Monthly Archives: September 2017

For Gandhi Non-violence was akin to Swacchta and must for a healthy mind in a healthy body

Swachhata Hi Seva Movement

India’s decisive battle against cleanliness and hygiene has got a fillip through ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’, Cleanliness is Service, which draws attention to making sanitation a shared responsibility. Embedded in the idea of this top-up initiative to the already ongoing ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (SBM) is a clear invocation for the masses to shun the entrenched notion that cleanliness is but the ...

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AIIMS @ Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh gets Government’s nod

The 750 bedded AIIMs at Bilaspur will cost Rs 1350 crore. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh on October 03, 2017. The Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Devvrat, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh and other dignitaries are also seen.

Health is the foundation for any edifice! A sound health envisages a hale and hearty body along a well functioning brain. Most of the new schemes or policies formed by the Indian Government keeps health in paramount importance. To name a few, swachha abhiyan or attempts to make India open defecation free country. Prime minister, Narendra Modi, took a step further ...

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ITDC celebrates 51st anniversary with irresistible offers for consumers and dividend for shareholders

52nd Annual General Meeting at the Group’s flagship hotel property, The Ashok, New Delhi- chaired by Ravneet Kaur, IAS, Chairperson & Managing Director of India Tourism Development Corporation and the Board of Directors

Fifty one years into existence– is a very long period to witness fast changing hospitality sphere in an growing economy. From its inception in 1966, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism has come a long way from having executed the mandate to construct, take over and manage existing hotels and ...

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India Inc bats for GST led reformative intent of Modi Govt; urges handholding support in transition

Cabinet approves creation of the National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) in New Delhi.

Hailed as the biggest tax reform post independence, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) at present is at centre of debate that has ensued on the reasons that has led to deceleration in the Indian economic growth. Experts are out with narratives on both sides! Ahead of forthcoming general election in 2019, the India’s transition to the GST regime do have deep ...

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India- Norway Health sector partnership get renewed thrust till 2020

The Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), C.K. Mishra and the Ambassador of the Norway to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag exchanging after signing a Letter of Intent in the health sector under the Indo-Norwegian Collaboration 2018-20, in New Delhi on September 28, 2017. The AS & MD (NHM), Manoj Jhalani and other dignitaries are also seen.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India signed a Letter of Intent with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway to extend the cooperation within health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018, on 28 September 2017. C K Mishra, Secretary (HFW) and Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, ...

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Srinagar and Raipur Airports awarded as best airports in India

Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Board Members and senior officers of Airports authority of India with prestigious National Tourism Awards 2015-16 in Best Airport category jointly won by Srinagar International Airport, J&K and Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur, Chhatisgarh.

The Airports Authority of India’s Srinagar International Airport, Jammu & Kashmir and Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, Chhattisgarh have been jointly conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2015-16. The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented the award for Best Airport under ‘rest of India’ category at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the occasion of World Tourism Day on 27th ...

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India and Afghanistan enter new phase of pro development partnership

The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Mr. Abdullah Abdullah calls on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on September 28, 2017.

To build the momentum of the new phase of a development partnership between India and Afghanistan announced in September 2017, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan came visiting India on a top day official visit and met with the President of India and the Prime Minister of India. Welcoming Dr. Abdullah to India, President of India, Ram Nath ...

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Digital India’s new Incredible India 2.0 campaign to get market specific promotions and adds social edge

The President, Ram Nath Kovind lighting the lamp at the presentation of the National Tourism Awards 2015-16, on the occasion of World Tourism Day, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, in New Delhi on September 27, 2017. The Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) and Electronics & Information Technology,  Alphons Kannanthanam, the Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism,  Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries are also seen.

Digital India’s cravings to be world best now will also reflect Incredible India 2.0 Campaign that marks a shift from the present generic promotions being undertaken across the world, to market specific promotional plans and product specific creatives, with greater focus on digital presence and social media. Fortunately, this came at hands of the first person of India, The President launched the “Incredible India ...

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New India’s Saubhagya eye power for all to enable better health & environment

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana, at Deendayal Urja Bhawan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2017. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development &  Entrepreneurship,  Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New and Renewable Energy,  Raj Kumar Singh, the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, K.D. Tripathi and other dignitaries are also seen.

With aim to provide power to all homes so that enabling environment is create for better health, connectivity, conservation and development- Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya, at New Delhi. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the Prime Minister also dedicated a new ONGC building – the Deendayal Urja ...

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India and Indonesia to ease out regulatory concerns in Pharma and Health

The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry,  Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a meeting with the Indonesian Minister for Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita, in New Delhi on September 25, 2017.

The 2nd Biennial Trade Ministers Forum (BTMF) meeting held at New Delhi between delegations led by the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, Suresh Prabhu and the Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, Enggartiasto Lukita. The meeting was preceded by a Senior Official’s meeting where ground work was done for the BTMF meeting. Both Ministers agreed for ...

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India’s lines up refreshed National Tourism awards, Incredible India 2.0 launch on World Tourism Day

President of India Ram Nath Kovind  will felicitate the National Tourism Award winners on the World Tourism day at a gala event presided by the Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam at Vigyan Bhavan. In the Picture President is seen felicitating award winners on the Hindi Divas on 14 September 2017 flanked by the Home Minister Raj Nath Singh  on the left.

Fresh initiatives and achievements will be needed by stakeholders in tourism business be it DMCs, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, States, or any entity desirous of  winning the National Tourism Award in successive years. Yes! The National Tourism Awards this year will end the practice of same entities or states winning the same award again and again! Unofficially, it had become such ...

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Travel to internalise diversity of India: Modi

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in 36th episode of his Mann Ki Baat has readied a big punch for Incredible India 2.0

Incredible India 2.0 being planned for long is likely to get genuine thrust from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to the countrymen through his popular monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’. “The element of Unity in diversity being India’s speciality comes naturally to us. We feel proud of diversity but have you ever tried to feel this diversity? I would like to re-iterate to ...

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