Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Health Editors briefed on latest research on Yoga

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 minutes ago
Special Efforts being made to involve Divyangs in the Yoga Day functions: AYUSH Minister In the run up to the International Day of Yoga, 2016 a National Health Editor’s conference on “Yoga for Holistic Health – Recent Researches” was organized today by the Ministry of AYUSH in association with Press Information Bureau, Government of India at the National Media Centre. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, and seven eminent experts from diverse fields presented recent researches in the field of Yoga demonstrating it... more »

Jadavpur University, Kolkata wins National Youth Parliament Competition Kashmir University, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra win Merit Trophies Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy felicitates winners; calls for promotion of clean politics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 minutes ago
Jadavpur University, Kolkata has won the 12th National Youth Parliament Competition for Universities and Colleges conducted by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Thirty institutions from across the country participated in the competition. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy felicitated the winners of the competition. The Running Parliamentary Shield and Trophy for 2014-15 was presented to Jadavpur University here today. Merit Trophies were presented to : Dayalb... more »

Commerce Ministry approves establishment of Mega Leather Cluster at Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 minutes ago
The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has given approval to establishment of Mega Leather Cluster at Kota Mandal, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. Minister of Commerce & Industry Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in a letter to the Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh mentioned that "It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that proposal for establishment of Mega Leather Cluster at Kota Mandal, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh has been approved with a central government assistance of Rs 125 Crores". The project sanctioned under Indian Leather Development program would create state of the art infras... more »

Live interview on my GovIndia by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 minutes ago
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, today here said that his Government is making all efforts to double farmer incomes in next five years. Agriculture Minister said this in a live interview on My GovIndia, here today. She Singh said that nothing substantial was done for the farmers so far but his Government has changed the perception and working with great commitments towards farmers welfare. Shri Singh said that Central Government has increased the budget from Rs. 15809 crore to Rs. 35,984 crore for agriculture and farmers welfare. Rs. 500 cr... more »

Private providers in higher education have largely grown in a policy vacuum: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Releases the book ‘The Education President’ and presents the first copy to the President of India The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the private providers in higher education have largely grown in a policy vacuum. He was addressing after releasing and presenting to the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the first copy of book titled ‘The Education President’, compiled and brought out by International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building of the O.P. Jindal Global University, here today. The Vice President said that since independen... more »

Financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund to Ms Heena Sidhu, Shooter for training during June - August 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved the enhancement of budget for Heena Sidhu from Rs 75.00 lacs to Rs 1.00 Crore (Rupees One Crore only) under TOP Scheme for training and other support till Olympics 2016. It has also approved release of advance for her training during June-August, 2016 as explained below: S No Particulars Estimated cost Advance approved (90%) 1 Training Camp in Germany in June 2016 (21 days) Euro 9010 Euro 7009 (90% of Euro 9010 less Euro 1100*) 2 Training Camp in Germany in July 2016 (23 days) Euro 9695 Euro 8725 3 Coaching fee to Mr. Pierre Beauchamp... more »

Second meeting of the Governing Council of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) held under the Chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister to review the status of actions taken for the operationalisation of the NIIF and to provide the road map for further activities; NIIF Website also launched by the Finance Minister on the occasion.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
The Second Meeting of the Governing Council of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) was held here today under the Chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in order to review the status of actions taken for the operationalisation of the NIIF and to provide the road map for further activities. The following members of the Governing Council attended the meeting. (i) Finance Minister Chairman (ii) Secretary, DEA Member (iii) Secretary, Financial Services Member (iv) Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya ... more »

Joint Committee on the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seek views and suggestions from various stakeholders and public on the provisions of the said Bill by 22nd June, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the Houses, under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhupender Yadav, M.P. for examination and presenting a Report to the Parliament. The Bill seeks to amend the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002, the Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993, the Indian Stamps Act, 1899 and the Depositories Act, 1996 with the aim to improve eas...more »

Text of speech by Minister of State for AYUSH(IC), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at the inauguration of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health-Recent researches, at National Media Centre here today. Following is the text of the Minister’s speech- Dignitaries on the dais, experts of Yoga and Allied sciences, delegates and Friends from Print and Electronic Media…. It is indeed a matter of great pleasure that the M/o AYUSH, Govt. of India in association with the Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India is organising a Nati... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi's Keynote Speech at 40th AGM of US India Business Council (USIBC)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
Ladies & Gentlemen, 1. I am delighted to be here again amidst such a large and distinguished gathering of political and business leaders. Earlier today, I had the pleasure of meeting President Obama and we shared our thoughts on a wide range of issues concerning our two nations. India’s bilateral relationship with the United States is stronger than ever and we both agreed that the future would be even brighter. 2. I am speaking to you at a time when the global economy continues to be weak. Several parts of the world are still facing very difficult conditions. This is a time when ... more »

