President of India condoles the loss of lives in a bus accident in Andhra Pradesh




President of India condoles the loss of lives in a bus accident in Andhra Pradesh

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives in the bus accident in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari District this morning.


In his message to Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, the President has said “I am saddened to learn about the bus accident in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari District this morning, in which a number of persons lost their lives.

I call upon the State Government and other agencies to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones.

Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased”.

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President of India condoles the passing away of Shri Manoranjan Bhakta

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of veteran Parliamentarian Shri Manoranjan Bhakta.

In a condolence message to his wife, Smt. Shanti Bhakta, the President has said, “I am sad to learn about the passing away of your husband, Shri Manoranjan Bhakta.

Shri Bhakta was a veteran Parliamentarian who understood the pulse of the people. In his long public career, he made important contributions towards the welfare of the people, particularly that of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. His services to the nation as a former Parliamentarian and social worker will always be remembered.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to the rest of the family. May the Almighty give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss”.

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PM condoles the loss of lives due to bus accident in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives due to bus accident in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.

"Loss of lives due to a bus accident in East Godavari district, AP is saddening and unfortunate. My deepest condolences", the Prime Minister said.

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Shri P.K. Sinha assumes charge as Cabinet Secretary

Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, an IAS officer of 1977 batch, UP cadre, today assumed charge as Cabinet Secretary. He takes over from Shri Ajit Kumar Seth.


Shri P.K. Sinha was earlier OSD in the Cabinet Secretariat. He has served in different capacities in the Government of India as well as in the States.

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Department of Atomic Energy13-June, 2015 18:56 IST
Press Conference on achievements of Department of Atomic Energy held in New Delhi

Decks cleared for Atomic Energy plant in Haryana: Dr Jitendra Singh

Plans to set up a centre “Hall of Nuclear Power” at the New Delhi Science Centre at Pragati Maidan , says Dr Jitendra Singh

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today to highlight the achievements of the Department of Atomic Energy during one year in office of the present Government, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh disclosed that decks have been cleared for the first-ever atomic energy plant to be set up in Haryana. He said that the northern States of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were so far somehow not actively involved in the atomic energy programme of India which was hitherto confined mostly to other parts of the country and therefore, with this new initiative, India’s atomic energy programme has assumed a pan-India visibility.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that during his first-ever visit to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) as Prime Minister in the month of July last year, Shri Narendra Modi had set a target before the scientists for increasing India’s nuclear energy capability to three times within next ten years and with the new Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor to be set up under Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP), a rapid step forward will be accomplished in the direction of achieving such similarity in the times to come. He said that only yesterday, the Department of Atomic Energy succeeded in launching an insurance pool of Rs.1500 Cr and with this, the decks have been cleared for further progress in installing a Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor with a capacity of two units of 700 MW each in Gorakhpur, Haryana. This reactor is expected to get commissioned by 2022 or 2023, he added.

Another major announcement made by Dr. Jitendra Singh was that, since Department of Atomic Energy was one of the rare departments of Government of India which had its headquarters in Mumbai and not in the Union Capital of Delhi, it has been planned to shortly set up a centre called “Hall of Nuclear Power” at the New Delhi Science Centre at Pragati Maidan in the heart of the Union Capital. This will not only establish the visibility of Department of Atomic Energy in the national capital, but will also help in spreading public awareness about the kind of work and accomplishments being done by the Indian nuclear scientists.

Giving credit to extraordinary patronage and encouragement to science activities from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, it was during Prime Minister’s recent visit to Canada that a deal was accomplished to obtain 3000 tons of uranium over the next five years and during his earlier trip to France, a pre-engineering agreement was signed between NPCIL of India and Areva Company of France while another one between Larsen & Toubro and Areva, which would greatly improve India’s capability to develop its own indigenous components and heavy water reactor in line with “Make in India” goal.

It was a coincidence, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, that he was destined to be a part of the Department of Atomic Energy during the year when Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is observing its Diamond Jubilee having been established by the legendary scientist, Dr. Homi J. Bhabha 60 years ago. It is a tribute to Dr. Bhabha and a credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that during the last few months, Department of Atomic Energy has enabled India to assume a leadership role in the Southeast Asia through a series of landmark developments, including an atomic energy agreement with Sri Lanka in February 2015 and very recently last month, the decision to set up tele-therapy facility for cancer patients in Mangolia.

Secretary Department of Atomic Energy Dr. R.K. Sinha, Director BARC Sekhar Basu, CMD NPCIL K.C. Purohit and DG PIB Frank Noronha were also present at the conference.

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Shri Y S Chowdary Urges Directors of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to Come up with at least 12 Cutting Edge Technologies to be Commercialized Every Year.

The Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y S Chowdary has urged directors of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to come up with at least 12 cutting edge technologies which are to be commercialized every year. Addressing a two day Director’s Conference of CSIR, being held at CSIR-IIP, Dehradun on the second day today, he said 10 to 15 spin off startup companies should emerge every year from industrialization of CSIR research projects. The minister said as of now there is a perception that our scientific research is not being guided by national priorities. Shri Chowdary called upon all CSIR labs to map their resources, list out bottlenecks and anomalies to bring about a positive change and come up with a vision document for a guided action now.

