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New Parliament to cost Rs 971 crore

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Days after the Congress attacked the government citing more than Rs 20,000 crore as the estimated cost of PM Narendra Modi’s new residence and the Central Vista project, the government on Thursday informed the Parliament that the project would cost Rs1,289 crore and that only two projects were currently envisaged. “The new Parliament Building will be constructed at a cost of Rs 971 crore and Central Vista Avenue at a cost of Rs 608 crore,” Minister of Housing Hardeep Puri said. TNS

10 hydro projects coming up in HP

As many as 10 hydroelectric power projects with an installed capacity of 2,290 MW are under construction in Himachal Pradesh and will provide clean power when commissioned. The government on Thursday informed Parliament that as of July 21, there are 37 hydroelectric power projects above the capacity of 25 MW each and a total installed capacity of 12,763.5 MW under construction in India. Of these 37 projects, 10 are in HP, seven in Uttarakhand, five in Jamp;K and one in Punjab. TNS

59K YouTube posts removed in a month

In just one month, search engine giant Google removed more than 59,000 posts from YouTube following complaints. In April, 59,350 posts of YouTube faced “removal” following complaints, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology informed the Rajya Sabha. The Ministry told the Rajya Sabha that there were 27,762 complaints against content on YouTube. TNS

6.4 cr vax doses exported from Jan to July

The government on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha that 6.4 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been exported from January 12 to July 22, 2021. Replying to a written question in the House, Minister of State for Civil Aviation VK Singh said, “During the period between January 12 and July 22, 2021, approximately 42.2 crore doses have been transported through air cargo. TNS

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