Archive for January, 2012

India Offers Assistance to Mauritius in Tapping Renewable Energy

Comments Off | 01-25-2012

India has offered help to Mauritius in developing its renewable energy sector. The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, during his recent visit to Mauritius called on the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, and had bilateral meetings with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Dr. Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun, and

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Union Power Minister Calls for Strengthening Research & Development in Power Sector

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

Union Minister of Power, Shri Sushilkumar Shinde has called for strengthening research and development in power generation, transmission and distribution sectors. He was addressing the delegates of the India Energy Congress 2012 in New Delhi today. Shri Shinde said that while the country has made remarkable progress in the power sector during the 11th Plan,

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India and South Africa Discuss Common Areas Concerning Slum up Gradation and Affordable Housing

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

An eight-member delegation led by the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Human Settlements, South Africa Ms Zou Kota-Fredricks called on the Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture, Kumari Selja here today. During their meeting, both the sides discussed the common areas of interest i.e. slum upgrading, affordable housing, community involvement in government programmes,

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Rs. 762.68 Crore Released for the Development of Agriculture under Macro Management of Agriculture

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

Under Macro Management of Agriculture (MMA) scheme Rs. 762.68 crore has been released to various States and Union Territories for the development of agriculture in 2011-12 as on 30.12.2011. Total allocation for the current financial year is to the tune Rs. 780 crore.
The scheme was launched in 2000-01 by integrating 27 centrally sponsored schemes moving

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UIDAI’s biometric technology ready to achieve scale and high accuracy for country’s 1.2 billion populations

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

The UIDAI released a report titled “The Role of Biometric technology in Aadhaar Enrollment” which confirms the high degree of accuracy of biometrics used in the UID project in the context of large scale enrolments across India. This dispels the fear that the use of biometric technology in the Indian context would be unreliable and

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More than 2.57 Crore Smart Cards Issued under RSBY

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a unique scheme launched by Union Ministry of Labour and Employment so far more than 2.57 crore smart cards have been issued till the end of December,2011. The Scheme is presently being implemented in 24 States / Union Territories, namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal

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86th General Assembly of Union Academique Internationale Opens in New Delhi

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

The Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja has said that her Ministry has launched a project for taking Indian literature abroad and selected works both classical and contemporary will be translated into world languages. Speaking at the inaugural session of the 86th General Assembly of Union Academique Internationale here today she said, the Ministry is working

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Second Edition of the Indo-US Printmaking Exhibition ‘Multiple Encounters’ begins in New Delhi

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

The second edition of the Indo-US Printmaking Exhibition titled ‘Multiple Encounters’ was inaugurated here today by the Union Minister for Culture, Kumari Selja in the presence of Shri K.R. Subbanna, Acting Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi and Shri Michael Pelletier, Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy, American Embassy. The exhibition is a display of the printmaking works

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Cost of Credit Needs to be brought down: Anand Sharma

Comments Off | 01-24-2012

Shri Anand Sharma, the Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles addressed the plenary session of the SAARC Business Summit centered around the theme of Building Bridges through Economic Co-operation, here today. Speaking on the occasion Shri Sharma said, “Today’s world is integrated & interdependent. Partnerships are the defining theme

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Anand Sharma Inaugurates Tex Trends 2012, India Will Touch Export Target of US$ 300 Billion

Comments Off | 01-20-2012

Shri Anand Sharma the Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles inaugurated the Tex Trends India 2012, here today. Tex Trends India 2012, aims to provide the biggest platform in Asia to the exporters and the buyers, to bring together the best in Indian Garments and Accessories, Fabrics, Home Furnishings & Made-ups, Indian Handicrafts, Handlooms,

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