Friday, 23 September 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to inaugurate CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Dr. Harsh vardhan launches CSIR’S Integrated skill initiative program Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Vice President, CSIR, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, at a press conference organized here today, made an announcement that the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations would be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India and President CSIR, Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 26th September, 2016. The Minister also launched CSIR’s Integrated Skill Initiative Program during the press conference. Further, Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that on this occasion, the Prime Minister... more »

3 Guinness World Records Created in Samajik Adhikarita Shivir, Navsari, Gujarat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Three (3) Guinness World Records were created at Samajik Adhikarita Shivir and Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fittings of Aids/Appliances (ADIP) Camp in Navsari, Gujarat on 17th September, 2016. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Expressing his pleasure PM Shri Modi tweeted, “Navsari has set three records has made a mark for itself on the map of the world. Congratulations,” on the micro-blogging website. 1. *The first record - “Highest number of Oil lamps lit simultaneously at single location”* was set on the eve (16th Septe... more »

Health Ministry to launch “Mission Parivar Vikas” in 145 High Focus districts for improved family planning services

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Focus on 7 States with highest Total Fertility Rate (TFR) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch “Mission Parivar Vikas” in 145 high focus districts having the highest total fertility rates in the country. These 145 districts are in the seven high focus, high TFR states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam that constitute 44% of the country’s population. The main objective of ‘Mission Parivas Vikas’ will be to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies ... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Guinea-Bissau

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on the eve of their Independence Day (September 24, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. José Mário Vaz, the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to convey warm greetings and felicitations to you, to the Government and the people of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on the occasion of your Independenc... 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 - 3 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government andpeople of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the eve of their National Day (September 24, 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 releases book ‘Citizen and Society’ written by Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released the book ‘Citizen and Society’ written by Vice President Shri Mohd Hamid Ansari today (September 23, 2016) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Speaking on the occasion, the President complimented Shri Mohd Hamid Ansari for bringing out the volume, which is a collection of Shri Ansari’s lectures on diverse themes. He said that he normally receives books but made an exception in this case because he has known Shri Ansari for many years not just as Vice President but as a sc... more »

Government decides to shift the issue date of the Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17 Series-II from September 23, 2016 to September 30, 2016 in view of large number of applications being received by banks and post offices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Government of India in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), had notified the issuance of Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2016-17 Series II vide Notification F.No.4(7)-W&M/2016 dated August 29, 2016. The tranche was open for subscription from September 01, 2016 to September 09, 2016. The bonds were to be issued on September 23, 2016. Large number of applications have been received by banks and post offices. To enable smooth uploading of applications into RBI’s E- Kuber system, particularly by the post offices, it has since been decided to shift the issue date of the Sovereign G... more »

5th BIRAC Innovator’s Meet kick starts with the theme – ‘Biotech Innovation Ecosystem - Strategizing the Next Leap’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), is organizing its 5th Innovator’s Meet here on 22nd -23rd September, 2016. Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, presided over the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest and Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary was the Guest of Honour. BIRAC Innovator’s Meet is an industry-academia interface facilitating national and global partners, providing innovators ... more »

Government is Addressing Cleanliness, Connectivity and Security to Boost Tourism: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
Building on India’s intrinsic strengths, the Government is addressing cleanliness, connectivity and security to boost tourism, said Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture. He was speaking at the Plenary Session on ‘Why Invest in Incredible India?’ at the Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit in New Delhi. This is the first such Summit organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with CII and Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. Dr. Sharma emphasized that India should be a destination of choice for tourism, given its cultural and geographi... more »

Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman Commence stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists in-Residence

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
Eminent artists Shri Paresh Maity and his wife, Smt. Jayasri Burman commenced their stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists In-Residence yesterday (September 21, 2016). They will be in residence till October 2, 2016. Shri Paresh Maity, born in Tamluk, a small town in West Bengal, studied at Government College of Art, Kolkata and Delhi College of Art. His adventurous, experimental personality has prodded him to explore in all mediums – drawings, watercolours, oils, mixed media, installation and sculptures, photography and filmmaking. His uniqueness lies in his rediscovering the charm, ... more »

National Civil Aviation Policy to Boost Tourism: Civil Aviation Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Minister of Civil Aviation has said that the Government has taken a number of initiatives to make tourism affordable and accessible to the international traveler. He was speaking at the Plenary Session on ‘Core Infrastructure for Tourism’ at the Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Tourism Finance Corporation of India. The National Civil Aviation Policy takes an integrated approach to address the problem of air connectivity across regions and... more »

