GOVERNMENT AWAAZ

President Kovind reassigned Finance and Corporate Affairs portfolios to Jaitley

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has directed that the Finance and Corporate Affairs portfolios be assigned to Union Minister Arun Jaitley. Mr Jaitley, who left for New York last month, returned home last week after undergoing medical treatment. On 23rd of January, the charge of the Finance Ministry … Continue reading President Kovind reassigned Finance and Corporate Affairs portfolios to Jaitley

CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra appointed new Election Commissioner

AMN Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Sushil Chandra, has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner. Mr Chandra is a 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service officer. With his appointment, the Election Commission now has Sunil Arora as the Chief Election Commissioner and Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra as fellow commissioners.

Govt approves continuation of Centre’s tribal welfare schemes

Sudhir Kumar / New Delhi Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the continuation of sub-schemes under Umbrella programme for the development of Scheduled Tribes from the period till March 2020. Briefing media persons after the Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said, over 10 crores Scheduled Tribe people will benefit from it. … Continue reading Govt approves continuation of Centre’s tribal welfare schemes

Govt approves MoU between India and Saudi Arabia in tourism, Investment Infrastructure

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding, MoU between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of the Republic of India and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for strengthening cooperation in the … Continue reading Govt approves MoU between India and Saudi Arabia in tourism, Investment Infrastructure

Govt approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI     The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, for creating more accountability and offering more protection against exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly women by their NRI spouses. Details: The Bill provides for … Continue reading Govt approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019

1.5 cr employees benefited from Pradhanmantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojna: Gangwar

AMN / NEW DELHI Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar today said around one crore 50 lakh employees have been benefited from Pradhanmantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojna. Inaugurating the International Labour Organization centenary celebrations in Noida today he said, the government is sincerely working for the welfare and social security of workers. He said, in … Continue reading 1.5 cr employees benefited from Pradhanmantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojna: Gangwar

Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI Director

AMN / NEW DELHI 1983-batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre, Rishi Kumar Shukla today took charge as the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI. He took charge from M. Nageshwara Rao, who was working as Interim Chief of the Investigation Agency. Mr. Shukla will serve in the post for a period of two … Continue reading Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI Director

Ramesh Abhishek gets addl charge of Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

  AMN / NEW DELHI The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation to Shri Ramesh Abhishek, IAS (BH:1982), Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Centre releases additional assistance of over Rs 7000 cr from NDRF to six states, one UT

AMN / NEW DELHI The Centre has released additional assistance of over seven thousand crore rupees from National Disaster Response Fund to six States and one Union Territory affected by natural disasters. The states are Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat, and Puducherry. A high level committee chaired by Home Minister … Continue reading Centre releases additional assistance of over Rs 7000 cr from NDRF to six states, one UT

Southern Railway adjudged number one for cleanliness

  AMN The Southern Railway has bagged the number one position for cleanliness in the country. The Divisional Railway Manager Shirish Kumar Sinha said this achievement was under the category of other than Premium Category trains in the recent Trains Cleanliness Survey conducted by IRCTC on all India level. During the year 2018, Southern Railway’s … Continue reading Southern Railway adjudged number one for cleanliness

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SPORTS

India assured of 5 medals at 70th Strandja Memorial Boxing

  Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Defending champion Amit Panghal opened his campaign on a victorious not ...

Boxing: Gaurav Solanki, Naman Tanwar enter quarterfinals of Strandja Memorial Tournament

Commonwealth Games medal-winning duo of Gaurav Solanki and Naman Tanwar have entered the quarterfinals of 70th ...

Vidarbha beat Rest of India to retain Irani Cup

In cricket, Ranji champions Vidarbha beat Rest of India in Nagpur yesterday to retain the Irani Cup. Vidarbha ...

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MARQUEE

President Kovind confers PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

    AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya ...

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

  By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Binnu Ka Sapna”, a short film by Kanu Behl of “Titli” fame, ...

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary   One of India's most beautifu ...

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