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Indian Government to Invest Rs 200 Crore To push Start-Ups


The government of India is going to invest Rs. 200 crore to set up 100 more incubators throughout the country in order to support startups in innovations. The Science & Technology (S&T) department of Central Government has already started the 100 incubators to help startups.

“As we want to double the number of incubators over the next four years, we will spend Rs 200 crore on setting up 100 more incubators under the National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) program,” said science and technology secretary Ashutosh Sharma.

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The department has also finalized the place to build five of 50 Supercomputers IT plans this year to support research activities. The Supercomputers are designed to set up throughout the country under the National Super-computing Mission with an investment of Rs. 4,500 crore for the next seven years.

“Of the five supercomputers, one each will be housed in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur in West Bengal and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, the International Institute of Information Technology at Pune in Maharashtra, and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi,” said Sharma.

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According to the reports, Indian Government has taken measures to increase the investment in Science & Technology and Research and Development (R&D) to two percent of GSP to one percent of GDP. The government also claimed that they were planned to promote R&D in the country.

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Here is the New App from Government called ‘SEZ India’ to Know Information on Special Economic Zones

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The Government of India is launching so many new applications in recent times in various fields and now it has launched a new mobile app called “SEZ India” which gives you the full information about the Country’s special economic zones.

Earlier this month under the center’s e-governance initiatives, “the latest mobile app would help the SEZ divisions and originators to find information easily and track their transactions on SEZ online system,” a commerce Ministry said in a statement.

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“Developers and units can now all their transactions digitally through SEZ online system and gather the status through the SEZ India mobile app,” added Government. The SEZ India App is available on android platform and it has four units named as SEZ Information, SEZ online transaction, Trade Information and contact details. The SEZ online transaction is a vibrant submenu that tracks the entry bills and shipping bill processing status, besides doing verification.

The App also helps the retailers/exporters track the status of bill of entry/shipping bill integration and processing,” the statement said.

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The Commerce Ministry has also mentioned various details about the new mobile app SEZ India.

Government to Launch Toll Free Number 1995 for Taking Call Drop Issues

Toll Free Number 1955

The government of India is planning to introduce a toll-free number “1955” for considering the problems of mobile users on call drops.

A government official said, “A toll-free number of 1955 has been allotted for IVRS system on Call Drop.” Provisioning of this figure will be compulsory for telecom operators, and it should be nearby for local and STD calling.

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Department of Telecom has sent an open letter to the mobile network operators in last week of November. The 1955 number is for the outbound calls to the subscribers, the IVRS system will have to present a pre-defined CLI (Caller Line Identification) to the subscribers, through short code ‘1995’.”

State-owned telecom service provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has been focused on organizing this shortcode 1955. Mobile Communication operators won’t charge any integration, maintenance and operational fee from MTNL. Official sources said that Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha would inaugurate the service but didn’t reveal any more details about the project.

Asking about the plan to the industry body, Cellular Operators Association of India said that the industry has tried to find out further technical clarifications from DoT on routing, charges, etc. for the implementation of the short code 1995 for IVRS system.

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COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews said, “We are looking for the response. The industry remains dedicated to addressing the call drop issues and is endlessly working hand to hand with the Government, enhancing both investment and groundwork.”

The Government is in full swing and taking many innovative decisions in the last couple of months. As a part of that now, the Central Government is planning to come up with a toll-free number 1955 to overcome the call drop issues from the mobile users. so if you are a victim of call drops then immediately dial 1955 and lodge a complaint.

Government Justifies their Decision on Demonetisation, Explains the Advantages to SC

Government Listed out the Positives of Demonetisation to Supreme Court

Central Government on Thursday morning came with a new statement and said that demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 would have many benefits. Justifying their decision on the ban of old 1000 and 500 notes, the Government told the Supreme Court that the measure would reduce black money, fake notes being printed in Pakistan and help the poor and middle class.

After the Proclamation had filed in the Apex Court, the Central Government listed out the pros of Demonetisation. It said that the decision would put the economy on a high growth that would create more jobs and make housing in urban areas reasonably priced to the poor.

The government also said that approximately 22.4 lakh pieces of Rs 1,000 notes and 37.5 lakh-Rs 500 notes were in circulation in the 2014-15. The Centre said it had implemented a “multi-prolonged and standardized approach to wiping out black money in the country and promote cashless transactions and Demonetisation is the first step in that.

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“The Withdrawal of current high demonetisation bank notes will control funding of terrorists surely. It will eliminate black money, and the poor, and middle-class people who are suffering due to black money will get a benefit.

“The Replacement of old notes by way of deposit or exchange is being carried out in a big way through 1.30 lakh bank branches, 1.5 lakh post offices, one lakh banking correspondents, and 2.01 lakh ATMs. Further, there are 14,43,595 (POS) which are online and the total number of outstanding cards is 2,59,43,784,” said by Government.

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The government said, “Due to Demonetisation Poor and middle-class persons will be benefited. For example, considering real estate sector, there is the extreme use of cash due to high cash transactions in the purchase of lands and properties. The property prices get pushed up affectedly. However, this reduces the availability of cheap housing for the poor and middle class.

Digital Payments increased. We found an increase in the digital payments through credit cards, debit cards, internet banking, mobile apps and e-wallets. In the last ten days, there has been nearly 300 percent raise in the online transactions that have made by the cards.”

Centre Paves Way for Employees Timely Promotions

government: Centre Paves Way for Employees Timely Promotions

Good News for the Government Employees! Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is now instructed all the departments and cited them in ensuring the timely promotions for the employees. This was finalized by conducting the meetings of DPC (Departmental Promotion Committee) in time.

All the central government departments have been asked to organize the meetings of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC). This motto of the meeting is to verify the details over “abnormal delay” in providing the career benefits for the government employees. After noticing the cases of delay, they have come up for holding the meetings of DPC and decides about the employee’s promotions. The propaganda calendar is also issued during these meetings by the DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training).

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Things regarding the delay of the many promotion posts were brought up to the notice of Government. The reason behind lying vacant is due to abnormal delay in convening DPCs.

The DoPT said so that, “The objective of timely promotions of employees in various ministries and departments can be achieved only by holding DPC meetings.”

They added, “given above, all ministerial departments are again advised to ensure strict compliance of instructions in order achieve the desired objectives of the timely convening of DPCs or preparation of approved select panels within the prescribed time frame,” However, there are about 50.68 lakh central government employees in India.