Thursday, 2 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

National Disaster Management Plan, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), 2016 here yesterday. This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country. Minister of Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh, Minster of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju, and senior officers of the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority were present during the function. Click here for http://pibphoto.nic.in/documents/rlink/2016/jun/p20166201.pdf *National Disaster Management Plan, 2016*, a publication of the National Disaster Manag... more »

M/o Tourism Formulates Action Plan for Incredible India Bed & Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Ministry of Tourism has formulated an Action Plan for “Incredible India Bed & Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme”. The salient features of the Action Plan are as follows:- 1. As Home Stay / Bed & Breakfast is the need of the hour, it was decided to revisit the scheme guidelines and update it based on present and future requirements. 2. To ensure expansion of Home Stay Scheme in State where it is already prevalent and introduction where it is not there. 3. Move towards ease of doing business through rationalization of taxes, simplification of procedures etc. 4. Launch an aggressive ma... more »

Cabinet approves setting up of India Post Payments Bank

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for setting up the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity. The total expenditure involved in this project is Rs 800 Crore. All citizens, especially 40% of the country's population that is outside the ambit of formal banking in the country will benefit from this project. The project will be rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner. The IPPB will obtain banking licence from RBI b... more »

Cabinet approves Procurement Quota to M/s. ITI Ltd. in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of Department of Telecommunications regarding continuation of reservation quota for M/s. ITI Limited in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL). The approval consists of the following: i. To continue the Reservation Quota policy for M/s. ITI Ltd. by reserving: a. 30% of the procurement orders placed by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL for M/s. ITI Ltd. for the products manufactured by it and for those outsourced items in which there is a min... more »

Cabinet approves MSP for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices would be effective from 1.10.2016. The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers. The approved MSP is based on recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) which takes into account the cost of production, overall demand-supply, domestic and international prices, inter-crop price parity, terms of trade bet...more »

Cabinet approves Additional allocations for the BPL and APL families in non NFSA State

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for additional monthly allocation of 41,800 tonnes of foodgrains for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL rates and 20,507 tonnes of foodgrains for Above Poverty Line (APL) families at 2/3rd of Minimum Support Price (MSP) rates to three non-National Food Security Act (NFSA) States, namely, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Nagaland, from April to June, 2016 or till implementation of NFSA by the respective State, whichever is earlier. *Background: * NFSA has come into fo... more »

Cabinet approves Mau-Tarighat New Railway line project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1765.92 crore and expected completion cost is Rs.2109.07 crore with 5 percent escalation per annum. The project is likely to be completed in the next six years during 12th and 13th Plan period. This project will provide alternative, s... more »

Cabinet approves the Proposal for Amendment to the Resolutions dated 03rd March 1987 of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the proposal for Amendment to the Resolutions dated 3rd March 1987 of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). The proposed amendments are as under: (a) selection of candidates from State Public Enterprises and Private Sector as non-internal candidates for a period of five years for appointment in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs); (b) holding of office by the Chairperson and Members of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for a period of 3 y... more »

Cabinet approves MOU between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) and the French Civil Aviation Authority

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) and the French Civil Aviation Authority – Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) of France to implement Technical Cooperation Programme for promotion and implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The MoU has been signed on behalf of the two countries after its approval by the t...more »

Cabinet apprised of the signing of MOU between India and Brunei Darussalam in the field of Youth and Sports Affairs

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between India and Brunei Darussalam in the field of Youth and Sports Affairs. The MoU between the two countries was signed on 2-02-2016 at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Areas of cooperation between the two countries include exchange programmes in the fields of youth and sports, exchange programmes for the training of officers and trainers, promotion of sports between the participants with respect to sports facilities, sports equipment, ... more »

Cabinet approves MoU between USA and India to enhance cooperation in wildlife conservation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between United States of America and India to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking. With the approval, India will benefit from the expertise of the US Institutions in the field of wildlife conservation and management of wildlife areas and in combating illegal trade of wildlife and their derivatives. *Background: * India and the United States of America are endowed with rich biodiversity ... more »

Cabinet approves signing and ratification of Agreement between India and Qatar on Co-operation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing and ratifying of an Agreement between India and Qatar on Co-operation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters. The Agreement aims to entering into a bilateral Agreement on co-operation Customs matters between India and Qatar. The Agreement will help in the availability of relevant information for the prevention and investigation of Customs offences. The Agreement is also expected to facilitate trade and ensure efficient clearance of goods traded between the countries. *Backgroun... more »

