President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of San Marino

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Republic of San Marino on the eve of their National Day (September 3, 2016). In a message to the Captains-Regent of San Marino, Mr. Massimo Andrea Ugolini and Mr. Gian Nicola Berti, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of San Marino on the occasion of your National Day. India and San Marino enjoy a cordial… more »

Water level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes up

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on September, 01 2016 was 105.248 BCM, which is 67% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 114% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 99% of storage of average of last ten years. The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62% of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country. 37 Reservoirs out of these 91 have hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW. … more »

Advisory Forecast for Flood in Barak Basin

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
In view of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the States of Assam and adjoining Meghalaya and Manipur in Barak Basin, river Barak and its tributaries are rising in the State of Assam which is affecting the districts of Cachar, Hailakhandi, and Karimgunj. The river Barak Katakhal and Kushiyara are expected to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation in the next two to three days. District administrations have been advised to take all precautionary measures. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

PM to visit Vietnam; to attend Annual G-20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi would be visiting Vietnam from 2nd September 2016 to 3rd September 2016. Prime Minister will also be attending Annual G-20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China from 3rd September 2016 to 5th September 2016. In a series of posts from his Facebook account the Prime Minister said: “Greetings to the people of Vietnam on their National Day. Vietnam is a friendly nation with whom we cherish our relationship. Today evening, I will reach Hanoi in Vietnam, marking the start of a very important visit that will further cement the close bond between India …more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi greets the people of Vietnam on their National Day

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi greeted the people of Vietnam, on their National Day. “Greetings to the people of Vietnam on their National Day. Vietnam is a friendly nation with whom we cherish our relationship”,the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Growing competition in expanding media calls for self-regulation and reasonable restrictions, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
*As a partner in progress, media needs to promote harmony and not divisive communication, says Minister* *Shri Naidu highlights role of regional media in empowering people; delighted over print media growth* *Tamil Nadu Minister Shri Kadambur Raju speaks of positive role of media* *Two day Regional Editors Conference inaugurated* Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed on the need for self-regulation and reasonable restrictions in the context of rapid expansion of different forms of media in the country and the attendant competition… more »

Benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana extended to people of all Hilly States including North-East States by treating them as ‘Priority States’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to extend the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to the people of all Hilly States including North-East States by treating them as ‘Priority States’ and release LPG connections to the eligible beneficiaries. This step of the Ministry will effectively address the difficulty faced by poor people residing in the States of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura in accessing LPG for cooking purposes. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is … more »

Under-recoveries for the month of September 2016 will be Rs. 10.03 per litre for PDS Kerosene

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
The Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has reviewed international prices of crude oil and petroleum products for the month of August 2016. In the case of PDS Kerosene, the under-recoveries for the month of September 2016 will be Rs 10.03 per litre (Rs. 11.49 per litre in last month). The cash transfer to customer under DBTL will be Rs. 41.44, out of which Rs. 7.46 will be Cash Compensation on Domestic LPG by Govt. to consumers & Rs 33.98 will be the Cash compensation on Domestic LPG by OMCs towards ‘Uncompensated Costs’ to con… more »

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Interacts with Master Trainers at National Workshop on Autism Tools INCLEN and ISAA

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment interacted with the Master Trainers from all parts of the country at the ‘National Training Workshop on Autism using International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) and Indian Scale of Assessment of Autism (ISAA) Tools’ organized by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment here today. The workshop has been organized by The National Trust under M/o SJ&E in collaboration with Child Neurology Division, Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi and is the first of its kind in India. More than 75 professionals … more »

Department of Youth Affairs organizes special Cleanliness Awareness Drive to mark successful culmination of SWACHHTA PAKHWADA

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
A special cleanliness awareness drive was organized here today by the Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to mark the successful completion of the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’. NSS volunteers and other youth were out in large number on the streets of the Capital to convey the message of Swacchta to general public through placards and action on ground. Secretary Deptt. of Youth Affairs shri Rajeev Gupta encouraged the NSS volunteers and students from different educational institutes on the occasion. Deptt. of Youth Affairs organized Swacchta Pakhwada from 16th A… more »