Ministry of Shipping Proposes New Model Concession Agreement for Port Sector

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
The Ministry of Shipping has proposed a new Model Concession Agreement (MCA) for the Port Sector. The proposed MCA will replace the existing Model Concession Agreement which came into existence in January, 2008. The proposed MCA has taken into account the suggestions provided in various reports by Member Planning Commission (2010), Indian Ports Association (IPA-2015) and Kelkar Committee Report (2015). The objectives of the revised Model Concession Agreement are following: a) More equitable allocation of project risks. b) Provisions to handle... more »

National SC/ST Hub to be launched on 8th October 2016 in Ludhiana

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
National SC/ST Hub under the Ministry of MSME will be launched soon. This will promote the SC/ST entrepreneurs. In this regard, a National High Power Committee meeting headed by Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME was held here today, to review the progress of the National SC/ST Hub. Speaking on theoccassion Shri Mishra said that the National SC/ST Hub will be launched soon within a record time of 7 months from the announcement in the budget speech of 2016-17. On the occasion he stated that the Narendra Modi Government was keen to inculcate the spirit of self-empl... more »

Government targets doubling food processing levels to 20% World Food Summit to be held in New Delhi in March 2017

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
The Government has set a target of doubling food processing levels in the country to 20% by 2019. Union Minister for Food Processing, Ms. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who was in Mumbai today, to inaugurate the Annapoorna : World of Food 2016 International Expo & Conference, said the “food processing industry is a sunrise sector ready for exponential growth”. She said despite all odds, the food processing sector has been able to register a 7.6 per cent growth, much higher than the agricultural and manufacturing sector growth. The Minister however lamented that despite India being one of th... more »

Review Meetings of Central Institutions

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar today briefed the media that, he will chair the review meeting with Directors of six Indian Institute of Science Education Research tomorrow at IISER, Mohali (Punjab). The Union Minister will also be meeting with Vice Chancellors of Central Universities at Banaras Hindu University on 6th October 2016. The Union Minister also briefed that scheduled meeting with Vice Chancellors of Central Universities will focus on actions taken and proposed for improvement of quality in education, research, internal resource g... more »

Government is Addressing Cleanliness, Connectivity and Security to Boost Tourism: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
Building on India’s intrinsic strengths, the Government is addressing cleanliness, connectivity and security to boost tourism, said Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture. He was speaking at the Plenary Session on ‘Why Invest in Incredible India?’ at the Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit in New Delhi. This is the first such Summit organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with CII and Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. Dr. Sharma emphasized that India should be a destination of choice for tourism, given its cultural and geographi... more »

Swachh Bharat Week across the country ahead of 2nd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
*INDOSAN Conference on September 30 to renew commitment to make country clean by 2019* *Prime Minister to address Chief Ministers, Ministers, Collectors, people’s representatives* *Week long countrywide programmes with participation of all stakeholders* Ahead of the second anniversary of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ on October 2, 2016, a countrywide intensive Swachh Bharat Week will be organized from 25th of this month involving people, central and state governments , third tier of Panchyati Raj Institutions and Urban local Bodies, people’s representatives and all other stakeh... more »

FM Shri Arun Jaitley: Infrastructure is key to growth of economy;

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
An institutionalized forum amongst BRICS countries could serve as a regional knowledge hub with exchange of information facilitated through cloud sharing and other electronic methods. The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that infrastructure is key to growth of economy. Shri Jaitley said that an institutionalized forum amongst BRICS countries could serve as a regional knowledge hub with exchange of information facilitated through cloud sharing, and other electronic methods. Shri Jaitley said that projects in transportation sector like Highways, Ports and Railways will be... more »

Commerce and Industry Minister says that the Government is focussed to spend on infrastructure in a big way to create smooth logistics experience for industries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Government is focussed to spend on infrastructure in a big way to create smooth logistics experience for industries. Addressing the inaugural session of the Invest North Summit she said the interaction between industry and government is essential .She said that regulatory quality will improve but not the frequency and intensity. The Minister said that on ease of doing business nearly 12 states have satisfied 75% of the conditions which is a welcome step where states are responding positively. The two day summit... more »

Mineral Production during July 2016 (Provisional)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of *July *(new Series 2004-05=100) 2016 at 118.7, was 0.8% higher as compared to July 2015. The cumulative growth for the period *April- July* 2016-17 over the corresponding period of previous year stands at (+) 2.0%. The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic & minor minerals) in the country during*July* 2016 was Rs. 17339 crore. The contribution of Coal was the highest at Rs. 6238 crore (36%). Next in the order of importance were: Petroleum (crude) Rs. 5593 crore, Natural gas (utilized) Rs. 2... more »
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