NBCC to float NBFC for financing growing business; presents dividend of Rs.108 cr to Government

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 7 hours ago
Shri Venkaiah Naidu asks NBCC to forge more partnerships with State Governments National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) today presented a Dividend Cheque of Rs.108 cr for 2015-16 to Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu. Complimenting NBCC for sustained increase in turn over and profits over the last few years, Shri Naidu asked the company management to further expand and diversify its business profile by forging partnerships with State Governments and other agencies. He welcomed NBCC’s initiative for setting up a Non-Banking Finance Company. The Minister als… more »

“Social Security is incomplete without Energy Security. Renewable energy is key to Energy Security in the future”, says Shri Piyush Goyal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 7 hours ago
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, addressed a distinguished gathering of Industry stalwarts from Energy sector at a media event, ‘Energy Conclave, 2016 – Securing India’s Green Future’, organized here yesterday. The Minister noted that India has its own developmental imperatives in the near future, hence it cannot shun the use of fossil fuels completely from its energy basket. It is important to strike a balance between the conventional & renewable sources of energy and rapid societal development & environmental concer… more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO on the successful launch of GSAT-18

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 7 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of India’s communication satellite, GSAT-18. “Congratulations to ISRO for successfully launching the communication satellite, GSAT-18. This is another milestone for our space programme”, the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

BRICS U – 17 Football Tournament to begin at Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel is in Goa to be the Chief Guest at the Opening Ceremony of the BRICS U – 17 Football Tournament. A Government of India initiative the BRICS U – 17 Football Tournament will be played among the BRICS countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The tournament will be commencing this afternoon at Goa. Bambolim stadium, Goa will witness two matches every alternate day. The final Match of the tournament is scheduled on 15th October which will be held at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Fatorda. Cou… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee Presents Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the Year-2015

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the “Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskars) for the Year-2015” at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan here today. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism and many dignitaries were present at the award presentation function. The General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi at its meeting held on 20th & 21st April 2016 in Agartala (Tripura) elected one (1) eminent personali… more »

Shri Venkaiah Naidu releases book titled “Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the country was fortunate to have a leader as Prime Minister Narendra Modi who thoroughly knew the challenges before the 21stCentury India. His relentless efforts in the Foreign Policy domain had promoted regional and global cooperation for the common good of humanity. This had positioned India to the central stage of global developments. Shri Naidu mentioned this while delivering his address at the book release function of the book “Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy” here today. Shri Naidu released th… more »

International Buddhist Conclave-2016 opens its sessions in Sarnath Uttar Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The International Buddhist Conclave-2016, which was officially inaugurated on 02nd October, 2016 in New Delhi, opened its sessions in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, the heartland of Buddhist pilgrimage today. The opening session was addressed by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism & Culture. Shri Om Prakash, Tourism Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Tourism Secretary Shri Vinod Zutshi, Shri Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary, UP Tourism and Commissioner Varanasi. H.E. Assoc. Professor Chavanee Tongroach, Vice Minister of Tourism & Sports, Govt. of the K… more »

Shri Gadkari Launches Indian Bridge Management System : Says It is a major step towards ensuring Safety of Bridges

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
A major step was taken towards ensuring safety of bridges in the country, when the Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari formally launched the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) in New Delhi today. IBMS is being developed to create an inventory of all bridges in the country and rate their structural condition so that timely repair and rehabilitation work can be carried out based on the criticality of the structure. Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said that a lack of any data base on bridges in the country has led to a situation where we are n… more »

Two day conference of States Power Ministers to be held in Vadodara, Gujarat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
A two-day conference of Ministers for Power , New & Renewable Energy & Mines of States & Union Territories will be held on 7th& 8thof October in Vadodara, Gujarat. The Conference will be inaugurated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines. The aim of this two-day conference is to review the implementation of various ongoing Schemes/ Programmes & deliberate on a host of issues pertaining to Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines sectors. The conference will be organized on the sidelines of the International Energy Conferenc… more »

Jharkhand becomes first state to launch Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene in four identified districts namely, Chatra, Hazaribagh, Khunti and Jantara from 1st October, 2016. Under the DBTK Scheme, PDS kerosene is being sold at non-subsidised price, and, subsidy, as admissible, is being transferred to consumers directly into their bank accounts. This initiative of the governments is aimed at rationalising subsidy, based on the approach to cut subsidy leakages but not subsidy per se. (October 03, 2016) Courtesy: pib.nic.in

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee attends the 60th founders day celebrations of Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 60th Founders Day Celebrations of Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior as the Chief Guest today (October 3, 2016) at Gwalior. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was happy to be present at the Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya on the occasion of six decades of establishment of the institution. He complimented Shrimati Vijaya Raje Scindia for the vision and courage of establishing an educational institution exclusively for girl children at a time when literacy amongst women in our country hovered around a meagre 10%. He a… more »

