18,19 FEB

Prasar Bharati signs historical MoU with EBC 

Prasar Bharati

Prasar Bharati has signed a MoU with Empressa de Brazil Communicacao (EBC) in connection with several broadcast related activities including exchange of news, programmes and co-production. This MoU is being described as historical as it is the first agreement that Prasar Bharati has signed with any South American country. It was signed between Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jawhar Sircar and EBC Vice President Mr Mario in Brasilia, Brazil.

Union Cabinet gives nod to Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 



The Union Cabinet has given its approval to amend section 9 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 and section 11 of the Delimitation Act, 2002. In this regard, Government is going to introduce Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament in pursuance of the Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015. These amendments will give voting rights to people who became Indian citizens following the exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh.

Union Government launched ENVIS portal 


The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has launched Environment Information System (ENVIS) portal and mobile application. It was launched on the sidelines of the national interaction-cum-evaluation workshop for Environment Information System. ENVIS Portal (http://envis.nic.in) runs parallel with the objectives of Digital India which works on improving the digital literacy in the environment sector and deliver services digitally. It will play important role integrating network of ENVIS centres.

Union Government launches Website for maiden Maritime India Summit 
Nitin Gadkari
Union Government has formally launched website for maiden Maritime India Summit 2016 scheduled to be held in April 2016. It was launched by Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on the sidelines of the Make in India Week in Mumbai. The website will facilitate investors and participants to access detailed information about the summit, including registrations.

Renowned Malayalam writer Akbar Kakkattil passes away 

Akbar Kakkattil
 Renowned Malayalam writer Akbar Kakkattil passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala due to cancer. He was 62. He was known for giving birth to a new genre in Malayalam literature and his works are known for their unique narrative style which has an undertone of unfailing humour.