1. A surprising 80% individuals surveyed either did not have health insurance
  2. A glimpse of inauguration of Hira Sweets, A-2 Kirti Nagar, (Metro Pillar No. 329), New Delhi-110015 on October 07, 2019.
  3. A glimpse of 8th IFCA International Chefs Conference on October 5, 2019 at Hotel Pullman,New Delhi Aerocity
  4. Sh Ravi ShankarPrasad unveils Digital Charkha to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
  5. A GLIMPES OF EXHIBITION AT VIGYAN BHAWAN DURING THE WORKSHOP OF “AROGYA MANTHAN”
  6. PM’s speech at the valedictory function of ‘Arogya Manthan’ at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on October 01, 2019
  7. The life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi is inspiration for the entire world– Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
  8. Fenesta Open Nationals Main Draw starts 
  9. ‘Ayushman Bharat is fulfilling Hon. PM’s vision for universal healthcare to the needy and vulnerable’
  10. Center pledges Rs.560 crores to State Governments to promote demand-driven, industry linked skill development
  11. Cycle Polo Federation of India Launches First Ever Cycle Polo League (CPL)
  12. India – Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show from September 24 – 26, 2019
  13. Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 16th Global SME Business Summit
  14. Shri Nitin Gadkari and Shri RK Singh inaugurate National Conclave on Energy Efficiency in MSME sector
  15. It should be our endeavor that India should become Paper export country now – Om Birla
  16. Trade negotiation is the art of the possible. It should be a win-win deal: Shri Hardeep Singh Puri
  17. Shri Pralhad Joshi confers the National Geoscience Awards
  18. Hero Cycles Partners Yamaha Motor to Launch India’s first Centre Motor E-Cycle EHX20
  19. Motorola and Flipkart extend their strategic partnership, launch moto e6s and global-first Smart TV in India
  20. Amazon Announces Great Indian Festival
  21. ROSH FIT organised by ROSHANARA CLUB
  22. Launch of SUGAR cosmetics retail store in Gurugram
  23. Recently opened “Searock” coastal cookhouse & bar at L Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
  24. Parineeta Sethi celebrates the Launch of PeakLife Gourmet Special edition and Cover Launch with International celebrity Chef Sarah Todd
  25. C-DOT celebrates its 36th Foundation Day
  26. India will participate in WorldSkills International Competition 2019 at Kazan, Russia from August 22 – 27, 2019
  27. Delhi Sports Journalists Association presented Awards to Rishabh, Rani Rampal

New Delhi, September 19, 2019 ” The National Geoscience Awards for the year 2018 for outstanding contributions in the field of geosciences, mining and allied areas were presented to twenty-two scientists from across the country. The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi, while conferring the awards said that the need of the hour is to strengthen the synergy between the professional and academic institutions working in field of geoscience.

The National Geoscience Awards were given in ten disciplines covering Mineral exploration, Groundwater exploration, Mining technology, Mineral beneficiation, Sustainable mineral development, Basic and applied geosciences, Geo-environmental studies and Natural hazards investigation.  Prof. Syed Wajih Ahmad Naqvi, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), received the Award for Excellence for his significant global contributions in the field of aquatic biogeochemical research. Dr. Sohini Ganguly, of Goa University was conferred with the Young Scientist Award-2018 for her significant work in the fields of petrology, volcanology and geochemistry.

 Highlighting the demand for the mineral resources in the country, Shri Pralhad Joshi called upon the geoscientific community to come up with innovative means of finding deep seated and concealed mineral resources while causing least ecological disturbance. He said that the Government has brought out the National Mineral Policy 2019 and aims to increase mineral production (in value terms) by 200% in 7 years.

The minister expressed hope that after the completion of National Aero-geophysical Mapping Program covering 27 lakh line km of Obvious Geological Potential by the GSI, the mineral potential zones would be identified leading to auctionable mineral blocks.  In the current field season, Geological Survey of India has almost doubled its exploration activity by implementing about 400 mineral exploration projects on various mineral commodities.

Highlighting the transformative investor friendly interventions undertaken in the mining sector, Shri Pralhad Joshi said that the MMDR Amendment Act, 2015 has brought in transparency in competitive auction process and grant of mineral concessions. The setting up of National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) and District Mineral Foundation (DMF) are steps in this regard, he added. The Government has also set up the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKY) to ensure long-term sustainable livelihoods for the affected people in mining areas, he said.

The Minister of Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi, at the end of the award ceremony, interacted with the awardees about their current research work and future roadmap.

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