Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases 30/6/16

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases
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Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

PM calls for more effective redressal of Consumer Grievances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
PM’s interaction through PRAGATI The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his thirteenth interaction through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. In the beginning, the Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of consumer grievances. He asked the concerned officials about the large volume of complaints related to the e-commerce sector, such as booking of tickets and hotel reservations, and the steps being taken to decisively address such issu… more »

Vice President condemns the terror attacks in Istanbul

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condemned the terror attacks in Istanbul. He said that it is not just an attack against Istanbul but against all humanity and those who commit such crimes cannot have any religion, nor can there be any justification for such barbaric and reprehensible acts. *Following is the text of Vice President’s message:*“I am shocked by the terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul, Turkey. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those whose loved ones have been killed, and with the Turkish people. This is not just an … more »

Total Cargo Traffic Handled at Major Ports Increases by 107.52 MT in April- May 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Ministry of Shipping has initiated many measures to improve the performance of ports which include mechanization of the terminals, improving the TAT (turn-around time), quick evacuation of cargo, expansion of infrastructure and skill development of employees. The slew of measures taken by the Ministry of Shipping to improve performance of Ports has started to yield positive results. The Major Ports in India handled 107.52 MT (Million Tonnes) of cargo during April-May 2016 and showed a positive growth of 6.3 percent as compared to a growth of 5.7 percent which it achieved last ye… more »

Memorandum of Agreement Signed between JNU and National Institute of Animal Welfare

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
JNU to Conduct Courses on Development of Animal Welfare Sciences National Institute of Animal Welfare (NIAW) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (JNU) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to conduct academic programmes that will focus on development of Animal Welfare Sciences. The MoA was signed by Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. M Jagdish Kumar, and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Shri Anil Sant, here today. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. S… more »

Environment Ministry holds Fourth Regional Workshop with States on Climate Change

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Environment Ministry organised the fourth workshop in the series of regional consultation workshops to support State governments to proactively pursue climate change adaptation, mitigation and building their capacity for accessing climate change finance from domestic and international sources. The workshop was organised for the eight States/Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The two-day workshop was organized in Lucknow on June 27-28, 2016, in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture …more »

Statistics Day 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
“Statistics Day” is celebrated every year on 29th June to mark the birth anniversary of late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the Father of Indian Statistics, in recognition of his valuable contribution in the fields of statistics and economic planning The objective of this Day is to create public awareness, especially among the younger generation about the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. Every year one particular theme of current national importance is selected for intensive and focused efforts are made throughout the yea… more »

BRICS Youth Summit, 2016 at Guwahati, Assam from 1st to 3rd July 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
Prime Minister shri Narendra Modi, in his remark at Fortaleza BRICS Summit, had stressed the role of youth and sports in furthering intra-BRICS cooperation. In this regard he had also announced Under-17 Football Cup during India’s BRICS Chairmanship 2016. Shri Modi has laid special emphasis on giving wider publicity and dissemination of the BRICS events and their organization across the cities and provinces of India. . Role of youth in fostering intra-BRICS bonds has been recognized during the past Summits. Youthful democratic profile of most BRICS countries combined with their eco… more »

Army and Petroleum Federation Join Hands

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
A Seminar on ‘Indian Army’s Fuelling Needs’ was conducted today on 29 June 2016 at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment jointly by the Directorate General Supplies and Transport and the Petroleum Federation of India. The seminar was inaugurated by Lt Gen RV Kanitkar, the Quarter Master General of the Indian Army and was attended by Defence officers, academia and industry representatives by invitation. The daylong session was addressed by eminent speakers and experts from the Army, Petroleum Federation and the oil company majors. The seminar gave an insight into current energy securit… more »

NSSO should release data in 5 years instead of 10 years- Radha Mohan Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
M/o Agriculture is implementing a scheme “Fasal” for the utilization of sophisticated technology available to assess the Agricultural products Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr. Radha Mohan Singh has said that NSSO should release data in 5 years instead of 10 years. He added that this will help government to formulate plans for the farmers especially the small and marginal farmers. Shri Singh said this on the occasion of the 10th Statistics Day, here today. Shri Singh said that it is imperative to remove regional disparity so as to achieve economic and social devel… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee condemns terrorist attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday. The President has said “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul Turkey yesterday. India reiterates its solidarity with the people of Turkey in this difficult hour. Our heart and prayers are with the bereaved families as well as those injured in the attacks. The world community must remain united in its resolve to fight against the evil forces of terrorism”. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Mr Rodrigo Duterte on his election as President of Philippines

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated His Excellency Mr. Rodrigo Duterte on his election as the Republic of the Philippines. In a message to His Excellency Mr. Rodrigo Duterte, the President-elect of the Republic of the Philippines, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and people of India and on my own behalf, it is my pleasure to convey to you hearty congratulations on your election as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. As you prepare to assume that high office, I wish you success in all your efforts to fulfill the aspiratio… more »

ICMR-CEEW Launch the ‘Solar for Healthcare’ Initiative

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has signed an MoU with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a policy research institution, to launch a new ‘Initiative on Solar for Healthcare’. The collaboration will focus on providing effective health care delivery at the last mile by reducing uncertainty in critical infrastructure, particularly electricity supply via cost effective solar-based solutions. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, ICMR said: “The collaboration with CEEW will bring together synergies between the objective of ‘time to care’ as mandated i… more »

Inauguration of Exhibition and Special Lecture on Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) under Ministry of Culture and Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi organized an inaugural function of the Exhibition titled ‘Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee: A Selfless Patriot’ in the Auditorium of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi here today. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation presided over the function. Shri Amit Shah, National President, Bharatiya Janata Party inaugurated the exhibition which covered multifaceted aspects of the life and legacy of Dr. Sya…more »

Appeal to PMUY beneficiaries not to be influenced by unscrupulous agencies in getting LPG connections

