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National Doctor's Day: PM to address doctors community at programme organised by IMA today

1 July 2021 5:05 AM GMT
This day is observed on the 1st of July every year to acknowledge the role of doctors in keeping the nation healthy.

People above 60 years to get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1

25 Feb 2021 5:32 AM GMT

Government will start administering COVID-19 vaccine to the people above 60 years of age from 1st of next month. Those above 45 years of age with comorbidities will also be vaccinated in this phase. Briefing reporters in New Delhi after Union Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the vaccine will be administered […]

PM Modi: Union Budget will bring positive changes for individuals, industry, investors and infrastructure sector

2 Feb 2021 2:59 AM GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that this budget will bring a lot of positive changes in industry, investors and infrastructure sectors. Calling it historic, Mr Modi said the vision of self reliance can be seen in the budget. He said the proactive budget, which focused on health and wellness will help all. Mr Modi […]

100 per cent occupancy in theatres from today

1 Feb 2021 5:25 AM GMT

Cinema halls across the country will be permitted to operate at full capacity from February 1 with adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Prakash Javadekar announced on Sunday. Adequate physical distancing, mandatory face masks and sanitisation of auditorium after every screening are among the latest SOPs issued by the […]

51st International Film Festival of India to begin today in Goa

16 Jan 2021 6:30 AM GMT

The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is scheduled to open at 3PM today. All preparations are complete for IFFI. The opening ceremony will be held in the presence of Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant. IFFI is considered as a platform […]

PM to address Global Climate Summit today on fifth anniversary of landmark Paris Climate Agreement

12 Dec 2020 5:39 AM GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Global Climate Summit today on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Agreement is a landmark deal in the multilateral climate change process. For the first time, a binding agreement brought all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts […]

‘Kedarnath’, ‘Tahnaji’ among films re-releasing in theatres

14 Oct 2020 12:04 PM GMT

With theatres reopening on October 15 with 50 per cent capacity, a few Bollywood films will be re-releasing in theatres. It was announced earlier that PM Narendra Modi will re-release. And now a few other films are set to be back on the big screen. These include Sushant Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s Kedarnath, period […]

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar releases SOP on re-opening of cinema halls from Oct 15

6 Oct 2020 11:06 AM GMT

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today released the Standard Operating Procedures regarding re-opening of cinema halls in the country from 15th of this month. Briefing the media in New Delhi, he informed that cinema halls would be allowed to function at 50 per cent capacity as was earlier stated in the guidelines of the […]

Union Cabinet extends Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana till November

9 July 2020 6:05 AM GMT

The Union Cabinet has given approval for extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for five more months. Briefing the media in New Delhi yesterday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that under the scheme, five kilogram of Wheat or Rice will be given to every member of the beneficiary family and one kilogram of Chana […]

Govt to bring cooperative banks under RBI through an ordinance

24 Jun 2020 12:14 PM GMT

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to bring all cooperative banks under the Reserve Bank of India through an ordinance. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar addressed the media briefing on Cabinet decision from his residence, saying “this is the new normal”. The union minister said during the virtual press meet after the meeting […]

Union Cabinet approves Pesticide Management Bill 2020

13 Feb 2020 3:32 AM GMT

Union Cabinet has approved the Pesticide Management Bill 2020. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the legislation will promote organic pesticides in the country. Major Ports Authority Bill to enhance overall efficiencies of the ports was cleared by the Cabinet. Cabinet has also approved changes in the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill, 2020. […]

Cabinet approves to give out the status of Institution of National Importance to five IIITs

6 Feb 2020 3:01 AM GMT

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to give out the status of Institution of National Importance to five Indian Institutes of Information Technology, IIITs. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi yesterday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the Five IIITs in PPP mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur […]

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