National Waterways Projects

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 28 minutes ago
As per The National Waterways Act, 2016, 111 waterways have been declared as National Waterways (NWs) including the five existing NWs. Out of the 111 NWs, NW-1, 2, & 3 are already operational. Cargo as well as passenger / cruise vessels are plying on these waterways. DPR for development of NW-4 & 5 were completed in 2010. The DPR of NW 5 was updated in 2014. For the newly declared 106 NWs, techno-economic feasibility studies have been initiated. A statement indicating the approximate length of each of the 111 NWs is given below*: *. *Sl. No* *National Waterways* *Approximate Le… more »

Text of PM’s remarks at Joint Dedication of Petrapole ICP

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 58 minutes ago
Your Excellency, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Hon’ble Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, बांगलादेश ओ पोश्चिम बंगेर भाई बोनेदर आमार नोमोश्कार आज थेके आमादेर दुई देशेर मोध्ये आदानप्रदान आरो शोहोज हबे, आमरा आरो काछाकाछि एलाम एई शुभो ओबोशोरे, शोकोलके जानाई ओभिनोंदोंन क्योकि यह ईद का महीना है इसलिए सबसे पहले बांग्लादेश में रहने वाले सभी भाइयों और बहनों को मेरी और समस्त भारत की ओर से ईद-उल-फ़ित्र की शुभकामनाएं यह मेरे लिए, और सभी भारतवासियों के लिए, यह एक अत्यंत पीढ़ा की बात है कि रमजान के पावन महीने में ढाका और किशोरगंज में दर्दनाक आतंकवादी हमला हुआ। इन आ… more »

Revival of Mumbai Port Trust

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 58 minutes ago
Mumbai Port is functioning efficiently and handled all time highest cargo throughput of 61.66 Million Tones during 2014-15 and 61.11 Million Tones during 2015-16. To increase the efficiency further, Mumbai Port has already taken up many initiatives such as construction of new berths, installation of floating cranes, mechanization of Port operations etc. during last few years. Mumbai Port has already awarded contract for capital dredging project to achieve (-) 19 metre Chart Datum (CD) at Berth pocket and (-) 15 metre CD at anchorage of the on going 5th Oil Berth at Jawahar Deep to … more »

Joint dedication of the Petrapole Integrated Check Post (ICP)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 58 minutes ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina today jointly inaugurated the Petrapole Integrated Check Post through video-conferencing. Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee also participated from Kolkata in the video-conference. Petrapole-Benapole is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh trade. More than 50 per cent of the India-Bangladesh trade passes through Petrapole. Trade worth more than Rs. 15000 Crore takes place through the Petrapole ICP, which is more than all the other Indian Land Ports and Land Cust…more »

Startup India States’ Conference

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 58 minutes ago
The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech had announced the “Start-up India” initiative. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for growth of Startups. The Government of India launched the “Startup India” movement on January 16, 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The Action Plan for Startup India was unveiled by the Honorable Prime Minister of India. This Action Plan lays down the roadmap for creation of a conducive ecosystem for the growth of Startups in India. The… more »

Implementation of PM’s 15 point programme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 17 hours ago
The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the welfare of minorities is an overarching programme, covering 24 schemes/ initiatives of 11 different Ministries / Departments implemented throughout the country, including Andhra Pradesh. In order to ensure that the benefits of various Government schemes flow equitably to minorities, this programme stipulates location of a certain proportion of development projects in minority concentration areas. It also provides that, wherever possible, 15% of targets and outlays under various schemes should be earmarked for minorities. Some of th… more »

Guidelines against fraudulent educational institutes abroad

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
The Government of India takes prompt action to address issues pertaining to security, safety and welfare of Indian students who are enrolled in foreign universities and educational institutions. In addition to this, the Government is in regular contact with foreign Governments, Universities and educational institutions to provide assistance to Indian students in foreign countries, as and when such issues arise. Furthermore, the government also issues advisories to Indian students asking them to carry all documentation and undertake due diligence to ensure that the foreign institutio… more »

Deemed Universities in the Country

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
At present, 123 Deemed to be Universities are functioning in the country. State-wise details of these Deemed to be Universities are available at University Grants Commission (UGC)’s website http://www.ugc.ac.in. The performance of deemed universities in comparison to the central universities can be assessed through their relative ranking obtained by them under National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which is available at http://www.nirfindia.org. It is seen that in the top twenty list of Universities there are 8 deemed universities. As per the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities)… more »

First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of BRICS New Development Bank held yesterday at Shanghai;

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
Second Annual meeting of New Development Bank to be held in India in 2017 and India will Chair the Board of Governors of NDB next year; India to follow the approach of ‘Reform to Transform’ through far reaching Structural Reforms and has taken several initiatives to boost investment climate and improve the Ease of Doing Business. The First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the BRICS New Development Bank was held yesterday at Shanghai, China. The New Development Bank (NDB) has completed one year since its establishment in 2015. Since its establishment, the policies of op… more »

Income Tax Department to issue 7 lakh letters seeking Information in respect of High Value Non PAN Transactions

