Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Govt News in Brief.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s Opening Statement at the Joint Press Conference with US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter at Washington

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar’s opening statement at the Joint Press Conference with Dr. Ashton Carter is as follows: “I was deeply moved by my visit to the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. We in India feel your anguish and pain at being the target of terrorism. I thank Secretary Carter for joining me on my visit to the Memorial. I am pleased to be at the Pentagon again to me... more »

Global Design Competition for National War Memorial and Museum

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The Ministry of Defence, Government of India has sanctioned the construction of a National War Memorial and National War Museum in New Delhi. The National War Memorial will honour the memory of all soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. It would combine architectural aesthetics and public sentiment, and serve as a place for people to show their respect for soldiers, for their extraordinary efforts to protect the nation. The selected site is located in the heart of New Delhi, within the C-Hexagon that lies in the close v... more »

PM visits Gujarat, launches Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. The Prime Minister visited the AJI-3 dam site, and witnessed the release of water from the gates of the dam. Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister recalled that even as Chief Minister of Gujarat, it had always been his firm belief that water was most important for the farmer. He said that the water table in the State had begun to rise. Check dams have also been built in large numbers, he added. The Prime Min... more »

Public Release of 7th Batch of 25 Declassified files Relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Web Portal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The 7th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released online on web portalwww.netajipapers.gov.in on 30 August, 2016 at 12.30 PM by Shri N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. The present batch of 25 files pertain to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) (1951-2006). It may be recalled that first lot of 100 files relating to Netaji, after their preliminary conservation treatment and digitization, were put in the public domain by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 23 January 2016, on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary... more »

‘Putting the people first’ is the guiding philosophy of India-Myanmar development cooperation partnership, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee yesterday (August 29, 2016) received His Excellency U Htin Kyaw, the President of Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Daw Su Su Lwin at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also hosted a banquet in their honour. Welcoming the President of Myanmar, the President thanked him for choosing India for the first bilateral overseas visit as the Head of State of Myanmar. He said this is fitting, considering the bonds of friendship, culture, spirituality and history that unite India-Myanmar. He congratulated the Myanmar President on the historic victory of th... more »

Full text of speech by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at state banquet in honour of H.E. U Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar on 29 august 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Your Excellency U Htin Kyaw, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Su Su Lwin, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Your Excellency, Mr. President, Daw Su Su Lwin and your distinguished delegation to India. Excellency, We appreciate your having chosen India for your first State Visit abroad as President of Myanmar. Our two nations are old friends. We have a long common history - our abiding cultural linkages, societal bonds and our common experience of colonial rule unite us. Myanmar, having been a province of British I... more »

President of India presides over the ceremonial session of the annual general meeting of Indian red cross society and St. John ambulance (India)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presided over the ceremonial session of the Annual General Meeting of Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance (India) and presented awards for the best performing branches and distinguished Red Cross/St. John volunteers/workers today (August 30, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated the winners of the awards and said that the awards are a fitting recognition of the outstanding work of individuals and organizations in relief and rescue, promoting health, providing care to the vulnerabl...more »

Address by the president at the ceremonial session of annual general meeting of the Indian red cross society and St.John Ambulance (India)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
1. I have immense pleasure in welcoming you to the Annual General Meeting of the Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance (India). 2. I join the distinguished speakers who spoke before me in condoling the sad demise of Dr. S.P. Agarwal, Former Secretary General of the Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance (India). Both these organizations and the people that he has served will long remember him for his contribution. Ladies and Gentlemen, 3. I would also like to congratulate the winners of the awards conferred today. These awards are a fitting recognition of the o...more »

C-DOT should work hard to end Digital Divide in India-Manoj Sinha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Minister launched 3 new products developed by C-DOT on its Foundation Day Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha has urged C-DOT to find new invention, new research and new technology and to give World Class products for achieving Prime Minister’s vision of Transforming India through Digital Revolution. Delivering the key-note address here at the C-DOT Foundation Day, Shri Sinha said, there is need for innovation as India cannot afford to emulate the Developed Economies due to limited resources. He said, if India will lag in catching up with emerging technologies in the coming 15...more »