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of the MoU are: a) To create favourable conditions for long-term co-operation in the field of tourism for the mutual benefits. b) To exchange expertise, publications, information/data and statistics related to tourism. c) To encourage cooperation through the exchange of programmes, propaganda and advertising materials, publications, films, p... more »

Cabinet approves MSP for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices would be effective from 1.10.2016. The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers. The approved MSP is based on recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) which takes into account the cost of production, overall demand-supply, domestic and international prices, inter-crop price parity, terms of trade bet...more »

Cabinet approves Mau-Tarighat New Railway line project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1765.92 crore and expected completion cost is Rs.2109.07 crore with 5 percent escalation per annum. The project is likely to be completed in the next six years during 12th and 13th Plan period. This project will provide alternative, s... more »

Cabinet approves Procurement Quota to M/s. ITI Ltd. in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of Department of Telecommunications regarding continuation of reservation quota for M/s. ITI Limited in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL). The approval consists of the following: i. To continue the Reservation Quota policy for M/s. ITI Ltd. by reserving: a. 30% of the procurement orders placed by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL for M/s. ITI Ltd. for the products manufactured by it and for those outsourced items in which there is a min... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to visit ‘The Retreat’ in Mashobra near Shimla from June 2 to 6

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit ‘The Retreat’ in Mashobra near Shimla from June 2 to 6, 2016. On June 3, 2016, the President will address the Golden Jubilee Convocation of Indira Gandhi Medical College. On the same day, Acharya Devvrat, Governor of Himachal Pradesh will host a cultural programme and banquet in honour of the President. The President will host a reception for senior dignitaries of the State, Ministers, officials, journalists etc. on June 5, 2016. ‘The Retreat’ which is part of the President’s Estate, is located in a picturesque surrounding... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi releases National Disaster Management Plan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
*The plan aims to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives* Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country. It aims to make India disaster resilient and significantly reduce the loss of lives and assets. The plan is based on the four priority themes of the “Sendai Framework,” namely: understanding disaster risk, improving disaster risk governance, investing in disaster risk reduction (through structural and non-structural measures) and disaster preparedness, e... more »

Prime Minister approves retirement age of doctors of Central Health Services to 65 years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Will empower the Government to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country: J P Nadda The Prime Minister today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for enhancing the age of superannuation of all doctors of the Central Health Service to 65 years with effect from 31st May 2016. This will enable the Government to retain experienced doctors for a longer period, and to provide better services in its public health facilities, particularly to the poorest, who are entirely dependent on public facilities. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri J P ... more »

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister today briefed the press about the achievements of the Ministry during past two years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The first priority of the central government was to take up effective initiatives to fight the challenges prevailing in agricultural sector. These challenges have been bifurcated in two parts so as to work on them in mission mode. The government has chalked out a plan to reduce the input cost in the agriculture sector and to provide farmers better return for their produce. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi has taken the resolve to double the income of farmers. The government is also giving priori... more »

‘100 Smart Cities India Conference gets underway in Berlin

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Venkaiah Naidu discusses mechanisms for Smart City cooperation with Germany Amidst global interest in the initiative of development of smart cities in India, a three day ‘100 Smart Cities India’ Conference got underway in Berlin, Germany today. It was inaugurated by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu and Germany’s Minister of Nature Conservation, Forests, Building and Nuclear Safety Dr.Barbara Hendrics. Leading global companies, policy makers and experts are attending the conference being organized to highlight investment opportunities in smart city develop... more »

India continues to remain a bright spot in world economy with robust macro-economic and fiscal parameters

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Together with GDP growth of 7.9% in Q 4 of 2015-16 and 7.6% in the whole of 2015-16 The Provisional Accounts for 2015-16 have been released by the Government today (31.5.2016). Fiscal Deficit in 2015-16 stands at 3.9% of GDP as estimated both in BE and RE of 2015-16. This is a significant improvement over the Fiscal Deficit of 4.1% in 2014-15 and 4.7% in 2013-14. Revenue Deficit has also shown significant improvement due to increase in Capital Expenditure of the Central Government. Revenue Deficit which stood at 3.2% of GDP in 2013-14 has improved to 2.9% in 2014-15 and 2.5% in 2015...more »

African students in India should have no reason to fear for their safety and security, Says President Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The participants of the Seventh Annual Heads of Missions Conference called on President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (May 30, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that recent attacks on African students were extremely painful to him personally because he as a student, political activist and MP has seen first-hand how India and Africa have always been close partners. It would be most unfortunate if the people of India were to dilute our long tradition of friendship with the people of Africa and the welcome we have always extended to them... more »

