J Satyanarayana appointed as part-time Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Honourable Minister for Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to Shri J Satyanarayana, IAS retd. (1977, AP cadre) who has been appointed part-time Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The minister also administered the oath to Shri Rajesh Jain and Dr. Anand Deshpande who have […]

India jumps 19 places in World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index

The World Bank has recently released a Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 report titled “Connecting to Complete 2016”. The Logistics Performance Index Report is published by World Bank every two years. India has now been ranked 35 amongst 160 countries compared to rank of 54 in LPI 2014. This is a jump of 19 places. […]

Gujarat becomes the first state to distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs under UJALA

Under the Government of India’s UnnatJyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA)scheme, Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs. Gujarat has reached this milestone in just 96 days andover 42 lakh households have already benefitted from the scheme.Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government […]

India and the United States Sign the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)

India and the United States have signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum Of Agreement (LEMOA) in Washington DC, USA on 29 August 2016. LEMOA is a facilitating agreement that establishes basic terms, conditions, and procedures for reciprocal provision of Logistic Support, Supplies, and Services between the armed forces of India and the United States. Logistic Support, […]

PM Modi visits Gujarat, launches Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. The Prime Minister visited the AJI-3 dam site, and witnessed the release of water from the gates of the dam. Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister recalled that even […]

India and Myanmar sign an MoU in the field of Traditional Medicine

The Ministry of AYUSH signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of Traditional Medicine with the Ministry of Health & Sports of Government of Myanmar in New Delhi today. The MoU was signed by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Ajit Mohan Sharan and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Myanmar, Mr. […]

PM Modi announces setting up of Task Force to prepare action Plan for the next three Olympic Games 2020, 2024 and 2028

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s today that Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic games 2020, 2024 and 2028. The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for sports […]

PM Modi Unveils the Foundation Plaque of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the foundation plaque of Dr Ambedkar National Memorial here today to be constructed at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi where Dr Ambedkar breathed his last. Delivering Dr Ambedkar Memorial Lecture on the occasion, Shri Modi said Dr Ambedkar contribution to the nation is immense. Most of the programmes being […]

Key Reform Measures Announced in The Budget 2016-17

1. The Government is firm on its course towards fiscal consolidation without compromising on its development agenda. 3.5% fiscal deficit is targeted for FY 2017.2. Total allocation for Agriculture, Farmers’ welfare and Irrigation set at Rs. 47,912 cr, which is nearly twice the allocation of the previous year.3. New Health Protection scheme will provide health […]

PSLV-C31 Successfully Launches India's 5th Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1E

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C31, successfully launched the 1425 kg IRNSS-1E, the fifth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) today morning (January 20, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty second consecutively successful mission of PSLV and the eleventh in its 'XL' configuration.After the PSLV-C31 lift-off […]