Nirmala Sitharaman Grants ‘Navratna’ CPSE Status to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
The Ministry of Finance upgrades the position of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) to ‘Navratna CPSE’. This came into effect today i.e. April 27 2023. This adds up to a total of 13 companies that have been granted Navratna status.As per official reports, the company announced that the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman accepted the status of Navratna CPSE given to RVNL. With this, RVNL will become the 13th Navratna among the available list of CPSEs. This organisation comes under the Ministry of Railways and undertakes several development projects. It has an annual turnover of Rs 19,381 crore and a net profit of Rs 1,087 crore for the session 2021 to 2022.
Pennsylvania declares Diwali as an official holiday
The state of Pennsylvania has passed a measure designating the Hindu festival of Diwali as an official state holiday in light of the thousands of people who celebrate it there. The declaration was made on Twitter on Wednesday by the northeastern state's senator, Nikil Saval. In Pennsylvania, there are around 200,000 people of south Asian descent, many of whom celebrate Diwali as a time for reflection and getting together.