Sunday, 31 July 2016

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
Films an important medium to connect people and cultures: Col. Rathore MoS I&B inaugurates European Union Film Festival Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore said that films and music provided a bridge between cultures that connects people across nations. Film Festivals provided an opportunity to understand different cultures from different regions, the people, their relationships and their emotions through the medium of cinema. The Minister stated this in his inaugural address at the European Union Film festival here today at Siri Fort Auditoriu... more »

National Tourism Awards - An Overview

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
Ministry of Tourism annually presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. These awards are being given since the early 1990s and are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism. The National Tourism Awards have over the years emerged as ... more »

An old contest - Technology has made a mockery of effective censorship

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects - 1 day ago
By Swapan Dasgupta The battle between the judiciary and the executive (and its various arms) is never ending. In the recent past, it has actually intensified as the courts have stepped into a twilight zone created either by the executive's dereliction of its responsibilities or by an onrush of judicial activism. In the public eye, the intensity of the conflict is magnified when the battle lines are over civil liberties. In a recent judgment, the Bombay High Court cleared the film, *Udta Punjab*, for public viewing after ordering one scene to be deleted. Earlier, the Central Board ... more »

Union Home Minister to visit Assam tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will be making an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga in Assam tomorrow. He will also be visiting Bhagatgaon Camp of flood-affected residents in Morigaon district. Shri Rajnath Singh will hold a meeting with the Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and other State Government Officers in Guwahati before returning to Delhi in the evening. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Mission Indradhanush

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
During the second phase of Mission Indradhanush, 11.6 lakh sessions were organized. Indradhanush aims to increase full immunization coverage in India to at least 90% children by 2020. However, in 199 districts the improvement in immunization coverage was not satisfactory during the first and second phase and therefore these districts were included in third phase of Mission Indradhanush. The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Distribution of pulses at subsidized rate by state governments

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Some States have taken up distribution of pulses through Public Distribution System (PDS), details at subsidized rates. These states are: (as on 31.12.2015) S. No State Type of Pulses Qty. allotted per family per month Issue price per kg. Scheme operational since 1 Andhra Pradesh Red Gram Dal 1 kg. Rs. 50/- per kg June 2008 2 Chhattisgarh Chana (in schedule areas) 2 Kg. Rs. 5/- June, 2011 Dal (in non-schedule areas) 2 Kg. Rs. 10/- May, 2013 3 Haryana Pulses (Chana Dal & Sabut Masur inter changeable) 2.5 kg. per ration card (SBPL,BPL &AAY ) Rs.20/- per kg August, 2013 4 Himachal Pradesh Mo... more »

FCI to sell 65-75 Lakh MT wheat in Open Market during 2016-17

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
FCI sells wheat and rice in the open market under Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) (Domestic) through e-tender. For the year 2016-17, a target of 65-75 Lakh Metric Ton (LMT) has been set for sale of wheat by FCI out of Central Pool under the OMSS (D). A target of 20 lakh MT of Grade 'A' rice has also been kept for sale under OMSS (D) during 2016-17. A quantity of 8.81 LMT of wheat and 0.26 LMT of rice have been sold under OMSS (D) as on 27.07.2016. This information was given by the Minister of State Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri C.R.Chaudhary in a written reply i... more »

Setting up of four Petroleum Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions approved

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals is implementing the Petroleum Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) Policy to promote investments, boost manufacturing and generate employment. Substantial investments by upstream Anchor Units in the Refinery and Cracker Segments are envisioned to lead to other investments in the chemical and petrochemical downstream sectors and ancillary industries. Government of India has approved setting up of four PCPIRs in the States of Andhra Pradesh (Vishakhapatnam - Kakinada), Gujarat (Dahej),... more »

Formation of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat has said that formation of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University, Pusa has been completed with the untiring efforts of the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh in which the youth of India and Bihar are getting education in Agriculture science which will in turn benefit agriculture in Bihar. Shri Bhagat informed that under the process of the formation of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University, it was decided to bring the assets of Rajendra Prasad Ag... more »

I&B Minister Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu interacts with officers of I&B Ministry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that principal objective of public communication is to make people informed participants and enthusiastic partners in the task of nation building. Effective public communication was the backbone for change management and thus all officials of Ministry of I&B and its Media Units were important stakeholders in this process as change agents. The Government priorities were clear in the context of expectations from officials which included focus on Results, Tran... more »

