Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff to visit Indonesia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC is proceeding on an official tour to Indonesia from 09-13 Aug 16. The visit aims to consolidate existing Maritime Cooperation initiatives with Indonesia as well as explore new avenues in accordance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’. During the visit Admiral S Lanba is scheduled to hold discussions with the Indonesian Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Forces, Chief of Indonesian Navy, besides other Senior Dignitaries and Naval Officers. India and Indonesia have historical linkages which date back ce… more »

Scholarship Scheme for J&K Students a big draw this year, Prakash Javadekar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 5 hours ago
Rs 75 Crore worth scholarships awarded this year The special scholarship scheme for students of Jammu and Kashmir to pursue higher education outside the state has received tremendous response this year because of awareness workshops had been organized in Kupwara, Anantnag, Srinagar, Pulwama, Jammu, Doda, Rajouri, Kathua, Kargil and Leh in the month of May this year. “Because of the transparency brought in by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the scheme and conduct of these 10 awareness workshops, the special scholarship scheme for J&K students has been a b… more »

PM ’s message on National Handloom Day

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 7 hours ago
Following is the text of Prime Minister’s message on National Handloom Day. “On National Handloom Day, let us affirm that we will give an impetus to the handloom sector and use more handloom products in our daily lives. Our handloom sector is diverse, eco friendly and is a source of employment for countless weavers, who will be very encouraged by our support. Since there are many women associated with the handloom sector, growth of the handloom sector is an important means of women empowerment also.” Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Union Minister of Agriculture, and Farmer’s Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry of Central Agricultural University (CAU) in Nagaland

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 7 hours ago
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India Shri Radha Mohan Singh today inaugurated the College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry in Jalukie village, Peren District, Nagaland under the aegis of the Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal. The Minister while inaugurating the College said that agricultural education plays an important role in ensuring food security and human resource development in any society, wherein the role of Universities is pivotal. Considering this need, the Government of India established Central Agricultural University in… more »

PM expresses anger at self-styled gau-rakshaks (cow protectors); urges action against criminals masquerading as cow protectors.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 7 hours ago
*PM’s unique townhall interaction to mark two years of the launch of MyGov. * The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today expressed anger at self-styled “gau-rakshaks” (cow-protectors) who “run shops in the name of cow protection,” and urged action against criminals who masquerade as protectors of the cow. In a unique “townhall” interaction that marked two years of MyGov, – the Government’s web platform for participatory governance – the Prime Minister asked State Governments to prepare a dossier of such people. Mentioning how cows were dying due to plastic consumption, he urged …more »

Excerpts of PM’s interaction at the Town Hall marking two years of MyGov

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 7 hours ago
तीन अलग अलग सवाल अलग अलग तरीके से आये हैं मैं सबसे पहले तो MyGov के साथ सक्रिय रूप से जडने के लिए देशवासियों को और आप सबको हदय से बहुत’-बहुत-बधाई देता हूं, धन्‍यवाद करता हूं हमारे देश मे लोकतंत्र को एक सरल अर्थ ये हो गया कि एक बार वोट दे दो और फिर पांच साल के लिए उनको कोन्‍ट्रेक्‍ट दे दो कि बस ये तुमको दिया और अब तुम्‍हारी जिम्‍मेवारी है सारी समस्‍याओं का समाधान कर दिया और पांच साल में कुछ कमी रही तो फिर वोट देकर कर दूसरा कोन्‍ट्रक्‍टर ढूंढ लेंगें और उसको कहेगें कि देखो उसने नहीं किया तुम कर दो सिर्फ वोट देकर कर सरकार चुनना अब लोकतंत्र वहां पर सीमित हो जाता है तो लोकतंत्र को जो स्‍प… more »

Lok Sabha to consider the Constitutional Amendment bill relating to GST next week

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Constitutional Amendment bill passed with huge consensus in Rajya Sabha* *Rajya Sabha passed 5 Bills and Lok Sabha2 bills during the week* The passing of the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, 2014 relating to Goods & Services Tax (GST) by huge consensus in the Rajya Sabha was the hallmark of the third week of Monsoon Session of Parliament. The amendments made by Rajya Sabha in the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha and as reported by the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, have been now laid on the Table of… more »

Swachh Survekshan of 500 cities launched by Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu

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*Swachhata Helpline ‘1969’, Swachhata App launched to promote people’s participation* *Swachh Bharat Mission not a mere slogan, a people’s movement for Clean India, says Shri Naidu* *Minister also unveils ‘Asli Tarakki’ campaign to promote use of toilets* *3 sanitation workers felicitated for exemplary work, RWAs, Corporates, TV artistes also honoured* *115 cities become ‘Open Defecation Free’; 739 more cities to become ODG by March next year* Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today launched ‘Swachh Suvekshan-2017’ to assess and rank 500 cities and towns …more »

Health Minister Shri J P Nadda launches MAA programme to promote breastfeeding

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Breastfeeding is natural and cost effective intervention and should be promoted at all levels: J P Nadda* “Breastfeeding is the most natural and cost effective intervention and should be promoted at all levels. This is an enormous resource that every child has access to. It is our job and our privilege to promote the world’s most effective investment for human development.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at a launch of MAA (Mothers Absolute Affection), a flagship programme for promotion of breastfeeding, here today. Shri Faggan Singh K… more »

