Reservation for SC/ST and OBC

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 minutes ago
Article 16(4) of the Constitution enables provision of reservation to Backward Class of citizens, who are not adequately represented in the State. Reservation is provided to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) through executive instructions issued from time to time, which has force of law, as held by the Supreme Court in Indira Sawhney case. As per extant instructions, reservation is provided to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the rate of 15%, 7.5% and 27%, respectively, in case of direct recruitment on a… more »

Promoting Biofuels as Substitute to Mineral Fuel

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 minutes ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that the Government is promoting biofuels, such as ethanol and bio-diesel, as substitutes of mineral fuels. The Government, through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme under which, OMCs sell ethanol blended petrol with percentage of ethanol upto 10%, depending upon availability of ethanol. Besides, the Government has opened second generation ethanol route (cellulosic and lignocellulosic route) for prod… more »

Revision of Civil Services recruitment system

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 minutes ago
An Expert Committee has been constituted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) under the chairmanship of Shri B. S. Baswan to comprehensively examine the various issues, raised from time to time regarding the Civil Service Examination, with respect to the eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the Examination vide notice dated 12.8.2015. The committee has been given extension of time till August 2016 to submit its report. Imparting training to the officers is a continuous process. The course content of the training is modified regularly as per the requirement. This was s… more »

ECI Launches“National Electoral Roll Purification” (NERP)2016 to Improve health of Electoral Rolls and Optimize the Polling Station location and Area

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 minutes ago
The Election Commission of India (ECI)gives utmost importance to enrolment of all eligible citizens and to assist electors to reach and cast their votes in a hassle free way by establishing Polling stations (PSs) at a conveniently located building. *“No voter to be left behind”*is the *motto of ECI for year 2016.* National Electoral Roll Purification” (NERP) programme has been launched this week across the country with intensive verification by the Commissions’ field functionaries and stakeholders interaction,to enhance the purity and fidelity of Electoral Rolls (ERs) and to standar… more »

‘START-UP INDIA’-Coverage and Eligibility

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
Till date 728 applications have been received in the Startup India portal. Out of them, 180 applications are complete and have been recognized as startups by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Only 16 applicants are incorporated after 1.04.2016 and are thus eligible for consideration for tax benefits, as per the Finance Act 2016. The applications for tax benefits are examined by the Inter-Ministerial Board. 3 applications were considered and one has been recommended for tax benefit in the 2nd Inter Ministerial Board meeting held on 28.06.2016. Startups … more »

Setting up Of Industrial Clusters under Miius in A.P.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry does not have any scheme for establishing new industries, however, it administers a scheme namely, ‘Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS)’ for development of industrial clusters. Under MIIUS, two projects at Hindupur & Bobbili are being set up in Andhra Pradesh. The details of the above projects along with amount allocated are as under: (Rs. in crores) *Projects name* *Project Cost* *Central Grant* *(Fund allocated)* *Date of Final Approval* *Released Central grant… more »

Foreign Investment under ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ Programme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
The `Make in India’ initiative was launched in September, 2014 with the aims of promoting India as an important investment destination and a global hub for manufacturing, design, and innovation. Thereafter, during the period October, 2014 to May, 2016, the FDI equity inflow has increased by 46%, i.e. from US$ 42.31 billion to US$ 61.58 billion in comparison to previous 20 months (February, 2013 to September, 2014). FDI inflow has also increased by 37% from US$ 62.39 billion to US$ 85.75 billion. India has been ranked 3rd in the list of top prospective host economies for 2016-18 in … more »

Formation of Tirupati-Chennai-Nellore Industrial Growth Corridor

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
Government of India has not proposed to form the Tirupati- Chennai-Nellore as the tri-city industrial growth corridor. However, this region falls under the influence zone of Two Industrial Corridors namely Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) and Vishkhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC). Initial master planning of CBIC & Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of VCIC have been completed. Under VCIC, Asian Development Bank (ADB), has initiated the process of Master Planning of four nodes namely Vishakhapatnam, Kakinada, Ganavaram-Kankipadu and Srikalahasti-Yerpedu in An… more »

PM Condoles the demise of legendary hockey player Mohammed Shahid

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the untimely & unfortunate demise of legendary hockey player Mohammed Shahid. “In the untimely & unfortunate demise of Mohammed Shahid, India has lost a talented sportsman who played with immense passion & vigour. We tried our level best to save Mohammed Shahid but sadly, neither our help nor prayers were enough to save him. Tributes to him. RIP,” the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to Complete Four Years in Office in July 25

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Mukherjee will complete four years in office on July 25, 2016. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Phase-II of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum on July 25, 2016 in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and other dignitaries. The inauguration of Phase-II of the Museum will complete the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, which comprises the Stables Museum (Phase –I), the Garages Museum (Phase –II) and the Clock Tower, which will be home to the Visitors Reception Centre, Cafeteria and Souvenir s… more »

