Nearly 95 lakh toilets built in 1st yr of ‘Swachh Bharat’: Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh
Nearly 95 lakh toilets have been constructed in rural areas during the first year of the Swachh Bharat mission, Union Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh today said as he emphasised on the need for innovative thinking to stop the old practice of open defecation.
Launching a coffee-table book on ‘sanitation champions’ from different parts of the country, the Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Sanitation and Drinking Water said that many states were doing exceptionally well in setting up toilets in rural areas and they were likely to achieve targets in the next 1-2 years
Volkswagen Asks Dealers to Halt Deliveries of Polo Hatchback
Volkswagen has asked its dealers in India not to deliver its premium hatchback Polo to new buyers till further notice. Volkswagen Passenger Cars spokesperson confirmed a hold on deliveries of its carline Polo due to a technical reason which is currently under evaluation.
Pharma Firms Need to Invest More in R&D to Remain Competitive
To remain competitive and relevant in the global drug industry, Indian pharma firms will have to increase investments towards R&D from the current average of 6-7% of their revenues.
Foreign Travellers Buying Goods can Claim Tax Refunds Under GST
International travellers buying goods in India will be able to claim refund of taxes in the pro posed goods and services tax regime.
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