Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

india maintains its supremacy over China in Pharmaceuticals

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 27 minutes ago
India’s pharmaceutical exports continued its lead over China in 2015. While India’s Pharma exports grew from US $11.66 Billion to US $12.54 Billion in 2015 recording a growth of 7.55%, China increased its exports of Pharma products from US $6.59 Billion to US $6.94 Billion showing a growth of 5.3% during the same period. India moved ahead of China in all important markets such as US, European Union and Africa. India’s exports of Pharma products to US jumped from US $3.84 Billion to US $4.74 Billion, a growth of 23.4% as against China’s Pharma exports to US which moved from US $1.16... more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari exhorts highways builders and skill development institutions to train highways construction workers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Minister of Road Transport& Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari has exhorted highways builders, contractors, and skill development institutions to come forward in a big way to train the local, unemployed youth in highways construction, and to upgrade the skills of existing workers. Chairing a meeting of Ministry officials with representatives of National Highways Builders Federation and several construction training institutions in New Delhi today, Shri Gadkari said that his Ministry will pay Rs 15,000 per trainee (on the basis of minimum wages) as stipend to compensate fo... more »

State Launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) at Shahdol, M.P.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY) was launched today at Shahdol by Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh in the presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Shri Om Prakash Dhurve, Minister of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection, Labour, Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Gauri Shankar Shejwar, Minister, Forests, Planning, Statistics, Madhya Pradesh, Shri Gyan Singh, Minister, Tribal Welfare & Scheduled Castes Welfare, Shri Rampal Singh, Minister, Public Works Department, Madhya Pradesh graced t... more »

A Major Thrust For Developing Airports in Uttar Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
While speaking to the media in the capital today, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed that a major effort was underway to operationalize numerous airports in the State of Uttar Pradesh. This is an outcome of a Review meeting that was held earlier in the day which was chaired by Dr. Mahesh Sharma. The meeting was attended by Secretary, Civil Aviation, Shri R.N. Choubey, senior officers of Airports Authority of India, Director, Civil Aviation, Uttar Pradesh Government and District Magistrates of the concerned Districts in Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Mahesh Sha... more »

New act for Namami Gange says Sushri Uma Bharti 6th meeting of the National Ganga river basin authority held

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that a new act will be formulated for speedy implementation of Namami Gange programme. Chairing the 6th meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority in New Delhi today the Minister said that five Ganga basin states have agreed in principle to this idea. Sushri Bharti said that an expert committee under the guidance of Justice (Retd.) Shri Girdhar Malaviya, member NGRBA will make suggestions regarding the proposed act. The Minister also announced setting of a committee on ... more »

President of India inaugurates swami Vivekanand Sabhagar at Kathak Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Swami Vivekanand Sabhagar at Kathak Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademi in New Delhi today (July 4, 2016). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Swami Vivekananda embodied the ancient spiritual idea of India - an India that was open, assimilative and ever evolving. Kathak similarly, is a primary Indian dance form that openly embraced influences, assimilated them and evolved and perpetuated itself since its origin in the 4th Century BC and during the times of the Mahabharat. The President said that Swami Vivekananda... more »

PM meets Rio bound Indian sportspersons, shares photos and words of encouragement for each of them on Twitter

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
In a unique and perhaps unprecedented gesture, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted individually with over 60 athletes who will represent India at the forthcoming Rio Olympics. The Prime Minister offered words of encouragement to each of them. He also chatted informally with several athletes, who drew out their mobile phones for selfies with the Prime Minister. Later in the day, the Prime Minister took to the social networking platform Twitter, to share his photographs with each player, with words of encouragement for each of them. Several sportspersons appre... more »

Minister of Mines Shri Narender Singh Tomar will launch of “National Mineral Exploration Policy”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
It is a consensus amongst geoscientists that India is endowed with large mineral resource and has geological environment for many others on account of similarity of geological set up with Australia, South Africa, South America etc. However, survey and exploration have been broadly concentrated on surficial and shallow mineral deposits. Exploration for deep and concealed deposits is a cost-intensive and high-risk enterprise which requires state-of-the-art technology and expertise. In view of the above, the efforts made by the govt. agencies require to be extensively supplemented wit... more »

