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English Release 27-February 2015
Date Month Year
  • AYUSH
  • Panchagavya Therapy
  • Election Commission
  • Bye-elections to the Council of States from various States.
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Online Agri Platforms for Sale of Agri Produce
  • Malpractices in Cooperative Societies
  • Decrease in Crops Sowing Area
  • Dependence on Imported Pulses
  • Infrastructure for Online Trading
  • Fertility of Agricultural Land
  • Setting up of Fish Brood Banks
  • Production of Foodgrains and Fruits in Maharashtra
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • 'Make in India' Programme
  • Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
  • Ease of Doing Business Index
  • Ban on Import of Poultry Products from United States
  • Boost to Leather Sector
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Recommendations for Restructuring of FCI are Under Consideration of the Government
  • National Food Security Act Implemented in Eleven States
  • Steps to Ensure Better Targeting of Food Subsidies
  • 612.91 Lakh Tons of PDS Foodgrains Allocated to the States During Current Year
  • Rs 16,904 Crore Subsidy Released to the States for Procuring Foodgrains for Central Pool
  • Damage in Central Pools Stocks Brought Down to 0.044%
  • Min of Corporate Affairs
  • National Company Law Tribunal
  • Regulation of Salary
  • Contribution to Political Parties
  • Corporate Frauds
  • Competition Commission of India
  • Min of Culture
  • Government accepts the resignation of Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar from the Chairmanship of Coordination Committee of Zonal Cultural Centres (CCZCC)
  • Min of Defence
  • Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme
  • Setting up of Technology Development Board
  • Aircraft and Helicopter Crashes
  • Shortage of Articles in Army
  • Procurement of Arms and Ammunition
  • Production of Defence Equipment
  • Road Projects of BRO
  • Participation of States in Republic Day Celebrations
  • To be Answered on the 27th February, 2015
  • National Cadet Corps
  • Development of Defence Industries
  • Import of Defence Equipment
  • Veterans Commission
  • Transportation of Arms and Ammunitions
  • Export of Defence Products
  • Submarine Construction Project
  • Purchase of Fighter Aircraft
  • Replacement of Avro Fleet
  • Blacklisting of Companies
  • Illegal Entry of Foreign Vessels

  • Min of Earth Science
  • Maldivian Minister Calls on the Minister for Science & Technology and Earh Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan to Discuss Issues Relating to Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (Rimes)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji, IAS(MH:86) Appointed as Chairman and Managing Director, Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI) on Deputation Basis for a period of Three Years
  • ED Investigation on Black Money
  • Recommendations made by the Shome Committee/Tax Administration Refroms Commission
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana; Provides Health Insurance to Unorganized Workers Belonging to BPL Category and their Families
  • Cut in Repo Rate
  • Payment of Dividents from Public Sector Banks
  • Improvement in Female Literacy and Educational Challenges
  • Wiping Every Tear from Every Eye: The Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and Mobile Numbers Provide the Solution
  • Major Reform Initiatives Undertaken by Government in Banking, Insurance and Financial Sector
  • Economic Survey highlights the need for balance between ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skilling India’
  • A Growth Rate of over 8 Per Cent Expected for the Coming Year
  • Government Remains Committed to Fiscal Consolidation; Economic Survey says Enhanced Revenue Generation is a Priority
  • Infrastructure Growth in terms of Eight Core Industries Higher than Industrial Growth since 2011-12
  • India’s National Solar Mission Being Scaled up Five-Fold to 100,000 Megawatts
  • India needs to create additional Fiscal Space: Economic Survey 2014 – 15
  • Economic Survey Recommends Reform of Railway’s Structure, Commercial Practices, Overhaul of Technology
  • Skill Development and Employment are major Challenges: Economic Survey
  • Economic Survey 2014-15 Highlights
  • The Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) will enhance Fiscal Federalism in India: Economic Survey 2014-15
  • Government approves a Rs. 200 crore Central Sector Scheme for implementing e-platform for agri-marketing
  • Hyper-Growth in Tech start ups in India, says Economic Survey on Services Sector
  • Services Sector Clocks Double Digit Growth
  • External Sector is returning to the path of strength and resilience: Economic Survey
  • Inflation shows a declining trend during the year 2014-15 (April-December)
  • Foodgrains production for 2014-15 estimated at 257.07 million tonnes; will exceed average food grain production of last five years by 8.5 million tones
  • From Carbon Subsidy to Carbon Tax: India’s Green Actions
  • Food Subsidy Bill stands at Rs. 107823.75 crore during 2014-15 (upto January, 2015), shows an increase of 20% over previous year
  • Create National Common Market in Agricultural Commodities: Economic Survey 2014-15
  • Revive public investment to improve investment climate: Economic Survey 2014 – 15
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Medical Facilities in Tribal Areas
  • Mission Indradhanush will Provide Immunization Against 7 Life-Threatening Diseases
  • Steps Taken to Reduce IMR and MMR
  • National Deworming Drive Launched in 11 States
  • Healthcare of Elderly People
  • Health Research
  • AIIMS Like Institutions
  • Essential Drugs
  • Stufies for Assessment of Health and Family Welfare
  • Polio Eradication Programmes
  • National Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Therapy
  • Evaluation of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA)
  • Steps Taken for Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Rajnath Singh calls for Promotion of Education with Scientific Temper and Skills
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 59.19 per bbl on 26.02.2015
  • Min of Planning
  • The Government to continue the financial assistance to 88 districts for Left Wing Extremism Affected Districts
  • Initiatives to improve the performance in infrastructure sectors
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • CSIR Wins International Competition to Set up Wax Deoiling Technology at Numaligarh Refinery of BPCL
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • 2774 adoptions during April-December, 2014
  • 26.55% reduction in moderately/severely underweight children under ICDS between 2009-10 to 2013-14
  • 887 Lakh rupees released to States/UTs for effective implementation of District Action Plans under BBBP programme
  • An amount of Rs 12727 lakh for Child Care Institutions and Rs 915 lakh for Specialized Adoption Agencies allocated under ICPS during 2014-15
  • Setting up of Special Juvenile Police Units under JJ Act, 2000
  • A sum of Rs. 400 lakhs and a total of 24000 beneficiaries covered under the STEP Scheme till date during 2014-15

