The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy. The project will soon be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee.

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With an aim to bring together 32 premier educational and policy research institutions to catalyse the country’s development process, government think-tank NITI Aayog held the first Samavesh meeting.

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The Cabinet on gave its go-ahead for signing of a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty to check evasion by preventing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

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In the biggest expansion of the country’s nuclear power industry, the Union Cabinet gave its approval for the construction of 10 units of the new indigenous 700 MWe (mega watt electric) pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs).

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he Cabinet gave its nod to the maternity benefit programme, while making it clear that it will be applicable only for the first born, as reported.

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ISRO will usher in an age of high-speed internet in India by launching a series of three communication satellitesGSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 — in the next 18 months.

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