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is aimed at providing LPG connections to poor families, as part of ensuring smokeless kitchens. Under this scheme, LPG connections are provided to women of poor families, without applicable deposit, and with an especially priced Low-Cost Stove. The beneficiaries also have an option of availing interest free loan for purchase of Stove and cost of first refill. Beneficiaries under this scheme are identified based on SECC data, as per 2011 census. LPG connections under PMUY are released only by Authorized LPG Distributors of Government Oil Marketin…more »

Tax payers Survey got conducted by Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) for garnering a feedback on impact that reforms undertaken during the last two years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
Tax payers Survey got conducted by Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) for garnering a feedback on impact that reforms undertaken during the last two years; Responses showed that 45% of the respondents saw an attitudinal change in senior functionaries (Commissioner level and above); and 51% acknowledged an improvement at the ground level, at the level of inspectors and above The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) had requested FICCI to conduct a tax payers’ experience survey with the objective of garnering a feedback on impact that reforms undertaken during the… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of National Day of Congo

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 17 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the eve of their National Day (June 30, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Joseph Kabila Kabange, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have the pleasure to convey warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the occasion of your National Day. Our … more »

More funds allocated for the development of places related to Dr. Ambedkar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 17 hours ago
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has allocated additional funds of Rs. 28.81 Crore for the development of places related to Dr. BR. Ambedkar. Out of these Rs. 9.41 Crore has been given for renovating Deeksha Bhoomi at Nagpur, Rs. 2.36 Crore for development of places at Mohad and Rs. 17.03 Crore for the development of places at Chincholi. These allocations have been approved by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment as a part of 125th Birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. BR. Ambedkar. It may be pointed out that 50% of the amount allocated f…more »

Over rs. 390 Crores released under Post matric scholarships for SC students for UP & Punjab

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 17 hours ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has approved the sum of about Rs. 390 Crores under Post matric scholarships for SC students in Punjab & Uttar Pradesh for the year 2016 – 17. Out of Rs. 390 Crores, Rs. 217.89 Crore has been released to Punjab and Rs. 173.32 Crore for Uttar Pradesh. With the release of these funds a large number of SC students in both the states will be able to take up higher education. Under this scheme scholarship ranging from Rs. 230/- to Rs. 1200/- per month is given to SC students studying in Post- Matric to Post-Graduate … more »

Governor of Tripura gets additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during absence of Shri J.P. Rajkhowa, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 17 hours ago
The President of India has been pleased to appoint Shri Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, during the absence, on leave, of Shri J.P. Rajkhowa, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Household expenditure on services and durable goods NSS 72nd round (July, 2014 –June, 2015)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the report titled “ *Key Indicators of **Household Expenditure on Services and Durable Goods**” *based on the related information collected during July, 2014 to June 2015 as part of NSS 72nd Round. This survey on household expenditure on services and durable goods was the first focused survey of its kind undertaken by National Sample Survey Office. The survey was designed to collect some demographic particulars, detailed information on household expenditure on transport, mi… more »
Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Modi Sarkaar – 2 Years and Thereafter – a satire

Facebook Memories are great and what wonderful reminders they send.  I posted this after receiving a WhatsApp message last year and was laughing when I read it.
Most of the things seem to be still WORK IN PROGRESS and not a word by either the Times Now Interviewer or the Sitting PM being interviewed for the first time by a Private Channel — 🙂 🙂
Read and have fun :
Whatsapp goes into ‪#‎antiNaMo‬ mode this morning: from an angry bird got this today
After the BJP won the elections with full majority on 16 May 2014, one Modi fan fainted with happiness and then went into coma…
After 12 month he suddenly came out from the coma…
Returning to his senses he asked the following questions to the attending doctor…
How do you feel in corruption free India?
Robert Vadra is in which jail?
Rahul and Sonia are in jail or escaped to Italy?
Should I book ticket for bullet train to Lucknow or should I go by plane?
How much black money did we get back from the Swiss banks?
After every Indian received 15 Lacs each from Modiji… there must be ‘NO POVERTY’.
Has the rate of us dollar dropped to 35 rupees?
How happy are Indians after Modiji subsidized and freed cooking gas, vegetables, tomatoes, onions, potatoes ?
After Pakistan getting frightened and returning Dawood, what happened to him?
Are the farmers happy at being returned the land forcibly acquired by congress?

Listening to these questions the poor doctor has gone into coma… and the Modi Fan is lodged in the Mental Asylum at Agra!
Bhaio Aur bheno na rishwat loonga na lene doonga. Made in India

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

President of India’s Message on the Eve of National Day of Madagascar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Madagascar on the eve of their National Day (June 26, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the President of the Republic of Madagascar, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with immense pleasure that I convey to you warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Madagascar. India and Madagascar enjoy cordial r… more »

President of India to Present National Awards for Outstanding Services in the Field of Prevention of Alcoholism And Substance (Drugs) Abuse

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will present the National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse tomorrow (June 26, 2016) on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at a function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi at 1230 hrs. The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has established the National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse in 2013 to recognize the efforts and encourage excellence in this fie… more »

RICS SAIs TO CONTRIBUTE IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
CAG TO SET-UP DATA ANALYTICS CENTRE; SHASHI KANT SHARMA RECEIVES HONORARY PROFESSORSHIP FROM NAU Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Shri Shashi Kant Sharma was conferred the honorary professorship by the Nanjing Audit University in China today. It is the only university which is recognised by the Institute of Internal Auditors. In his acceptance address, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Shri Sharma laid emphasis on capacity building for auditors of international fraternity in view of ever changing governance structures. He stressed on the need for cooperation bet… more »

Statement by Director General Forest and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 17 hours ago
The following is the text of the statement by Director General, Forest and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, here today: “The Ministry has not issued any draft Notification on National Forest Policy. What has been uploaded on the website was a study done by Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal. The study has not been evaluated by the Ministry. The Ministry has not taken any decision on Draft Forest Policy. The study report prepared by IIFM Bhopal was inadvertently uploaded as Draft Forest Policy on the Website. As Director General Fores… more »

