Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves the continuation of Urea Subsidy scheme till 2020 at a cost of 1 lakh 65 thousand crore rupees. Cabinet nod also was given for direct benefit transfer for disbursement of fertiliser subsidy. Urea Subsidy is a part of Central Sector Scheme of Department of Fertilizers. . . . .
India and Madagascar have signed an umbrella agreement in the field of defence. Under the agreement, both the countries will explore various ways of co-operation in the field of defence. An amended air service agreement was also signed to support efforts towards improving connectivity between the two countries. Both. . . . .
World Bank's publication 'India Development Update' has noted credible signs of a further uptick in Indian economic growth.The rebound in industrial activity including manufacturing sector is critical for job creation in the years to come.The World Bank Report points to macroeconomic stability of the Indian economy. The World. . . . .
India and Iran share several common features in their language, culture and traditions, and also share a common legacy of using herbal medicines. The Cabinet approved two MoUs inked between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of health, medicine and traditional systems of medicine. The Union Cabinet chaired. . . . .