Indian Space scientists working on new breakthroughs: Dr. Jitendra Singh



Indian Space scientists working on new breakthroughs: Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has stated that the Indian Space Scientists are working on exciting new breakthroughs and innovative methodologies in the field of communication. The Minister has visited the Chandigarh based Semi Conductor Laboratory (SCL) of the Department of Space, today.


Elaborating further, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “Ultra Wide Band” (UWB) systems are gaining world-wide popularity in modern communication era, particularly for short and medium range communications. In the times to come, he added, such systems will have to be developed for further applications and explained that the main passive components of the Ultra Wide Band systems are “antenna” and “filter”.

In addition, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the inherent accompanying challenges of rapid scientific advancement in modern communication technology will be to cater to a wide range of frequencies and at the same time also develop mechanism for rejection of undesired frequencies. Obviously, this aspect would require further research in order to meet requirements in the fields of Space, Defence and other applications, he added.

Lauding the work being done in the Chandigarh laboratory under the Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this is perhaps the first establishment of its kind in the country which is researching and developing semi-conductor with the objective of implementing the new concept of UWB on Silicon Substrate.

The Director, Semi Conductor Laboratory, Chandigarh, Shri Surender Singh explained to Dr. Jitendra Singh various new innovations being developed to increase the speed of performance in lesser and lesser time and space. Dr. Jitendra Singh went through different compartments in the laboratory and showed keen interest in the work going on. He himself also participated in some of the experimental work that was in progress. Senior scientists of the SCL also made a brief presentation before the Minister.

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President of India congratulates Leander Paes for winning the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Shri Leander Paes for winning the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title in Melbourne.

In a message, the President has said, “Please accept my hearty congratulations on having won the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in Melbourne, making it your 15th Grand Slam title.

Your achievement is an inspiration for the youth of our country. The whole country joins your family and you in celebrating this impressive achievement.

I wish you continuing success and many more laurels in the future”.

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PM congratulates Indian Tennis Player, Leander Paes on the Mixed Doubles win at Australian Open


The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian Tennis Player, Leander Paes on the Mixed Doubles win at Australian Open.

"Leander Paes continues to make us proud! I congratulate him on the Mixed Doubles win with Martina Hingis at the Australian Open", the Prime Minister said.

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PM salutes coast guard personnel on 38th Raising Day of Indian Coast Guard


The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has saluted coast guard personnel on the 38th Raising Day of Indian Coast Guard.

"I salute the determination and bravery of our coast guard personnel on the 38th Raising Day of the Indian Coast Guard.

Indian Coast Guard has left no stone unturned in tirelessly protecting our coasts. We will always remain grateful to them for their valour", the Prime Minister said.

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The 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav organized by NSD begins

The 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the international Theatre Festival began in New Delhi today. The Festival opened at a ceremony in the presence of the Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, veteran actor and theatre personality Shri Om Puri, doyen of theatre and Chairperson of NSD, Shri Ratam Thiyam and Director of NSD, Prof Waman Kendre.

The Festival is organized by the National School of Drama(NSD).

Introducing the Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the Director of NSD, Shri Waman Kendre said that it has now achieved the status of ‘Natya Kumbh’ to become the largest such festival in the whole of Asia. The Mahotsav has come off age since it celebrated its 16th Edition last year and this year there are 200 entries, he added. Shri Kendre disclosed that NSD is among the top 15 schools of the world that teach theatre but their aim is to take it to the top of the list.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma highlighted the importance of theatre to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the country. He said that the Culture Ministry will give full support to conservation, promotion and propagation of art and theatre in the country.

Veteran actor Shri Om Puri expressed nostalgia at having stepped onto the same stage where he performed after a gap 40 years . It is owing to NSD that cinema in Mumbai has good talent to fall back upon, he said. Theatre in India is lacking in stage-craft which must be developed quickly although there is good potential in the field of acting and direction, the actor added.

Shri Ratam Thiyam disclosed that the ‘Theatre Olympics’ was held in Beijing last year and NSD is trying to bring it to India now. He said that it is important to go into the economics of theatre to attract the best talent and strong government support is a must for rapid and desirable growth of theatre in India.

Both national and international performances/productions including those from Poland, Israel, USA, France, Bangladesh will figure in the Festival to be held from 1st-18th February, 2015.


