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English Release 31-July 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • Envoys of Five Nations present credentials to President of India
  • President of India to visit West Bengal and Telangana on August 1 and 2, 2014

  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Goswami Indira Beti ji calls on PM
  • Chairman, Suzuki Motor Corporation, calls on PM
  • PM highlights Finance Ministry's move to seek creative inputs for the Government's initiative on financial inclusion
  • PM writes to Afghan President
  • Department of Space
  • Indigenous Production of Cryogenic Engine
  • Technical Problems of GSLV
  • Min of Coal
  • Production of Coal
  • Increase in Coal Production
  • Loss of CIL from Underground Mines
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Nirmala Sitharaman Meets Penny Pritzker
  • Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100), June, 2014
  • Min of Defence
  • Celebration of Army Hospital (R&R) Foundation Day
  • Relinquishing of Command by Gen Bikram Singh
  • VLF Transmitting Station Commissioned at Tamil Nadu
  • Min of Earth Science
  • Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Technology Plant
  • Min of External Affairs
  • Third India-Africa Forum Summit
  • Outcome of Brics summit-2014
  • Meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission
  • Indian Fishermen in Foreign Custody
  • Boosting of Bilateral Ties with China
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Change in Tariff Value of Crude Palm Oil, Rbd Palm Oil, Others – Palm Oil, Crude Palmolein, Rbd Palmolein, Others – Palmolein, Crude Soyabean Oil, Brass Scrap (all Grades), Poppy Seeds, Areca Nuts, Gold and Silver Notified
  • Government to Launch A New Program of Financial Inclusion in Mission Mode to Provide Households with Facilities of Savings, Credit, Remittances, Insurance and Pension: FM
  • Clarification Regarding Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property in India by Foreign Nationals
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Visit of Union Home Minister to Malin Village in Pune
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Shri Kalraj Mishra launches NSICs B2C Web portal for MSMEs www.msmeshopping.com
  • Min of New and Renewable Energy
  • Installation of Solar Panels on Roof Tops
  • Solar and Wind Potential in Desert Regions
  • Steps to Create Awareness Regarding Importance of Renewable Energy
  • Cost of Renewable Energy Projects
  • Min of Overseas Indian Affairs
  • Protection of Interests of People Seeking Employment Abroad
  • Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs’ Steps for the Welfare of Indians Working in Different Gulf Countries
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointments
  • Awareness Programme Under Pensioner’s Portal
  • Review of Administrative Process
  • Process of Empanelment Before Appointment
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • India and Nepal discuss issues of bilateral engagement in the oil and gas sector
  • Petroleum Minister calls upon the OMCs to pool their resources, technologies, experiences and best practices to be better prepared for the challenges of the future
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket decreased to US$ 106.12 per bbl on 30.07.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Equity Fund for Power Sector
  • Acquisition of Coal Mines Overseas
  • Amendment in Electricity Act, 2003
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Rs. 73,392 crore will be an Estimated Completion Cost of Railways’ Two Dedicated Freight Corridors, Excluding Sonnagar-Dankuni Section
  • Railways Plan to Provide wi-fi Facility at Major Stations and in Important Trains
  • Railways to Install 5000 more Automatic Ticket Vending Machines at Stations
  • Railways to Provide Rail Connectivity to all Capitals of North Eastern Region
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • Toll Tax
  • Steps to Improve the Performance of NHAI
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Non-Implementation of Special Component Plan
  • Fixing Responsibilities in Cases of Atrocities
  • Problems of Drug Addiction
  • Punitive Measures Taken by NCSC
  • Measures Against Inhuman Practices
  • Pending Cases Under SCP
  • Manual Scavenging Act
  • Special Courts for Atrocities
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Schemes for Development of Tribes and Tribal Areas
  • National Committee on Forest Rights Act (FRA) Recommendations Highlights
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Municipal bodies not empowered as required, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
  • Monkey and dog menace at Parliament House being tackled
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • National Water Policy
  • Average Annual Water Availability for the Country has been Assessed as 1869 Billion Cubic Meters
  • Rs. 4680 crore Incurred on National River Conservation Plan
  • 17300 Exploratory Wells Constructed in Rain Deficient Regions
  • Rs.405 Crore Proposed as Central Assistance to the States for Drainage and Reclamation of Waterlogged Areas
  • 153 Flood Management Proposals Worth Rs. 6374 crore Approved
  • 764 Grossly Polluting Industries Indentified in Five States
  • Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme
  • Capacity Survey of 35 Resevoirs Complete
  • Rs. 6235 Crore Earmarked for Restoration of 10,000 Water Bodies
  • 162 Blocks Notified for Regulation of Ground Water Development in the Country
  • Three Proposals from States Included Under AIBP