Change for the better is the spiritual message that Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru gave to the world: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Inaugurates Navapoojitham Celebrations of Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the change for the better is, in essence, the spiritual message that Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru gave to the world and the change comes from introspection and by placing the welfare and benefit of others before self. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Navapoojitham (90th Birthday) Celebrations of Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru at Santhigiri Ashram, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala today. The Governor of Kerala, Justice (Retd.)...more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Message on the eve of National Day of Trinidad and Tobago

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the eve of their National Day (August 31, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, SC, ORTT, the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the President has said, “On behalf of Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey to you and to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of... more »

President of India’s Message on the eve of Independence Day of Kyrgyz Republic

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Kyrgyz Republic on the eve of their Independence Day (August 31, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Almazbek Atambaev, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, 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 you and to the friendly people of the Kyrgyz Republic on the occasion of your Independence Day. The close ties of friendship... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee's Message on the eve of National Day of Malaysia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Malaysia on the eve of their National Day (August 31, 2016). In a message to His Majesty Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV, the President has said, “On behalf of Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Majesty, Your Majesty’s Government and to people of Malaysia on the o... more »

Rescue of Children by RPF under “Operation Muskaan – II

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union Ministry of Home Affairs from 1st July, 2016 to 31st July, 2016. During this campaign a total of 1261 children including 18 trafficked children were rescued by RPF from railway premises and trains. The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development and national Commission of Protection of Child Rights had issued Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) on 05.03.2015 for the better care and ... more »

India – US Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to the United States – August 29 – 31, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. An India-US Joint Statement was issued on the visit of the Defence Minister which is as follows:- “At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikar made his second official visit to the United States from August 29-31, 2016. In addition to his official meetings at the Pentagon and joint visit t... more »

Rescue of Children by RPF under “Operation Muskaan – II

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union Ministry of Home Affairs from 1st July, 2016 to 31st July, 2016. During this campaign a total of 1261 children including 18 trafficked children were rescued by RPF from railway premises and trains. The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development and national Commission of Protection of Child Rights had issued Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) on 05.03.2015 for the better care and ... more »

India – US Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to the United States – August 29 – 31, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. An India-US Joint Statement was issued on the visit of the Defence Minister which is as follows:- “At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikar made his second official visit to the United States from August 29-31, 2016. In addition to his official meetings at the Pentagon and joint visit t... more »

Nominations for Padma Awards 2017

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
Nominations for the Padma Awards, 2017 is presently open and the last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2017 is September 15, 2016. The nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards will be received online only on an electronic management system designed by MHA. This is available on the website:*www.padmaawards.gov.in**. *No other mode of nomination/recommendation will be accepted. Nominations received after September 15, 2016 will also not be considered. For further details click ‘Awards and Medals’ on the Union Home Ministry’s website: www.mha.nic.in *The ...more »

Expert Committee submits its report on exploring other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
A seven-member Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Shri T V S N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for exploring the other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons submitted its report to the Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi here today Other six members of the Expert Committee include Shri Atul Karwal, IG, CRPF, Srinagar, Shri Rajeev Krishna, IG (Ops.), BSF, Shri Rajesh Kumar, IPS, J&K Police, Shri Tushar Tripathy, IOFS, DDG, Small Arms, OFB, Dr. Manjit Singh, Director, TBRL, Chandigarh and Dr. Naresh Bhatnagar, Professor, IIT, Delhi C...more »

BRICS convention on Tourism to be held in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh on September 01-02, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
Ministry of Tourism is organising the “*BRICS Convention on Tourism**” *on September 01-02, 2016 in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh as a precursor to the The BRICS Summit to be held in Goa on October 15-16, 2016. Delegation from the BRICS Countries are expected to participate in the Convention. The two day event will comprise of inter- Governmental exchange of views and ideas, Panel discussions on Technology, Innovation in Tourism, and Cooperation between the BRICS countries for promoting intra-regional tourism. B2B meetings between the India Travel Trade and their counterparts from the B... more 
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