Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Govt News In Brief

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reviewed the position regarding the supply and availability of currency notes yesterday late evening and took certain decisions to further activate the dispensing of cash through the networks of Banking Correspondents (BCs), Post Offices, ATMs, Banks and E-payment systems

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reviewed the supply and availability of currency notes yesterday late evening (13.11.2016). The meeting went on till past midnight. It was attended among others by the Union Minister of Home,Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, Urban Development and I&B Minister, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, MoS (Independent Charge) for Coal & Power, Shri Piyush Goyal and MoS (Finance), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar. It was also attended by the Governor and Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, all Secretarie... more »

President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee Presents National Child Awards

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Child Awards today (November 14, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day in presence of Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and other dignitaries. The National Child Awards include National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in various fields such as academics, culture, arts, sports, music, etc; National Awards for Child Welfare to institutions and individuals fo... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi greets everyone, on the auspicious occasion of Gurupurab

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted everyone, on the auspicious occasion of Gurupurab. "ਸਿੱਖ ਧਰਮ ਦੇ ਮੋਢੀ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਗੁਰਪੁਰਬ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਾਰਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਲੱਖ-ਲੱਖ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਖੁਸ਼ਹਾਲ ਜੀਵਨ, ਏਕਤਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਰਹਿਣ ਅਤੇ ਸੱਚ ਦੇ ਮਾਰਗ ਤੇ ਚੱਲਣ ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰੇਰਿਆ। Gurupurab wishes to everyone. The inspiring teachings of the venerable Guru Nanak guide us in creating a prosperous and harmonious society", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi's address at Karnataka Lingayat Education Society Centenary Celebrations, Belagavi (Karnataka)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 18 hours ago
प्‍यारे भाइयो और बहनों, मैं सबसे पहले उन सप्‍त ऋषि‍यों को नमन करता हूं। शि‍क्षक तो बहुत होते हैं। अच्‍छे शि‍क्षक होते हैं, उत्‍तम शि‍क्षक होते हैं, समर्पि‍त‍शि‍क्षक होते हैं लेकि‍न शायद इति‍हास में अमर शि‍क्षक शब्‍द का प्रयोग करना होगा तो इन सप्‍त ऋषि‍यों के लि‍ए अमल करना होगा। ऐसे शि‍क्षक 100 साल के बाद भी आज भी इस पीढ़ी को पढ़ा रहे हैं, शि‍क्षि‍त कर रहे हैं। शायद इति‍हास में कहीं पर भी ऐसी दुर्लभ घटना सुनने का सौभाग्‍य नहीं मि‍ल सकता जो इस KLE society के द्वारा सि‍द्ध हुआ है। मैं देख रहा हूं मेरे सामने लाखों की तादाद में ये सारे नौजवान बैठे है। ये सब कुछ उन सप्‍त ऋषि‍यों की तपस... more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s address at Foundation Stone Ceremony of Mopa Green Field International Airport & Electronic City at Tuam in Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
श्री लक्ष्‍मीकांत जी कह रहे थे कि‍ मैं देर रात जापान से आया और सुबह आपकी सेवा में हाजि‍र हो गया। यहां से कर्नाटक जाऊंगा, कर्नाटक से महाराष्‍ट्र जाऊंगा और देर रात दि‍ल्‍ली में जाकर भी मीटिंग करूंगा। प्रधानमंत्री बनने के बाद भारत के कि‍सी राज्‍य में एक रात्रि‍ से ज्‍यादा अगर मैंने कहीं मुकाम कि‍या तो गोवा में कि‍या। मैं आज व्‍यक्‍ति‍गत रूप से गोवा के लाखों नागरि‍कों का अभि‍नंदन करना चाहता हूं, आभार व्‍यक्‍त करना चाहता हूं, गोवा सरकार का अभि‍नंदन करना चाहता हूं। मनोहर जी, लक्ष्‍मीकांत जी, उनकी पूरी टीम का आभार व्‍यक्‍त करना चाहता हूं। कई वर्षों के बाद एक बहुत बड़ा अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय even... more »

Finance Ministry reviews the position regarding availability and distribution of all denomination of bank notes in different parts and regions of the country; Issuance of the new series of Rs. 500/- notes commenced; Instructions issued to the Banks and Post Offices to ensure proper distribution of all denomination notes including small denominations up to the last mile including through mobile banking vans and Banking Correspondents (BCs).

