Archive for April, 2012

Indian Union Tourism Minister Sahai Releases two Books on Tourism Calls for Substainable Tourism

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Union Tourism Minister. Shri Subodh Kant Sahai said that in the North-Eastern region, because of the fragility of habitat and society, it is niche kind of community based tourism which will succeed and will be “sustainable and not the five star tourism or mass tourism because that can permanently damage the habitat and the society

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Special Programme to Boost Productivity in Eastern India

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Government of India launched a special programme of “Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI)” – a sub scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) from 2010-11 in the eastern States comprising of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal with an objective to increase the productivity of rice based cropping

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Approval of Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) is a Major step taken Towards Train’s Safety: Chairman Railway Board

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Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Vinay Mittal inaugurating two-day International Convention on “Modern train control for capacity and safety enhancement” said that in a breakthrough in dissemination of train movement related information, Indian Railways has successfully launched SIMRAN (Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation) as a pilot project for 18 pairs of important trains which provide the

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Anand Sharma Inaugurates International Business Lounge at Pragati Maidan

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International Business Lounge –a new facility developed by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) to cater the rising demand for bilateral trade negotiations and business meets, was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma today. The facility is located adjacent to Gate No.2, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Interacting with

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Norms of External Commercial Borrowings and FDI in India Real Estate sector

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FDI is not permitted in Real Estate Business.  However, as per paragraph 6.2.11 of ‘Circular 1 of 2012 – Consolidated FDI Policy’ of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), FDI upto 100 per cent is permitted under the automatic route for Townships, housing, built-up infrastructure and construction development projects (which would include, but

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Trade Between India and Canada in MSME Sector

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Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce alongwith Confederation of Indian Industry and India-Canada Business Chamber had organized a session on “India-Canada Partnership- the way forward” on 6th January 2012 at New Delhi.
The objective was to create awareness on the business opportunities available including in SME Sector.  Minister for Micro, Small and Medium

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Growth of Tourism in India

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The number of Foreign Tourist  Arrivals (FTAs) in India witnessed an increase in 2010 as well as 2011. It increased from 5.78 million in 2010 to 6.29 million in 2011 registering a growth rate of 8.9% over 2010. Similarly in 2010, it increased to 5.78 million from 5.17 million in 2009, registering a growth rate

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India urges UN Member Nations to continue their Financial and Technical Support to Public Health Initiatives

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Discussions were held today between the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad and the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, who is on an official visit to India from 26-29 April 2012. The UN SG’s visit is focussing on important issues related to public health. Shri Azad conveyed to UN

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Opening of New International Sectors under Bilateral ASAs

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Shri Ajit Singh, the Minister of Civil Aviation informed Rajya Sabha today in a written reply that Ministry of Civil Aviation has received requests from Indian carriers including Air India for operation on 11 new international sectors under the bilateral Air Services Agreements (ASAs).
The Minister further informed that out of these approval for operations has

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US slashing Indian BPO Jobs

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New Delhi has been strongly taking up issues relating to Indian IT Industries with the US Government and other institutional stakeholders.
The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Shri Sachin Pilot informed the Lok Sabha yesterday that such issues have been raised regularly at every possible forum/meeting with US Officials. Shri Pilot was speaking

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