President of India’s message on the eve of Independence day of Vanuatu

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 Republic of Vanuatu on the eve of their Independence Day (July 30, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Baldwin Lonsdale, the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, 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 you and to the people of the Republic of Vanuatu on the occasion of your Independence Day. It is matter of satisfaction that India and Pacific Island coun... more »

Brahmaputra receding at Goalpara in Assam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
River Brahmaputra at Goalpara in Goalpara District of Assam has receded from High Flood Situation to Moderate Flood Situation at 0800hrs today. At 0800 hrs, it was flowing at a level of 36.92 m with Falling trend which is 0.65 m above its Danger Level of 36.27 m and 0.51m below its previous HFL of 37.43 m recorded on July 31, 1954. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Preprations are in full swing for “RUN FOR RIO” in NEW DELHI

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Preparations are in full swing for RUN FOR RIO to be held in New Delhi on Sunday 31st July, 2016 at 7 am onwards. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the RUN to celebrate the Olympic mood especially when India is sending its largest ever contingent of athletes to participate in the Games. Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said that the objective of the Run is to not only demonstrate to our athletes that the whole country is proud of them and wishes them all the best in the forthcoming Rio Olympics competitions, but also to connect publ... more »

International Tiger day celebrated

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave has exhorted tourists from across the world to come to India to see the Tiger. Speaking at a function to celebrate the International Tiger Day today, the Minister urged upon the students to conserve tigers. Shri Dave pointed out that students from various schools have gathered here today, because they all are themselves Tigers. He said that people in India love the Tiger and added that by conserving the Tigers, India has 2, 226 Tigers, which constitutes 70% of the population o... more »

Action taken to fill vacancies of directors in higher institutions

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Following is the status of action taken to identify Directors of IIMs, NITs and IITs: (a) Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) For six new IIMs at Amritsar, Sirmaur, Bodh Gaya, Sambalpur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam advertisement has been issued and Search cum Selection Committee (SCSC) has been constituted for recommending a panel of names for consideration of the Government. The mentor Directors are looking after the six new IIMs till the appointment of regular Director. For IIMs at Ranchi, Raipur, Bangalore and Rohtak, the SCSC has recommended a panel of names, which are under co... more »

The Startup India initiative is designed to foster innovation, create jobs and facilitate investment.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Startup India initiative is designed to foster innovation, create jobs and facilitate investment. Government is committed to make this initiative a scalable reality and to provide an environment for our Startups to thrive in. Since the launch of the Action Plan for the Startup India initiative considerable progress has been made. However, a lot remains to be done. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry believes the way forward is to have all the stakeholders on board to take the initiative forward and act as a facilitator for Startups to flourish. With the agenda of creating a c... more »

PM asks NITI Aayog to create a vision for transformational change

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today called upon NITI Aayog to create a vision document that would, chart a roadmap for India’s development for the next fifteen years, and also lay the foundation for the country’s growth over the next decades of the 21st century. Interacting with members of the NITI Aayog, the Prime Minister said the time for incremental change, that was the norm across the world for quite some time, is now over. He said the current age is one that requires transformational change. He highlighted the importance of technology as an emerging driver of change... more »

President of India receives copy of coffee table book ‘India’s most Powerful Women’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received a copy of a coffee table book ‘India’s Most Powerful Women’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (July 28, 2016). The book has been written by Mrs. Prem Ahluwalia. Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated Mrs. Prem Ahluwalia, the author of the book for making an attempt to recognize the contribution of women in India through her book. He expressed hope that the objective of the book and the stories of its women reach every young mind and inspire them to move towards a progressive society. He said that the book will also ser... more »

Benefits from Launching of Foreign Satellite

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched 20 satellites in a single launch mission onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ‘PSLV-C34’ on June 22, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. In this mission, 17 foreign satellites (total weighing 555 kg) from 4 countries viz. Indonesia, Germany, Canada and USA were launched as co-passenger along with Indian primary payload CARTOSAT-2 series of satellite (weighing 727 kg) and 2 University/academic institute’s satellites (weighing 2.5 kg) namely SWAYAM (College of Engineering, Pune) & SATHYABAMASAT (Sathy... more »

PM condoles the demise of Indian social activist and writer Smt. Mahashweta Devi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Indian social activist and writer Smt. Mahashweta Devi. "Mahashweta Devi wonderfully illustrated the might of the pen. A voice of compassion, equality and justice, she leaves us deeply saddened. RIP", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in
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