NITI Aayog to organise a two day Workshop on Public Private Partnership in Urban Infrastructure tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 hours ago
NITI Aayog will organize a two day long Capacity Building Workshop on Best Practices in Public Financing (Public Private Partnership) of Urban Infrastructure on July 21-22, 2016 at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi. The focus is on the following areas: The PPP process: key success factors from the government perspective, PPP models and payment mechanisms, planning & preparation for PPP projects, introduction to urban challenges, demand driven master planning and developing viable business, city infrastructure required to enable smart cities and practical viewpoint on implementation of smart … more »

President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Belgium

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King and people of Belgium on the eve of their National Day (July 21, 2016). In a message to His Majesty King Philippe, The King of the Belgians, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Majesty and to the people of Belgium on the occasion of your National Day. The warm and friendly relations between India and Belgium have been significantly strengthened in recent years. I am confi… more »

ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON STEEL PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 hours ago
The Government has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of various steel products from China PR vide its notifications dated 26.03.2013, 05.06.2015, 11.12.2015 and 17.05.2016. Details are given below:- *Sl.* *No.* *Product* *Current status* 1. Steel Wheels Definitive duty imposed on 26.03.2013 in the range of US $ 512-613 per MT. Duty is in force upto 25.03.2018. 2. Hot Rolled flat product of stainless steel of 304 Grade Definitive duty imposed on 05.06.2015 in the range of US $ 180 to 316 per MT. Duty is in force upto 04.06.2020. 3. Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel Defin… more »

Government making all efforts to boost Housing Finance Sector to meet the goal of ‘Housing for All by 2022’: Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 hours ago
Government is making all efforts to boost the Housing Finance Sector to ensure that the goal of Affordable Housing for all by 2022 is met. This was stated by Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at the National Summit on “Finance for Housing for All by 2022” organised by ASSOCHAM in New Delhi today. In his address, Mr Naidu said that it is the priority of his Ministry to provide access to safe and affordable housing to all countrymen. This is the first step in building strong and healthy communities where individuals and families can prosper, he sa… more »

Directorate General of Hydrocarbons’ Interactive Session for Discovered Small Fields Bid Round 2016 in Calgary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 hours ago
The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons organized an interactive session at Calgary, Alberta on 18th July 2016 for ‘Discovered Small Fields Bid Round 2016’ to facilitate interactions between the Government of India and Industry Leaders, and to promote investment in the energy sector of India. Many distinguished officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India (GoI), top business leaders, and various international and national media houses were present at the session. The interactive session was organized at The Westin, Calgary to showcase and i…more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari concludes a successful US visit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari concluded his week-long official visit to the U.S.yesterday, successfully extracting assurances from the infrastructure and investment companies to provide the necessary technical expertise as well as capital to further boost the robust Indian maritime, roads and highways sectors. Shri Gadkari held a series of productive interactions with investment bankers, fund managers and captains of trade and industry in infrastructure sector at business platforms in Washington, New York, San Francisco and Los Angel… more »

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-NULM guidelines recast to benefit more urban poor

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
*Banks to directly accept applications for loans; Nodal bank for each State to increase loan linkages* *Men in vulnerable vocations made eligible for assistance; Norms for formation of Self-Help Groups relaxed* *Construction of shelters for urban homeless with corporate donations* *Convergence with PMKVY, PMJDY, Social security schemes to be ensured* *Performance under DAY-NULM satisfactory but States need to do more, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu* Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has made substantial changes in the Guidelines for implementation of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojan… more »

9th edition of 3-Day Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show To Begin From July 21, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
To expand share of fashion jewellery in India’s export, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is organizing the 9th edition of the three-day Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS-2016) at the *India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, NCR Delhi from July 21 to July 23, 2016.* Over 250 manufacturers and exporters from all over the country will be showcasing the wide product range of fashion jewellery & accessories to attract overseas buyers and their representatives in sourcing their requirements under one roof, informed Shri D. Kumar, Chairman – EPCH. … more »

Sharing of information of black money by foreign countries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
While there is no official estimation regarding black money of Indians stacked in Swiss banks, recent media reports have quoted Zurich based Swiss National Bank as saying that money held by Indians in Swiss banks has fallen by nearly one-third. These reports also say that the funds, described by Swiss National Bank as ‘liabilities’ of Swiss banks or ‘amounts due to’ their clients, are the official figures disclosed by the Swiss authorities and do not indicate to the quantum of alleged black money held by Indians in Switzerland. Under the provisions of direct taxes laws, the Governm… more »

Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2016 Final Result Declared

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
Based on the result of the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service written examination 2016 held by the UPSC in May 2016 followed by interviews for Personality Test held in July 2016, the following are the lists, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to posts in Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service. The number of candidates recommended for appointment to Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service are as under: Service GEN OBC SC ST Total Indian Economic Service 09 03 02 01 15 Indian Statistical … more »
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