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PM receives donations for flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir

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New Delhi : The Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal, Shri B.D. Sharma, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and handed over a demand draft of Rs 2.12 crore towards the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund, for flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

ITCThe Founder Chancellor, SRM University, Chennai, Dr. T.R. Pachamuthu, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and handed over a demand draft for Rs. 1 crore for the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund.

SRMThe Founder Chancellor, SRM University, Chennai, Dr. T.R. Pachamuthu, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and handed over a demand draft for Rs. 1 crore for the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund.

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President Congratulates Medal Winners in Asian Games 2014

New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Shri Jitu Rai for winning the Gold Medal in the men’s 50m Air pistol event and Ms. Shweta Chaudhry for winning the Bronze Medal in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the Asian Games – 2014 at Incheon, South Korea.

The President said, “I would like to extend my congratulations for keeping the country’s flag flying high. My best wishes to you for all future endeavours”.

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Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination-2014

New Delhi : The written result of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2014 has been declared by the Commission and the same is available on the Commission’s website, http://www.upsc.gov.in. It is informed that all the written qualified candidates are required to fill up and submit the Detailed Application Form (DAF) ONLINE followed by sending of ink signed copy of the printout of DAF along with their photographs and all relevant documents to the Commission. The DAF shall be available on the Commission’s website from 25-09-2014 to 10-10-2014 till 11.59 P.M. Important Instructions for filling up and submitting the ONLINE DAF are also available on the website along with the Rules of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2014. The last date for the receipt of printed copy of DAF (ink signed) along with relevant documents is 15-10–2014. In the event of non-receipt of ink signed copy of DAF, the candidature will be cancelled without any further notice. The candidates are also required to bring a printed copy of the DAF duly signed (by the candidate) along with original documents and a photocopy each thereof at the time of interview. The candidates must also check before hand their certificates in accordance with the important instructions available on the website of the Commission with regard to the certificates that are required to be produced at the time of Interview. The candidates will be solely responsible for not producing sufficient proof in support of his/her age, date of birth, educational qualification, caste (SC/ST/OBC) and physical disability status. The candidates shall be informed for their Personality Test, (likely to be held in the month of November, 2014) through e-mail followed by speed post. The details of Personality Test shall also be available on the Commission’s website in due course.

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I&B Minister launches News SMS Service in 5 Indian languages

New Delhi : Prakash Javadekar today launched the free News SMS service in five Indian languages Hindi, MarathiI&Bminister, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali of AIR News Services Division. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the SMS service aimed at providing important news to the subscribers in their preferred language on their mobile phones. He suggested that AIR should aim to disseminate news in other regional languages through the SMS service and run a campaign through newspapers and Doordarshan News to create awareness about the service. This would enable a large cross section of society to access News on real time basis.

Referring to the vision outlined by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on ‘Digital India’, Shri Javadekar said that the SMS service initiated today by All India Radio constituted a critical component of the ‘Communicating India’. Communicating India was an important component of an outreach mechanism so as to enable the flow of quality information to the people across platforms.

On Digital India, Mr Javadekar said it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s dream project and it’s objective is to enable people to communicate through digital mode.

Earlier AIR had launched SMS service in English on 9th September last year to provide AIR News on mobile sets to its subscribers free of cost which has already touched the database of over three lakh subscribers.

People desiring to avail this service can register at our website at http://newsonair.nic.in/smsservice . They can also send an SMS in following format to 7738299899 :

AIR<space>NAME<dash>AGE<dash>GENDERCODE<dash>LANGUAGECODE

Different codes for the SMS are as follows:

GENDER CODES

M for Male &  F for Female

LANGUAGE CODES

H for Hindi

M for Marathi

D for Dogri

S for Sanskrit

N for Nepali

NSD is also building up a database of the subscribers of its SMS service for providing customized messages.

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Axis Bank Signs MOU with China Development Bank

New Delhi : Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Development Bank (CDB), one of the largest policy banks in China. The MoU would help Axis Bank to support its corporate clients by funding them at competitive pricing and also give the Bank an opportunity to work closely with Chinese companies in facilitating them in their domestic requirements in India.

1The MoU was signed by Mr. V Srinivasan, Executive Director – Corporate Banking, Axis Bank and Mr. Zhao Xiaoyu, Executive Vice President, China Development Bank, at a ceremony organized in New Delhi.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. V. Srinivasan, Executive Director – Corporate Banking, Axis Bank said, “Indo-China trade partnership is growing at a robust pace. We at Axis Bank are excited to sign MoU with China Development Bank to tap newer business opportunities, emerging from the world’s second largest economy. Axis Bank’s presence in Shanghai and its wide reach in India will help in providing an end-to-end solution to both Indian and Chinese corporates.”

Early this year, as a part of adding value to the banking services in China, Axis Bank opened its Shanghai Branch. The Shanghai branch is engaged in offering various services including accepting public deposits, offering short-to-long-term loans, and comprehensive corporate banking services.

As per a report by Ministry 0f Commerce and Industry, China is India’s largest trading partner, with Sino-Indian trade crossing $65.86 billion in FY 13-14 and is at $22.41 billion till June 2014. India and China have pledged to increase bilateral trade to $100 billion by 2015.

