Daily Archives: March 1, 2016

Sports Promotional Schemes for grooming of sportspersons

Talent Search Scheme The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is implementing the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) Scheme under which Rural Sports Competitions are organized at Block, District, State and National levels through the State Governments/Union Territories… Read More »

New Centres of Sports Authority of India

New SAI Centres The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to establish the following new Centres in the country:- • SAI Training Centre (STC) at Uday Pratap Inter College at Varanasi • STC at Vidyadharnagar , Jaipur Rajasthan… Read More »

Railways steps to provide maximum security to passengers

Restructuring of RPF and Policing in Railways Policing on Railways is a State subject and prevention of crime, registration of cases and their investigation in Railway premises as well as on running trains is, therefore, the statutory responsibility of the State Governments, which they discharge through Government Railway Police (GRP). Therefore, the responsibility of detection… Read More »

Distribution of 7 Crore LED Bulbs on Budget Day

EESL Reaches Milestone of Distribution of 7 Crore LED Bulbs on Budget Day Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has distributed over seven crore LED bulbs to the citizens of the country under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). The milestone was achieved on the Budget Day. The scheme, implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL),… Read More »

List of Benefits to Steel Industry from Budget

“2016-17 Central Budget is a budget for villages, farmers, poor, entrepreneurs and youth.” Steel & Mines Minister Minister of Steel & Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has termed the central budget presented in parliament yesterday as a budget for villages, farmers, poor, entrepreneurs and youth. He said that envisaged expenditure on infrastructure and road construction… Read More »

Fingerprints of criminals

Fingerprints of criminals Central Finger Print Bureau (CFPB) under National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has been maintaining a National database of more the 10 lakh ten-digit finger print records of specified categories of criminals. The Government has in-principle agreed to the proposal of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for taking finger print data in the… Read More »

Financial assistance to anti-Sikh riot victims

Financial assistance to anti-Sikh riot victims As per records, 3325 persons killed in the 1984 riots out of which 2733 persons were killed in Delhi. The Ministry vide its letter dated 16.12.2014 sanctioned payment of additional compensation to the Next of Kin of the deceased persons on the following criteria:- (i) In addition to the… Read More »

Govt has no proposal to revive HMT units

HMT units The Government has no proposal to reopen/revive the loss making closed HMT unit in the country particularly, Ranibagh at Nainital. As per the CCEA approval, all the employees of three HMT subsidiary companies namely HMT Watches Ltd., HMT Chinar Watches Ltd., and HMT Bearings Ltd would be offered attractive VRS package on 2007… Read More »

Closure of Loss Making Central Public Sector Enterprises

Closure of Loss Making CPSEs The following Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) are incurring losses regularly over the last three years: (i) Hindustan Cables Ltd; (ii) Hindustan Newsprint Ltd; (iii) Hindustan Papers Ltd; (iv) Hindustan Photo Films & Manufacturing Ltd; (v) HMT (Bearings) Ltd; (vi) HMT (Chinar Watches) Ltd;… Read More »

Companies manufacturing electric / hybrid vehicles in India

Electric Vehicles As per the registrations made by various manufacturers with Department of Heavy Industry, following companies are manufacturing electric and/or hybrid vehicles in the country. i. Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited. ii. Electrotherm (India) Limited. iii. Maruti Suzuki India Limited. iv. Hero Electric Vehicles Private Limited. v. ToyataKirloskar Motor Pvt. Limited. vi. Lohia… Read More »

Govt steps to contain outbreak of Zika Virus

Initiatives to contain outbreak of Zika Virus Technical guidelines and travel advisory were issued and disseminated and also made available on the website of the Ministry. States where Dengue transmission is prevalent, namely Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and UT of Puducherry have been alerted. National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi has been identified as… Read More »

Govt steps for Discouraging Tobacco Consumption by the People

Discouraging Tobacco Consumption by the People Tobacco is the foremost preventable cause of death and disease in the world today. Globally, it kills nearly 6 million people, of which 0.6 million premature deaths can be attributed to exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS). As per the report of Tobacco Control in India (2004), nearly 8-9 lakh… Read More »

18 new AIIMS announced to be set up in India

Opening of new Hospitals   Under different phases of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), total of eighteen new AIIMS have been established/announced as on date. List of States wherein new AIIMS have been established/announced to be set up is given below: List of States, wherein new AIIMS are being established under PMSSY Functional AIIMS… Read More »

Free Diagnostics Scheme

Free Diagnostics Scheme Public health being a State subject, the primary responsibility for providing affordable and quality health services to the population lies with the State Governments. Under the National Health Mission (NHM), States are already being supported for implementing free diagnostics initiative. Guidelines for operationalising the Free Diagnostics Initiative have also been shared with… Read More »

Govt incentives to promote creation of cold chain infrastructure

Wastage of Agro-Products A study conducted by Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana has estimated that annual value of harvest and post-harvest losses of major agricultural produces at national level was of the order of Rs. 92,651 crore based on production data of 2012-13 at 2014 wholesale prices. The Ministry of Food… Read More »