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Centre closely monitoring situation on H1N1, all assistance extended to states: Sh J P Nadda

The Health Ministry is closely monitoring the situation arising in some states due to the surge of H1N1 influenza. Shri J P Nadda, Minister for Health & Family Welfare stated this, here today. Reiterating that the present spurt is seasonal, he assured that all necessary assistance and support is being provided to the states to manage the situation. He informed that he has been in constant touch with Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of the affected states on the issue.

The Health Minister informed that the Ministry has deputed senior level public health teams to Telangana and Rajasthan to assess the situation and assist the states in managing the current spurt in cases. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi through Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) and the state units have enhanced the surveillance for influenza like illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI). They are also providing laboratory support in terms of testing, quality assurance, guidance, providing viral transport mediums and diagnostic reagents.

A 24*7 Outbreak Monitoring Cell of NCDC is attending to public queries on H1N1 to keep them informed and to dispel fears and apprehensions, if any.

While the affected states have adequate stock of the drug Oseltamivir, the Health Ministry also has sufficient stock of the medicine and Personal Protective Equipments. The Ministry has provided the requisitioned quantity to the affected states.

The Central Government has been advising the states, from time to time, to build capacity to manage the seasonal influenza. The states have been given guidance on risk categorization of patients and clinical case management. The Health Ministry and the states have also initiated awareness campaigns through print and visual media to educate and inform the public.


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Raahgiri Day for the Persons with Disabilities Held

A first of its kind event  "Raahgiri day for the persons with disabilities" was organized as a unique initiative this morning at the Connaught place here today by the Department of Empowerment of persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.


Raahgiri Day   provides citizens with the opportunity to reclaim their streets, connect with their community, celebrate their city and therefore reclaim their lives. However, the Raahgiri Day celebrated today was special because it involved participation in cultural and sports activities predominantly by Persons with Disabilities. Today`s was an effort to create an inclusive environment  by way of showcasing the diverse range of unique abilities of the differently-abled children/ persons  at the same time involving all the people witnessing the events. This event was organised keeping in mind the spirit of Prime- Minister’s initiative "Sabka saath Sabka vikas" which includes the persons with disabilities.


Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Shri. Thawar Chandra Gehlot and  Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sh. Krishan Pal  Gurjar also witnessed the activities of the differently abled persons and their presence served as a great source of encouragement and inspiration for them.



It was indeed a pathbreaking and colourful event of social inclusion with such large participation by persons with disabilities at such a historic location. The Department of Empowerment of persons with disabilities in collaboration with State Government will soon be organising similar such Raahgiri for persons with disabilities events in major metro cities like Bangalore,  Ahmedabad and Mumbai in near future. People from all walks of life are invited in large numbers to such events to encourage and acknowledge the creative abilities of the differently abled.



As many as 10,000 persons, including about 1000 persons with Disabilities,  congregated in CP today from 6 am to 9 am  to participate and witness the events by children/ persons with disabilities like wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, cricket by blind students, tandem cycling by blind students,  street plays by student`s with different types of disabilities,  prayer for peace for all through group songs by mentally handicapped and autistic children, cultural performances like singing, dancing skits etc. More than 30 prominent NGOs working incessantly for the rehabilitation and welfare of Persons with Disabilities participated in the event by mobilizing children and adults with disabilities for showcasing their  creative talents.

The whole atmosphere in CP was electrifying and charged up with great enthusiasm and indomitable spirit of the differently abled persons. The wonderful display by the ITBP brass band added a unique flavour to this special event.



According to census 2011, there are 2.68 Crore persons with disabilities in India.  This includes persons with visual, hearing, speech, locomotors and intellectual disabilities.  India is signatory to the Declaration on the Full Participation and Equality of People with disabilities in the Asia Pacific Region. India is also signatory to the Biwako Millennium Framework for action towards an inclusive, barrier free and rights based society.


The concept is inspired by “Ciclovia” held weekly in Bagota, Columbia and now popular all over the world known by different names viz. Open Streets, Summer Streets, etc. The streets identified for Raahgiri Day are cordoned off for motorized transport and made safe for the citizens to cycle, walk, run, skate, play and enjoy the streets. Children and adults are invited to bike, skate, run and walk; to partake in community leisure activities such as street games, street dancing; to learn yoga, aerobics and zumba (for which stages will be setup at intervals along the route); and to come together as a community and celebrate life. The event was organized with the collaboration of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), and Delhi Police. Senior officials of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities were also present on the occasion.


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