Category Archives: State

SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism begins in New Delhi


India is hosting the second Meeting of the High Level Group of Eminent Experts to strengthen the SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism from September 22-23, 2016 in New Delhi.

Meeting of a High Level Group of Eminent Experts to strengthen the SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism was recommended by the SAARC Ministerial Declaration on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism… Read More

Harsh Vardhan Congratulates CSIR-CEERI on Development ‘Ksheer Tester’


“The Ksheer Tester will empower the common man with a technology to tackle a national level health hazard due to adulteration in milk”, said Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. The Minister was addressing the media on the occasion of the 64th Foundation Day Celebrations of Central Electronics Engineering ResearchRead More

Re-engineer the skill eco-system to train 21st century ready workforce to meet evolving economic realities


A bright spot in today’s otherwise subdued global economy, India symbolises a remarkable growth story for the world. ‘Skill India’ is one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship initiatives aimed at sustaining this growth story and make India the world economic leader. FICCI and KPMG in India together launched a white paper titled ‘Reengineering the … Read More

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Samoa


The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing and ratification of Agreement between India and Samoa for the exchange of information with respect to Taxes.

The Agreement will stimulate the flow of exchange of information between India and Samoa for tax purposes which will help curb tax evasion… Read More

Push for Aquaculture as India targets marine products worth $5.6 bn in 2016-17


Marine product exports from India are projected to increase nearly 20% to USD 5.6 billion in 2016-17, particularly with strides in aquaculture diversification, quality control, value addition and improved production infrastructure— all of which will be demonstrated at the upcoming biennial India International Seafood Show (IISS) in Vishakhapatnam.… Read More

NRDC Inks MOA with NTPC Ltd for “Commercializing IPRs & Technology”


National Research Development Corporation, an Enterprise of Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi (NRDC) has entered into Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with NTPC Ltd on 21st September 2016, for marketing the inventions/innovations, patents, formulations, know-how/processes… Read More

Cabinet approves raising Extra Budgetary Resources to infrastructure spending


The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for raising a total of Rs. 31,300 crore in the financial year 2016-17 and to service the principal and interest against the Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) of Rs. 16,300 crore by Government of India to augment infrastructure spending.

Out of the EBR of Rs.31,300… Read More

Government Approves 3 Proposals of FDI


Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its 239thmeeting held on 30th August 2016, the Government of India has approved three FDI proposals as per details enclosed.

The following three (03) proposals have been approved:

S. No Item No Name of the applicant Gist of the proposal Sector FDI (Rs.  crore)
1 1 Dr. Willmar Schwabe
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Merger of Railway Budget with the General Budget


The Union Cabinet has approved the proposals of Ministry of Finance on certain landmark budgetary reforms relating to (i) the merger of Railway budget with the General budget, (ii) the advancement of the date of Budget presentation from the last day of February to the 1st of February and (iii) the merger of the Plan and the Non-Plan classification in the Budget… Read More

MHA sanctions additional 10,000 SPOs for J&K


Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sanctioned the engagement of additional 10,000 Special Police Officers (SPOs) in the Police Department of Jammu and Kashmir.

The orders have been implemented with immediate effect and the additional numbers is over and above the existing strength of the SPOs. The additional SPOs will be utilized especially for the… Read More

India-Brazil Agree to Promote South-South Cooperation


The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan held a meeting with the Brazilian Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Shri Blairo Maggi. Both the Ministers discussed on various issue related to Agriculture, Livestock and Trade during the interaction. Shri Blairo Maggi is visiting India for the BRICS Agriculture Ministers… Read More