Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Govt News In Brief

AYUSH Institutes offering Courses in Mano Vigyana and Manasa Roga/Psychiatry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Five Ayurveda colleges are offering Post-graduate degree in Mano vigyana evam Manasa Roga and 11 Homoeopathy colleges are offering Post-graduate degree in psychiatry. Courses are as follows: (1) Ayurveda Vachaspati – Mano vigyana evam Manasa Roga {Doctor of Medicine (Ayurveda)- Psychiatry} (2) Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy -Psychiatry {M.D. (Homoeopathy) – Psychiatry} These both degrees are included in the Second Schedule to the Indian Medicine Central council (IMCC) Act, 1970 and Homoeopathy Central Council (HCC) Act, 1973 respectively. 22 Post-graduate Scholars in Ayu... more »

Guidelines for insurance coverage to Ayurvedic treatment issued in September this year: AYUSH Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Health Insurance Regulations, 2013 notified by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority and further amended in 2016 enable General Insurers and Health Insurers for providing insurance coverage to AYUSH treatment provided the treatment has been undergone in a government hospital or in any institute recognized by government and/or accredited by Quality Council of India or National Accreditation Board on Health. With these provisions, insurance companies may design products offering AYUSH coverage in their health insurance products and some insurance companies are reported to ... more »

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 52.07 per bbl on 06.12.2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 52.07 per barrel (bbl) on 06.12.2016. This was lower than the price of US$ 52.42 per bbl on previous publishing day of 05.12.2016. In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket decreased to Rs. 3542.75 per bbl on 06.12.2016 as compared to Rs. 3573.79 per bbl on 05.12.2016. Rupee closed stronger at Rs 68.03 per US$ on 06.12.2016 as against Rs 68.17 per US$ on 05.12.2016. The table below gives details in this ... more »

Change of Holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
All Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi/New Delhi shall remain closed on December 12,2016 on account of Milad-Un-Nabi (in place of 13th December,2016). Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Modernization of government offices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The modernization, computerization & digitization of paper based records is a continuous ongoing process in the Government of India. The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions does not maintain any centralized data/information relating to it. However, as part of an overall process of administrative reforms, the DAR&PG has been implementing a scheme for ‘Modernization of Central Government Offices’ based in Delhi since year 1987-88. Under the scheme funds are released by DAR&PG for financing 75% costs of ... more »

Criminal and corruption cases

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The DoPT monitors the progress of pending cases of prosecution of sanction as submitted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to all Departments/Ministries of Government of India (GOI) through a Committee chaired by Secretary, DOPT and consisting of Secretary of Administrative Department, Law Secretary and CBI. As on 18.11.2016, 11 criminal and corruption cases are pending for granting sanction of prosecution against the officers of All India Service (AIS) and Central Group ‘A’ officers of the rank of Joint Secretary and above in GoI. Details Departments/Ministries wise is as fu... more »

Patanjali products in Kendriya Bhandar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
In line with the objective of Kendriya Bhandar to make available items of daily needs to its consumers, more than 1,000 products, which include some products of Patanjali brand as well as that of Khadi and Village Industries such as Khadi Satreetha (Shampoo), Khadi Madhunishedh, Khadi Ambla Murabba, Khadi Herbal Kali Mehandi, Khadi Chvyanprash, Khadi Bhring Raj Oil etc. have been made available at the shelves of Kendriya Bhandar. There is no separate category for Khadi and Village Industries products in Kendriya Bhandar, therefore, sales record for the same is not maintained. The sal... more »

Threshold Annual Salary for Grant of Visa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
A proposal for fixation of minimum salary limit for grant of Employment visa at Rs. 16.25 lakhs per annum with a reduced limit of Rs. 9.10 lakhs per annum for foreign nationals engaged as teaching faculty by the Central Higher Educational Institutions and review of this limit after an interval of 2 years has been considered by the Cabinet on 30.11.2016. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Shri T. Rathinavel in the Rajya Sabha today. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Expert Committee to study and examine the domestic and international cyber laws

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
Government of India has constituted an expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri T.K. Viswanathan, former Law Secretary and Member from NSCS, Department of Legislative Affairs, Department of Justice and CBI, to study Domestic & International Cyber Laws and suggest measures/amendments in the existing domestic cyber laws. The Committee is actively engaged in the deliberations and is taking the views of various stakeholders. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in written reply to a question by Shri Ranjib Biswal in the Rajya Sabha ... more »

