Tag: Prakash Javadekar

UGC warns varsities & colleges to refund admission fees of students

New Delhi: In a major development, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued warning to universities and colleges across the country against retention of original documents of admitted students and non-refund of fees in case an admission is withdrawn within one month. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar informed that the higher educational institutions would be […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Cabinet approves permanent campuses for 7 new IIMs including Sambalpur

New Delhi: In a major development, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment and operationalization of permanent campus of seven new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Amritsar, Bodh Gaya, Nagpur, Sambalpur, Sirmaur, Vishakhapatnam and Jammu, and their recurring expenditure at a total cost of Rs 3775.42 crore (Rs […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Not CBSE, NTA to conduct NEET & JEE exams twice a year now: Javadekar

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar during a press meet today informed that National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), UGC NET, National Eligibility Test (NET) and CMAT exams currently being organised by CBSE will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) from now on. Students can appear for NEET twice a […]

  • Thursday, 03 June 2021
Parliament session from June 17, Budget on July 5

New Delhi: The first session of the newly-elected Lok Sabha has been convened from June 17 to July 26 and the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present its first Budget on July 5, in which it is expected to provide an insight about the programmes to be undertaken in the second term. […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Polavaram Row: Odisha to 'suffer' amid Centre-Andhra bonhomie

Bhubaneswar: Yet again keeping the ‘stop work order’ in abeyance, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday extended the construction period for the Polavaram Multipurpose Project in Andhra Pradesh by two years. And with the growing amiability between PM Modi and Andhra CM Jagan Reddy, Odisha government has now claimed that the signing of two-year […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
"Even animals are not hit this way", says woman forest official after brutal attack

Hyderabad/New Delhi: The brutal attack of a woman forest officer with huge bamboo sticks in Telangana by some people allegedly led by the brother of a ruling TRS MLA unleashed a torrent of rage with the victim on Monday saying even animals are not hit this way. As the attack on C Anita, the 34-year-old […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Cabinet okays tabling of chit funds Bill in Parliament

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved introduction of the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament to streamline the sector and reduce the regulatory or compliance burden of registered chit funds industry. The Bill will also put in place mechanism to ensure transparency in chit fund schemes and protect subscribers. Announcing the decision, […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
ISRO tech to end sand-mining, man-animal conflict: Minister

Coimbatore: Plans are afoot to detect illegal sand-mining across the country with the help of ISRO satellites and also augment water and fodder in forest areas to prevent man-animal conflict, Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday. The government plans to use satellite image technology by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to map […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Odisha Gets Rs 5933.98 Crore For Afforestation Under CAMPA Programme

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to promote afforestation, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 5933.98 crore to Odisha under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) programme. This was announced by Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in a tweet. Javadekar handed over the cheque to Odisha Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
COP 14 Was Most Successful: Javadekar

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that the 14th UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP14) was most successful and termed the Delhi Declaration as a powerful document. There were four takeaways from the COP14, including that countries have finally woken up to the issue of drought and with land restoration, […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
118 New Community Radio Stations To Be Set Up: Javadekar

New Delhi: As many as 118 new community radio stations are in the process of being set up in various parts of the country, including in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts, north-east and Jammu and Kashmir, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. Community radio is a great way to communicate with […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Fake News More Dangerous Than Paid News: I&B Minister Javadekar

New Delhi: Fake news is more dangerous than paid news and there is a need for the government and the media to combat it jointly, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. The government will not take any step that may curb media freedom, the minister said and suggested there should be some […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Cabinet approves Rs 5.5 lakh package for PoK families who initially settled outside J-K

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a one-time payment of Rs 5.5 lakh as a resettlement package for the 5,300 displaced families who had come from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and initially settled outside Jammu and Kashmir but later relocated to the state. A “historical wrong” has been corrected by the government, Union minister Prakash […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021