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English Release 30-July 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India condoles the loss of lives in landslides in Pune
  • President congratulates medal winners in Commonwealth Games
  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum will open for public viewing from August 1, 2014
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM condoles loss of lives in landslide in Pune district
  • Sikkim Governor calls on PM
  • Full text of PM's address at 86th ICAR Foundation Day
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • Developing Ecosystem in North Eastern Region
  • Assistance to North Eastern Region under Special Accelerated Development Programme
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Subsidy Given to Agri Exporters
  • Grant of Infrastructure Status to Hotel Industry
  • No Increase in Import Duty on Apple
  • Relaxation of Conditions for FDI in Different Sectors
  • Effect of Fall in Prices of Natural Rubber
  • Jobs Created Through Manufacturing Units
  • Production of Fine Quality Tea in Uttarakhand
  • US Opposition to Section 3(D) of the Indian Patent Act
  • Min of Culture
  • Funds for World Heritage Sites
  • Restoration and Maintenance of Monuments
  • Min of Defence
  • Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Takes Over as New COSC
  • Min of Earth Science
  • Doppler Weather Radars
  • Impact of Abnormal Weather Condition
  • COMAPS
  • Min of Environment and Forests
  • Joint Working Group – Important Platform for addressing concerns of Environment and Sustainable Development: Shri Prakash Javadekar US Special Envoy for Climate Change meets Shri Prakash Javadekar
  • Min of External Affairs
  • Supply of Uranium for peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy
  • Step Taken by Government to Reduce Delay in Passport Issuance
  • States of Indo-Us civil nuclear deal
  • Ruling on Maritime boundary between India and Bangladesh
  • Land corridor to religious places in Pakistan
  • Indo-UK Ties
  • Hindi as official language in UN
  • Haj Pilgrimage
  • Expulsion of Indian journalists by Pakistan
  • Diplomats in Indian Missions Abroad
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Union Finance Minister to Hold Meeting with the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Public Sector Banks and Financial Institutions on Comprehensive Financial Inclusion Plan and Other Issues Tomorrow
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Review of Security Cover to VIPs
  • Claims for Freedom Fighter Pension
  • ILLICIT Drug Cultivation
  • Proposal to Restructure NDMA
  • Refugees and Illegal Migrants
  • Bharat Ratna for Major Dhyan Chand
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • Institutions of Higher Education in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
  • Uniform Regulatory Framework for Universities
  • Increase is Expenditure on School Education
  • Changes in Education System
  • Joint Executive MBA Programme of IIT Bombay & WUSIL
  • National Madarsa Modernization Programme
  • Reforms in Higher Education
  • Reason for Reverting to 3 Years Undergraduate Degree in Delhi University
  • Government to Formulate New Education Policy
  • Decrease in out of School Children
  • Minority Youths in Higher Education
  • Min of Labour & Employment
  • Steps Taken by the Government for Construction Workers
  • Amalgamation of Schemes
  • Revision of EPF Pension
  • Amendment to Archaic Factories Act, 1948
  • Labour Plantation Act, 1951
  • Safety at Workplaces
  • Welfare of Industrial Workers
  • Interest Rate on EPF
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Funding to MSME
  • Virtual Network for MSME
  • De-Reservation of Items from Small Scale Sector
  • Production in MSME
  • Growth in MSME Sector
  • Impetus to Young Entrepreneurs in MSME
  • Production/Export of Khadi
  • Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship
  • Min of Mines
  • Geological Survey of India
  • Development of Mining Areas
  • Mining of Iron Ore in Maharashtra
  • Min of Overseas Indian Affairs
  • Non- Resident Indians Investment Facilitation through Overseas Indian Facilitation Centres
  • Non- Resident Indians Investment Facilitation through Overseas Indian Facilitation Centres
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Officials with Doubtful Integrity
  • Grievances of Pensioners
  • Performance Related Incentives
  • Eradication of Corruption
  • CBI Investigation
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Press Release
  • Roadmap for Exploitation of Methane
  • Measures to Increase Exploration of Gas and Oil
  • Steps to Make Cities Kerosene Free
  • Fiscal Subsidy on Domestic LPG
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket increased to US$ 106.34 per bbl on 29.07.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Ministry of Railways Clarifies that There is No Plan Whatsoever to Replace All Second Sleeper Coaches with AC Coaches in Mail and Express Trains
  • Min of Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • Provisional Results of Sixth Economic Census
  • Min of Steel
  • Iron-Ore Supplied by NMDC
  • Review of Safety and Security of Steel Plants
  • Min of Textiles
  • Santosh Gangwar Launches MIS for Skill Scheme
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Steps taken to attract Foreign Tourists
  • Countering Negative Publicity of India in International Media
  • Foreign Tourists
  • National Mission to encourage Pilgrimage Tourism
  • Promotion of Cyclopean Walls in Rajgir, Bihar as Tourist Destination
  • India and Australian State of Victoria discuss further strengthening of bilateral cooperation in Tourism Sector
  • Min of Urban Development
  • 16 Former Ministers Served Eviction Notices For Unauthorized Stay; Owe Damage Charges of Rs.21 Lakhs Per Month
  • 16 Former Ministers Served Eviction Notices for Unauthorized Stay; Owe Damage Charges of Rs.21 Lakhs Per Month
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • India won 10 medals on day 6 of CWG 2014

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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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