Archive for November, 2015

Financial Assistance from National Sports Development Fund for training under TOP Scheme to Sania Mirza

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Tennis player Sania Mirza has been selected under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for training as part of preparation for Olympic 2016. She has been allocated a budget of Rs 60.00 Lacs for customized training. Consequently, She requested the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 41.39 per bbl on 13.11.2015

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The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 41.39 per barrel (bbl) on 13.11.2015. This was lower than the price of US$ 42.41 per bbl on previous publishing day of 12.11.2015.
In rupee terms, the price

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Finance Minister to Leave for Two Day Official Visit to UAE on Sunday, 15 th November, 2015

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The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley will leave on Sunday, 15th November, 2015 on a two day official visit to UAE. One of the main objectives of the Finance Minister’s visit is to meet and apprise the UAE based investors about investment opportunities in various sectors in India including infrastructure, manufacturing, services and National

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Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and combined for the Month of October 2015

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This Press Release is embargoed against publication, telecast or circulation on internet till 5.30 pm today i.e. 12th November 2015.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has revised the Base Year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 2010=100 to 2012=100 with effect from the release of indices for the

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Over 4660MT seized pulses disposed in the market to increase availability

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A per reports received from the State Governments, till today, 4660.68 MT pulses seized under de-holding operations have been auctioned or disposed through other options in markets to increase availability. This will help to moderate the prices further.
State wise details of disposal

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 43.78 per bbl on 11.11.2015

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The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 43.78 per barrel (bbl) on 11.11.2015. This was lower than the price of US$ 44.30 per bbl on previous publishing day of 10.11.2015.
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India’s GSAT-15 Communication Satellite Launched Successfully

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GSAT-15, India’s latest communications satellite, was launched successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch Vehicle in the early morning hours of today (November 11, 2015). The 3164 kg GSAT-15 carries communication transponders in Ku-band as well as a GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) payload operating in L1 and L5 bands.
After a smooth

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US President Barack Obama calls PM; extends greetings on Diwali

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US President Mr. Barack Obama has called the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, through the newly established hotline. Both leaders also exchanged the Diwali greetings.
“A short while ago President of the United States called. We exchanged Diwali greetings. This was our first conversation through the newly established hotline.
President Obama and I discussed a

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” PM visits 1965 war memorials in Punjab; spends Diwali with officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces “

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today visited three memorials in Punjab which commemorate some of the spectacular successes of the Indian Armed Forces in the 1965 war.
The Prime Minister visited the Dograi War Memorial, and the Barki War Memorial. The battles of Dograi and Barki were decisive successes achieved by the Indian Army

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UDAY will lead to Rs 1.8 Lakh Crore Savings Annually : Piyush Goyal

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Union Minister of State ( IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy,Shri Piyush Goyal has asserted that the newly unveiled debt restructuring plan for DISCOMs, will eventually lead to a saving of Rs 1,80,000 crore annually. Named as UDAY (Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana), which also means dawn in English, the package involves a massive bailout

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