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Glorification of Terrorists is Unacceptable and Pakistan Must Immediately Stop Supporting Cross-Border Terrorism & Infiltration: Smt. Sushma Swaraj

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Diplomatic Efforts on for Strengthening India’s Stand On Kashmir The Minister for External Affairs Shrimati Sushma Swaraj in a statement laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha today said that in the wake of the death of Hizb ul Mujahideen Commander and terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8, 2016, senior functionaries of Government of Pakistan briefed in Islamabad envoys of several prominent countries - including the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America - and internationa...more »

PM interacts with Village Pradhans from Varanasi Parliamentary Constituency

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, welcomed Village Pradhans from the Varanasi Parliamentary Constituency at his residence in New Delhi, today. This was the fourth such group to meet the Prime Minister. During the interaction, the Prime Minister encouraged the Pradhans to work towards ensuring attendance of children and quality of Mid Day Meals in schools. He also motivated them to keep cleanliness in their respective villages. The Prime Minister urged the group to eliminate any discrimination between daughters and sons. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Statement by External Affairs Minister Shrimati Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha on Problems Faced by Indians in Gulf Countries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Minister for External Affairs Shrimati Sushma Swaraj in a statement laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha today said that there is around 8 million strong resident Indian community in the Gulf countries. An estimated 70% of them are blue collar workers. Indian Missions in Gulf countries receive various types of complaints from Indian workers including non-payment/delayed payment of wages, sudden closure of companies, ill treatment, excessive working hours, filing false charges with police authorities, withholding of passports, dishonouring terms of the contract, exit visa, etc. ... more »

‘Interface on Real Problems of Himalayan Region will Help in Proper Planning’: Shri Anil Dave

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Environment Minister Chairs Third Meeting of MPS from Himalayan Region The Government has underlined the need for an interface on the real problems of the Himalayan region, as it will help in proper planning. Chairing the Third Meeting with MPs from the Himalayan region here last evening, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, said that man, wild animals and forests have been living in harmonious co-existence. The Environment Minister pointed out that no Scheduled Tribe has ever posed a threat to the forests. He em...more »

Shri Rajnath Singh to inaugurate the First National Conference of Investigating Agencies tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the First National Conference of Investigating Agencies here tomorrow. The two-day conference is being organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in coordination with National Investigation Agency (NIA). The conference envisages to provide an annual national platform to all the officers of law enforcement agencies engaged in investigation tasks with the objective to discuss the latest laws and judgments and their implications for investigation and prosecution and to deliberate on new legislation/ cr... more »

Logistic Data Bank Project on Pilot Basis At JNPT

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Commercial Operation of Logistics Data Bank (LDB) Project has been operationalized at JNPT from 1stJuly, 2016 on a pilot basis. The logistics Data Bank Service would bring efficiency in the current Logistics & Supply Chain environment through use of information technology that would be helpful for tracking and viewing the movement of containers across the port. This LDB Project will provide visibility and transparency in EXIM containers movement and will help in reducing overall lead time of the container movement across the western corridor and lower the transaction cost incu... more »

Maritime Heritage Complex At Lothal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
A Maritime Heritage Complex Committee with Secretary (Shipping) as Chairman has been constituted with members from related Ministries and Experts in Maritime Heritage for planning of a Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal. The Committee has held a meeting to deliberate on the issue and for preparation of concept design and DPR. This information was given by the Minister of State for Shipping Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Shri Manohar Parikkar to inaugurate ‘Bharat Parv’ tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Shri Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister, will inaugurate “Bharat Parv” at the Rajpath Lawns, India Gate, New Delhi tomorrow. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, will be the Guest of Honour. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture & Tourism, will preside over the function. Addressing Media persons here today, Shri Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism informed them that the “Bharat Parv” is being organized by Government of India as part of Independence Day celebrations-2016. T...more »

List of Journals under Academic Programme Indicators System

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that it has constituted a Standing Committee, under the chairpersonship of Prof. V.S. Chauhan, Member, UGC for the purposes of preparing a “List of Journals” as required under clause 6.0.5(i) of University Grants Commission (Minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education) (4th Amendment), Regulations, 2016. The regulations are available athttp://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2016/170658.pdf . As per these regul... more »

Consumer Affairs Ministry to launch web chat and mobile app to handle consumer complaints

