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Winter Session, 2021 of Parliament adjourned sine die today

Newdelhi:22/12/21:Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Coal & Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of State of Parliamentary Affairs & External Affairs Shri V. Muraleedharan addressed the media here today. The Winter Session, 2021 of Parliament which commenced on Monday, 29th November 2021 and was scheduled to adjourn ...

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Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman concludes pre-Budget meetings for forthcoming Union Budget 2022-23

Newdelhi:22/12/21:Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the pre-budget consultation meetings for Budget 2022-23 held in virtual mode from 15th to 22nd December 2021. More than 120 invitees representing 7 stakeholder groups participated in 8 meetings scheduled during this period. The stakeholder groups include representatives and experts from Agriculture and Agro-Processing Industry; Industry, Infrastructure, and Climate ...

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Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launches Open Acreage Licensing Programme Bid Round-VII

New Delhi: 21/12/21:    In continuation of its aggressive programme for exploration and adhering to the prescribed timelines, the Government has launched the Open Acreage Licensing Programme(OALP)Bid Round-VII for International Competitive Bidding.The bids can be submitted through a dedicated online e-bidding portal till 1200 hrs. onFebruary 15, 2022. Award of these blocks is likely be completed by the end of March 2022. Successful ...

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Union Agriculture Minister releases Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for use of Drone in Pesticide Application

New Delhi:21/12/21:he adoption of drone technology is the need of the times and will benefit farmers. Stating this during the release of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for drone application in Agriculture, the Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi all policies since 2014 are aimed at doubling farmer’s income by 2022. He ...

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BJD MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha met Union Minister and held discussions on PMAY(Gramin) housing and MNREGA

New Delhi: 20/12/21:The Biju Janata Dal MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Monday met Union Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh and held discussions on issues relating to demands by Odisha on PMAY(Gramin) housing and MNREGA. The BJD MPs had a one-hour-long meeting with the Union Minister at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. Senior officials of the ...

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Parliament passes Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Amendment Bill, 2021

Newdelhi:20/12/21:Parliament has passed the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today. The Lok Sabha has already passed the bill. The legislation seeks to replace the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021.  The Bill amends the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 to correct a drafting error.  The Act ...

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Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 passed in Lok Sabha

New Delhi:20/12/21: The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021, which provides linking of electoral rolls with Aadhar number to check duplication was passed in the Lok Sabha today amidst protests and sloganeering. The bill also seeks to give four opportunities to a voter to enroll in a calendar year upon attaining 18 years of age. Apart from this, the Bill has ...

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INDIAN NAVY JOINS GOA LIBERATION DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

Goa:20/12/21:The state of Goa celebrates 19 December every year as its Liberation Day. To mark 60 years of Goa’s liberation, Diamond Jubilee celebrations were held at Panaji on 19 December 2021. To commemorate the occasion, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister laid a wreath at the martyr’s memorial, Azad Maidan. A 100 men tri-service Guard of Honour was presented during ...

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Govt of India shall continue to provide Gratuity and PF benefits to the employees of existing Air India and Indian Airlines employees

Newdelhi:20/12/21:Interests of the employees have been taken care of by the Government and incorporated in the Share Purchase Agreement signed with the Strategic Partner on 25.10.2021. In accordance with the applicable laws, the Strategic Partner, post disinvestment, shall continue to provide Gratuity and PF benefits to the employees. The arrangement with the employees and Life Insurance Corporation of India for ...

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New generation ballistic missile ‘Agni P’ successfully test-fired by DRDO

Bhadrak:18/12/21:Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the new generation nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni P’ from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha at 1106 hrs on December 18, 2021. Various telemetry, radar, electro-optical stations and downrange ships positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile trajectory and parameters. The missile followed a ...

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