Daily Archives: March 9, 2016

Indian Govt steps for safety and security of tourists

By | March 9, 2016

Cases of Violence Against Foreign Tourists                         The Ministry of Tourism does not compile the data regarding crime against foreign or domestic tourists.  However, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs has started collecting data on crime against foreign tourists since 2014. Hence data on crime against foreign tourist prior to 2014… Read More »

New Dedicated Freight Corridors of Indian Railways

By | March 9, 2016

New Dedicated Freight Corridors of Indian Railways Apart from Eastern(Ludhiana to Dankuni) and Western (Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Dadri) Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) currently under implementation, in Budget Speech 2016-2017, it is proposed to take up the following freight corridors:-(i) East-West Corridor (2328 kms) (Kolkata-Mumbai); (ii) North-South Corridor(2343 km) (Delhi-Chennai); and (iii) East Coast Corridor… Read More »

State-wise details of the geological heritage sites

By | March 9, 2016

Geo-Heritage Sites   Geological Survey of India (GSI) declares geo-heritage sites/ national geological monuments for protection and maintenance. The State-wise details are given in Annexure. GSI or the respective State governments take necessary measures to protect these sites. There is no proposal pending with UNSECO for declaration of geo-heritage sites. Annexure  State-wise details of the… Read More »

New Route for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

By | March 9, 2016

New Route for Mansarovar Ministry of External Affairs organizes the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra in cooperation with the State Governments of Uttarakhand, Delhi, and Sikkim along with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (KMVN), and Sikkim Tourism Development Cooperation (STDC) make logistical arrangements including accommodation, food, and transport on the Indian side… Read More »

8 Regions announced as National Investment & Manufacturing Zones

By | March 9, 2016

Identification of States that will Lead NIMZ Project   Eight Investment Regions along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project have been announced as NIMZs:- i. Ahmedabad-Dholera Investment Region, Gujarat ii. Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Park city near Aurangabad, Maharashtra iii.  Manesar-Bawal Investment Region, Haryana iv. Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment Region, Rajasthan v. Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow Investment Region, Madhya Pradesh vi .Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad… Read More »

Govt steps for bringing investments in India

By | March 9, 2016

Investment Commitmentsunder ‘Make In India’progamme             The investment commitments, through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows after launch of ‘Make in India’ Initiative in September, 2014 has been worked out as USD 45,682 million for the period between October 2014 – December 2015 (15 months after Make in India initiative launch).             The Government is… Read More »

Going Slow on Future Liberalisation Commitments Under WTO

By | March 9, 2016

Going Slow on Future Liberalisation Commitments Under WTO The outcomes in the area of agriculture in the Nairobi MinisterialConference are results of the demands of developing countries including India. Among these, the Decision on Public Stockholding for Food Security Purposes and a Special Safeguard Mechanism for the developing countries acknowledge the special requirements of the… Read More »

Govt notified maximum sale price of cotton seed for FY 2016-17

By | March 9, 2016

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE (Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 8th March, 2016 S.O. 686(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (1) of clause 5 of the Cotton Seed Price (Control) Order, 2015, the Central Government, after consultation with the Committee referred to in sub-clause (2) of… Read More »

RBI cancels Certificate of Registration of 4 NBFCs

By | March 9, 2016

RBI cancels Certificate of Registration of 4 NBFCs Source :Reserve Bank of India The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the certificate of registration of the following four non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in exercise of the powers conferred on it under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Sr. No.… Read More »

623 Nehru Yuva Kendras in India

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Nehru Yuva Kendras The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that there are 623 District Level Kendras of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) in the country including 86 Kendras in the North-East States as per the State-wise and District- wise details of the Kendras is given… Read More »

Shram Suvidha Portal key features

By | March 9, 2016

Shram Suvidha Portal Deen Dayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram Link to “Shram Suvidha” Portal  The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that Deen Dayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram was held on 16th October, 2014 where a series on initiatives were announced / started by the Ministry… Read More »

Human resource requirement in next 6 years in 24 Sectors

By | March 9, 2016

Sectoral Skill Gaps The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is building research base in the skills domain and has commissioned several district level and sector level skill gap studies. As… Read More »

