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Navika Sagar Parikrama - INSV Tarini departs from Lyttelton

The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Lyttelton this morning (12 December 2017) for its onward journey to Port Stanley (Falklands).

DOPT trying best to clear backlog of promotions: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is trying its best to clear the backlog of promotions which had accumulated for several years.

Wrong perceptions about Parliament's functioning not good; It works 24 X 7, asserts Vice- President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today suggested a 10 point charter to ensure effective functioning of legislatures in the country, so that peoples respect for the democratic institution can be sustained.

Repayment of 6.25% Government Stock 2018

The outstanding balance of 6.25% Government Stock 2018 is repayable at par on January 02, 2018. No interest will accrue there on from January 02, 2018. In the event of a holiday being declared on January 02, 2018 by any State Government under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, the Loan/s will be repaid by the paying offices in that State on the previous working day.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley holds his 6th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with Stakeholders from IT (Hardware &Software) Group;Highlights the steps taken by the present Government to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing;

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley said that to promote indigenous manufacturing of electronic goods, many steps have been taken by the present Government in last three years including rationalization of the tariff structure with extension of differential excise duty dispensation on specified electronic equipments and withdrawal of duty exemption etc. The Finance Minister said that in the Union Budget 2017-18

Inauguration of Online Examination Web Portal of Indian Air Force by Hon'ble RRM

Today morning Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Subhash Bhamre inaugurated the online examination web portal of Indian Air Force at Air HQ (VB). Speaking on the occasion he congratulated the IAF for contributing towards the vision of 'Digital India' of the Prime Minister.

International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices: IWPSD 2017

Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), a premier semiconductor research laboratory of DRDO is organising the 19th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD 2017) jointly with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in association with Society for Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Society (India) and Society for Information Display. Chairman ISRO and Secretary Department of Space Dr. AS Kiran Kumar will formally inaugurate the event on 12 December 2017 at IIT Delhi in presence of Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr. S Christopher.

MoRTH reviews progress of India-Nepal Road Connectivity Projects

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways held a meeting last week to review the progress of the India-Nepal road connectivity projects. The following is the status of the various projects :

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley holds his 5th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the leading Economists;

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley said that despite subdued global economic growth, India's growth remains impressive and one of the best in the world during the last three years.

Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad launches first NIC CERT

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology inaugurated the "NIC-CERT", a setup of National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on 11thDecember 2017.

WCD Ministry launches logo and tagline contest for 'National Nutrition Mission' with Rs 1 lakh prize money

The Ministry of Women & Child Development has launched a contest inviting creative minds to design a logo and suggest a tagline for its prestigious 'National Nutrition Mission'

Shri J P Nadda launches new initiatives on Universal Health Coverage Day, 2017

We are committed to advancing the agenda of Universal Health Coverage in the country, and have rolled out various initiatives to meet this aim. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at a function to observe Universal Health Coverage Day, 2017, here today.

Visit of Chief of the Air Staff to Sri Lanka

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff is on an official visit to Sri Lanka from 11-14 Dec 17, to deliberate on matters of mutual interest related to regional security.

Outcome of seminars and conferences should be visible on the ground says Gadkari

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that deliberations and outcome of seminars and conferences should be visible on the ground and benefit the farmers and common man.

Foreign Ministers of Russia and China call on President Kovind

Mr Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and Mr Wang Yi, the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (December 11, 2017).

Fact Sheet on 2nd Phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule of Assembly Elections in Gujarat on 25th October, 2017. Out of the total 182 Assembly Constituencies (ACs) in Gujarat, polling would be held in 93 ACs in the 2nd phase on 14th December 2017, from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Justice has and must continue to remain first principle of social and political Institutions: Vice President

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Justice has and must continue to remain the first principle of social and political institutions. He was addressing the Human Rights Day, here today. The Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, Shri Justice H.L. Dattu and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Prof. Swaminathan was a transformative leader who has inspired many scientists: Vice President

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Prof. M.S. Swaminathan transformative leader who has inspired many scientists to focus on the problem of Indian agriculture. He was addressing the gathering after conferring 'Yeraringan' Award to Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, in Chennai today. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

OP Sahayam

'OP Sahayam' of Southern Naval Command persisted for the eleventh day on 09 Dec 17 over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands. Nine ships and all available aircraft have continued the search operations. Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8I searched over entire Maldives. Fishing community had estimated few vessels to be stranded in the islands

Subramanya Bharathi wanted India to break narrow domestic walls: Vice President

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Subramanya Bharathi, like Guru Dev Rabindranath Tagore, wanted India to break the narrow domestic walls. He was addressing the gathering at the Birthday Celebrations of great national poet Subramanya Bharathi, in Chennai today. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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