Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Indian Warships Enter Manama (Bahrain) on a Four Day Visit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
Indian Naval Ships Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak under the command of Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM entered Manama today. During the visit, the crew of IN ships will undertake professional interactions with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) pertaining to nuances of maritime operations, including means of combating maritime terrorism and piracy. In addition, calls on senior Government and military authorities, sporting and cultural interactions and sharing of best practices, aimed at enhancing cooperation as well as strengthening mutual unders...more »

13 more cities asked to ensure Online sanction of building permits this year

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
Hyderabad and Amritsar to go Online from June 1; Jaipur in 4 months To enhance the ‘ease of doing business’ in construction sector, Ministry of Urban Development has asked 13 more cities with airports to enable integrated Online approval of Building Plans during the current financial year. These 13 cities are among the 15 cities for which the Airports Authority of India has evolved Colour Coded Zoning Maps for according ‘No Objection Certificates’ in respect of height of construction projects. The other two cities viz., Delhi and Mumbai have already enabled Online approvals based on ... more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari Launches INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO: Calls Upon All Stakeholders to Use International Best Practises in Road Building

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari has called upon stakeholders to make conscious and active use of innovations and successful best practices from round the world in engineering and construction of roads. He said that the road transport sector in the country has immense potential, given the high traffic density and adequate availability of resources. However, this potential cannot be realized fully unless every player in the chain of execution has a positive attitude and is ready to give up outdated practices in favour of new and efficient ... more »

Reforms to Promote Coastal Shipping: Dollar Linked Coastal Tariff Put in Abeyance by Ministry of Shipping

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
Promotion of Coastal Shipping has been one of the major endeavors of Ministry of Shipping. In this regard, the Ministry of Shipping amended the 2005 scheme of coastal concessions on coastal vessels and cargo/ container related charges in September 2015. The amended instructions provide that restatement of rates for coastal vessel should take into account the exchange rate fluctuation of Indian Rupee vs the US dollar, so that vessels related charges for all coastal charges should not exceed sixty percent (60%) of corresponding charges for other vessel. This was notified to Traffic A... more »

15 day Swachh Office drive launched across the country

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
UD Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu inspects cleanliness status in Nirman Bhawan Situation improved since launch of Swachh Bharat Mission, but scope for improvement, says Minister Swachh Office Manual issued for ensuring cleanliness at work places A 15-day special ‘Swachh Office Drive’ for ensuring cleanliness at all Government offices across the country has been launched today as a intensive thematic campaign under Swachh Bharat Mission. Launching the drive here today, Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu planted a Neem sapling at Nirman Bhawan and inspected the buildi... more »

Well marked low pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Sri Lanka

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
Fishermen advised not to venture into sea along & off Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coasts during next 48 hrs. A low pressure area formed over southwest Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast at 0830 hours IST of 14thMay, 2016. It lay over the same region as a well-marked low pressure area at 0830 hours IST of 15th May, 2016. It would move northwestwards and concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours. It would then continue to move northwestwards, intensify further into a deep depression and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Nagapattinam around 17th May 2016 morning. *Warning:... more »

PM reviews drought and water scarcity situation at high level meeting with Gujarat CM

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Gujarat. The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel, was present in the meeting. Senior officials from the Government of India, and the State of Gujarat, were also present. Elaborating on the State’s efforts for water conservation, recharge and creation of water bodies, the Chief Minister mentioned that 1.68 lakh check dams, 2.74 lakh farm ponds, 1.25 lakh Bori Bandhs have been made with storage capacity of 42.3 billion cubic feet water, benefit... more »

Popularizing Science Education Among Women

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
To popularize Science Education among women the Department of Science and Technology has recently constituted a Standing Committee for Promoting Women in Science vide Office Memorandum dated 11 March 2016 to recommend special measures to ensure growth of women in science and to design programmes specifically for fostering, utilizing and supporting women in science. The first meeting of Standing Committee is scheduled on 16 May 2016 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence in Women Universities (CURIE) is another un... more »

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – Regional launch at Dahod for the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Gujarat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
*‘Swacch Indhan. Behtar Jeevan – Mahilaon ko mila samman’* The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched for the three states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan today in Dahod. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt Vasundhara Raje were present at the launch. Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan presided over the event. National President of BJP, Shri Amit Shah also attended the event. Fifteen women from BPL families from...more »

Shri J P Nadda lays Foundation Stone for three new Medical Colleges at Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
*A big boost to tertiary healthcare and medical education in the region: J P Nadda* Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri J P Nadda laid the foundation stone for three new medical Colleges at Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla districts in Jammu and Kashmir, today. “The new Medical Colleges will strengthen the medical infrastructure and give a big boost to tertiary healthcare and medical education in the region”, Shri Nadda stated. He said that with total outlay of ₹ 189 crore each, the three new Medical Colleges will add 300 MBBS seats per year in the States with 100 seats per... more »

The second meeting of high level Joint Committee on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project to be held tomorrow on 16.05.2016 in Tokyo, Japan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The second meeting of high level Joint Committee on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project will be held tomorrow on 16.05.2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The Indian delegation which is visiting Japan for this is being led by Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI, Aayog. Other members include – Shri A.K. Mital, Chairman/Railway Board, Shri Shaktikanta Das/Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Shri Jaishankar/Foreign Secretary and Shri Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary/Department of Industry Policy and Promotion. The Japanese side will be led by Mr. Hiroto Izumi/Special Adviser to the Hon’... more »

