Saturday, 10 September 2016

Govt News in Brief

Shipping Corporation of India is to play an Important Role in the Energy Security of the Country: Shri M.L.Mandaviya

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has to play an important role in the energy security of the country and all efforts would be made to further boost the capacity of the SCI and the sector in this regard to ensure that national interests are fully safeguarded”, said Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya. He was reviewing the activities of Shipping Corporation of India in Mumbai today. He said that Government of India will consider giving shipping the status of Infrastructure in the country and all efforts w... more »

The Government assures that all resources are made available to the Port sector to achieve maximum growth of business

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
Mumbai Port Trust needs to bring administrative reforms to develop ability to compete with the private ports Mumbai Port Trust needs to bring about administrative reforms to develop ability to compete with the private ports, said Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya on an inspection visit to Mumbai Port Trust today. He further expressed a need for the port to have a clear vision and road map for development for next ten to twenty years and appealed to all the stakeholders to work in this direction. The Minister... more »

Review of National Rural Drinking Water Programme held in Capital

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
Guided by the high priority given to efficient management of the country’s water resources by the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation today organized the *‘National Review Meeting of National Rural Drinking Water Programme’ *with respect to water quality, sustainability, and rural water supply. The review was attended by Principal Secretaries and Chief Engineers of State Public Health Engineering Departments. It was organized to engage officials from various State Governments, receive feedback on critical issues pertaining to the National Rural Drinking Wate... more »

Government approves subsidized helicopter services in J&K and Himachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 22 hours ago
The Government has accorded its approval for operation of helicopter services in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on a pilot basis in 10 sectors, as per the stipulation that the most inaccessible destination points should be chosen. The scheme can be extended to other/additional sectors at a later date depending upon the assessment of the justifiable needs of the local population. The State Governments of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh will re-identify/chose and finalize the most critical sectors in their States, with number of flying hours by the State Go... more »

Recruitment Drive at INS Hamla

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 22 hours ago
Indian Navy is conducting a Special Recruitment Drive for Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) at INS Hamla, Malad, Mumbai today (09 Sep 16). Due to the overwhelming response, a very large number of candidates have reported for the said drive. Adequate arrangements for crowd control have also been made in liaison with Mumbai Police. However, due to some over-enthusiastic candidates desiring to enter the premises before the others, crowding resulted at the main gate of INS Hamla, which was controlled by Civil and Naval Police present at the site. Two candidates received minor injuries in... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee presents presidential colours to DEFENCE Services Staff college, Wellington

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 22 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Presidential Colours to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington today (September 9, 2016). Speaking on the occasion, the President said the award of Presidential Colours is a befitting tribute to the eternal spirit of this great institution. He was certain that the Staff College would continue to produce military leaders of great repute and resolve. The President said it is a matter of honour, that more than 1700 officers from 75 countries from all over the world have graduated from the portals of this unique inst... more »

Address of Shri Pranab Mukherjee President of India on the occasion of presentation of President’s Colours to Defence Services Staff College Wellington, Nilgiris

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 22 hours ago
1. Governor of Tamil Nadu, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Air Marshal Ajit Bhonsle, Lt Gen SK Gadeock, student officers of the 72nd Staff Course, Ladies & Gentlemen. 2. Today, on this momentous day, as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of India, it gives me immense pleasure to award the Presidential Colours to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. 3. Post its relocation from Quetta to Wellington in 1948; the Defence Services Staff College, has emerged as the premier Tri-Services Institution in the country, and today it epitomises ... more »

The rule of law is an essential pre-requisite for economic growth and draw foreign investments: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Addresses the event to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the existence of rule of law is an essential pre-requisite for creating an environment that supports economic growth and draws foreign investments. He was addressing the event to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Patna today. The Governor of Bihar, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Tejaswi Yadav, the President ... more »

Nominations for Padma Awards 2017

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day 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 are being 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 is 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 sta...more »

Government approves subsidized helicopter services in J&K and Himachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Government has accorded its approval for operation of helicopter services in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on a pilot basis in 10 sectors, as per the stipulation that the most inaccessible destination points should be chosen. The scheme can be extended to other/additional sectors at a later date depending upon the assessment of the justifiable needs of the local population. The State Governments of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh will re-identify/chose and finalize the most critical sectors in their States, with number of flying hours by the State Go... more »