Morocco and Tunisia are Important Partners in Africa - Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Departs for Official visit to Morocco and Tunisia The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that India maintains traditionally strong ties with Morocco and Tunisia, both important partners in Africa. He was addressing a Press Conference on board the Special Aircraft on his way to an Official Visit to Morocco and Tunisia from May 30, 2016 to June 03, 3016, today. The Vice President said that India has a substantial economic relationship with Morocco on account of the large quantity of Phosphate which is imported by India and is critical for agriculture. The Vice Presi... more »

Partisan poll coverage puts media in the dock

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects - 2 days ago
By Swapan Dasgupta The day after the first phase of voting last month in Assam, the political pages of the Delhi edition of a pink paper carried a curious report. It reported that the workers of the Congress Party had burst firecrackers celebrating the ground reports from Upper Assam that reported a huge consolidation of Muslim voters in its support. To be fair, the report also suggested that the BJP and its allies appeared to be doing spectacularly well in the urban centres, but this important detail was lost amid the gloating that followed the Congress’ premature celebrations. T... more »

Mamata's experiments with a khichdri coalition

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects - 2 days ago
By Swapan Dasgupta Mamata Banerjee was fully entitled to enjoy her spectacular second-term victory by organising a grand swearing-in ceremony on the grand Red Road in Kolkata on Friday. It was by all accounts a difficult election campaign with a wide array of forces ranged against her. That she defied pre-existing electoral arithmetic and a vicious campaign launched against her by not only the CPI (M)-Congress combine, the intelligentsia and the biggest media house of the State made her victory all the more creditable. Yet, while basking in her triumph, the Chief Minister of West... more »

Visit of Indian Warships to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam 30 May- 03 June 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kirch under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral S V Bhokare, YSM, NM have arrived at Cam Ranh Bay on a four day visit, as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific. During the visit, the IN ships will have professional interaction with the Vietnam People’s Navy towards further enhancing co-operation between the two forces. In addition, calls on senior Government and mi... more »

Fare Fixation Committee for Delhi Metro notified ; to submit report in 3 months

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Ministry of Urban Development has notified the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) for recommending the passenger fares for Delhi Metro network in Delhi and its extension to National Capital Region. Set up under Sections 33 and 34 of the Metro Railway (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2002, the Committee has been given three month time from the date of assumption of charge by the Chairperson of the Committee Shri Justice M.L.Mehta, retired Judge of the High Court of Delhi, for submission of its report and recommendations to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). The other members...more »

117 Villages Electrified last week ; 7,991 Villages Electrified till date under DDUGJY

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
117 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 23rd to 29th May 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 18 villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh , 26 in Assam, 23 in Jharkhand, 1 in Rajasthan, 6 in Madhya Pradesh , 3 in Uttar Pradesh , 5 in Bihar, 2 in Chhattisgarh, 11 in Odisha and 22 in Meghalaya . The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on http://garv.gov.in/dashboard *An update on ongoing electrification process* In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s address ... more »

India participates in Mission Innovation and Clean Energy Ministerial on 1st and 2nd June, 2016 in San Francisco, USA.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Indian delegation led by Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences , Dr. Harsh Vardhan World’s Energy Leaders to gather in San Francisco for the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial on June 1-2,2016. Energy Ministers from Nations with 90% of Clean Energy Investments and 75% of GHG Emissions to Focus on Advancing Clean Energy Cooperation and Implementing PRIS Agreement Commitments. The Indian delegation led by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister Science & Technology and Earth Sciences will be participating in the Missio... more »

Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu to visit Germany to promote investments in smart cities

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
3 day ‘100 Indian Smart Cities Conference’ in Berlin to discuss ideas and investments Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu will attend a three day conference on India’s Smart City Mission to be held in Berlin, Germany from tomorrow with the objective of furthering cooperation with Germany and promoting investments. Shri Naidu will hold detailed talks with his German counterpart and senior officials on the roadmap for developing Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Kochi in Kerala and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu as smart cities with German assistance. These three cities were identified... more »

PM reviews progress in railway and road sectors

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress in the key infrastructure sectors of railways and roads. In the course of the review of the Railways sector, it was noted that the capital investment in 2015-16 was over Rs. 93,000 crore, which represents a massive increase of 65 per cent over the previous year, and is the highest-ever. Similarly, 1780 km of lines have been commissioned, and 1730 kilometres electrified during 2015-16, which represent the best performance on these metrics in railway history. The Prime Minister stressed upon the need to speed up the... more »