MoU singed between RD Ministry & ISRO for geo-tagging assets

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed here between the Rural Development Ministry and ISRO, Department of Space for geo-tagging the assets created under MGNREGA in each gram panchayat. The move comes after the Prime Minister during a review meeting recently had underlined for online recording and monitoring of assets to check leakages and for effective mapping of terrain for future developmental works. Around 30 lakh assets are created annually across the country under the rural job scheme and the Ministry has decided that through convergence with other schemes, the geo-tagging o… more »

Six States/UTs signed 24×7 “Power For All” documents during two days states Power Ministers’ Conference in Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
Three States Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh and three Union Territories Delhi, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli have signed the 24×7 “Power For All” (PFA) documents. These PFA documents were signed in presence of Shri PiyushGoyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy during two day States Power Minister’s Conference held on 16-17th June ,2016 at Goa. Smt Jyoti Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power signed these documents on behalf of GOI. *As on date, in partnership with all the States/UTs, 24×7 PFA documents have been finalized exce… more »

Andhra Pradesh joins “UDAY” scheme ; would derive an overall net benefit of Rs 4400 crore through “UDAY”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
The Government of India, the State of Andhra Pradesh and the DISCOMs of Andhra Pradesh (APSPDCL and APEPDCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY – “*Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana”* in Vijyawada (AP) today for financial turnaround of the DISCOMs. The MoU for operational & Financial turnaround of Discoms was signed by Dr A.K. Verma, JS (Distribution), Ministry of Power, Shri Ajay Jain Principle Secretary (Energy), AP , Shri H Y Dora CMD, Southern Power Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd (APSPDCL) and Shri Muthyala Raju, CMD, Eastern Power Distribution Compan… more »

Review of Development Works by the Home Ministry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
A review of the progress in the development works being undertaken in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states was undertaken by the Union Home Ministry here today, in which the concerned Union Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the seven LWE-affected states participated. Addressing the meeting, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh stated that progress in development works has picked up during the last two years, and extended his congratulations to the states and the concerned central ministries. He stressed the need to build upon this progress further, and finish the proje… more »

Union Textiles Minister inaugurates Training Programme for Scheduled Castes Handloom Weavers in Odisha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
The Union Textiles Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated today, a 45-day long skill upgradation training programme for Scheduled Caste handloom weavers belonging to Sohlela Block in Bargarh district of Odisha. In the function held in the village Birjam, the Minister also gave away the certificates to pass outs of the first Handloom Entrepreneur training course. The Minister also handed over the sanction letters to handloom weavers under Pradhan Mantri Weaver MUDRA Scheme. He also visited an exhibition of exquisite Ikat handloom products prepared by awardees and producers r… more »

Ministry of HUPA comes out with Draft Real Estate Rules; seeks suggestions from public in 2 weeks

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
*No discrimination in allocation rule made fulfilling Minister’s assurance to Parliament* *Project registration fee from Rs.10 and Rs.20 per sq.mt for residential and Rs.50 and Rs.100 per sq.mt for commercial projects* *Interest to be paid by promoters and allottee for delays- SBI Prime Lending Rate plus 2%* *Promoters to submit information on 60 aspects about themselves and projects* Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has formulated Draft Real Estate Rules within two months of some sections of the Real Estate (Development and Regulation) Act,2016 coming into… more »

CAG of India Formulates Big Data Management Policy to Meet Future Challenges

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Shashi Kant Sharma Chairs 1st BRICS SAIs Leaders Meeting CAG Institution in India has taken several initiatives towards use of latest data analytical tools for audit planning & analysis and is also fine tuning its methodology for audit of environmental issues for better impact. This was disclosed by Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shri Shashi Kant Sharma in Beijing today. He was delivering a key note address at the 1st Meeting of the Supreme Audit Institutions of BRICS countries in Beijing. Shri Sharma also shared the contributions made by the CAG institution of India in e… more »

Ministry of HUPA to promote regional planning to meet urban housing demand

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Shri Babul Supriyo inaugurates international workshop on planning and design of human settlements Practical and pragmatic Rental Housing Policy on the anvil, says Secretary(HUPA) Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Urban Development Shri Babul Supriyo has said that the Government will promote regional planning by moving beyond city-centric planning for construction of houses in satellite townships, peri-urban and peripheral areas to meet the housing demand in urban areas. He inaugurated an international workshop on “Human Settlements-Planning and Design : A… more »

Shri Ananth Kumar calls for doubling the output of Chemicals and Petrochemicals industry in next five years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Sh. Ananth Kumar inaugurated “CHEMINAR-2016” in New Delhi today. The subject of seminar was “Sustainable Chemistry – India’s future growth story”. Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Ananth Kumar said that the Chemicals & Petrochemicals industry in the country is growing at the rate of 11 – 12 % and producing output worth $200 billion annually. He called upon the industry to target a growth rate of 14.7% per annum so as to double its output in next 5 years. He said the Government will facilitate in the growth story. Touching upon the issue of avail… more »

Ministry of HUPA comes out with Draft Real Estate Rules; seeks suggestions from public in 2 weeks

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*No discrimination in allocation rule made fulfilling Minister’s assurance to Parliament* *Project registration fee from Rs.10 and Rs.20 per sq.mt for residential and Rs.50 and Rs.100 per sq.mt for commercial projects* *Interest to be paid by promoters and allottee for delays- SBI Prime Lending Rate plus 2%* *Promoters to submit information on 60 aspects about themselves and projects* Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has formulated Draft Real Estate Rules within two months of some sections of the Real Estate (Development and Regulation) Act,2016 coming into… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee ’s message on the eve of National Day of Slovenia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Slovenia on the eve of their National Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Slovenia on the occasion of your National Day. Our two nations have historical… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Accession Anniversary of Emir of Qatar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emir and people of the State of Qatar on the eve of the Anniversary of Accession of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Emir of the State of Qatar (June 25, 2016). In a message to Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Highness and to the Government and people of the State of Qatar on the occasion …more »

President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Croatia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Croatia on the eve of their National Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to Her Excellency Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the President of the Republic of Croatia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Croatia on the occasion of your National Day. Our two nations have histor… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Mozambique

