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Tag: Jitendra Singh

ISRO Spent Rs 6,853.37 Cr On Projects With Approved Outlay Of Rs 17,631.27 Cr
ISRO Spent Rs 6,853.37 Cr On Projects With Approved Outlay Of Rs 17,631.27 Cr

Replying to a question raised by Congress leader T.N. Prathapan in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh listed out the details of rockets and satellites approved by the government, their cost and the amount spent on those till February 2022.

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Centre Encourages Startups, Pvt Sector To Participate In Gaganyaan Programme

On the current status of the Gaganyaan project he said an astronaut training facility has been commissioned in Bengaluru. Training activities are progressing well there.

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3D Maps for 100 Indian cities to be prepared: Jitendra Singh

The Minister also cited the launch of Indo ArcGIS by Esri India to address the need for ready-to-use GIS-based solution products and content in the areas of forest management, disaster management, electrical utilities, land records, water distribution, and property taxation.

Common Single Application For All Scientific Fellowships, Grants & Scholarships Mooted
Common Single Application For All Scientific Fellowships, Grants & Scholarships Mooted

Recognising the hardship faced by students, Jitendra Singh mooted the idea of creating a single web interface to facilitate for all scholarships and fellowships under MoST and MoES.

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MoES Launches New Earth System Science Data Portal

The Earth System Science Data Portal makes available data on various themes of earth system science for public use.

7th Pay Commission: DoPT Announces Exclusive Facility For Central Government Employees

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has issued orders relaxing the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) facility for the government employees to travel by Air to visit Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, North Eastern Region and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public […]

Good News For Pensioners: Centre Relaxes Timeline For Life Certificate Submission

In a major relief to elderly persons, the Centre has relaxed the existing timeline for submission of Life Certificate, informed Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday. All Central government pensioners can now submit Life Certificate from 1st November 2020 to 31st December 2020. Earlier, this used to be only for the month of November for […]

Over 6.83 Lakh Central Govt Posts Lying Vacant

New Delhi: Over 6.83 lakh posts are lying vacant in different central government departments, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. As against the sanctioned posts of 38,02,779 in the central government, 31,18, 956 were filled as on March 1, 2018, it said. “Recruitment against vacant posts is a continuous process. By the time […]

Revolt In Odisha Congress: Indiscipline Will Not Be Tolerated, says Jitendra Singh

Bhubaneswar: Signalling a stern warning for leaders making comments in media regarding party’s internal affairs, Odisha Congress-in-charge Jitendra Singh on Sunday categorically stated that indiscipline in the party will not be tolerated. Responding to a media query regarding statements of several leaders and discussion regarding change of PCC president, Singh stated that there is absolutely […]

Day Is Not Far When PoK Will Be Part Of India: Singh

New Delhi: The day is not far when Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) will be a part of India, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. The decision to abrogate Article 370 provisions was taken to restore the position of Jammu and Kashmir as it was when handed over by its last ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, he […]

Jaitley's condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS

New Delhi: Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems. Jaitley, 66, has been put […]

Govt Introduces Bill In Lok Sabha To Amend RTI Act

New Delhi: The Centre introduced a bill in Lok Sabha on Friday to amend the RTI Act, seeking to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners amid vehement protests by opposition members. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh tabled the […]

Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Govt

New Delhi: There is a shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. Officers in position as on January 1, 2019, was 5,205, against the total authorised strength of 6,699, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply. In order to address the shortage […]

Odisha Congress Will Have A Massive Reshuffle, Says Jitendra Singh

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to rejuvenate the party workers following the poll debacle, Odisha Congress is planning a major rejig in the party, informed party’s State in-charge Jitendra Singh. Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, Singh said that a ‘massive reshuffle’ will take place within the party in the coming days in Odisha. “We […]

BJP holds silent protest against Mamata government

New Delhi: The BJP held a silent protest here on Wednesday against the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government in wake of violence during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata which saw a bust of Bengali polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar being destroyed. Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Harsh Vardhan, Vijay Goel and Jitendra Singh participated at the […]

Congress plans to replicate Chhattisgarh poll strategy in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After a thumping victory in Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, Congress is looking forward to replicate the Chhattisgarh model in the upcoming elections in Odisha. Following the appointment of TS Singh Deo as temporary in-charge of Odisha, party leaders are hopeful of witnessing success during the upcoming polls. “T S Singh Deo will look into the […]

Fresh faces to get party tickets for 2019 Elections: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the first phase meeting of Congress Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) concluded today, Odisha PCC president Niranjan Patnaik made it clear that fresh faces will be given priority during selection of candidates for the upcoming General Elections in 2019. Stating that guidelines are being prepared for selection of candidates, Patnaik revealed that the […]

Elections 2019: Odisha Congress to announce list of 50 candidates within 15 days

Bhubaneswar: In the run up to 2019 elections, Odisha Congress will declare its first list of candidates within 15 days, informed Odisha Congress in-charge, Jitendra Singh after the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) meeting in Bhubaneswar today. “The crucial meeting of Pradesh Election Committee will be held tomorrow where the criteria of selecting candidates will be […]

Odisha Congress plans agitation over Rafale deal

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has decided to hold agitation in the Sate over Rafale deal. Speaking to the media, Odisha Congress in-charge Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that the NDA’s Rafale deal prevented Odisha youths from getting employment opportunities. “Had the Jet planes […]

SSC 2018-19: 11,000 candidates recommended for different govt jobs

New Delhi: About 11,000 candidates have been recommended for different government jobs by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) during 2018-19, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today. A total of 25,138 and 68,880 candidates were recommended for the jobs by the SSC in 2015-16 and 2016-17, respectively, he said. In 2017-18, 45,391 candidates […]

Odisha Congress adopts 'One Man One Post' strategy

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to strengthen the party and set the house in order before the 2019 general elections, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has decided to adopt a ‘One Man One Post’ strategy. Congress’ Odisha in-charge, Jitendra Singh has advised party members to follow the steps of Salepur MLA Prakash Behera, who resigned from […]

AICC leaders meet to chart future course of action in Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to strengthen the party in Odisha and chalk out future course of action, Congress State in-charge Jitendra Singh, three newly-appointed AICC secretaries and a joint secretary for Odisha met in New Delhi on Monday. According to reports, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Prasad Harichandan also met Jitendra Singh and AICC […]

Jitendra Singh appointed new Odisha Congress in-charge

Bhubaneswar: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today appointed former Union Minister of State for Sports, Jitendra Singh as All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Odisha replacing BK Hariprasad. Earlier last year, Singh had visited the State and held discussions with party leaders at grassroots and submitted a report to the Congress President. In the plenary […]

Upgrade urban space, offer better facilities: Jitendra Singh

Davos: Union Minister of State for Development of the Northeastern Region Jitendra Singh has stressed on upgradation of urban space and better facilities to people in view of several cities in the world being classified as “fragile” due to pollution, conflict, terrorism and unemployment. The Minister’s remarks came at a panel discussion on “From Fragile […]

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Congress forms team of observers for Odisha to assess political scene

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen its organisation in Odisha, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) chief Sonia Gandhi today constituted a three-member team of observers to assess the political situation in the State. Senior leaders Tamrdhwaj Sahu, Sushmita Dev and Jitendra Singh are part of the team and have been asked to submit […]