Friday, 3 June 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Exchange of terrorist screening information Arrangement between India and USA signed

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
An Arrangement between the authorized governmental agencies of the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America (USA) for exchange of terrorist screening information was signed here today. The Arrangement was signed by the Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and Mr. Richard Verma, Ambassador of the United States of America to India. As per this Arrangement, both sides shall provide each other access to terrorism screening information through the designated contact points, subject to domestic laws and regulations. The Arrangement would enhance the c...more »

Short term Yoga programmes included in Tourist Visa and e-Tourist Visa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken a decision to include short term yoga programmes in Tourist Visa and e-Tourist Visa. Realizing the spread and importance of yoga world over, the Government has decided to include “attending a short term yoga programme” in the list of permissible activities under Tourist Visa. Besides, the Government has decided to include “attending a short term yoga programme” and “short duration medical treatment under Indian systems of medicine” in the list of permissible activities under e-Tourist Visa. Presently, a Tourist Visa is granted to a foreigner ... more »

PM Narendra Modi greets the people of Telangana on Statehood Day

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people of Telangana on their Statehood Day. The PM also extended his wishes to the people of Andhra Pradesh. “On the Statehood Day of Telangana, my greetings to the people of Telangana. I hope the state progresses to new heights in the years to come. I convey my greetings to my sisters and brothers of Andhra Pradesh. My best wishes as the state continues to develop at a rapid pace”, the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

National Disaster Management Plan, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), 2016 here yesterday. This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country. Minister of Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh, Minster of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju, and senior officers of the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority were present during the function. Click here for http://pibphoto.nic.in/documents/rlink/2016/jun/p20166201.pdf *National Disaster Management Plan, 2016*, a publication of the National Disaster Manag... more »

M/o Tourism Formulates Action Plan for Incredible India Bed & Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Ministry of Tourism has formulated an Action Plan for “Incredible India Bed & Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme”. The salient features of the Action Plan are as follows:- 1. As Home Stay / Bed & Breakfast is the need of the hour, it was decided to revisit the scheme guidelines and update it based on present and future requirements. 2. To ensure expansion of Home Stay Scheme in State where it is already prevalent and introduction where it is not there. 3. Move towards ease of doing business through rationalization of taxes, simplification of procedures etc. 4. Launch an aggressive ma... more »

Cabinet approves setting up of India Post Payments Bank

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for setting up the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity. The total expenditure involved in this project is Rs 800 Crore. All citizens, especially 40% of the country's population that is outside the ambit of formal banking in the country will benefit from this project. The project will be rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner. The IPPB will obtain banking licence from RBI b... more »

Cabinet approves Procurement Quota to M/s. ITI Ltd. in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of Department of Telecommunications regarding continuation of reservation quota for M/s. ITI Limited in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL). The approval consists of the following: i. To continue the Reservation Quota policy for M/s. ITI Ltd. by reserving: a. 30% of the procurement orders placed by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL for M/s. ITI Ltd. for the products manufactured by it and for those outsourced items in which there is a min... more »

Cabinet approves MSP for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices would be effective from 1.10.2016. The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers. The approved MSP is based on recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) which takes into account the cost of production, overall demand-supply, domestic and international prices, inter-crop price parity, terms of trade bet...more »

Cabinet approves Additional allocations for the BPL and APL families in non NFSA State

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for additional monthly allocation of 41,800 tonnes of foodgrains for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL rates and 20,507 tonnes of foodgrains for Above Poverty Line (APL) families at 2/3rd of Minimum Support Price (MSP) rates to three non-National Food Security Act (NFSA) States, namely, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Nagaland, from April to June, 2016 or till implementation of NFSA by the respective State, whichever is earlier. *Background: * NFSA has come into fo... more »

Cabinet approves Mau-Tarighat New Railway line project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1765.92 crore and expected completion cost is Rs.2109.07 crore with 5 percent escalation per annum. The project is likely to be completed in the next six years during 12th and 13th Plan period. This project will provide alternative, s... more »

Cabinet approves the Proposal for Amendment to the Resolutions dated 03rd March 1987 of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the proposal for Amendment to the Resolutions dated 3rd March 1987 of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). The proposed amendments are as under: (a) selection of candidates from State Public Enterprises and Private Sector as non-internal candidates for a period of five years for appointment in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs); (b) holding of office by the Chairperson and Members of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for a period of 3 y... more »

Cabinet approves MOU between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) and the French Civil Aviation Authority

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) and the French Civil Aviation Authority – Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) of France to implement Technical Cooperation Programme for promotion and implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The MoU has been signed on behalf of the two countries after its approval by the t...more »

Cabinet apprised of the signing of MOU between India and Brunei Darussalam in the field of Youth and Sports Affairs

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between India and Brunei Darussalam in the field of Youth and Sports Affairs. The MoU between the two countries was signed on 2-02-2016 at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Areas of cooperation between the two countries include exchange programmes in the fields of youth and sports, exchange programmes for the training of officers and trainers, promotion of sports between the participants with respect to sports facilities, sports equipment, ... more »

Cabinet approves MoU between USA and India to enhance cooperation in wildlife conservation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between United States of America and India to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking. With the approval, India will benefit from the expertise of the US Institutions in the field of wildlife conservation and management of wildlife areas and in combating illegal trade of wildlife and their derivatives. *Background: * India and the United States of America are endowed with rich biodiversity ... more »

Cabinet approves signing and ratification of Agreement between India and Qatar on Co-operation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing and ratifying of an Agreement between India and Qatar on Co-operation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters. The Agreement aims to entering into a bilateral Agreement on co-operation Customs matters between India and Qatar. The Agreement will help in the availability of relevant information for the prevention and investigation of Customs offences. The Agreement is also expected to facilitate trade and ensure efficient clearance of goods traded between the countries. *Backgroun... more »

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of the MoU are: a) To create favourable conditions for long-term co-operation in the field of tourism for the mutual benefits. b) To exchange expertise, publications, information/data and statistics related to tourism. c) To encourage cooperation through the exchange of programmes, propaganda and advertising materials, publications, films, p... more »

Cabinet approves MSP for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices would be effective from 1.10.2016. The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers. The approved MSP is based on recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) which takes into account the cost of production, overall demand-supply, domestic and international prices, inter-crop price parity, terms of trade bet...more »

Cabinet approves Mau-Tarighat New Railway line project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1765.92 crore and expected completion cost is Rs.2109.07 crore with 5 percent escalation per annum. The project is likely to be completed in the next six years during 12th and 13th Plan period. This project will provide alternative, s... more »

Cabinet approves Procurement Quota to M/s. ITI Ltd. in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of Department of Telecommunications regarding continuation of reservation quota for M/s. ITI Limited in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL). The approval consists of the following: i. To continue the Reservation Quota policy for M/s. ITI Ltd. by reserving: a. 30% of the procurement orders placed by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL for M/s. ITI Ltd. for the products manufactured by it and for those outsourced items in which there is a min... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to visit ‘The Retreat’ in Mashobra near Shimla from June 2 to 6

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit ‘The Retreat’ in Mashobra near Shimla from June 2 to 6, 2016. On June 3, 2016, the President will address the Golden Jubilee Convocation of Indira Gandhi Medical College. On the same day, Acharya Devvrat, Governor of Himachal Pradesh will host a cultural programme and banquet in honour of the President. The President will host a reception for senior dignitaries of the State, Ministers, officials, journalists etc. on June 5, 2016. ‘The Retreat’ which is part of the President’s Estate, is located in a picturesque surrounding... more »
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