Category Articles: Central Government

Union Minister Naqvi inaugurates Hunar Haat of minorities at Sabarmati Riverfront

December 08, 2019
Union Minister Naqvi inaugurates Hunar Haat of minorities at Sabarmati Riverfront

Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that the “Hunar Haat” initiative of his ministry has proved to be an effective and successful mission to preserve and promote India’s indigenous traditional legacy of master artisans and craftsmen which was on the verge of extinction. After the formal inauguration of the “Hunar Haat”, today which is being organized at Sabarmati River Front here from December 7 to 15, Naqvi said that on one hand ...Read More

Ahmedabad MP asks questions in Lok Sabha in mother tongue Gujarati

December 02, 2019

New Delhi: Ahmedabad MP Hasmukh Patel, the first time member of Lok Sabha today exercised his right to ask questions in mother tongue Gujarati language in Lok Sabha. Gujarati is otherwise heard very rarely in parliament. Patel asked Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal whether the syllabus of school can be chosen by the States. He also asked supplementary question, that too in Gujarati. DeshGujaratRead More

India’s GDP growth further down to 4.5 pc in July-Sept

November 30, 2019
India’s GDP growth further down to 4.5 pc in July-Sept

New Delhi:India's economic growth slipped further to hit an over six-year low of 4.5 per cent in July-September, according to official data released on Friday. The previous low was recorded at 4.3 per cent in the January-March period of 2012-13. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was registered at 7 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19. During the six-month period (April-September 2019), the Indian economy grew 4.8 per cent as against 7.5 per cent in the same period a year...Read More

Union minister Pradhan urges officials of his ministry to replicate the success of Gujarat

November 29, 2019
Union minister Pradhan urges officials of his ministry to replicate the success of Gujarat

New Delhi: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday held a meeting with officials of Petroleum ministry and Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) an representatives from the Oil & Gas industry to discuss ways to fast track India into a gas-based economy by utilising the learnings from Gujarat and adopting best practices to increase the share of natural gas from 6% to 15%. Pradhan in a series of tweets said, Gujarat’s share of natural gas in the energy mix is appr...Read More

Anil Mukim set to become new Chief Secretary of Gujarat

November 28, 2019
Anil Mukim set to become new Chief Secretary of Gujarat

Gandhinagar: A 1985 batch Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Anil Gopishankar Mukim is all set to become new Chief Secretary of Gujarat with effect from 1st December, replacing Dr. J.N.Singh. The Appointments Committee of Union Cabinet has approved his repatriation to parent cadre (Gujarat) on the request of the State Government with immediate effect today. Anil Mukim is at present Secretary in ministry of mines in the Centre. He was transferred to Centre in Februar...Read More

24 Judges against sanction strength of 52 in Gujarat High Court; 12 new Judges appointed in last 4 years

November 28, 2019
24 Judges against sanction strength of 52 in Gujarat High Court; 12 new Judges appointed in last 4 years

New Delhi: Sanctioned strength of Judges in Gujarat High Court is 52, against which the working strength is 28 while 24 posts are vacant. In last four years, the Gujarat High Court has got 12 new Judges of whom 5 were appointed in year 2016, none in 2017, 4 in 2018 and 3 in 2019 upto 20th November. These details were shared by minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha in written reply. The minister also stated: As per the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP), initiation of pr...Read More

34,627 mobile towers in Gujarat of which highest 5721 in Ahmedabad; more towers planned in 70 uncovered villages

November 28, 2019
34,627 mobile towers in Gujarat of which highest 5721 in Ahmedabad; more towers planned in 70 uncovered villages

New Delhi: Under Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) projects, the Government has planned new mobile towers at 70 locations in the State of Gujarat for installation of Base Transceiver Stations(BTSs) for mobile service connectivity of uncovered villages. The number of operational BTS in State of Gujarat as on 20th November, 2019 is 1,34,852 (2G -29199 Nos., 3G -17920 Nos. and 4G-LTEs 87733 Nos.) at 34,627 mobile tower locations. The number of B...Read More

State and Center would put pressure on crop insurance companies for payment of proper compensation to affected farmers

November 26, 2019
State and Center would put pressure on crop insurance companies for payment of proper compensation to affected farmers

Gandhinagar:Amid the alleged dissatisfaction among farmers in Gujarat over delay in payment by insurance companies for their excess rain damaged crops this year, CM Vijay Rupani today said that the state and the center would jointly put pressure on the companies in this matter. Talking to newsmen Rupani said that it would be ensured that the affected farmers were given maximum possible compensation. 'The state government along with the center would put pressure on the crop insurance co...Read More

Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu merger bill introduced in Lok Sabha

November 26, 2019
Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu merger bill introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 was introduced today in Lok Sabha. The bill proposes merger of two neighboring union territories into one. Statement of object and reasons: The Union territories of Daman and Diu and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli are located in western region of the country. Both Union territories were under the Portuguese rule for a long time. They were liberated from Portuguese rule in December, 1961. Since 19...Read More

Very much dissatisfaction among farmers in my constituency over crop insurance compensation: Jamnagar MP in Lok Sabha

November 26, 2019
Very much dissatisfaction among farmers in my constituency over crop insurance compensation: Jamnagar MP in Lok Sabha

Jamnagar: There's very much dissatisfaction among farmers in my constituency over rightful compensation, insurance firms are denying them. Insurance firms have adopted policy of ensuring their own benefit.Their monopoly needs to be regulated, Jamnagar BJP MP Poonam Madam said in Lok Sabha today. DeshGujaratRead More

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