  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • NRI Prospective Adoptive Parents to be Treated at Par with Resident Indians in the Proposed Revision of JJ Act
  • Financial Norms for ICPS Revised to Enhance the Quality of Services
  • Vacancy Position in Anganwadi Centres
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • India won 4 Silver and 1 Bronze on day 7 of CWG 2014

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Ministry of Textiles08-November, 2012 18:10 IST
President to Honour Master Craftspersons, Weavers Tomorrow

The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee will present the Shilp Guru Award and Sant Kabir Award for the year 2009 and 2010 to twenty Handicrafts Artisans and eighteen Master weavers in Vigyan Bhawan here tomorrow. Besides this, he will also present a total of seventy four National Awards to master craftspersons and master weavers.

Shri Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles; Smt. Kiran Dhingra, Secretary (Textiles); Sh. S.S. Gupta, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts); and Smt. Monika Garg, Development Commissioner (Handlooms), will also attend the award ceremony.

The Shilp Guru Award for the Master craftpersons was introduced during the year 2002.These awards are conferred to legendary master craftspersons of Handicrafts whose work and dedication have contributed not only to the preservation of rich and diverse craft heritage of the country, but also to the resurgence of handicrafts sector as a whole.

Each Award consists of one mounted gold coin, one shawl, Certificate and a Tamrapatra. In addition, financial assistance to the extent of Rs.6.00 lakhs is also given to each selected Shilp Guru Awardee to innovate and create five new products of high level of excellence, high aesthetic value and high quality befitting the stature of the Guru.

Sant Kabir Award has been introduced in 2009 and this award is conferred on such outstanding weavers who have made valuable contribution in keeping alive the handloom heritage and also for his dedication in building up the linkages between the past, present and the future through dissemination of knowledge on traditional skills and designs.

Each Sant Kabir Award consists of one mounted gold coin, one shawl, certificate and a Tamrapatra. In addition, financial assistance to the extent of Rs. 6.00 lakhs is also given to each selected Sant Kabir awardee to innovate and create 10 new products of high level of excellence, high aesthetic value and high quality.

National Awards to Master Craftspersons and master weavers were introduced in 1965. The award comprises of a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/-, a certificate, Tamrapatra and an Angavastrarm.

The Awardees of these two years represent almost all States of the country apart from different crafts and weaving styles of different locations in the country.

Out of the total twenty Shilp Guru Awardees, eighteen are male and two are female.

For Handicrafts artisans, forty National Awards for the years 2009 & 2010 will be conferred to a total of forty seven master craftspersons including seven joint awardees. Out of these forty seven Awardees, forty are male and seven are female. The main crafts in which Awards will be given are Art Metal engraving , Wood carving, Sandal wood carving, Stone carving, silver Filigree, Miniature Painting, Madhubani Painting, Pattachitra Painting , Dhokra Craft, Bell metal, Phad Painting, Koftgari Art, Blue art pottery, Bone carving, Batik Printing, Hand embroidery Kantha, Chikan Embroidery, Enamel Kundan Jewellery etc.

For Handloom weavers, thirty four National Awards for the years 2009 & 2010 will be conferred to a total of forty six master weavers including twelve joint awardees. Out of these nine are female awardees. The main weaving styles in which National Awards will be given are Cotton & Jamdani Saree, Rangat Saree, Ajrakh Prints, Tantra in Tapestry, Patan Patola, Paithani brocade saree, Muslin silks, Telia rumal, Himroo shawl, Karuwa design saree, Chakdo, Hand block printed Bed Cover, Baluchari Saree, Tie & Dye, Double Ikat Silk Saree , Pashmina shawl and Shreekshetia Wall Hanging etc. Eighteen weavers have been selected to confer Sant Kabir award for the years 2009 & 2010.

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