Funds Allocated by OIDB

The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply yesterday that as per the Oil Industry (Development) Act 1974, OIDB gives grants and loans for exploration/production of mineral oil, refining, processing, transportation, storage, handling and marketing of mineral oil, production… Read More

MoC Signed by ONGC


The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply  that Oil and natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and Pan-IIT has signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) on 19th January, 2015 at New Delhi to work towards a collective R&D Programme for developing indigenous technologies… Read More

Global Economy and Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth at G-20

“Once again the global economic situation requires ambitious policy reforms and international coordination. The growth in some advanced countries has not improved as much as we had anticipated. Emerging market economies face a high risk of negative spill-overs from un-conventional monetary policy actions of advanced economies. The uncertainties… Read More

Ministries of Railways, Coal & Odisha Government Signs an MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) has been signed among Ministry of Railways (MoR), Ministry of Coal (MoC) and Government of Odisha (GoO) for development of rail infrastructure for evacuation of coal through formation of a Joint Venture (JV) to undertake project development, financing and implementation of identified projects here today.. MoR,… Read More

Iron Ore Mines for Steel PSUs

In a PSU news update; There are two steel producing Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) namely, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) under the Ministry of Steel.  SAIL is operating nine iron ore mines and seven flux mines (Limestone and Dolomite) and four coal mines in the States of Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh,… Read More

Orders on Steel Quality Control


The Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Orders, 2012 have been implemented for 15 steel products, having direct bearing on safety and security of human beings and infrastructure. As per the laid down procedure, all the steel production units are required to have requisite infrastructure so as to obtain license from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS),… Read More

Prime Minister lays the foundation stone of Dr. Ambedkar International Centre

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Dr. Ambedkar International Centre here today in the presence of Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment and Chairman, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Shri Krishan Pal and Shri Shri Vijay Sampla, Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.  Paying homage… Read More

MoU with NMDC

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been finalized as between National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and Ministry of Steel; per the guidelines of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) which emphasizes continuous growth/sustainability of activities of NMDC compared to the previous years. The Major Parameters envisaged in the MoU 2015-16… Read More

The Government has taken steps to increase Tourist Arrivals into the country

As per the 2nd Tourism Satellite Account of India (TSA) 2009-10 and subsequent estimation, the contribution of tourism to total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 were 6.76% and 6.88% respectively.  The steps taken by the Ministry of Tourism to increase the arrival of tourists to India are:-

(1) Launch of Tourist e-Visa for… Read More

World Bank Assistance for Buddhist Circuit in India

The Union Ministry of Tourism, the Departments of Tourism of the Governments of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)had entered into an agreement in October 2013 to cooperate in upgrading the quality of services and goods provided for tourists along the “Buddhist Circuit” in India.  The project has been … Read More

Buddhist circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism

The Union Ministry of Tourism has proposed to develop Buddhist Circuit under its newly launched Scheme SWADESH DARSHAN. Places identified for development under the said circuit are Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Vaishali in Bihar and Kapilavastu, Sarnath, Sravasti, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.  This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Tourism… Read More