Thursday, 30 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

PM calls for more effective redressal of Consumer Grievances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
PM’s interaction through PRAGATI The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his thirteenth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. In the beginning, the Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of consumer grievances. He asked the concerned officials about the large volume of complaints related to the e-commerce sector, such as booking of tickets and hotel reservations, and the steps being taken to decisively address such issu... more »

Vice President condemns the terror attacks in Istanbul

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condemned the terror attacks in Istanbul. He said that it is not just an attack against Istanbul but against all humanity and those who commit such crimes cannot have any religion, nor can there be any justification for such barbaric and reprehensible acts. *Following is the text of Vice President’s message:*“I am shocked by the terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul, Turkey. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those whose loved ones have been killed, and with the Turkish people. This is not just an ... more »

Total Cargo Traffic Handled at Major Ports Increases by 107.52 MT in April- May 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
The Ministry of Shipping has initiated many measures to improve the performance of ports which include mechanization of the terminals, improving the TAT (turn-around time), quick evacuation of cargo, expansion of infrastructure and skill development of employees. The slew of measures taken by the Ministry of Shipping to improve performance of Ports has started to yield positive results. The Major Ports in India handled 107.52 MT (Million Tonnes) of cargo during April-May 2016 and showed a positive growth of 6.3 percent as compared to a growth of 5.7 percent which it achieved last ye... more »

Memorandum of Agreement Signed between JNU and National Institute of Animal Welfare

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
JNU to Conduct Courses on Development of Animal Welfare Sciences National Institute of Animal Welfare (NIAW) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (JNU) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to conduct academic programmes that will focus on development of Animal Welfare Sciences. The MoA was signed by Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. M Jagdish Kumar, and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Shri Anil Sant, here today. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. S... more »

Environment Ministry holds Fourth Regional Workshop with States on Climate Change

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
The Environment Ministry organised the fourth workshop in the series of regional consultation workshops to support State governments to proactively pursue climate change adaptation, mitigation and building their capacity for accessing climate change finance from domestic and international sources. The workshop was organised for the eight States/Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The two-day workshop was organized in Lucknow on June 27-28, 2016, in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture ...more »

Statistics Day 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
“Statistics Day” is celebrated every year on 29th June to mark the birth anniversary of late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the Father of Indian Statistics, in recognition of his valuable contribution in the fields of statistics and economic planning The objective of this Day is to create public awareness, especially among the younger generation about the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. Every year one particular theme of current national importance is selected for intensive and focused efforts are made throughout the yea... more »

BRICS Youth Summit, 2016 at Guwahati, Assam from 1st to 3rd July 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
Prime Minister shri Narendra Modi, in his remark at Fortaleza BRICS Summit, had stressed the role of youth and sports in furthering intra-BRICS cooperation. In this regard he had also announced Under-17 Football Cup during India’s BRICS Chairmanship 2016. Shri Modi has laid special emphasis on giving wider publicity and dissemination of the BRICS events and their organization across the cities and provinces of India. . Role of youth in fostering intra-BRICS bonds has been recognized during the past Summits. Youthful democratic profile of most BRICS countries combined with their eco... more »

Army and Petroleum Federation Join Hands

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
A Seminar on 'Indian Army's Fuelling Needs' was conducted today on 29 June 2016 at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment jointly by the Directorate General Supplies and Transport and the Petroleum Federation of India. The seminar was inaugurated by Lt Gen RV Kanitkar, the Quarter Master General of the Indian Army and was attended by Defence officers, academia and industry representatives by invitation. The daylong session was addressed by eminent speakers and experts from the Army, Petroleum Federation and the oil company majors. The seminar gave an insight into current energy securit... more »

NSSO should release data in 5 years instead of 10 years- Radha Mohan Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
M/o Agriculture is implementing a scheme “Fasal” for the utilization of sophisticated technology available to assess the Agricultural products Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr. Radha Mohan Singh has said that NSSO should release data in 5 years instead of 10 years. He added that this will help government to formulate plans for the farmers especially the small and marginal farmers. Shri Singh said this on the occasion of the 10th Statistics Day, here today. Shri Singh said that it is imperative to remove regional disparity so as to achieve economic and social devel... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee condemns terrorist attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday. The President has said “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul Turkey yesterday. India reiterates its solidarity with the people of Turkey in this difficult hour. Our heart and prayers are with the bereaved families as well as those injured in the attacks. The world community must remain united in its resolve to fight against the evil forces of terrorism”. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Mr Rodrigo Duterte on his election as President of Philippines

