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Ministry of Defence

“Virtual reality centre” a reality – shall boost indigenous warship design capabilities

Naval commander Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC the Chief of the Naval Staff, initiated the lady ‘cutting edge’ Virtual Reality Center (VRC) at the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group), today. This inside would give real lift to the Indigenous warship structure capacities of Indian Navy, giving force to confidence and more prominent fillip to warship development under “Make in India” activity of the Indian government.


Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production and Use-Based Index for the Month of February, 2019 (BASE 2011-12=100)

The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base 2011-12 for the extended length of February 2019stands at 127.5, which is 0.1 percent higher when appeared differently in relation to the measurement in the time of February 2018. The total advancement for the period April-February 2018-19 over the relating time of the prior year stays at 4.0 percent.

The Indices of Industrial Production for the Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity divisions for the long stretch of February 2019 remain at 112.3, 129.3 and 137.7 separately, with the relating development rates of 2.0 percent, (- ) 0.3 percent and 1.2 percent when contrasted with February 2018 (Statement I). The aggregate development in these three parts amid April-February 2018-19 over the relating time of 2017-18 has been 3.0 percent, 3.8 percent and 5.5 percent individually.

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Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of March 2019

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has updated the Base Year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 2010=100 to 2012=100 with impact from the arrival of files for the long stretch of January 2015.

2. In this press note, the CPI (Rural, Urban, Combined) on Base 2012=100 is being discharged for the long stretch of March 2019. Moreover, Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for all India Rural, Urban and Combined are additionally being discharged for March 2019. All India Inflation rates (on point to point premise for example current month over same month of a year ago, i.e., March 2019 over March 2018), in light of General Indices and CFPIs are given as pursues:

All India Inflation rates (%) in light of CPI (General) and CFPI


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