Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Govt News in Brief

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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 19 hours 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 »

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

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days 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 - 5 days 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 »
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