Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

TRAI recommends allowing mobile, Internet services during air travel


Telecom Regulatory Authority of India recommended allowing mobile and Internet services for passengers during air travel in the country through both satellite and terrestrial network. In its recommendation, the authority said, Internet and Mobile Communication on Aircraft service should be permitted as In-Flight Connectivity in the Indian airspace.… Read More

Home Minister launches Bharat Ke Veer anthem

Home Minister

Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched Bharat Ke Veer anthem and a short film on India’s bravehearts. Speaking on the occasion in New Delhi, Mr. Singh appealed to the people to contribute in Bharat Ke Veer initiative and support the families of martyred soldier.

He said the people of this country have pledged their support to initiative in large numbers. The… Read More

ONGC to acquire government stake in HPCL for 36,915 Cr


State-owned ONGC said it will acquire the government’s entire 51.11 per cent stake in HPCL for Rs 36,915 crore.ONGC will pay the government Rs 473.97 per share, a premium of over 10 per cent of the 60-days weighted average of HPCL’s scrip.

In a stock exchange filing, ONGC said “shares will be acquired against cash” and the transaction… Read More

4th India International Science Festival to be held in Lucknow

Fourth India International Science Festival to be held in Lucknow

The fourth edition of the India International Science Festival will be held in Lucknow.  The exact dates and other details will be decided later.   The decision to hold the Festival in Lucknow was taken at the first preparatory meeting for the 4th India International Science Festival (IISF) chaired by Union Minister for Science & Technology, Environment,… Read More

Amit Shah to launch Yuva Udghosh programme in Varanasi

Yuva Udghosh programme

BJP chief Amit Shah will launch the “Yuva Udghosh programme” here tomorrow and address nearly 17,000 youths at the sports ground of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth.The programme focuses on enrolling youths, aged above 17, who will eligible for voting in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP president Mahendra Nath… Read More

NDRF trains over 55 lakh people for emergencies


The NDRF has trained over 55 lakh people across the country in order to better prepare the population against man-made or natural emergencies and build better preparedness against disasters.

The force had rescued 4,000 human lives in several operations in 2017, NDRF Director General (DG) Sanjay Kumar said on the occasion of the forces’ 13th Raising… Read More

Rajni Hasija appointed Director- Tourism & Marketing | IRCTC

Rajni Hasija IRCTC

Ms Rajni Hasija presently Group General Manager, Indian Railways Traffic Service, Ministry of Railways, PESB has been recommended the for the post of Director (Tourism & Marketing), Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Ms Rajni Hasija the very best.… Read More

Government announces name of nine more smart cities

Speaking at the interactive session on “Nourishing the Food System” at the India Economic Summit 2017 organized by the World Economic Forum and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 5 October in New Delhi, Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries, stressed on the importance of technological innovations in the food industry. “Technological innovations play a very important role in addressing key issues like ensuring that there is less wastage, better hygienic food availability, addressing farmers’ distress and creating more jobs,” she said. The Minister outlined the Government’s recent technological initiatives like eNAM, or electronic agricultural market, and special Soil Health card schemes for farmers. She noted that Industry needs to partner with farmers in bringing latest technology to improve farm productivity. Mr N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, said that India’s massive food wastage can be avoided if innovative agri technologies can be brought to farmers. On the question of developing incentives for all stakeholders, he said that both the State government and the Central Government will have to offer incentives to the corporate sector as well as work in tandem in PPP mode so that new technologies can be brought to farmers to improve farm productivity and also increase farmers’ income. Mr. Amit Mehra, Founder, Reuters Market Light said the biggest challenge for a start-up in this space is to have a sustainable business model for the long term as the end customers are small farmers. “To get the farmers to try even one new service is a big barrier. The Government needs to create awareness about new products and also incentivize the private sector to offer these," he suggested. Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India, talked about Nestle’s renewed focus on wellness food and food enriched with nutrition and health-benefits. The recently launched Nestle Food Safety Institute in Manesar will conduct training programmes on food safety management systems, testing methods and regulatory standards, he said. Mr. Jai Shroff, Global Chief Executive Officer, UPL said that while there are technologies available for increasing farm productivity, there are no technologies available for increasing farmers’ income and that can only be done by helping farmers connect with the right value chains.

Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced the name of nine more smart cities, taking the total to 99. Silvassa in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has topped the list of winning cities in this round of competition.

The other cities include Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Union Territory of Daman and Diu, Biharsharif in Bihar, Bareilly, Saharanpur… Read More

Anandiben Patel to be next MP Governor

Anandiben Patel

Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel will be the next Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Rashtrapati Bhavan announced her appointment in a tweet yesterday evening. Currently, Gujarat Governor OP Kohli is holding the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh Governor.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Smt Anandiben Patel the very best.

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Sudeep Lakhtakia IPS appointed DG | National Security Guard

Sudeep Lakhtakia IPS

Shri Sudeep Lakhtakia IPS (Telagana 1984) presently Special DG, CRPF  has been appointed as Director General, National Security Guard (NSG) for a period upto the date of his superannuation i.e 31.07.2019 vice Shri Sudhir Pratap Singh IPS(Rajasthan 1983).

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Sudeep Lakhtakia the very best.

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Government allows import of non-standard steel via two more ports


The commerce ministry has allowed imports of non-standard steel products through Nhava Sheva, Mumbai and ICD-Tughlakabad in the national capital.Earlier, import of these non-prime products called as seconds or defectives were not permitted through these ports.

“Imports of seconds/defectives of steel items…shall be allowed also through… Read More