‘Job Fair for Divyangjans’ Inaugurated by Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Two days “Job Fair for Divyangjans” organized by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment was inaugurated by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot here today. The Fair has been organized from 7th to 8th September 2016 at Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped (VRCH), Plot No.-9-11, Karkardooma, Vikas marg, New Delhi-110092. Addressing on the occasion Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot said that a lot of initiatives have been taken by the Government of India for the welfare of Divyangjans and weaker section of society during past two years. Many … more »

India Kazakhstan Joint Exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK-16”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
As a part of India’s continued efforts to strengthen Indo-Kazakhstan relations, troops of Indian & Kazakhstan Army are presently engaging in a joint exercise ‘PRABAL DOSTYK – 16. The Indian Army is being represented by a platoon strength. The Kazakhstan Army contingent comprise of platoon from Special Operating Force’s Unit. A pioneering endeavor with the Kazakhstan Army, the exercise is being conducted in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan and will conclude on 17 Sep 2016. The primary aim of the fourteen day exercise will be to enhance interoperability while undertaking Counter Terror… more »

Commerce and Industry Minister says Government is working at various levels to make India an investor friendly destination

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 20 hours ago
Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has said that Government is working at various levels to make India an investor friendly destination. Speaking at the India Summit 2016 organised by The Economist ,she said the government is removing obstacles to make economy more vibrant and provide transparent and accountable governance. Smt. Sitharaman said that Intellectual Property Rights policy alongwith legislative framework is TRIPS compliant. On the issue of FTA’s ,the Minister said that review of FTA’s is an ongoing process. She said post Brexit FTA with UK is possibl…more »

India continues its commitment for the development of ICT sector in Africa with the 2nd Edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Nairobi, Kenya

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 20 hours ago
India’s Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC), in conjunction with NASSCOM & ICT Authority of Kenya embarked on the 2nd edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo at KICC, Nairobi. This event is supported by Government of India and Government of Kenya as well. The event was inaugurated by the India’s Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha and Minister of ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru. The event is aimed at enhancing cooperation between African countries and India in the area of ICT technology. The event also saw attendance of various senior Government officials from neighbor… more »

Health Minister Shri J P Nadda leads Yoga Session at 69th session of WHO SEARO at Colombo

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 20 hours ago
Yoga can bring together body, soul and mind for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing: J P Nadda Following in the vision of the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda led the yoga session at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia Region at Colombo, today. Shri J P Nadda said that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, gave a call at the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Yoga as a provider of holistic approach to health and well-being. We are happy to note…more »

India continues its commitment for the development of ICT sector in Africa with the 2nd Edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Nairobi, Kenya

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 21 hours ago
India’s Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC), in conjunction with NASSCOM & ICT Authority of Kenya embarked on the 2nd edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo at KICC, Nairobi. This event is supported by Government of India and Government of Kenya as well. The event was inaugurated by the India’s Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha and Minister of ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru. The event is aimed at enhancing cooperation between African countries and India in the area of ICT technology. The event also saw attendance of various senior Government officials from neighbor… more »

Indian Contingent ready to participate in the opening ceremony of Rio Paralympics, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 22 hours ago
Attention of the Ministry has been drawn to some media reports suggesting that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has raised serious issues about the kit of the Indian contingent which might threaten their participation in the opening ceremony of the Rio Paralympics, 2016. The Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent in Rio has informed that inspection of uniforms/kits of the participating countries is a routine affair in such mega events. This was done in the case of Paralympics, 2016 as well. After the inspection, IPC made some suggestions to India as well as many oth… more »

M/o Tourism approves projects of Rs. 450 Crore under Swadesh Darshan for Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) for the Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Ministry of Tourism has approved projects to the tune of Rs. 450 Crore for development of Heritage circuit in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu. The Heritage Circuit in state of Madhya Pradesh, covers Gwalior- Orchha- Khajuraho-Chanderi-Bhimbetka-Mandu with total project cost of approximately Rs. 100.00 Crore. The project envisages world class infrastructural development of the sites which includes …more »

President of India’s message on the occasion of Independence Day of Swaziland

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King and people of the Kingdom of Swaziland on the occasion of their Independence Day (September 6, 2016). In a message to His Majesty King Mswati III, the King of Swaziland, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of the 49th Independence Day of the Kingdom of Swaziland. India and Swaziland share warm and friendly relations. Your particip… more »

President of India’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Brazil

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the eve of their Independence Day (September 7, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Michel Temer, the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the President has said, “It gives me immense pleasure to extend warm greetings to the Government and the people of Federative Republic of Brazil on behalf of the Government and people of India as well as on my own behalf on the occasion of your Independence Day. India an…more »

