Saturday, 25 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

CAG of India Formulates Big Data Management Policy to Meet Future Challenges

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
Shashi Kant Sharma Chairs 1st BRICS SAIs Leaders Meeting CAG Institution in India has taken several initiatives towards use of latest data analytical tools for audit planning & analysis and is also fine tuning its methodology for audit of environmental issues for better impact. This was disclosed by Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shri Shashi Kant Sharma in Beijing today. He was delivering a key note address at the 1st Meeting of the Supreme Audit Institutions of BRICS countries in Beijing. Shri Sharma also shared the contributions made by the CAG institution of India in e... more »

Ministry of HUPA to promote regional planning to meet urban housing demand

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
Shri Babul Supriyo inaugurates international workshop on planning and design of human settlements Practical and pragmatic Rental Housing Policy on the anvil, says Secretary(HUPA) Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Urban Development Shri Babul Supriyo has said that the Government will promote regional planning by moving beyond city-centric planning for construction of houses in satellite townships, peri-urban and peripheral areas to meet the housing demand in urban areas. He inaugurated an international workshop on “Human Settlements-Planning and Design : A... more »

Shri Ananth Kumar calls for doubling the output of Chemicals and Petrochemicals industry in next five years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
The Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Sh. Ananth Kumar inaugurated “CHEMINAR-2016” in New Delhi today. The subject of seminar was “Sustainable Chemistry – India’s future growth story”. Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Ananth Kumar said that the Chemicals & Petrochemicals industry in the country is growing at the rate of 11 – 12 % and producing output worth $200 billion annually. He called upon the industry to target a growth rate of 14.7% per annum so as to double its output in next 5 years. He said the Government will facilitate in the growth story. Touching upon the issue of avail... more »

Ministry of HUPA comes out with Draft Real Estate Rules; seeks suggestions from public in 2 weeks

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
*No discrimination in allocation rule made fulfilling Minister’s assurance to Parliament* *Project registration fee from Rs.10 and Rs.20 per sq.mt for residential and Rs.50 and Rs.100 per sq.mt for commercial projects* *Interest to be paid by promoters and allottee for delays- SBI Prime Lending Rate plus 2%* *Promoters to submit information on 60 aspects about themselves and projects* Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has formulated Draft Real Estate Rules within two months of some sections of the Real Estate (Development and Regulation) Act,2016 coming into... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee ’s message on the eve of National Day of Slovenia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Slovenia on the eve of their National Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Slovenia on the occasion of your National Day. Our two nations have historical... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Accession Anniversary of Emir of Qatar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emir and people of the State of Qatar on the eve of the Anniversary of Accession of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Emir of the State of Qatar (June 25, 2016). In a message to Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Highness and to the Government and people of the State of Qatar on the occasion ...more »

President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Croatia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Croatia on the eve of their National Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to Her Excellency Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the President of the Republic of Croatia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Croatia on the occasion of your National Day. Our two nations have histor... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Mozambique

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Mozambique on the eve of their Independence Day (June 25, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India, as well as on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to convey to Your Excellency and to the people of Mozambique warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your Independence Day. India and ... more »

We need to identify the gaps in official data and analysis and determine ways on how best we can bridge them: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
Inaugurates International Seminar on ‘Social Statistics’ The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that we need to identify the gaps in official data and analysis and determine ways on how best we can bridge them. He was delivering, here today, the inaugural address at the International Seminar on ‘Social Statistics’ organized by Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna. The Governor of Bihar, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, the Representative of UNICEF to India, Mr. Louis-Georges Arsenault, the Representative of Bill a... more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi's address at SCO Summit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
*Your Excellency Mr. Ismail Karimov,President of the Republic of Uzbekistan,Leaders of the Members States of ShanghaiCooperation Organization;Invited LeadersExcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen* Almost a year ago, I started my journey of Central Asian countries from Tashkent. I still remember the warmth and generous welcome of Excellency Karimov and Uzbek people. Let me join others in thanking you Excellency Karimov for you hospitality and excellent arrangements for this meeting. At the Ufa Summit last year, conducted so ably by President Putin, the SCO leaders had accepted... more »

Text of the Statement by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on the United Kingdom Referendum

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
FM: We are well prepared to deal with the short and medium term consequences of Brexit;. Our macro-economic fundamentals are sound with a very comfortable external position, a rock-solid commitment to fiscal discipline, and declining inflation. Our immediate and medium-term firewalls are solid too in the form of a healthy reserve position. Following is the text of the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s Statement on the United Kingdom Referendum: We have just seen the final vote of the people of the United Kingdom in the referendum on whether to remain or leave the European Union. W... more »