PMOIndia website goes Multi-lingual

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Smt. Sushma Swaraj launches the website in six regional languages The Official Website of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Office, www.pmindia.gov.in is now multi-lingual. The website can now be accessed in six regional languages namely Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu in addition to English and Hindi. The website was inaugurated by the Minister for External Affairs Smt. SushmaSwaraj here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the initiative is part of the on-going efforts of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to reach out to the peopl...more »

The makeover of Modi and the remaking of India

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects - 4 days ago
By Swapan Dasgupta Maybe it was the resounding win in Assam just a week earlier or even the equally conclusive rejection of the principal opposition party in the same set of elections, but the commemoration of the second year of the Narendra Modi government has been significantly less tentative than the first. The first year of any administration, especially one where the ministers are new to the job, invariably involves on-the-job learning and blending discovery with disappointments. For the Modi government, elected with the dizzying promise of ushering achhe din, there was first ... more »

Two Years Achievements of Ministry of Minority Affairs Showcased

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
*Young Achievers of Minority Communities Steal the Show* *Working Hard to Translate “Sabka Saath,Sabka Vikas” in to Reality: Dr. Najma Heptulla* *‘NAI MANZIL’ Launched for School Dropouts: ‘Usttad’ for Development of Tradional Arts/Crafts: Dr. Najma Heptulla* *Two Mous Signed; Six Books Released; Two Portals Launched and Ten New Skill Development Centres Inaugurated* Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs today showcased the two years achievements of her Ministry in a well-attended function here today on completion of two years of the NDA government. Speaki... more »

Satellite parameters for DD National &DD News channel for the function at India Gate

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Satellite parameters for DD National &DD News channel receiving for the function at India Gate today are given below: 1. INSAT 4B, 93.5 E, D/L3925 MHz,POL-H,FEC 3/4,SR 27.5 MSPS 2. GSAT-10, 83 E, D/L 3885 MHz,POL-V,FEC 3/4,SR 27.5 MSPS Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Finance Minister to Leave tomorrow for Japan on 6-Day Official Visit: To Meet Investors for Investment in India.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley will leave on 28.05.2016 evening on 6-day official visit to Japan from 29th May to 4th June, 2016. On arrival in Tokyo on 29th May, 2016, he will have meetings with CEOs of Japanese Companies (Soft Bank/JBIC). Next day, on 30th May, 2016, the Finance Minister Shri Jaitley will attend the 22nd International Conference on “The Future of Asia” organized by Nikkei Inc. In the afternoon the Finance Minister will have Bilateral Meetings with the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzō Abe, METI Minister (Economy, Trade & Industry) and Health Minist... more »

IAF Participation in Ex Desert Eagle – II at UAE

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
A bilateral Air Force exercise between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) is underway at Al-Dhafra Air Base in UAE from 24 May 16 to 03 Jun 16. Ex-Desert Eagle-I with UAE Air Force was held at the same location in Sep 08. Su-30 MkI of the Indian Air Force and Mirage 2000-9, F-16 of UAE Air Force are participating in the exercise. The exercise will be played under multiple simulated scenarios. Exchange sorties for aircrew of both the Air Forces have also been planned. Participation in such exercises enables Indian Air Force to fly against multiple types of platforms. These air comb... more »

PM’s Address at the Plenary Session of the North-Eastern Council  

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
I am very happy to be here for the North Eastern Council Plenary meeting. I also take this opportunity of welcoming you all to this meeting. I hope that the deliberations that have already taken place since yesterday and further deliberations that we have today, will help in faster development of this region. I am also happy to note that the North Eastern Council has provided support in the development of the North East region. It has been instrumental in establishment of a number of institutions and taking up infrastructure projects in the region. The North Eastern Council was s... more »

Visit of Air Marshal Pankaj Aneja, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command to Air Force Station Tughlakabad

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
Air Marshal Pankaj Aneja VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force arrived at Air Force Station Tughlakabad, a premier Base Repair Depot (BRD) under Maintenance Command, on 26 May 2016 on a two days visit. This was his first visit to BRD, after assuming Command as AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command. AOC-in C, MC was received by Air Commodore Yogesh Handa, Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Air Force Station Tughlakabad. On his arrival, an impressive Guard of Honour was presented to the AOC-in-C. The AOC-in-C visited various production wings, calib... more »
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