Developing and Operating Inland Water Transport Terminal at Kolkata and Patna under PPP Model

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Ministry of Shipping, has identified development and operation of Kolkata Terminal’s GR Jetty -I, GR Jetty-II & BISN and Patna Terminal’s Gaighat & Kalughat on National Waterways -1 i.e. River Ganga under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. After invitation of bids, nine firms have expressed their interest in taking up the project and the work is expected to be awarded by November, 2016. This is the first PPP project undertaken by the IWAI. Under the transactional structure worked out by International Finance Corporation (IFC), t… more »

Government unveils sustainable Urban Development strategy for next 20 years

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
Reducing water and power use by half, renewable energy, public transport, inclusivity key elements *Focus on cities for rapid economic growth while addressing sustainability and climate change issues* *Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu releases ‘India Habitat III-National Report’ ahead of Habitat III meet* *Over 10 lakh houses for urban poor sanctioned in one year; as many as during 9 years of JNNURM, says Minister* The Government today made public the Urban Development strategy for the next 20 years intending to give a big push to use growing urbanization for rapid economic development while at … more »

Indian Telecom Industry ready to share “ Know how” and “Know why with foreign partners-Manoj Sinha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
28 countries from South Asia, South-East Asia, Caribbean, Latin America and Africa are taking part in India Telecom-2016 The Union Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today assured the World that the Government of India will do everything to ensure that Indian Telecom Products and Services become 1st choice of anyone’s telecom needs. Inaugurating the 8th Telecom Export Promotion Council’s Buyer-Seller meet here, he said if one is looking for secure ICT products, they should rely on Indian products and our industry is eager to share “ Know how” and “Know why”. He said that I… more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s speech at the Inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 3 days ago
आज 02 अक्तूबर है, महात्मा गांधी एवं लाल बहादुर शास्त्री इन दो महापुरुषों क पुनःस्मरण लेकिन जब आज प्रवासी भारतीय केन्द्र का लोकार्पण हो रहा है। यह बहुत ही सुसंगत है कि हम इसे 02 अक्तूबर को कर रहे हैं। महात्मा गांधी हिंदुस्तान छोड़कर चले गए थे। लेकिन ये देश की पुकार उन्हें वापस ले आई। और विश्व में पहुंचे हुए किसी भी हिन्दुस्तानी के लिए इस घटना से बड़ी कोई प्रेरणा नहीं हो सकती। और ये एक ऐसी घटना है जो विश्व भर में फैले हुए भारतीय समुदाय को भारत के साथ जुड़ने का अर्थ क्या है। हमारा ये जुड़ाव कैसे इसका एहसास कराता है। सालों तक हम देखते आए हैं एक ही शब्द सुनते आए हैं। के हमारे लोग पढ़ लिख… more »

Public release of 8th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Web Portal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 6 days ago
The 8th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were released online on web portal http://www.netajipapers.gov.in. today by Shri N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. The present batch of 25 files pertains to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), inclusive years 1951-2006. It may be recalled that first lot of 100 files relating to Netaji, after their preliminary conservation treatment and digitization, were put in the public domain by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 23 January 2016, on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary of Netaj… more »

India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue Toronto, Canada

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 6 days ago
The third India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue was held on 29-09-2016 between the Commerce and Industry Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman and the Trade Minister of Canada Ms Chrystia Freeland at Toronto. The discussion covered outstanding trade and investment related issues and among other things, focussed on expanding bilateral trade, having more B 2 B interface with constitution of CEO Forum by Canada and regular interaction between the CEOs on both sides and also expediting the free trade and investment negotiations which are underway. This was the first high level meet led by … more »

PM Narendra Modi congratulates the participants of cleanliness related activities

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 week ago
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated the participants of cleanliness related activities. The Prime Minister has also invited from public the pictures and videos of cleanliness initiatives. “In the run up to 2nd October, I am seeing lot of enthusiasm towards cleanliness related activities. Congrats to all those taking part in them. Share pictures or a video of your cleanliness initiatives on the App. Will share some of them on social media”, the Prime Minister said. (28 September, 2016) Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 week ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations last year on 12th December 2015 and India signed the Paris Agreement in New York early this year on 22nd April 2016. A total of 191 countries have signed to the Paris Agreement so far. As per the provisions of the Paris Agreement, the treaty will come into force as and when 55 countries contributing to 55 % of total global emission ratify the agreement. S… more »

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 week ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015-16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore. Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace. The payment of this Bonus to eligible Ra… more »
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