Sunday, 28 August 2016

Govt News In Brief

Government agencies to import further 90,000 MT pulses for buffer stock

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Government today ordered further import of 90,000 MT pulses, consisting of 40,000MT Masur, 20,000 MT Tur, 20,000 Desi Chana 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. With this order total import of pulses for buffer stock stands now 1, 76,000 MT. Domestic procurement of pulses has also to reached to 1,20,000 MT as on August 23,2016. The government agencies have been also been directed to gear up for domestic procurement for coming c... more »

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh meets Dr. Mahesh Sharma to discuses tourism related issues in Arunachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu met Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism here today to discuss the issues for promotion of tourism and development of tourist infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Pema Khandu said that there are many important tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh including many religious and pilgrimage tourist places which are to be developed and promoted. He emphasized that Arunachal Pradesh has great tourist potential which needs to be harnessed properly. Dr. Mahesh Sharma assured the visiting Chief Mini... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee writes to President of Italy conveying condoles on loss of lives in earthquake in Italy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has written to His Excellency Mr. Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Italian Republic, conveying his condolences on the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the earthquake in Central Italy. In his message, the President has said, “I was deeply saddened to hear of the earthquake that struck Central Italy. On behalf of the people of India I offer heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family members or seen their homes and property destroyed. We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured and for the success of the ... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Moldova

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 Moldova on the eve of their Independence Day (August 27, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Nicolae Timofti, the President of the Republic of Moldova, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Moldova as you celebrate the 25th anniversary of Moldova’s indepen... more »

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launches POCSO e-Button for children to file complaints of sexual abuse

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
An online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse, the POCSO e-Box was launched by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in New Delhi today. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), e-Box, is an online complaint management system for easy and direct reporting of sexual offences against children and timely action against the offenders under the POCSO Act, 2012. Minister of State for Women and Child Development , Smt Krishna Raj, Secretary WCD, Ms Leena Nair, NCPCR Chairperson, Smt Stuti Kacker and other senior officials of the WCD ... more »

DANICS officers seek DoPT intervention for cadre review

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
A delegation of DANICS (Delhi Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil Service) Officers’ Association led by its President, Shri Vishvamohan and General Secretary, Shri Balwan S. Jaglan, called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here yesterday and sought the intervention the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for timely promotion and cadre review of their services. The officers, most of them of senior level, posted on crucial adm... more »

PM’s speech on the occasion of ‘Transforming India’ Lecture

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
*His Excellency Shri Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of SingaporeMy Fellow Ministers,Chief Ministers,Invited speakers and friends,* There was a time when development was believed to depend on the *quantity of capital and labour*. Today we know that it depends as much on the *quality of institutions and ideas*. Early last year, a new institution was created, namely, the National Institution for Transforming India or NITI. NITI was created as an evidence based think tank to guide India’s transformation. One of NITI’s functions is: - to mainstream external ideas int... more »

Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore calls on PM

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the people of Singapore on the sad demise of former President S. R. Nathan. The Prime Minister said that Singapore has lost one of its great sons. Mr. Shanmugaratnam briefed the Prime Minister on the status of various bilateral cooperation initiatives, especially in the areas of Skill Development and Smart Cities. The Prime Minister recalled his successful visit to Singapore in November 2015, during which the b... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee Condoles the passing away of Dr. A.R. Kidwai

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Dr. A.R. Kidwai, former Governor of Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana and Rajasthan. In a message to his son, Shri Monis Kidwai, the President has said, “I am sad to learn about the passing away Dr. A.R. Kidwai, an esteemed colleague and a dear friend of long years. A freedom fighter, distinguished Parliamentarian and administrator, Dr. Kidwai served the nation in various capacities including as Governor of Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana and Rajasthan. For his life-long services, the grateful nation honoured hi... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to visit Bihar and Karnataka from August 26 to 28

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bihar and Karnataka from August 26 to 28, 2016. On August 27, 2016, the President will address the first convocation of Nalanda University and lay the foundation stone of its campus at Rajgir, Nalanda, Bihar. He will also grace a function to commemorate the serving of two billion meals of the Akshaya Patra Foundation in Bangalore, Karnataka on the same day. On August 28, 2016, the President will address the 24th annual convocation of National Law School of India University, Bangalore before returning to New Delhi. Courtes... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi greets people on the occasion of Janmashtami

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Janmashtami. “जय श्री कृष्ण! आप सभी को जन्माष्टमी की शुभकामनाएं। Janmashtami greetings to all ” , the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh meets wide spectrum of political parties in Srinagar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh held a series of meetings with a wide spectrum of political parties in Srinagar today. Shri Rajnath Singh also chaired a meeting of Senior Officers of Security Agencies and State Government to review the security situation in the Kashmir Valley. The regional People's Conference leaders Mr. Sajjad Gani Lone and Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar held consultations with the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at the Nehru Guest House where he has opted to stay in an effort to reach out to all sections of people in the Valley. A 17-member delegation of the ... more »

Government communication strategy should incorporate innovative and out of the box ideas: I&B Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
*Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian Information Service officers* Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the communication approach of I&B Ministry should strive for empowerment of people, by informing them regarding key initiatives of the Government in order to take the Prime Minister’s vision of “Reform, Perform and Transform” forward. The focus of the communication strategy should be to incorporate innovative and out of the box ideas in order to keep pace with the changing communication paradigm. Technology played a critical part in defining the ...more »

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Information Service

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the cadre restructuring of the Indian Information Service (IIS) Group 'A'. The restructuring will involve addition of two posts at Apex level, five at Higher Administrative Grade and 19 posts at Senior Administrative Grade level with matching reduction at other levels. The restructuring will address the problem of existing stagnation in the IIS Cadre and will improve the career prospects of IIS officers. The Cadre review exercise will result in better functioning of media and communication arms of the ... more »

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs.1,908.51 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,193.53 crore. The 228.3 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years. Besides facilitating the travel, various industries, mines, coal fields and power plants will have additional transport capacity to meet th... more »

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpur) and Adityapur

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur in West Singhburn districts of Jharkhand at an estimated cost of Rs.1,312.44 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.1,483.36 crore. The 132 km long railway line is expected to be completed in four years. Besides facilitating the travel, this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between these sections. *Background: * The third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapu... more »

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpur) and Adityapur

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur in West Singhburn districts of Jharkhand at an estimated cost of Rs.1,312.44 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.1,483.36 crore. The 132 km long railway line is expected to be completed in four years. Besides facilitating the travel, this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between these sections. *Background: * The third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapu... more »

Cabinet approves National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 1120 kms of National Highways in the States of Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The work for development to two lane standards are under Phase-I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP) with World Bank assistance. The revised estimated cost is Rs. 6,461 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The projects are already taken u... more »

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs.1,908.51 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,193.53 crore. The 228.3 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years. Besides facilitating the travel, various industries, mines, coal fields and power plants will have additional transport capacity to meet th... more »

Cabinet approves construction of second line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of second line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam at an estimated cost of Rs.2,232.32 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,586.85 crore. The 176 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years during 12th and 13th Plan period. Besides facilitating the travel, upcoming industries in the region will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements. *Background: * The single ma... more »
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