Friday, 4 November 2016

Govt News In Brief

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the India Foundation-Neeti Anusandhan Pratishthan Nepal Seminar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
1. Thank you for your warm words. 2. I am very happy to be here in Nepal again. 3. Over the years, serving in Government in various capacities, I have visited Nepal on several occasions; I have directly participated in the discussions, decisions, planning and implementation of the joint development work that our Governments have taken up across the length and breadth of this close neighbour of India. I share your satisfaction at what has been achieved, progress has been made in the right direction, but much more has to be done to realise the true potential of Nepal. 4. Therefore I... more »

India UK Joint Tech Summit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The India-UK Tech Summit will be jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May, on 7th November, 2016, at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi. It will highlight the visions of both the Prime Ministers to create a new era of bilateral economic relationship between the two countries. The summit was announced during Prime Minister Modi's visit to the United Kingdom last year, and has fructified exactly a year on. The event intends to provide a forum for business, a space for new connections and a showcase for futur... more »

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address at Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Distinguished dignitaries on the dais, Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome you all to New Delhi for this landmark conference, the first after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. I commend the national disaster risk management agencies, their governments in the Asia-Pacific region, the United Nations, and other stakeholders for coming together for this important cause. Friends, 2015 was a momentous year! Apart from the Sendai Framework, the international community adopted two other major frameworks to shape the future of humanity: - the Sustainable Development... more »

Welcome Address by MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju at AMCDRR

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Following is the text of welcome address by Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju at the inauguration of Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016, here today: “On behalf of the Government and people of India, I welcome all the distinguished delegates and representatives. It is indeed a great honor and privilege for Government of India to host the First Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction after adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) by 187 countries at the World Conference on Disaster Ri... more »

MNRE issues bidding Guidelines for setting up 1000 MW Wind Power Projects connected to ISTS scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued Guidelines for transparent bidding process for implementation of Scheme for setting up of 1000 MW Wind Power Project connected to inter-state transmission system (ISTS). As per Guidelines the Wind Power Projects will be selected through open and transparent competitive bidding followed by e-reverse auction and the capacity may go higher than 1000 MW, if there is demand from Buying Entities. The implementing agency SECI has already floated RfS document for selection of bidders under the Scheme. Discoms of non-windy State and UTs and a... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi gives away Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today (November 02, 2016) gave away the Ramnath Goenka Awards for excellence in journalism. Speaking on the occasion, he said that during the freedom struggle, newspapers became a very strong medium of expression. He added that the colonial rulers were scared of those who wrote and expressed themselves through the papers. Praising Late Shri Ramnath Goenka, the Prime Minister said that there were few in the media who challenged the Emergency and this was led by Ramnath ji. The Prime Minister said technology poses a challenge to the media, a... more »

Online submission of applications by urban poor for affordable houses from tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Ministry of HUPA and Common Services Centre SPV sign MoU Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad hail the initiative; say will speed up PMAY (Urban) In a significant initiative, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has enabled online submission of applications by the urban poor for affordable houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban) from tomorrow. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed today by the Ministry of HUPA and Common Services Centre e-Governance Services India Limited of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Techn... more »

Auction for Sale (Re-issue) Government Stock

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Auction for Sale (Issue) of ‘8 Yrs FRB Government of India have announced the Sale (Issue/Re-issue) of (i) “8 Yrs FRB 2024” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii) “7.61 per cent Government Stock 2030” for a notified amount of Rs. 7,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii) “7.50 per cent Government Stock 2034” for a notified amount of Rs. 2,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (iv) “7.06 per cent Government Stock 2046” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price... more »

Textiles Minister to inaugurate National Handicrafts Fair at Dilli Haat Today

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Minister of Textile Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani will inaugurate a fortnight long Exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts developed by Artisans of Clusters at Dilli Haat today evening i.e. on 2nd November 2016 at 6 P.M. This fair is being promoted and marketed by Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS), with financial assistance from the office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). Shri Ramesh Bidhuri, Member of Parliament, Smt. Rashmi Verma, Secretary Textiles and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Shri Alok Kumar and other dignitaries will also be present on this...more »

Kerala declared Open Defecation Free

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The State of Kerala today(01-11-2016) became the third State overall and the largest State so far to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin). The declaration was formally made by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, in a magnificent ceremony at the Central Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. Shri Vijayan also distributed awards to and felicitated district collectors and other government officials who had been instrumental in bringing about this landmark achievement for the State. With this, all 14 districts, 152 blocks, 940 Gr... more »

