After laying the foundation stone for a super speciality hospital here, he said creating better health infrastructure through investments has helped cure several diseases but "there remains a huge gap yet".
There is an urgent need for management education in India to complement training for entrepreneurship, the President said at a special session to commemorate All India Management Association's (AIMA) diamond jubilee year.
The book 'Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio' is a compilation of the PM's monthly radio addresses.
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The president was inaugurating the country's first-of- its-kind microgrid power project at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) at Shibpur here that uses solar, wind and biogas energy to produce electricity.
In a congratulatory message to France's new President- elect, Emmanuel Macron, President Mukherjee said he was confident that the "long-standing friendship, mutual trust and understanding" between India and France would always thrive.
President Pranab Mukherjee has said there is an urgent need to strengthen the global counter-terrorism mechanism so that the menace can be fought jointly by the international community.
Nepal government has announced a public holiday today to mark her visit. As per custom, public holidays are announced in Nepal whenever the head of the state embarks on an official foreign visit.
The legislations were The Central GST Act, 2017, The Integrated GST Act, 2017, The GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017, and The Union Territory GST Act, 2017, officials said today.
President Pranab Mukherjee today said days are not far off when India's economy will be among the top five in terms of absolute value and several glorious chapters will be added to the country's PSUs in the future.
India is fully committed to be a partner in Bangladesh's economic development, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.
President Pranab Mukherjee picked up the lucky winners from the 100th draw of lots under digital payments promotion schemes at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
With President Pranab Mukherjee's term drawing to a close, there were reports that Advani was one of the contenders and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed his name.
During her visit, which comes after a gap of seven years, Hasina will hold wide-ranging talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi tomorrow during which India is also set to announce a line of credit of USD 500 million to Bangladesh for military supplies.
Addressing a conference on "Mentoring Grassroots Entrepreneurs in Smart Grams for Inclusive Growth" at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mukherjee said with 68 per cent of population still living in rural areas, smart development can take place only if villages and villagers become smart.
The Congress is not inclined to move any amendments to the GST enabling bills in the Rajya Sabha before they are returned to the Lok Sabha but may support the amendments moved by other opposition parties. Sources said the party leaders will meet tomorrow to decide on whether to support the amendments moved by other parties on GST bills.
The driver training centre will be run by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The initiative is backed by Uber which has committed to providing economic opportunities to the graduating drivers as part of its flagship initiative, UberShaan.
Congress leader C K Jaffer Sharief has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi backing RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as the President of India, saying there is on doubt on his "patriotism and commitment to the Constitution."
"The President was kind enough to give his assent to the Finance Bill before he left for official visit to Assam yesterday," Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia told PTI here.
GST promises to stitch together a common national market by replacing a string of central and local levies such as excise, value added tax, octroy, service tax into a single unified levy.
China expressed anger on Monday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a Buddhist conference supported by the Indian culture ministry, the latest spat with India over a man whom China brands a dangerous separatist.
Welcoming Prime Minister of Uganda Ruhakana Rugunda to the Rashtrapati Bhavan here today, Mukherjee said Indian companies are also keen to participate in the development of the Ugandan oil sector.
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) â€“ a coalition led by BJP need 5,49,441 votes, and it falls short by 91,658 votes required to win the prestigious battle that involves an electoral college of 10.98 lakh votes.
"Kindly convey my sincere compliments to the entire faculty, staff and students of your esteemed institute for having responded to my repeated calls to strive to be amongst the top institutions of higher learning in the world.
The President noted that for 50 years before independence, the economic growth rate of India was 0 to 1 percent.