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Mozambique on the eve of their Independence Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India, as well as on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to convey to Your Excellency and to the people of Mozambique warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your Independence Day. India and … more »

We need to identify the gaps in official data and analysis and determine ways on how best we can bridge them: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Inaugurates International Seminar on ‘Social Statistics’ The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that we need to identify the gaps in official data and analysis and determine ways on how best we can bridge them. He was delivering, here today, the inaugural address at the International Seminar on ‘Social Statistics’ organized by Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna. The Governor of Bihar, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, the Representative of UNICEF to India, Mr. Louis-Georges Arsenault, the Representative of Bill a… more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s address at SCO Summit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Your Excellency Mr. Ismail Karimov,President of the Republic of Uzbekistan,Leaders of the Members States of ShanghaiCooperation Organization;Invited LeadersExcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen* Almost a year ago, I started my journey of Central Asian countries from Tashkent. I still remember the warmth and generous welcome of Excellency Karimov and Uzbek people. Let me join others in thanking you Excellency Karimov for you hospitality and excellent arrangements for this meeting. At the Ufa Summit last year, conducted so ably by President Putin, the SCO leaders had accepted… more »

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

CAG of India Formulates Big Data Management Policy to Meet Future Challenges

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
Shashi Kant Sharma Chairs 1st BRICS SAIs Leaders Meeting CAG Institution in India has taken several initiatives towards use of latest data analytical tools for audit planning & analysis and is also fine tuning its methodology for audit of environmental issues for better impact. This was disclosed by Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shri Shashi Kant Sharma in Beijing today. He was delivering a key note address at the 1st Meeting of the Supreme Audit Institutions of BRICS countries in Beijing. Shri Sharma also shared the contributions made by the CAG institution of India in e… more »

Ministry of HUPA to promote regional planning to meet urban housing demand

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
Shri Babul Supriyo inaugurates international workshop on planning and design of human settlements Practical and pragmatic Rental Housing Policy on the anvil, says Secretary(HUPA) Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Urban Development Shri Babul Supriyo has said that the Government will promote regional planning by moving beyond city-centric planning for construction of houses in satellite townships, peri-urban and peripheral areas to meet the housing demand in urban areas. He inaugurated an international workshop on “Human Settlements-Planning and Design : A… more »

Shri Ananth Kumar calls for doubling the output of Chemicals and Petrochemicals industry in next five years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
The Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Sh. Ananth Kumar inaugurated “CHEMINAR-2016” in New Delhi today. The subject of seminar was “Sustainable Chemistry – India’s future growth story”. Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Ananth Kumar said that the Chemicals & Petrochemicals industry in the country is growing at the rate of 11 – 12 % and producing output worth $200 billion annually. He called upon the industry to target a growth rate of 14.7% per annum so as to double its output in next 5 years. He said the Government will facilitate in the growth story. Touching upon the issue of avail… more »

Ministry of HUPA comes out with Draft Real Estate Rules; seeks suggestions from public in 2 weeks

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
*No discrimination in allocation rule made fulfilling Minister’s assurance to Parliament* *Project registration fee from Rs.10 and Rs.20 per sq.mt for residential and Rs.50 and Rs.100 per sq.mt for commercial projects* *Interest to be paid by promoters and allottee for delays- SBI Prime Lending Rate plus 2%* *Promoters to submit information on 60 aspects about themselves and projects* Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has formulated Draft Real Estate Rules within two months of some sections of the Real Estate (Development and Regulation) Act,2016 coming into… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee ’s message on the eve of National Day of Slovenia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Slovenia on the eve of their National Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Slovenia on the occasion of your National Day. Our two nations have historical… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Accession Anniversary of Emir of Qatar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emir and people of the State of Qatar on the eve of the Anniversary of Accession of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Emir of the State of Qatar (June 25, 2016). In a message to Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Highness and to the Government and people of the State of Qatar on the occasion …more »

President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Croatia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Croatia on the eve of their National Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to Her Excellency Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the President of the Republic of Croatia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Croatia on the occasion of your National Day. Our two nations have histor… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Mozambique

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Mozambique on the eve of their Independence Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India, as well as on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to convey to Your Excellency and to the people of Mozambique warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your Independence Day. India and … more »

We need to identify the gaps in official data and analysis and determine ways on how best we can bridge them: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
Inaugurates International Seminar on ‘Social Statistics’ The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that we need to identify the gaps in official data and analysis and determine ways on how best we can bridge them. He was delivering, here today, the inaugural address at the International Seminar on ‘Social Statistics’ organized by Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna. The Governor of Bihar, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, the Representative of UNICEF to India, Mr. Louis-Georges Arsenault, the Representative of Bill a… more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s address at SCO Summit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
*Your Excellency Mr. Ismail Karimov,President of the Republic of Uzbekistan,Leaders of the Members States of ShanghaiCooperation Organization;Invited LeadersExcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen* Almost a year ago, I started my journey of Central Asian countries from Tashkent. I still remember the warmth and generous welcome of Excellency Karimov and Uzbek people. Let me join others in thanking you Excellency Karimov for you hospitality and excellent arrangements for this meeting. At the Ufa Summit last year, conducted so ably by President Putin, the SCO leaders had accepted… more »

Text of the Statement by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on the United Kingdom Referendum

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
FM: We are well prepared to deal with the short and medium term consequences of Brexit;. Our macro-economic fundamentals are sound with a very comfortable external position, a rock-solid commitment to fiscal discipline, and declining inflation. Our immediate and medium-term firewalls are solid too in the form of a healthy reserve position. Following is the text of the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s Statement on the United Kingdom Referendum: We have just seen the final vote of the people of the United Kingdom in the referendum on whether to remain or leave the European Union. W… more »

President meets scholars of IITs, IISc-Bangalore & IISERs attending ‘In-Residence’ programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee met thirteen Scholars of IITs, IISc-Bangalore and IISERs attending ‘In-Residence’ Programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (June 23, 2016). This is the first such ‘In-Residence’ Programme for scholars from IITs, IISc and IISERs. Similar programmes exist for writers, artists, grass root innovators, NIT students and inspired teachers. Speaking on the occasion, the President called upon the students to contribute to the nation, work hard to make India great and address the challenges that our country confronts. Describing them as persons with… more »

