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India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York on Wednesday.

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On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his decision to deprive Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes of their “legal tender” status and removed them from circulation.

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The script was altered for the second time in two months but with far greater impact. Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised far-reaching changes to simplify the goods and services tax regime, especially for small businesses and consumers, the GST Council delivered some relief measures on Friday.

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The World Bank’s latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings have come at the right time for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi since, in recent months, he has been widely criticized for his mismanagement of the Indian economy (especially the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), confusion with regard to multiple rates and the failure of demonetization to achieve its stated goals).

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Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India

Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect

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Indias urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...

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