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Finance Ministry today reviewed the position regarding availability and distribution of all denomination of bank notes. Some of the highlights of the review and the decisions taken are as follows:- 1. In the first four days ( from November 10th to 13th , upto 5 pm ) about Rs 3.0 lacs crores of old Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- bank notes have been deposited in the banking system and about Rs.50,000 crores has been dispensed to customers by either withdrawal from their accounts or withdrawal from ATM’s or by exchange at the counter. Within these four days, the banking system has ... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s greetings on the eve of Guru Nanak Jayanti

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has sent his greetings to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the eve of birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji. In a message, the President has said, “On the auspicious occasion of birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad. The universal vision and humanism of Guru Nanak Devji have been an inspiration to people everywhere regardless of caste, colour or creed. May each one of us endeavour to follow the Guru’s profound teachings in our daily lives and ... more »

Text of PM’s address to the Indian Community in Kobe, Japan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
नमस्‍ते, कोबे में मुझे पहले भी आप लोगों के बीच आने का सौभाग्‍य मिला है। तब तो पता भी नहीं था कि ऐसा कोई इंसान प्रधानमंत्री बन जाएगा। उस समय भी आप लोगों ने मुझे इतना प्‍यार दिया था, जो मैं कभी भूल नहीं सकता हूं। कोबे में आएं और आपको मिले बिना चले जाएं, इसकी मैं कल्‍पना भी नहीं कर सकता। मैं, कल प्रधानमंत्री अबे से बात कर रहा था। कोबे से मेरे संबंधों के संबंध में। मैंने उनसे कहा कि 2001 में जब गुजरात में भंयकर भूकंप आया, तो कोबे सबसे पहला था जिसने आ करके गुजरात के लोगों की मदद की थी और उससे पहले भी यहां भूकंप आया था। उसके बावजूद भी और जब सुख में कोई आए न आए कहता है कि आए होता तो अच्... more »

Government agencies are closely monitoring receipt of fake currency notes in Banks and Post Office

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Special watch is being kept receipt of fake notes in the States bordering our neighbouring countries. One of the primary objectives of cancellation of legal tender character of old series of Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- notes was to check the menace of terror financing through counterfeit currency notes. The receipt of counterfeits/fake currency notes in Banks and Post Offices are, therefore, being monitored very closely. RBI has been advised by Ministry of Finance to set up a Special Cell to monitor the receipt of fake currency notes and inform such instances to the Economic Offences Wing... more »

Availability of cash with Bank branches and Post Offices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Ministry of Finance has reviewed and taken stock of the cash availability and issuance to members of public today. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indian Banks Association (IBA) and a few major banks participated in the review meeting. A total of over 7 crore transactions have taken place from 9th November upto mid-day of 12th November (i.e. in the last two and a half days) for deposit, exchange of old notes and withdrawal from ATM and over the counter. Old notes of.Rs.500 and 1000 denominations amounting to about Rs. 2 lakh crores have been deposited to banks. Out of 2 lakh ATMs, about... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi expresses happiness as citizens exchange notes in a patient and orderly manner

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Assures that the Government is unwavering in its effort to create a corruption free India Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness at the patient and orderly manner in which the citizens are getting the notes exchanged in banks following the cancellation of the legal tender character of the high denomination bank notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister also said that it is heartening to see such warmth, enthusiasm and patience of the citizens to bear this limited inconvenience for a greater good. He assured that the Government is unwa... more »

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Chairs Consultative Committee Meeting of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting, today chaired the meeting of Consultative Committee of I&B Ministry to discuss on the subject “Working of the Registrar of Newspapers for India”. In his opening remarks, Shri Naidu apprised the members of the committee about the steps being taken by the Ministry in order to streamline the processes and functioning of the Registrar of Newspapers of India. He said that RNI has been constantly re-engineering itself to make procedures and process simpler. The focus of the Ministry is to make the processes online thereby pro... more »

