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Dr Harsh Vardhan launches Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme for strengthening and scaling up ‘Eat Right India’


Newdelhi:16/10/19:“By motivating key players in the system who can reach out to people at large, we can reach out to each and every individual. We have to include every section of the society so that Eat Right India becomes a country wide movement.” Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare said at the function to commemorate World ...

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IFFI 2019 Announces Official Films Selection for Indian Panorama 2019


Newdelhi:14/10/19:The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will witness over 200 best films  from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian panorama section and around 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition. Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, which showcases the best of contemporary Indian Feature and ...

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Finance Minister reviewed the performance of Public Sector Banks


Newdelhi:14/10/19:Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman reviewed the performance of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) here today in a meeting with bank chief executives. Credit and implementation of measures announced to support economic growth were reviewed in-depth.In the review, it was noted that during the first phase of the Customer Outreach Initiative, from 1st to 9th October 2019, PSBs ...

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MoU Also Signed for Integrating Fastag with e-Way Bill System


Newdelhi:14/10/19:Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a conference on ‘One Nation One Tag – FASTag’ in New Delhi today, to roll out the process for having a unified electronic system across the country.  The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Gen. (Retd.) V.K Singh and ministers and ...

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There has been very little misuse of RTI, this shows the maturity of our democracy: Amit Shah


Newdelhi:12/10/19:Union Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah presided over the 14th Annual convention of the Central Information Commission as Chief Guest. Also present was Minister of State for Ministry of Development of North East Region (Independent Charge); Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Departments of Space and Atomic Energy, Dr. ...

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Govt reviews price and availability of tomatoes


Newdelhi:11/10/19:In view of increasing price of tomatoes, government has reviewed their availability and took stock of the rise in prices in some parts of the country including Delhi-NCR region. Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs chaired an inter-ministerial meeting where the representatives of Agriculture Ministry informed that supply has been hit due to incessant rains in Maharashtra and Karnataka and it ...

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Modi & Chinese President meet at Mamallapuram for their second informal summit


Chennai:11/10/19:Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met this evening at the iconic seaside town of Mamallapuram near Chennai for their second informal summit. Prime Minister Modi, clad in Veshti or Dhoti that remains the traditional dress in most parts of South India, welcomed the visiting dignitary near the Arjuna’s Penance where they had a handshake, in a ...

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Union Government approves five per cent hike in dearness allowance


New Delhi:9/10/19: The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019 representing an increase of 5% over the existing rate of 12% of the Basic pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the ...

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Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme completing one year


New Delhi: 1/10/19:With the government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme completing one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said efforts are on to make it foolproof and bring about improvements to serve the people better. He said that according to one estimate, due to demand arising out of the scheme in the next 5-7 years, 11 lakh new jobs ...

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Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia appointed the principal spokesperson of the government


New Delhi:1/10/19: Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia, an Indian Information Service (IIS) officer, was on Monday appointed the principal spokesperson of the government, according to an official order. Dhatwalia, a 1984-batch IIS officer, has been posted as the new principal director general of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the publicity wing of the central government. The officer, who has succeeded Sitanshu Kar, will ...

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