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  • Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tests positive for COVID-19 Apr 16, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tests positive for COVID-19

    The Union Minister had received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on March 5 at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune.

  • India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure, says Prakash Javadekar Apr 14, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure, says Prakash Javadekar

    Prakash Javadekar said India is the only G-20 country to walk the talk on the Paris climate agreement and "we have done more than we promised".

  • Rajinikanth conferred with 51st Dadasaheb Phalke award, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Apr 01, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Rajinikanth conferred with 51st Dadasaheb Phalke award, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

    Rajinikanth's contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

  • All Indians over 45 to get vaccinated from April 1, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Mar 23, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    All Indians over 45 to get vaccinated from April 1, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

    The vaccination drive is currently restricted to citizens aged above 60 and 45-plus with comorbidities.

  • No loss of green cover due to Central Vista Redevelopment Project: Govt Mar 16, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    No loss of green cover due to Central Vista Redevelopment Project: Govt

    Environment ministry's expert appraisal committee (EAC) had recommended clearance for the government's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project with a direction to the CPWD, who are the developers, to ensure no air pollution is caused during the demolition process.

  • India only G-20 country implementing Paris accord commitments: Prakash Javadekar Mar 15, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    India only G-20 country implementing Paris accord commitments: Prakash Javadekar

    Replying to supplementary queries during the Question Hour, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said there has been a net increase of 15,000 square kilometres of tree cover in the last six years.

  • OTT industry, govt will partner to make audience experience better: Prakash Javadekar Mar 04, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    OTT industry, govt will partner to make audience experience better: Prakash Javadekar

    Dispelling rumours, the minister clarified that in the self-regulating body, no member will be appointed by the government.

  • Government extends PLI to more sectors, announces Rs 15,000 crore for pharma, Rs 7350 crore for IT hardware Feb 24, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Government extends PLI to more sectors, announces Rs 15,000 crore for pharma, Rs 7350 crore for IT hardware

    Centre believes PLI scheme will make India's $ 40 billion pharmaceuticals industry globally competitive and less reliant on imports for high-end patented drugs. The new incentives for domestic manufacture of IT hardware aims to raise domestic value addition to 20% - 25% by 2025 and make India a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing.

  • No child deprived of online education during pandemic: Prakash Javadekar Feb 08, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    No child deprived of online education during pandemic: Prakash Javadekar

    Replying to queries during the Question Hour, Prakash Javadekar said that in providing online education, India has surpassed many countries.

  • India managed to keep its COVID-19 losses to minimum: Prakash Javadekar Feb 08, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    India managed to keep its COVID-19 losses to minimum: Prakash Javadekar

    Speaking after flagging off a vehicle campaign aimed at dispelling rumours about COVID-19 vaccines, the Information and Broadcasting Minister said more than 50 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been inoculated since the vaccination drive began on January 16.

  • India only country to keep commitments on climate change: Prakash Javadekar Jan 08, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    India only country to keep commitments on climate change: Prakash Javadekar

    Speaking at a webinar organised by Merchants' Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Prakash Javadekar also claimed that the country is not responsible for climate change, but it is working towards enhancing the generation of solar and renewable energy.

  • Cabinet approves revision in guidelines for providing DTH services; licences to be issued for 20 years Dec 23, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    Cabinet approves revision in guidelines for providing DTH services; licences to be issued for 20 years

    Paving the way for 100 percent foreign investment in the sector, the Union Cabinet has decided to align the cap of 49 percent FDI in the existing DTH guidelines with the extant government (DPIIT's) policy on FDl as amended from time to time.

  • From 8,000 in 2014, India's leopard population increased to over 12,000 in 2018: Prakash Javadekar Dec 21, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    From 8,000 in 2014, India's leopard population increased to over 12,000 in 2018: Prakash Javadekar

    Releasing the ‘Status of Leopards in India 2018’ report, the minister said, the leopard population has been estimated using camera trapping method.