China Development Bank provides medium to long-term financing facilities that assist in the development of national infrastructure, basic industry, key emerging sectors, and national priority projects. China Development Bank mandate is to promote Chinese Exports to India and also support Chinese Companies, executing projects in India.

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16 MoU signed during the state visit of Chinese President to India

New Delhi : List of documents signed during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India

Sr. No. Name of Agreement/MoU Remarks
1 Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People`s Republic of China on Opening a New Route for Indian Pilgrimage (Kailash Mansarovar Yatra) to the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People`s Republic of China The MoU provides for conducting the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra through Nathula Pass in Sikkim addition to the existing Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand. The route through Nathula will augment the capacity and reduce the hardship and journey time enabling many more pilgrims in particular aged pilgrims to undertake the Yatra.
2 Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Railways of the Government of Republic of India and the Government of People’s Republic of China on strengthening cooperation in Railways Under the MoU, both sides have agreed to enhance cooperation in the Railway sector in following areas: (i)speed-raising, (ii)studying feasibility of cooperation in High-Speed Railways, (iii)Heavy-Haul transportation training of Indian Railway personnel, (iv)Redevelopment of Railway stations, (v)setting up of a Railway University in India, etc.
3 Action Plan between Ministry of Railways of the Government of Republic of India and the National Railway Administration of the Government of People’s Republic of China on strengthening cooperation in Railways It provides specific projects for cooperation in railway sector.
4 Five year Trade and Economic Development Plan between Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of the People’s Republic of China It lays down a medium term roadmap for promoting balanced and sustainable development of economic and trade relations between China and India, on the principle of equality and mutual benefit. The main objectives of the plan are : (i) reduction of bilateral trade imbalance; (ii) strengthen investment cooperation to realize US$ 20 billion investment from China in 5 years; (iii) a transparent, stable and investor friendly business environment; and (iv) enhanced cooperation between Chambers of Commerce and financial sectors.
5 Agreed Minutes of the Tenth Session of India-China Joint Economic Group The tenth Session of the India-China Joint Group on Economic Relations, Trade, Science and Technology (JEG) was held in Beijing on 2nd September 2014. Both sides held detailed discussions on issues to promote broad and deep bilateral trade and economic cooperation between India and China and agreed to undertake measures to achieve sustainable and balanced trade. Specific measures to enhance market access to Indian products such as agricultural, pharmaceutical and export of services will be expedited.
6 Agreement on Audio-Visual Co-production between The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Republic of India and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People`s Republic of China The Agreement would enable the producers from both countries to get an opportunity to pool their creative, artistic, technical, financial and marketing resources to co-produce films. It would held Indian audio-visual products to gain greater market access.
7 Agreementbetween the Government of the Republic of Indiaand the Government of the People’s Republic of ChinaOn mutual administrative assistance and co-operation in Customs matters The Agreement will help in enhancing cooperation to fight trans-border economic crimes and custom offences through sharing of information. It would also facilitate trade through enhanced customs cooperation.
8 Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Space Research Organisation and China National Space Administration on Cooperation in the Peaceful use of Space The MoU enables both sides to encourage exchange and cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, including Research and development of scientific experiment satellites, remote sensing satellites and communications satellites.
9 Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China on Strengthening the Exchange and Cooperation between Cultural Institutions This MOU is intended to foster long-term collaboration between various cultural institutions of the two countries. These cultural institutions include museums, archaeological organizations and performing art centers.
10 Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between National Book Trust of the Republic of India and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People`s Republic of China Both sides have agreed that China will participate in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 as the Guest of Honour Country. The Agreement will help provide greater access to their nationals of publications of the other side.
11 Work Plan on Drug Administration and CooperationBetween China Food and Drug Administration of the People’s Republic of ChinaAnd Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of the Republic of India Under the work plan, the two sides will carry out cooperation in fields of drug standards, traditional medicine and drug testing, etc. Both sides will exchange delegations to enhance cooperation in this area.
12 Agreement on establishing Sister City relationship between Mumbai and Shanghai Establishes Sister-City relations between Mumbai and Shanghai. It will enhance people-to-people exchanges fostering greater mutual understanding.
13 Agreement on establishing Sister City relationship between Ahmedabad and Guangzhou(Signed in Gujarat) Establishes Sister-City relations between Ahmedabad and Guangzhou. It will enhance people-to-people exchanges fostering greater mutual understanding.
14 Agreement on establishing Sister Province/State relationship between Gujarat and Guangdong(Signed in Gujarat) Establishes Sister-Province/State relations between Gujarat and Guangdong. It will enhance people-to-people exchanges fostering greater mutual understanding.
15 Memorandum of Understanding between Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation and Beiqi Foton Motor Co.Ltd. on supporting the setting up of industrial parks in Maharashtra The MoU would lead to setting up of a 1250 acre Industrial Park near Pune, Maharashtra, providing cluster-type development and generation of employment for a large number of people.
16 Memorandum of Understanding between China Development Bank Corporation and iNDEXTb on supporting the setting up of industrial parks in Gujarat(Signed in Gujarat) The MoU would lead to setting up of Industrial Parks in Gujarat with the support of Chinese enterprises and provide a platform for cluster development and generate employment for a large number of people.

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