Archive for February, 2012

Shipping Ministry Signs MoU with Ennore Port Limited

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out the performance targets for 2012-13 for Ennore Port was signed between the Ministry of Shipping and Ennore Port Limited (EPL) in New Delhi today. Shri K.Mohandas, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping and Shri S. Velumani, Chairman and Managing Director, EPL signed the MoU.
Ennore Port Limited, a Mini-Ratna Category-I PSU

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Clean Coal Technologies in Coal Mining is the Priority of the Government -Sriprakash Jaiswal

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Ministry of Coal is focusing on development of Clean Coal Technologies in coal mining. The efforts to ensure consistency in quality of coal supplies have helped in augmenting washed coal production for power generation. Areas like Underground Coal Gasification, Coal to Liquid etc. are also being promoted. This was stated by Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister

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Indian Government Committed to Clarity & Regulatory Stability in Telecom Sector : Kapil Sibal

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Union Minister of Communications & IT Shri Kapil Sibal says the present crisis being faced by India’s telecom sector is also a moment of opportunity as Government stands committed to providing clarity & regulatory stability to the industry.
Delivering a keynote address at the ongoing telecom sector GSMA Leadership Summit 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, Shri Sibal

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International conference on innovations in public employment programme and sustainable inclusive growth

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Union labour and Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge will inaugurate the International conference on innovations in public employment programme and sustainable inclusive growth on March 01, 2012 at New Delhi . Labour Ministers from 32 countries will be attending this conference.
The objectives of the three day conference organised in collaboration with ILO are :
· To

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India Italy to liberalize visa regime; Anand Sharma activates joint working groups on key areas

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Giving a new impetus to the economic engagement with Italy, the Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Shri Anand Sharma has set a deadline for joint working groups to prepare their recommendation for upcoming meeting of India-Italy Joint Economic Commission to be held in June 2012. India and Italy have five working groups on

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Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety

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Following is the text of Speech of the Minister of State for Science & Technology, Shri Ashwani Kumar on the occasion of National Science Day:
“Allow me at the outset to congratulate the organizers of this conference on the occasion of the National Science Day for selecting the topic of “Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety”,

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India Acquiring Weather Re-Connaissance Aircraft to Ensure better Cyclone Forecasting – NDMA Vice Chairman

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One of the major recommendations made by NDMA in the National Guidelines of Management of Cyclones was the establishment of the Aircraft Probing of Cyclones facility to significantly reduce errors to the extent of 30% in terms of landfall, intensity and storm surge. Govt. of India is taking steps to acquire a Hercules C-130J for

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DoNER Ministry has Sanctioned 162 Projects of about Rs. 1800 Crore in Arunachal Pradesh

Comments Off | 02-28-2012

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has said that his Ministry has sanctioned 162 projects for an amount of about Rs. 1800 crore to Arunachal Pradesh since its inception. Addressing on the occasion of celebration of

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Govt Committed to Reducing Inequities within Health Sector and Across Sectors: Azad

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The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has reaffirmed that the Government of India is committed to meet and overcome the challenge of addressing social inequities. Moving forward in the direction of reducing inequities requires actions not only within the health sector but also across other sectors, the Minister said. While

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Expert Group for Modernisation of Indian Railways Presents its Report to Minister of Railways

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The Expert Group for Modernisation of Indian Railways, constituted by the Ministry of Railways under the Chairmanship of Shri Sam Pitroada, Advisor to the Prime Minister, presented its report to the Minister of Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi, at a function, here today. The purpose of the Expert Group was to recommend ways and means to

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