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Govt proposes to generate 1,75,000 MW renewable energy by 2022: RK Singh

New Delhi, Aug 7 (UNI) The government proposes to generate 1,75,000 megawatt of renewable energy by 2022, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy R K Singh told the Rajya Sabha here on Tuesday.
Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, the Minister said in the last four years a capacity of 34,000 MW had been added to the available 71,419 MW already available.
He said the government had prepared two schemes for rural India.
One was to provide solar pumps to farmers.
The other was to enable farmers to generate renewable energy for the grid by helping
them establish small solar plants in their fallow land.
Replying to a member, he said the government will extend the Atal Jyoti Yojna to Hill States
and North-eastern states that lacked electricity.
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Two Central varsities not providing reservation to SC, ST: Govt

10 Aug 2018 | 9:16 PM

Shimla/New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Two Central Universities in the country were not giving reservation facility to the students belonging to the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe categories, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

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RS adjourned sine die after three-week Monsoon session, Naidu calls it 'productive'

RS adjourned sine die after three-week Monsoon session, Naidu calls it 'productive'

10 Aug 2018 | 8:48 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned Sine die after a nearly three week long Monsoon session with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, describing it as a 'highly productive' session, which was three times more productive than the Budget session.

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10 Aug 2018 | 8:45 PM

The Chairman said that during the session, the House had 17 sittings.

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Naidu expunges PM's remarks in RS

10 Aug 2018 | 8:40 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) In a rare incident, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expunged certain remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the House, while welcoming the election of Deputy Chair Harivansh that were found to be 'objectionable'.

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Parliament passes Insolvency Bill; RS returns Bill to LS

Parliament passes Insolvency Bill; RS returns Bill to LS

10 Aug 2018 | 8:21 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Parliament on Friday cleared the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 with Rajya Sabha passing it with a voice vote and returning to the Lok Sabha.

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