Friday, 27 May 2016

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Special Webpage on two years of NDA Government unveiled by PIB.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
The Press Information Bureau has created a special webpage which is a one-stop information source for the Media on the initiatives and achievements of the NDA Government at the Centre in the last two years. The webpage is linked on the main page under the icon “Transforming India” – “DeshBadalRaha Hai”. The Webpage has information on achievements in the last two years, Ministry-wise as well as Sector-wise. All the important Cabinet decisionsin the last two years of the NDA Government have also been provided on the special webpage chronologically. *The webpage can also be directly ac... more »

NITI Aayog Launches 500 Tinkering Labs for Schools and 100 Incubation Centres

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
NITI Aayog is inviting applications from eligible schools/ organisations and individuals to apply for the three major schemes under Atal Innovation Mission: (a) establishing *tinkering laboratories *in schools (b) establishing *new incubation centres *and (c) *scaling-up established incubation centres.* To foster creativity and scientific temper in students, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) will establish 500 Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools. It will provide one time establishment grant-in-aid of Rs. 10 lakh for establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) in schools (grade VI –... more »

I&B Ministry frames Policy guidelines for Central Government advertisements on websites

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
In a major policy initiative concerning Central Government advertisements on online platform, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed guidelines and criteria for Empanelment of suitable agencies and Rate fixation for advertisements on websites. The aim of the guidelines is to devise principles and instruments to streamline the release of Government advertisements on websites. The policy emphasizes that only websites which are owned and operated by companies that are incorporated in India will be considered for empanelment by Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity... more »

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Peking University, China on the Topic “India –China Relations: 8 Steps to a Partnership of the People”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
I thank you for your kind words of welcome. I am delighted to be here today at this prestigious institution of higher learning. The Peking University is world renowned for the erudition of its scholars and inspired leadership. I greatly value this opportunity to meet the members of its management and faculty – and to see you, the future leaders of China, your bright smiles radiating energy and confidence. This university has, throughout its proud history, welcomed international scholars and fostered close relationships with institutions in the neighbourhood and beyond. Its contribut... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee Outlines Eight Steps for a People Centric Partnership Between India and China

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee delivered a lecture at Peking University today (May 26, 2016) on the topic “India-China Relations: 8 steps to a people-centric partnership”. Addressing the gathering, the President said at a time of global economic uncertainty, India and China, despite the pressure of having 40 per cent of the world’s human population, have managed to maintain unity and growth. The joint contribution of the two countries to world economy as well as regional and global stability, cannot be underestimated. India and China are poised to join the ranks of l... more »

India and China are Poised to Play a Significant and Constructive Role in the 21st Century, Says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended at Peking University today a Round Table of Vice Chancellors and heads of higher education institutions of India and China. He received reports from representatives of both sides on the discussions and witnessed the exchange of ten MOUs for cooperation between the institutions of higher learning of India and China. Addressing the gathering, the President said India and China are poised to play a significant and constructive role in the 21st Century. The President said as far back as the 6th Century, seats of higher learning li... more »

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Conclusion of the Roundtable at Peking University

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
At the outset I would like to thank the Peking University and Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China for hosting this Round Table. I was very interested to hear the presentations of select academic leaders from both countries and the outcomes of their deliberations. The themes on which you have focused your discussions, are vital for the future of university education in both our countries. They represent the current focus of academic communities world wide – and are an area where the academic community in both China and India could collaborate to great mutual bene... more »

Govt to offer incentives to young Start-ups: Dr Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
On the completion of two years of completion of the NDA Government, 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 said here that Government will offer incentives to young Start-ups and entrepreneurs. Addressing a meeting of the Department of Youth Affairs, Dr Jitendra Singh said that, since by coincidence he simultaneously holds the charge of both Northeast as well as Youth Af... more »

First of its kind survey on Passenger Satisfaction Survey at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSI) Airport, Mumbai gives a positive feedback about quality of services etc.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
In a first of its kind survey, CBEC engaged a reputed Management School, L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai (WE School) to conduct a survey of Passenger Satisfaction levels of customs clearance process at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, one of the largest Airport in terms of international passenger traffic in India. The findings of the Survey were released by the Research Team of WE School at a meeting held at Mumbai Customs House on 21st May 2016, in the presence of Chairman, CBEC, Shri Najib Shah. The scope of the Survey was to assess Passenger Sa... more »