Expansion of India – Chile Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
An agreement on the expansion of India–Chile Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) was signed between India and Chile in a meeting held between Ms. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary and Mr. Andrés Barbé González, Ambassador, Embassy of Chile on 6th September, 2016. A Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and Chile was earlier signed on March 8, 2006 and came into force with effect from August, 2007. In the original PTA concluded in March 2006, India’s offer list to Chile consisted of 178 tariff lines the Margin of Preference (MoP) ranging from 10%-50% at 8-digit level and Ch… more »

Health Ministry launches the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign in the country

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
32 crore persons to be screened across 19 States/UTs In line with the vision of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to eradicate Leprosy from India, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare reviewed the National Leprosy Eradication Programme and pursuant to that, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) in the country on 5th September 2016 across 149 districts of 19 states/UTs. This fortnight-long campaign will cover 1656 blocks/urban areas of these districts and screen a total of 32 crore… more »

First Ever ‘Incredible India Tourism Investment Summit’ being organized by M/O Tourism to attract investors across the globe

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
“Incredible India Tourism Investment Summit (IITIS) – 2016” is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan from September 21 to 23, 2016. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). IITIS is a platform for domestic and international investors to meet project owners from across Indian states and the private sector. Highlights of this summit will be State Presentations encompassing all investible Properties, Session on Why Inve… more »

Health Ministry launches the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign in the country

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
32 crore persons to be screened across 19 States/UTs In line with the vision of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to eradicate Leprosy from India, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare reviewed the National Leprosy Eradication Programme and pursuant to that, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) in the country on 5th September 2016 across 149 districts of 19 states/UTs. This fortnight-long campaign will cover 1656 blocks/urban areas of these districts and screen a total of 32 crore… more »

PM greets people of Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai Juhar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of the agricultural festival Nuakhai Juhar. “Nuakhai Juhar. Greetings to the people of Odisha on this special festival. May this festival bring more prosperity in the lives of farmers”, the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

3 Days “Incredible India Tourism Investment Summit-2016” to begin on 21st Sep, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
IITIS- 2016 is a Platform for Investors Worldwide to Explore Investment Opportunities available within Ambit of India’s Tourism Sector as well as Core Infrastructure- Dr. Mahesh Sharma Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture has said that Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit (IITIS) 2016 is a platform for the investors across the globe to explore investment opportunities available within the ambit of India’s tourism sector as well as core infrastructure. India being one of the fastest growing economies, the landscape of the tourism s… more »

Trial run of cargo vehicles between India and Bangladesh : Paving the way for seamless movement of traffic under BBIN MVA

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
History was written at the Inland Customs Depot in Patparganj in East Delhi today when for the first time a cargo truck from Bangladesh drove in with a Delhi bound consignment, having come seamlessly through customs free borders. The truck of Nazrul Transport Agency and Expo Freight Pvt. Ltd. from Bangladesh was despatched from Dhaka on 27th of August 2016 as part of a trial run under the Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA). Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) signed an agreement on 15th June, 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan to facilitate cross border m…more »

MoS Defence to Attend UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Meeting In London

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre will represent the Government of India at the ‘UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Meeting: London 2016’ on 08 September 2016. This will be the first international meeting, which Dr. Bhamre will be attending after taking over as the Minister of State for Defence. The Minister will speak at the plenary sessions, which will be attended by representatives of more than 100 countries. The sessions would take up issues on Women, Peace and Security, Pre and Post Deployment, Tackling Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and Improving Peace… more »

Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money asks RBI to develop institutional mechanism to track illicit financial flows out of country in light of identified gaps in the regulatory framework.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
Chairman, Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money, appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, in a letter dated 11.08.2016, to Governor, RBI has impressed upon the imperative need to establish the following institutional mechanism for sharing of data with the RBI in its various data bases with the Enforcement Authorities so that the data could be cross checked with other information available with Enforcement Authorities and illicit financial flows could be curbed : *(a) Foreign Exchange Transactions Electronic Reporting System (FET–ERS):––* FET–… more »

GRSE hands over fast attack craft “TIHAYU” to Indian Navy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “TIHAYU” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was handed over to the Indian Navy on 30 Aug 2016. The warship was handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr. Ajay Kashov, at a ceremony held in GRSE. Rear Admiral SR Sarma, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Eastern Naval Command carried out final inspection of the ship prior to acceptance by the Navy. GRSE had earlier built and delivered ten (10) WJFACs to the Indian Navy during 2… more »
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