Reusable Launch Vehicle

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
ISRO has successfully carried out the first experimental mission of Reusable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), on May 23, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. In this mission, critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance & control and reusable thermal protection system have been successfully demonstrated. The Development of Reusable Launch Vehicle is a technical challenge and it involves the development of many cutting edge technologies. Presently, it is in the preliminary stage of total developmental process. A series of technology dem... more »

Scramjet Engine

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The first experimental mission of a sub-scale Scramjet engine, towards the realization of an Air Breathing Propulsion System, was successfully conducted on August 28, 2016 (at 0600 hrs IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. Various flight events, namely, burn out of booster rocket stage, ignition of second stage solid rocket, functioning of Scramjet engines, followed by burn out of the second stage took place exactly as planned. With this experimental flight, critical technologies such as ignition of air breathing engines at supersonic speed, holding the flame at superso... more »

PM condoles the demise of Shri Cho Ramaswamy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Shri Cho Ramaswamy. Cho Ramaswamy was a multidimensional personality, towering intellectual, great nationalist and fearless voice who was respected and admired. Above all, Cho Ramaswamy was a dear friend. I have been to his annual readers meeting which were an unprecedented editor reader interface. Cho Ramaswamy was insightful, frank brilliant. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and countless readers of Thuglak", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

SAARC Business Card Project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The India Business Card is issued to those businessmen from SAARC countries who are eligible for issuance of a multiple entry business visa for a period of three years or more. First batch of 96 India Business Cards to businessmen from SAARC countries has been issued. The issue of India Business Card is ongoing process. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Shri Anil Desai in the Rajya Sabha today. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

PSLV-C36 Successfully Launches RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
In its thirty eighth flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite today morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty seventh consecutively successful mission of PSLV. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, first stage separation, second stage ignition, payload fairing separation, second stage separation, thir... more »

Steps taken by Ministry of MSME To make Khadi Gramodyog Commission Result-Oriented

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
(Based on information provided by the Minister of State for MSME Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 7 December 2016, Wednesday). Ministry of MSME, through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), has taken various steps to increase organizational capacity to meet the various requirements towards implementation of the schemes to extend requisite benefits to the Khadi and Village Industries (KVI) Institutions and Units. The steps taken encompass administrative as well as operational aspects of KVIC. The salient among those are given below : ... more »

Review and Assessment of Functioning of KVIC

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
(Based on information provided by the Minister of State for MSME Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 7 December 2016, Wednesday). Ministry of MSME constituted an Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Mr. D.M. Sukthankar, former Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra in 2005 to review the existing structure, functioning and performance of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to study the regulatory framework and to recommend any other measures considered necessary to revamp the KVIC. *The Committee in its report submitted in March,... more »

Promotion of Khadi in Schools and other Institutions

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is taking various steps to promote Khadi products viz., 1. KVIC has taken up designing and marketing of products targeting the youth of the country including introduction of Khadi denim and Khadi T-shirts. 2. KVIC has put in place the franchisee system for setting up of new outlets in different parts of the country. 3. 185 Khadi Institutions (KIs) outlets have been modernized and computerized resulting in increase in sales in the range of 20% to 30%. 4. KVIC as well as Khadi ... more »

Credit linked Capital Subsidy Scheme under Ministry of MSME

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The objective of Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) is to facilitate technology upgradation in Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) by providing capital subsidy of 15 per cent (limited to maximum of Rs.15.00 lakhs) on institutional finance availed by them for induction of well-established and improved technology in the specified 51 sub-sectors/products approved under the scheme. Maximum limit of eligible loan for calculation of subsidy under the Scheme is Rs.100.00 lakhs. *Presently, there are 12 Nodal Banks/Agencies under CLCSS :* 1. Small Industries Development... more »

Credit linked Capital Subsidy Scheme under Ministry of MSME

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
The objective of Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) is to facilitate technology upgradation in Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) by providing capital subsidy of 15 per cent (limited to maximum of Rs.15.00 lakhs) on institutional finance availed by them for induction of well-established and improved technology in the specified 51 sub-sectors/products approved under the scheme. Maximum limit of eligible loan for calculation of subsidy under the Scheme is Rs.100.00 lakhs. *Presently, there are 12 Nodal Banks/Agencies under CLCSS :* 1. Small Industries Development... more »

Promotion of Khadi in Schools and other Institutions

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is taking various steps to promote Khadi products viz., 1. KVIC has taken up designing and marketing of products targeting the youth of the country including introduction of Khadi denim and Khadi T-shirts. 2. KVIC has put in place the franchisee system for setting up of new outlets in different parts of the country. 3. 185 Khadi Institutions (KIs) outlets have been modernized and computerized resulting in increase in sales in the range of 20% to 30%. 4. KVIC as well as Khadi ... more »
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