NCC Prepares for International Day of Yoga



NCC Prepares for International Day of Yoga

National Cadet Corps (NCC), the premier youth organisation of the nation is preparing to organise the largest ever demonstration of Yoga by a uniformed organisation on a single day concurrently at multiple venues all across India


NCC will achieve this feat on the International Day of Yoga on 21 Jun 2015 by participation of more than ten lakh cadets simultaneously at about One Thousand Nine Hundred centres/locations across India.

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, while addressing the NCC cadets during the PM’s NCC Rally at New Delhi on 28 Jan 15 had exhorted the NCC to participate in Yoga on International Day of Yoga and create a world record. The NCC was encouraged by his words and through a coordinated effort aims to achieve this feat.

From April to Jun this year, the NCC trained its cadets in yoga over a period of fifteen days each. For this, nearly 2700 venues pan India were utilized and about 1800 instructors employed. The mammoth task of training over ten lakh NCC cadets was accomplished by all the 17 NCC Directorates covering all the States and Union Territories of the country.

NCC has been at the forefront of ‘NATION BUILDING’ by grooming the youth into disciplined citizens. It has been conducting social awareness and community development programmes and adventure activities aimed at all round development of its cadets. This unique record on the ‘International Day of Yoga’ will add another feather to the cap of this largest uniformed youth organisation in the world.

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Digital Launch of Employment Exchange for Industries

The Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Kalraj Mishra, digitally launched the Employment Exchange for Industries here today.  The Minister stated that the digital employment exchange is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India wherein through this employment exchange for industries, job seekers can find employers and vice versa.

India has successfully come back today on track of economic progress and the Central Government has created an environment of growth and prosperity.  Programs like Make in India, Skill India, Clean India have created a huge momentum to drive industrial growth and create employment opportunities for the millions of youth in the country.

The Minister while recalling his interaction with the industry stalwarts mentioned that industrialists have raised concerns of lack of skilled workforce not only for them but also for their suppliers, which are usually MSME units.

The Minister emphasized that large units who are dependent on MSMEs as suppliers need high quality output, which in the absence of skilled manpower results in non-competitiveness of MSMEs and Indian industry as a whole.  In our country there has been momentum on skilling to reap the demographic dividend.  But unless, these skilled hands do not find the appropriate jobs and the appropriate employer, it will lead to frustration and skepticism to the entire skilling program of this country.  Therefore, it is utmost important that these skilled hand get a platform where they can find livelihoods for themselves.  Thus, this facility will enable industrial units find suitable manpower and job seekers find suitable jobs.

The Minister later urged all the youth of the country and the industry to make use of the Employment exchange for industry by using the website www.eex.dcsmse.gov.in from today onwards.

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Minister of Steel & Mines meets delegation from Kazakhastan to ‘mine out’ areas for collaboration

One month ahead of Indian Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to the Republic of Kazakhastan, Union Minister of Steel and Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar met a delegation from Kazakhstan, led by Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhastan, Mr Asset Issekeshev, at Udyog Bhawan here today. The meeting witnessed high level deliberation regarding areas of mutual collaboration between the two countries, particularly in the mining sector. Welcoming prospective partnership with Kazakhastan, Shri Tomar said, “This government is proactive to collaborate with governments and industries abroad to foster mutual growth and industrial development, and we look forward to further economic partnership with Kazakhastan.” Secretary (Mines) Shri Anup K Pujari, Additional Secretary (Mines) Shri AS Sridharan, CMD, NMDC Shri N Kothari, senior officers from the Ministry of Steel and representatives from steel and mines PSUs also attended this meeting. Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan in India, Mr Sarsenbaev Bolat, senior government officials of Kazakhastan and heads of industry attended the meet on behalf of Kazakhastan.

Shri Tomar informed the delegation about the interest elicited by Indian state-owned companies in aiding exploration and mining in the mineral rich country of Kazakhastan. He urged the delegation to take a re-look at the proposal made by NMDC to undertake exploration in Greenfield projects, especially in iron ore, coal and potash. The Minister also informed members that Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) and Geological Survey of India (GSI) were ready to offer necessary training and mentoring support to the respective industry in related areas of regulation, monitoring, policy formulation, policy implementation and capacity development. Shri Tomar welcomed the idea of forming a Working Group that would study avenues for alliance in detail, and pave way for forging an MoU between the two countries.

Mr Asset Issekeshev informed the meeting that Kazakhastan had developed rail connectivity, via Iran, to the port of Bandar Abbas, which would solve all issues pertaining to transportation of minerals, hitherto caused by poor connectivity. He expressed keenness of Kazakh public and private companies to join hands with their Indian counterparts, which was welcomed by Shri Tomar and PSUs present during the meet. Mr Issekeshev apprised officials that besides being richly endowed in Copper, Zinc, Gold, Iron ore, Tungsten and other such minerals, industry in Kazakhastan was also making foray in the area of steel production. He sought Indian alliance in both exploration, a priority which was reinforced by Shri Tomar, and also in the area of mining. Shri Tomar sought a list of such proposed partnerships from the Kazakh delegation for taking it ahead with companies concerned.

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Mineral Production during April 2015 (Provisional)

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of April (new Series 2004-05=100) 2015 at 123.3, was 0.6% higher as compared to April 2014.

The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic & minor minerals) in the country during April 2015 was Rs. 18163 crore. The contribution of : coal was the highest at Rs. 6549 crore (36%). Next in the order of importance were: petroleum (crude) Rs. 5489 crore, iron ore Rs. 2327 crore, natural gas (utilized) Rs. 2130 crore, lignite Rs. 331 crore and limestone Rs. 461 crore. These six minerals together contributed about 95% of the total value of mineral production in April 2015.

Production level of important minerals in April 2015 were: coal 490 lakh tonnes, lignite 29 lakh tonnes, natural gas (utilized) 2576 million cu. m., petroleum (crude) 30 lakh tonnes, bauxite 2101 thousand tonnes, chromite 137 thousand tonnes, copper conc. 11 thousand tonnes, gold 95 kg., iron ore 122 lakh tonnes, lead conc. 21 thousand tonnes, manganese ore 167 thousand tonnes, zinc conc. 125 thousand tonnes, apatite & phosphorite 247 thousand tonnes, limestone 251 lakh tonnes, magnesite 23 thousand tonnes and diamond 3335 carat.

The production of important minerals showing positive growth during April 2015 over April 2014 include ‘zinc conc.’ (56.4%), ‘lead conc.’ (48.5%), ‘magnesite’ (10.0%), ‘copper conc.’ (9.6%) and ‘coal’ (7.9%). The production of other important minerals showing negative growth are: ‘petroleum (crude)’ [(-) 2.7%], ‘natural gas (utilized)’ [(-) 4.4%], ‘limestone.’ [(-) 4.5%], ‘bauxite’ [(-) 8.8%], ‘iron ore’ [(-) 10.2%], ‘gold’ [(-) 11.2], ‘chromite’ [(-) 20.3%], ‘lignite’ [(-) 24.7%] and ‘manganese ore’ [(-) 27.1%].

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