PM’s Gift to President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan





PM’s Gift to President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan


The Prime Minister today presented President Nursultan Nazarbayev a set of books relating to religions born in India. President Nazarbayev has held the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions every three years at the Palace of Peace and Accord in Astana since 2003. The presentation set includes an English translation of Guru Granth Sahib, as also specially commissioned reproductions from the manuscripts collection of National Museum, Delhi. The reproductions include one of Jainism’s most revered texts, Bhadrabahu’s Kalpasutra (15th century AD) in Prakrit; one of Buddhism’s most important scriptures Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita (12th century AD) in Sanskrit; and a Persian translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana (18th century AD) in nastaliq script.


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Shri Sriram Kalyanaraman appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, National Housing Bank for a period of Five Years

Shri Sriram Kalyanaraman, Director-Business Development, Equifax Credit Information Services Pvt. Ltd has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, National Housing Bank for a period of five years from the date of his taking over the charge.

The appointment of Shri Kalyanaraman is unique in its way as he is the first person form the Private Sector to head a Public Sector Financial Institution.

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Lady Hardinge Medical College takes Measures to Prevent Dengue

Shri J P Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare has recently taken a review meeting on advance preparedness regarding dengue in central government hospitals of National Capital Region during monsoon. In view of the ensuing transmission season the Health Minister advised the hospital administration that elimination of mosquito vector breeding needs to be the top priority to reduce the risk of transmission. Consequent to the meeting, Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated hospitals have taken following measures for prevention and management of dengue and other vector borne diseases-

·        Patients are being advised to report to medical OPD or casualty (Emergency)
·        Since the start of this year, college has received 302 suspected clinical cases of dengue fever, 18 of which have been laboratory confirmed.

·        Regular surveillance is being conducted to detect mosquito breeding in and around the college premises and regular anti-larval application and insecticidal spray are being done to keep premises mosquito free. Regular sensitization of supporting staff for vector surveillance activities in the college /hospital premises is being done.

·        Diagnostic Kits (IgM ELISA and NS1 ELISA) are available for diagnosis of dengue. Laboratories are functional 24 X 7 for Platelet count and Hematocrit reports of dengue patients in the Department of Pathology. Blood components like Platelets, FFP etc. are available in the LHMC Blood Bank.

·        Dedicated beds and trained manpower are available for management of dengue patients. IV Fluids and other essential medicines are available for dengue management.

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Ministry of Steel & Mines Minister Calls On Chief Minister, Karnataka To Deliberate On Steel And Mines Related Issues In The State Of Karnataka

Ministry of Steel & Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar called on Chief Minister, Karnataka Shri Siddaramaiah in Belgaum, Karnataka on 7th July 2015, to deliberate on steel and mines related issues in the state of Karnataka.

Shri Tomar stated that auction rules and draft tender documents for auction of mines have been issued. He requested the state government to expedite the auction process so that mining activity gets a boost and state gets more revenue. Shri Tomar informed about the plan to set up a steel plant in the state of Karnataka through a Special Purpose Vehicle and reiterated the commitment of central government to the plan. He further added, “In addition to 13 blocks identified by the state for ML and 9 blocks for PL-cum-ML, action should also be initiated for auction of leases for mines in cases where Supreme Court has cancelled the leases. More areas under mineralization should be identified for auction. For exploration of such areas, central undertakings viz. GSI and MECL shall provide all assistance. Centre and state government must decide the future course of action in case of Bharat Gold Mines Limited. Quick action also needs to be taken for setting up of District Mineral Foundation in different districts.” Issue of reservation of mine for VISL, Bhadravati also came up for discussion.

Shri Siddaramaiah expressed gratitude to Shri Tomar for the visit. He assured active consideration and positive action in respect of issues that came up for discussion during the meeting.

Senior officials from Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Mines and office of Chief Minister were present during the meeting.

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Ministry of Steel & Mines Minister Calls On Chief Minister, Karnataka To Deliberate On Steel And Mines Related Issues In The State Of Karnataka

Ministry of Steel & Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar called on Chief Minister, Karnataka Shri Siddaramaiah in Belgaum, Karnataka on 7th July 2015, to deliberate on steel and mines related issues in the state of Karnataka.

Shri Tomar stated that auction rules and draft tender documents for auction of mines have been issued. He requested the state government to expedite the auction process so that mining activity gets a boost and state gets more revenue. Shri Tomar informed about the plan to set up a steel plant in the state of Karnataka through a Special Purpose Vehicle and reiterated the commitment of central government to the plan. He further added, “In addition to 13 blocks identified by the state for ML and 9 blocks for PL-cum-ML, action should also be initiated for auction of leases for mines in cases where Supreme Court has cancelled the leases. More areas under mineralization should be identified for auction. For exploration of such areas, central undertakings viz. GSI and MECL shall provide all assistance. Centre and state government must decide the future course of action in case of Bharat Gold Mines Limited. Quick action also needs to be taken for setting up of District Mineral Foundation in different districts.” Issue of reservation of mine for VISL, Bhadravati also came up for discussion.

Shri Siddaramaiah expressed gratitude to Shri Tomar for the visit. He assured active consideration and positive action in respect of issues that came up for discussion during the meeting.

Senior officials from Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Mines and office of Chief Minister were present during the meeting.

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Sports Ministry constitutes Expert Committee to study the status of SAI training centers


A tragic and shocking incident occurred at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) SAG Water Sports centre at Alappuzha, Kerala in May, 2015 wherein four girl inmates attempted to commit suicide out of which one girl trainee subsequently died in the hospital.  This incident attracted wide-spread attention and underlined the need for systemic improvement to ensure well-being of inmates in SAI Centres.

            In view of above, a committee comprising of the following is hereby constituted to study the present status of SAI training centers and recommend measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future. Director (personnel), SAI will facilitate the working of the Committee.

Srl. No.
Name

 Designation
1.
Ms. Ashwini Nachappa
Chairperson
2.
Mr. Gopi Chand
Member
3.
Dr. Jaspal Sandhu, Secretary, UGC
Member
4.
Mr. Malav Shroff
Member
5.
Mr. Bhogeshwar Barua
Member
6.
Mr. K.P. Mohan, Journalist
Member
7.
Mr. Baldev Singh, Hockey Expert
Member
8.
Ms. Neena P. Nayak, Former Member, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
Member

Terms of reference for the committee:
The committee should visit at least 1 or 2 centers in each region (North, South, East, West), study the issues involved and give recommendations on the following:

(i)     Issues of athletes at the training centers and recommendations for resolving them, management of their stress levels, quality of food served, timely availability of dietary supplements,   cleanliness, recreational facilities, athlete grievance redressal, anti-sexual harassment measures,  overall security, systems, procedures, checks and balances, system of reporting and monitoring required to ensure holistic development and well being of athletes.

(ii)   Any other recommendation which the committee deems fit.


SAI Centres are spread all over the country and have different issues in view of different cultures, climatic conditions, sports disciplines, backgrounds of athletes and locations, etc.  The Committee may take into account such differences while making its recommendations.

            The committee should submit its report to the Government within 3 months. 


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