Possibilities for closer cooperation between India and China are limitless, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed eminent cultural and academic personalities in Beijing today (May 25, 2016). The event was co-hosted by Embassy of India and Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Speaking on the occasion, the President said the possibilities for closer cooperation between India and China are limitless. Realizing the full potential of our relationship is a shared responsibility. Our Governments have a primary role, but the efforts of civil society, academia, think tanks, cultural icons and artists are equally impo... more »

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the reception for cultural and academic personalities/eminent persons co-hosted by Embassy of India and Chinese People’s Association for friendship with foreign countries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
It is an honour for me to address this gathering of distinguished cultural and leading academic personalities of China. 2. I particularly appreciate the presence of H.E. Mr Li Yuanchao, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China. His presence here today testifies to the high importance that China also attaches to the enduring academic and cultural exchanges between our two ancient civilizations. Friends, 3. Many of you are old friends of India; you have made important contributions to the strengthening of the mutual understanding and friendship between our two countries. Th... more »

PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his twelfth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to disbursement of scholarships/fellowships to students. He sought to know the reasons for the delay, and enquired about the progress of Aadhaar-linkage to disbursal of benefits to students. He urged the concerned officials to increase the speed of addressing grievances, and aim for quick and effective reso... more »

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi releases Draft Model Rules under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi released the Draft Model Rules under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 in New Delhi today. The draft rules have been released for stakeholder comments and suggestions. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 has come into force from 15th January, 2016 repealing the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000. The Act is a comprehensive law with strengthened provisions for children in conflict with law and those in need of care and prote... more »

Bina-Katni 3rd line project, West Central Railway

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for taking up Bina-Katni 3rd line project at an estimated cost of Rs.2,478.23 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,917.06 crore. The 278.7 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years. Besides facilitating the travel, the thermal Power Plants in the area will get 3rd line for transportation of their products. It will also greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between Bina-Katni section thereby increasing the revenue of Railways. Sag... more »

Vizianagaram and Titlagarh 3rd line project, East Coast Railway

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for taking up Vizianagaram and Titlagarh 3rd line project at an estimated cost of Rs.2,335.68 crore. The length of the railway line will be 264.6 km. The completion period of the project will be five years. The 3rd line is an alternative route to over-burdened existing line. This link also opens an alternative route to oversaturated Kharagpur – Jharsuguda section Howrah-Mumbai Grand Trunk Route and Howrah-Chennai section main line. Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of... more »

Doubling of Roza-Sitapur Cantt.-Burhwal Broad Gauge single line

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Roza -Sitapur Cantt.- Burhwal Broad Gauge single line project at an estimated cost of Rs.1,295.42 crore with expected completion cost of Rs.1,486.46 crore with 5% escalation per annum. The length of the railway line will be 180.77 km. The completion period of the project will be five years. Doubling of this line between Burhwal junction and Roza junction will fulfil the demand of the increasing traffic leading to socio economic development of area. B... more »

Doubling of Surendranagar-Rajkot railway line

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Surendranagar-Rajkot project at an estimated cost of Rs.1,002.39 crore with expected completion cost of Rs.1,137.17 crore with 5% escalation per annum. The length of the railway line will be 116.17 km. The completion period of the project will be four years. Doubling of this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between Okha-Rajkot, Porbandar-Kanalus, Veraval-Rajkot and Maliya Maiyana / Navalakhi-Dahinsara-Wankaner section. *Bac... more »

Doubling of Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line project at an estimated cost of Rs.3,627.47 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.4,246.84 crore with 5% escalation per annum. The length of the railway line will be 467 km. The completion period of the project will be five years. Besides travelling people, industries in and around Miraj-Londa section will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements. Doubling of this line will greatly ease the ever in... more »

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the proposal of M/s Yes Bank Ltd. for increase in the foreign investment limit from 41.87% to 74%

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the proposal of M/s Yes Bank Ltd. for increase in the foreign investment limit to 74% from the existing foreign equity of 41.87% without any sub-limits, for investment by way of issue of non-equity shares and/or other permissible instruments to eligible non-resident investors. The mode of instruments include Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP) of equity shares and/or issue of ADRs/GDRs and/or QFIs/FPIs under the Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) by a... more »

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the Amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Puducherry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of two Bills in the Parliament for certain amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 so as to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in respect of five States, namely, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and identification of new communities in the Union Territory of Puducherry. The following communities as per approved modalities were found to be eligible for their inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the list of Scheduled Tr... more »
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