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Ministry of Agriculture10-October, 2012 16:19 IST
Need for better International Colloboration to Fight Trans-Boundary Diseases: Shri Harish Rawat

Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Shri Harish Rawat today called upon experts to evolve ways to fight trans-boundary diseases by expanding consultations, “I am convinced that this expert consultation will enhance our ability to respond quickly, to trans-boundary diseases and pests, with adequate official services for a better inter-sectoral collaboration,” he said.

Shri Rawat was speaking at the “Expert consultation on Managing Trans-boundary Diseases of Agricultural Importance in Asia-Pacific”. The three-day Expert Consultation is being jointly organized by ICAR and APAARI with the major objective to priorities areas of collaboration and partnerships for managing Trans-boundary diseases in the region. Around 150 delegates and experts from FAO, WHO, ICAR, APAARI, CG Centers, OIE and other national and international organizations are participating in the event.

Elaborating further he said, “Nowadays, the movement of plant pests, as well as the diseases of animals, fishes and plants, across boundaries, have given rise to global threats, to food security, and related trade. This has created global concern on public health, especially when such diseases and pests affect humans. Increased movement of people, terrestrial and aquatic animals, plants and products, in the globalized economy on the one hand, and the concentration and intensification of production systems on the other, have accelerated, and enlarged redistribution of animal diseases, and plant pests, with a clear tendency to expand to all regions of the globe. Climate change is creating new ecological niches, for the re-emergence and spread of pests and diseases. As such, the impact of trans-boundary animal diseases, and plant pests, has considerably increased. Outbreaks of diseases have resulted in major food problems, either directly through yield reductions of food crops, and losses in animals and fishes, or indirectly through the reduction of yields of cash crops, and loss of consumer confidence, for example, Highly pathogenic Avian Influenza, Swine flu, Rinderpest, Potato blight or Locusts.”

Highlighting the impact of such diseases on international trade the Minister said, “In recent times, the list of imported exotic diseases has grown, while substantial progress is yet to be made, in the control of local entrenched pathogens. With the prevailing factors, such as, climate change, ever increasing human mobility, or travel and agricultural change; it is likely that trans-boundary diseases will continue to pose a serious challenge. Since these diseases respect no internal, national and international borders; they require global perspectives and responses, conceptually and geographically. Poor countries and producers may perceive different risks and incentives, associated with Trans-boundary diseases and pests. It is in the interest of the international community, to avoid creating country, or regional reservoirs, for Trans-boundary diseases and pests, that will maintain the threat at global level.”

MP:DS: trans-boundary diseases(10.10.2012)
(Release ID :88300)

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