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Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement

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 given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations last year on 12th December 2015 and India signed the Paris Agreement in New York early this year on 22nd April 2016. A total of 191 countries have signed to the Paris Agreement so far. As per the provisions of the Paris Agreement, the treaty will come into force as and when 55 countries contributing to 55 % of total global emission ratify the agreement. S... more »

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015-16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore. Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace. The payment of this Bonus to eligible Ra... more »

Cabinet approves Closure of Hindustan Cables Limited, Kolkata

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for closure of Hindustan Cables Limited (HCL), Kolkata as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956/2013, Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and other relevant Acts. The employees will be offered attractive VRS/ VSS Package at notional 2007 pay scales and other employees’ related liabilities including payment of salary and wages from April 2015 till they are separated from the Company on VRS/VSS will be settled as well. The disposal of assets of company will be in terms of the guideli... more »

Cabinet approves an Undertaking between India and Korea on Mutual Recognition of Certificates for Seafarers, 1978

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of an Undertaking between India and Korea on Mutual Recognition of Certificates. It is in pursuance of the Regulation 1/10 of International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers, 1978, as amended. Signing of the Undertaking will pave way for recognition of maritime education and training, certificates of competency, endorsements, training documentary evidence and medical fitness certificates for seafarers issued by the G...more »

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2014

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2003 launched on 14th July, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2014 launched on 14th August, 2014. The Cabinet also granted approval for expenditure incurred on subsidy amount released to LIC during the period of 2003-04 to 2014-15 for VPBY, 2003 and approval to incur expenditure on VPBY, 2003 and 2014 from the financial year 2015-16 onwards. The Schemes are implemented through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of I... more »

Cabinet approves India - Singapore MoU to give a boost to Innovation, Creativity and Technological Advancement

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation between Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Ministry of Law, Government of Singapore. The MoU will be signed at the upcoming visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister to India from 4-7 October, 2016. The MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation activities in the arena of Industrial Property Rights of Paten...more »

PM Narendra Modi bows to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on his birth anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has bowed to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on his birth anniversary. "I bow to the courageous Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. He has left an indelible mark on India's history through his bravery", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

PM Narendra Modi conveys his condolences to the people of Israel, on the demise of former Israel President Shimon Peres

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has conveyed his condolences to the people of Israel, on the demise of former Israel President Mr. Shimon Peres. "In former President Shimon Peres, we lost a key world leader and a friend of India. Pained by his demise. Our condolences to people of Israel", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Assistance to cities to improve energy use efficiency to tap Rs.6,000 cr saving potential per year Ministry of UD and EESL sign MoU to promote Energy Efficiency Programmes at no cost to cities Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Piyush Goyal laud the joint initiative

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Ministry of Urban Development has embarked on a major programme to improve energy use efficiency in bulk water supply, public lighting, transportation and domestic consumption in cities and towns across the country. The Ministry today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a public sector enterprise in this regard. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy Sources and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal and Shri Rajiv Gauba, Secretary (Urban Development). ... more »

Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2016 at different venues located at 41 Centres throughout the country on 23.10.2016 (Sunday). The e-Admit Cards for the candidates have been uploaded on the Commission’s Web-site http://www.upsc.gov.inwhich may be downloaded. Letters of rejection to the candidates stating reason(s) for rejection have already been sent through e-mail provided by the candidates. If any applicant is not able to download his e-Admit Card, he may contact UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-2... more »

President of India congratulates ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C35, carrying advanced satellite SCATSAT-1

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the successful launch of the PSLV-C35, carrying advanced satellite SCATSAT-1 alongwith seven other co-passenger satellites. In a message to Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman of ISRO, the President has said, “My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of PSLV-C35, carrying advanced satellite SCATSAT-1 alongwith seven other co-passenger satellites from Algeria, Canada, USA and two from Ind...more »

Prime Minister told scientists to- “Link Technology with Common Man’s Life”- while inaugurating the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
“CSIR is a reflection of India in its diversity and heterogeneity and has left its indelible mark in every sphere of activities of the nation while playing a pivotal role in the development of Modern India by its all-round approach to Research & Development”, said the Prime Minister of India and the President of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Shri Narendra Modi was addressing a distinguished gathering on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of CSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology here today. The Prime Minister said that he looks forward to CSIR mak... more »