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
Under the Annual Information Returns (AIR), various types of high-value transactions were being reported to the Income Tax Department. These include reporting of cash deposits of Rs.10,00,000 or more in a saving bank account, sale/purchase of immovable property valued at Rs. 30,00,000 or more, etc. Many of these transactions do not have PAN linked to it. The Department has details of about 90 lakh such transactions for the period 2009-10 to 2016-17. The Income Tax Department has with the help of in-house computer techniques, grouped such non-PAN transactions and identified 7 lakh hi… more »

Development of Data Satellite by NASA and ISRO

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
ISRO and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/NASA are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR). In this joint mission, JPL/ NASA will be responsible for design & development of L-band SAR, 12m unfurlable antenna & its deployment elements, GPS system and data recorder. ISRO will be responsible for design & development of S-band SAR, Spacecraft Bus, data transmission system, Spacecraft integration & testing, launch using GSLV and on-orbit operations. The L & S band microw… more »

India’s share in International Satellite Market

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
According to the published reports available in the public domain on the international satellite market, the average annual revenue over the last three years, is approximately $200 billion (Rs. 13 Lakh Crore), which includes the launch services market (Rs. 0.37 Lakh Crore), satellite manufacturing (Rs. 1.07 Lakh Crore), ground equipment (Rs.3.85 Lakh Crore) and satellite services (Rs. 8.17 Lakh Crore). ISRO is providing the launch capacity, when available, for launching satellites on a commercial basis through Antrix Corporation Limited. During the last year (2015-16), Antrix earned… more »

Social Impact Assessment Study for Nuclear Power Projects in Andhra Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
The survey of land for Nuclear Power Plant at Kavvada, Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh is completed. The land proposed to be acquired for the project comprises 599.20 acres of Private land, 791.37 acres of Government land and 683.94 acres of Assigned land totaling to 2074.51 acres. Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study has been taken up and notification for the same has been issued by the state government. The Commissioner, Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R), Government of Andhra Pradesh has identified Environment Protection Training & Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad as… more »

Civil Nuclear Deal with UK

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
An Agreement between the Government of India and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy was signed on 13 November 2015, during the visit of the Prime Minister to U.K. The scope of cooperation inter alia covers the supply of nuclear material, non-nuclear material, equipment, components or technology, training of personnel and transfer of technology, for peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The U.K. Government’s recently stated energy policy is to increase the share of nuclear power in U.K.’s energ… more »

India’s share in International Satellite Market

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
According to the published reports available in the public domain on the international satellite market, the average annual revenue over the last three years, is approximately $200 billion (Rs. 13 Lakh Crore), which includes the launch services market (Rs. 0.37 Lakh Crore), satellite manufacturing (Rs. 1.07 Lakh Crore), ground equipment (Rs.3.85 Lakh Crore) and satellite services (Rs. 8.17 Lakh Crore). ISRO is providing the launch capacity, when available, for launching satellites on a commercial basis through Antrix Corporation Limited. During the last year (2015-16), Antrix earned… more »

Approval for Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP-2) attained first criticality (start of controlled self-sustaining nuclear fission chain reaction in the Reactor for the first time) at 20:56 hours on July 10, 2016 after accord of regulatory and statutory clearances. This will be followed by various tests, connection to the grid and raising of power in steps to full power in line with the stage-wise clearances of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). The compliance certificates from Ministry of Environment and Forest and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board are issued fo… more »

Central support for primary education in country

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
For universalization of elementary education across the country the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in partnership with State Governments. The Central and the State Governments have the concurrent responsibility to implement this Scheme. The existing fund sharing pattern between the Central and the State Government is in the ratio of 60:40 except for the 8 North-Eastern States viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura and 3 Himalayan States viz. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand wher… more »

Panel to bring good governance

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
No specific “Panel to bring Good Governance” has been constituted. However, eight Groups of Secretaries (GoS) were constituted on 01.01.2016 to deliberate on eight thematic areas which have a direct bearing on the socio-economic development of the country and to come up with a roadmap for achieving specific outcomes. Out of these, one Group was on the subject of ‘Good Governance – Challenges and Opportunities’. The reports submitted by the Groups were circulated to the Secretaries of all Ministries/Departments, who were required to prepare Departmental Action Plans based on the reco… more »

Reservation in promotion for differently-abled people

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act, 1995) mandates every appropriate Government to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than 3% of persons with disability of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons suffering from: (i) Blindness or low vision; (ii) Hearing impairment and (iii) Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in the posts identified for each disability During the period from 01/04/2015 to 14/07/2016, the Office of Chief Commissioner for Person… more »

First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of BRICS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 21 hours ago
First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of BRICS New Development Bank held yesterday at Shanghai;Second Annual meeting of New Development Bank to be held in India in 2017 and India will Chair the Board of Governors of NDB next year; India to follow the approach of ‘Reform to Transform’ through far reaching Structural Reforms and has taken several initiatives to boost investment climate and improve the Ease of Doing Business. The First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the BRICS New Development Bank was held yesterday at Shanghai, China. The New Development Bank (… more »
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