President meets scholars of IITs, IISc-Bangalore & IISERs attending ‘In-Residence’ programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee met thirteen Scholars of IITs, IISc-Bangalore and IISERs attending ‘In-Residence’ Programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (June 23, 2016). This is the first such ‘In-Residence’ Programme for scholars from IITs, IISc and IISERs. Similar programmes exist for writers, artists, grass root innovators, NIT students and inspired teachers. Speaking on the occasion, the President called upon the students to contribute to the nation, work hard to make India great and address the challenges that our country confronts. Describing them as persons with... more »

Environment Ministry to sustain cleanliness campaign in National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Zoos throughout the year

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
As part of the effort of the Government to accelerate efforts to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Swachh Bharat Fortnight is being organised theme-wise by different Ministries. Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, outlined the steps and initiatives on Swacch Bharat Mission during Swacchhta Pakhwada (fortnight) from June 1-15. Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Chang... more »

Foundation of Advanced Technology Research Centre Laid in Kolkata

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Heralding a new era of DRDO-Academia Partnership, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata to establish the Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT). Secretary, Department of the Defence R&D and Director General, DRDO Dr. S Christopher laid the foundation of the Advanced Technology Research Centre at the university campus in Kolkata. Dr. Christopher in his address called for focused Research & Development at the centre and urged for continued cooperation to achieve... more »

‘Make in India’ conference on Enabling Spacecraft Systems Realisation through Industries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The “Make in India” Conference on Enabling Spacecraft Systems Realisation through Industries (ESSRI - 2016) was organised today (June 23, 2016) at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru. The Conference was organised to elicit industry support for spacecraft realisation on an end-to-end basis to meet the rapidly increasing national demand for space based services and the realisation of Prime Minister’s objective of “Make in India”. Over the years, a number of Indian Industries have been actively participating in realising various subsystems of spacecraft. A variety of models have been ado... more »

Two day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Body and Beyond’ draws to a close

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Yoga can help overcome the challenges facing humanity: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt Sumitra Mahajan *Government making all efforts to promote quality in Yoga through certification schemes : Shri Shripad Naik* The two day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Body and Beyond’ came to a successful close in New Delhi today. The conference was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH as a part of International Day of Yoga celebrations. The International Conference was held to deliberate upon the benefits of yoga to the individual, community, the society and the world at large. It was attended by Yog... more »

PM meets President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of the SCO Meeting in Tashkent

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Tashkent today. President Xi welcomed India’s accession to the SCO and said it would strengthen it. Prime Minister Modi thanked President Xi for China’s support to India’s membership of the SCO. Prime Minister Modi then spoke of the NSG Plenary Meeting in Seoul which is to discuss India’s membership of the NSG. The Prime Minister urged China to make a fair and objective assessment of India’s application and judge it on its own merit. He said China should con... more »

India and UK join hands to work as R&D partners in Solar Alliance and Nano Material Research

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan led the Indian delegation at the 5thIndo-UK Science and Innovation Council Meeting (SIC) held at London earlier last week, co-chaired by Mr. Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, UK. After the event, Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated that India and UK have agreed to work together in two major initiatives in the fields of Solar Energy and Nano Material Research, inter alia. The SIC is the apex body which oversees the entire gamut of the India-UK science, technology and innovation cooperation an... more »

Prime Minister to launch Smart City projects

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Launch marks heralding of integrated urban planning and development in the country PM also to inaugurate citizen participation in designing of smart cities and Smart Net portal Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch Smart City projects on Saturday i.e June 25,2016 kick starting execution of Smart City Plans of 20 cities selected in the first round of ‘Smart City Challenge Competition’. This marks the beginning of holistic and integrated urban development in the country as envisaged under the new urban missions launched by the Government. Prime Minister will launch 14 project... more »

Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Sushri Uma Bharti hails Indo-Afghan Friendship WAPCOS officials felicitated for the successful completion of Afghan-India Friendship Dam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Reaffirming India’s age old friendship ties with Afghanistan Union Minister for water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that Afghan-India Friendship Dam is a living example of our mutual trust and cooperation. She was speaking at a ceremony held in New Delhi on Wednesday to felicitate the officials of WAPCOS Ltd. and Afghanistan who were involved in the successful construction of the dam. The Minister said this dam was constructed in very adverse conditions, both politically and climatically. Appreciating the dedication of WAPCOS offici... more
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