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English Release 25-July 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • PRESIDENT OF INDIA RECEIVES FIRST COPIES OF THE BOOKS, ‘THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS’‘WINGED WONDERS OF RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN’ AND ‘INDRADHANUSH’

  • President of India dedicates Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum to the Nation
  • President congratulates medal winners in Commonwealth Games
  • President of India’s message on the Occasion of Independence Day of Maldives
  • President of India to attend the Golden Jubilee Convocation of PT. Ravishankar Shukla University tomorrow
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM's remarks at book release function on the occasion of completion of two years of Presidency of Shri Pranab Mukherjee
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 533 Lakh Hectare
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Sez Abroad for Chemical Industry
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Meeting of the General Council WTO Geneva 24-25 July 2014
  • Delhi- Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project
  • Agri Export Zones
  • Import of Solar Cells
  • Export of Processed/Value Added Agricultural Products
  • Validity Period of Industrial Licences
  • Export/Import of Fruits
  • Promotion of Agro-Processing SEZs
  • Export Target for Textile Products
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Amendments Proposed to Make Hoarding Non-Bailable Offence
  • States Asked to Ensure Timely Payment of Sugarcane Dues to the Farmers
  • States Advised to Allow Free Movement of Fruits and Vegetables to Check Prices
  • Min of Corporate Affairs
  • Corporate Frauds
  • Cartelisation
  • Min of Defence
  • IAF ALH Helicopter Crashed
  • Stress Levels of Defence Personnel
  • Deployment of Troops by China in PoK
  • Compulsory Military Training
  • Shortage of Fighter Aircraft
  • Warship Construction Projects
  • Main Battle Tanks
  • Missile Launcher Projects
  • Modernisation of Navy
  • Attack on Fishermen
  • Depiction of Indian Territory in Map of China
  • Naval Ships and Submarines Accidents
  • Firing Ranges
  • Settlement in Border Areas
  • Firing Range at Tosamaidan Meadows
  • Domestic Production of Defence Equipment
  • Indigenous Civilian Aircraft
  • RIC at IIT, Chennai
  • Death of Soldiers in Siachen
  • Combat Exercises
  • Min of Environment and Forests
  • Ratification of Second Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol by all Parties is the urgent need of the hour – Prakash Javadekar
  • Min of External Affairs
  • 5th India-US Strategic Dialogue
  • New Contact Details of MEA Control Room in view of the precarious security situation in Iraq
  • External Affairs Minister’s response to the points raised on Calling Attention Motion on ‘Situation arising out of Indians stranded in Iraq and steps taken by the Government in this regard’ in Lok Sabha
  • External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj’s Visit to Nepal from 25th to 27th of July
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Cost Based Study on Petroleum Products
  • Withdrawal of Currencies Issued Prior to 2005
  • Share of States in Central Tax Revenues
  • Representation of Bank and Insurance Employees
  • Participation of India in G-20 Summits
  • Fiscal Deficit and Subsidy Payment
  • National Skill Development Agency (NSDA)
  • Growth Rate Achieved by Agriculture, Manufacturing & Service Sector During 2013-14
  • Steps to Check Irregularities in Banking Activities in Rural Areas
  • C&AG of India Takes Over as Member of UN Board of Auditors
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Funds Under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
  • Guidelines on Vector-Borne Diseases
  • HIV/AIDS Patients
  • Funds for Medical Research
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  • International Cooperation on Health
  • Allocation for CGHS Unani
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  • Additional Seats for Medical and Dental Colleges in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
  • Cases of Blindness
  • No Shortage of Vaccines Universal Immunization Programme
  • Ban of Endosulfan
  • Supply of Medicines to CGHS Beneficiaries
  • Trauma Care Facilities
  • Arbitrary Rates for Medical Treatment
  • Polio Free Nation
  • Cases of Thalassemia
  • Quality of Sanitary Napkins
  • Cases of Paralysis
  • Registration of Medical Practitioners
  • Cases of Heart Diseases
  • Expenditure on Health Sector
  • Medi-Claim Policy
  • Disposal of Medical Waste
  • Migration of Health Professionals
  • Dental Colleges
  • Corruption in Indian Medical System
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • National Foundation for Communal Harmony to host Music Concert
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Revamping of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Dr. Najma Heptulla Meets un Officials
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2014 – Declaration of Written Result
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • British delegation meets the Petroleum Minister to discuss enhancement of cooperation between the two countries
  • Production Performance of Oil & Natural Gas Sector for the month of June, 2014
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket increased to US$ 105.93 per bbl on 24.07.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • 29 Premium Trains Introduced by Indian Railways During April to June 2014-15
  • Bogibeel Rail-Cum-Road Bridge Project Targeted for Completion by March 2017
  • Railways Provide Battery Operated Vehicle at Some of Major Stations for Disabled & Old Aged Passengers
  • 2230 Touts Charge Sheeted by Railways for Ticket Black Marketing During March’13 to April’14
  • Railways Identify Nine Corridors for Running Semi High Speed Trains
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • Shri Nitin Gadkari inspects Delhi Jaipur Highway
  • Min of Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • Monitoring of Central Projects
  • Evaluation of MPLAD Scheme
  • Per Capita Income
  • Min of Textiles
  • Rejuvenation of Silk Industry of Bhagalpur
  • Safeguarding Interests of Muga Silk Farmers of Assam
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on July 24, 2014
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programme Covering Children, Adolescent Girls & Women Launched in 200 Districts
  • NIPCCD to have two new regional centres
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • Performance of Indian Athletes at Commonwealth Games, Glasgow - 2014 on 24th July, 2014
  • Planning Commission
  • Innovation

