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Tag: Prakash Javadekar

Similipal fire: Centre rushes 3-member expert team to help Odisha govt
Similipal fire: Centre rushes 3-member expert team to help Odisha govt

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that a three-member experts team has been sent to Odisha to help the state government in controlling the unprecedented forest fire in Similipal National Park. The panel will tender expert technical advice for early dousing of the forest fires, Javadekar tweeted. The expert team consists […]

Similipal Fire: Central Panel To Provide Technical Assistance In Containing Blaze

New Delhi: A Central empowered committee will visit Odisha tomorrow to assess the wildfire situation and provide technical assistance to State officials in containing the blaze in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests. Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has directed the panel comprising experts from the Forest Research Institute, forest conservationists and fire […]

OTT Industry To Partner With Govt To Make Audience Experience Better: I&B Minister Javadekar
OTT Industry To Partner With Govt To Make Audience Experience Better: I&B Minister Javadekar

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday met representatives from the Over the Top (OTT) industry and said they have welcomed the government’s new guidelines. He also said that the OTT industry will partner with the ministry towards making the experience on the platform better for audience. “Had a fruitful meeting with […]

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Not A Good Sign For Asia As Similipal Is Burning, Says Pratap Sarangi; Odisha Forest Minister Seeks Report

Baripada/Bhubaneswar: Nearly 10 days after a devastating wildfire broke out in the Similipal Tiger Reserve and the adjoining sanctuary and continue to devour large chunks of the park in quick succession, the Odisha government seems to have woken up to the unprecedented environmental and ecological disaster now. On Wednesday Odisha’s Forest and Environment Minister Bikram […]

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Odisha: Blue Flag Unfurled At Puri Golden Beach

Puri: The Golden Beach at Puri was formally accorded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ tag on Monday with the unfurling of the Blue Flag and the Tricolour on the beach. The Union Minister of Forest and Environment, Prakash Javadekar flagged off the programme over virtual mode, announcing Blue Flag tag formally to the Golden Beach. Odisha’s […]

India's Leopard Population Increased To Over 12,000 In 2018, Odisha Among States With Highest Count
India's Leopard Population Increased To Over 12,000 In 2018, Odisha Among States With Highest Count

New Delhi: India’s leopard population increased to over 12,000 in 2018 from around 8,000 in 2014, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday, asserting the rise in their numbers coming on the heels of similar reports on tigers, lions, shows the country is protecting its ecology and biodiversity well. Releasing the Status of Leopards in India […]

India To Host Global Film Summit In 2021

New Delhi: India will host a Global Media and Film Summit next year and it will also set up a special pavilion at Cannes in 2022 on the occasion of Cannes Film Festival’s 75 years celebrations, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. Javadekar made the announcement while addressing the CII Big […]

MP Anubhav’s Friend Jagrati Cautions Varsha Fans

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The ongoing marital discord between actor-turned MP Anubhav Mohanty and his celebrity wife Varsha Priyadarshini has taken a new twist on Sunday after Delhi-based journalist Jagrati Shukla, who described herself as one of the good friends of the MP, has cautioned the ‘fans of Varsha’ for trolling her on social media platform by […]

Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami Arrested By Mumbai Police
Reminds Of The Emergency: Top Leaders Slam Maharashtra Govt's 'Forceful' Arrest Of Arnab Goswami

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Union Ministers and senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party strongly condemned the assault on Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and the subsequent arrest, and have cited the behaviour of the Maharashtra government and police as an attack on the freedom of Press, the fourth pillar of democracy. This morning, police barged […]

Prakash Javadekar To Review NCAP Progress On International Day Of Clean Air

New Delhi: On September 7, for the first time ever, the world will join together to Javadekar will also be reviewing the progress of the activities under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) during the course of the webinar on Monday. In what can be seen as India’s commitment to the cause, the webinar will […]

Prakash Javadekar: Revolutionary NEP 2020 will double the Gross Enrolment Ratio in 10 Years

New Delhi: Terming the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 as a revolutionary reform of the 21st century, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday expressed confidence that India would double the Gross Enrolment Ratio within the next 10 years from about 25 percent at present. The wider geographical spread of higher education institutions, especially covering rural […]

