Tag Archives: Pranab Mukherjee

Bharat Ratna 2019 | Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika & Nanaji Deshmukh

Bharat Ratna 2019

The Centre conferred former President Pranab Mukherjee the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award. Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer and musician Bhupen Hazarika have also been awarded posthumously.

Mukherjee said he accepted the honour with “deep sense of humility and gratitude”. “ I have always said and I repeat,… Read More

GST | Great Instrument to Help Poor move up the Ladder

Prakash Chawla

A short and crisp video unveiled by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the launch of the Goods and Services Tax  in the majestic Central Hall of Parliament  captured the clear objective  behind country’s most important tax reform till date. Unlike what economists and other commentators have been telling us as … Read More

101 IAS Officers get confirmations | 2014 Batch

New elected  President Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Meanwhile, outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, in one of his last orders, confirmed 101 IAS officers of 2014 batch. “In exercise of the powers conferred by rule 3-A of the Indian Administrative Service (Probation) Rules, 1954, the President is pleased to confirm, the following members of the Indian Administrative… Read More

Government notification for roll out of GST from Saturday

Arun Jaitley

Government has notified roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1st of next month, the GST will subsume a host of indirect levies like excise, service tax and VAT.A special programme will be held in Central Hall of Parliament midnight for the launch of new indirect tax regime. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister … Read More

President pitches for more investment in health sector

Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee lamented the lack of healthcare infrastructure and personnel in the country, particularly in the rural area. After laying the foundation stone for a super speciality hospital in Udupi in Karnataka, Mr. Mukherjee said creating better health infrastructure through investments has helped cure many diseases, but there remains… Read More

President to inaugurate Green Line of Bengaluru Metro

The President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the Green Line of Metro Rail from Mantri Square Sampige Road Station to Yelachanahalli Metro Station in Bengaluru. The President will also dedicate Phase – 1 of Namma Metro to the Nation at Banquet Hall, Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat. AIR correspondent reports that with the opening of the Green… Read More

IIEST creates India’s 1st Smart Grid Project

The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy.

The project will soon be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, IIEST Director Prof Ajoy Kumar Roy .”The smart grid will be synchronised to generate… Read More

Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 Nurses

The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nurses from across the country on the occasion of International Nurses Day at the Rashrapati Bhavan, here, in the presence of Shri J P Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare.

The President congratulated the award winners and said that nurses in India are at the… Read More

Justice for Nirbhaya: SC upholds death sentence to 4 convicts

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the earlier order of death sentence to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. Justice Dipak Misra observed in its order that it’s a story of ‘some different world’. “Taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committed by the convicts, we are upholding the … Read More

President to present 64th National Film Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee will present the 64th National Film Awards in New Delhi. Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore will also be present on the occasion.

The Awards had been announced Last month. Akshay Kumar has been chosen for the Best Actor Award for Hindi Movie Rustom. Surabhi has been named as the… Read More

PM holds delegation-level talks with Cyprus President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding delegation level talks with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The two leaders are schedule to discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations.

Earlier, in the morning Mr Anastasiades was accorded ceremonial reception at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Mr. Anastasiades… Read More