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Ministry of Science & Technology26-May, 2005 15:45 IST
India and Canada to sign first ever umbrella agreement on Science & Technology

CANADA TO SHOWCASE ITS RANGE OF INNOVATIONS AS PARTNER COUNTRY AT THIS YEAR'S TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

GOVERNMENT TO SET UP A "YOUNG INNOVATORS' FUND" TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG SCIENTISTS
India and Canada will sign a comprehensive agreement on science and technology later this year to give a boost to the research activities taking place in both the countries and to help the transfer of technologies from laboratories to the market place. Announcing this at a joint press conference with the Minister of Science and Technology, Shri. Kapil Sibal, here today, the Canadian High Commissioner to India, Ms. Lucie Edwards said that her country is going to sign such an 'umbrella agreement' with any country for the first time in last 25 years. She said, the agreement will encompass a wide range of areas from research to design, production, innovation and close interaction between the academia and the industry. The collaborations this year will focus on five themes- Earth Sciences and Disaster Mitigation keeping in view the Great Tsunami event of December 24, 2004; Environmental and Climate Change Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Information and Communications Technology, Nano-technology and Nano-science; Biotechnology, Health Research and Medical Devices. She also disclosed that the recently released Canadian International Policy Statement "paid significant attention to India as well as Science and Technology and suggested key initiatives to support partnerships in this sector with key markets, like India".

Shri. Sibal announced that Canada will be the partner country in this year's Technology Summit and Technology Platform to be held in New Delhi during September 21-22 and jointly hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Department of Science & Technology. He said that some of the best research institutions of Canada will participate at this summit and seek partnerships with Indian organisations. Shri. Sibal said that in this era of globalisation, the role of the Government is increasingly changing from that of a regulator to a facilitator.

Shri. Sibal felicitated four young innovators who have just returned from Malaysia after creating waves at the prestigious International Exhibition for Young Inventors organised by Malaysian Industrial Design Society (MINDS) in Kuala Lumpur from May 19-21, 2005.The young innovators are Vindhya Revathi Vyjayanti, Raghavendra G, Kunal Gaurav and Arpith. Vindhya R. Vyjayanthi was also given a special award by Japan Institute of Invention & Innovation for the most outstanding work displayed at the exhibition for her project on ‘Co-relation of the radii of in-circle and circum-circle’.

Raghavendra G’s project on ‘Global Range Electronic Appliance Controller’ (GREAC) drew much appreciation since it enables the user to control electrical appliances at home from anywhere in the world through an unanswered free call to a mobile phone at home.

Kunal Gaurav worked on ‘Extraction of Thread from Banana Trunk’, showing exemplary social and environmental responsibility in trying to find out how effectively banana extracted fibre can be used to make quality biodegradable fibre and neo-plastic.

Arpith Siromoney displayed astounding social consideration working on an improved wheel chair using the novel idea of caterpillar treads instead of wheels, much as a military tank does, so that the use can climb stairs and cover uneven surfaces.

Shri Sibal announced that the Government will soon set up a Young Innovators’ Fund to encourage students to pursue their dream projects and research work on a long-term basis. The modalities of the fund is being worked out by the Department of Science & Technology.

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