Fraudulent Recruitment Agencies

By | March 9, 2016

Fraudulent Recruitment Agencies In a Statement is laid on the table of the Lok Sabha today the Minister for external affairs Shrimati Sushma Swaraj informed the house that as per information made available to this Ministry by the Indian Missions / Posts in ten Middle East countries, including six GCC countries, there is no general… Read More »

DBT Scheme for Kerosene

By | March 9, 2016

DBT Scheme for Kerosene The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that Government has announced implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene w.e.f. 01.04.2016 in 33 districts identified by 9 State Governments namely, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya… Read More »

Identification of Cities for City Gas Distribution Projects

By | March 9, 2016

Identification of Cities for City Gas Distribution Projects              The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that in year 2007, Government has established Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) under the PNGRB Act 2006.  Under the Act, PNGRB grant… Read More »

Video conferencing of David Headley

By | March 9, 2016

Video conferencing of David Headley David Coleman Headley, an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, on being produced before the Competent Court on 10.12.2015, through VTC from USA, had expressed a desire to become approver in the said case, provided he is granted pardon by the Court. The Court of competent jurisdiction in Mumbai… Read More »

Heritage sites under Archaeological Survey of India

By | March 9, 2016

Heritage sites under Archaeological Survey of India Mandate of the Archaeological Survey of India covers conservation, preservation and maintenance of all centrally protected monuments/archaeological sites under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 including 506 in Karnataka.  Funds earmarked for this purpose are utilized for preservation and upkeep including development of site.… Read More »

Govt Schemes for promoting spirit of Culture among Citizens

By | March 9, 2016

Schemes of Ministry of Culture for propagating and promoting spirit of Culture among Citizens Special policy for Conservation and Promotion of Culture The mandate of the Ministry of Culture is to preserve, promote and protect the rich tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the country which it fulfills through its attached, subordinate and autonomous organizations. … Read More »

Indian Antiquities stolen and sold in Foreign Countries

By | March 9, 2016

Indian Antiquities stolen and sold in Foreign Countries Total 101 Antiquities have been stolen from Centrally Protected Monument since 2000. Central Bureau of Investigation has registered one case in connection with Indian antiquities stolen and sold in foreign countries from 2000 to 2016. Further, as per information received from Idol Wing of Tamil Nadu Police,… Read More »

Setting up of Centres of National School of Drama

By | March 9, 2016

Setting up of Centres of National School of Drama On the basis of the recommendations made by the Broad Based Committee for opening up of 5 regional centres across the country, NSD Society proposed to establish 5 regional centres one each at Kolkata, Mumbai/Goa, J&K, North-East beside upgrading the existing Regional Resource Centre (RRC), Bengaluru… Read More »

Key features of Bureau of Indian Standards Bill 2016

By | March 9, 2016

Standards certification for products and services concerning health, safety, and environment to be made mandatory New BIS Bill provides compensation to the consumers if the goods and services do not conform to the standards Self-declaration of conformity of the Standards introduced along with stringent penalty provisions for violation for ease of doing business Bureau of… Read More »

use of Space technology by various Ministries

By | March 9, 2016

Good Governance A one day National Meet on “Promoting Space Technology based tools and Applications in Governance & Development” was organized on September 07, 2015 in New Delhi with the participation of Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments. Secretaries of 58 Ministries/ Departments have presented the action plans jointly prepared with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)… Read More »

Space technology for public welfare

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Space technology for public welfare In India, space technology is being primarily used as a tool to enable variety of public services by various Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments, Public & Private enterprises. A few of such public services include – (i) Television, Direct-To-Home (DTH) & Radio broadcasting, (ii) Telecommunication, (iii) Weather forecasting and Disaster early… Read More »

Aims of PM’s visits abroad

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Aims of PM’s visits abroad The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s recent visits to France, Russia and Japan were aimed to bring in socio-economic and scientific development particularly in the field of atomic energy. The details are as under: France : During the visit of Prime Minister to France in April 2015, Nuclear Power Corporation… Read More »