Environment Ministry to sustain cleanliness campaign in National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Zoos throughout the year

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
As part of the effort of the Government to accelerate efforts to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Swachh Bharat Fortnight is being organised theme-wise by different Ministries. Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, outlined the steps and initiatives on Swacch Bharat Mission during Swacchhta Pakhwada (fortnight) from June 1-15. Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Chang… more »

Foundation of Advanced Technology Research Centre Laid in Kolkata

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Heralding a new era of DRDO-Academia Partnership, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata to establish the Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT). Secretary, Department of the Defence R&D and Director General, DRDO Dr. S Christopher laid the foundation of the Advanced Technology Research Centre at the university campus in Kolkata. Dr. Christopher in his address called for focused Research & Development at the centre and urged for continued cooperation to achieve… more »

‘Make in India’ conference on Enabling Spacecraft Systems Realisation through Industries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
The “Make in India” Conference on Enabling Spacecraft Systems Realisation through Industries (ESSRI – 2016) was organised today (June 23, 2016) at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru. The Conference was organised to elicit industry support for spacecraft realisation on an end-to-end basis to meet the rapidly increasing national demand for space based services and the realisation of Prime Minister’s objective of “Make in India”. Over the years, a number of Indian Industries have been actively participating in realising various subsystems of spacecraft. A variety of models have been ado… more »

Two day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Body and Beyond’ draws to a close

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Yoga can help overcome the challenges facing humanity: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt Sumitra Mahajan *Government making all efforts to promote quality in Yoga through certification schemes : Shri Shripad Naik* The two day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Body and Beyond’ came to a successful close in New Delhi today. The conference was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH as a part of International Day of Yoga celebrations. The International Conference was held to deliberate upon the benefits of yoga to the individual, community, the society and the world at large. It was attended by Yog… more »

PM meets President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of the SCO Meeting in Tashkent

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Tashkent today. President Xi welcomed India’s accession to the SCO and said it would strengthen it. Prime Minister Modi thanked President Xi for China’s support to India’s membership of the SCO. Prime Minister Modi then spoke of the NSG Plenary Meeting in Seoul which is to discuss India’s membership of the NSG. The Prime Minister urged China to make a fair and objective assessment of India’s application and judge it on its own merit. He said China should con… more »

India and UK join hands to work as R&D partners in Solar Alliance and Nano Material Research

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan led the Indian delegation at the 5thIndo-UK Science and Innovation Council Meeting (SIC) held at London earlier last week, co-chaired by Mr. Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, UK. After the event, Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated that India and UK have agreed to work together in two major initiatives in the fields of Solar Energy and Nano Material Research, inter alia. The SIC is the apex body which oversees the entire gamut of the India-UK science, technology and innovation cooperation an… more »

Prime Minister to launch Smart City projects

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Launch marks heralding of integrated urban planning and development in the country PM also to inaugurate citizen participation in designing of smart cities and Smart Net portal Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch Smart City projects on Saturday i.e June 25,2016 kick starting execution of Smart City Plans of 20 cities selected in the first round of ‘Smart City Challenge Competition’. This marks the beginning of holistic and integrated urban development in the country as envisaged under the new urban missions launched by the Government. Prime Minister will launch 14 project… more »

Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Sushri Uma Bharti hails Indo-Afghan Friendship WAPCOS officials felicitated for the successful completion of Afghan-India Friendship Dam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Reaffirming India’s age old friendship ties with Afghanistan Union Minister for water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that Afghan-India Friendship Dam is a living example of our mutual trust and cooperation. She was speaking at a ceremony held in New Delhi on Wednesday to felicitate the officials of WAPCOS Ltd. and Afghanistan who were involved in the successful construction of the dam. The Minister said this dam was constructed in very adverse conditions, both politically and climatically. Appreciating the dedication of WAPCOS offici… more
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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Steinbeis GmbH Co. KG for Technologietransfer, Germany on technology resourcing in manufacturing, including sub-sectors of Capital Goods. The MoU was signed on 25th April, 2016 during the Industrial Exhibition Hannover Messe 2016 in Hannover, Germany. Steinbeis GmbH is leading organization for applied industrial research in Europe. It will act as a Technology Resource Partner for implementing identified projects in manufacturing. The field of c… more »

Cabinet approves Protocol amending the Agreement for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with Belgium

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved today the signing of a Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Belgium for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The amendment in the Protocol will broaden the scope of the existing framework of exchange of tax related information between the two countries, which will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance. The Protocol will also revise the existing treaty provisions on mutual assistance in collection of taxes. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Cabinet approves four laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 in Karnataka

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the development of four laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 in Karnataka. The cost is estimated to be Rs.2272.20 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 144 kms. This work will be done under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. The project will help in expediti… more »

Incentives and Promotions for Anganwadi Workers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has provided several facilities and incentives to the Anganwadi Workers to improve their conditions of service. The Anganwadi Workers have been provided an insurance cover under Anganwadi Karyakartri Bima Yojana. The annual premium for this is Rs.280/- out of which Rs.100/- is paid by the Central Government, Rs.100/- is paid by the Ministry of Finance and Rs.80/-, which is supposed to be paid by the Anganwadi Workers, has been waived off. The Anganwadi Worker is also provided 180 days of maternity leave. She is also sanctioned two saris as … more »

Vice President Congratulates ISRO on the Successful Launch of PSLV-C34

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the successful launch of PSLV-C34, carrying a record 20 satellites in a single mission including the Cartosat-2 series satellite and 19 other satellites. *Following is the text of Vice President’s message*: “I offer my congratulations to the Scientists, Engineers and Technicians of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of the PSLV-C34, carrying a record 20 satellites in a single mission including the Cartosat-2 series satellite and … more »