Shri J P Nadda inaugurates 20th session of WHO/FAO Coordinating Committee of Asia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
India committed to adhering to international food safety standards: J P Nadda “India is committed to adhering to international food safety standards.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of the 20th Session of the WHO/FAO Coordinating Committee of Asia (CCASIA), here today. He further added that there is a need for CCASIA to focus on standardization of foods/cuisines of Asian origin and popularize them internationally and facilitate their global trade. Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Wel... more »

Exercise Yudh Abhyas 16 : Validation Exercise Completed

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Over the duration of past two weeks, Armies of India and USA have participated in Exercise Yudh Abhyas at Chaubattia. The exercise aimed at building positive military relations between the two countries and allowed the two armies to understand each other’s tactical and operational methodologies.The training culminated in a 48 hours consolidation and validation exercise in which troops carried out a daring rescue and destroy mission in the general area of Pilkholi near Chaubattia. The exercise was conducted with focus on counter Insurgency and counter terrorism operations under UN M...more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates CSIR’s Platinum Jubilee Function on the occasion of its 75th Foundation Day

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated CSIR’s Platinum Jubilee Function on the occasion of its 75th Foundation Day. The Prime Minister visited an exhibition showcasing several initiatives of CSIR. He also dedicated some medicinal and aromatic plant varieties to the nation, interacted with farmers from five different locations across the country: Hyderabad, Cuddalore, Jammu, Jorhat and Palampur. Speaking on the occasion, he said that starting with the indelible ink which is the hallmark of our democratic fabric, CSIR has left an indelible mark on every sphere of ... more »

BRICS Football Tournament Logo to be unveiled today

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The First BRICS Under-17 Football Tournament, a Government of India initiative, is being held in Goa in October 2016. This Tournament will be played amongst the five BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The dates of the Tournament have been coordinated to culminate with the Eighth Annual BRICS Summit, also being held at Goa. An Organising Committee for BRICS Football Tournament has been constitutedas the apex committee for management and organisation of the Tournament. The Tournament promises to be a legacy event, setting very high standards in techn... more »

BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meeting Tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
*Curtain Raiser* BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meeting begins tomorrow( being held on September, 27th- 28th, 2016) in New Delhi. Ministers will deliberate to adopt the BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Declaration. The Two day Meeting will have dedicated sessions on key thematic areas, i) Employment Generation, ii) Social Security, iii) Inclusive Development Including Formalization. International Organizations viz. ILO, ISSA and Academia’s are also participating and providing their research inputs to the deliberation. Followi... more »

Appointment of DG CISF, NSG and NDRF

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the following: (i) Shri O.P. Singh, IPS (UP:83) presently working as DG, NDRF (ADG level) to the post of Director General, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the HAG+ pay scale (pre-revised) from the date of joining the post and up to the date of his superannuation i.e. up to 31.01.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier; (ii) Shri Sudhir Pratap Singh, IPS (RJ:83) presently working as ADG, CRPF to the to the post of Director General, National Security Guard (NSG) in HAG+ pay scale (p... more »

FM to deliver the Valedictory Address at BRICS Seminar on “Challenges in Developing the Bond market in BRICS” in Mumbai tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
One day Seminar to provide a platform to share the best practices from BRICS countries and to explore the global best practices which may be adopted to develop this market. The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley will deliver the Valedictory Address at the one day BRICS Seminar on *“Challenges in Developing the Bond market in BRICS” *in Mumbai tomorrow. The Seminar is being organized by the Department of Economic Affairs(DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Seminar will provide a platform to share the best... more »

English Translation of the text of PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Programme on All India Radio on September 25, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
My dear countrymen, Namaskar! We recently lost 18 brave sons of our country in a terrorist attack in Uri Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. I salute these valiant soldiers and pay my tributes to them. This cowardly act has shocked the entire Nation. There are strong emotions of widespread grief as well as anger across the country. And, this is not only a loss for the families who have lost a son, a brother or a husband. In fact, it is a national loss. And, therefore, I will just reiterate to you, my countrymen, what I had said that very day, that the guilty will certainly be punished. My... more »
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