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Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Information Service

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 second line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour 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 »

Cabinet approves waiver of penal interest on GoI loans availed by Cochin Port

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 waiver of penal interest on Government of India (GOI) loans availed by Cochin Port Trust to the tune of Rs. 897.23 crore. The CCEA also gave its approval by freezing the liability on account of GOI loans, interest thereon and penal interest @ 0.25% as on 31.3.2016 amounting to Rs.557.16 crore (Rs.258.14 crore + Rs.281.45 crore + Rs.17.57 crore). The CCEA, further approved the rescheduling of repayment of the amount frozen in 10 years commencing from 2018-19. The C... more »

Cabinet approves construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur

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 construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur at an estimated cost of Rs.1,973.46 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,298.31 crore. The 206 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years. This line will facilitate the travel. The industries, coal fields, lime stone and dolomite mines, cement and steel plants in the region will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Jharsuguda district in Odisha and Raiga... more »

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi

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 construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi at an estimated cost of Rs.3,677.76 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.4,377.13 crore. The 273.80 km long railway line is expected to be completed in six years. Besides facilitating the travel, goods trains passing through this section will get adequate capacity for smooth running. Mathura, Agra, Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh, Datiya, Gwalior, Morena districts of Madhya Pradesh and Dholpur district o... more »

Cabinet approves introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016"

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 for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016". The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and State Surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the State and Union Territories. The legislation will ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow ethical surrogacy to the needy infertile couples. All infertile Indian married couple who want to avail ethical surrogacy will be benefit... more »

Cabinet approves MoU with South Africa to establish cooperation in Grassroots Innovation

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 been apprised of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Africa to establish cooperation in Grassroots Innovation. The MoU was signed on July 07, 2016 at Pretoria in pursuance to the Inter-Government Agreement between two countries for cooperation in Science & Technology. Under this MoU, both countries will jointly organise various programmes such as forums, seminars, workshops, and training on matters related to innovation; share open source technologies with each other and jo... more »

Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Fiji

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 for signing of new Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Fiji. The Agreement is for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the two countries which was signed on 28th January, 1974. The updation is as per latest ICAO template keeping in view the latest developments in civil aviation sector and with an objective to improve the air connectivity between the two countries. A draft text of Air Service Agreement has been finalized in consultation with Ministry of Law... more »

Murshidabad Gets Jangipur Mega Food Park Running

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Centre’s Promise of 2008 Made to People of Murshidabad Kept in 2016 Jangipur Mega Food Park Murshidabad, WB, Inaugurated Today After a long gap, people of Murshidabad saw the promise made by the Centre during the UPA government in 2008 being kept by the NDA government in 2016. Murshidabad, West Bengal was allotted Jangipur Mega Food Park in year 2008 to benefit poor farmers and people of North 24 Paragans, Birbhum, Malda, and Bardwan but the project could not see the light of the day till 2016. It was a result of the genuine efforts made by the Minister of Food Processing Industries ... more »

BEE announces new star rating methodology for Air conditioners

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
ISEER to increase efficiency of ACs, helping consumers get lower bills even in higher temperatures The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has introduced a new star rating methodology called Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) for air conditioners. This evolved rating methodology factors in variance in higher temperature in India and rates air conditioners accordingly. Consumers can now purchase air conditioners with higher efficiency leading to lower electricity bills. Consumers can now purchase air conditioners with higher efficiency leading to lower electricity bills. K... more »

Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley to inaugurate the Conference on “International Arbitration in BRICS: Challenges, Opportunities and Road ahead”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Conference to discuss Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: Focus BRICS Countries, Dispute Settlement and Enforcement of Treaty Awards, Towards developing an International Arbitration Mechanism in BRICS India has assumed the Chairmanship of BRICS for the year 2016 and a major political cum business engagement will be held in October 2016. As a lead up this Summit, Indian has initiated a number of events within the spirit of the BRICS, one of which being the Conference on “International Arbitration in BRICS: Challenges, Opportunities and Road ahead” on August 27, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, ...more »

Sugamaya Pustakalaya – Online Library for Persons with print Disabilities

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
*“Sugamaya Pustakalaya”* is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats. It has been created by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with member organizations of Daisy Forum of India and powered by TCS Access. Books are available in Accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities. Over 2 lakhs books in diverse language...more »

Vice President Greets People on Janmashtami

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. In a message, he said that the eternal message of performing our duties with sincerity without attachment to the results bestowed by Lord Krishna in the ‘Bhagwad Geeta’ has been a source of inspiration for the entire humanity. Following is the text of Vice President’s message: “I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. Celebrated across the country with traditional fervour and en... more »

Rashtrapati Bhavan is fully conscious of the need to prevent breeding of mosquitoes within the estate

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
It has been reported in the media recently that NDMC has since January 2016 issued 52 notices to Rashtrapati Bhavan in connection with potential conditions within President’s Estate which may lead to breeding of mosquitoes. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is fully conscious of the need to prevent breeding of mosquitoes within the Estate and ensure there are no stagnant pools of water. Corrective measures required in pursuance to the notices have been immediately taken. Specialist Inspection teams have been formed to identify any violation of instructions relating to prevention of dengue a... more »

President’s greetings on the eve of Janmashtami

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Janmashtami has said:- “I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen on the joyous occasion of Janmashtami. Lord Krishna’s life and teachings emphasize the importance of performing one’s duty without thought of reward, of different paths leading to the same goal and of the importance of ethical and moral values to society. On this auspicious day celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, let us commit ourselves to following the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed”... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee attends first foundation day of Bandhan Bank

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the first Foundation Day of Bandhan Bank in Kolkata, West Bengal today (August 23, 2016). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was happy to be present on the occasion of the first anniversary of the setting up of the Bandhan Bank. He had been invited to inaugurate the start of the Bandhan Bank last year but could not do so because of certain compelling reasons. The President said that in October 2010, in his village Kirnahar, he first got an opportunity to know Bandhan and its founder Shri Chandrashekhar Ghosh ... more »

Interactive Meet for Discovered Small Field Bid Round 2016 held at Dubai, UAE

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India organized an interactive meet at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 23, 2016 for the Discovered Small Field Bid Round 2016. The event saw enthusiastic participation from government dignitaries, business leaders and leading national and international media houses. Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), the technical arm of MoPNG highlighted the offering of 46 Contract Areas consisting of 67 small fields for exploration and production of oil and gas in India having 625 Million Barrels of Oil and Oil Equiv... more »
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