Jan 3, 2017

Pan-India expansion of Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP) to benefit pregnant and lactating mothers across the country

Government of India is committed to ensure that every woman attains optimal nutritional status – especially from the most vulnerable communities as nutrition constitutes the foundation for human development.  This is all the more important during the period of pregnancy and lactation coupled with wage loss.  A woman’s nutritional status has important implications for her health as well as the health and development of her children.    

LPG customers to now get a discount for on-line payment of LPG refill

Oil Marketing Companies, viz IndianOil, BPCL & HPCL are now offering an upfront discount of Rs 5/- on every LPG refill to all LPG customers who will book and pay for their LPG cylinders online. Customers can make payment through existing online modes i.e net banking, credit & debit cards at the time of web-booking their refills.

Union Home Minister lays the foundation stone of the Demonstration Housing Project by BMTPC for Lucknow

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of the Demonstration Housing Project by BMTPC (Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council) for Lucknow through video conferencing here today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said this BMPTC project is a model housing project which will use ecofriendly materials and innovative technology to build houses for the poor.

Year End Review: Ministry of AYUSH

The Ministry of AYUSH made a number of important strides in the year 2016 to strengthen and popularise the alternative systems of medicine. Only two years old Ministry organised a series of programmes in the direction of providing affordable, reliable and easily accessible medical facilities to the masses. Schemes were introduced to boost research and MOUs were signed to enhance cooperation with other countries in the field of Homeopathy, Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine. 

The patient-centric approach of the AYUSH systems of medicine, namely Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy hold significant potential for finding solutions to India’s public health challenges. The Ministry continued to make special efforts to promote these Systems.

CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA:

Government of India continues to take global leadership in the observation of the International Day of Yoga on 21st June every year, and uses the occasion to propagate this holistic approach to health and well-being across the national boundaries. In India, an estimated 50 lakh people participated in yoga training programmes of up to 1 month duration held as part of the observation of the International Day of Yoga in 2016, making it an unprecedented exercise in promotion of preventive healthcare in India.

The second International Day of Yoga was celebrated by organising various events concerning Yoga including Mass Yoga Demonstration at National and International level.  The main event of Mass Yoga Demonstration was organized at Capital Complex, Chandigarh on 21st June, 2016.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared two Awards- International and National Awards for outstanding contribution in Yoga.  Prime Minister also declared to focus on Yoga for diabetes during the current year.

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PM's Address at the Inauguration of the 104th Session of the Indian Science Congress, Tirupati

Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri E. S. L. Narasimhan

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu

Union Minister for Science & Technology, and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan

President of India’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Myanmar

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the eve of their Independence Day (January 4, 2017).

In a message to His Excellency U HtinKyaw, the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and people of India and on my own behalf, I extend to you warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Indian Railways Is Now Eyeing Chef Sanjeev Kapoor To Curate Menu For Train Tejas

In a bid to enhance one's experience with Indian Railways, the ministry is leaving no stone unturned. 
The Indian Railways is looking to unveil a lot of new services and features that the passengers will get and one of them is a delicious menu curated by master chef Sanjeev Kapoor. 
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In the next 2 months, we would be ready with Tejas Trains which would redefine passenger travel experience in India pic.twitter.com/oWXABvgyWN

Metro halts plan for Paytm at 10 stations

DMRC managing director Mangu Singh had announced on December 23 that 10 low-footfall stations would conduct business solely through Paytm and “initially” have just one ticket counter to accept cash.

The plan had to be modified the following day as it drew sharp criticism over denying public transport to those without smartphones and access to the e-wallet.

 

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