Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Ministry of I&B issues Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for e-auction of 266 Private FM Radio Channels in 92 Cities in Second Batch of FM Phase III

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India today issued the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for e-auction of 266 FM Radio channels in 92 cities in the second batch of Private FM Phase III. The second batch consists of 227 channels in 69 new cities besides 39 channels in 23 existing cities. Out of 69 new cities taken up for auction in the second batch, 20 cities with 80 channels are having population of 3-10 lakh , 38 cities with 114 channels are having population of 1-3 lakh whereas 11 cities in border areas of Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern states with popu... more »

Celebrations of International Yoga Day,2016 At Mumbai Port Trust – “Awaken Your Heart at Gateway of India”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
The 2 1st June has been declared as The International Yoga Day by the Hon’b1e Prime Minister of India in the year 2015. Ever since, then, the entire world has joined hands in celebrating this day as “The International Yoga Day". In keeping with the theme, Mumbai Port Trust has arranged a slew of programmes from 19 to 2 lst June 2016. The events are being arranged on this occasion at various locations viz., Gateway of India, Conference Hall at Vijay Deep, Ballard Estate, Welfare Centre at Nadkarni Park, Wadala for the benefit of port employees, port users as also general public who wo... more »

Salient Activities of Ministry of HRD Regarding Yoga Education and Celebration of International Day of Yoga

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
First Yoga Olympiad at National level was held (18-19th June, 2016) in which 21 States/UTs participated, Hon’ble Human Resource Development Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani gave away prizes to winners on June 20th, 2016 in the presence of Union Minister of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik. State/UT teams were divided into four categories viz., Upper Primary Girls, Upper Primary Boys, Secondary Girls and Secondary Boys. A total of 321 students along with their 79 teachers from 21 states/UTs participated in the Yoga Olympiad Performance. The Central Government has for the first time giv... more »

Major impetus to job creation and infrastructure: Radical changes in FDI policy regime; Most sectors on automatic route for FDI

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
The Union Government has radically liberalized the FDI regime today, with the objective of providing major impetus to employment and job creation in India. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. This is the second major reform after the last radical changes announced in November 2015. Now most of the sectors would be under automatic approval route, except a small negative list. *With these changes, India is now the most open economy in the world for FDI.* In last two years, Government has brought major FDI policy ref... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate 2nd International Yoga Day celebrations in Rashtrapati Bhavan at 0630 hrs tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will kick off tomorrow (June 21, 2016) a mass Yoga demonstration involving around 1000 persons at Rashtrapati Bhavan to mark the 2ndInternational Yoga Day. The participants will include officers and staff of President’s Secretariat, their family members, members of Delhi Police, ITBP and President’s Bodyguard, etc. as well as other residents of the President’s Estate. Participants of the In-Residence Programme for scholars from IITs, IISERs and IISc-Bangalore currently underway at Rashtrapati Bhavan will also participate in the event. T... more »

Over 1 lakh Yoga programmes and 10 mega events planned across the country

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 22 hours ago
On the occasion of the “International Yoga Day” on 21st June, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) will, in collaboration with over a dozen noted social organizations, hold 1,00,260 Yoga programmes at different centres across the country, out of which 10 regional level mega events will be hosted by major cities of Varanasi, Imphal, Jammu,Vadodara, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Bhubaneshwar, Shimla and Hoshiarpur. The main programme will, however, be held at Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Announcing this at a press conference here today, Uni... more »

No Fee for MSME Registration

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 22 hours ago
Ministry of MSME has clarified today, that Udyog Aadhar Memorandum is the only form of registration for MSMEs in India and there is no fee for the registration. This has been clarified in view of some complaints received by the ministry, regarding fee charged by certain agencies for facilitating the registration. It may be pointed out that filling of Udyog Aadhar Memorandum can be done only on the portalhttp://www.udyogaadharmemorandum.gov.in created by the Ministry. There is no fee charged for this purpose. The filling process is simple and the entrepreneurs can register without se... more »

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

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day 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 »

Six Central Universities to have Yoga Departments

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Smriti Irani asks UGC to consider Yogic Sciences for NET Six Central Universities will have full fledged Yoga departments from academic session 2016-17 and the number would be raised to 20 within one year. These six universities are Hemwati Nandan Bahugana Garhwal University, Uttrakhand (North), Viswa Bharti, West Bengal (East), Central University of Rajasthan (West), Central University of Kerala (South), Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madya Pradesh,(Central) and Manipur University (North East). This was stated by Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Human... more »

Workshop on Ways to Promote Water Transportation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Ministry of Shipping is organizing a workshop with various stakeholders and industry representatives on 20th June 2016 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi to discuss ways and means to promote water transportation and make it competitive to roads and railways transportation. The waterways mode of transportation is fuel-efficient, environment – friendly, and capable of easing traffic congestion on roads and railways thus preventing loss of human lives due to accidents. The Government of India is committed to promote coastal shipping and inland wate... more »

Prime Minister to lead the world in celebrating the Second International Day of Yoga on June 21st

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lead the Second International Day of Yoga celebrations in the country and across the globe by participating in a mass Yoga demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on the morning of 21st of June. The function will begin at 6.30 am and will include 45 minutes of Yoga protocol demonstration. Over 35 thousand people are expected to participate in the event at Capitol Complex, Chandigarh while ten thousand more will perform at 100 different venues in the city of Chandigarh. The emphasis this year will be on partic... more »

Bihar to step up Sanitation efforts as part of Swachh Bharat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 2 days 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 - 2 days 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 - 2 days 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 - 2 days 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 - 2 days 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 - 2 days 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 »
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