Thursday, 14 July 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

Chief Executive Officer NATGRID appointed

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri A.K. Patnaik, IPS (GJ: 83), Additional Director, Intelligence Bureau as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). The appointment of CEO, NATGRID will be effective from the date of assumption of charge of the post upto December 31, 2018 i.e. the date of his retirement on superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews research activities at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan paid a visit to the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun and addressed the scientific fraternity there. He highlightedthe needs for scientific growth and India's drive for development through scientific innovation for the benefit of the society. The Minister also emphasized the need of greater participation of women scientists in Science and Technology innovation and research. During the interaction with the media persons on the occasion, the Minister highlighted the Government’s vision and... more »

Shri Vijay Goel visits ailing former Hockey captain Mohammad Shahid in hospital; wish him speedy recovery on behalf of the Prime Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 12 hours ago
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Shri Vijay Goel today visited ailing former Hockey captain and Olympian Mohammad Shahid, who is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurgaon for liver and kidney-related issues. He inquired about his well-being and conveyed the best wishes of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the speedy recovery of the star player. Shri Goel personally met each of the family members of Mohammad. Shahid, his wife, Ms Praveen Shahid, Son, Md. Sais and daughter Ms Heena Shahid and conveyed the best wishes of the Prime Minister Shri ... more »

The Integrated Child Development Scheme Being Completely Revamped To Address The Issue Of Malnutrition : Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
A National Conference of State Principal Secretaries/Secretaries in charge of Women & Child Development was held in New Delhi today. The meeting was called by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development to review Integrated Child Development Scheme as well as other schemes including those related to women, child care and child protection. Representatives of Women & Child Development departments of 29 States/UTs attended the meeting. Addressing the participants, the Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that the Ministry is undertaking a complete... more »

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Assumes Independent Charge Of Minority Affairs

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today assumed the charge of office of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Minority Affairs. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State was assigned the Independent charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs(MoMA) last evening following resignation by Dr. Najma A. Heptulla. Later Shri Rakesh Garg ,the Secretary MoMA and other officials of the Ministry briefed the Minister . Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare constitutes a team to visit WhiteFly affected Cotton Crops areas in Punjab

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Team to visit affected areas within two days Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is sending a team to Punjab which would visit areas where cotton crops have been affected by Whitefly. A few pockets of Fazilka, Mansa and Bathinda districts are facing WhiteFly menace. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has constituted a five member team under Chairmanship of Dr. S. N. Sushil, Plant Protection Advisor DPPQ & S, Faridabad to visit affected areas within two days. After visit, team will make an assessment and will submit the report thereon. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Preparedness of Indian Railway for Monsoon Season

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Ministry of Railways has geared up its machinery to ensure safe railway operation during the current monsoon season. Railway Board has already sent instructions to all Zonal railways to do necessary preparedness and undertake appropriate precaution to ensure safe railway operation during the monsoon season. Zonal Railways at their own level have also prepared booklets of detailed guidelines for the concerned railway staff for the rainy season. In brief, following measures have been taken to ensure safe railway operations: - (i) Joint inspection of Railway affecting works (Canals, T... more »

Cabinet allows M/s. ITI Limited to transfer shares to Special National Investment Fund to meet SEBI’s minimum public shareholding requirement

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the following proposal of Department of Telecommunication regarding transfer of shares by M/s ITI Limited to Special National Investment Fund (SNIF) to meet Securities and Exchange Board of India's minimum public shareholding requirement: a) M/s ITI Limited will be allowed to transfer the requisite number of shares from President of India to SNIF as and when Capital grant is released in the form of equity infusion to M/s ITI Limited as part of revival plan approved by Cabinet i... more »

Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 60 lakh youth to be trained afresh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs.12000 crore to impart skilling to one crore people over the next four years (2016-2020). PMKVY will impart fresh training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh persons acquired non-formally under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The target allocation between fresh trainings and RPL will be flexible and interchangeable depending on functional and operational requirements. The Scheme, completely aligned to the Common No... more »

Cabinet approves the Revised Cost Estimate of Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of Rs. 7290.62 crore for the ongoing 1020 MW Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project (HEP) in Bhutan. The total cost escalation for the project, at this stage, is Rs.3512.82 crore. The Project will provide surplus power to India and thus augment power availability in the country and would enable project works to proceed smoothly without interruption. *Background: * The bilateral agreement to execute the Punatsangchhu-II HEP was signed between India and Bhutan ...more »

