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Roadmap – Evergreen Revolution | PIB Summary

2017-08-09T22:46:27+00:00

The NITI Aayog has drafted the three years’ action plan for Evergreen revolution, for all the sectors including agriculture. The action plan on agriculture deals with remunerative prices for farmers and raising productivity. Strategies include – Increase in production of Pulses – National Food Security Mission (NFSM-Pulses) is being implemented in 638 districts of 29 States in the country. The interventions covered under NFSM-Pulses include cluster demonstrations on improved package of practices, demonstrations on cropping system, distribution of High Yielding Varieties (HYVs), INM, IPM, resource conservation technologies/tools, efficient water application tools and cropping system based training for increasing production and productivity of [...]

Roadmap – Evergreen Revolution | PIB Summary 2017-08-09T22:46:27+00:00

Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients | PIB

2017-08-05T00:52:48+00:00

The Government has launched the ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients’ in April 2017. As per this policy all people living with HIV (PLHIV) are to be treated with Antiretro Viral Therapy regardless of CD4 count, clinical stage, age or population. The National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and STI 2017-2024 has been approved in June 2017. Details – Accelerating HIV prevention in key population and ‘at risk group’. Expanding quality assured HIV testing with universal access to comprehensive HIV care. Elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Addressing the critical enablers in HIV programming. Restructuring the strategic information system [...]

Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients | PIB 2017-08-05T00:52:48+00:00

Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) | PIB

2017-08-05T00:49:19+00:00

Introduction – As per latest data, IMR has reduced by 58% in India during the period of 1990-2015 which is more than to Global decline of 49% during the same period. The full immunization coverage also improved from 43.5% in 2005 to 62.0% in 2015 and mortality due to Tuberculosis has reduced from 76 per 1,00,000 in 1990 to 32 per 1,00,000 in 2015. Steps taken to combat IMR and increasing vaccine coverage under National Health Mission – Promotion of Institutional deliveries through cash incentive under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) which entitles all pregnant women [...]

Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) | PIB 2017-08-05T00:49:19+00:00

Regulating Online Pharmacy Business

2017-07-19T06:26:53+00:00

A sub-committee had been constituted by the Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) to examine issues relating to Online Pharmacy Business and sale of drugs. The Sub-Committee has submitted its report to the Drugs Consultative Committee. The Sub-Committee has inter alia recommended Creation of a National Portal to act as the nodal platform for transacting and monitoring Online Pharmacy Business and sale of drugs. Necessity of evolving a mechanism to register e-pharmacies.  Geographical restrictions for operation of e-pharmacies. Existing licensees involved in retail sale of drugs could also register on the National Portal for carrying out online sale of drugs. Requirement of registration [...]

Regulating Online Pharmacy Business 2017-07-19T06:26:53+00:00

Defence Agreements With Russia

2017-07-19T06:18:31+00:00

Details of Defence Agreements signed with Russia over the past five years is as under Defence Agreements for training of Indian armed forces personnel in the military educational establishments of the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation. (Date of signing 11.12.2014). Agreement between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on cooperation in Aircraft flight safety. (Date of signing 21.01.2015). Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of Helicopter Engineering. (Date of signing 24.12.2015). Agreement between [...]

Defence Agreements With Russia 2017-07-19T06:18:31+00:00

Raipur Airport Ranked First In Customer Satisfaction Index

2017-07-17T08:14:10+00:00

Raipur Airport - Swami Vivekananda Airport was once again ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country. Details Raipur Airport achieved 4.84 score on a five-point scale index in the latest CSI survey conducted by an independent agency for the period of January-June 2017, followed by Udaipur, Amritsar and Dehradun airports which have scored 4.75, 4.74 and 4.73 respectively. The integrated terminal building of Raipur was inaugurated in 2012. High level maintenance of infrastructure and passenger facilities, the green ambience, state-of -the- art technology and courteous staff ensuring passenger satisfaction has resulted in Raipur getting this recognition for the third consecutive time [...]

Raipur Airport Ranked First In Customer Satisfaction Index 2017-07-17T08:14:10+00:00

First Solar Powered Train Launched | PIB Summary

2017-07-17T08:09:30+00:00

Minister of Railways dedicated to the nation the first 1600 HP DEMU train with Solar Powered Coaches with a unique facility of Battery Bank. Details The entire electrical need of the coaches for Lighting, Fans and Information Display System will be met from the Solar Energy produced from the solar panels fitted in the roofs of coaches. While this train has been manufactured by the Coach Factory of Indian Railways namely Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, its Solar panels and Solar systems have been developed and fitted by Indian Railways Organisation of Alternative Fuel (IROAF) Delhi. This first rake has been [...]

First Solar Powered Train Launched | PIB Summary 2017-07-17T08:09:30+00:00

India’s First TISC in Punjab | PIB Summary

2017-07-15T08:03:15+00:00

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology in New Delhi today to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab, under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program. Objective The objective of the Technology and Innovation Support Centre is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing a network [...]

India’s First TISC in Punjab | PIB Summary 2017-07-15T08:03:15+00:00

SASEC Road Connectivity Programme | PIB Summary

2017-07-15T07:55:49+00:00

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs. 1630.29 crores. SASEC  | Details Manipur being a landlocked state with almost 90% of the area under difficult terrain presently has only road transport as a means of mass transport system within the state. Hence development of the road infrastructure is of paramount importance to improve connectivity and progress of the State and to ensure that the administrative set up reaches the isolated and [...]

SASEC Road Connectivity Programme | PIB Summary 2017-07-15T07:55:49+00:00

South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary

2017-07-15T07:44:28+00:00

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Centre (NSRTC) in Varanasi.  ISARC | Details Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain. This Centre will be [...]

South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary 2017-07-15T07:44:28+00:00

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