Saturday, 20 August 2016

Govt. News In Brief

Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi on assuming office as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal. The Prime Minister also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the new Government of Nepal, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi briefed the Prime Minister about developments in Nepal. Stating that the relations between India and Nepal were not merely between the two Go... more »

Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. He conveyed President Putin’s greetings to Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia. Prime Minister described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains. He recalled his recent meeting with President Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates P. V. Sindhu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Ms. P. V. Sindhu for winning a Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics. In a message sent to Ms. P. V. Sindhu, the President has said, “Hearty congratulations on creating history by winning for India a Silver Medal in the Women’s singles in Badminton at the 2016- Rio Olympics. The people of India rejoice with your family and you on the remarkable achievement. Your grit, mental strength and brilliant display today will inspire confidence amongst all Indian sportspersons that they can achieve the pinnacle of any sport at the i... more »

Sports Minister Congratulates P V Sindhu on her historic Success at Rio

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and sports(I/C) shri Vijay Goel has congratulated P V Sindhu and her Coach P. Gopichand for their historic success at the ongoing Rio Olympics. In a statement here today he said, PV Sindhu’s exemplary success to win Silver medal at this young age in Olympics is the result of her hard work, dedication and perseverance. Shri Goel said, credit for this success goes to her parents too, who always stood by PV Sindhu and devoted their entire time and energy to make Sindhu realize her dreams. Shri Goel Said her creditworthy performance will inspire young... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi congratulates P V Sindhu on winning Silver at Rio Olympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated P. V. Sindhu on winning Silver medal in Badminton at Rio Olympics. “Congrats for the Silver, P V Sindhu. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at Rio 2016 is historic and will be remembered for years. ”, the Prime Minister said. (August 19,2016) Courtesy : pib.nic.in

Pasighat advanced Landing Ground gets Operational

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
The upgraded Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by Hon'ble ShKirenRijijuMoS for Home Affairs in the presence of Air Marshal C Hari Kumar AVSM VM VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command on Friday. The event was attended by a large number of civil and military dignitaries including the Chief Secretary and Secretary Civil Aviation Arunachal Pradesh and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh Vr C VSM, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration, Eastern Air Command Shillong. A flypast by a formation of three Sukhoi-30 MKI ... more »

Vishakhapatnam Port poised for major expansion

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port yesterday. The Minister inaugurated a Container Freight Station of 1 lakh TEU capacity developed by M/s.VCTPL at a cost of Rs.104 crores for which an extent of Ac 34 acres is allotted by the Port. He also inaugurated the commissioning of 6.25MW out of 10MW solar power plant. The power generated from this plant is meeting the captive consumption of the port and the excess power is proposed to be so... more »

President pays floral tributes to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma on his birth anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India on occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 19, 2016). The President, family members of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Center reviews measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
A meeting to discuss measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, especially of pulses, was held today under the chairmanship of Union Consumer Affairs Secretary – Shri Hem Pande. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretaries, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of States and other senior officials. The meeting reviewed availability of pulses and sugar and stock limits imposed by States thereon, bringing down price difference between wholesale and retail, lifting of pulses from Central Buffer Stock and strict enforcement of Packaged Commodit...more »

Approval of Eligible Projects or Schemes under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act 1961, inter alia provides for a deduction in computing the business income of an assessee, of the amount paid by him to a Public Sector company or a local authority or to an association or institution approved by the National Committee for carrying-out any eligible project or scheme. Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, as amended by the Finance Act, 2016, provides that no deduction under this Section shall be allowed in respect of any assessment year commencing on or after 1st April, 2018. Accordingly, the benefit of deduction under Section 35AC o... more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available atwww.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the add... more »

‘Self-Strength of Indian Soldiers is unparalleled in the World’ Asserts Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
‘While facing the unrest in the northeastern region of the country, Kashmir region and internal security challenges, our police forces, paramilitary forces and army personnel stayed committed for nation’s safety despite lack of some facilities available for them. Their self-strength is unparalleled in the world", stated Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti in Nagpur today. She was speaking on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ programme arranged for CRPF personnel at Central Reserve Police Force Group Centre, Hingna Road... more »

Social Media shaping the communication narrative: MoS I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
*Citizen engagement and response critical for Government Communication* *Social Media shaping the communication narrative: Col. Rathore* *MoS I&B inaugurates workshop for Effective Use of Facebook for Government Communication* *Workshop organized by PIB in collaboration with Facebook* Minister of State for Information &Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that citizen engagement and two way communication were the critical inputs for the Government communication approach in the current media scenario dominated by instant communication and multimedia platforms. In this contex... more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available at www.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the a... more »

Clarification regarding the Income Declaration Scheme 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Fifth Set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was issued yesterday clarifying certain issues relating to Income Declaration Scheme,2016 (the Scheme). Clarification has been sought as to whether the answer number 4 of the said FAQ shall apply to all assets declared under the Scheme or it is limited to only immovable property. As explained in the said answer, the clarification was issued considering the fact that investment in an immovable property may be funded partially from undisclosed and partially from disclosed sources. In such cases, if the property is sold in near future, gai... more »

Sh Dharmendra Pradhan meets Mrs Delcy Rodriguez, Minister of External Affairs and Mr Eulogio del Pino, Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held a bilateral meeting with Mrs Delcy Rodriguez, Minister of External Affairs, and Mr Eulogio del Pino, Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela. Mrs Rodriguez is currently on a visit to India from 17-19 August 2016 along with a delegation, including senior officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. During the meeting, both sides discussed aspects of bilateral hydrocarbon engagements. These included, inter-alia, sourcing of crude and mechanism to register Indian Oil and Gas PSUs for sourcing of ... more »

Central Secretariat employees seek pay parity

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
A delegation of the Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (CSSS) Association, called on the 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 today and sought his intervention for parity in pay fixation and related issues. The delegation led by Shri Raj Kishore Singh submitted a memorandum listing details of their long pending issues and suggesting options to resolve the same. According to the memorandum, while applying Rule 8 of CCS (RP) ...more »

Enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The existing pension scheme for Central freedom fighter pensioners and their eligible dependents has been restructured as per the table below: *Sl. No.* *Category of freedom fighters* *Present amount of pension (per month)* *Enhanced amount of pension(per month)* 1. Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners/ spouses Rs.24,775/- *Rs.30,000*/- 2. Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses Rs.23,085/- *Rs.28,000/-* 3. Other Freedom Fighters/ spouses including INA Rs.21,395/- *Rs.26,000/-* 4. Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time) Rs.3,380/...more »

Supreme Court directs CPCB to receive one per cent Environment protection charge from manufacturers/dealers in Delhi & National Capital region

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed all manufacturers/dealers of Delhi-NCR, selling diesel cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc and above, to pay 1% Environment Protection Charge (1% of Ex-Showroom price of the vehicle). Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been directed by Hon’ble Supreme Court to open a separate account for this purpose in a Scheduled Public Sector bank. Therefore, CPCB has opened an account for this purpose in Union Bank of India, the details of which are furnished under: Account Name: CPCB-EPC Account No.: 532702010008813 Bank: Union Bank of India While... more »

India Post Payments Bank Incorporated

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The India Post Payments Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs yesterday under the Companies Act 2013. This would be the first PSU under the Department of Posts. This has happened in the wake of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address, raising the expectations of the people from the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank. With this move the Department of Posts has cleared an important milestone on this journey. With the incorporation, the Board of the India Post Payments Bank...more »
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