Government notifies National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Government has notified National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme. It is for the first time a scheme has been notified to offer financial incentives to employers. The Scheme has an outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore with a target of 50 Lakh apprentices to be trained by 2019-20.Apprenticeship Training is considered to be one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower for the country. It provides for an industry led, practice oriented, effective and efficient mode of formal training. The National Policy of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 launched by Prime Minister Shri… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of National Day of Vietnam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the eve of their National Day (September 2, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Tran Dai Quang, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of Vietnam on the occasion of your 71st National Day. India and Vietnam traditi… more »

PM wishes Indian athletes for Rio 2016 Paralympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has wished the very best to the athletes representing India at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, starting from 7th September. “The people of India will be enthusiastically cheering for our athletes representing India at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, starting 7th September. We all wish our contingent for the Rio 2016 Paralympics the very best. I am sure our athletes will give their best & make us proud”, the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

NCERT to observe 56th Foundation Day celebrations tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) will showcase what it has achieved in the past and what it proposes to do in the near future in implementation of the programmes and policies of the Government at the Centre on the occasion of the 56th Foundation Day celebrations at its Campus, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi tomorrow. Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar will be the Chief Guest at the celebrations. Minister of State for HRD, Shri Upendra Kushwaha will be the guest of honour. Union Secretary, Government of India, Department of Sc… more »

International conference on Technology for Ultra High Speed rolling stock

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
A first ever International conference in India on Technology for Ultra High speed rolling stock for operation at maximum speeds of 500 kmph and above is being held under the aegis of Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers Association supported by Indian Railways , Railway PSUs RITES and Konkan Railway Corporation Limited. This one day conference shall be held in New Delhi on the 2nd September 2016. Minister for Railways , Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will be the Chief Guest. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communica…more »

Government agencies directed to ensure procurement of coming crop of pulses directly from farmers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
The Government agencies – NAFED and FCI have been directed to submit state wise road map of procurement of new crop of pulses directly from farmers. They have been asked to start procurement of *Moong* in Karnataka immediately at MSP and bonus as new crop has started to arrive. Chairing the inter-ministerial committee meeting on prices here today, Secretary Department of Consumer Affairs, Shri Hem Pande also asked the government agencies to ensure direct payment to the farmers for procurement. Shri Hem Pande said that procurement centres including mobile centres should be arranged … more »

Shri Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate Regional Editors Conference

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Regional Editors’ Conference for Southern States commences at Chennai tomorrow A two-day Regional Editors’ Conference for Southern States organized by Press Information Bureau will be inaugurated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Chennai tomorrow. The two day conference will disucss the policies and initiatives of key Ministries such as Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Information and Broadcasting, Road Transport and Shipping, Commerce and Trade, Information and Communication Technology and Home Affairs. The participants … more »

Annual Joint HADR exercises by services-2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Acting upon the directive of the Prime Minister to conduct Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercises, the Armed Forces in collaboration with Central Armed Police Forces and civil administration have started conducting Joint HADR exercises in different places of the country. While the first Joint Exercise ‘JALRAHAT’ on flooding in Urban Areas was conducted by the Army at Narangi Cantt, Guwahati, Assam from 28th to 30th June with other stakeholders like NCC, Civil Administration, municipal corporations and communities, the second exercise ‘PRAKAMPANA’ b… more »

Ms. Leocadia I. Zak, Director, USTDA calls on Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Process of Smart City challenge has become a role model for other schemes, says Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu A US delegation led by Ms. Leocadia I. Zak, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) called on Union Minister for Urban Development Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu here today. The discussion was centred on the three Smart Cities, i.e., Visakhapatnam, Ajmer and Allahabad with which MoUs has been signed between the respective State Governments and USTDA. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu informed that the Reverse Trade Mission (strategically planned visits of foreign decision-makers to the Uni… more »

E Carts and E Rickshaws freed from permit requirements

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 days ago
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette Notification today that serves to free e rickshaws and e carts from permit requirements. According to the notification, the provisions of the sub-section (1) of section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 will not apply to e-carts and e-rickshaws (as defined in section 2A of the said Act,) that are used for carrying goods or passengers with personal luggage. This means that vehicles that are registered as e carts or e – rickshaws will not require any permits. State Governments can however impose restrictions under appro… more »
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