Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to Complete Four Years in Office in July 25

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 27 seconds ago
The President of India, Shri Mukherjee will complete four years in office on July 25, 2016. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Phase-II of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum on July 25, 2016 in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and other dignitaries. The inauguration of Phase-II of the Museum will complete the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, which comprises the Stables Museum (Phase –I), the Garages Museum (Phase –II) and the Clock Tower, which will be home to the Visitors Reception Centre, Cafeteria and Souvenir s... more »

NITI Aayog to organise a two day Workshop on Public Private Partnership in Urban Infrastructure tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
NITI Aayog will organize a two day long Capacity Building Workshop on Best Practices in Public Financing (Public Private Partnership) of Urban Infrastructure on July 21-22, 2016 at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi. The focus is on the following areas: The PPP process: key success factors from the government perspective, PPP models and payment mechanisms, planning & preparation for PPP projects, introduction to urban challenges, demand driven master planning and developing viable business, city infrastructure required to enable smart cities and practical viewpoint on implementation of smart ... more »

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

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King and people of Belgium on the eve of their National Day (July 21, 2016). In a message to His Majesty King Philippe, The King of the Belgians, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Majesty and to the people of Belgium on the occasion of your National Day. The warm and friendly relations between India and Belgium have been significantly strengthened in recent years. I am confi... more »

ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON STEEL PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
The Government has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of various steel products from China PR vide its notifications dated 26.03.2013, 05.06.2015, 11.12.2015 and 17.05.2016. Details are given below:- *Sl.* *No.* *Product* *Current status* 1. Steel Wheels Definitive duty imposed on 26.03.2013 in the range of US $ 512-613 per MT. Duty is in force upto 25.03.2018. 2. Hot Rolled flat product of stainless steel of 304 Grade Definitive duty imposed on 05.06.2015 in the range of US $ 180 to 316 per MT. Duty is in force upto 04.06.2020. 3. Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel Defin... more »

Government making all efforts to boost Housing Finance Sector to meet the goal of ‘Housing for All by 2022’: Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Government is making all efforts to boost the Housing Finance Sector to ensure that the goal of Affordable Housing for all by 2022 is met. This was stated by Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at the National Summit on “Finance for Housing for All by 2022” organised by ASSOCHAM in New Delhi today. In his address, Mr Naidu said that it is the priority of his Ministry to provide access to safe and affordable housing to all countrymen. This is the first step in building strong and healthy communities where individuals and families can prosper, he sa... more »

Directorate General of Hydrocarbons’ Interactive Session for Discovered Small Fields Bid Round 2016 in Calgary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons organized an interactive session at Calgary, Alberta on 18th July 2016 for ‘Discovered Small Fields Bid Round 2016’ to facilitate interactions between the Government of India and Industry Leaders, and to promote investment in the energy sector of India. Many distinguished officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India (GoI), top business leaders, and various international and national media houses were present at the session. The interactive session was organized at The Westin, Calgary to showcase and i...more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari concludes a successful US visit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari concluded his week-long official visit to the U.S.yesterday, successfully extracting assurances from the infrastructure and investment companies to provide the necessary technical expertise as well as capital to further boost the robust Indian maritime, roads and highways sectors. Shri Gadkari held a series of productive interactions with investment bankers, fund managers and captains of trade and industry in infrastructure sector at business platforms in Washington, New York, San Francisco and Los Angel... more »

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-NULM guidelines recast to benefit more urban poor

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
*Banks to directly accept applications for loans; Nodal bank for each State to increase loan linkages* *Men in vulnerable vocations made eligible for assistance; Norms for formation of Self-Help Groups relaxed* *Construction of shelters for urban homeless with corporate donations* *Convergence with PMKVY, PMJDY, Social security schemes to be ensured* *Performance under DAY-NULM satisfactory but States need to do more, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu* Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has made substantial changes in the Guidelines for implementation of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojan... more »

9th edition of 3-Day Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show To Begin From July 21, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
To expand share of fashion jewellery in India’s export, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is organizing the 9th edition of the three-day Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS-2016) at the *India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, NCR Delhi from July 21 to July 23, 2016.* Over 250 manufacturers and exporters from all over the country will be showcasing the wide product range of fashion jewellery & accessories to attract overseas buyers and their representatives in sourcing their requirements under one roof, informed Shri D. Kumar, Chairman – EPCH. ... more »

Sharing of information of black money by foreign countries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
While there is no official estimation regarding black money of Indians stacked in Swiss banks, recent media reports have quoted Zurich based Swiss National Bank as saying that money held by Indians in Swiss banks has fallen by nearly one-third. These reports also say that the funds, described by Swiss National Bank as ‘liabilities’ of Swiss banks or ‘amounts due to’ their clients, are the official figures disclosed by the Swiss authorities and do not indicate to the quantum of alleged black money held by Indians in Switzerland. Under the provisions of direct taxes laws, the Governm... more »

Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2016 Final Result Declared

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Based on the result of the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service written examination 2016 held by the UPSC in May 2016 followed by interviews for Personality Test held in July 2016, the following are the lists, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to posts in Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service. The number of candidates recommended for appointment to Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service are as under: Service GEN OBC SC ST Total Indian Economic Service 09 03 02 01 15 Indian Statistical ... more »

Opening of Bank branches in rural areas

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
To promote financial inclusion and to extend the banking network in unbanked areas, general permission has been granted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to domestic Scheduled Commercial Banks including Public Sector Banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks) to open branches at any place in the country, without seeking prior approval of RBI in each case, subject to at least 25 percent of the total number of branches opened during a financial year being opened in unbanked rural (Tier 5 and Tier 6) centres (population upto 9999). RBI has also specified that the total number of branches opene... more »

NITI Aayog & Intel India Sign Statement of Intent to Kick-off Atal Tinkering Lab Initiative for Young Innovators

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
NITI Aayog has introduced the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) initiative as a part of its flagship programme – the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). As part of a crucial effort to efficiently implement the initiative, NITI Aayog today signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Intel India. The key objectives of setting up Atal Tinkering Laboratories is to build relevant skill sets among youngsters and to provide access to technology that will enable solutions. Intel will co-lead the creation and management of ten ATLs as State Hubs. These laboratories intend to impact 250,000 youth wit... more »

Infrastructural Facilities in Government Hospitals

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
Providing health care facilities to its people is the prime responsibility of the respective State Governments as health is a State subject and, as such, no information is maintained centrally. However, in so far as three Central Government hospitals located in Delhi viz. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & its Associated Hospitals located in Delhi are concerned, these hospitals as tertiary care hospitals in Delhi which cater to health care of population of not only Delhi but also for the entire National Capital Region of Delhi and even far flung... more »

Health Insurance Scheme for Economically Weaker People

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
The Hon’ble Finance Minister in his Budget Speech for 2016-17 on 29.02.2016 announced that “Government will launch a new health protection scheme which will provide health cover up to Rs. One lakh per family belonging to poor and economically weak families”. A proposal in this regard is under consideration of the Government. For Senior Citizens of age 60 years and above, an additional top-up package up to Rs. 30,000 per senior citizen per year, has already been implemented w.e.f 01.04.2016. The Scheme is proposed to be launched w.e.f. 01.04.2017. The Union Minister of Health and... more »

Online Medical Examination Report

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
Online Registration System (ORS) is being implemented in various hospitals in States/UTs to provide online registration, online appointment services to citizens along with online viewing of medical examination report on ORS portal by citizens. So far it has been implemented in 43 hospitals including AIIMS Bhopal. However, the module for online viewing of reports has been started only in four hospitals (viz. AIIMS, New Delhi; RML, New Delhi; NIMHANS, Bengaluru; and PGIMER, Chandigarh) through this Portal (http://ors.gov.in/copp/lab_report_gate.jsp) Financial assistance is being prov... more »

Levy of taxes on large Airlines

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
As per the National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016, to ensure uniformity and level playing field across various airport operators, future tariffs at all airports will be calculated on a 'hybrid till' basis, unless otherwise specified for any project being bid out in future. It is also provided that 30% of non-aeronautical revenue will be used to cross-subsidise aeronautical charges. In order to operationalize Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), the National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016 provides that a Regional Community Fund will be created through levy per departure on all domestic rou... more »

Ban on non-CAT III compliant small air crafts

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
As per direction issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), non CAT-III compliant aircraft will have to be rescheduled between 1000 hours to 2000 hours during the period with low visibility weather forecast, keeping a view to minimize the inconvenience to traveling passengers and ensure safety of operations during the Low Visibility period. As per Summer Schedule- 2016 following 19 cities are connected to Delhi by small aircrafts namely Surat, Rajkot, Kullu, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Dharamsala, Dehradun, Pant Nagar, Lucknow, Jaipur, Indore, Chandigarh, Jodhpur, Amrit... more »

Impact of Agro-Chemicals

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has started a central sector scheme, “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National level” under which samples of food commodities are collected and analysed for the presence of pesticide residues. The detail of samples analysed during the year 2015-16 is given below. *DETAILS OF THE SAMPLES ANALYSED DURING THE YEAR 2015-16* *S.No.* *Commodity* *Samples Analyzed* *Samples found above FSSAI MRL* 1. Food Grains (Rice and Wheat ) 1955 157 (8%) 2. Vegetables 11551 339 (2.9%) 3. Fruits 2358 30 (1.27%) The Government is implementing “Strengthen... more »

Drone Based Agricultural Technology

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has formulated a collaborative research project entitled “SENSAGRI: SENsor based Smart AGRIculture” involving six partner Institutes (Agriculture & IT) to be funded by Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA), Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India and ICAR. The major objective is to develop indigenous prototype for drone based crop and soil health monitoring system using ...more »
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