35 Sportspersons from Indian Railways to participate in Rio Olympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Has Announced Rs. 1 Crore for Gold Medal Winners and Rs. 75 Lakh for Silver Medal Winners * *Indian Railways among all sports organization in the country becomes the highest contributor for the Indian Olympic Contingent * With a rich sports heritage, Indian Railways’ sports persons are again set to bring more laurels to the nation. Continuing its run of glory in country’s sports arena, around 35 sports persons from *Indian Railways* will represent the nation in forthcoming XXXI Olympic Games being held at Rio, Brazil from 5-21 August, 2016. I… more »

Union Sports Minister Inaugurates‘Exhibition on Olympic Games’ &Live Screening of Rio Games on Giant Screen at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
In continuation to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country,Union Minister of State (I/ C) for Youth Affairs &Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today inaugurated *‘Exhibition on Olympic Games’ & ‘Live Screening of Rio Games’*t Central Park, Connaught Place in the gracious presence of athlete Smt Karnam Malleswari, Smt Anju Bobby George and Cricketer Shri Gautam Gambhir. This is the third event organized by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to connect public at large, especially children and youth, with the Olympic spirit and power of sports. Earlier the RUN FOR RIO was organized … more »

President of India condemns militants’ attack in Assam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the attack by militants in Assam’s Kokrajhar district today (August 5, 2016). In a message to Shri Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, the Governor of Assam, the President has said “I am extremely sad to learn about the attack by militants in Assam’s Kokrajhar district today in which a number of persons have lost their lives and several others are injured. Such senseless acts of terrorism targeting innocent lives undermine the democratic base of society and deserve to be universally condemned. They must be met with d… more »

Loans to rural entrepreneurs

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Loans to rural entrepreneurs are provided by banks and Financial Institutions (FIs). Government have several schemes for assisting rural entrepreneurs through interest subvention or capital subsidy to effectively reduce the extent of repayments. These inter-alia include, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS), Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS), etc. Government have also taken several measures to increase lending to rural entrepreneurs which inter-alia include, priority sector lending targets to banks f… more »

North Eastern Council to be reoriented: Dr Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said the Government is seriously contemplating to reorient the North Eastern Council (NEC) to meet the current requirements and to address the new emerging issues in the North Eastern Region. Chairing a high-level meeting of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) here today, Dr Jitendra Singh recalled the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address during the Plenary Session… more »

Security features of currency notes

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
A study on Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) issues, including estimation of FICN in circulation, has been undertaken by Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata under the overall supervision of National Investigation Agency (NIA). As per the study, the face value of FICN in circulation was found to be about Rs. 400 crores. It was found the value remained constant for the last 4 years. As per the data from National Crime Records Bureau, number of seized and recovered FICN is as follow *Number of Notes seized and recovered* *Financial Year* *Rs. 1000* *Rs. 500* *Rs. 100* *Rs. 50* *Other… more »

Sharing information on FDI

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Government has taken several effective measures, both by way of policy-level initiatives as well as through more effective enforcement action on the ground, to address the issue of black money, including entry of black money in the country from tax haven countries. These measures include putting in place robust legislative and administrative frameworks, systems and processes with due focus on capacity building and integration of information and its mining through increasing use of information technology. Recent such major initiatives of the Government include – (i) Constitution … more »

PFRDA seeks the support of State Governments for Atal Pension Yojana for a wider reach

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Government of India is extremely concerned about the old age income security of the working poor. To encourage and enable them to take care of their old age, Atal Pension Yojana (APY)has been launched by Government of India in the year 2015 which is being administered and regulated by PFRDA. Though more than 31 lakh subscribers have joined the scheme in past one year, the support of State Governments is very crucial to expand the coverage of the scheme to all the eligible persons across the country. State Governments have many unorganized sector workers associated with various d… more »

Growth of GDP

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant (2011-12) market prices was 7.6 per cent in 2015-16, higher than growth rate of 7.2 per cent achieved in 2014-15 and 6.6 per cent in 2013-14, indicating steady acceleration in growth. Promoting economic growth in the current year and in the years to come is high on the agenda of the Government. The Government of India has taken various initiatives to give boost to the economy which, inter alia, include; fillip to manufacturing and infrastructure through fiscal incentives and concrete measures for transport, power, and othe… more »

MoC Shri Manoj Sinha unveils postage stamps on Rio Olympics

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Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today unveiled the Commemorative Postage Stamps on Rio Olympic Games and said the unique initiative will motivate the Rio-bound Indian athletes. Issuing stamps on games of wrestling, badminton, shooting and boxing, the Minister said, the Department of Posts had always issued special stamps on important occasions to rekindle the spirit of patriotism and for advancement of National Interest. He said that this time a record number of players from India are participating in Rio and expressed the hope that it will lead to positive outcome. S… more »

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 885 Lakh Hectare Area

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The total sown area as on 5th August, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 885.29 lakh hectare as compared to 841.65 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 281.95 lakh ha, pulses in 121.10 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 163.77 lakh ha, oilseeds in 167.58 lakh ha, sugarcane in 46.87 lakh hectare and cotton in 96.48 lakh ha. The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below: … more »
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