Government constitutes 3rd pay Revision Committee for the executive of CPSUs

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 hours ago
The Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises has constituted the 3rd Pay Revision Committee for the executives of undertaking under the chairmanship of Justice Satish Chandra (Retd.). The other members of the committee will be Shri Jugal Mohapatra, Ex-IAS Officer, Prof. Manoj Panda, Director, Institute for Economic Growth Delhi and Shri Shailendra Pal Singh, Executive Director (HR), NTPC Ltd. The Secretary department of Public Enterprises will be the Ex-Officio Member while the Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary, DPE will be the member secretary for the committee. The las… more »

Status of Jal Marg Vikas Project on River Ganga

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 hours ago
‘Jal Marg Vikas’ is a project on the river Ganga , being developed between Allahabad and Haldia to cover a distance of 1620 kms. The project envisages development of a fairway with three metres depth , which would enable commercial navigation of at least 1500 ton vessels on the river. Construction of multi modal terminals, jetties, river information system, channel marking, navigational lock, river training and conservancy works are to be undertaken as part of the project. The project is being implemented with technical and investment support from World Bank and would be complet… more »

Textiles Minister briefs the media about the initiatives and achievements of the Ministry during the past two years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 hours ago
The Union Textiles Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar addressed a press conference on the initiatives and achievements of the Ministry during the past two years of the Government; in New Delhi, on 10th June, 2016. Here are some excerpts from his address: “More than Rs. 6,500 crore has been spent by the Ministry of Textiles on various schemes, for promotion and development of the textiles sector. Approximately five lakh additional jobs have been created in the past two years in the textiles sector.” “It is important that handloom weavers get due respect as well as compensation for th…more »

Exercise Malabar – 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
In consonance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and growing relations among India, US and Japan, IN ships Satpura, Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch are participating in the 20th edition of Ex MALABAR-16 with the USN and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). IN and USN have regularly conducted the annual bilateral exercise named ‘MALABAR’ since 1992. Since 2007, MALABAR has been held alternatively off India and in the Western Pacific. The 19th edition of the exercise, Ex MALABAR-15, was conducted off Chennai and included participation by the JMSDF. The 20th edition of the exercise,…more »

NH Construction : Status Of Kailash-Mansarovar, Chardham , Buddhist Circuit And Ram-Van-Gaman And Ram-Janaki Routes

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
*Kailash-Mansarovar Route Through Ghatiabagarh-Lipulekh Road In Uttarakhand* The Ghatibagarh-Lipulekh road *(G.S. Road with BRO) * is under construction funded by Ministry of Defence. The length of this road is 75.54 kms and it is a part of Mansarovar Yatra route. The line sketch of road is as under. Connected Connected Km 0.00 Km 2.90 Km 29.00 Km 45.00 Km 62.00 Km 75.54 Ghatiabagarh (Gunji Helipad) … more »

India Post launches logo and tagline design contest for IPPB on MyGov

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
The Department of Posts on 10.6.16 launched a logo and tagline design contest for the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank on the MyGov website. The Cabinet has on 1st June 2016, given its nod to the setting up of the IPPB under the Department of Posts to further financial inclusion in the country. Department of Post wants to connect with and involve the people of India in designing the DNA of the India Post Payments Bank. One of the guiding principles of the India Post Payments Bank would be cocreating value propositions and products with its customers and other stakeholders… more »

Green Port initiatives at Cochin

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
The World Environment Day was celebrated in Cochin Port Trust with various programmes including planting of saplings, awareness class on Environment Protection Act and Rules etc. Shri G. Senthilvel, Chairman and Heads of Department planted saplings near Samudrika Convention Centre. Ms. Rameena, Assistant Engineer, Pollution Control Board, Kerala State conducted the awareness class for employees. Cochin Port Trust also proposes planting of 500 saplings in the port area and office premises during this monsoon season. Cochin Port has been promoting several “GREEN PORT” initiatives whi… more »

Skill Development Training for the residents of villages around Kamarajar Port

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
Kamarajar Port has taken up Skill development training under CSR initiatives for the local fishermen community at a cost of Rs.1,57,50,000/-. The training will be imparted by MRF Institute of Driver Development, Chennai and National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hyderabad. The training by MRF Institute has already started. KPL is incurring the cost of training, transport and also stipend. MRF Institute will give training to 196 applicants in driving. The National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hyderabad will give training to 865 applicants i… more »

Ministry of Shipping Awards – 2015-16

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
In view of the excellent performance by Port Trusts during the year 2015-16, the Ministry of Shipping has rewarded the best performers. The awards were conferred during the review meeting held in Goa earlier this month. The awards were given in four categories namely: 1) Top Three Ports in achieving the RFD targets in 2015-16 2) Port with highest growth rate in traffic 3) Port with best improvement in efficiency parameters 4) Best Port to achieve the highest growth rate in operating surplus 5) Special Award *The winners * The winners of the above mentioned awards were: *Top Th… more »

‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016’ to replace the ‘Major Port Trust Act, 1963’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016 ’ to replace the ‘Major Port Trust Act, 1963’. This step is being taken keeping in view the need to give more autonomy and flexibility to the Major Ports and to bring in a professional approach in their governance. *Salient Feature of the ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016* The salient features of the new Bill are: a) Composition of board has been simplified. The board will consist of 9 members including 3 to 4 independent members instead of 17-19 under the Port Trust Model. Provisions… more »

