The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said in an order that it "hereby notifies that Cyber Security being a strategic sector, preference shall be provided by all procuring entities to domestically manufactured/produced Cyber Security Products".
According to the sources, the Cabinet increased the price of ethanol produced from C-molasses to Rs 43.70 per litre for the 2018-19 season (December-November) from the current Rs 40.85 per litre.
The aim of this initiative is to improve the level of teaching of the language and enhance employability skills in schools and training institutes.
Sources said the government has decided to celebrate July 1 as the ‘GST-Day' and the mega-event is being planned at the newly constructed Ambedkar Bhawan in the national capital.
Kumaraswamy said his government will also encourage smaller centres like Hubballi, Mangaluru and Belgaum to come up.
The power ministry has amended the guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid connected solar PV power projects on June 14, 2018, an official said.
This includes premium, over and above the previous approved limit of Rs 10,000 crore, that the composite foreign shareholding in the bank should not exceed 74 percent of the enhanced paid-up equity share capital of the bank, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
There is a need to increase the value of pension under APY, Madnesh Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), said at a conference organised by PFRDA.
The government does not want to cut excise duty and is looking at alternative means to reduce petrol and diesel prices that had on Tuesday touched an all-time high of Rs 78.43 per litre and Rs 69.31 a litre respectively.
The government will not extend the deadline for submissions of interest in Air India, R.N. Choubey said on Wednesday. The deadline for receiving bids has already been extended once to May 31 from May 14.
The import duty on walnut shell has also been increased from 30 percent to 100 percent, according to a late night notification issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
The company had sought environment clearance (EC) for increasing the bank note paper production from 12,000 TPA to 19,000 TPA without adding any machinery and pollution load.
"PK Purwar is confirmed as CMD, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited for the balance period of his tenure after expiry of first year on March 2, 2018," the Department of Telecom said in its order dated May 15, 2018.
After no significant imports in 2017, government utilities in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have ordered several cargoes of coal since the beginning of this year, two officials said.
The US companies are present in a large way in the area of aviation technology in the country, particularly in safety and security.
Both the Group of Ministers (GoM) will submit their reports within 15 days, Finance Ministry said in a statement hours after the meeting of the GST Council.
The proposed policy that spans diverse areas ranging from medical electronics to mobile phones and automotives will underscore India's growing manufacturing prowess, right down to the level of components and sub assemblies, and pitch its deeper value addition capabilities.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has cleared expansion and upgradation of integrated terminal at Chennai airport which is estimated to cost Rs 2,467 crore.
"The direction of the new policy, that we hope you will see as early as on May 1, will be reform-oriented. It will be investor friendly and bring down the cost of compliances," she said at the Annual General Meeting of US industry body Amcham.
In a letter to Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said the task force should have representations from different stakeholders.
The Finance Bill 2018 has amended to the National Housing Bank Act, 1987, for transferring RBI's stake in the NHB to the government.
This comes a day after the government cleared the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a judge of the Supreme Court and kept in abeyance a decision on Joseph, who heads the Uttarakhand High Court. Both the names were recommended by the collegium in January.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said all the issues related to e-commerce including taxation, infrastructure, investments, technology transfer, data protection, regulations and competition were discussed.
The proposal for merger of Oriental Insurance, National Insurance Company and United India Insurance was announced in the Budget for 2018-19.
The agriculture ministry will soon bring a proposal before the Cabinet for improving lending to small and marginal farmers based on the recommendations of the Sarangi committee.