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated His Excellency Mr. Rodrigo Duterte on his election as the Republic of the Philippines. In a message to His Excellency Mr. Rodrigo Duterte, the President-elect of the Republic of the Philippines, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and people of India and on my own behalf, it is my pleasure to convey to you hearty congratulations on your election as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. As you prepare to assume that high office, I wish you success in all your efforts to fulfill the aspiratio... more »

ICMR-CEEW Launch the ‘Solar for Healthcare’ Initiative

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has signed an MoU with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a policy research institution, to launch a new ‘Initiative on Solar for Healthcare’. The collaboration will focus on providing effective health care delivery at the last mile by reducing uncertainty in critical infrastructure, particularly electricity supply via cost effective solar-based solutions. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, ICMR said: “The collaboration with CEEW will bring together synergies between the objective of ‘time to care’ as mandated i... more »

Inauguration of Exhibition and Special Lecture on Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) under Ministry of Culture and Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi organized an inaugural function of the Exhibition titled ‘Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee: A Selfless Patriot’ in the Auditorium of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi here today. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation presided over the function. Shri Amit Shah, National President, Bharatiya Janata Party inaugurated the exhibition which covered multifaceted aspects of the life and legacy of Dr. Sya...more »

Appeal to PMUY beneficiaries not to be influenced by unscrupulous agencies in getting LPG connections

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is aimed at providing LPG connections to poor families, as part of ensuring smokeless kitchens. Under this scheme, LPG connections are provided to women of poor families, without applicable deposit, and with an especially priced Low-Cost Stove. The beneficiaries also have an option of availing interest free loan for purchase of Stove and cost of first refill. Beneficiaries under this scheme are identified based on SECC data, as per 2011 census. LPG connections under PMUY are released only by Authorized LPG Distributors of Government Oil Marketin...more »

Tax payers Survey got conducted by Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) for garnering a feedback on impact that reforms undertaken during the last two years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
Tax payers Survey got conducted by Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) for garnering a feedback on impact that reforms undertaken during the last two years; Responses showed that 45% of the respondents saw an attitudinal change in senior functionaries (Commissioner level and above); and 51% acknowledged an improvement at the ground level, at the level of inspectors and above The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) had requested FICCI to conduct a tax payers’ experience survey with the objective of garnering a feedback on impact that reforms undertaken during the... more »

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

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the eve of their National Day (June 30, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Joseph Kabila Kabange, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have the pleasure to convey warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the occasion of your National Day. Our ... more »

More funds allocated for the development of places related to Dr. Ambedkar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has allocated additional funds of Rs. 28.81 Crore for the development of places related to Dr. BR. Ambedkar. Out of these Rs. 9.41 Crore has been given for renovating Deeksha Bhoomi at Nagpur, Rs. 2.36 Crore for development of places at Mohad and Rs. 17.03 Crore for the development of places at Chincholi. These allocations have been approved by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment as a part of 125th Birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. BR. Ambedkar. It may be pointed out that 50% of the amount allocated f...more »

Over rs. 390 Crores released under Post matric scholarships for SC students for UP & Punjab

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has approved the sum of about Rs. 390 Crores under Post matric scholarships for SC students in Punjab & Uttar Pradesh for the year 2016 - 17. Out of Rs. 390 Crores, Rs. 217.89 Crore has been released to Punjab and Rs. 173.32 Crore for Uttar Pradesh. With the release of these funds a large number of SC students in both the states will be able to take up higher education. Under this scheme scholarship ranging from Rs. 230/- to Rs. 1200/- per month is given to SC students studying in Post- Matric to Post-Graduate ... more »

Governor of Tripura gets additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during absence of Shri J.P. Rajkhowa, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The President of India has been pleased to appoint Shri Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, during the absence, on leave, of Shri J.P. Rajkhowa, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Household expenditure on services and durable goods NSS 72nd round (July, 2014 –June, 2015)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the report titled “ *Key Indicators of **Household Expenditure on Services and Durable Goods**” *based on the related information collected during July, 2014 to June 2015 as part of NSS 72nd Round. This survey on household expenditure on services and durable goods was the first focused survey of its kind undertaken by National Sample Survey Office. The survey was designed to collect some demographic particulars, detailed information on household expenditure on transport, mi... more »
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