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  • Visit of the Commerce and Industry Minister to Geneva for discussions on WTO related issues

                The Commerce and Industry Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, visited Geneva on 18-19 July 2017 to,inter-alia, hold consultations with representatives of key WTO member countries, Director General WTO and Secretary General, UNCTAD.

     

  • Disinvestment of Air India

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting held on 28.06.2017 has given in-principle approval for considering strategic disinvestment of Air India and its five subsidiaries and constitution of Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism.;

  • 97 complaints relating to online trolling/harassment received by WCD Ministry

    As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, a total number of 1203 cases in 2013, 758 cases in 2014 and 816 cases in 2015 were registered under publishing/ transmitting of obscene/sexually explicit content (Section 67- 67 C of Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000) in electronic form which shows a mixed trend. This includes a total number of 599 and 606 cases of insult to the modesty of women during 2014 and 2015 respectively. Apart from the above, the Government has set up a Cell with a dedicated email id i.e.

  • Appointments under Central Staffing Scheme

    The Central Staffing Scheme (CSS), which is in operation for decades, provides a systematic arrangement for selection and appointment of eligible officers from the participating services at the level of Deputy Secretary, Director, Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary and Secretary in the Central Government. The appointment of officers from the participating services at the Centre is an ongoing process, which includes shift/elevation of officers from one Ministry/Department to another, due to empanelment, on administrative grounds, etc.

  • Visit of the Commerce and Industry Minister to Geneva for discussions on WTO related issues

                The Commerce and Industry Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, visited Geneva on 18-19 July 2017 to,inter-alia, hold consultations with representatives of key WTO member countries, Director General WTO and Secretary General, UNCTAD.

     

  • Efforts of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

    The measures taken by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region to reach out to the States of North Eastern Region in a more proactive manner, inter alia, include:-

     

  • Review Session to Promote Connectivity through Digital Trade

    The sixth Aid for Trade Global Review was heldat the WTO on 11-13 July 2017. The Aid for Trade initiative was launched in 2005 with the aim of addressing the supply side and trade-related infrastructure constraints that often hamper developing countries’ participation in global trade.

  • Discussions with Stakeholders on GST

    Ministry of Commerce & Industry in Government of India has set up a facilitation cell each in both Department of Commerce and Department of Industry to reply to the queries of the stakeholders on GST. In addition to this, a series of meetings and workshops have been organized to review the preparedness for implementation of GST, create awareness about it and to discuss the operational issues pertaining to GST with the stakeholders.

  • Business Idea Challenge 2017

    An event “Pioneering Business Idea Challenge” was co-hosted by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) at Tezpur University, as part of the University's Sampark-2017, which is an industry-academia interaction aimed at providing a platform for the students/ budding entrepreneurs of the North Eastern Region. 

  • Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited

    Electronics Milk Adulteration Tester (EMAT) manufactured by REIL is approved by the Government laboratories accredited for the purpose by Government of India. The validation certificates of EMAT are from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and STQC, Electronics Test & Development Centre, Bangalore under Ministry of Information Technology. 

  • 22.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June, 2016

    81.7% Growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in June, 2017 over June, 2016 

    Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

     

  • Conversion of Sea Water Into Drinking Water

    The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has indigenously developed and demonstrated Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) technology for conversion of sea water to drinking water. Three desalination plants each with a capacity of 1 lakh litre of potable water per day, based on LTTD technology have been successfully commissioned by NIOT one each at Kavaratti, Minicoy, and Agatti islands of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

  • Swachhta Pakhwada observed in the Ministry of Communications from 1st to 15th July

                The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that the Swachhta Campaign always gets a boost if large Departments like Posts, Telecom and its PSUs carry out intensive exercise of not only cleaning their offices, its premises, colonies but also work along with the society and community through shramdan and tree plantation activity to promote Green and clean India.

  • New Delhi Municipal Smart City project deadline; One thousand 240 crores Will start work in October

    Inspection and control center, smart water and electricity grid, road, parking and classrooms - in primary category

     

    The council was told that in the scheme 311 of Smart City should be provided to all citizen facilities except for the time limit set. 

     

  • Stakeholders discuss ways to promote coastal shipping and inland navigation under Sagarmala Programme at Bhubaneswar

    A National Level Workshop titled “Accelerating Sagarmala Implementation - Promoting Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation in India” was organized by the Ministry of Shipping and Indian Chamber of Commerce at Bhubaneswar in association with Paradip Port Trust today. The focus was to bring all the port and maritime infrastructure stakeholders of the Sagarmala Programme to deliberate and discuss challenges and incentives for promoting Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation in India.