Text of PM’s address at the 300th Martyrdom Anniversary Commemoration Event of Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
इस साल बाबा बंदा सिंह बहादुर दा 300 साला शहीदी दिवस ना सिर्फ पंजाब जां हिन्दुस्तान दी धरती ते ही सगों संसार भर विच जिथे-जिथे वी हिन्दुस्तानी वसदे हन, बड़े उत्साह नाल मनाया जा रिहा है। हुण जदों असी सारे उन्हां दी लासानी शहीदी नू याद करके नतमस्तक हुन्दे हां, उदों मैं तुहाड़े नाल इस महान योद्वे बारे कुछ गल्लां सांझीया करना चाहंवांगा। आज हमने कविवर रवीन्‍द्रनाथ टैगोर द्वारा रची हुई बाबा बंदा सिंह की त्‍याग और बलिदान की गाथा एक बहुत ही खूबसूरत कविता के माध्‍यम से हमने सुनी और जैसे मानो वो कालखंड हमारे सामने जीवित हो गया। इस कविता से यह बात स्‍पष्‍ट है कि बंदा बहादुर वो उस शख्‍सियत का ना... more »

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

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 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the eve of their National Day (July 05, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Nicolas Maduro Moros, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 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 the Government and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the occasion of your National Day. ... more »

President of India’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Algeria

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 People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on the eve of their Independence Day (July 05, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with pleasure that I convey warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on th... more »

PM to meet Athletes Contingent, offer best wishes for Rio Olympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will meet the athletes who shall be representing India at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Shri Narendra Modi will meet the Olympic Contingent at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on Monday. So far, around 100 athletes from 13 sports disciplines have qualified for the Rio Olympics. The Prime Minister will interact informally with the sportspersons, and wish them well for their performance in the world’s biggest sporting arena. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

BRICS Working Group meeting on “Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency” tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on *“Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency” *will be held in Visakhapatnam during 4th-5th July, 2016. Participation from all BRICS countries, viz., Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa has been confirmed. During the two day deliberations, the BRICS countries will make presentations on measures taken by them in the field of energy saving and energy efficiency. India will also showcase its efforts in energy saving, energy efficiency, in particular the LED street lighting programme and PAT (Performance Achievement & Trade) programme for Ind... more »

PM to attend 300th Martyrdom Anniversary Commemoration Event of Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will attend a commemorative event to mark the 300th Martyrdom Anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji, in New Delhi on Sunday. The Prime Minister will release a book and souvenir on Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji on the occasion. The event will be attended by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Parkash Singh Badal. A recently released commemorative coin on Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji will be presented to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Punjab. The Prime Minister will address the gathering. The event will also feature poetic tribu... more »

President of India’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Belarus

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Belarus on the eve of their Independence Day (July 03, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of Belarus on the occasion of your Independence Day. It is matter of satisfaction that ... more »

Lt Gen MK Unni Takes over as the new DGAFMS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Unni assumed the charge of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) in a function here today. A graduate from the Armed Forces Medical College AFMC, Pune, he was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps on February 27, 1977. He trained as a paratrooper and has served with the Special Forces as a Regimental Medical Officer of the elite 9 Para Commandos. During his illustrious service career of over 39 years, the General Officer, apart from specialist duties, has also held important staff and command appointments. He was Major General Medic... more »

India improves its ranking by 19 places on World Bank Logistics Performance Index

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
India has improved its ranking in the World Bank Group's bi-annual "Logistics Performance Index 2016", jumping from 54th in 2014 to 35th in 2016. This was announced by the World Bank Group in its recent launch of the report. In the latest ranking India has gone past countries like New Zealand, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Latvia and Indonesia who were ahead of it in the index. India's jump of 19 positions in the ranking demonstrates the commitment of various Ministries and agencies of Government of India to make it easy to do business in India. Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of Wor... more »

Regional Air Connectivity Scheme to Make Regional Air Travel Affordable and Promote Balanced Growth

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Draft Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) was presented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in the presence of the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju and MOS Dr. Mahesh Sharma in the capital today. The objective of Regional Connectivity Scheme is to make flying affordable for the masses, to promote tourism, increase employment and promote balanced regional growth. It also intends to put life into un-served and under -served airports. To operationalise the Scheme Aircrafts and helicopter operators would be required to assess the demand on var... more »

Third launch of MRSAM successful

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
With a third consecutive successful test-firing today, the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) air defence system has achieved a Hat-Trick. The missile was launched at 1020 hrs from the test range of ITR, Chandipur. The objective of today’s mission was for maximum range and high maneuvering target. The missile guided by armoured seeker system hit the last minute maneuvering target. With this launch, MRSAM system has proved the air defence capability for three different boundary envelopes of the target. The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar congratulated the team DRDO, ...more »

Income Declaration Scheme: Government assures complete confidentiality

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Scheme not be extended beyond September 30 : Revenue Secretary The Government has assured complete confidentiality to those declaring their income under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016. Addressing a press conference in Mumbai today, the Revenue Secretary, Government of India Shri Hasmukh Adhia said “no source will be asked and no further proceedings will be initiated against those availing of the opportunity to declare their hitherto undisclosed income under the scheme”. Shri Adhia also reassured that the information contained in the declaration will not be shared with any oth... more
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