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English Release 26-November 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • Quality-oriented education can transform India into one of the leading nations of the world, says President
  • Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Eleventh Convocation of Symbiosis International University
  • Deepen private sector involvement in education, says President
  • President of India condoles the passing away of Sitara Devi
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Speech by the Prime Minister at the SAARC Summit
  • 26/11: PM salutes the bravery of security personnel who laid down their lives and reaffirms commitment to combat terrorism
  • Department of Space
  • Commercial Application of Space Technology
  • Achievements in Space Science
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • Balance of Trade in North-Eastern Region
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Implementation of National Design Polic
  • Extension Of Validity Of Industrial Licences By DIP
  • Steps Taken To Improve Position In Business Index
  • Schemes for Promotion and Modernization Of Industrial Unit
  • Implementation of National Manufacturing Polic
  • Push To Manufacturing Sector
  • Doubling India's Share in Global Trade
  • Boosting Industrial Production
  • Signing Of FTAs
  • New Foreign Trade Policy to address slowdown concerns of exporters: Commerce Secretary
  • Min of Earth Science
  • Forecasting of Natural Calamities
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  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • ‘Delhi Declaration’ at closing of PPD International Conference focuses on Youth to harness Demographic Dividend
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • West Bengal Protection of Interest of Depositors in Financial Establishment Bill for Presidential Assent
  • Releasing of Undertrials who have Served Half of Maximum Sentence
  • Identifying Citizens While Preparing NPR
  • Hoisting of National Flag Permanently in Connaught Place, Delhi
  • Floods in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Crimes Against Women and Children in Delhi and NCR
  • Rise in Overstay of Pakistani Nationals
  • No Output on ISIS trying to Gain Ground in Kashmir
  • Decline in Terrorism and Infiltration
  • Compensation to Victims of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots
  • No Cap for receiving contribution under FCRA
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • Improving Learning Outcome in the Country
  • Gender Sensitization on Campuses Across the Country
  • Providing Quality Literacy to All
  • Re-Structuring of UGC
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • IDPA signs a 5-year contract with DD National to showcase documentary films from across the country
  • Directorial debut ‘ Ek Hazarachi Note’ enters competition category of IFFI, 2014
  • Role of Changing Technology in Cinema: A Discussion
  • Songs of the Bards of Bengal: The Bauls and Fakirs: An Attempt to Preserve the Tradition
  • Bodhon: An Experiment to Define Motherhood
  • Justice C.K.Prasad, Retd. Judge of the Supreme Court of India appointed as Chairman Press Council of India
  • Rituals can create an ‘Experiential sphere’ different from conventional audio-visual theatre says the award winning Sinhalese director IndikaFerdinando
  • Candles in the Wind: Struggle of Women
  • Film is a tool of Social Reform: Sabyasachi Mohapatra
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • KVIC Exhibitions Outside India
  • Investment in MSME Run by Small Entrepreneurs
  • Cooperation with Cote D’ivoire in Sme Sector
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  • Study for Exploration of Rare Earth Element
  • Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill
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  • Balance of Trade in North-Eastern Region
  • Min of Overseas Indian Affairs
  • Rehabilitation Package for Migrant Indians
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  • Public Grievance
  • Procedure for Communication
  • Representation of OBC/SC/ST in Higher Officer
  • Amending Rules for Safeguarding Women
  • Appointment of SPG Director
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Increasing CNG Filling Stations in Delhi
  • Setting Up of Refinery in Rajasthan
  • LPG Connections in Rural Areas
  • Digitization of Files and Data
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 76.91 per bbl on 25.11.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Railways to Run Six Special Trains to Clear Extra Rush for Mahaparinibban Divas
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
  • Extension in Retirement Age of Scientists
  • Environment Friendly Technologies
  • Min of Shipping
  • Workshop on Integrated National Waterways Transportation Grid Inaugurated
  • New Mechanism of Collection of Light Dues for Container Ships
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Development of Persons with Disabilities
  • Benefits to Disabled
  • Development of Persons with Disabilities
  • Ramp Facility for Physically Challenged
  • Data on Mentally Retarded Persons
  • Min of Steel
  • Measures to Increase Steel Production
  • Mines Allotted to KIOCL in Karnataka
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Jual Oram inaugurates Tribal Art and Crafts Mela Aadishilp
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu approves enhancement of Ground Coverage and FAR in Delhi
  • DMRC’s Revenues Exceed Budget Targets
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Uma Bharti will Review the Working of her Ministry on Weekly Basis
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Text of Speech of Sarbanand Sonowal
  • Boxer Sarita Devi issue Discussed
  • Sarbananda Sonowal confers Arjuna Award 2014 to Boxer Manoj Kumar