India Meteorological Department forecasts slightly delayed Southwest monsoon - 2016 over Kerala

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
India Meteorological Department forecast suggests that the onset of Southwest monsoon this year over Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed. The statistical model used by IMD, for predicting the onset of monsoon, indicates that the southwest monsoon is likely to set over Kerala on 7th June with a model error of ± 4 days. *Background* The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala signals the arrival of monsoon over the Indian subcontinent and represents beginning of rainy season over the region. The normal monsoon onset over Kerala is 01 June. Since 2005, India Meteorological Depart... more »

MoS I&B meets Global Film Industry stakeholders at Cannes Film Festival

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
*Col. Rathore & Minister Mr. Ed Vaizey discuss participation of UK in IFFI* Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore met Minister of State for Culture, Communications & Creative Industries, UK, Mr. Ed Vaizey and other key stakeholders in the international film industry at Cannes Film Festival-2016. The purpose of the meetings was to apprise them about the new initiatives taken by the Government of India in the films sector and the myriad opportunities available for the global film industry in India. During the interaction the Ministers also ... more »

Exercise Red Flag

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The IAF Team Sets Course Back at the end of a ‘Perfect Flag’ *Red Flag Alaska 16-1, *which was an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska (a successor to the previous COPE THUNDER exercise series) held in the Alaska region, concluded on 14 May 16. The main phase of the exercise had commenced on 28 Apr 16 with a mix of combat and support elements participating from IAF, USAF and USN. Over the last decade, IAF has been actively participating in various operational exercises hosted by various countries wherein its capabilities has been pitted ag... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi reviews drought and water scarcity situation at high level meeting with Rajasthan CM

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Rajasthan. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, was present in the meeting. Senior officials from the Government of India, and the State of Rajasthan, were also present. An amount of Rs. 911.64 crore has been released to the State under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), after adjustments of the State balances. This is in addition to Rs 827.25 crore released as central share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for 2015-16 to... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi reviews drought and water scarcity situation at high level meeting with Jharkhand CM

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Jharkhand. The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das, was present in the meeting. Senior officials from the Government of India, and the State of Jharkhand, were also present. Rs 273 crore was released to the State as central share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for 2015-16. A further amount of Rs. 143.25 crore has been released as first instalment of SDRF for 2016-17. The State has disbursed Rs. 376 crore to 12 lakh farmers under SDRF,... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee Condoles the Passing away of Baba Hardev Singh, Spiritual Leader and Head of Sant Nirankari Mission

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Baba Hardev Singh, spiritual leader and head of Sant Nirankari Mission. In a condolence message to his wife, Smt. Sawinder Nirankari, the President has said, “I am sad and distressed to learn about the untimely demise of Baba Hardev Singh. Words are difficult to give solace at this moment of deep loss to you and your family. Baba Hardev Singh was a pious soul, always concerned about the welfare of the community. He provided able leadership to the Sant Nirankari Mission during his 36 years at its helm. I... more »

India and WHO sign a landmark agreement for Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed an historic Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine. The PCA was signed by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Ajit M Sharan and Assistant Director General, Health Systems and Innovations, WHO, Dr. Marie Kieny, in Geneva on 13th May, 2016. Minister of State (Independent Charge) of AYUSH Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik and the Director-General, World Health Organization, Dr. Ma... more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s address at the International Convention on Universal Message of Simhasth at Ujjain

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
हम लोगों का एक स्वभाव दोष रहा है, एक समाज के नाते कि हम अपने आपको हमेशा परिस्थितियों के परे समझते हैं। हम उस सिद्धांतों में पले-बढ़े हैं कि जहां शरीर तो आता और जाता है। आत्मा के अमरत्व के साथ जुड़े हुए हम लोग हैं और उसके कारण हमारी आत्मा की सोच न हमें काल से बंधने देती है, न हमें काल का गुलाम बनने देती है लेकिन उसके कारण एक ऐसी स्थिति पैदा हुई कि हमारी इस महान परंपरा, ये हजारों साल पुरानी संस्कृति, इसके कई पहलू, वो परंपराए किस सामाजिक संदर्भ में शुरू हुई, किस काल के गर्भ में पैदा हुई, किस विचार मंथन में से बीजारोपण हुआ, वो करीब-करीब अलब्य है और उसके कारण ये कुंभ मेले की परंपरा कैसे ... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi addresses International Convention on Universal Message of Simhastha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the International Convention on the Universal Message of the Simhastha, at Ninaura near Ujjain. The Prime Minister received President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, at Indore airport. President Sirisena accompanied the Prime Minister from Indore, and both leaders arrived at the Convention together. Addressing the gathering, which has also been described as a “Vichar Kumbh” on the sidelines of the Kumbh Mela, the Prime Minister described this convention as the birth of a new effort. He said this was a modern edition of wh... more »
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Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

President of India strongly condemns the terror attack in Barcelona Prime Minister’s telephone call with Rt. Hon. Sher Bahadur Deuba,...