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English Release 1-August 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India inaugurates International Conference on Natural Fibres
  • Inauguration of the International Conference on Natural Fibres
  • The President inaugurates New Building of Ghani Khan Chowdhury Institute of Engineering and Technology at Narayanpur
  • President congratulates medal winners in Commonwealth Games
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM encourages self-certification in place of affidavits and attestations to benefit the common man
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker call on PM
  • Former cricketer Anil Kumble calls on PM
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 706 Lakh Hectare
  • Steps to Make Farming More Profitable
  • Setting up of National Fisheries Development Board
  • Encouraging Farmers to Use Improved Technology for Cultivation of Cotton
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Essential Medicines Prices
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Capital Investment Subsidy under NEIIPP
  • Sick/Closed Industrial Units
  • National Design Policy
  • Export Market for Grapes
  • Ban on Import of Products By EU
  • Export/Import of Gems/Jewellery
  • Tea Export
  • Export Target
  • Setting up of Special Board of Spices
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • About 81.35 Crore People to Get Subsidised Foodgrains Under National Food Security Act
  • Food Subsidy Estimated to be Around Rs. 1,31,086 Crore
  • The Steps to Expedite Payment of Pending Dues to Sugarcane Farmers
  • Transportation of PDS Foodgrains Through Sea Route to Ensure Timely Availability
  • Min of Corporate Affairs
  • Unclaimed Investment Fund with Companies
  • Lacunae in Company Laws
  • Min of Defence
  • Defence Offset Policy
  • Naval Warships and Submarines
  • Tailing of Patrols in Border Areas
  • Encroachment of Defence Land
  • Election for Cantonment Boards
  • Amount Due to IAF
  • Maritime Exercise
  • IAF Jaguar Aircraft Crashes
  • Procurement of Fighter Aircraft
  • Arrest of Somalian Pirates
  • Infrastructural Developments in Border Areas
  • Projects of HAL
  • Naval Exercises
  • Procurement of Helicopters
  • Astra and Akash Missiles
  • Defence Production Units
  • Bird-Hits to Military Aircraft
  • Sale of Tobacco Products in Defence Canteens
  • One Rank One Pension
  • Married Accommodation Project
  • Min of Earth Science
  • India Deploys its First Sub-Surface Ocean Moored Observatory in the Arctic
  • Min of Environment and Forests
  • ‘Clean energy path’ is the mantra for Government - Prakash Javadekar
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Transparency in Lending Loans Under Floating Rate Scheme
  • Corporate Employers Encourage to Join National Pension System for Corporates for Providing Pension Benefits to their Employees
  • Utilisation of Accumulated Pension Wealth on exit from the National Pension System for Corporates
  • Sampoorn Vittiya Samaveshan Mission to be Launched Soon to Provide all Households with Banking Services
  • RBI Issues Guidelines for Opening of Bank Accounts of Children
  • Manufacturing of Debit Cards, Credit Cards and other Cards in India
  • Printing of Currency Notes with Braille Signs to Assist Visibly Challenged Persons
  • Compensation by Insurance Companies
  • SBI Launches Six of Digital Branches
  • BRICS Development Bank to be set up to Support Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Projects among others
  • Sanctioned and Acutal Strength of Employees in Central Government; 30,84,530 Civilian Employees in Position
  • Small Saving Schemes for the benefit of all including Weaker Sections of Society
  • No Foreclosure Charges by NBFCS on all Floating Term Loans to Individual Borrowers
  • Infrastructure Trust Funds to be set up to Spur Investments
  • Min of Food Processing Industries
  • Mega Food Parks
  • Setting up of Food Processing Units
  • Increasing Capacity of Cold Chain Infrastructure
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Recognition of Ayush Colleges
  • Multimedia Campagins for Awareness and Prevention Regarding HIV/Aids
  • Findings from NFHS-I, II and III

  • 872 National Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres Functional in the Country
  • Global Instrument for Health Research
  • Ill Effects from Use of Oxytocin Injection
  • Setting Up of Satellite Units of AIIMS

  • Autism and Related Disorders
  • Medical Colleges Can Now be Set up in Two Pieces of Land
  • Use of Antibiotics
  • ICMR: No Conclusive Data on Effects of Mobile Phone/Tower on Health
  • Enforcement of Anti-Tobacco Laws
  • FSSAI Regulations on Packaging and Labelling
  • Pharmacy Colleges in the Country
  • Financial Assistance to Poor
  • Control of Fluorosis
  • Polio Vaccination for Resident Nationals Travelling to India
  • Cancer Care Facilities
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Text of Home Minister’s Statement on Disaster in Pune
  • Min of Labour & Employment
  • We must judiciously tap into our natural resources and not mindlessly exploit them - Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Revamped Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • Schemes for Upliftment of Minorities
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointment
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Diesel Under-Recovery decreased to Rs 1.33/litre for the fortnight commencing 01.08.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • PPP Projects under Railways Running on Profit
  • Railways will Run Six More Trains Connecting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
  • Railways Take Steps to Promote Religious & Historic Tourism in the Country
  • Railways to Develop 10 Major Railway Stations to International Standards
  • Railways to Provide 400 More Escalators at 172 Stations
  • Min of Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • Survey Regarding Employment in Various Sectors
  • Facilitation Centres under MPLAD Scheme
  • Handpumps under MPLAD Scheme
  • Per Capita Expenditure
  • Min of Textiles
  • Closure of Textile Industries
  • Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks
  • Incentive to Jute Industry
  • Target for Export of Readymade Garments
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on July 31, 2014
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Draft Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 circulated for inter-ministerial consultation
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates Indian medal winners on the 8th day in Commonwealth Games 2014
  • Planning Commission
  • Aadhar Grievances

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Ministry of Tourism16-May, 2008 15:21 IST
National Mission for Manuscripts

The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) is the first consolidated national effort for reclaiming India’s inheritance of knowledge contained in the vast treasure of manuscripts.  Manuscripts, which contain centuries of accrued knowledge in such areas as philosophy, sciences, literature, arts and the pluralistic faith systems of India are more than just historical records.  They represent the collective wisdom and experience of generations of thinkers.  The Mission was established in 2003 with the objective of creating a national resource base for manuscripts, scattered across the country.  The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is the nodal Agency for its implementation.

