Archive for June, 2012

Shri Azad Launches WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy

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Paving the way for a strategic partnership aimed at unleashing the role of India in the global health scene with the continued pursuit of health improvement in the country, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad today launched WHO’s new Country Cooperation Strategy with India (2012-17).
Speaking on the occasion, Shri

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Power Minister Inaugurates Solar AC System at NTPC

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NTPC is adopting new technologies for promoting green energy said Shri Sushil kumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power, while inaugurating the Solar Thermal Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning System (HVAC) at the NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA ), the research wing of NTPC today . He called for use of latest technology for efficiency

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G.K. Vasan hands over a Cheque for Rs. 50.50 crores towards Equity Share Contribution for Chennai Port Connectivity Project

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The Union Minister for Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan has handed over a Cheque for Rs. 50.50 crores (Rs. 43 Crores of Chennai Port Trust and Rs. 7.5 Crores of Ennore Port) towards Equity Share Contribution for the Chennai Port Road Connectivity Project at a function organized at Chennai Port today.
During the function, the Minister elaborated

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International Crude Oil Price of Indian Basket Moves up on 28.06.2012 to US$ 91.95/BBL

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The international crude oil price for Indian Basket as computed/published today by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas increased to US$ 91.95 /barrel (bbl) on 28.6.2012.The price was higher than US$ 91.66 /bbl on the previous trading day of 27.6.2012.

In rupee terms, however,

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Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100), May 2012

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1. The summarized Index of Eight Core Industries with 2004-05 base is given at the Annexure.
2. The Eight core industries have a combined weight of 37.90 per cent in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The combined Index was 149.8 in May 2012 with a growth rate of 3.8% compared to their 5.8% growth in

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North-Eastern States to get Rs. 100 Crore under NFSM for Promotion of Rice Cultivation

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The north-eastern states of the country are getting Rs. 100 crore this year  from the Agriculture Ministry for supporting various activities relating to rice cultivation, under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM).
All the eight north-eastern States, including Sikkim, are being covered under NFSM-rice this year. Till last year, only Assam was covered under NFSM-rice.
Under NFSM-rice,

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Madhya Pradesh Project gets two year extension

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Planning Commission has approved extension of time for completion of Singhpur barrage (New Medium) Irrigation Project of Madhya Pradesh. The Government of Madhya Pradesh had requested for extension for two year time period without any cost overrun in the project for which investment clearance was accorded earlier. Now on the request of the Government of

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International Crude Oil Price of Indian Basket increase on 27.06.2012 to US$ 91.66/BBL

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The international crude oil price for Indian Basket as computed/published today by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas increased to US$ 91.66 /barrel (bbl) on 27.6.2012.The price was higher than US$ 90.75/bbl on the previous trading day of 26.6.2012.

In rupee terms also, the

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Indian Petroleum Ministry Denies Reports Alleging Drop in Expenditure in Exploration Activities

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A section of media has reported today that there has been drastic drop in exploration spending in NELP blocks from US$4 billion in 2007 to a mere US$ 4.7 million in 2011. The reports are factually inaccurate and portray false scenario. The correct and factual position is as below:

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DoNER Minister launches Space Based Information Kiosk on North Eastern Region

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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 launched the Space Based Information Kiosk on North Eastern Region, SBIK-NER, here yesterday.
The main objective of the SBIK-NER is to provide relevant information on each of the eight states

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