Category Articles: Central Government

Union cabinet approves revamping of PM Fasal Bima Yojana and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme

February 19, 2020
Union cabinet approves revamping of PM Fasal Bima Yojana and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved revamping of "Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)" and "Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS)" to address the existing challenges in implementation of Crop Insurance Schemes. It is proposed to modify certain parameters/provisions of ongoing schemes of PMFBY and RWBCIS as under: Allocation of business to Insurance Companies to be done for three years (Both PMFBY/RWB...Read More

Centre approves 3 new medical colleges at Rajpipla, Porbandar, Navsari; State to bear only 40% cost

February 19, 2020
Centre approves 3 new medical colleges at Rajpipla, Porbandar, Navsari; State to bear only 40% cost

Gandhinagar: Central government had invited proposals to set up new medical colleges in 75 districts that have no medical college. In this connection, five medical colleges are selected in Gujarat. The Centre has given its nod for setting up medical colleges in Narmada, Navsari and Porbandar districts. These details were shared by Dy CM Nitin Patel in media briefing. Patel added that the Centre has given priority to set up medical colleges in aspirational districts (Narmada and Dahod in ...Read More

Union Cabinet approves National Institute status to BISAG in Gujarat

February 19, 2020
Union Cabinet approves National Institute status to BISAG in Gujarat

New Delhi: The meeting of Union cabinet held today approved elevation of Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG) at Gandhinahar in Gujarat as Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics, informed Union minister Prakash Javdekar in cabinet briefing. BISAG function under Department of Science & Technolgoy, Government of Gujarat. Benefits To maintain efficiency and innovation of services, the current skilled manpowe...Read More

India – Portugal ink MoU for National Maritime Heritage Complex in Lothal, Gujarat

February 14, 2020
India – Portugal ink MoU for National Maritime Heritage Complex in Lothal, Gujarat

New Delhi:India and Portugal on Friday signed seven agreements and announced another seven agreements to boost cooperation in a range of areas after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa held extensive talks. One of the MoUs signed is for cooperation for setting up a National Maritime Museum Heritage Complex in Lothal (Gujarat) between Portuguese Ministry f Defence and Indian Ministry of Shipping. This particular MoU was signed by MoS Shipping Mansuk...Read More

Centre forms Empowered Committee to find ways for restart of stalled Dahej – Ghogha ro ro ferry service

February 13, 2020
Centre forms Empowered Committee to find ways for restart of stalled Dahej – Ghogha ro ro ferry service

New Delhi: Dahej - Ghogha row row ferry service is closed since long due to draft problem which is linked to dredging. The Government of Gujarat has sought technical assistance from Union Shipping ministry to find a way to resume the service. Int his context, a high level meeting chaired by MoS Shipping Mansukh Mandavia was held in presence of Shipping secretary, additional secretary, joint secretary, CEO-Gujarat Maritime Board, ferry partner among others. Various options to resume Dahej - Ghogh...Read More

Govt defends LPG price hike, saying it is insulated by increase in subsidy

February 13, 2020
Govt defends LPG price hike, saying it is insulated by increase in subsidy

New Delhi: The LPG price is derived based on international market price for the previous month. LPG price for cooking for consumers under PAHAL (DBTL) is subsidized by the Government of India. The subsidy quantum given to the PAHAL consumers by way of Direct Benefit Transfer is the difference between the market-determined price and the subsidized price. On account of a sharp increase in the international price of LPG during January, 2020 from $ 448/MT to $ 567/MT, there has been a hike of R...Read More

Union Culture Minister visits Lothal and Queen’s Stepwell in Gujarat

February 13, 2020
Union Culture Minister visits Lothal and Queen’s Stepwell in Gujarat

Visit to Vadodara based Fine Arts faculty Ahmedabad: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel is on visit to Gujarat. He visited Faculty of Fine Arts of Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Lothal near Ahmedabad to visit the museum of Sindhu Sanskriti relics and Queen's stepwell in Patan which is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit to Lothal near Ahmedabad Visit to Queen's stepwell in Patan Read More

PM Modi to inaugurate the key UN Summit in Gujarat on migratory species

February 10, 2020
PM Modi to inaugurate the key UN Summit in Gujarat on migratory species

New Delhi:The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 17th to 22nd February 2020 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. This was announced by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi today. As the host, India shall be designated t...Read More

Four tribal MPs from Gujarat meet PM, demand removal of Rabari, Charan, Bharwad castes from ST list

February 10, 2020
Four tribal MPs from Gujarat meet PM, demand removal of Rabari, Charan, Bharwad castes from ST list

New Delhi: A group of Schedule Tribe members of Lok Sabha elected from Gujarat today called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi and made representation over their demand to remove Rabari, Charan and Bharwad castes from the list of Schedule Tribes. Jashwant Bhabhor, Gita Rathwa, Prabhu Vasava and Mansukh Vasava were among those who called Prime Minister. According to Gita Rathwa, the Prime Minister in his response said that the matter will be discussed with Gujarat government. D...Read More

Gujarat has 49,973 AYUSH practitioners out of 8 lakh across India: AYUSH MoS replies RS MP Parimal Nathwani

February 05, 2020
Gujarat has 49,973 AYUSH practitioners out  of 8 lakh across India: AYUSH MoS replies RS MP Parimal Nathwani

New Delhi: Out of 8 lakh AYUSH practitioners (doctors) registered with the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) across India, 49,973 practitioners are from Gujarat. With regard to number of AYUSH hospitals, Gujarat has 64 out of a total of 4035 spread across India. The Minister of State of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, provided this information in Rajya Sabha while replying to questio...Read More

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