PM Shri Narerendra Modi attends Opening Ceremony of Haryana Swarna Jayanti Celebrations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today attended the Opening Ceremony of the Haryana Swarna Jayanti Celebrations in Gurugram. Speaking on the occasion, he said today is a day to look back at the time when Haryana was formed and the aims with which the state was formed. Haryana is a relatively small state but it has contributed in so many areas, he said. The Prime Minister said that it is believed that Haryana has only farmers, but businessmen from the State have also had exemplary success. People of Haryana have given their lives for the nation by serving in the Armed Forc...more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s address at Opening Ceremony of Haryana Swarna Jayanti Celebrations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
आज हरियाणा अपनी स्‍वर्ण जयंती का प्रारम्‍भ कर रहा है। ऐसे महत्‍वपूर्ण अवसर पर सभी हरियाणा-वासियों को मेरी बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं। जैसा मुख्‍यमंत्री जी ने बताया कि स्‍वर्ण जयंती का अवसर न किसी दल का है, न किसी सरकार का है; ये अवसर हर एक हरियाणवी का है। व्‍यक्ति के जीवन में भी सालगिरह मनाना, कुछ विशेष अवसरों को मनाना, व्‍यक्ति को नए संकल्‍प लेने की प्रेरणा देता है। वैसे ही समाज को और राज्‍य को इस प्रकार के अवसर कुछ नया करने का संकल्‍प करने के लिए प्रेरणा देते हैं। इस स्‍वर्णिम जयंती के कालखंड में मैं सब हरियाणावासियों से प्रार्थना करूंगा कि 1996 में हरियाणा बनाने के लिए जो बातें रखी ग... more »

I&B Ministry to set up Film Promotion Fund to promote Indian Films in International Film Festivals: Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
*Republic of Korea to be the country focus for 47th IFFI* *Korean Writer and Director Im Kwon Taek (Im Kwa Teek) to be awarded Lifetime Achievement Award* *S. P. Balasubrahmanyam to be presented Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year 2016* *194 films out of 1032 entries selected for screening at IFFI 2016* *Director S.S Rajamouli to be the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony* Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Information & Broadcasting said that Government has taken a new initiative to create a Film Promotion Fund to promote Indian cinema in the International Film Fe... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi pays tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary. "Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Vigilance Awareness week commences from today

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Central Vigilance Commission, as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The week in which 31st October, the birthday of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week has commenced from today, with pledge taking by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises/Public Sector Banks and all other Organizations. *“Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating...more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi pays tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary. "Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

PM Shri Narendra Modi greets Gujaratis across the world, on the beginning of New Year

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted Gujaratis across the world, on the beginning of New Year. Gujaratis mark the start of a New Year a day after the Diwali. "Today, a day after Diwali, Gujaratis mark the start of a New Year. Saal Mubarak to Gujaratis across the world. May this be a joy filled year", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Don't let the Uniform Civil Code scuttle triple talaq reform

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects - 4 days ago
By Swapan Dasgupta Much more than the cross-LoC raids on terrorist staging posts, the winter session of Parliament is likely to be dominated by the contentious subject of Muslim personal laws. While politicians are a little wary of wading into a subject that is before the Supreme Court, a proxy war is in the offing over a Uniform Civil Code for India. The Law Commission, whose role is purely advisory, has begun consultations on a theme that finds mention in the Directive Principles of the Constitution but has never been acted on. This in turn has provoked protests by Muslim organis... more »

Selection of Foreign Coaches to be done through Open Advertisement

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
Selection of foreign coaches in future will be done through open advertisement. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Vijay Goel has approved this proposal which emerged at a meeting taken by him with senior officers of his Ministry and Sports Authority of India in New Delhi yesterday. This will bring more names before the Foreign Coaches Selection Committee in addition to those suggested by National Sports Federations. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports spends a substantial amount on foreign coaches to prepare Indian athletes for Olymp... more »

Report of the Monitoring Committee on Avian Influenza

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 days ago
The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing the outbreak of avian influenza reviewed the control and containment of the avian influenza situation today. *Mortality Status within 24 hours:* NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHI - Nil DEER PARK, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHI - Nil GWALIOR ZOO - Nil *Action taken*: The control and containment measures of avian influenza in the affected zoos are being continued, which inclu... more »
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