National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016 : Salient Features

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
The Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju released the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 in New Delhi today. This is the first time since independence that an integrated Civil Aviation Policy has been brought out by the Ministry. Speaking on the occasion Shri Raju said that the centre-piece of the policy is to make regional air connectivity a reality. He said that the policy aims to take flying to the masses by making it affordable and convenient, establish an integrated eco-system which will lead to significant growth of the civil aviation sector to promo… more »

Cabinet approves Civil Aviation Policy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 11 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Civil Aviation Policy. This is the first time since Independence that an integrated Civil Aviation Policy has been brought out by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. *Highlights* *The Policy aims at:* • India to become 3rd largest civil aviation market by 2022 from 9th • Domestic ticketing to grow from 8 crore in 2015 to 30 crore by 2022 • Airports having scheduled commercial flights to increase from 77 in 2016 to 127 by 2019 • Cargo volumes to increase by 4 times to 10 mi… more »

Drinking Water Ministry organizes national-level Water Conservation workshop

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, recently met the Chief Ministers of 11 drought-affected states and highlighted the importance of water conservation and optimum water utilization. At the meetings, the Prime Minister stressed that water conservation should be a continuous activity and measures should be taken in the short term, medium term and long term to conserve our limited water resources. To take this idea forward and intensify efforts, the Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation organized a ‘National Workshop on Pre-Monsoon Water Conservation Measures’ in the capital… more »

Cabinet approves disinvestment of 10% paid up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for disinvestment of 10% paid up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) out of Government of India’s shareholding of 100% through Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the domestic market as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Rules and Regulation. The paid up equity capital of HUDCO is Rs.2001.90 crore and Government of India owns 100% 0f the equity at present. Net worth of the Company is approximately Rs. 7,800 Cr. HUDCO was i… more »

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Saudi Arabia on Labour Co-operation for General Category Workers’ Recruitment

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Agreement on Labour Co-operation between India and Saudi Arabia. The Agreement was signed in Riyadh on 2-3 April, 2016 during the visit of the Prime Minister to Saudi Arabia. The Agreement would benefit the Indian emigrant workers, especially in the unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled categories of workers who are working in Saudi Arabia without consideration of caste, creed, religion or gender. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Cabinet appraisal of MoU between ISRO and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on cooperation in the field of outer space

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 12 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between Department of Space / Indian Space Research Organization (DOS/ISRO) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on cooperation in the field of outer space. The MoU was signed in Ottawa, Canada on 15th April 2015. The MoU would lead to establishment of joint team, drawing members from ISRO and CSA, which will further work out the plan of action including examination and defining cooperative projects and the time-frame. This will also provide opportunities fo…more »

Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation of (i) Non-Teaching and Public Health Specialists of Central Health Service from 62 years to 65 years and (ii) Doctors of General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs) sub-cadre of Central Health Service (CHS) to 65 years. The target group would be officers of Non-Teaching, Public Health and GDMO sub-cadres of CHS. The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National H… more »

Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Taiwan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Air Services Agreement between India-Taipei Association in Taipei (India’s representative office in Taiwan) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (Taiwan’s representative office in India). Presently there is no formal Air Services Agreement between India and Taiwan and the Air Services are governed by an MoU exchanged between Air India Charters Limited (AIRL) and Taipei Airlines Associations (TAA). The Air Services Agreement signifies an important landmark in the ci… more »

Cabinet approves signing of contract for Exploration of Poly metallic Sulphides between India and International Seabed Authority

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of 15 years contract by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for undertaking exploration and other developmental activities related to Polymetallic Sulphides in the allotted area of 10,000 sq km. It will be done in parts of Central and South – West Indian Ridges (SWIR), located in the Indian Ocean. By signing the 15 year contract, India’s exclusive rights for exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides in the allotted Area in the Central Indian Ri… more »

Cabinet approves of 4/6 laning of Kharar-Ludhiana Section of NH-95 (New NH-05) in Punjab

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the development of 4/6 laning of Kharar-Ludhiana Section of NH-95 (New NH-05) in Punjab. The cost is estimated to be Rs.2069.70 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 76 kms. This work will be done under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V in Hybrid Annuity Mode. The project will help in expediting the improvement of inf…more »

Cabinet approves India’s Membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 13 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by signing an MoU with the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for geosciences. This is a government-funded, Public Law Foundation of the State of Brandenburg, Germany. By signing the MoU on the membership for a period of five years with ICDP, India would enable engaging internationally renowned experts with profound expertise in different aspects of scientific drilling in order… more »

