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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Prakash Javadekar


Journalism is a responsibility, not a tool to mislead people, says Javadekar

November 24, 2020 1:07 am

Javadekar said the meters installed in around 50,000 households that measure television viewership “cannot measure the opinion of 22 crore” people and “we would expand its circumference so that we know what the people watch and what they wish to watch”.

Delhi Confidential: Such a Long Journey

November 20, 2020 1:57 am

At an event to release a book on a collection of President Ram Nath Kovind’s speeches on Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar recalled their long association.

How to strengthen regulatory systems for media being considered: Prakash Javadekar

November 16, 2020 7:13 pm

Prakash Javadekar called the “freedom of the press” as the “soul of democracy”. But, he said, “the freedom of press is not limitless”.

Cabinet approves PLI scheme worth Rs 1.46 lakh crore for 10 sectors

November 11, 2020 9:52 pm

PLI Scheme: The scheme will make Indian manufacturers globally competitive, attract investment and enhance exports.

Prakash Javadekar writes to CM Kejriwal over use of funds for e-buses

November 06, 2020 9:08 am

The Centre had launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme in 2015 for the country's transition to clean mobility. The phase II of the scheme is in force currently.

Cabinet hikes ethanol price, approves extension of jute packaging norms

October 29, 2020 3:56 pm

Addressing a press conference, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said the price of ethanol for doping in petrol has been raised by 5-8 per cent. As much as 10 per cent ethanol is doped in petrol.

Prakash Javadekar: Many high courts too suggest we intervene... We don’t censor. We believe in self-regulation

October 26, 2020 11:41 am

As I&B Minister, Javadekar has been the govt’s face in the pandemic, communicating Centre's measures to check spread of the virus to people. As television news grapples with TRP scam, his Ministry has asserted need for better self-regulation in the industry.

Centre announces Rs 3,737 crore bonus for over 30 lakh govt employees by next week

October 21, 2020 8:31 pm

Central Government Employees Bonus: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the total financial implication of this bonus will be Rs 3,737 crores and it will be given in a single installment, through direct benefit transfer, before Vijayadashami.

Air pollution not only Delhi problem but pan-NCR one, need coordination: Javadekar

October 19, 2020 10:04 am

As per a forecast from the Central government's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) the AQI is expected to stay in the higher end of 'poor' to the lower end of 'very poor' category for the next two days.

Being in denial will not help, Kejriwal to Javadekar on stubble burning

October 15, 2020 3:10 pm

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal sought to know why pollution has suddenly increased in Delhi-NCR in the last fortnight if stubble burning causes only 4 per cent pollution.


Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

August 13, 2017 6:15 pm

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.

World Environment Day: Modi, Kohli, Kejriwal plant saplings

June 05, 2015 8:12 pm

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Virat Kohli creating awareness on environment on the occasion of World Environment Day.


Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

June 08, 2020 12:21 pm

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 

Tamil Nadu deserves better, says Javadekar

February 28, 2016 2:27 pm

Chennai, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Tamil Nadu deserves a better administration, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is helping the state in every way. He said Tamil Nadu deserves better than what it has got in the last 50 years. The BJP leader said he had fruitful discussions with DMDK chief Vijayakanth. He also said he also met leaders from parties like IJK, IPP, NJP, AIMMK and others.

Two zeroes don't add up to hero: BJP on Cong-DMK alliance

February 14, 2016 1:57 pm

Chennai, Feb 14 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday reacted over Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, and said that two zeroes don't add up to hero and so it won’t make any difference. He also said that they will come out with the alliance within one week. He further added that the people of Tamil Nadu are frustrated with the politics they have witnessed over half a century and they want change and fresh start.

Hollande pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

January 25, 2016 7:26 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The visiting French President, Francois Hollande, paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat on Monday. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Later, Hollande also planted a sapling in the Rajghat premises. The French President was earlier accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Jallikattu allowed with proper safeguards: Javadekar

January 08, 2016 9:31 am

Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that Tamil Nadu has been allowed to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu'. He added that the sport was approved after taking care of all the safeguards and without practicing cruelty against the animals.

Jallikattu order: Pon Radhakrishnan thanks PM Modi

January 08, 2016 8:24 am

Chennai, Jan 08 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Tamil Nadu Government to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’. He also expressed gratitude to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party chief Amit Shah and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar for acquiescing with the Tamil community. The controversial bull-taming sport is celebrated every year during Pongal.