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Grant-in-aid amounting to Rs. 13,385.70 crore released to Rural Local Bodies

Newdelhi:31/8/21:The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has on Monday released an amount of Rs. 13,385.70 crore to 25 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies.  This Grant-in-aid is the 1st installment of Tied grants of the year 2021-22.  The grants have been released as per the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission. Tied grants are released to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) for improving two critical services ...

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches nutritious ‘Laddu Distribution Scheme’ for pregnant women

Gandhinagar:30/8/21:Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah launched nutritious a ‘Laddu Distribution Scheme’ for pregnant women in his Parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar today. On this occasion, Shri Amit Shah said that today is the festival of Janmashtami and on this day, 5,100 years ago, Lord Krishna was born. He said that Lord Krishna was born at a time when the country needed ...

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All efforts being made to upgrade national security system to deal with challenges emerging due to modern technology

Newdelhi:30/8/21;Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh delivered a lecture on ‘National Security’ as part of late Balramji Das Tandon lecture series through video conferencing on August 30, 2021. The Raksha Mantri defined national security as a strong belief to remain vigilant and prepared to deal with every threat &challenge that endangers the existence, development, and interests of the Nation, stressing that ...

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Vice President asks DRDO scientists to intensify research to combat any pandemic threat in the future

Newdelhi:30/8/21:The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today commended the contribution of scientists and frontline workers from DIPAS (Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences), a DRDO lab, in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and advised them to intensify their research to effectively combat any such pandemic in the future. Around 25 scientists and technicians from DIPAS were invited to ...

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PM dedicates renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak to the nation

Newdelhi:28/8/21:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak to the nation through video conference. During the event, he also inaugurated the Museum Galleries at the Smarak. The event showcased the multiple development initiatives taken by the government to upgrade the complex. The Prime Minister bowed to the brave land of Punjab and to the holy ...

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Centre extended the existing Covid-19 enforcement of containment measures till September 30

New Delhi: 28/8/21:The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday extended the existing Covid-19 enforcement of containment measures till September 30 and asked the state governments and union territory administrations to strictly follow the earlier directions issued by the MHA and Union Health & Family welfare. In an order issued by the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla Saturday, the Ministry ...

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Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh dedicates to the Nation Indigeneously built Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’

Chennai :28/8/21:  Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicated to the Nation indigenously built Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’ in Chennai on August 28, 2021. Terming it an important step towards achieving ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’, the Raksha Mantri said the ship is a perfect example of a successful partnership between public and private sectors to realise the dream of self-reliant India as envisioned ...

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Re-iterates commitment to fulfil Prime Minister’s Dream of TB Free India by 2025

Newdelhi:26/8/21:Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Mansukh Mandaviya took over charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board today. The Minister will hold the responsibility with immediate effect until 2024. He will lead the efforts of the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat, partners, and the TB community at large, towards reaching the UN TB targets by 2022, a ...

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PM praises young artist for his paintings and concern for public health

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has written to Steven Harris, a student from Bengaluru, praising him for his paintings. This rising 20 years old young artists had sent two beautiful paintings of the Prime Minister along with a letter to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister replied with encouragement and praise. Newdelhi:26/8/21:The Prime Minister wrote that it is such ...

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Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman compliments Public Sector Banks on scripting turnaround and improved performance

Newdelhi:25/8/21:Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman reviewed the performance of the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) with their Chief Executives in Mumbai today. The review noted that the Government’s 4R strategy of Recognition, Resolution, Recapitalization, and Reform as a response to the situation prevailing in 2014 had led to dramatic improvements at PSBs in 2020-21 on various ...

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