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Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports29-August, 2011 15:0 IST
President Gives Away Sports and Adventure Awards
The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away Sports and Adventure Awards at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan today. The function was attended by Union Minister of Railways Shri Dinesh Trivedi, Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports and several eminent sports persons.

Sh. Gagan Narang was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this year for his sterling performance in Shooting. The award carries a statuettes, citations and cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh each.

Shri Shabbir Ali (Football), Shri Sushil Kohli (Swimming) and Shri Rajkumar (Wrestling) were conferred Dhyan Chand Awards for the year 2011 for their contribution to sports by their performance and efforts to promote the sports. The award carries a statuettes, citations and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each.

The President also gave away Dronacharya Awards for the this year to Shri Inukurthi Venkateshwara Rao (Boxing), Shri Devender Kumar Rathore (Gymnastics), Shri Ramphal (Wrestling), Dr. Kuntal Roy (Athletics) and Shri Rajinder Singh (Hockey) in recognition of their meritorious achievements in the field of coaching. The award carries a statuettes, citations and enhanced cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each.

Shri Rahul Banerjee (Archery), Ms. Preeja Sreedharan (Athletics), Ms. Jwala Gutta (Badminton), Shri M. Suranjoy Singh (Boxing), Shri Sunil Chhetri (Football), Shri Rajpal Singh (Hockey), Shri Rakesh Kumar (Kabaddi), Ms. Tejeswini Bai V (Kabaddi -Women)), Ms. Tejaswini Ravindra Sawant (Shooting), Shri Veedhawal Vikram Khade(Swimming), Shri Sanjay Kumar (Volleyball), Shri Ravinder Singh (Wrestling), Naib Subedar Katulu Ravikumar (Weightlifting), Ms. Wangkhem Sandhyarani Devi (Wushu) and Shri Prasantha Karamakar (Swimming Paralympics) were conferred Arjuna Awards for the year 2011, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the respective field of sports. The Award carries a statuettes, citations and enhanced cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each.

Shri Vikas Gowda (Athletics), Shri Zaheer Khan (Cricket), Shri Ashish Kumar (Gymnastics) and Shri Somdev Kishore Devvarman (Tennis) have been also awarded Arjuna Awards but they could not attend the presentation ceremony because of their sporting events abroad.

With a view to recognize, the contribution made to sports development by entities other than sportspersons and coaches, the Government had instituted in 2009, a new award “Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar”, which has four categories, namely, community sports development, promotion of sports academies of excellence, support to elite sportspersons and employment to sportspersons.

The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board was conferred “Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar” for the year 2011 under the category of Financial Support for Sports Excellence Establishment. Shri N. Ramachadran of Squash Academy, Chennai also received the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar” for Establishment Management of Sports Academics of Excellence.

The President also conferred Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards for the year 2010 to recognize the contribution and performance of the awardees in the field of adventure sports. Late Col. Balwant Singh Sandhu was given Life Time Achievement Award (Posthumously). Ms. Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu for Land Adventure, Ms. Mamta Sodha for Land Adventure and Shri Dilip Donde for Water Adventure were also awarded. The award carries cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and Bronze Statuette along with a citation.

(Release ID :75167)

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