Wheat procurement during ongoing Rabi Marketing Season(RMS) has crossed the mark of 250 lakh tonnes. As per procurement data received in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution from the field, total procurement by the government agencies as on May 31 has reached to 250,04,369 lakh tonnes
The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2004-05) is given at the Annexure.
The eight core industries have a combined weight of 37.90% in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The combined Index was 152.2 in April, 2013 with a growth rate of 2.3% compared to 5.7% growth in April, 2012. The decline in the growth rate in April, 2013 was mainly on account of negative growth witnessed in the production of Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Fertilizer.
The Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Shri U.K. Sangma said that the Government will provide all possible support for infrastructure development for mountaineering in North Eastern Region. He said this while interacting with media and the mountaineers of the 1st North East India on top of the World (Mt. Everest) Expedition 2013 here today. Shri Sangma said that his Ministry has already sanctioned Three Crore Rupees for the expedition team.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the Seventh Convocation of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) today (May 31, 2013) at Pune.
The Ministry of Rural Development has formulated a comprehensive Information Education and Communication (IEC) Strategy exclusively for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The strategy aims to create awareness among rural people and other stake holders with special focus on MGNREGA workers about various aspects of MGNREGA.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a Special Scholarship Scheme for J&K students appearing for class XII or equivalent exams through the State Board of Jammu & Kashmir or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools located in J&K.
The Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles Shri Anand Sharma today met outgoing Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO) Mr. Pascal Lamy and Director-General, WTO- Designate Mr. Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo in Paris.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day visit to Maharashtra from May 31 to June 1, 2013.
The President will attend the commemoration function of the 120th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Voyage from Gateway of India to the West organized by Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission at Mumbai on May 31, 2013. On the same day, he will attend the Seventh convocation of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) at Pune.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has observed with considerable disquiet, the reports about match & spot fixing in cricket. BCCI is inquiring into allegations of match and spot fixing. As there is a conflict of interest in this inquiry, therefore BCCI President should tender his resignation on moral grounds, pending the outcome of the inquiry.
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 went up to US$ 101.59/per barrel (bbl) on 28.05.2013. This was higher than the price of US$ 99.37/bbl prevailing on the previous trading day of 27.05.2013.
The ISRO Navigation Centre (INC), established at Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) complex at Byalalu, about 40 km from Bangalore, was inaugurated yesterday (May 28, 2013) by Mr. V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. INC is an important element of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), an independent navigation satellite system being developed by India.
Following is the text of address by the Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari at the inauguration of the “Muslim Educational Conference” organized by Maulana Azad Vichar Manch in Mumbai today :
“I am happy to be here today to inaugurate the ‘Muslim Educational Conference’ organized by Maulana Azad Vichar Manch whose good work amongst Muslim youth in Maharashtra for raising awareness on issues of importance to the community, particularly relating to literacy, is noteworthy.
The HRD Ministry has announced a cash award of Rs. One lakh each to about 200 meritorious students who have passed class 12th this year in the Government schools affiliated to CBSE. This was approved by the HRD Minister, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju in New Delhi last evening. The students who have studied from classes 9th to 12th and have passed the class 12th exam this year in the Government schools affiliated to CBSE and run by the State Government will be eligible.
Since April-June (Q1) 2010-11, Middle Office (MO) is bringing out a Quarterly Report on Debt Management. The current report pertains to the quarter January-March 2013 (Q4 of 2012-13).
TRAI has issued Tariff Orders prescribing standard tariff package for Set Top Boxes (STBs) for Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems (DAS) and Consumer Premises Equipments (CPEs) for Direct to Home (DTH) services.