Cabinet approves disinvestment of 15% in NBCC

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the disinvestment of 15% paid up equity of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) out of Government of India’s 90% shareholding. It would result in estimated receipts of Rs.1,706 crore approximately to the Government. However, the actual realization amount will depend upon the market conditions and the investor interest prevailing at the time of actual disinvestment. The disinvestment would further broadbase NBCC’s shareholding and enhance the disinvestment re... more »

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Reviews Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment reviewed the implementation progress of the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) in the Central Advisory Committee meeting here today. Shri Gehlot said that so far an amount of Rs.201 crore has been released to the 5 pilot States and Rs.228.97 crore to States in the extended phase. The minister also said that following the success of the scheme in the 1000 pilot villages in Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, it is now extended to further 1500 Scheduled Caste majority villages in Ass... more »

Cabinet approves the facilities being extended to persons residing in India on Long Term Visa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following facilities being extended to persons from Minority communities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians staying on Long Term Visa (LTV) in India. The move is aimed at easing out the difficulties being faced by them and includes the following:- · Opening of bank account. · Permission for purchase of property for self occupation and suitable accommodation for carrying out self – employment. · Permission to tak... more »

Cabinet approves Official amendment to the Bill for change of name from “Rajendra Central Agricultural University” to “Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Official amendment to the Rajendra Central Agricultural University Bill, 2015 for change of name from “Rajendra Central Agricultural University” to “Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University”. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa is to fulfill the desired goal and achieve excellence in teaching and produce the much-needed manpower educated in agriculture and allied sciences. This would help in getting over the shortage of technical manpower ... more »

Cabinet approves revival of defunct Fertilizer Units in Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revival of defunct Fertilizer Units in Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni. These cinlude two closed urea units of Fertilizer Corporation India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri (Jharkhand) and Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Barauni (Bihar) unit of Hindustan Fertilizers Corporation Limited (HFCL). These three fertilizers units would be revived by means of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Public Sector Units (PSUs) namely, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Coal India Limited (CIL), Indian Oil Corporation L... more »

INS India – base depot ship of Indian Navy at New Delhi celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
INS India, the base depot ship at New Delhi, celebrated its 75th anniversary today (13 Jul). Established as HMIS India in 1941 it was rechristened as INS India on 26 Jan 1950. The Base Depot ship (stone ship in naval parlance) has the privilege of being the Flagship of the Chief of the Naval Staff. Started as small unit with a complement of just a handful of officers and sailors, INS India is now a major establishment in New Delhi with a plethora of duties and responsibilities. In addition, the establishment provides administrative and logistics cover to all officers an... more »

Delegation of Imams meets Union Home Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
A delegation of Imams led by Dr. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, Chief All India Imams Organization, met here today the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in the backdrop of the situation in the Kashmir Valley. The delegation expressed hope that the Government of India as well as the State Government would take every possible step on urgent basis to restore peace in Kashmir. Expressing satisfaction over the deliberations, the delegation thanked the Home Minister for the assurance to restore peace and normalcy in Kashmir valley. They also said that there is no place for terrorism and vi... more »

Shri Piyush Goyal Reviews Coal, Power, New and Renewable Energy Sectors Development in Karnataka

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri. Piyush Goyal reviewed here today issues related to Power, coal, renewable energy and mines sectors with the Govt. of Karnataka. Addressing the media after the review meeting, Shri. Goyal said that there are four ongoing power projects linking with various states to bring surplus power from the central grid to Karnataka state. 400 KV Yelahanka LILO , 400KV Dharmapuri-Somanahally D/C Line, 400 KV Madhugiri –Yelahanka D/C line and 765 KV Madhugiri –Dharmapuri (Salem New ) S/C Line are the four projects... more »

Darjeeling, a mini India, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
The Government of West Bengal hosted a state reception in honour of President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Chowrasta (The Mall), Darjeeling today (July 12, 2016). Speaking on the occasion, the President said Darjeeling is mini India and not merely a simple geographic expression. It is a great melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnicities. The people of Darjeeling have chosen to live together and work together. India is a country of 1.28 billion people, who speak more than 100 languages and 1,600 dialects. India is home to major religions and three major ethnic groups. All l... more »

PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of the following members of the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect i) Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, and ii) Shri G.M. Siddeshwara Further, as advised by the Prime Minister of India, the President has directed that – i) Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State, shall be assigned the Independent charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs; ii) Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State shall be relieved of the charge of Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development, and Minister of ... more »
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