may be named as successor to Arvind Panagaria, the outgoing Vice Chairman of Niti Ayog, whose resignation is said to have been accepted following his desire to take up his old assignment at Columbia University, US. Though various newspapers have…

CVC takes over NHAI bribe investigation

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has taken over the investigation of alleged bribe payment to some officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) by Boston-based engineering consulting firm CDM Smith. The central watchdog has formed a panel including a technical examiner from CVC and the chief vigilance officer of…

SC upholds conviction of Neera Yadav and Rajiv Kumar

The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Neera Yadav (Retd IAS:1971:UP)  in a land allotment scam from 1993-95 in Noida. But it reduced her jail term from three to two years. A Bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi also upheld the conviction…

Bhushan & Mahajan empanelled as additional secretary

Bihar cadre IAS officers Bhushan & Mahajan empanelled as Addl Secy Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) and Rajneesh Kumar Mahajan (IAS:1987:BH) have been empanelled as Additional Secretary in Govt of India. Currently, Bhushan is serving as Joint Secretary, Dept of Rural development, whereas Mahajan is serving in his parent cadre and considered one…

Panagariya calls for exclusive G20 Sherpa role

The outgoing Niti Aayog vice-chairman, Arvind Panagariya, has suggested to the government that the role of the Sherpa for G20 meetings be separated from the government think tank. In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, seeking permission to go back to his Columbia University teaching job, Panagariya said that to…

Sanjay Kumar takes over as PCCF (Jharkhand)

Sanjay Kumar (IFS:1984:JH) took over as Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Govt of Jharkhand. Earlier he served as Additional Resident Commissioner in New Delhi. Prior to his appointment as PCCF he had substantially important exposure as Executive Director of Climate Parliament, London.

Proxy voting right extended to NRIs

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws. Data shows that only 10,000 to 12,000 NRIs have been voting because they do not want to spend foreign currency to come to India and exercise their franchise. While NRIs and overseas…

CPSEs losses increased in FY 16

Central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) increased their losses to Rs28,756 crore during 2015-16 from Rs 27,498 crore in the previous fiscal. In 2013-14, the ailing CPSEs recorded a loss of Rs21,341 crore, Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo said in a written…

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