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New Australian High Commissioner for India.

New Australian High Commissioner for India.

The Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced the appointment of Australia’s next High Commissioner to India. Patrick Suckling will take up the post in New Delhi in January. Senator Carr says the role is important because India is Australia’s fourth largest export market, with trade between the two countries reaching 18-billion dollars a year. Mr […]

Australia boosting ‘cool village power’ in India

Australia boosting ‘cool village power’ in India

Food spoilage is a serious problem for rural communities in India. The estimated spoilage of more than 20 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables is worth more than US$7.3 billion to India’s economy every year. In 2009 Australia contributed $1 million to expand India-Australia collaboration to provide solar cooling for preserving food in Indian villages. […]

Year End Review of Ministry of Women and Child Development

Year End Review of Ministry of Women and Child Development

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, came into existence as a separate Ministry with effect from 30 January, 2006. It is the nodal Ministry for all matters relating to women and children. The prime functions of the Ministry include promoting the survival, protection, development and participation of women and children in […]

The 12th Plan Aims at Ensuring Food Security and Improving the Lot of Farmers – Sharad Pawar

The 12th Plan Aims at Ensuring Food Security and Improving the Lot of Farmers – Sharad Pawar

Agriculture Minister’s Address at the 57th Meeting of the National Development Council A number of new initiatives have been proposed in the 12th Five Year Plan for retaining youth in Agriculture Sector and funding for research and innovations in the sector. The twin objectives of the plan are ensuring food security and improving the lot […]

PM’s Closing Remarks at 57th Meeting of NDC

PM’s Closing Remarks at 57th Meeting of NDC

Following are the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s closing remarks at the 57TH meeting of National Development Council in New Delhi today: “We have had a very full and long day of deliberations. I thank all Chief Ministers for complying with the electronically imposed time limit. Had they not complied with the limit, we would […]

India‟s inaugural festival of Contemporary Visual Arts, Kochi-Muziris Biennale is scheduled to debut in December 2012 and will last for three months. The festival is being organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, a non-profit making public charitable Trust, registered under the Provisions of the Indian Trust Act in 2010 and co-founded by two of India‟s […]

Arvind to bring surfwear brand Billabong to India

Arvind to bring surfwear brand Billabong to India

Arvind will market Billabong’s products through open stand-alone stores, as well as shop in shops in department stores and multi-brand stores. Arvind Lifestyle Brands, a subsidiary of Arvind Ltd, one of the largest players in the apparel brands and retail space, today announced it had signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the iconic Australian surf lifestyle brand […]

Tendulkar The God of Indian Cricket says goodbye to one-day cricket

Tendulkar The God of Indian Cricket says goodbye to one-day cricket

The Great India Cricket  Legend  Sachin Tendulkar  announced  on  Sunday  to  closed a major chapter of his illustrious career by announcing his retirement from one-day cricket. He will continue to play in Tests. Tendulkar’s decision following came moments before the announcement of  series against Pakistan starting Dec 25. Sachin was struggling with form since the 2011 […]

Civil Aviation Minister Shri Ajit Singh Takes Detailed Review of Air India; Suggests Cost Cutting Measures to Bridge the Gap Between Cash Inflow and Outflow

Civil Aviation Minister Shri Ajit Singh Takes Detailed Review of Air India; Suggests Cost Cutting Measures to Bridge the Gap Between Cash Inflow and Outflow

Asks for Deployment of Dreamliners on New Routes  Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh today reviewed in detail the functioning of Air India which included revenue generation and cash flow management, status of implementation of Computerized Management System for Pilots and Cabin Crew, Status of operations of B-787 and other matters envisaged in […]

Vice President Presents K.Karunaaran Foundation’s Best Administrator in India Award to Shri P. Chidambaram

Vice President Presents K.Karunaaran Foundation’s Best Administrator in India Award to Shri P. Chidambaram

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari presentated the ‘Best Administrator in India Award’ instituted by K. Karunakaran Foundation to Shri P. Chidambaram, the Union Finance Minister at a function here today. Addressing on the occasion, he said that we might recall Shri Chidambaram’s stint as Finance Minister in the late 1990s when he presented […]

India-Asean Trade to Reach $100 Billion Mark by 2015, Says Anand Sharma

India-Asean Trade to Reach $100 Billion Mark by 2015, Says Anand Sharma

Second India-ASEAN Business Fair 2012 Begins  Inaugurating the 2nd India- ASEAN Business Fair- 2012 in New Delhi today, the Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textiles Shri Anand Sharma expressed confidence that the two-way trade between India and the ASEAN countries “will be able to reach USD 100 billion mark by 2015”. He also added […]

Huge Opportunity for Australia to Invest into India : P. Chidambaram

Huge Opportunity for Australia to Invest into India : P. Chidambaram

Huge Opportunity for Increase in Investments from Australia into India Particularly in Sectors like Mines and Minerals Based Industry, clean and Renewable Energy, Energy Agro based and Food Processing Bio-Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing, and Marine and Fishery, says Finance Minister Shri P.Chidambaram  The Union Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram said that India-Australia bilateral partnership which […]

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