English rendering of the text of PM’s statement to Media outside Parliament ahead of the Monsoon Session of 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 33 minutes ago
Namaskar to everyone, 15th August, this year will be a major milestone to commemorate the 70th year of our independence. This session is significant as it begins just ahead of 15th August when we remember the great freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the country. Our 70 year old journey will scale new heights in this session. For this purpose, we need to have high quality debates and take major decisions so that the nation moves ahead on a fast forward track. Hence all of us should join hands together in the parliament to give a new impetus and direction to country. … more »

141 Villages Electrified last week ; 8,960 Villages Electrified till date under DDUGJY

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
141 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 11th to 17th July 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 5 villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh , 56 in Meghalaya, 31 in Assam, 4 in Mizoram, 3 in Jharkhand,9 in Rajasthan ,3 in Madhya Pradesh , 23 in Odisha and 5 in Bihar, 1 each in Himachal Pradesh and Tripura . The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on http://garv.gov.in/dashboard *An update on ongoing electrification process* In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi… more »

Text of PM’s statement to Media outside Parliament ahead of the Monsoon Session of 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
आप सबको नमस्कार। ये 15 अगस्त देश की आजादी के 70वीं साल का एक महत्वपूर्ण पड़ाव है और 15 अगस्त के पूर्व ये सत्र हो रहा है और इसलिए आजादी के लिए जीवन न्यौछावर करने वाले सभी महापुरुषों को स्मरण करते हुए इस सत्र में, इस 70 साल की यात्रा को और एक नई ऊंचाई देने के लिए, देश को एक नई गति देने के लिए बहुत ही उत्तम स्तर की चर्चा हो, बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण निर्णय हो, तेज गति से देश आगे बढ़े इसके लिए सब मिलकर के, कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर के संसद में देश को दिशा देने का काम हो। मुझे विश्वास है कि सभी दल, पिछले कई दिनों से सबसे अलग-अलग बात भी हो रही है, सामूहिक बात भी हो रही है और उससे यही भाव प्रकट हो रहा … more »

Shri Gadkari Invites Indian Origin Silicon Valley Professionals to Participate in India’s Start-up Movement

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari has invited Silicon Valley professionals of Indian origin to participate in the Start-ups India movement, taking advantage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious policy initiative of “Ease of doing Business” and contribute towards the success of “Make in India”. Addressing a series of meetings organized by various outfits of Indian origin professionals in San Francisco over the last two days, Shri Gadkari said NDA government’s revolutionary policy initiatives have brought about a lot of positivity among… more »

Gun Gaurav – HRD Minister felicitates Class XII achievers who braved difficult circumstances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
In a first of its kind event, the Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development Sh. Prakash Javadekar felicitated 46 students who achieved high in their XII exams, despite hailing from economically weakest of weaker sections. Gun Gaurav , the felicitation ceremony held today at Minister’s residence was an acknowledgement of the consistent efforts and merit of these students . “ Hearty congratulation to all of you, who braved the most difficult circumstances to become great achievers in the exam”, the Minister congratulated them. During interaction with the students, the Minister s… more »

Vast Scope of Development of Bee Keeping in Bihar: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
The scope of agriculture is very vast. Our farmers not only grow food grains in the field but they are contributing very much in the development of the country by doing another work associated with farming and getting employment. Bee keeping is one of them. It is a very attractive rural agriculture/horticulture based activities. It neither requires technology nor capital investment or comprehensive infrastructure. Our farmers, agriculture workers can increase their income alone and by forming groups also. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said th… more »

New Initiatives Taken at Nav Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
Ministry of Human Resources Development granted ‘Nav Nalanda Mahavihara (NNM)’ the status of Deemed to be University on November 13, 2006. The idea behind the establishment of this Institute was to develop it into a centre of higher studies on the lines of the old Nalanda Viharas. The major new initiatives taken recently at “Nav Nalanda Mahavihara (NNM)” under the Ministry of Culture, are as follows : 1. *Reprint of 41 Volumes of Pali Tripitake* :- Pali Tripitaka was compiled for the first time in Devanagari script in 41 volumes by the NNM under the editorship of Founder Directo… more »

Prime Minister urges political parties to keep national interests above everything else

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
Shri Narendra Modi compliments parties for speaking in one voice over Kashmir events Government sought cooperation of all parties on GST Bill, says Shri Ananth Kumar Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has urged all the political parties to keep national interests above any other considerations. Speaking today at a meeting of Leaders of various parties convened by the Government ahead of the Monsoon session, he said that ‘‘we represent both the people and parties and there is a need to keep national interests above anything else”. Prime Minister thanked all the political parties … more »

TRI-NETRA – Terrain imaging for diesel dRivers Infra-red, Enhanced Optical & Radar Assisted system

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 21 hours ago
Ministry of Railways, Railway Board has initiated a proposal to install TRI-NETRA systems on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather. TRI-NETRA stands for – Terrain imaging for diesel dRivers INfra-red, Enhanced opTical &Radar Assisted system. TRI-NETRA system shall be made up of high-resolution optical video camera, high sensitivity infra-red video camera and additionally a radar-based terrain mapping system. These three components of the system shall act as three eyes (Tri-Netra) of the Locomotive Pilot. TRI-NETRA is designed to “see” the…more »

