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Indian Diplomat recalled?

If some well-placed sources are to be believed a young IFS officer posted as Consul General of India in a European country, has been called back to India within a year of his posting due to alleged irregularities. It may be recalled that previously also, an Ambassador of India in a European country was also recalled on similar charges.

19 hours ago
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Over 70 pollution causing power plants may be shut down in next two years

Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Sunday (18.10.20) announced that 60-70 pollution-causing power plants would be identified and closed in the next two years as he discussed steps taken by the Modi government to tackle the pollution menace.

He made the announcement in a question and answer session on Facebook Live. The minister said that the power plants of Badarpur and Sonipat in Delhi-NCR have already been shut down.

Listing the steps taken by the Modi government, he said that the use of BS-VI fuel reduces pollution by 25-60 percent, and a key step has been taken to promote BS-VI fuel at a cost of Rs 62,000 crore.

He mentioned that the Modi government also framed new rules for construction and demolition management in 2016 in Delhi to manage pollution.

20 hours ago
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Indian Diplomat recalled?

By IndianMandarins 19 hours ago

If some well-placed sources are to be believed a young IFS officer posted as Consul General of India in a European country, has been called back to India within a year of his posting due to alleged irregularities. It may be recalled that previously also, an Ambassador of India in a European country was also recalled on similar charges.

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Over 70 pollution causing power plants may be shut down in next two years

By IndianMandarins 20 hours ago

Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Sunday (18.10.20) announced that 60-70 pollution-causing power plants would be identified and closed in the next two years as he discussed steps taken by the Modi government to tackle the pollution menace.

He made the announcement in a question and answer session on Facebook Live. The minister said that the power plants of Badarpur and Sonipat in Delhi-NCR have already been shut down.

Listing the steps taken by the Modi government, he said that the use of BS-VI fuel reduces pollution by 25-60 percent, and a key step has been taken to promote BS-VI fuel at a cost of Rs 62,000 crore.

He mentioned that the Modi government also framed new rules for construction and demolition management in 2016 in Delhi to manage pollution.

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Another forced retirement in a CPSE

By IndianMandarins 15 Oct 2020

If some well-placed sources are to be believed Mrs Laxmikumaran working as Chief General Manager in the Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) was removed from the service three years ahead of her retirement. In the month of September NTPC had fired a lady officer.

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IP&TAFS cadre officer tipped for Secretary, CCI

By IndianMandarins 15 Oct 2020

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that an IP&TAFS cadre officer may be appointed as Secretary, Competition Commission of India (CCI). Reportedly, CCI has selected the officer for the post. Reportedly, the appointment would be formalized after ACC would ratify the proposal for curtailment of tenure in the organization the officer is presently working with.

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Forts of Rajasthan: A new perspective

By IndianMandarins 11 Oct 2020

The wife and husband team of retired IAS officers Rita and Vijai Sharma has co-authored another interesting book titled The Forts of Rajasthan on the pattern of their previous work on the Forts of Bundelkhand.

The easy-to-read book, with a lot of illustrations and captivating photographs, takes the reader into the past and links him with the ethos, culture, and civilization of his ancestors.

Both Rita and Vijay retired as secretaries to the government of India. Rita Sharma (Retd IAS:1974:UP) was secretary to the National Advisory Council. Vijai Sharma (Retd IAS:1974:UP) was a Member of the National Green Tribunal and Chief Information Commissioner of India.

Their interest in writing history texts on forts was sparked by a 'museum launch' in 1986 of their first book - The Forts of India (1986).

The Forts of Rajasthan is published by Rupa and is available on Amazon.

 

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TRP Scam: Param Bir Singh leads from the front

By IndianMandarins 08 Oct 2020

Mumbai Police claims to have uncovered a TRP scam. Republic TV owner Arnab Goswami is under the scanner. Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh claims that it may question Arnab Goswami over the alleged TRP scam.

Reportedly, Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Thursday claimed that it has busted a Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation racket. Proprietors of TV channels named Box Cinema and Fast Marathi were arrested for TRP fraud and the owner of the third channel i.e. Republic TV was yet to be summoned. The ratings of Republic Media's Republic Bharat had shot up exponentially raising suspicions of a foul play.

Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), which provides rating points to TV channels,  had earlier suspected Republic TV of manipulating the system. An agency called Hansa Research that installed barometers (rating boxes) on behalf of BARC, had earlier filed a case with the Mumbai Police claiming some of Hansa Research's ex-employees had leaked/sold the secret data of the sample households installed with barometers.

Further, in a major revelation, Arnab Goswami has countered Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh's allegations.

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