Shri Piyush Goyal to Inaugurate National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said that Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, and New & Renewable Energy will inaugurate National Workshop on Roof Top Solar (RTS) Power on 7th June 2016. He said that the aim of the workshop is to act as a helpdesk and felicitate people in installing rooftop solar projects. While interacting with media, Shri Tripathy said that these rooftop projects transforms homes into investment and empowers owner with loss free electricity. The Secretary appealed for mass involvement through med…more »

Residual pretensions – Hopelessness versus revolutionary politics in Bengal’s Left

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects – 3 hours ago
By Swapan Dasgupta The Nuffield studies of each British general election since 1945 are valued to two reasons. First, they assess an election campaign from all possible angles, from the perspective of politicians to the media coverage of the exercise. However, far more important, these studies approach the elections, not from how it appeared in hindsight but how they seemed “in flight.” This is particularly valuable as it prevents sweeping generalisations of how an election campaign seemed before the final counting of votes and declaration of results. It is important to inject this… more »

Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ launched

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 hours ago
“With the success the programme has become, I believe we would again touch the number of four crore vultures in the country in the next 10 years” – – Union Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, speaking of the vulture breeding and conservation programme being carried out by the Government of Haryana in Pinjore. The Minister was speaking after launching Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ along with the Haryana Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Lal, at Pinjore today. They jointly released two Himalayan Griffons into the wild from the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Cen… more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, USA and Mexico

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 6 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will be visiting Afghanistan, State of Qatar, Switzerland, United States of America and Mexico from June 4, 2016 to June 8, 2016. In a series of posts from his Facebook Account, the Prime Minister said: “Looking forward to my visit to Afghanistan tomorrow. I will join President Ashraf Ghani to inaugurate Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam in Herat. It is symbol of our friendship and would usher in hope, light up homes, nourish the fertile fields of Herat and bring prosperity to the people of the region. Look forward to meet my friend President… more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi to Inaugurate Afghan-India Friendship Dam WAPCOS Executes Landmark Infrastructure Project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 6 hours ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) with President of Afghanistan Dr. Ashraf Ghani in Herat province in Western Afghanistan tomorrow. Afghan-India Friendship Dam is a Multipurpose project planned for generating 42 MW of power, irrigating 75000 hectares of land, water supply and other benefits to the people of Afghanistan. Salma Dam is a landmark infrastructure project undertaken by Government of India on river Chist-e-Sharif, in Herat province of Afghanistan. The project is executed and implemented by WAPCOS Ltd., a G…more »

Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 21 hours ago
Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2016 all over India on 26th June, 2016 (Sunday). The Commission has uploaded the e-Admit Cards for the examination for the convenience of the admitted candidates (Reasons/grounds for rejecting of application in respect of rejected candidates are also uploaded) on its website (http://www.upsc.gov.in). The candidates are advised to download their e-Admit Cards for the examination and take a printout thereof. The admitted candidates will have to produce the printout o… more »

Airports Authority of India participates in 65th Plenary Session of the North East Council

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 21 hours ago
Airports Authority of India participated in the 65th Plenary Session of the North East Council at Shillong on 27th May 2016. The event was organized by Ministry of Development of North East Region and the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), Govt. of India. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated an exhibition on the occasion. This was followed by a public rally. The theme of the celebration was “*Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai Aage Badh Raha Hai”* The event was preceded by the 65th Plenary Session of the North East Council at another venue in Shillong, in which … more »

Atrocities against the SCs should be curbed –Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
This is need of the hour that all the States and UTs should tackle the incidents of atrocities against Scheduled Castes but also ensure the perpetrators are brought to book expeditiously and the victims are appropriately compensated, this was stated by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot in the meeting of Principal Secretaries of States/UTs of Social Justice Department held here today. *Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment presiding the Meeting of Principal Secretaries from various States* Shri … more »

India announces plan to Double the Investment in next 5 years in Clean Energy Research

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan led the Indian delegation at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial(CEM7) and the Inaugural Mission Innovation Meet at San Francisco, held on 1st and 2nd of June, 2016. India has been a member of CEM since its inception and has joined 8 out of 13 CEM initiatives. India is a Founding Member of the Steering Committee of the Mission Innovation and also a Member of the two sub-groups: Joint Research and Capacity Building and Private Sector Engagement. Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Tec… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee attends the Golden Jubilee Convocation of Indira Gandhi Medical College