Cane price arrears for sugar season 2015-16 come down to Rs. 6,225 crore

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
Sugarcane price arrears for sugar season 2015-16 have come down to *Rs. 6,225 crore*. As on 8.06.2016, about *87% cane dues have been paid* for the season. During the corresponding period of last year these dues were *Rs. 19,437 crore*. State wise cane price arrears for sugar season 2015-16 are as follows:- *Name of State* *Dues at FRP (in Rs./cr.)* Bihar 143 Punjab 28 Uttrakhand 198 Uttar Pradesh 2428 Andhra Pradesh 181 Telangana 99 Gujarat 255 Maharashtra 883 Karnataka 1325 Tamil Nadu 610 Puducherry 11 Chhattisgarh 15 Odisha 32 Madhya Pradesh 16 Goa 1 Total dues 6225 Courtesy: pib.nic... more »

Observational Campaign to study Small-Scale Processes and Large-Scale Monsoon Variability under a Joint Indo-UK Effort

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched the *National Monsoon Mission* program in 2012 with an aim to improve monsoon prediction at all temporal and spatial scales through joint efforts of national and international scientific communities. Although there has been considerable progress in research in monsoon modelling and predictions, however processes operating at small scales pose a major challenge towards improved prediction. Paucity of data at smaller space and time scales, have a major effect on the large-scale variability of the monsoon. Improved understanding of the smaller...more »

Shri Piyush Goyal Releases Book ‘The World in 2050- Striving for a more just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community'

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy released book titled*‘The World in 2050- Striving for a More Just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community'* written by Shri Harinder S. Kohli here today. While delivering Keynote address, Shri Goyal said that the 10 Megatrends that this book have articulated are relevant and extremely important for all of us to reflect on. The Minister discussed various issues raised in the book at the event. Talking about women empowerment, Shri Piyush Goyal said that women have potential to determine destiny ... more »

Text of speech by Minister of State for AYUSH(IC), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at the inauguration of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health-Recent researches, at National Media Centre here today. Following is the text of the Minister’s speech- Dignitaries on the dais, experts of Yoga and Allied sciences, delegates and Friends from Print and Electronic Media…. It is indeed a matter of great pleasure that the M/o AYUSH, Govt. of India in association with the Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India is organising a Nati... more »

Documents signed/finalized in the run up to the visit of Prime Minister of India to the US

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
*S.No* *Title* *Description* *Signatories* *Date/Place of signature* 1. Arrangement between the Multi-Agency Centre/Intelligence Bureau of the Government of India and the Terrorist Screening Center of the Government of the United States of America for the exchange of Terrorist Screening Information As per this Arrangement, India and the US shall provide each other access to terrorism screening information through the designated contact points, subject to domestic laws and regulations.The Arrangement would enhance the counter terrorism cooperation between India and the US. *India:* Sh... more »

India-US Joint Statement during the visit of Prime Minister to USA (The United States and India: Enduring Global Partners in the 21st Century)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama met today in the White House during an official working visit of Prime Minister Modi to the United States. Marking their third major bilateral summit, the leaders reviewed the deepening strategic partnership between the United States and India that is rooted in shared values of freedom, democracy, universal human rights, tolerance and pluralism, equal opportunities for all citizens, and rule of law. They pledged to pursue new opportunities to bolster economic growth and sustainab... more »

Fact Sheet on the framework for the US-India Cyber Relationship

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
Cooperation on cyber issues is a key component of the bilateral relationship between India and the United States. The two countries have a strategic cyber relationship that reflects their shared values, common vision, and shared principles for cyberspace. Both sides recognize the value of enhancing and further institutionalizing their broad-based cooperation on cyber issues, and in that respect, intend to complete a framework based on the following shared principles and intended forms of cooperation. Shared principles for the U.S-India cyber relationship include: • A commitment t... more »

Stakeholders Commitment Made RE Targets Achiveable Says Shri Piyush Goyal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said that efforts & commitment of all stakeholders made Renewable Energy (RE) targets achievable. Shri Goyal was addressing first National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power here today . On the occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal gave away 41 awards to the best performing Ministries/Departments, State/UT Governments, State Nodal Agencies, State/UT Electricity Regulatory Commissions and Channel Partners during the event. Congratulating the awardees, Shri Goyal said that such awards not only encourage awardees ... more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari launches the TCI –IIM report on the Operational Efficiency of Freight Transportation by Road in India

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the TCI –IIM Calcutta joint study report on the operational efficiency of freight transportation by road in India in New Delhi today. The report is based on a study commissioned by the Transport Corporation of India (TCI), of 28 routes in the country over the period 2014-15. Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said that he would soon constitute a group within the Ministry to study the report and implement its recommendations. He said that his Ministry has taken many steps to facilitate safe, seamle... more »

NDMA-Civil Society engagement for Disaster Risk Reduction

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
In its efforts to engage with the civil society to enhance disaster preparedness, mitigation and response measures at the community level, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) met representatives from various Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Panchayats and other stakeholders here yesterday. Shri R. K. Jain, Member, NDMA, who chaired the meeting, said it was very important for NDMA and civil society to work together for disaster preparedness and mitigation. Calling NGOs and Civil Society Organisations a natural partner, NDMA emphasized upon their role in improving pr... more »
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