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

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Tajikistan on the eve of 25th anniversary of their Independence Day (September 9, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Emomali Rahmon, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the friendly people of Tajikistan on the 25th anniversary of your ... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to visit Tamil Nadu on September 9 & 10

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit Tamil Nadu on September 9 and 10, 2016. On September 9, 2016, the President will present Colours to the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington (Nilgiris). On September 10, 2016, the President will review the passing out parade of the summer term at Officers Training Academy, Chennai. On the same day, he will also attend the Centenary Celebrations of Karur Vysya Bank at Chennai. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

To boost the tourism in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, the Government has decided to extend the facility to travel by any airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir on LTC

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
To boost the tourism in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, the Government has decided to extend the facility to travel by any airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir on LTC, under Special Dispensation Scheme for Central Government employees, for a period of two years beyond 25.09.2016. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of foundation day of Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the eve of their Foundation Day (September 9, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Marshal Kim Jong Un, the First Secretary of Worker's Party of Korea, First Chairman of National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations... more »

‘Job Fair for Divyangjans’ Inaugurated by Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Two days “Job Fair for Divyangjans” organized by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment was inaugurated by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot here today. The Fair has been organized from 7th to 8th September 2016 at Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped (VRCH), Plot No.-9-11, Karkardooma, Vikas marg, New Delhi-110092. Addressing on the occasion Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot said that a lot of initiatives have been taken by the Government of India for the welfare of Divyangjans and weaker section of society during past two years. Many ... more »

India Kazakhstan Joint Exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK-16”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
As a part of India’s continued efforts to strengthen Indo-Kazakhstan relations, troops of Indian & Kazakhstan Army are presently engaging in a joint exercise ‘PRABAL DOSTYK – 16. The Indian Army is being represented by a platoon strength. The Kazakhstan Army contingent comprise of platoon from Special Operating Force’s Unit. A pioneering endeavor with the Kazakhstan Army, the exercise is being conducted in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan and will conclude on 17 Sep 2016. The primary aim of the fourteen day exercise will be to enhance interoperability while undertaking Counter Terror... more »

Commerce and Industry Minister says Government is working at various levels to make India an investor friendly destination

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has said that Government is working at various levels to make India an investor friendly destination. Speaking at the India Summit 2016 organised by The Economist ,she said the government is removing obstacles to make economy more vibrant and provide transparent and accountable governance. Smt. Sitharaman said that Intellectual Property Rights policy alongwith legislative framework is TRIPS compliant. On the issue of FTA’s ,the Minister said that review of FTA’s is an ongoing process. She said post Brexit FTA with UK is possibl...more »

India continues its commitment for the development of ICT sector in Africa with the 2nd Edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Nairobi, Kenya

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
India’s Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC), in conjunction with NASSCOM & ICT Authority of Kenya embarked on the 2nd edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo at KICC, Nairobi. This event is supported by Government of India and Government of Kenya as well. The event was inaugurated by the India’s Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha and Minister of ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru. The event is aimed at enhancing cooperation between African countries and India in the area of ICT technology. The event also saw attendance of various senior Government officials from neighbor... more »

Health Minister Shri J P Nadda leads Yoga Session at 69th session of WHO SEARO at Colombo

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Yoga can bring together body, soul and mind for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing: J P Nadda Following in the vision of the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda led the yoga session at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia Region at Colombo, today. Shri J P Nadda said that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, gave a call at the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Yoga as a provider of holistic approach to health and well-being. We are happy to note...more »

India continues its commitment for the development of ICT sector in Africa with the 2nd Edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Nairobi, Kenya

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
India’s Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC), in conjunction with NASSCOM & ICT Authority of Kenya embarked on the 2nd edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo at KICC, Nairobi. This event is supported by Government of India and Government of Kenya as well. The event was inaugurated by the India’s Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha and Minister of ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru. The event is aimed at enhancing cooperation between African countries and India in the area of ICT technology. The event also saw attendance of various senior Government officials from neighbor... more »
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