Govt approved the Procedure for Strategic Disinvestment

Government approves the proposal of Department of Investment and Public Asset Management for laying down the Procedure and Mechanism for Strategic Disinvestment of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) The Government of India has approved the proposal of Department of Investment and Public Asset Management for laying down the procedure and mechanism for strategic disinvestment of… Read More »

Total Eclipse of the Sun to Occur on March 9, 2016

Total Eclipse of the Sun to Occur on March 9, 2016, 19 Phalguna, 1937 Saka Era Partial Phase is to be Visible in India A total eclipse of the Sun will occur on March 9, 2016 (19 Phalguna, 1937 Saka Era). From India it will be seen as partial solar eclipse at sunrise. The same… Read More »

Govt approved disinvestment of defence sector CPSEs

Disinvestment of DPSUs Government has approved disinvestment of the following defence sector CPSEs: • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL): 5% paid-up equity of BEL out of Government of India’s shareholding of 75.02 per cent, through Offer for Sale (OFS); • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL); 10% paid-up equity of HAL, through Initial Public Offer (IPO). • Strategic… Read More »

Rafale Fighter Plane Deal with France

Rafale Fighter Plane Deal with France As per the India-France Joint Statement issued by the two countries during the Prime Minister’s visit to France, Government of India conveyed to the Government of France that in view of the critical operational necessity for Multirole Combat Aircraft for Indian Air Force (IAF), Government of India would like… Read More »

Management Training for Retiring Defence Personnel

Management Training for Retiring Defence Personnel Approximately, 55,000 personnel retire annually from the armed forces. Government is providing training to the armed forces personnel before their retirement. The details of training provided by Government to armed forces personnel including Short Service Commissioned officers is as under: DETAILS OF TRAINING COURSES: Officers’ Training: • 24 Weeks… Read More »

100% FDI in Marketing of Food Produced and Manufactured in India

Food Processing Industries Minister Welcomes 100% FDI in Marketing of Food Produced and Manufactured in India Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal thanked the Hon’ble PM and Hon’ble Finance Minister for approving and announcing the policy of 100% FDI in marketing of food products produced and manufactured in India in the General… Read More »

THE INDIRECT TAX DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME 2016

THE INDIRECT TAX DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME  2016 under what chapter of Finance Bill 2016  THE INDIRECT TAX DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME  2016 is covered ? THE INDIRECT TAX DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME, 2016 is covered in CHAPTER XI What is the date of commencements of THE INDIRECT TAX DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME  2016 ? Short title, application and commencements  Section 209. (1)… Read More »

INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME 2016

THE INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME 2016 What is the Chapter of Finance Bill 2016 which cover ” THE INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME 2016 ” ? THE INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME 2016 is covered in Chapter IX of Finance Bill 2016 What is the Scheme Called and what is the date from which it shall come into force ? Section… Read More »

All about KRISHI KALYAN CESS

KRISHI KALYAN CESS What is the Chapter for KRISHI KALYAN CESS under Finance Bill 2016 ? KRISHI KALYAN CESS is levied as per CHAPTER VI of Finance Bill 2016 What is the date of applicability of KRISHI KALYAN CESS ? It shall come into force on the 1st day of June, 2016. What is the rate of KRISHI KALYAN… Read More »

5 lakh women die in India due to unclean cooking fuels

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan hails historic Budget announcement of providing LPG connection to women of BPL families In an unprecedented move for the welfare of poor women particularly in rural areas, the Union Budget 2016 on Monday allocated Rs 2000 Cr to provide LPG connections to 1.5 crore women belonging to the below poverty line (BPL)… Read More »

Visa on Arrival for Japanese nationals

Visa on Arrival for Japanese nationals As announced by the Prime Minister, the Visa on Arrival for Japanese nationals is being launched from tomorrow i.e. 1st March, 2016. This facility will be available at six airports viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad. This facility can be availed for the purposes of business, tourism,… Read More »

Committee set up to consider ST status to six Communities of Assam

Committee set up to consider ST status to six Communities of Assam The Government has set up a Committee headed by Shri Mahesh Kumar Singla, Special Secretary (Internal Security), Ministry of Home Affairs to recommend the modalities for granting of Scheduled Tribe status to six Communities namely Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia and… Read More »

Change in Tariff value of Crude Palm Oil, RBD Palm Oil, Others

Change in Tariff value of Crude Palm Oil, RBD Palm Oil, Others – Palm Oil, Crude Palmolein, RBD Palmolein, Others – Palmolein, Crude Soyabean Oil, Brass Scrap (all grades), Poppy seeds, Areca nuts, Gold and Silver notified In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52… Read More »

Prime Minister statement on Budget 2016-17

PM’s statement on Budget 2016-17 My heartfelt thanks to Finance Minister Sri Arun Jaitley ji for this budget. Our focus is on the villages, poor, farmers, women and the youth. The budget has plans for ambitious schemes to bring in a qualitative change in their lives. This budget presents a comprehensive , time bound action… Read More »

5930 Villages Electrified Till Date Under DDUGJY

5930 Villages Electrified Till Date Under DDUGJY, 305 Villages Electrified Last Week 305 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 22nd to 28th February 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 53 villages belong to Odisha , 48 in Jharkhand, 44 in Arunachal Pradesh,… Read More »