Daily Archives: March 15, 2016

Now Government Observers for various Sports Disciplines

Sports Ministry revises Guidelines for Appointment of Government Observers for various Sports Disciplines With the objective of promotion of sports in the country, the Government of India has revised the guidelines for appointment of Government Observers for various sports disciplines. The Government Observers will keep the government informed about fair play in the selection of… Read More »

Indian Railways Launches 4 Services

Indian Railways Launches Four Services/Initiatives To Ensure Passenger Comfort and to Strengthen Its System Indian Railways E-Catering Service extended from existing 45 Major Stations to 408 Designated Stations E-Ticketing For Accredited Journalist On Concessional Passes  launched We Have To Meet Passengers Needs :  Suresh Prabhu E-Governance Will Bring Impartiality In The Functioning Of Indian Railways… Read More »

Chairperson of Law Commission of India Appointed

Dr. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, appointed as chairperson of the Law Commission of India Government has appointed Dr. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, retired Judge, Supreme Court of India, as Chairperson, 21st Law Commission w.e.f. afternoon of today (15th March, 2016). He will remain on this post upto 31st August, 2018. Apart from this, Mr. Justice… Read More »

Govt cleared proposal for New AIIMS

Establishment of New AIIMS  The Government has cleared the proposal to establish three new AIIMS, at Mangalagiri near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh at the cost of Rs. 1618 crore, Nagpur in Maharashtra at the cost of Rs 1577 crore and Kalyani in West Bengal at the cost of Rs 1754 crore under PradhanMantriSwasthyaSurakshaYojana(PMSSY), involving a… Read More »

Govt steps to curb smoking

Impact of Passive Smoking on Children As per Global Youth Tobacco Survey, a school-based survey of students in grades 8, 9, and 10 conducted in 2009, one in five students live in homes where others smoke, and more than one-third of the students are exposed to smoke around others outside of the home; one-quarter of… Read More »

Govt steps to reduce Air Pollution

Air Pollution The Government has notified National Ambient Air Quality Standards envisaging 12 pollutants to control air pollution under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. These norms have been formulated to adopt uniform methodology for measurement of air pollutants with the help of network of 612 monitoring stations set up across the country. The Government has… Read More »

Govt signs Agreement on Pollution Abatement

Agreement on Pollution Abatement The Government of India has signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in January, 2016 for a project of ‘Pollution abatement of river Mula-Mutha at Pune under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP)’. JICA is providing a soft loan of 19,064 million Japanese Yen to Government of India for… Read More »

Govt steps to reduce Water Pollution

Water Pollution The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) / Pollution Control Committees(PPCs) is monitoring the quality of water bodies at 2500 locations across the country under National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWQMP) which indicate that organic pollution is the predominant cause of water pollution. Based on the… Read More »

Monetary allowance for Gallantry Awards to soldiers

Gallantry Awards for Exemplary Courage Details of gallantry awards conferred to soldiers for the gallantry during war and peace time and the monetary allowance provided by the Government of India for these awards are as under:- Sl. No. Gallantry Awards Monetary Allowance (Per Month) 1. Param Vir Chakra Rs.10,000/- 2. Ashoka Chakra Rs.6,000/- 3. Mahavir… Read More »

Building of War Memorial in Delhi

Building of War Memorial in Delhi The process has started. The Cabinet in its meeting held on 7th October 2015 has approved the proposal for construction of National War Memorial at ‘C’ Hexagon of India Gate and the National War Museum either at Princess Park Complex in Delhi or any other suitable site in the… Read More »

CSR Activities by Corporate Houses

CSR Activities by Corporate Houses Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provision of the Companies Act, 2013 came into force from 1st April, 2014. The year 2014-15 was the first year of implementation of CSR by companies under the legislation. During this year, a total of 460 listed companies which have placed annual CSR returns on their… Read More »

TRAI releases consultation paper on “Issues related to Radio Audience Measurement and ratings in India”

TRAI releases consultation paper on “Issues related to Radio Audience Measurement and ratings in India” The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today released a consultation paper on “Issues related to Radio Audience Measurement and ratings in India”. The importance of a credible, transparent and representative radio audience measurement system for generation and publication… Read More »

India’s Foreign Trade (Merchandise) February 2016

India’s Foreign Trade (Merchandise): February, 2016 MERCHANDISE TRADE   EXPORTS (including re-exports) Exports during February, 2016 were valued at US$ 20738.60 million (Rs. 141515.41crore) which was 5.66 per cent lower in Dollar terms (3.77 per cent higher in Rupee terms) than the level of US$ 21983.43 million (Rs. 136379.94crore) during February, 2015. Cumulative value of exports for… Read More »

Fertilizer companies required to print MRP & subsidy on each bag

Fertilizer companies are required to print the MRP and available subsidy on each bag of P&K fertilizers.   The Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers  Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha  today in reply to an Unstarred Question  that  the existing mechanism put in place to monitor the prices of P&K fertilizers… Read More »