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd plans to set up ten ware houses The Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd (CRWC), a subsidiary of Central Warehousing Corporation has planned 10 new warehouses with temperature controlled system at rail heads to facilitate handling and storage bagged commodities. The company has also undertaken up gradation of its existing 19 Railside Warehousing complexes across the country with the cost of Rs.200 crore. Briefing about the activities and plans of the Corporation to the members of Parliamentary Consultative Committee here today, Shri Ram Vilas ... more »

Government Approves One (1) Proposal Of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board(FIPB) in its 237thmeeting held on 12th July 2016, the Government has approved one Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposal as per details enclosed. 1. The following one (01) proposal has been approved: *S. No* *Item No* *Name of the applicant* *Gist of the proposal* *Sector* *FDI (Rs. crore)* 1 15 M/s Janalakshmi Financial Services Limited Janalakshmi Financial Services Limited has sought an approval for swap of shares whereby the non-resident shareholders of janalakshmi will be issued shares in Jana Capital limited i... more »

Resolution passed by Rajya Sabha on situation in the Kashmir Valley

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 9 hours ago
Following is the text of the Resolution passed by the Rajya Sabha today (August 10, 2016) on the situation in the Kashmir Valley: “This House expresses its serious concern over the prolonged turbulence, violence and curfew in the Kashmir valley. The House conveys its deep sense of anguish and concern over the loss of lives and critical injuries caused by the deteriorating situation. The House is of the firm and considered view that while there cannot be any compromise on national security, it is equally imperative that urgent steps are taken to restore order and peace for the allev... more »

Cabinet approves MoU between India and South Africa for cooperation in the field of Tourism

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Africa for cooperation in the field of Tourism. The MoU was signed on 08.07.2016. The main objectives of the MoU are: a) to expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector; b) to exchange information and data related to tourism ; c) to encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders, including hotels and tour operators. d) to establish exchange programmes for cooperation in Human Resource Development; e...more »

Amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 by introducing the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament. The maternity benefit Act 1961 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of a 'maternity benefit' - i.e. full paid absence from work - to take care for her child. The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons. The amendments will help 1.8 million (approx.) women workforce in organised sec... more »

The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of Section 64 and section 65 and consequential amendment of section 115 of the Factories Act, 1948 by introducing the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Parliament. The approved amendments will give boost to the manufacturing sector and facilitate ease of doing business with an aim to enhance employment opportunities. These amendments relate to increase in overtime hours from the existing 50 hours per quarter to 100 hours (Section 64) and existing 75 hours p... more »

Cabinet approves Agreement between the India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing and ratification of an Agreement between India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation. India and Croatia had earlier signed an Agreement on trade and economic cooperation in September, 1994 with an aim to promote and develop bilateral trade and economic relations. Signing of the new Agreement between India and Croatia would be a step in continuity as the existing Agreement expired in November, 2009. India's bilateral trade with Croatia during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 were US$ 15... more »

Cabinet approves introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes as part of superannuation benefits for Employees of Food Corporation of India

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes as part of superannuation benefits for Employees of Food Corporation of India (FCI) as per guidelines of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). The annual financial implication for both schemes combined would be around Rs. 134.4 crore at present level of salaries of the employees. Salient Features of New Pension Scheme for Employees of FCI 1. Coverage - All employees. (Category I, II, III and IV) of the Corporation on the payroll ... more »

Cabinet approves foreign investment in other Financial Services sector

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to amend regulation for foreign investment in the Non- Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs). The amendment in the existing Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by the Person Resident Outside India) regulations on Non- Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) will enable inflow of foreign investment in "Other Financial Services" on automatic route provided such services are regulated by any financial sector regulators (RBI, SEBI, PFRDA etc.) / Government Agencies. Foreign investment... more »

Cabinet approves financial support to BHEL for R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical Technology

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a proposal of R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plant with an estimated cost of Rs.1554 crore and providing one time budgetary support of Rs.900 crore spread over a period of three years, commencing from 2017-18, to be provided as plan Gross Budgetary Support to BHEL for implementation of the R&D project. A Consortium of three Government Entities, namely Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Indira Gandhi Centre ... more »

I&B Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu launches Special Web Page on Festival of Independence

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting today launched a special webpage developed by Press Information Bureau on Festival of Independence, 2016. The webpage that can be accessed from PIB’s home page, pib.nic.in is designed as a platform to showcase all the events related to the Festival being celebrated throughout the country. The webpage showcases hundreds of archival photographs, audio and video clips, write-ups and features on leaders and events related to the freedom struggle. The webpage will host live webcast of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Mod... more »
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