I&B Ministry simplifies Annual Renewal process for existing TV channels as part of “Ease of Doing Business”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
28th SIMCON to be held on Dec 9th and 10th - M Venkaiah Naidu I&B Minister addresses Economic Editors Conference Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting has said that as part of the Government’s initiative of *“Ease of Doing Business”,* the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has completely done away with the process of obtaining an “Annual Renewal” for TV channels in the current form. He said this at the Economic Editors Conference here today. Sh Arvind Panagriya, Vice Chairman NITI Aayog and other senior officials were also present during the occasion. E... more »

Speech by Prime Minister at CII-Keidanren Business Luncheon

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
I am delighted to visit this great country once again. It is indeed a great pleasure to see so many familiar faces here. I thank CII and Keidanren for creating this opportunity. I have always considered my engagements with you extremely useful. Over the years, I have visited Japan several times. Indeed, my personal engagement with the leadership, Government, Industry and people of Japan is now almost a decade old. Friends, The very word "Japan" in India is a benchmark of quality, excellence, honesty and integrity. Japanese people have led the world in sustainable development. ... more »

FM Shri Arun Jaitley : Process of Tax Reforms will continue and pending GST issues will be resolved soon.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
FM: No Harassment of Small Depositors of Demonetised High Value Notes; Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley inaugurates the Two Day Economic Editors Conference in New Delhi The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Government has endeavoured its best to take a number of decisions through a consensus route for the overall growth of the economy during the last two and half years. He said that the present NDA government took over under adverse global circumstances and its challenge was to re-establish the credibility of economic decision making ... more »

Consultative Committee Meeting of MPs for the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas held

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
Meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Members of Parliament for the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas was held in New Delhi on 09th November, 2016. Following Hon’ble Members participated in the meeting: *1. *Sh. Harinder Singh Khalsa *2. *Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki *3. *Sh. Krupal Balaji Tumane *4. *Sh. Murali Mohan Maganti *5. *Sh. Nandi Yellaiah *6. *Sh. Narasimham Thota *7. *Sh. Nityanand Rai *8. *Sh. Satya Pal Singh *9. *Dr. Ravindra Babu Pandula *10. *Col. (Retd.) Sona Ram Choudhary *11. *Sh. Tamradhwaj Sahu *12. *Sh. Amar Si... more »

Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Launches ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical facilities for ESIC beneficiaries of Delhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
Labour and Employment Minister Inaugurates ‘Six bed Day Care Unit’ of ESI Dispensary The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya launched the ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical facilities for ESIC beneficiaries of Delhi and Inaugurated the ‘06 bedded Day Care Unit’ of ESI Dispensary here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya informed that ESIC Dispensary Dwarka has now become a complete unit in itself with medical facilities like General OPD Care, Family Welfare Services, full time Laboratory and X-Ray and Diagnosti... more »

Text of Prime Minister’s address to the Nation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
My dear citizens I hope you ended the festive season of Diwali with joy and new hope. Today, I will be speaking to you about some critical issues and important decisions. Today I want to make a special request to all of you. You may recall the economic situation in May 2014 when you entrusted us with an onerous responsibility. In the context of BRICS, it was being said that the “I” in BRICS was shaky. Since then, we had two years of severe drought. Yet, in the last two and a half years with the support of 125 crore Indians, India has become the “bright spot” in the global economy. ... more »

India & UK Sign MoU on IPRS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 days ago
India and UK today signed an MoU to establish bilateral cooperation activities in the field of Intellectual Property. The MoU is between the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UKIPO). It is intended to promote innovation, creativity and economic growth in both countries. The MoU was exchanged in the presence of the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and the British Prime Minister Ms. Theresa May on 7th November, 2016 in New Delhi. It establishes a broad and flexible framework through which both count... more »

President of India to receive a copy of book ‘CHARAIVETI, CHARAIVETI’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will receive the first copy of book ‘CHARAIVETI, CHARAIVETI’ from the Vice President of India, Shri Mohd Hamid Ansari who will formally release it at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow (November 9, 2016) in the presence of Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker Lok Sabha, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister and Shri Sharad Pawar, MP (Rajya Sabha). The book ‘CHARAIVETI, CHARAIVETI’ is a compilation of select recollections of sixty years in public life of Shri Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh. It reflects Shri Naik’s philoso... more »
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