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the Golden Jubilee Convocation of Indira Gandhi Medical College today (June 3, 2016) in Shimla. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that for graduating students Convocation is the culmination of long years of academic work. He told them that while entering the new phase of life they should remember that the skill and knowledge they have acquired over the years will help them overcome future hurdles. He urged them to have commitment and a sense of responsibility towards the society and the country. The President said … more »

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh reviews Border Management

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh along with Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju reviewed the Border Management here today. Secretary (Border Management), Shri Susheel Kumar along with senior officials of the Department of Border Management were present in the meeting. Secretary (Border Management) briefed the Ministers about the progress of border security infrastructure, programmes of Border Management and the way forward. It was informed that 4374 km fence, 5329.6 km border roads, 3974 km floodlights and 2420 nos. Border Out Posts (BOPs) have been cons… more »

First Meeting of Governing Council of National Skill Development Mission held under Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The first meeting of the Governing Council of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) was held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 2 June 2016. In his remarks at the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed on the need for proper skill mapping and identification of the future requirements for skills, so that school-children and parents are well aware of the emerging trends in the job market. Further, he said a similar exercise should also be done to map the skilled manpower requirements at the global level, so that India can meet the g… more »

Exchange of terrorist screening information Arrangement between India and USA signed

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
An Arrangement between the authorized governmental agencies of the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America (USA) for exchange of terrorist screening information was signed here today. The Arrangement was signed by the Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and Mr. Richard Verma, Ambassador of the United States of America to India. As per this Arrangement, both sides shall provide each other access to terrorism screening information through the designated contact points, subject to domestic laws and regulations. The Arrangement would enhance the c…more »

Short term Yoga programmes included in Tourist Visa and e-Tourist Visa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken a decision to include short term yoga programmes in Tourist Visa and e-Tourist Visa. Realizing the spread and importance of yoga world over, the Government has decided to include “attending a short term yoga programme” in the list of permissible activities under Tourist Visa. Besides, the Government has decided to include “attending a short term yoga programme” and “short duration medical treatment under Indian systems of medicine” in the list of permissible activities under e-Tourist Visa. Presently, a Tourist Visa is granted to a foreigner … more »

PM Narendra Modi greets the people of Telangana on Statehood Day

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people of Telangana on their Statehood Day. The PM also extended his wishes to the people of Andhra Pradesh. “On the Statehood Day of Telangana, my greetings to the people of Telangana. I hope the state progresses to new heights in the years to come. I convey my greetings to my sisters and brothers of Andhra Pradesh. My best wishes as the state continues to develop at a rapid pace”, the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

National Disaster Management Plan, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), 2016 here yesterday. This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country. Minister of Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh, Minster of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju, and senior officers of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority were present during the function. Click here for http://pibphoto.nic.in/documents/rlink/2016/jun/p20166201.pdf *National Disaster Management Plan, 2016*, a publication of the National Disaster Manag… more »

M/o Tourism Formulates Action Plan for Incredible India Bed & Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
Ministry of Tourism has formulated an Action Plan for “Incredible India Bed & Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme”. The salient features of the Action Plan are as follows:- 1. As Home Stay / Bed & Breakfast is the need of the hour, it was decided to revisit the scheme guidelines and update it based on present and future requirements. 2. To ensure expansion of Home Stay Scheme in State where it is already prevalent and introduction where it is not there. 3. Move towards ease of doing business through rationalization of taxes, simplification of procedures etc. 4. Launch an aggressive ma… more »

Cabinet approves setting up of India Post Payments Bank

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for setting up the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity. The total expenditure involved in this project is Rs 800 Crore. All citizens, especially 40% of the country’s population that is outside the ambit of formal banking in the country will benefit from this project. The project will be rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner. The IPPB will obtain banking licence from RBI b… more »

Cabinet approves Procurement Quota to M/s. ITI Ltd. in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of Department of Telecommunications regarding continuation of reservation quota for M/s. ITI Limited in procurements made by BSNL, MTNL and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL). The approval consists of the following: i. To continue the Reservation Quota policy for M/s. ITI Ltd. by reserving: a. 30% of the procurement orders placed by BSNL, MTNL and BBNL for M/s. ITI Ltd. for the products manufactured by it and for those outsourced items in which there is a min… more »

Cabinet approves MSP for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices would be effective from 1.10.2016. The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers. The approved MSP is based on recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) which takes into account the cost of production, overall demand-supply, domestic and international prices, inter-crop price parity, terms of trade bet…more »
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