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Consultative Committee attached to Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy meets

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
The villages in Naxal affected areas and other such inaccessible regions are being expeditiously connected with off-grid power solutions, said Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, while chairing the meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy, held here today. Further, Shri Goyal informed the Hon’ble Committee Members that according to the latest figures, a total of 10,007 villages (54%) have been electrified in the country. As on 31.07.16, a sum of Rs. 42,392 crore ha... more »

Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurates Blood Donation Camp

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines inaugurated Blood Donation Camp organized by Ministry of Coal here today. While appreciating Ministry for the camp, Shri Goyal said that in a country like India where several people suffer due to lack of availability of blood, such initiatives help in saving thousands of life. The Minister said that I am delighted to see the enthusiasm of youth in nation building causes. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Indian Freedom Movement showed to the world the power of non-violence and democratic principles – Shri Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
*I&B Minister inaugurates Independence Day Film Festival* Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Minister for Information & Broadcasting said that Indian Cinema not only played a vital role during the freedom movement, it also facilitated in spreading the message regarding the great deeds and valor of eminent leaders and personalities related to freedom movement. Having a profound impact on the minds and social behavior of people, it was necessary for films to have a social message. Shri Naidu stated this here today while inaugurating the week long “Independence Day Film Festival” at Siri Fort Aud... more »

Department of Youth Affairs to organize candle-light “TIRANGA MARCH” in 100 prominent District Headquarters to Celebrate AAZADI 70 Saal /Independence Day

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
*N Y K S (Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan)* § On the eve of the Independence Day, NYKS will organise candle-light “TIRANGA MARCH” in 100 prominent District Headquarters, covering all States/ UTs. Each Tiranga March will culminate at a venue where a cultural programme on the theme of Tiranga and Nationalism will be organised. The members of youth clubs affiliated with NYKS as well as other youth will participate in the Programmes. In each Programme, participation of about 1,000 youth is expected. § NYKS will organise a Candle Light Tiranga March from Old Delhi to New Delhi, invol...more »

Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates the first National Conference of investigating agencies

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Conference will become a milestone in raising the standards of Scientific Investigation, says Home Minister ‘Best Investigator Medal’ to the Investigators to improve the quality of investigation The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the first National Conference of investigating agencies here today. The two-day conference is being organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in coordination with National Investigation Agency (NIA). Addressing on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said that investigation agencies are facing many challenges in the ... more »

Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Ministry of Coal Meets

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
A meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Coal was held here yesterday evening for reviewing the “Implementation of Mine closure Plans of Coal India Limited (CIL)”. Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines chaired the meeting. In his opening remarks, Shri Goyal informed the Hon’ble Members that considering the closure mines as an important activity, the Ministry has undertaken special plan for studying each coal mine for preparing its closure plan. In the plan, special emphasis has been placed... more »

Minister of State Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya to visit NIPER and CIPET in Ahmedabad tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and M/o Road, Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya will visit the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) and Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) in Ahmedabad on 13.08.2016. This will be the first visit by the Minister of State to these two prestigious institutes of the M/o Chemical & Fertilizers, after he assumed charge in the Ministry on 05.07.2016. NIPER is the first National Level Institute, with the aim of becoming a centre of excellence for advance s... more »

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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 23 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »
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