Sunday, 26 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

President of India’s Message on the Eve of National Day of Madagascar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Madagascar on the eve of their National Day (June 26, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the President of the Republic of Madagascar, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with immense pleasure that I convey to you warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Madagascar. India and Madagascar enjoy cordial r... more »

President of India to Present National Awards for Outstanding Services in the Field of Prevention of Alcoholism And Substance (Drugs) Abuse

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will present the National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse tomorrow (June 26, 2016) on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at a function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi at 1230 hrs. The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has established the National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse in 2013 to recognize the efforts and encourage excellence in this fie... more »

RICS SAIs TO CONTRIBUTE IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
CAG TO SET-UP DATA ANALYTICS CENTRE; SHASHI KANT SHARMA RECEIVES HONORARY PROFESSORSHIP FROM NAU Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Shri Shashi Kant Sharma was conferred the honorary professorship by the Nanjing Audit University in China today. It is the only university which is recognised by the Institute of Internal Auditors. In his acceptance address, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Shri Sharma laid emphasis on capacity building for auditors of international fraternity in view of ever changing governance structures. He stressed on the need for cooperation bet... more »

Statement by Director General Forest and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The following is the text of the statement by Director General, Forest and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, here today: “The Ministry has not issued any draft Notification on National Forest Policy. What has been uploaded on the website was a study done by Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal. The study has not been evaluated by the Ministry. The Ministry has not taken any decision on Draft Forest Policy. The study report prepared by IIFM Bhopal was inadvertently uploaded as Draft Forest Policy on the Website. As Director General Fores... more »

MoU singed between RD Ministry & ISRO for geo-tagging assets

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed here between the Rural Development Ministry and ISRO, Department of Space for geo-tagging the assets created under MGNREGA in each gram panchayat. The move comes after the Prime Minister during a review meeting recently had underlined for online recording and monitoring of assets to check leakages and for effective mapping of terrain for future developmental works. Around 30 lakh assets are created annually across the country under the rural job scheme and the Ministry has decided that through convergence with other schemes, the geo-tagging o... more »

Six States/UTs signed 24×7 “Power For All” documents during two days states Power Ministers' Conference in Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
Three States Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh and three Union Territories Delhi, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli have signed the 24x7 “Power For All” (PFA) documents. These PFA documents were signed in presence of Shri PiyushGoyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy during two day States Power Minister’s Conference held on 16-17th June ,2016 at Goa. Smt Jyoti Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power signed these documents on behalf of GOI. *As on date, in partnership with all the States/UTs, 24x7 PFA documents have been finalized exce... more »

Andhra Pradesh joins “UDAY” scheme ; would derive an overall net benefit of Rs 4400 crore through “UDAY”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
The Government of India, the State of Andhra Pradesh and the DISCOMs of Andhra Pradesh (APSPDCL and APEPDCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY – “*Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana”* in Vijyawada (AP) today for financial turnaround of the DISCOMs. The MoU for operational & Financial turnaround of Discoms was signed by Dr A.K. Verma, JS (Distribution), Ministry of Power, Shri Ajay Jain Principle Secretary (Energy), AP , Shri H Y Dora CMD, Southern Power Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd (APSPDCL) and Shri Muthyala Raju, CMD, Eastern Power Distribution Compan... more »

Review of Development Works by the Home Ministry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
A review of the progress in the development works being undertaken in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states was undertaken by the Union Home Ministry here today, in which the concerned Union Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the seven LWE-affected states participated. Addressing the meeting, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh stated that progress in development works has picked up during the last two years, and extended his congratulations to the states and the concerned central ministries. He stressed the need to build upon this progress further, and finish the proje... more »

Union Textiles Minister inaugurates Training Programme for Scheduled Castes Handloom Weavers in Odisha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
The Union Textiles Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated today, a 45-day long skill upgradation training programme for Scheduled Caste handloom weavers belonging to Sohlela Block in Bargarh district of Odisha. In the function held in the village Birjam, the Minister also gave away the certificates to pass outs of the first Handloom Entrepreneur training course. The Minister also handed over the sanction letters to handloom weavers under Pradhan Mantri Weaver MUDRA Scheme. He also visited an exhibition of exquisite Ikat handloom products prepared by awardees and producers r... 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 - 18 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 »

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

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