PIB News

  • The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments for an initial period of two year:

  • Crude oil production during June, 2017 was 2984.50 TMT which is 2.13% lower than target but 0.60% higher when compared with June 2016.

  • PM remembers Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversary

  • The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation tomorrow (July 24, 2017) on the eve of demitting office.

  • 23 Million passengers travel on Indian Railways on a daily basis. Indian Railways provide approximately 1.1 million meals to passengers every day out of these 1 million are provided on board itself.

  • Honourable Members, I would like to acknowledge my deep gratitude and appreciation to Honourable Speaker and the Honourable Chairman, Rajya Sabha and Honourable Members of Parliament for organizing this farewell ceremony on the eve of my demitting office as the 13th President of the Republic of India

  • H. E. Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

  • The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the farewell function at Central Hall of the Parliament today (July 23, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that for 37 years he served as a Member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Listening to the stalwarts for hours and days in Parliament sitting in the Treasury or Opposition Benches, he felt one with the soul of this living institution. He understood the real value of debate, discussion and dissent. He realized how disruption hurts the opposition more than the government as it denies them the opportunity to raise the concerns of the people. It was unfortunate that the parliamentary time devoted to legislation has been declining. With the heightened complexity of administration, legislation must be preceded by scrutiny and adequate discussion. Scrutiny in committees is no substitute to open discussion on the floor of the House. When the Parliament fails to discharge its law-making role or enacts laws without discussion, it breaches the trust reposed in it by the people of this great country. He stated that the recent passage of Goods and Services Tax and its launch on 1st July is a shining example of co-operative federalism and speaks volumes for the maturity of Indian Parliament. The President said that it was in July 2012 that his membership in Lok Sabha came to an end when he was declared as the 13th President of the Republic. Even though thirty-seven years of his life in Parliament came to an end on that day but he still continued to have a tenacious link with this institution, in fact he became an integral part of it, as President of Republic, as per the Constitution. In these five years, his principal responsibility was to function as the guardian of the Constitution. As he had said on oath, he strived to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution, not just in word but also in spirit. In this task, he greatly benefitted from the advice and co-operation extended by Prime Minister Modi at every step. With passion and energy, he is driving transformational changes in the country. He would carry with him fond memories of their association and his warm and courteous behaviour. The President said that as he retired from the Office of the President of the Republic, his association with the Parliament also comes to an end. He will no longer be a part of the Parliament of India. He stated he was leaving with a sense of fulfilment and happiness of having served the people of this great country through this institution- as their humble servant.

  • The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports shri Vijay Goel has said that his ministry is writing to CBSE affiliated schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Vidyalayas to give Pan India directive to open at least one unit of Scouts and Guides, NSS and NCC in their respective institution so as to make the school curriculum holistic and comprehensive for personality development of the Youth.

  • Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) is visiting Mozambique and Tanzania on a bilateral visit from 23 to 30 July 2017. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral defence relations with Mozambique and Tanzania, as also to explore new avenues for defence cooperation.

  • Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today flagged off the 10th Slum Yuva Daud with Union Minister for Roadways and Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari and Shri Maheish Girri MP. Today’s Daud started from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Khichdipur and ended at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium, Trilokpuri. More than 5000 youth from various Delhi slums participated and each of them was awarded medals, t-shirts and certificates.

  • PM conveys his best wishes to women's cricket team for the World Cup final

  • The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani says that no one can harass a person who wants to come into formal economy through GST Addressing a seminar on ‘GST – a Tool for Inclusive Growth’ organised in Ahmedabad today, the Minister said past transactions are not to be checked under this system. There will be no punishment for being honest.

  • Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley inaugurated the Sainik Rest House here today. It is the 315th Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), which is built at a cost of around ? 8 crore.

  • PM expresses grief on loss of lives due to bus accident in Udaipur.

  • Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports shri Vijay Goel here today flagged off the 11th Slum Yuva Daud with HRD Minister shri Prakash Javadekar and MoS for Ministry of External Affairs Gen.(Retd.) VK Singh. Also present in today’s Daud was Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Mahesh Girri, MP.

  • The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today morning flagged off the first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims from New Delhi Airport with prayers of country’s safety and prosperity.

  • The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 48.10 per barrel (bbl) on 21.07.2017.

  • The Ceremony of assumption of office by Shri Ramnath Kovind, the President-elect will be held on Tuesday, the July 25, 2017, at 12.15 PM in the Central Hall of Parliament House, New Delhi.