Archive for December, 2011

Year-End-Review of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs for the year 2011

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2011 was an eventful year for Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with several Labour and Social Security agreements signed with foreign countries for protection and betterment of Indian workers and professionals. An equally large number of initiatives were taken for constructive and mutually beneficial engagement with the Indian Diaspora. Some

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Provisional Results of Annual Survey of Industries 2009-2010

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Provisional results of Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) 2009-10, conducted by Central Statistics Office and National Sample Survey Office under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation have been released. The survey provides information on factories registered under Factories Act, 1948 and Bidi and Cigar establishments registered under the Bidi

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Achievements of Department of Public Enterprises During the Year 2011

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The Department of Public Enterprises(DPE) laid down a number of policy guidelines for performance improvement, evaluation , autonomy and financial delegation, personnel management and other related areas for the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) , during the year 2011. It acted as an interface between various parliamentary and government organizations

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New System of Coal Grading from January 2012

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The Ministry of Coal is migrating to Gross Calorific Value (GCV) based grading system fro non-coking coals from the existing Useful Heat Value (UHV) based system with effect from 1st January 2012 which is an international practice. The new system is being introduced based on the recommendations of the Integrated Energy Policy Committee and the

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3815 MW Grid Connected Renewable Capacity Added During 2011

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High lights of the year 2011
· The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has intensified the deployment of various renewable energy technologies in the country for grid connected power generation and to improve energy access in rural areas.
· In the recent competitive solar tariff bidding, the tariff quoted are 50% less

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Indian Railways revenue earnings up by 10.20 per cent

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The year 2011 has been significant for the Railways in achieving goals and targets with regard to the following:
REVENUE GENERATION
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st April to 20th December 2011 is Rs. 71613.12 crore registering an increase of 10.20 per cent in comparison to Rs. 64982.35 crore

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2011 Marked by Important Initiatives in Oil and Gas Sector

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The Year 2011 has been marked by significant developments in the Oil and Gas sector as the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas took several important initiatives for the growth of the sector. Some of these include approvals for induction of new partners in upstream-projects, commissioning Bina Refinery, bidding for NELP-IX blocks and acquisition of

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Achievements and Initiatives of the Ministry of Steel in the Year 2011

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Steel sector trends
· India became the 4th largest producer of crude steel in the world in 2010 as against the 8th position in 2003 and is expected to become the 2nd largest producer of crude steel in the world by 2015.
· India also maintained its lead position as the world’s largest producer of

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Anand Sharma Interacts with Fashion Industry

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National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in the year 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Since its inception, NIFT has set a benchmark in fashion education, emerging as a premier institute of Design, Management and Technology. Today, through a network of 15 professionally managed Centers, NIFT has set

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India’s External debt Stood at US$ 326.6 billion at End-September 2011; an increase of 6.6 per cent over the Level of US$ 306.4 billion at End-March 2011

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At end-September 2011, India’s external debt stock was US$ 326.6 billion reflecting an increase of 6.6 per cent over the level of US$ 306.4 billion at end-March 2011. The rise in external debt is largely attributed to increase in external commercial borrowings, export credits and short term debt.
Short-term debt accounted for 21.9 per cent of

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