National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events, Dhyan Chand Award for life time contribution to sports development and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development. Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments/ premature repatriation:
(1)Shri Arun Singhal, IAS (UP:1987) as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri K.C. Samaria, IAS (AM:1993);
Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 47.31 per
bbl on 22.08.2016
international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by
Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and
Natural Gas was US$ 47.31 per barrel (bbl) on 22.08.2016. This was lower than
the price of US$ 48.02 per bbl on previous publishing day of 19.08.2016.
Government Approves Seven (7) Proposals of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its 238th Meeting held on 3rd August 2016, the Central Government has approved seven (07) FDI proposals as per details enclosed.