Nitin Gadkari emphasizes on fixing driving hours for truck drivers of commercial vehicles, calls for a policy at par with European standards


New Delhi, 21 September 2021: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has emphasised on deciding driving hours for truck drivers of commercial vehicles, similar to pilots, to reduce fatigue-induced road accidents. In a National Road Safety Council (NRSC) Meeting today with the Non-Official Co-Opted Individual Members he  directed officers to work on a […]

INDIAN NAVY TO CONDUCT SAILING REGATTAS AND SAIL PARADE COMMEMORATING AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV


New Delhi, 21 September 2021: As part of commemorative activities of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Indian Navy under the aegis of Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA) has planned to conduct Sailing regattas and a sail parade by Sailing boats and dingies in all three Command Headquarters locations for poularising Sailing sports among local population. The […]

Industrial Safety in Petroleum and Explosives Sector gets a Big Boost


New Delhi, 21 September 2021: In the aftermath of COVID 19 pandemic, Government of India has taken number of steps to ensure ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently implemented reforms to ensure Industrial Safety in critical premises (such as petroleum installations, explosive manufacturing facilities, […]

First Advance Estimates of production of major kharif crops released


New Delhi, 21 September 2021: First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2021-22 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that the record foodgrain production of 150.50 million tonnes is estimated in kharif season. He said […]

ECI organizes National Conference on Accessible Elections


New Delhi, 21 September 2021: The Election Commission of India today organised a virtual National Conference on Accessible Elections 2021 with the objective to assess the present accessibility policies and discuss strategies for addressing barriers to enhance participation in electoral process for voters with disabilities. The virtual conference was attended by Chief Electoral Officers, Civil […]

PM speaks on telephone with President of France


New Delhi, 21 September 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on telephone today with His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France. The two leaders discussed regional issues including recent developments in Afghanistan.  In this context, they shared their concerns about possible spread of terrorism, narcotics, illicit weapons and human trafficking, as well […]

Sarbananda Sonowal visits Central Ayurveda Research Institute and the Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Guwahati


New Delhi, 20 September 2021: Union Minister of AYUSH, Ports, Shipping, & waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal visited the Central Ayurveda Research Institute and the Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, under the Ministry of Ayush in Guwahati. The Minister interacted with the researchers & staff and also took a tour of the medicinal plant garden at […]

Vice President calls for fully leveraging the demographic potential to build a resurgent New India


New Delhi, 20 September 2021: The Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu today observed that as the largest democracy in the world, India’s Parliament and legislatures should set an example to others. Interacting with students pursuing a one-year diploma course in Political Leadership and Governance from ‘The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda’ at Upa Rashtrapati Nivas […]

VP Calls for modernizing agriculture and making it more sustainable and remunerative


New Delhi, 19 September 2021: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu today called for developing an integrated approach towards rural economy to ensure income security for farmers. Lauding farmers for not letting the country down even during the trying times of COVID-19 pandemic, he emphasised that our objective should be the overall improvement of rural […]

PM calls citizens to take part in mementos auction


New Delhi, 19 September 2021: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has called citizens to take part in the auction of gifts and mementos. He said that the proceeds would go to the Namami Gange initiative. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said; “Over time, I have received several gifts and mementos which are being auctioned. […]