            With a view to restore Indian manuscripts, in terms of both physical conservation and digitization, as well as to promote access through research and publication, the Mission operates through a national network of institutions and manuscript repositories.  The number of centers (category-wise) are as follows:

Total No. of Manuscript Resource Centres (MRC-s)-45

Total No. of Manuscript Conservation Centres (MCC-s)-35

Total No. of Manuscript Partner Centres (MPC-s)-42

Total No. of Manuscript Conservation Partner Centres (MCPC-s)-300

The major achievements of the Mission since its inception are:

Documentation of Manuscripts

·         Total electronic data of manuscripts on the web=10 lakh

·         Total data stock (hard data+electronic data)= About 24 lakh

·         No. of repositories (institutions and private collections)-25,000

National Survey of Manuscripts

·         No. of States surveyed=16

(Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Haryana, Delhi, Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and some districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar under Pilot Survey)

·         Survey preparation underway in Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Pondicherry, Goa, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar and Jharkhand

Post Survey (Documentation)

No. of States where Post-Survey was conducted = 8

(Orissa, Bihar, Manipur, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Himachall Pradesh)

Total data documented through post survey – 5.10 lakhs

Conservation

·         Established network of 33 Manuscript Conservation Centres and more than 300 Manuscripts Conservation Partner Centres (MCPC-s)

·         2 field labs established (Leh and Guwahati)

·         Evolved Basic Standards for Conservation  of Manuscripts Preventive conservation

·         Preventive Conservation Workshops-10

·         Curative conservation workshops-5

·         Curative conservation training for MCC staff-3

·         Workshop on rare support materials (on Parchment and Ivory, Metal, Sanchipat and Cloth)-4

·         Support services to repositories – undertaken in 7 different collections

·         4 research projects initiated in collaboration with NRLC

Digitisation

·         Digitized manuscripts of Orissa; Kutiyattam Manuscripts of Kerala; Siddha Manuscripts of Tamil Nadu and selected Jaina manuscripts

·         Total No. of folios digitized = 25,00,000

·         Total DVDs received = 8,000 

Research & Publication

·         Lecture Papers:

Tattvabodha vol. 1, Co-published with Munshiram Manoharlal, Delhi

·         Seminar Papers:

1.       Samrakshika vol 1 (Indigenous Methods of Manuscript Conservation), Co-published with D.K. Printworld, Delhi

2.       Samikshika vol. 1 and II (Buddhist Literary Heritage in India: Text and Context), Munishiram Manoharlal, Delhi

·         Critical Editions

Kritibodha vol. 1, Vadhula Grhyagamvrttirahasyam or Narayana Miura critically edited by Braj Bihari Chaubey, 2006, Co-published with D.K. Printworld, Delhi

·         Catalogues

The World is Sacred, Sacred is the World-the Indian Manuscript Tradition by B.N. Goswamy, 2006, National Mission for Manuscripts and Niyogi Books, New Delhi

Vijnananidhi: Manuscript Treasures of India, 2007, National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi

·         Newsletter, Kriti Rakshana, 13 issues published since August 2005

·         Basic Standards for Conservation of Manuscripts

·         Basic Standards for Digitisation of Manuscripts (1st and 2nd Volumes)

Public Outreach

·         Exhibition of Indian manuscripts (The Word is Sacred, Sacred is the Word) at Frankfurt Book Fair 2006

·         Tattvabodha Lectures: 38 lectures held in New Delhi and 11 in other centers across the country

·         Theatre in Education programme for school children in 10 schools in Delhi; 11 districts of Andhra Pradesh and one day workshop at National Archives, New Delhi

·         University Level Debate programme held in 4 cities (Varanasi, Ujjan, Ahmedabad, Guwahati) covering 15 states

·         3 Seminars were held in Kolkata, Sagar and Delhi

Manuscript Studies

(Manuscriptology & Palaeography)

·         Basic Course on Manuscriptology & Palaeography - 10

For 2-3 weeks and about 400-470 students participated

·         Advance Course on Manuscriptology & Palaeography - 6

About 40-45 days and about 160-170 students participated.  Most of the participants are from the MRCs, Gurukuls and Universities.

Gurukula

Total 11 scholars are working in six MRCs Kolkata, Srinagar, Mysore, Patna, Ahmedabad, Hoshiarpur

·         4 scholars – 4 texts are being critically edited, almost in Final position

·         7 scholars are doing transcribing

·         Transcribed 55 texts from Grantha, Med. Bengali and Sarada to Devanagari as well as prepared an electronic format

·         Proposals have been sent to all the Universities in India to introduce the Manuscriptology & Palegraphy courses in their Universities

·         About 15-20 Universities have introduced the course on manuscriptology

·         Script Teaching in Sharada and Grantha in electronic media format near completion

Other Activities

Prepared proposal and got successful in the inclusion of Rigveda manuscripts preserved at the Bhanderkar Oriental Research Institute in the UNESCO’S, Memory of the World Registar in 2007

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