Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Latest Govt. News In Brief.

E Carts and E Rickshaws freed from permit requirements

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette Notification today that serves to free e rickshaws and e carts from permit requirements. According to the notification, the provisions of the sub-section (1) of section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 will not apply to e-carts and e-rickshaws (as defined in section 2A of the said Act,) that are used for carrying goods or passengers with personal luggage. This means that vehicles that are registered as e carts or e – rickshaws will not require any permits. State Governments can however impose restrictions under appro... more »

President of India to attend ‘Kairali’- a special Onam Programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will attend a special Onam Programme called ‘Kairali’ on September 3, 2016 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The programme organized by the Government of Kerala will comprise of an ensemble of music and dance forms of Kerala such as Vadyam, Mohiniattam and Kathakali as well as a specially choreographed show portraying the Onam festival and the heritage of the State, which will include cultural forms such as Oppana, Mayura Nritham, Theyyam, Kalari, Kerala Natanam, Thiruvathira, and Margam Kali. The Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, ... more »

Cabinet approves redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for ‘Redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode’ at an estimated cost of Rs. 1145.36 crore. The project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award of concession. The project envisages reconstruction of 3 old berths and replacement of 38 year old equipment by creating facilities for handling a variety of cargo like iron ore, bauxite, gypsum, limestone, fertilizers, steel coils and ... more »

Cabinet approves simplification and liberalisation of the Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 2016 in various sectors

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for the FDI policy amendments announced by the Government on 20th June, 2016. The FDI policy amendments are meant to liberalise and simplify the FDI policy so as to provide ease of doing business in the country leading to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, incomes and employment. The details are as follows: *1. Radical Changes for promoting Food Products manufactured/produced in India* It has now been provided that 100% FDI under automatic route for ... more »

Cabinet approves creation of a Project Development Fund to catalyse Indian economic presence in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) with a corpus of Rs 500 Crore for catalysing Indian economic presence in the Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam. The PDF shall be housed in Department of Commerce and operated through the EXIM Bank. The PDF shall be governed by an Inter-Ministerial Committee under the chairpersonship of the Commerce Secretary. *Background:* CLMV countries namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam have a unique position in the regional value chains and offer a gate... more »

Cabinet apprised of MoU between CERT-In India and CERT-UK

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 20th May, 2016 between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Ministry of Cabinet Office, UK (as represented by CERT-UK, a unit of the Cabinet Office on Cyber Security). The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation between India and the United Kingdom for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents. Cyber Security was one of the agenda items for discussion du... more »

Cabinet approves grant of Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as specified in the FDI Policy notified by the Government from time to time. The scheme is expected to encourage foreign investment in India and facilitate Make in India Programme. Under the Scheme, suitable provisions will be incorporated in the Visa Manual to provide for the grant of PRS to foreign investors. The PRS will be granted for a period of 10 years with multiple entry. ...more »

Cabinet approves redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for ‘Redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode’ at an estimated cost of Rs. 1145.36 crore. The project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award of concession. The project envisages reconstruction of 3 old berths and replacement of 38 year old equipment by creating facilities for handling a variety of cargo like iron ore, bauxite, gypsum, limestone, fertilizers, steel coils and ... more »

Cabinet approves dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to proposal for dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC). The Voluntary Retirement Scheme for CIWTC was implemented in the year 2015 as per decision of 'the Cabinet on 24.12.2014. CIWTC, a company incorporated on 22nd February 1967 under the Companies Act 1956 by the Government of India, when it took over the assets and liabilities of the erstwhile River Steam Navigation Company Limited under a scheme approved by the Calcutta High Court. Due to inherent limitat... more »

Cabinet approves Initiatives to revive the Construction Sector

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved various measures to revive the construction sector which has been undergoing stress. Under the proposal put forward by NITI Aayog and approved by the CCEA. Government agencies would pay 75% of the arbitral award amount to an escrow account against margin free bank guarantee, in those cases where the award is challenged. The escrow account can be used to repay bank loans or to meet commitments in ongoing projects. This is a major step which will allow recovery of loans by ban... more »

Basic Minimum Wages for Central Sphere Workers Revised

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
Minimum Wages to be Rs.350/- Per Day for Unskilled Non-Agricultural Workers for ‘C’ Category Areas Shri Arun Jaitely, the Union Finance Minister, the Union Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya and Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy & Mines had a joint Press conference here today on charter of demands of the Central Trade Unions. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C) has held meetings with Central Trade Union leaders wherein detailed discussions were held in regard to their char... more »

Shri Rajnath Singh releases Annual Report of ‘Crime in India - 2015’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh released the 63rd edition of ‘*Crime in India – 2015*’ here today. The National Crime Records Bureau publishes the report on annual basis, since the first edition published for the year 1953. The report contains information on police recorded criminal cases pertaining to the calendar year 2015. The data for the publication has been collected from 36 States/UTs and 53 Mega Cities (having population of more than 10 lakhs). *Some of the highlights of the reports include*: Ø A decrease of 4.7% under crimes against Scheduled Tribes (from 11,451 i... more »

First meeting of newly constituted National Council of Senior Citizens held

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot assures full cooperation of M/o Social Justice and Empowerment in the welfare of Senior Citizens The first meeting of the newly constituted National Council of Senior Citizens held under the chairmanship of the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot here today. Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale and Secretary, M/o SJ&E Smt. Anita Agnihotri were present on the occasion Addressing on the occasion Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot welcomed all the new member of the Council and apprised them of their roles an... more »

Statement of the Commerce &Industry Minister at the Joint Press Briefing

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
INDIA US STRATEGIC AND COMMERCIAL DIALOGUE We had a fruitful and productive meeting at the 2nd Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) meeting which was held today.Both the sides appreciated the intense engagement between India and the United States under various work streams and various economic initiatives under the S&CD mechanism. It was assessed that ties between the United States and India have never been stronger – as reflected by unprecedented commercial cooperation, high levels of bilateral trade and highest ever FDI inflows to India in 2015-16, especially from the US. In t... more »

Maiden annual joint disaster relief exercise ‘prakampana’ inaugurated

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The maiden Joint Disaster Management Exercise named Prakampana (‘Cyclone’ in Sanskrit) aimed at synchronising resources and efforts of all agencies involved in disaster management has been inaugurated at Visakhapatnam today, 30th August 16. The three-day long exercise is being conducted by the Eastern Naval Command in liaison with concerned Centre and State authorities. Vice Admiral HCS Bisht Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC delivered the opening address while Shri Satya Prakash Tucker, Chief Secretary to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh delivered the opening address during the inaugura...more »

Creation of a Cell in MHA to address grievances of Jammu & Kashmir people

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The Ministry of Home Affairs has nominated Dr. Sanjay Roy, Director (Media) in J&K Division as the Nodal Officer for grievances relating to J&K persons, particularly students residing outside the State. The grievances can be reported, 24 X 7, on the following phone numbers: 01123092923, 01123092885 and email: dirmjk-mha@nic.in (30 August, 2016) Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 1 day 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 »
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