Government Unveils Fourth Tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds. It will be open for investment by resident individuals and institutional investors from 18th to 22nd July 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Ministry of Finance has launched the 4th Tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) and it will be open for investment by resident individuals and institutional investors from 18th to 22nd July 2016. The 4th tranche of the SGB scheme is the first series in 2016-17. Based on average of last week prices of physical gold, the issue price of the 4th tranche has been fixed at 3119 per gram of gold. SGB was announced in the Budget 2015-16 with a view to reduce the demand for physical gold, divert savings into financial instruments and in the process, to further narrow the current account … more »

MoS I&B inaugurates Iranian Film Festival

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Films an important medium to link people and nations together* *Ministry of I&B to explore possibility of showcasing Indian Films in Iran: – Col. Rathore* Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore said that Films and cultural exchanges were the best medium to promote friendship between people and nations. To take the process forward, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting would explore the possibility of showcasing a bouquet of Indian Films through a festival of Indian Films in Iran. The Minister stated this in his inaugural address at the Ira… more »

Shri Radha Mohan Singh Inaugurates 88th ICAR Foundation Day Function

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister gives away ICAR Annual Awards The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today inaugurated the 88thFoundation Day and Annual Award Function of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri S.S. Ahluwalia, ShriPrushottamRupala and Shri Sudershan Bhagat were also present on the occasion. A unique feature of the function was that about 700 farmers were also invited and an interactive session with the offici… more »

Excerpts of the PM’s inaugural address in eleventh Inter-State Council Meeting at New Delhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों के मुख्यमंत्री गण व उप-राज्यपाल और कैबिनेट के मेरे सहयोगी, इंटर स्टेट काउंसिल की इस अहम बैठक में सम्मिलित होने के लिए आप सभी का मैं एक बार फिर स्वागत करता हूं। ऐसे मौके कम ही आते हैं जब केंद्र और राज्यों का नेतृत्व एक साथ एक जगह पर मौजूद हो। आम जनता के हितों पर बात करने के लिए, उनकी मुश्किलों के निपटारे के लिए, एक साथ मिलकर ठोस फैसला लेने के लिए Cooperative Federalism का यह मंच, बेहतरीन उदाहरण है। यह हमारे संविधान निर्माताओं की दूरदृष्टि को भी दर्शाता है। मैं, करीब 16 साल पहले इसी मंच से कही गई पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री और हमारे श्रद्धेय श्री अटल बिहार… more »

English rendering of excerpts of the PM’s inaugural address in eleventh Inter-State Council Meeting at New Delhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Chief Ministers and Lt. Governors of States and Union Territories, and my Cabinet colleagues, I welcome you all to this important meeting of the Inter State Council. There are only a few occasions when the leadership of the Centre and the States, assembles together. This forum of cooperative federalism is the perfect setting to deliberate on the interests of the people, address their problems, and take collective and concrete decisions. It highlights the vision of the makers of our Constitution. Let me begin by recalling what our beloved former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Va… more »

President of India inaugurates ‘India Skills-2016’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the India Skills Competition -‘India Skills-2016’ today (July 15, 2016) in New Delhi on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day. He also launched an International Skill Centre, a PMKVY 2.0, a Labour Market Information System and Skills Online. Addressing the gathering, the President congratulated the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) for their achievements in a short span of time. He said the Ministry was extremely important for the socio-economic development of our country. He said that India is a… more »

14.13 lakh BPL LPG connections released under PM Ujjwala Yojana; pmujjwalayojana.com is the official website of scheme providing authentic information

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
14.13 lakh LPG connections have been released to women of BPL families under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The scheme is currently under operation in 487 districts of 17 states. Attention of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas has been drawn to a number of fake website which have come up on the internet on the recently launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. The official website of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana iswww.pmujjwalayojana.com. General public and other stakeholders are requested to consult only the official website for any attention information with regard to … more »

Govt organizes National Workshop on Solid and Liquid Waste Management under Swachh Bharat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
Kerala to become an ODF State by Nov 2016 The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has organized a two day National Workshop on Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) under Swachh Bharat Mission on July 15th, 16th, 2016. The workshop was inaugurated by Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Ramesh Jigajinagi. In his inaugural address, Shri Jigajinagi said that since the day that the Prime Minister gave the Swachh Bharat call to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, there has been a national awakening for this noble task. It may be a difficult target, h…more »

Third Meeting of Consultative Committee attached to Ministry of Finance on Direct Benefit Transfer held today

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley said that Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme is a very important scheme as it transfers the benefit to the intended targeted beneficiaries. He said that Direct Benefit Transfer ensures that benefits reach the targeted population and helps in reducing leakages. The Union Finance Minister was addressing the members of Consultative Committee attached to Finance Ministry discussing the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) at New Delhi today. The Finance Minister also took the opportunity to introduce the new Ministers of State for Finance Shri Arjun Ra… more »

Steep Increase in Central Assistance for Swachh Bharat Projects in Urban Areas

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
75% more Support for Solid Waste Management and Toilet Construction Construction of Urinals also now Allowed Ministry of Urban Development has announced a steep increase in central assistance to various projects under Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas. Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has approved a 75% increase in central assistance for Municipal Solid Waste Management and 45% hike for construction of Community Toilets. Construction of Public toilets is now made eligible for central assistance while allowing construction of urinals which was not originally envi…more »

Shri Gadkari Takes A Study Tour Of Mississippi Inland Water Ways

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari took a tour of the world’s most commercially viable inland waterways system of the Mississippi river yesterday. This inland waterways system has 40,000 Kms. of navigable water covering almost the entire North America. Shri Gadkari was on a mission to study the structure of the Mississippi River inland waterway He exchanged views on the land port operations with the St. Louis Port authorities, assessing the feasibility of similar arrangements in making the Ganga river waterways navigable in an effective and com…more »
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