Sunday, 23 October 2016

Govt News In Brief

First installment of Rs. 1500 crore released to states as central assistance for 99 prioritized irrigation projects under AIBP

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti announced today the release of first installment of Rs. 1500 crore to the states as central assistance for 99 prioritized irrigation projects under Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Program (AIBP). This amount has been released for 50 projects in the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Telangana Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today the Minister said today is historic day for AIBP as it will mark a new beginning for thes... more »

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Plant, Inaugurated in IIIM Jammu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
A newly built, state-of-the-art Plant for extraction, formulation, packaging of medicinal plant based phytopharmaceutical drugs under internationally accepted GMP guidelines was inaugurated by the Vice President, CSIR and Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for DoNER (Independent Charge), Dr Jitendra Singh, PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, DoAE and Department of Space,at CSIR-IIIM, in Jammu on 20th October, 2016. This is first such national Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Plant facility est...more »

Indian Railways organises Conference on Heritage Rail Tourism jointly with Asia Pacific Heritage & Rail Tourism Organisation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Heritage Rail Tourism Conference was organized by Indian Railways at National Rail Museum, New Delhi jointly with Asia Pacific Heritage & Rail Tourism Organization (APHRTO), from 19-21 October, 2016. Participants from many countries including Japan, UK, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, senior officers of Indian Railways and other stakeholders of Heritage Rail Tourism were present in the Conference. Shri Tim Fischer, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia delivered a talk on ‘Heritage Rail Tourism in Australia’ in a curtain raiser held on 19th October 2016. Shri Tim Fischer (Austral... more »

Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik : Civil Aviation Ministry’s Regional Connectivity Scheme “UDAN” Launched Today

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Ministry of Civil Aviation took a major step today towards making flying a reality for the small town common man. The Civil Aviation Minister Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju launched the Ministry’s much awaited Regional Connectivity Scheme “ UDAN” in New Delhi today. UDAN is an innovative scheme to develop the regional aviation market. It is a market-based mechanism in which airlines bid for seat subsidies. This first-of-its-kind scheme globally will create affordable yet economically viable and profitable flights on regional routes so that flying becomes affordable to the common ma... more »

‘Forests, Tribal Forest Dwellers and Life Forms Living in Forests Complement one another and are not Rivals”: Anil Madhav Dave

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Environment Minister Inaugurates Two-Day Conference of Senior-Level Officers from States “Jungle is a living entity and it also communicates, provided we have the ability to listen to it. The three essential components – forests, tribal forest dwellers and life forms living in forests complement one another and are not rivals”, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, said today. He also said that large-scale felling of trees in forests is not being done by tribal forest dwellers. Calling for a change in the colonial out... more »

Over 2000 visitors thronged Consumer Mela to register their grievances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Consumer Mela organized by Department of Consumer Affairs yesterday at Central Park, Connaught Place in New Delhi generated enough enthusiasm among the Consumers and more than 2000 visitors thronged the Mela to register their grievances or for counseling. National Consumer Helpline Stall registered more than 200 visitors. State Bank of India reported that 100 visitors to their counter with different queries and suggestions. There were 60 visitors in the ASCI counter enquiring about misleading advertisements. FSSAI had 250 visitors while TRAI had 200 visitors in their stall. The ... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee meets delegates of the international conference on voter education for inclusive, informed and ethical participation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The heads of election management bodies and international electoral institutions of different countries attending the ‘International Conference on Voter Education for Inclusive, Informed and Ethical Participation’ called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 20, 2016). Addressing the international delegates, the President quoted Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, the co-founder of erstwhile Czechoslovakia and said “Democracy is the political form of humanity”. He said that the heads of election management bodies present there were custodians of ... more »

PM sanctions ex-gratia relief for the victims of fire accident in Bhubaneswar SUM Hospital, Odisha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has sanctioned an ex-gratia relief @ Rs.2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased and @ Rs.50,000/- each to the persons, who got seriously injured in the fire accident that occurred in the Bhubaneswar SUM hospital, Odisha on 17.10.2016, from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Need for Cultural Renaissance in India – Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
5th Day of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016’ Illuminated with Glorious Performances from East Zone Cultural Centre ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2016’ efficaciously progressed to its fifth day, after the spectacular triumph of day fourth that showcased breath- taking performances from talented artists of the North Zone Cultural Centre. Today, glorious performances from the East Zone Cultural Centre brought eternal charm to the festival and finely introduced and connected the audience to India’s diverse and rich heritage. The festival, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Governmen... more »

Text of PM’s statement to the media, during the joint media briefing with State Counsellor of Myanmar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
*Your Excellency, State Counsellor,Distinguished members of the delegations,Members of the media,* It is indeed a great pleasure for me to welcome Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her first State Visit to India. Excellency, you are no stranger to the people of India. The sights, the sounds and vibrancy of Delhi are familiar to you.Welcome back, Excellency, to your second home!Excellency, you are an iconic leader. Your clear vision,mature leadership, struggle and eventual success in establishing democracy in Myanmar has inspired people across the world. It is indeed an honou... more »

