Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Govt News In Brief

India & UK Sign MoU on IPRS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours 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 hours 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 »

Indian Amphibious Warship INS Shardul enters Port Louis, Mauritius

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Mauritius and to promote maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ship Shardul has arrived at Port Louis on a three day visit. INS Shardul, an amphibious ship of the Indian Navy, is currently on a month long deployment in the Southern Indian Ocean in keeping with the vision of SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region. Accordingly, the Indian Navy will be progressing maritime security cooperation with Mauritius National Coast Guard (NCG) towards ensuring a secure and stable regional maritime environ... more »

Himachal Pradesh gets Centres nod for Pneumonia Vaccine

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
We have achieved a new milestone towards expanding the coverage of full immunization in the State aimed at reducing child mortality: Shri J P Nadda “We have achieved a new milestone towards expanding the coverage of full immunization in Himachal Pradesh aimed at reducing child mortality.” Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare stated this as the Health Ministry approved introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under Universal Immunisation Programme. Himachal Pradesh will be among four other states where Pneumonia Vaccines will be introduced along wi...more »

DRDO hosts 58th Conference of International Military Testing Association: A Curtain Raiser

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), a Delhi-based laboratory of DRDO is hosting the 58th Conference of International Military Testing Association (IMTA) in New Delhi from 8th November 2016. The four-day long conference is being held in India for the first time and the event will be inaugurated by the Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre. It will be attended by Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr. S Christopher and Ms Susan Truscott, Chair of the IMTA and Director General Military Personnel Research & Analysis, Canada. This year the t... more »

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on the Occasion of Presentation of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Ignite Awards Function

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
1. I am indeed very happy to join you for the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards function and present the awards to this group of creative young children of our society. My congratulations to all the awardees and their families and teachers! It is heartening to see so many creative minds trying to tackle the challenges faced by our society at such a young age. 2. Creative children are the nursery of our society. Many future leaders of our society are being nurtured in the healthy and happy soil of our institutions like the ones set up by Honey Bee Network. However, here I want t... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi attends Valedictory Function of Vigilance Awareness Week

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 11 hours ago
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the Valedictory Function of Vigilance Awareness Week 2016, here today. Speaking on the occasion, he said technology has a major role to play in bringing in transparency, and curbing corruption. The Prime Minister said that the State has to be policy driven. He said things cannot depend on the whims and fancies of individuals. The Prime Minister said that while making laws and policies it is essential to have a broad range of inputs. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner Shri KV Chowdary said the time has come to addr... more »

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Inaugurates 64th International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Inaugurated 64th International Congress of Aviation and Space medicine today at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, Delhi which is being organized by Indian Society of Aviation Medicine (ISAM) from 07 Nov 16 to 10 Nov 16. In the inaugural address the CAS stressed upon the fact that the modern aircraft, with advanced technology are highly capable. However the human capabilities both physical, physiological and psychological at times cause a constraint in full exploitation of these machines to their full potential. This gap is ably bridged by the... more »

Mayors and Municipal Councilors to discuss walkers friendly roads, smart parking solutions

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Urban Mobility India Conference in Gandhinagar from tomorrow; first time outside of Delhi Four day conference to focus on ‘Planning Mobility for City’s Sustainability’ To be inaugurated by Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu; 2,500 from India and abroad to attend In the context of rising concerns over atmospheric pollution and congestion in urban areas, about 1,000 Mayors and Municipal Councilors will discuss making roads pedestrian friendly and smart parking solutions. These issues will be deliberated in two exclusive sessions for Mayors and Councilors as part of the four day long ‘Urban Mobili... more »

Tapping value added to finance urban infra projects through innovative Value Capture Financing

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
UD Ministry to soon come out with policy framework to enable ULBs meet investment demand In the context of growing demand for resources to finance ongoing urban infrastructure expansion, the Ministry of Urban Development will soon come out with a policy framework for an innovative resource mobilization through Value Capture Financing (VCF). This seeks to enable States and city governments raise resources by tapping a share of increase in value of land and other properties like buildings resulting from public investments and policy initiatives, in the identified area of influence. The... more »

Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates the 11th Annual Convention of CIC

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
E-Court software launched by Home Minister to enable speedy disposal of Appeals/Complaints The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 2-day 11th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) here today. While delivering the inaugural address, Shri Rajnath Singh said that Right to Information (RTI) Act is a powerful medium of two-way communication between the citizens and the Government. On the one hand, the citizens get information through this act and on the other hand, the Government gets new ideas for formulating people-friendly policy and to reform the ...more »

Need cooperation of all stakeholders to make India a global leader in M&E domain

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Responsible Creativity is the Need of Hour - Shri Venkaiah Naidu I&B Minister Addresses Captains of M&E industry at FICCI CEO Round Table Meeting Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting has assured the representatives of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector that all their concerns/issues would be resolved by the Government in a time bound manner. Considering the growth prospects of the Indian M&E industry for the economy, he assured that the concerns of the industry regarding new tax rates in the GST structure would be conveyed to the Finance Minister. Sh... more »

Text of the PM’s address at India-UK Tech Summit, New Delhi (November 07, 2016)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Right Hon’ble Theresa May, Prime Minister of United Kingdom, My colleague Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Naushad Forbes, President of CII, Distinguished members from the Academia, Eminent scientists and technologists, Industry Leaders from UK and India, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1. I am delighted to address the India-UK Tech Summit 2016 2. The Tech Summit was envisaged during my visit to the UK in November last year to reinforce the friendship between India and the UK.It also marks the high point commemorating 2016 as the ‘India-UK Year of Edu...more »

4th Session of India-Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The 4th Session of India-Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation (IA-IGC) was held on 25-26 October, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan under the Co-chairmanship of Shri Sunil Kumar, Joint Secretary, FT(CIS) Division, Department of Commerce. The issues pertaining to Cooperation in the field of increasing bilateral trade and enhancing bilateral investment, Cooperation in the field of small and medium enterprises, Transport, Energy, Agriculture and Animal products, Tourism and Culture, Pharmaceutical and Health, Information and Co... more »

ECI launches online survey to assess level of awareness among Overseas Indian voters

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
In order to assess level of awareness about the registration and voting process, ECI has initiated an online survey for Overseas Indian Citizens. The objective of the survey is to study and determine the registration and participation rates among overseas electors. The unique survey, launched by ECI in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will help in gathering opinions and voting preferences of Overseas Indians. The survey shall help in not only identifying information gaps but also in finding the preferred methods of voting which can subsequently be shared wi... more »

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 - 4 days 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 - 4 days 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 - 5 days 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 - 5 days 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 - 5 days 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 »
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