Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Govt. News In Brief

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh leads high level delegation to Islamabad for SAARC Interior/Home Ministers Meeting tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
7th Meeting of the SAARC Interior/Home Secretaries being held in Islamabad today The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh left New Delhi for Islamabad this evening to attend the 7th Meeting of the SAARC Interior/Home Ministers tomorrow. Before his departure to Pakistan, Shri Rajnath Singh said that this Conference provides a platform to discuss issues pertaining to security. He also said that he looks forward to underscore the imperative of meaningful cooperation within the region against terrorism and organised crime. The SAARC Interior/Home Ministers Meeting is preceded by the... more »

Russian Naval Rescue Ship Igor Belousov at Visakhapatnam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
Russian Naval Rescue Ship Igor Belousov arrived Visakhapatnam today, 03 August 2016, on a four-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command. On arrival, Captain 1st Rank Maksim S Allikin, who is heading a senior Russian Navy delegation and Captain 3rd Rank Alexey Nekhodtsev, Commanding Officer Russian Naval Rescue Ship Igor Belousov called-on Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru, Flag Officer Submarines. The visit of the Russian Naval Ship and the delegation will encompass interaction between personnel of both the Navies in vario... more »

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. Signs MoU with Government of India

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Shipping for the financial year 2016-17. The MoU was signed by Shri Rajive Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Shipping) and Capt. B.B. Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., at New Delhi. The MOU is based on the MOU guidelines 2016-17 issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). It consists of parameters drawn on the prescribed evaluation criteria and factors such as capacity and its expansion, business environment, projects under implementation have b... more »

Dredging Corporation of India Ltd. signs MoU with Government of India

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the financial year 2016-17. The MoU was signed by Shri Rajive Kumar, Secretary, Shipping and Shri Rajesh Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director, Dredging Corporation of India Ltd, in New Delhi. The MoU broadly consists of the performance evaluation parameters and targets for Dredging Corporation of India Ltd. for the ensuing year. The MoU will be reviewed by the Ministry on a regular basis and the performance of the PSU would be evaluated and ratings awarded at the end of the financial year. The t... more »

Further import of 30,000 MT pulses approved

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
Over 29,000 MT pulses allocated to the States to sell on subsidised rates The Government has decided to import further 30,000 MT pulses, consisting of 20,000 MT tur and 10,000 MT Urad, for the buffer stock. The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of Price Stabilization Fund chaired by Union Consumer Affairs Secretary, Shri Hem Pande here today. The meeting reviewed the procurement and distribution of pulses from buffer stock. So far, the Government agencies have procured about 1, 19, 572 MT pulses from the domestic market and farmers and 56,000 MT p... more »

Finance minister to inaugurate India International Footwear Fair 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley will inaugurate the 2nd edition of India International Footwear Fair (IIFF) - the premier specialised B2B event of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Confederation of Indian Footwear Industries (CIFI) on August 5, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. IIFF (August 5-7, 2016) is being organised with support of apex bodies including the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Central Leather Research Institute(CLRI), Indian Shoe Federation (ISF), Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) and Indian Footwear Components Manufacturer...more »

India's Position in Atomic Energy Production

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
At present India with twenty one (21) nuclear power reactors, stands seventh (7) among thirty one (31) countries with nuclear power in terms of number of reactors and thirteenth (13) in terms of electricity generation. The present nuclear power installed capacity of 5780 MW is expected to shortly increase to 6780 MW within this financial year with the start of commercial operation of Kudankulam Unit-2 (KKNPP-2) in accordance with stage-wise clearances of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). This unit has already attained first criticality (start of controlled self sustaining nucl... more »

Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The construction of the hospital has been taken up on Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. Tenders have been issued and agency has been identified for construction. The proposal has been approved in the Standing Committee of the TMC Governing Council on July 22, 2016. Rs. 35 crore has been released for the project upto March 31, 2016 which includes fund for establishment of Satellite Cancer Treatment Facility at Sangrur District, Punjab. Budget provision of Rs. 50 crore has been made in the current year. The period of completion of work is 24 months from the date ...more »

Targeting Markets for Agri Exports

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
Some varieties of mangoes from northern India are already being exported to Australia. In order to boost export of other varieties, the matter was pursued with the concerned Australian authorities to consider different varieties and other mitigation measures of Hot Water Treatment and Irradiation. In this regard, a delegation visited India in the month of June, 2016 to verify and certify three irradiation facilities for export of irradiated mangoes from the western and southern parts of India. Approval for certification of these facilities is under process. In case of South Africa,... more »

Rs.4,404 cr more investment in basic urban infrastructure approved in 8 States/UTs for 2016-17