3rd National Standards Conclave

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
Department of Commerce, Government of India in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) and other knowledge partners is organizing the 3rd National Standards Conclave on 23-24 June 2016 in New Delhi. The Conclave will be inaugurated by Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. The objective of the two day Conclave is to bring awareness and prepare Industries, Central Government Ministries, State Governments, regulatory/standards setting and conformi… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C34

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the successful launch of PSLV-C34, carrying a record 20 satellites in a single mission including the Cartosat-2 series satellite and 19 co-passenger satellites. In a message to Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman of ISRO, the President has said, “My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of PSLV-C34, carrying a record 20 satellites in a single mission including the Cartosat-2 series sat… more »

Yoga is a science, not a dogma; It helps improve the levels of fitness and the overall health profile: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
Inaugurates International Conference on ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’ The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that Yoga is a science, not a dogma and it helps improve the levels of fitness and the overall health profile. He was addressing the audience after inaugurating a two-day International Conference on ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’, here today. The Minister of State for AYUSH (I/C) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev, Dr. Pranav Pandya, Swami Amrita Suryananda, Swami Chidanand Muni and Prof. H.R. Nagendra were also present on… more »

PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites today morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty fifth consecutively successful mission of PSLV and the fourteenth in its ‘XL’ configuration. The total weight of all the 20 satellites carried on-board PSLV-C34 was 1288 kg. After PSLV-C34 lift-off at 0926 hrs (9:26 am) IST from the Second Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight even… more »

Clarification regarding News Report of Arrest of Tax Defaulters

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
Certain sections of the press have been carrying news reports today that Income Tax Department is going to arrest wilful defaulters of tax. In this regard, it is clarified that no such statement has been authorised by the Income-tax Department. Though the provisions for arrest and detention by the Tax Recovery Officers in respect of the non-compliant tax defaulters are contained in the Income-tax Act, these are used extremely sparingly. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

India ready to lead the world: Dr Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said, the message should go out loud and clear, far and wide, that just as India has proved its capacity to lead the world in the field of Yoga and today every country is following it, similarly, India is ready to lead the world in every other sphere as well.“Just as India has led the world in Yoga, let us pledge that India will… more »

Ministry of Civil Aviation Holds Numerous Activities to Mark 2nd International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2016.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
In line with direction of Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), an Action Plan in respect of Ministry of Civil Aviation (Main) and its subordinate/attached officers and PSUs has been worked out and being implemented. *Ministry* A Yoga Training Camp was organized in the Ministry in coordination with AYUSH accredited expert trainers from Patanjali Yogpeeth from 15th to 20thJune, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. On 21st June, 2016, YOGA Day was observed from 8:00 a.m.to 9:00 a.m and the session was lead by Secretary, Shri R.N. Choubey. Beside… more »

Vice President to inaugurate International Conference on Yoga tomorrow;

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Delegates from 32 countries set to participate As part of the celebrations of second International Day of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH is organising a two-day International Conference titled ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’ from 22nd to 23 June, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari, will Inaugurate the Conference at 11 A.M. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, will grace the Valedictory Session of the Conference at 5.00 P.M. on 23rd June. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will be the ‘Guest of Honour’ in both the sessions…. more »

Shri Piyush Goyal Presides International Yoga Day Celebration At Raipur

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy presided over the function to celebrate International Yoga Day at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Raipur, Chhattisgarh today. In order to emphasize importance of sports and to promote Indian heritage of yoga among youth, Shri Goyal participated in mass Yoga demonstration along with Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh. A large number of students also took part in this 45 minutes Yoga protocol demonstration programme. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Singh said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, wit… more »

Make the practice of yoga an integral part of life, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee kicked off today (June 21, 2016) the 2ndInternational Yoga Day Celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan with around 1000 persons participating in a mass Yoga event. Addressing participants, the President urged people to make the practice of Yoga an integral part of life. He said this will provide them mental and physical strength. It will enable them live a healthy life. It will create overall harmony between body and mind. It will enhance mental and physical well-being. The President also recalled that on December 11, 2014, the General Asse… more »

PM celebrates International Yoga Day in Chandigarh – participates in mass Yoga demonstration, addresses and mingles with people at Capitol Complex

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today celebrated the second International Day of Yoga at Chandigarh, where he joined approximately 30,000 participants in a mass Yoga demonstration. Addressing the gathering at the iconic Capitol Complex, the Prime Minister said that today, people in all parts of the country have connected with Yoga. He said that the world has come forward to support the idea of International Day of Yoga. He added that all sections of society too, have come together in this endeavour. The Prime Minister said that the International Day of Yoga is a day linked… more »

Text of PM’s address at International Day of Yoga event at Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, 21.06.2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
इस समय देश के हर कोने में इस योग के कार्यक्रम से लोग जुड़े हुए हैं और विश्‍व के सभी देश अपने-अपने समय की सुविधा से इस कार्यक्रम के साथ जुड़े हुए हैं। यूनाइटेड नेशन्स द्वारा पूरे विश्‍व में अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय योग दिवस मनाया जा रहा है। भारत के अनुरोध पर गत वर्ष इसका प्रारंभ हुआ। 21 जून की तारीख इसलिए पसंद की गई कि एक प्रकार से विश्‍व के एक बहुत बड़े हिस्‍से में आज का दिवस सबसे लंबा दिवस होता है और एक प्रकार से सूर्य से निकट नाते का यह पर्व होता है और उसे ध्‍यान में रखते हुए 21 जून को अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय योग दिवस के रूप में पसंद किया गया है। पूरे विश्‍व का समर्थन मिला, विकसित देश हो, विकासमान… more »

Ministry of I&B issues Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for e-auction of 266 Private FM Radio Channels in 92 Cities in Second Batch of FM Phase III

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India today issued the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for e-auction of 266 FM Radio channels in 92 cities in the second batch of Private FM Phase III. The second batch consists of 227 channels in 69 new cities besides 39 channels in 23 existing cities. Out of 69 new cities taken up for auction in the second batch, 20 cities with 80 channels are having population of 3-10 lakh , 38 cities with 114 channels are having population of 1-3 lakh whereas 11 cities in border areas of Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern states with popu… more »