Ministry of Tourism celebrates International Yoga Day

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, which aims to transform both body and mind; and on 11th Dec. 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. 175 nations, including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution and it had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature. Ministry of Tourism is undertaking following activities for publicity and promotion and to market Yoga and its benefits worldwide : Publicity Division: · Creatives of posters… more »

India continues to be Polio-Free

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
Special Immunization Drive to be taken up in Hyderabad and Rangareddy Districts India continues to be polio free as the country has eradicated wild polio virus and the last case was seen on 13th January, 2011, and it is more than 5 years that no wild polio virus has been detected. There have been some media reports that polio virus (P2 strain) has resurfaced in India for the first time in 5 years. However, it is not true as detected polio virus strain is vaccine derived poliovirus (VDPV) in a sewage sample collected near the Secunderabad railway station. However, no children have be… more »

Full text of interview of President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to “Fraternite Matin” of Cote d’Ivoire

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 16 hours ago
*1. What is the state of bilateral relations between India and the Ivory Coast?* At the outset, let me say that I bring warm greetings from the people of India to the people of Cote d’Ivoire. I am greatly looking forward to visiting Cote d’Ivoire at the invitation of President Alassane Ouattara on the first ever Presidential visit to from India. This is also personally the first time I am travelling to your beautiful country. India values its friendship and longstanding cooperation with Cote d’Ivoire. Our bilateral relations have steadily grown and rest today on the founda… more »

Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in response to welcome speech by President of Cote D’ivoire on june 14, 2016 in Abidjan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 16 hours ago
It is indeed a singular honour for me to be the first Head of State of India to pay a visit to your beautiful country. I am deeply touched by the warm welcome accorded to me – and to my delegation – and the unstinting hospitality extended to us since our arrival. 2. I feel greatly honoured, Excellency, by your gesture of conferring on me the National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast. I consider it to be emblematic of the long standing mutual friendship between the peoples of our two countries. 3. It is rightly believed that the mutual goodwill between India and Ivory Coast … more »

Government Launches Scheme for setting up 1000 MW CTU- connected Wind Power Project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 16 hours ago
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched Scheme for setting up of 1000 MW Wind Power Project connected to transmission network of Central Transmission Utility (CTU) with an objective to facilitate supply of wind power to the non-windy states at a price discovered through transparent bidding process. Ministry has designated Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as nodal agency for implementation of the scheme. The Scheme will encourage competitiveness through scaling up of project sizes and introduction of efficient and transparent e-bidding and e-auctioning pro… more »

India will remain a steadfast partner in assisting cote D’ivoire in its economic development and growth, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 16 hours ago
His Excellency Mr. Alassane Ouattara, the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire hosted a Banquet in honour of the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in Abidjan yesterday (June 14, 2016). In his banquet speech, President Mukherjee said India will remain a steadfast partner in assisting Cote d’Ivoire in its economic development and growth. Over years of working together closely for the benefit of our peoples, our two Governments have developed a successful framework for our bilateral co-operation. We have, over the decades, created unique bonds of trust and mutual underst…more »

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the India-Ghana Kofi Annan Centre for excellence in Accra on June 14, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
1. It is a great pleasure for me to visit the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT. I am accompanied by Minister of State in the Indian Prime Minister’s Office, H’ble Dr. Jitendra Singh, H’ble Shri Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia, Member of the Lok Sabha, the House of the People and H’ble Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Member of the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. We bring with us warm greetings and good wishes of the Government and people of India. 2. I am particularly delighted to interact with the students and trainees here. I see in each one of you great promise … more »

Ministry of Railways Signs JV Agreement with Government of Odisha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Ministry of Railways signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Govt. of Odisha today i.e. 14.06.2016. Shri A K Mittal, Member Engineering, Railway Board presided over the signing function. The agreement was signed by Shri V. P Dudeja, ED/Works on behalf of Ministry of Railways and Shri Sanjay Rastogi, Pr. Secretary/ Transport, Govt. of Odisha. This is a very important step for formation of Joint Venture Company for development of Railway Infrastructure in the State. The company shall identify projects to be developed and find avenues for financing of the same. Ministry of Railways and… more »

Smt. Mercy kutty Amma, Fisheries Minister of Kerala called on Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Smt. Mercy Kutty Amma, the Fisheries Minister of Kerala called on Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare here today. During the meeting, a number of important issues related to the fisheries sector in Kerala were discussed. The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare informed that the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry has restructured the fisheries development schemes with focused development of Marine and Inland Fishery Sectors. Some of the important issues submitted by the Fisheries Minister of Kerala included empowerment of trad…more »
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