  • CREDAI urges PM Narendra Modi to curb cartelisation by cement, steel manufacturers Dec 18, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    CREDAI urges PM Narendra Modi to curb cartelisation by cement, steel manufacturers

    CREDAI has requested PM Modi to take urgent steps to arrest the cement and steel price rise for survival of the real estate sector in the country.

  • Negotiations 'work in progress', hopefully in last stage: Prakash Javadekar on farmer protest Dec 09, 2020 05:29 PM IST

    Negotiations 'work in progress', hopefully in last stage: Prakash Javadekar on farmer protest

    New Delhi, Dec 9 Sounding optimistic about an early resolution of farmer crisis, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesd..

  • Cabinet clears equity infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in NIIF debt platform over two years Nov 25, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    Cabinet clears equity infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in NIIF debt platform over two years

    The government will provide Rs 6,000 crore; the National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) will provide Rs 7,000 crore equity and nearly Rs 1 lakh crore will be raised from the bond market, he said.

  • US should back words with actions if rejoins climate pact: Prakash Javadekar Nov 13, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    US should back words with actions if rejoins climate pact: Prakash Javadekar

    Meeting the Paris Agreement's target of capping warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius should be a top priority, Javadekar said.

  • Biogas plant could be key to lower stubble burning, better air quality: Prakash Javadekar Nov 07, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    Biogas plant could be key to lower stubble burning, better air quality: Prakash Javadekar

    The Union Minister stated that the biogas demonstration plant which produces compressed biogas from biomass will help combat air pollution in Delhi and North India.

  • Prakash Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams in Delhi-NCR, says only 4% pollution due to stubble burning Oct 15, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    Prakash Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams in Delhi-NCR, says only 4% pollution due to stubble burning

    The 50 CPCB teams will make extensive field visits from October 15 to February 28 next year and focus on hot spots where air pollution is aggravated, the environment ministry said. They will visit Delhi and NCR towns Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh; Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Jhajjar, Panipat, Sonepat in Haryana; and Bhiwadi, Alwar, Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

  • India allows ADNOC to export oil from strategic reserve: Prakash Javadekar Oct 14, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    India allows ADNOC to export oil from strategic reserve: Prakash Javadekar

    Allowing ADNOC to export its oil mirrors a model adopted by countries such as Japan and South Korea which allow oil producers to re-export crude storage.

  • Centre announces SOPs for resumption of shooting of films, TV serials Aug 23, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Centre announces SOPs for resumption of shooting of films, TV serials

    These SOPs have been finalised after consulting the health and home ministries, the minister said.

  • 3 airports to be leased to private operator, Kerala govt calls it 'daylight robbery' Aug 20, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    3 airports to be leased to private operator, Kerala govt calls it 'daylight robbery'

    On August 19, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Cabinet has approved the proposal for leasing out Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports through the PPP model.

  • Cabinet clears National Recruitment Agency to conduct common test for govt jobs Aug 19, 2020 05:21 PM IST

    Cabinet clears National Recruitment Agency to conduct common test for govt jobs

    Briefing the media on the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said it was a historic decision that will allow job-seekers take one common test and save costs and time spent on writing multiple exams.

  • Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency: Here are key highlights of today's briefing Aug 19, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency: Here are key highlights of today's briefing

    Prakash Javadekar said the decision to set up 'National Recruitment Agency' to conduct Common Eligibility Test is expected to benefit job- seeking youth of the country.

  • Rahul Gandhi's objections to draft EIA 'unnecessary and premature': Prakash Javadekar Aug 10, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi's objections to draft EIA 'unnecessary and premature': Prakash Javadekar

    Speaking to the media after an event to celebrate World Elephant Day, Javadekar said, "Saw reaction of some leaders demanding protest against the EIA draft. How can they protest against the draft? It is not a final notification. It was kept for public consultation for 150 days because of COVID-19. Otherwise it is only 60 days as per rules."

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