In a major boost to workplace safety in India, Indian companies recently won the maximum number of Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour safety awards given by the British Safety Council. Among the 84 global organisations which were awarded the Sword of Honour, 41 were Indian. Nine global companies were also awarded the Globe of Honour.
The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India have signed a $190 million loan agreement to upgrade 754 km of state highways and major district roads (MDRs) to two lane or intermediate-lane standards that will benefit about 26 million people in 14 districts of Rajasthan.
Under the Jaipur Smart City mission, the Jaipur Smart City Board has reviewed proposals including renovation of the Sawai Man Singh Hospital and construction of a digital museum on the Rajasthan Assembly premises.
As reported, the government in a statement announced that construction of about 1.23 lakh houses was approved as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) . This brought the total number of houses permitted under the scheme to more than 90 lakh.
The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek intervention in order to bring about reforms that will increase and expedite growth in the mining sector. This could potentially create job opportunities for around 50 million individuals.