Celebrations of International Yoga Day,2016 At Mumbai Port Trust – “Awaken Your Heart at Gateway of India”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The 2 1st June has been declared as The International Yoga Day by the Hon’b1e Prime Minister of India in the year 2015. Ever since, then, the entire world has joined hands in celebrating this day as “The International Yoga Day”. In keeping with the theme, Mumbai Port Trust has arranged a slew of programmes from 19 to 2 lst June 2016. The events are being arranged on this occasion at various locations viz., Gateway of India, Conference Hall at Vijay Deep, Ballard Estate, Welfare Centre at Nadkarni Park, Wadala for the benefit of port employees, port users as also general public who wo… more »

Salient Activities of Ministry of HRD Regarding Yoga Education and Celebration of International Day of Yoga

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
First Yoga Olympiad at National level was held (18-19th June, 2016) in which 21 States/UTs participated, Hon’ble Human Resource Development Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani gave away prizes to winners on June 20th, 2016 in the presence of Union Minister of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik. State/UT teams were divided into four categories viz., Upper Primary Girls, Upper Primary Boys, Secondary Girls and Secondary Boys. A total of 321 students along with their 79 teachers from 21 states/UTs participated in the Yoga Olympiad Performance. The Central Government has for the first time giv… more »

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India ready to lead the world: Dr Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 10 hours ago
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said, the message should go out loud and clear, far and wide, that just as India has proved its capacity to lead the world in the field of Yoga and today every country is following it, similarly, India is ready to lead the world in every other sphere as well.“Just as India has led the world in Yoga, let us pledge that India will… more »

Ministry of Civil Aviation Holds Numerous Activities to Mark 2nd International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2016.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 10 hours ago
In line with direction of Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), an Action Plan in respect of Ministry of Civil Aviation (Main) and its subordinate/attached officers and PSUs has been worked out and being implemented. *Ministry* A Yoga Training Camp was organized in the Ministry in coordination with AYUSH accredited expert trainers from Patanjali Yogpeeth from 15th to 20thJune, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. On 21st June, 2016, YOGA Day was observed from 8:00 a.m.to 9:00 a.m and the session was lead by Secretary, Shri R.N. Choubey. Beside… more »

Vice President to inaugurate International Conference on Yoga tomorrow;

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
Delegates from 32 countries set to participate As part of the celebrations of second International Day of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH is organising a two-day International Conference titled ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’ from 22nd to 23 June, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari, will Inaugurate the Conference at 11 A.M. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, will grace the Valedictory Session of the Conference at 5.00 P.M. on 23rd June. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will be the ‘Guest of Honour’ in both the sessions…. more »

Shri Piyush Goyal Presides International Yoga Day Celebration At Raipur

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy presided over the function to celebrate International Yoga Day at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Raipur, Chhattisgarh today. In order to emphasize importance of sports and to promote Indian heritage of yoga among youth, Shri Goyal participated in mass Yoga demonstration along with Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh. A large number of students also took part in this 45 minutes Yoga protocol demonstration programme. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Singh said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, wit… more »

Make the practice of yoga an integral part of life, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee kicked off today (June 21, 2016) the 2ndInternational Yoga Day Celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan with around 1000 persons participating in a mass Yoga event. Addressing participants, the President urged people to make the practice of Yoga an integral part of life. He said this will provide them mental and physical strength. It will enable them live a healthy life. It will create overall harmony between body and mind. It will enhance mental and physical well-being. The President also recalled that on December 11, 2014, the General Asse… more »

PM celebrates International Yoga Day in Chandigarh – participates in mass Yoga demonstration, addresses and mingles with people at Capitol Complex

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today celebrated the second International Day of Yoga at Chandigarh, where he joined approximately 30,000 participants in a mass Yoga demonstration. Addressing the gathering at the iconic Capitol Complex, the Prime Minister said that today, people in all parts of the country have connected with Yoga. He said that the world has come forward to support the idea of International Day of Yoga. He added that all sections of society too, have come together in this endeavour. The Prime Minister said that the International Day of Yoga is a day linked… more »

Text of PM’s address at International Day of Yoga event at Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, 21.06.2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 16 hours ago
इस समय देश के हर कोने में इस योग के कार्यक्रम से लोग जुड़े हुए हैं और विश्‍व के सभी देश अपने-अपने समय की सुविधा से इस कार्यक्रम के साथ जुड़े हुए हैं। यूनाइटेड नेशन्स द्वारा पूरे विश्‍व में अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय योग दिवस मनाया जा रहा है। भारत के अनुरोध पर गत वर्ष इसका प्रारंभ हुआ। 21 जून की तारीख इसलिए पसंद की गई कि एक प्रकार से विश्‍व के एक बहुत बड़े हिस्‍से में आज का दिवस सबसे लंबा दिवस होता है और एक प्रकार से सूर्य से निकट नाते का यह पर्व होता है और उसे ध्‍यान में रखते हुए 21 जून को अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय योग दिवस के रूप में पसंद किया गया है। पूरे विश्‍व का समर्थन मिला, विकसित देश हो, विकासमान… more »

Ministry of I&B issues Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for e-auction of 266 Private FM Radio Channels in 92 Cities in Second Batch of FM Phase III

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 22 hours ago
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India today issued the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for e-auction of 266 FM Radio channels in 92 cities in the second batch of Private FM Phase III. The second batch consists of 227 channels in 69 new cities besides 39 channels in 23 existing cities. Out of 69 new cities taken up for auction in the second batch, 20 cities with 80 channels are having population of 3-10 lakh , 38 cities with 114 channels are having population of 1-3 lakh whereas 11 cities in border areas of Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern states with popu… more »

