Monday, 20 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Bihar to step up Sanitation efforts as part of Swachh Bharat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours 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 - 17 hours 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 »

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

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours 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 »

Launch of Korea Plus Strengthening India – Korea Relations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Commerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Mr. Joo Hyunghwan, the Minister of Trade, Industry & Energy, Government of the Republic of Korea, today, launched Korea Plus, a special initiative to promote and facilitate Korean Investments in India. An MOU for establishing Korea Plus was earlier signed between the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Govt. of the Republic of Korea and Invest India, the National Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency of India in January 2016. This MOU came as an outcome of the visit of the Indian Prime Minister to South Korea in ... more »

President of India condoles the passing away of mother of President of Ghana

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Madam Hajia Abiba Nnaba, mother of the President of Ghana. In a condolence message to His Excellency Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the President of Republic of Ghana, the President has said, “I am saddened to learn that your beloved mother, Madam Hajia Abiba Nnaba, has passed away. I write to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May you have the strength to bear this irreparable personal loss. She left this world with great dignity and pride as the mother of an illustrious son... more »

Rajswa Gyansangam- Annual Conference of Tax Administrators-2016”concludes; Major Take Aways from two day “Annual Conference of Tax Administrators-2016” include further improvement in Tax Payers Services by use of technology and increased human touch; widening of tax base and faster dispute resolution among others

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The two day "Rajswa Gyansangam- Annual Conference of Tax Administrators-2016” concluded here yesterday. "Rajswa Gyansangam” was held in national capital on 16th& 17th June,2016.It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the morning on 16th June,2016 and marked a new height in the generation of innovative ideas and opened new frontiers for the tax administrators. The Prime Minister Shri Modi stressed that facilitation should be the core of the tax ecosystem and the fear of the law rather than the law enforcer should be the maxim on which tax administrators should ... more »

Media Statement by The President of India upon the conclusion of his state visit to Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire And Namibia en route from Windhoek To New Delhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Following is the full text of the statement to media by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee upon the conclusion of his State visit to Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Namibia (June 12 to 18, 2016). The statement was made on board the aircraft during the President’s return to New Delhi from Windhoek yesterday (June 17, 2016): “I have concluded successful State visits to Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Namibia from June 12-18, 2016. My delegation included Shri Jitendra Singh, Minister of State and two Members of Parliament, Shri SS Ahluwalia and Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya. Senior official... more »

NRIs hard working and law abiding, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended a reception for the Indian Community hosted by the Indian High Commissioner, Shri Kumar Tuhin inWindhoek, Namibia yesterday (June 17, 2016). Addressing the Indian community, the President complimented NRIs for being hard working and law abiding citizens in the country of their adoption. He urged them to do their utmost for India as well as the country where they live. The President said his visit to Africa was the result of a conscious decision of the Government of India to deepen the relationship between India and Africa. Th... more »

PM's remarks at the dedication of the renovated Durraiappah Stadium in Jaffna to the People of Sri Lanka through Video Link

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Subah Udesanak Veva, Ayubowan Last year, in March, I was in Jaffna. The warmth and affection that I received from the people of Jaffna is still fresh in my mind. It was a historic day because it was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Jaffna. Today is another landmark day. When, once again, we celebrate our partnership with the people of Sri Lanka and with residents of Jaffna. Today, along with President Sirisena, we dedicate the renovated Durraiappah Stadium to the people of Sri Lanka. And, we are not alone. The modern tools of communication have enabled 1.25... more »

Yog Geet Released by Ayush Minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
In connection with the celebration of International Day of Yoga – 2016 a Yog Geet (Song) was released by the Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH Sh. Shripad Naik at New Delhi. This song is of 3 minutes and 15 seconds in Hindi language. The song is written and produced by Deeraj Saraswat and Sh. Gandhar T.D. Jadhav and Ms. Gatha Jadhav were given their voice. The Music of the song is composed by Sh. Sumanto Ray. As part of celebration of 2nd International Day of Yoga a National level competition for selection of a Yog Geet was organised by the Ministry of AYUSH. About one thousand entr... more »

Press statement by Prime Minister during the visit of Prime Minister of Thailand to India (June 17, 2016)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
You Excellency Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha Ladies and Gentlemen It is a great pleasure to welcome you to India. Your visit is a high point in our top-level political exchanges. You come from a land that is very familiar to us. From the Legend of Rama to the Wisdom of Buddha our ties are founded on a shared cultural heritage. Our historical people-to-people ties provide a strong basis to our partnership. Thailand is a trusted and valued friend, and one of our closest partners in Southeast Asia. Friends, Today, Prime Minister and I reviewed the full range of our... more »

Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival of India being organized in Hungary from 17th to 19th June, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
“Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival of India” in Hungary will be inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation on 17 June 2016 at Vigado Theatre in Budapest, Hungary. Dr Sharma will also inaugurate International day of Yoga followed by Yoga workshop on 18th June. The Festival will showcase Indian culture, i.e. dance, music, yoga, film and exhibitions. Indian martial art experts and puppet artists are also performing. Hungarian artists, proficient in Indian art forms will also participate in the programme. During the period of the ... more »

In the echo chamber - India, Trump and the Brexiteers

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects - 2 days ago
By Swapan Dasgupta One of the rigid and unwritten codes of social behaviour in the England I inhabit in my frequent trips there is to never embarrass your host/hostess. I try to adhere to this rule by being anodyne in my comments on politics and pretending that I don’t do God in my public life. Last month, I tripped and almost caused a near silence to descend on a small gathering. The subject seemed pretty innocuous: the Brexit referendum scheduled for June 23. Having silently heard various comments proffered by professors, MPs and other beautiful people who make up a convivial din... more »

Africa and India centers of gravity in today's globalized world, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia hosted a banquet in honour of the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in Windhoek yesterday (June 16, 2016). In his banquet speech, President Mukherjee said Africa and India are centers of gravity in today’s globalised world. They have a responsibility to work together for peace, security, and sustainable development in our two continents. We share the view that reform of the United Nations and its principle organs - created in the wake of the Second World War - is an imperative. We agree that they need ... more »

Regular Review Meetings being held to monitor payment and settlement crisis in National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL);Key decisions taken in this regard.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The matter relating to violations of law, criminal offences and default in payments to investors on the platform of National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) is engaging the serious attention of the Government. Investigations and other enforcement measures are being taken by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police, Enforcement Directorate (ED), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Financial Intelligence Unit – India (FIU-IND) and Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). The progress of these activities is being monitored in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA),Minist...more »

Rashtrapati Bhavan to host scholars from IITs, IISERs and IISc Bangalore under its ‘In-Residence’ programme from tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Eighteen scholars from IITs, IISERs and IISc-Bangalore will stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan for a period of seven days from June 18 to 24, 2016 as part of an ‘In Residence’ programme. Similar programmes exist forwriters, artists, grass root innovators, NIT students and inspired teachers. During their stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan, these scholars will participate in various activities of Rashtrapati Bhavan apart from visiting IBM, Cisco, IIT Delhi, CSIR, TERI etc. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee to the Parliament of the republic of Namibia on June 16, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
1. I am delighted to visit Namibia, a nation blessed by Nature, endowed with abundant resources, caressed by the ocean, and inhabited by the brave. I feel truly honoured to have this opportunity to address this august House of the leaders and representatives of the people of Namibia. 2. I am accompanied by Minister of State in the Indian Prime Minister’s Office, H’ble Dr. Jitendra Singh, H’ble Shri Surjit Singh Ahluwalia, Member of the Lok Sabha, the House of the People and H’ble Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Member of the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. We bring t... more »

3.7% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in May 2016 Over the Same Period in 2015

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Bangladesh Accounts for Highest Share of Tourist Arrivals followed by USA and UK in May 2016 Rs. 10, 285 Crore Foreign Exchange Earned Through Tourism in May 2016 3.7% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in May 2016 over the same period in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in April 2016. Rs.10, 285 crores Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in May 2016. Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BO... more »

Union HRD Minister Smt Smriti Zubin Irani launches a new initiative ‘Vidyanjali’ to involve volunteers into co-scholastic activities of schools

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Inspired from Honourable Prime Minister’s vision to inculcate reading habits among children and create a reading culture at school and community level, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani dedicated ‘*Vidyanjali*’- a school volunteer programme to the nation at New Delhi, today. In her inaugural address Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani said that Vidyanjali is a step forward in creating an ecosystem, wherein education will be attached with imbibing knowledge and improving learning output. The Union Minister added that there is an ingrained sense of participatio... more »

MHRD concurs with UGC recommendations to remove subjectivity and bring in more transparency

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Following recommendations received from the University Grants Commission for amendments to the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2010, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has concurred with the recommendations for notification. The amended regulations are intended to remove subjectivity and bring in more transparency in the processes for establishment and functioning of such institutions. They seek to maintain the quality of education, to provide in more autonomy, and a framework for Government and UGC interface with the institutions. There have bee... more »
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