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
*Centre to provide assistance of Rs.2,085 cr* *Karnataka to invest Rs.1,625 cr, Andhra Pradesh-Rs.877 cr, Bihar-Rs.775 cr, Telangana-Rs.555 cr, Haryana-Rs.525 cr* *UD Ministry clears total investment of Rs.44,401 cr under Atal Mission so far* *Drainage networks to be improved at a cost of Rs.1,146 cr* *AMRUT Action Plans for the next three years to be cleared later this year* Ministry of Urban Development today approved an investment of Rs.4,404 cr in augmenting water supply, sewerage networks, drainage, urban transport and public and green spaces in urban areas in 8 State... more »

Meeting of NCST On Tribals evicted at Polavaram Dam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
A meeting was held by Dr. Rameshwar Oraon, Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on 24.5.2016 with Chief Secretary of Odisha; Additional Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh; Secretary, Water Resources, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on issues relating to displacement of tribals and other local people in Devaragodhi, Polavaram Mandalam, West Godavari District and Pudipall Panchayat in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh due to construction of Indira Sagar (Polavaram) Multi Purpose Project on river Godavari, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Member Secretary, Pola...more »

Formulation of National Tribal Policy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Ministry of Tribal Affairs had prepared a draft National Tribal Policy (NTP) in the year 2006. Consultations were held with all stakeholders on the draft NTP. Meanwhile, certain legislative and policy changes have taken place which necessitates further revision of the draft Policy. Further, a High Level Committee (HLC) was also constituted to prepare a status paper on socio-economic status of Scheduled Tribes and suggest a way forward. As the recommendations contained in the Report of HLC would have far reaching implications on policy formulation, it has been felt that a new compre... more »

Development of Buddhist Sites

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Ministry of Tourism launched a new plan scheme Swadesh Darshan for Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits in the country in the year 2014-15. Buddhist Circuit has been identified as one of the thirteen thematic circuits for development under the scheme. All places associated with Buddhist Heritage in the country are covered under this theme. The Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for tourism projects including Buddhist sites in consultation with them subject to availability of funds, li...more »

Rejuvenation of Ayodhya and Mathura

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Ministry of Tourism has launched a scheme Pilgrimage Rejuvenation And Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) for development and beautification of important pilgrimage sites of the country in 2014-15. Under the scheme 13 sites have been identified so far for development, namely Ajmer, Amritsar, Amaravati, Dwarka, Gaya, Kedarnath, Kamakhya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Patna, Puri, Varanasi and Velankanni. *Details of the funds sanctioned for the projects of Mathura under PRASAD Scheme are as under:-* * ... more »

Detailed feasibility study underway for setting up of Mega Oil Refinery on west coast of Maharashtra

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that Oil PSUs namely Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) have announced the plan to jointly set up an integrated refinery-cum-petrochemical complex with a refining capacity of 60 MMTPA (million metric tonnes per annum) in 2 phases in Maharashtra. Engineers India Limited (EIL) is carrying out detailed feasibility study. Oil PSUs and EIL are in the process of ... more »

Status of Cottage and Agro-Based Rural Industries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Coir Board is implementing the following schemes to promote cottage and agro-based rural industries: · *Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)* is a credit linked subsidy scheme, for setting up of new micro-enterprises and to generate employment opportunities in rural as well as urban areas of the country through KVIC, State Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) and District Industries Centre (DIC). General category beneficiaries can avail of... more »

Sale of Surplus Land of PSUs

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
An in-principle decision has been given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in respect of four closing companies, viz. HMT Chinar Watches Ltd., HMT Watches Ltd., HMT Bearings Ltd. and Tungabhadra Steel Products Ltd. (TSPL) that after their closure, their land would be transferred/sold to Central Government Ministries / Departments / CPSEs / Public Sector Banks/State Government Departments or their entities. The land will be sold/transferred by following the Expression of Interest (EOI) route. In case of land taken on lease from state governments, the same has been ap... more »

Achievements of the Ministry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, comprises the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). The details of achievements of both these Departments in the last two years are given in Annexure:- *ANNEXURE* *ACHIEVEMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF HEAVY INDUSTRY* *(A) –Automotive Industry* 1. *FAME India Scheme:* This Department has notified a scheme namely FAME - India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India) to encourage progressive induction of reliable, affordable and efficient electric and ... more »

Scholarships to Artists in Traditional Arts

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Government is implementing Scheme of Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields for advanced training in the field of Indian Classical Music, Indian Classical Dance, Theatre, Mime, Visual Art, Folk, indigenous Art, Light Classical Music including traditional arts. Applications are invited online every year and meritorious candidates are selected on the basis of their performance/interview by the Expert Committee constituted by the Ministry for this purpose. Under the Scheme up to 400 scholarships are given every year to selected young artistes in the age group... more »

First Ever Festival of India in Australia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Festival of India will be held from August to November 2016 in seven cities across Australia. It will present some of the finest elements of India’s classical and contemporary culture through a variety of dance, music, theatre, visual arts and textiles. The Festival is being organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture with the support of ICCR and India Tourism. It has also received local support. The Festival is coordinated by the High Commission of India in Australia. This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism in a... more »
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