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Committee for Education Policy submits report to Ministry of HRD

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 28 May   

  The Committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy has submitted the report containing its recommendations to the Ministry of HRD. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development thanked the Chairman and all members of the Committee for their commitment and efforts. The Committee has examined the large body of outcome documents, recommendations and suggestions received from the ...


Cabinet approval to N I T, Andhra Pradesh

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 26 May   

       The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex- post facto approval for establishment of NIT, Andhra Pradesh which has been registered as a Society under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001 with effect from 20th August 2015.  The Cabinet also approved introduction of a Bill namely the National Institutes of Technology, Science Educatio...


Cabinet approval to MOU between India and Maldives

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 26 May   

  The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Maldives for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism.  The Memorandum of Understanding with Maldives will be instrumental in increasing arrival fro...


MOU between ISRO and UAE Space Agency 

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 26 May   

       The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) for cooperation in the exploration and user of outer space for peaceful purposes.  The MoU would result in setting up a Joint Working Group with members from ISRO ...


PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 26 May   

       The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his twelfth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to disbursement of scholarships/fellowships to students. He sought to know the reasons for the delay, and enqu...


Prime Minister of Fiji meets Prime Minister Modi

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 19 May   

     Rear Admiral (Retd.) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister expressed his condolences for the loss of life in Fiji due to the Category 5 Cyclone Winston, which struck Fiji on 20 February 2016. The Prime Minister said that India stood ready to provide all possible assistance to Fiji in the rehabilitation and reconst...


Ms Krishna Poonia get Financial assistance from NSDF

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 20 May   

     The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved financial assistance for 80 days training to Ms Krishna Poonia under Mr. Mac Wilkins at Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, California, USA. Financial assistance from the National Sports Development to the tune of USD 14000 per month for two months’ training has been sanctioned. This sanction is against the projected training expenses...


Mineral Production during March 2016 (Provisional)

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 20 May   

       The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of March (new Series 2004-05=100) 2016 at 148.8, was 0.1% lower as compared to March 2015. The cumulative growth for the period April- March 2015-16 over the corresponding period of previous year stands at (+) 2.2%. The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic & minor minerals) in the country ...


INS Karmuk attends closing ceremony of 27th Ind – Indo CORPAT

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 20 May   

        The closing ceremony of 27TH India-Indonesian CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) was held from 16-19 May 16. Indian Naval Ship Karmuk entered Belawan harbour (Indonesia) on 16 May 16 with the Senior Officer Commodore Girish Kumar Garg, Naval Component Commander, Andaman and Nicobar Command embarked to participate in the closing ceremony. The ship was escorted by Indonesia Navy ship KRI Imam Bo...


Revision of Scheme of National Welfare Fund of Sportspersons

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 20 May   

      The National Welfare Fund for sports persons was set up in March, 1982 with a view to assisting outstanding sportspersons of yesteryears, who had brought glory to the country in sports, now living in indigent circumstances,. The scheme was last reviewed and revised in July 2009.  Scheme of National Welfare Fund of Sportspersons has been reviewed again and has been revised extensively.  Un...