Soil health card scheme has helped millions of farmers.

Soil health card scheme: 11.69 cr cards distributed in 2 years

The scheme resulted in a 10% decline in the use of chemical fertilizers and a 6% rise in the productivity of the soil. Read more »
India's finance ministry to encourage bankers to take bold lending decisions.

Modi govt takes steps to reassure bankers to take bold lending decisions

PSU banks have been asked to set up panel of senior officers to oversee the progress of disciplinary and internal vigilance cases to avoid harassment. Read more »
India industrial output grows

Industrial output recovers in November, expands 1.8%

IIP grew 0.6% in the first eight months of the financial year, compared with 5% in the same period last fiscal. Read more »
India PSU disinvestment

Modi government clears share sale in BHEL, MMTC, NMDC

The divestment proceeds key to the government’s efforts to meet an expected revenue shortfall of Rs 2 lakh crore this fiscal year. Read more »
Foreign tourist in Agra

Foreign tourist arrivals, forex earnings rise

At least 25,51,211 tourists arrived on e-tourist visa during the January-November period. Read more »
India promotes electic vehicles to meet Paris Agreement targets

India clears 2,636 charging stations to push EV sales

The Modi government is promoting the sale of electric vehicles through tax concessions and subsidies to address the issue of worsening air quality. Read more »
India GST collection

GST collection tops Rs 1 lakh cr for second straight month

The December mop-up at Rs 1.03 lakh crore is below the target of Rs 1.1 lakh crore for the last four months of FY20. Read more »
India national infrastructure pipeline

Govt unveils Rs 102 lakh crore mega infrastructure plan to push growth

The national infrastructure pipeline will entail projects in 23 sectors across 18 states and Union territories funded by the Centre, states and private sector. Read more »
Core sector slump comes close on the heels of a slew of dismal figures for key economic indicators

Bad news on economy front; core sector output falls 1.5% in November

The dismal core sector figures come close on the heels of a slew of poor numbers, confirming a slowdown in the economy. Read more »
125 crore Aadhaar cards

More than 125 crore Indians have Aadhaar, says govt

Aadhaar is currently the largest biometric identification system in the world. IDAI receives about 3-4 lakh update requests daily. Read more »