The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan chairing the two day conference had been hearing all presentations from various CSIR Institutes. He said, a brainstorming session towards the end of the conference today would identify various projects to be taken up by CSI Institutes for the welfare of poor and for a bright future of India as envisaged by the Prime Minister.

The Director General CSIR Shri M.O. Garg and various Directors from all CSIR Institutes are attending the conference.

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Dehradun Declaration for CSIR Labs

Dr. Harsh Vardhan says that Csir Should now be a Catalytic Agent to Evolve India into Samarth Bharat-Sashakt Bharat.

‘DEHRADUN DECLARATION’ has been adopted at the end of two day conference of CSIR Directors held at CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum in Dehradun today. It was resolved by Directors of CSIR labs that technologies will be developed for National missions like Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat, Skill India, Smart Cities, Digital India, Namami Ganga. It was also decided that CSIR LABS will devise ways to develop industry driven technologies, including game changing technologies. Each laboratory would also develop at least one technology in strategic sector for India. The resolution also declares that all CSIR Institutions will make preparation for Platinum Jubilee celebrations beginning Sept. 2016

The two days of ‘Chintan Shivir’ held on 12th & 13th June 2015 concluded this evening with all CSIR labs agreeing to make efforts to be self financing in next 2 years. In his concluding remarks the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that CSIR should be a catalytic agent to evolve India into Samarth Bharat-Sashakt Bharat.The Minister said that a revenue model is to be developed in businesslike manner with clear input-output cost analysis. Emphasis will be laid to achieve global standards and to build confidence in society about relevance of CSIR labs in terms of social benefit. Labs will endeavour to build up entrepreneurship in Small, Medium and Big industries. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that CSIR should focus on developing technologies for improving quality of life of the common man.

The Minister said that coming months would see each of the laboratory focusing its resources on developing specific lines of inventions which would contribute to the social and economic objectives of the Narendra Modi government for the poor and common man.

The Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y S Chowdary urged directors of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to come up with at least 12 cutting edge technologies which are to be commercialized every year. He was addressing the Director’s Conference of CSIR, being held at CSIR-IIP, Dehradun on the second day today. He also emphasized the need for CSIR labs to be self-financing through generating funds by offering technology to Industry.

The Director-General, CSIR Dr. M.O.Garg and all the Directors of CSIR Institutions across the country attended the two day meeting.

Each of the laboratory heads made a presentation about his or her respective lab achievements in transferring products and processes developed by him or her to industry. They also disclosed the patents awarded, the skill development programmes carried out, socio-economic interventions made, villages adopted and upgraded and contributions to Swachh Bharat and other Govt. programmes. The success in realizing Royalties and License Fees receipts were also shared with projections made for the next year.

The “Make in India” and “Innovate in India” visions of the Prime Minister came up for extraordinary focus at the two-day meeting and saw all CSIR heads accept the challenge to provide the Science & Technology research findings as backbone to a great and new manufacturing economy.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “I have full confidence in our scientists. With proper encouragement and focused approach, I am sure India will achieve the status of world’s greatest scientific powerhouse.

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1,191 Persons with disabilities provided high quality aids and assistive devices under the ADIP scheme

ALIMCO distributes Assistive Aids and Appliances for Persons with Disabilities at Ballia

Union Minister for Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot in the presence of Shri Bharat Singh, Member of Parliament, Constituency Ballia inaugurated a camp for free of cost distribution of assistive aids and appliances at Ballia in U.P. here today. The Camp was organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Kanpur working under Department Of Empowerment Of Persons With Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in close association with district administration Ballia.

While addressing the gathering present at the distribution camp Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said that the differently abled persons are highly talented and are integral part of human resource, the Minister also informed about the welfare step taken by his Ministry during the last one years and educated the public about various new high- end aids and assistive devices which were distributed at the camp.

A total of 1,191 Persons with different kind of disabilities were provided with high quality aids and assistive devices valuing more than Rs 86 Lakhs under the ADIP scheme of the Ministry. The beneficiaries were pre-identified during the assessment camps conducted in various phases in Ballia district.

High quality Aids and Assistive devices were distributed at the camp manufactured by ALIMCO which includes the new innovative product like battery operated Motorized Tricycle, as many as 50 beneficiaries were provided with battery driven Motorized Tricycle. Various other high-end contemporary Aids and Assistive device distributed in the camp includes Smart Cane, Tablet, Daisy Player for visually impaired. 808- Tricycles, 108-Wheelchairs, 662- Crutches Axilla, 248- Walking Sticks 01- Rolators for Orthopedically Impaired persons, 02-MSID Kits for Children With Special Needs, 115-Behind The Ear - Hearing Aid machines, 01-Braille Kit and 32-Folding Cane for Visually Impaired.

Several senior officers from Ministry Social Justice and Empowerment, District administration, Public representatives, officers from ALIMCO and dignitaries were present during in the event.
 

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