I&B Ministry frames New Print Media Advertisement policy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 9 hours ago
*Policy to focus on Transparency & Equity in release of Government ads* Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed a New Print Media Advertisement Policy for Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) with the objective to promote transparency and accountability in issuing of advertisements in print media. The policy focuses on streamlining release of Government advertisements and to also promote equity and fairness among various categories of newspapers/periodicals. The key highlights of the policy are as follows: *Promoting Transparency & Accountability* For the fi… more »

NRDC inks MoA with Andhra Pradesh government to start Agribusiness incubation centers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
The Andhra Pradesh Government through its* AP Food Processing Society* has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the National Research Development Corporation, an Enterprise of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi (NRDC) to strengthen the agribusiness & food processing sector by establishing *Smart Agribusiness Platform Networks of Andhra Pradesh (SAPNAP)*. These networks will focus on creation of enabling ecosystem for accelerated growth of agribusiness by involving all the stakeholders. SAPNAP … more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari releases the report “Road Accidents in India 2015”: reiterates commitment to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities by 50 per cent by 2020

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the report “Road Accidents in India 2015” in New Delhi today. Road accidents have emerged as a major public health problem globally, and more so in India where almost 5 lakh accidents occurred last year, killing 1,46000 people and leaving thrice the number injured. With one of the highest motorization growth rate in the world, accompanied by rapid expansion in road network and urbanization over the years, our country is faced with serious impacts on road safety levels. According to the report compiled by the Tra… more »

Union Health Minister Shri J P Nadda addresses UNGA High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Highlights India’s success in containing HIV *Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare addressed the UNGA High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS at New York, yesterday.* *Following is the text of the address:* I am happy to join all of you today for this High Level meeting on HIV/AIDS. I also commend the efforts of the Permanent Representatives of Switzerland and Zambia for steering the difficult negotiations of the draft Declaration to a successful conclusion. We have come a long way in our collective fight against the spread of the AIDS epidemic that had engulf… more »

Statement by Inspector General Wildlife on Human-Wildlife Conflicts

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Following is the text of the statement made by Inspector General Wildlife, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. S. K Khanduri, on human-wildlife conflicts, here today: “India is proud of its animal-human coexistence. In some places, animal- human conflicts happen. Last year, more than 500 people lost their lives in human-wildlife conflicts. There are standard operating processes laid down in the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. Therefore, the Ministry has not given any permission to kill either Deer, Peacock or Elephant. There are many complaints from Members of … more »

NRDC inks MoA with Andhra Pradesh government to start Agribusiness incubation centers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Andhra Pradesh Government through its* AP Food Processing Society* has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the National Research Development Corporation, an Enterprise of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi (NRDC) to strengthen the agribusiness & food processing sector by establishing *Smart Agribusiness Platform Networks of Andhra Pradesh (SAPNAP)*. These networks will focus on creation of enabling ecosystem for accelerated growth of agribusiness by involving all the stakeholders. SAPNAP … more »

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd. and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) for facilitating Investment from Qatar in the infrastructure sector in India

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
With a view to attracting investments from Qatar under the umbrella of NIIF, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd. entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on 5th June, 2016 during the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Doha on June 4th and 5th , 2016. The MoU was signed by Mr. Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, CEO of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Mr. Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs on behalf of NIIF Ltd. The objective of the MoU is to facilitate QIA to study inves… more »

Indian Navy and Coast Guard Assist MV Infinity I

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
At about 7:30 PM on 08 June 2016, a merchant ship MV Infinity I,approximately 20 NM off Goa coast, reported water ingress and continuous listing (nautical term for tilting) to starboard (right side of the ship). The vessel had reported that the list is increasing despite ship’s de-watering efforts. Since such emergencies can lead to the sinking of the ship, Indian Naval Ship Trikand from Western Naval Command immediately responded to the call. Despite heavy seas the ship responded immediately (at about 9:00 PM on 08 June 16) by sending team of 4 personnel including 2 officers and h… more »

Skill Development Training for the residents of villages around Kamarajar Port

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Kamarajar Port has taken up Skill development training under CSR initiatives for the local fishermen community at a cost of Rs.1,57,50,000/-. The training will be imparted by MRF Institute of Driver Development, Chennai and National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hyderabad. The training by MRF Institute has already started. KPL is incurring the cost of training, transport and also stipend. MRF Institute will give training to 196 applicants in driving. The National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hyderabad will give training to 865 applicants i… more »

Shri Gadkari addresses first meeting of Shipping Ministry’s Advisory Committee on Skill Development : Calls for low cost, job – oriented, quality training for the youth

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Advisory Committee on Skill Development constituted by the Ministry of Shipping held its first meeting in New Delhi yesterday. The committee was constituted in April this year to help organizations under the Shipping Ministry identify existing skill gaps and work out road maps for up-scaling their skill development initiatives . Speaking on the occasion the Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari called upon the committee members to help maritime organizations work out skill development solutions that could provide low cost, quality training to th… more »
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