Celebrations of International Yoga Day,2016 At Mumbai Port Trust – “Awaken Your Heart at Gateway of India”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The 2 1st June has been declared as The International Yoga Day by the Hon’b1e Prime Minister of India in the year 2015. Ever since, then, the entire world has joined hands in celebrating this day as “The International Yoga Day”. In keeping with the theme, Mumbai Port Trust has arranged a slew of programmes from 19 to 2 lst June 2016. The events are being arranged on this occasion at various locations viz., Gateway of India, Conference Hall at Vijay Deep, Ballard Estate, Welfare Centre at Nadkarni Park, Wadala for the benefit of port employees, port users as also general public who wo… more »

Salient Activities of Ministry of HRD Regarding Yoga Education and Celebration of International Day of Yoga

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
First Yoga Olympiad at National level was held (18-19th June, 2016) in which 21 States/UTs participated, Hon’ble Human Resource Development Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani gave away prizes to winners on June 20th, 2016 in the presence of Union Minister of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik. State/UT teams were divided into four categories viz., Upper Primary Girls, Upper Primary Boys, Secondary Girls and Secondary Boys. A total of 321 students along with their 79 teachers from 21 states/UTs participated in the Yoga Olympiad Performance. The Central Government has for the first time giv… more »

Major impetus to job creation and infrastructure: Radical changes in FDI policy regime; Most sectors on automatic route for FDI

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Union Government has radically liberalized the FDI regime today, with the objective of providing major impetus to employment and job creation in India. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. This is the second major reform after the last radical changes announced in November 2015. Now most of the sectors would be under automatic approval route, except a small negative list. *With these changes, India is now the most open economy in the world for FDI.* In last two years, Government has brought major FDI policy ref… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate 2nd International Yoga Day celebrations in Rashtrapati Bhavan at 0630 hrs tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will kick off tomorrow (June 21, 2016) a mass Yoga demonstration involving around 1000 persons at Rashtrapati Bhavan to mark the 2ndInternational Yoga Day. The participants will include officers and staff of President’s Secretariat, their family members, members of Delhi Police, ITBP and President’s Bodyguard, etc. as well as other residents of the President’s Estate. Participants of the In-Residence Programme for scholars from IITs, IISERs and IISc-Bangalore currently underway at Rashtrapati Bhavan will also participate in the event. T… more »

Over 1 lakh Yoga programmes and 10 mega events planned across the country

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
On the occasion of the “International Yoga Day” on 21st June, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) will, in collaboration with over a dozen noted social organizations, hold 1,00,260 Yoga programmes at different centres across the country, out of which 10 regional level mega events will be hosted by major cities of Varanasi, Imphal, Jammu,Vadodara, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Bhubaneshwar, Shimla and Hoshiarpur. The main programme will, however, be held at Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Announcing this at a press conference here today, Uni… more »

No Fee for MSME Registration

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Ministry of MSME has clarified today, that Udyog Aadhar Memorandum is the only form of registration for MSMEs in India and there is no fee for the registration. This has been clarified in view of some complaints received by the ministry, regarding fee charged by certain agencies for facilitating the registration. It may be pointed out that filling of Udyog Aadhar Memorandum can be done only on the portalhttp://www.udyogaadharmemorandum.gov.in created by the Ministry. There is no fee charged for this purpose. The filling process is simple and the entrepreneurs can register without se… more »

International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in a big way in Delhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) are all set to organize the 2nd International Yoga Day on June 21, 2016 at Connaught Place, New Delhi and its six radials and inner circles, roads along with the three gardens Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Talkatora Garden. As many as about 10,000 participants will be performing the common protocol Yoga. Programme will start at 6.00 a.m. and common Protocol Yoga by all participants will start at 7:00 a.m. and go up to 7:45 a.m. The diplomats will participate in Yoga programme at Nehru Park. Union… more »

Six Central Universities to have Yoga Departments

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Smriti Irani asks UGC to consider Yogic Sciences for NET Six Central Universities will have full fledged Yoga departments from academic session 2016-17 and the number would be raised to 20 within one year. These six universities are Hemwati Nandan Bahugana Garhwal University, Uttrakhand (North), Viswa Bharti, West Bengal (East), Central University of Rajasthan (West), Central University of Kerala (South), Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madya Pradesh,(Central) and Manipur University (North East). This was stated by Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Human… more »

Workshop on Ways to Promote Water Transportation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Ministry of Shipping is organizing a workshop with various stakeholders and industry representatives on 20th June 2016 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi to discuss ways and means to promote water transportation and make it competitive to roads and railways transportation. The waterways mode of transportation is fuel-efficient, environment – friendly, and capable of easing traffic congestion on roads and railways thus preventing loss of human lives due to accidents. The Government of India is committed to promote coastal shipping and inland wate… more »

Prime Minister to lead the world in celebrating the Second International Day of Yoga on June 21st

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lead the Second International Day of Yoga celebrations in the country and across the globe by participating in a mass Yoga demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on the morning of 21st of June. The function will begin at 6.30 am and will include 45 minutes of Yoga protocol demonstration. Over 35 thousand people are expected to participate in the event at Capitol Complex, Chandigarh while ten thousand more will perform at 100 different venues in the city of Chandigarh. The emphasis this year will be on partic… more »

Bihar to step up Sanitation efforts as part of Swachh Bharat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
State holds one day workshop of DCs on sanitation The Government of Bihar, as part of a focused strategy to step up Sanitation efforts in the State under the Swachh Bharat Mission, held a workshop on Sanitation for all District Collectors of the State today. The Secretary, Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, was present at the workshop to offer guidance from the Government of India. Addressing the workshop, the Secretary expressed his happiness that the State had organized this workshop, and appreciated the fact tha… more »

Fifteen nursing students commissioned into MNS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
Commissioning ceremony of the 57th batch of probationer nurses, College of Nursing, Army Hospital (R&R) was held here today. Addressing the function as the Chief Guest, Lt Gen SD Duhan, Commandant of the hospital congratulated the newly commissioned Nursing Officers and their proud parents. He urged the newly commissioned Nursing Officers to nurture the ethics of Military Nursing Service (MNS) and to uplift its tradition. Lt Gen Duhan advised the new Lieutenants to keep abreast with the latest developments in the field of medicine and nursing in order to provide care with compassion…more »