Padma Awards-2015 not yet announced

Padma Awards-2015 not yet announced

The Government has not yet announced the Padma Awards for the Year 2015. These awards are announced on 25th of January every year, on the eve of the Republic Day.

The names appearing in the media are speculative and there is no official confirmation for the same.


Labour Minister Shri Bandaru Dattatraya met Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda today
“A three member Central Team to study the Swine flu situation in Telangana”

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatraya met Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda today in New Delhi to find solutions for the outburst of swine flu in Telangana.

In response to request the Shri Dattatraya, the Health Minister had deputed a three member Central Team to study the situation. In addition, request has been made to Shri Nadda for sanctioning special funds to improve the infrastructure in the Osmania and Gandhi Government Hospitals to deal with this situation. The Labour Minister has also requested to establish a research and virology laboratory centre at Hyderabad in order to reduce the response time in dealing with swine flu disease.

Due to the outburst of swine flu in Telangana about 20 people have died. Most of the affected people are middle aged and the disease is severe in many remote and tribal areas of Mahabub Nagar & Karimnagar, and also in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts.


ACC Appointment

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following:

(i) Cancellation of orders for appointment of Shri B.N.Satpathy, IES, 80 as Adviser, Inter State Council Secretariat.

(ii) Appointment of Shri Ashok Kumar Pavadia,IRTS,80 Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises as Adviser, Inter State Council Secretariat, Ministry of Home Affairs in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary against the existing vacancy.


Railway Protection Force, an Armed Force Protecting Indian Railways, Participating in the Republic Day Parade

The Contingent of Railway Protection Force (RPF), an Armed Force of the Union of India is participating in the Republic Day Parade-2015 representing about 75000 Officers & men of the Force deployed throughout the length and breadth of the Indian Railways. The Marching contingent of RPF is being commanded by Shri Vinit Kharab, Assistant Commandant and also consists of 03 Sub-ordinate Officers and 144 other ranks led by RPF Band. The RPF Band is being led by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Inspector and consists of 04 Sub-ordinate Officers and 72 other ranks playing marching tune “Bharat ke Jawan”.

The history of the Railway Protection Force dates back to 1882 when various Railway companies appointed their own guards for protection of Railway property. The Force was declared as statutory force in the year 1957 by an enactment of Parliament and subsequently declared as an Armed Force of the Union of India in the year 1985. The Force has given creditable performance not only in safeguarding the Railway property but also ensuring safety and security of Railway passengers. During the last 57 years of its existence, the members of the Force numbering more than 800 sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation while valiantly performing their duties under hazardous conditions.

This Force draws its men from all parts of the country and thus takes pride in reflecting a truly national character and image. Smart young men of RPF Contingent dressed in traditional Angola shirts and Khaki trousers with colourfully striped headgears with embroidered badges are participating in this Republic Day Parade armed with INSAS.

This force has earned recognition and glory since its inception. The RPF received many Medals for meritorious service, bravery and good investigation during the discharge of duties. RPF received President’s Colour from the then Hon’ble President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in the year 2006. Upto 2014, RPF has been awarded with a total of 852 prestigious Medals which includes 661 Indian Police Medals, 71 President’s Police Medals, 03 President’s Police Medals for gallantry, 18 Indian Police Medals for gallantry, 44 Fire service Medals and 55 Railway Minister’s Medals.


Dr. Mahesh Sharma Assures Tourism and Airline Industries that their Concerns will be addressed within a Definite time Frame

Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the coordination between tourism and airlines industries is crucial for promoting tourism in the country. He said the Government believes in bringing all stakeholders together to discuss how the air transport industry can best contribute to the development of tourism. He was speaking at an “Interaction between Tourism and Airlines” organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Civil Aviation in association with Federation of Association in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) here today. The Minister informed that the Government has set up an agenda of 25 actionable points for the year 2015 to promote tourism.

Dr. Sharma said that the implementation of Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) enabled Visa on Arrival, for 43 countries, is showing excellent results and the Government is hopeful that this facility will be extended to all remaining countries in the near future. He informed that as on 21 January 2015, (less than 2 months from the launch of this facility) 41,114 TVOAs have been issued. Expressing happiness over positive growth of both international and domestic tourism, he said Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during 2014 were 74.62 lakh with a growth of 7.1% as compared to the FTAs of 69.68 lakh in 2013.

The Minister underlined that the true potential of the country is much more. A target of increasing the tourist arrivals to 10 million in near future has been setup. Dr. Sharma said that the airlines sector is an important part of the supply chain for “Make in India” in Tourism sector. He said over 90 percent international tourists arrive in India by air. The Minister added that the growth of aviation depends on good commercial decisions, and on the quality and capacity of India’s airports, and the other highly visible infrastructure associated with aviation.

The delegates from airlines and tourism industries deliberated on various issues concerning promotion of tourism and increasing connectivity. The issues raised included better airport infrastructure, security measures including women’s safety, increasing immigration counters, cleanliness, e-visa facility etc. Dr. Sharma assured that whatever issues were discussed during the interaction will be addressed within a definite time frame.


National Bravery Award winning children call on WCD Minister Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

The children who have been rewarded with National Bravery Awards, 2014 called upon the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi at a function in New Delhi today. The children aged between 8 and 18 years have been rewarded for their exemplary presence of mind and courage.

The WCD Minister applauded the acts of bravery of the children for their exemplary acts of courage. The 24 children selected for the awards include 4 awardees who have been rewarded posthumously for their acts of bravery.

The National Bravery awards instituted in 1957 are given annually by the Government of India and Indian Council of Child Welfare. The awards give due recognition to the children who perform meritorious acts of courage and set an example before others.

The Bharat Award has been given to the 16 year old Resham Fatima of Uttar Pradesh, Gita Chopra Award to 13 year old Gunjan Sharma from Assam, and Sanjay Chopra Award to the 16 year old to Devesh Kumar from Uttar Pradesh among others.
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