Cabinet Approves ‘Mission Karmayogi' For Major Bureaucratic Reforms

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved ‘Mission Karmayogi’, dubbed as the biggest bureaucratic reform initiative, aimed at capacity building of government employees to make them more “creative, proactive, professional and technology-enabled”. The core guiding principles of the competency-driven programme will be to support a transition from rules based to roles based HR management […]

Indian Startups To Create Better Than Chinese Apps: Javadekar

New Delhi: Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed the Modi government’s decision to ban 59 Chinese applications, connecting the move to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Taking to social media, Javadekar remarked, “The whole country has appreciated the decision of the @narendramodi govt to ban 59 Chinese Apps. This will give a fillip to Indian Startups […]

Doordarshan To Review Programme Selection Process, Popularity Of Ramayan, Mahabharat Prompts Assess

New Delhi: The massive popularity of ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’ serials on Doordarshan has prompted the national broadcaster to review the way it picks its entertainment programmes so that people constantly prefer it over private channels, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said. The Union minister said the current process, referred as L1 under which […]

Coronavirus lockdown: Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' makes comeback
Coronavirus lockdown: Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' makes comeback on Doordarshan

New Delhi: On public demand, Doordarshan will be telecasting mythological series “Ramayan” from Saturday during the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic informed Union minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Friday. “Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of ‘Ramayana’ from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 […]

Wheat At Rs 2 Per Kg, Rice At Rs 3 Per Kg To Battle Covid-19 Lockdown: Union Cabinet To Spend Rs 1,80,000 Crore

New Delhi: To ensure sufficient supply during the Covid-19 lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries. A decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister […]

'Can Env Minister Come To SC, Explain Proposal To Introduce Non-Polluting Vehicles'

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its keenness to interact with the Union Environment Minister to deal with the issue of gradual conversion of all public transport and government vehicles into electric vehicles (EVs) to curb air pollution. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde enquired from Additional Solicitor General A […]

Cabinet Approves Amendments In Homeopathy Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the changes proposed in the National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2019, for amending the Homeopathy Central Council (HCC) Act, 1973. Presently, the Bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha. The amendments will ensure the necessary regulatory reforms in homeopathy education and enable transparency and accountability for protecting […]

AAP Govt's Negligence Behind Delay In Hanging Of Nirbhaya Gangrape Convicts: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday blamed AAP government’s “negligence” for the “delay” in the hanging of Nirbhaya gangrape case convicts, saying it took more than two and a half years for the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation to give notice to convicts after Supreme Court rejected their appeal against the death sentence in 2017. Senior party leader […]

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JNU Violence: I&B Minister Slams NYT For Report Claiming Attackers Raised 'Jai Shri Ram' Chants

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit out at New York Times for a report in which the leading US daily claimed that the attackers at JNU had raised chants of “Jai Shri Ram”. In a dig at the newspaper, he said it seems the New York Times consists of the […]

OTV Honoured With Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman In New Delhi

Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman is an effort to recognize efforts towards spreading awareness on Yoga by media houses. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar presented the first International Yoga Day Media Awards. New Delhi: Odisha Television Limited (OTV) was today conferred with the Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS)-2019 in the category of Electronic Media -TV […]

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OTV To Be Conferred With Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha Television Limited will be conferred with the Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS)-2019 in the category of Electronic Media -TV (Odia) for its valuable contribution in spreading the message of Yoga and commemoration of International Yoga Day. The award will be presented by Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, at […]

Cabinet Clears Personal Data Protection Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill and the government will now introduce the bill in Parliament in the ongoing winter session. Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, however, did not give any details of the bills to the media, saying details will be discussed first […]

Cabinet Clears Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved six bills including the Citizenship Amendment Bill and extended reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies for another 10 years. Responding to questions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Citizenship Amendment Bill takes care of India’s interests. “I am […]

Kovind Accepts Sawant's Resignation, Gives Portfolio To Javadekar

New Delhi: A day after Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant quit as the Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday accepted his resignation and gave the additional charge of the Ministry to Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar. In a statement, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said that the President, as advised […]