The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to exclude State Governments States/UTs (with Legislature) except Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh from National Small Savings Fund (NSSF) investments from 01.04.2016. It also approved providing a one-time loan of Rs. 45,000 crore from NSSF to Food Corporation of India (FCI) to meet its food subsidy requirements.
USA Accounts for Highest Share of Tourist Arrivals Followed by Bangladesh and UK in December 2016
Rs. 16,805 Crore Foreign Exchange Earned Through Tourism in December- 2016
13.6% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in December 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by Bangladesh and UK in December 2016. Rs.16,805crore Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in December 2016.
There have been reports in sections of media stating that the Union Government has compromised the national interest by collaborating with a tainted UK based Note Printing Company.
The said company had been supplying bank note paper till 2010. Further as per the decision taken in 2013, the company was permitted to supply a security feature for bank notes till December 2015.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had set up four Working Groups to facilitate implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. The Working Group- 4 had a mandate to deliberate and submit its recommendations on rules, regulations and other related matters for Information Utilities under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. The said Working Group has submitted its report on Information Utilities. The Report includes draft regulations on Information Utilities.
Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of Government Stock
58th IIGF to leverage brand India: Chairman, AEPC
Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar visited DRDO’s Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex during his visit to Hyderabad today. He visited the integration centre at Research Centre Imarat (RCI) and reviewed ongoing missile technologies and related Programmes. Dr S. Christopher, Secretary, DD&D and Chairman DRDO alongwith Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, SA to RM and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems briefed the Defence Minister on various technological developments.
There has been a report in sections of the Press that some unions have alleged infringement of the autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India. It is categorically stated that the Government fully respects the independence and autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India. Consultations between the Government and the RBI are undertaken on various matters of public importance wherever such consultation is mandated by law or has evolved as a practice.
A Mobile app named “SEZ India” has been launched by the Commerce Secretary on 06.1.2017. SEZ Division, Department of Commerce under its broader e-Governance initiative i.e. SEZ Online System, has developed mobile app for Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Commerce Secretary launched the app and mentioned that the App would help the SEZ Units and Developers to find information easily and track their transactions on SEZ Online System.
Textile story of Gujarat has just begun: Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani
Huge possibilities in Textile education in Gujarat: Union Textiles Minister
88 percent of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh
Make Pensioners part of nation building process, says Minister
The Law Commission of India has noted that certain newspapers and e-magazines are carrying news items which suggest the commission is hiring law firms to pursue the work assigned to it. The Commission would like to clarify that several advocates, research associates, academic institutions, faculty members of law schools, et al, approach the Commission from time to time with a request to get associated with the Commission and submit working papers on the subjects under its consideration.
Submarine ‘Khanderi’ Launched
Khanderi, the second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene’ class stealth submarine, was ‘launched’ today by the Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Dr Subhash Bhamre paving the way for her sea trials. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff and a host of other dignitaries witnessed the launch at Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited today.
The 38th meeting of the Tripartite Committee on Convention (COC) was held, on 10thJanuary, 2017, at New Delhi, under the chairpersonship of Smt. M. Sathiyavathi, Secretary, Union Ministry of Labour and Employment. Representatives of Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Organizations, State Governments, Central Ministries, ILO and officers from the Ministry of Labour & Employment participated in the meeting.
2 lakh Street Lights replaced in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation Area; Rs. 135 crores to be saved in next 7 years
SLNP App launched to address Grievances Regarding Faulty Street Lights