Archive for November, 2012

Government Earmarks Rs 540 Crore as Subsidy Requirement for Electrification of Villages Where Grid Connectivity is Either Not Feasible

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The minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia today informed the Lok Sabha that Village mini-grids are important component of universal access to electricity in the country particularly for those villages where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective. The minister further said that under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen

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Projected All-India Peak Demand and Energy Requirement at the End of 12th Plan Stands at 199,540 MW

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The minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia today informed the Lok Sabha that as per 18th Electric Power Survey (EPS) report, the projected all-India peak demand and energy requirement at the end of 12th Plan (2016-17) was 199,540 MW and 1354.874 BU respectively at power station bus-bar. To

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Promotion of Innovative Research

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The Department of chemicals and Petrochemicals has set up a Scheme of National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals and downstream Plastic Processing Industry to incentivize meritorious innovations and inventions in the field of polymeric materials, products, processes and other related areas of national and social importance. The Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology

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Revision / Rationalisation of Current Subsidy System

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Formulation of policy for existing urea units beyond Stage III of New Pricing Scheme is under consideration of Government.
In respect of P&K fertilizers, the Government is implementing Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy w.e.f. 1st April, 2010. Under the Policy, a fixed amount of subsidy decided on annual basis is provided on each grade of subsidized

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Programmes for Development of North Eastern States

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The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has said that primary objective of development plans for North Eastern Region is faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth for balanced development of the region. Special requirements of the NER and need for

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Unrestricted Export of wheat and non-basmati rice to be continued

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of the unrestricted export of wheat and non-basmati rice, in view of the adequate availability of wheat and non-basmati rice in the domestic market. The proposal was moved by Department of Commerce.
This will enhance export competitiveness of rice and wheat gaining access in international markets

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Three documentaries with Indian themes showcased in World Cinema

Comments Off | 11-29-2012

Three documentaries done by film makers from different parts of the world made in different languages showcased in the World Cinema in IFFI 2012 have one common thread viz India. German Director Walter Steffen’s ‘Munich in India’ is about painter Hannez Fritz also known as Fritz Munich and his paintings in India. The Bengali documentary

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World Cinema Directors Show Interest in Indian Film Making

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In the ‘Meet the Directors – World Cinema’ section at the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa, today three Directors of different languages – Spanish, French and Hebrew – evinced keen interest in the processes and procedures of film making in India. Alejandro Fadel, the Director of the Spanish film ‘Wild Ones’, Safy

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Film Students say they want to make all genres of movies

Comments Off | 11-29-2012

Film Students from FTII, Pune, SRFTI, Kolkata, MGRFTI, Chennai and MCRC Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi interacted with media today in Goa. All of them were unequivocal about their desire to make all genres of movies after their graduation. N Sundar from from MGRFTI , Chennai said that he wants to make good films in

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55 FTII films screened at IFFI 2012

Comments Off | 11-28-2012

The 43rd edition of IFFI is celebrating 50 years of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (FTII) by screening ‘student diploma films’. A package of 55 films curated by GraFTII, the alumnus association of the FTII represents the contributions of FTII graduates of the past decade. Speaking to the media persons Sanjeev Sood, Documentary

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