Commerce and Industry Minister launches the CIPAM Logo

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The logo of the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) was launched today by the Commerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. On the occasion she said that this is an ambitious task as India’s intellectual property related activities need great traction. The logo has been designed keeping in mind the slogan of the National IPR Policy: “Creative India, Innovative India”. While the logo stands for “Cell for IPR Promotion and Management”, the letters “I” and “P” have been stylized to represent “Intellectual Property” as well. The letter “I” stands for Intellectual, and is... more »

India is setting up an extensive mechanism to ensure speedy, affordable and timely delivery of justice to consumers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
MOS Consumer Affairs addresses Intergovernmental Group on Consumer Protection at Geneva India has drafted new Consumer Protection Bill through extensive stakeholder consultation and study of best practices across the world. While drafting the Bill, special emphasis has been made to ensure simplicity, speed, access, affordability and timely delivery of justice. In true sense it is a futuristic bill and a great transformative step towards strengthening consumer protection and giving a clear message by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi that ‘Consumer is the King’. This was stated ... more »

Consumer Mela for spot registration of consumer grievances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Industry bodies like and sector regulators to participate. With an objective of bringing Consumers, Companies, Regulators and DoCA on one platform for Consumer Awareness and possible grievance redressals, on the spot registration of grievances. The Department of Consumer Affairs is organizing *Consumer Mela 2016 tomorrow i.e 20th October, 2016 at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi.* The partners in the Mela would be Industry bodies like ASSOCHAM, CII, DICCI, FICCI and PHD Chambers while regulators like FSSAI, TRAI, BEE would also participate. The Consumer Counseling Mechanism ... more »

INS Tihayu Joins the Indian Navy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Indian Navy commissioned the highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft INS Tihayu at the Eastern Naval Command today 19 October 16. The ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM, ADC Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Naval Command at a formal ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. INS Tihayu would be based in Visakhapatnam under the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Andhra Pradesh) and would be deployed for coastal patrol and surveillance operations along the Eastern Coast. INS Tihayu is the second ship of the four follow-on Water Jet Fast Atta... more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari says Inland Waterways A Game Changer in National Connectivity

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
While addressing the Regional Editors Conference in Chandigarh today, the Minister for Road Transport Highways & Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari gave an overview of his Ministry’s achievements as well as plans for future growth. Beginning with Shipping, he informed that while ports around the world had faced losses, Indian ports had shown a growth of 2.6 percent, earning profits of nearly Rs. 6000 crore. At present the country has 12 Major ports and there are plans to add 6 more. The Minister briefly touched upon the Sagarmala Project whose port-led economic growth intends to give a boo...more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi launches National SC/ST hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme, presents National Awards to MSMEs in Ludhiana; PM dedicates three power projects to the nation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the National SC/ST hub, and the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for MSMEs at Ludhiana in Punjab. He also presented National Awards to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). He distributed 500 traditional wooden charkhas (spinning wheels) among women. Speaking on the occasion, he said Ludhiana is an important economic centre, and therefore, it is natural to launch a scheme related to MSME from the city. The Prime Minister said that the MSME sector is crucial for the economic progress of India. He said MSMEs must matc... more »

10th India and United States Trade Policy Forum

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
A high level delegation led by Ambassador, Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative is attending the 10thIndia-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meetings scheduled from 19th October, 2016 to 20th October, 2016 at New Delhi. Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Modi and President Obama, the Trade Policy Forum meeting has focussed on increased bilateral interaction and momentum on resolving trade concerns. As part of the annual work plan jointly agreed between India and US working groups on agriculture, trade in services and goods, promotion of investment in manuf... more »

PM expresses deep anguish over loss of lives in hospital fire in Odisha; assures all possible assistance to the State

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives in the hospital fire in Odisha. Prime Minister has also assured all possible support from the Centre to the injured and affected. “Deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the hospital fire in Odisha. The tragedy is mind-numbing. My thoughts are with bereaved families. Spoke to Minister J P Nadda and asked him to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS. Hope the injured recover quickly. Also spoken to Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and asked him to ensure all possible help to the injur... more »

Initiatives by Government will bring prosperity to farmers: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
‘By next year about 14 crore farmers will have Soil Health Card’ The government is committed for the prosperity and welfare of farmers, for this purpose a number of initiatives have been taken during last two and half year. Within four years objective of “Water to every field” will be achieved. Improved irrigation facilities with long term irrigation fund and better management initiated by this government will help to achieve the target. Addressing regional Editors Conference in Chandigarh today, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Sh. Radha Mohan Singh said that to ensure... more »

Prime Minister to inaugurate First National Tribal Carnival on October 25, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate First National Tribal Carnival in Delhi on October 25, 2016. This was announced by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Jual Oram in New Delhi today while addressing a press conference. He said the main purpose of this carnival is to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals. Shri Oram said the carnival will showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale. The Minister said, “The underlying idea is to preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and thei... more »
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