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English Release 27-November 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India attends Birth Centenary Celebrations of Chaudhary Ranbir Singh
  • President of India to visit West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha from November 28 TO 30
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • New Atomic Power Plants
  • Administrative Arrangement Agreement with USA
  • Power Generation Through Atomic Energy
  • Thorium Reserves in Country
  • Deposits of Rare Earths
  • Election Commission
  • FACTS AT A GLANCE- JHARKHAND
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • Role of North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has expresses happiness over establishment of Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari
  • Min of Civil Aviation
  • Tourist Visa on Arrival Enabled with ETA Scheme Launched
  • Min of Coal
  • Production of Coal
  • Quantum & Value of Coal Reserves
  • Setting up of Independent Regulator for Coal Sector
  • Auction of Coal Blocks
  • Sampling of Coal
  • Min of Defence
  • Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Air Force Joint Exercise “Avia Indra I” at AF Stn Halwara Concluded
  • GRSE, Kolkata pays Dividend to the Government of India
  • DGDE Contributes 48.9 lakhs to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
  • Min of Earth Science
  • Monitoring of Variability of Weather Phenomena
  • Proposal to Conversion of Sea Water Into Potable Water
  • Mapping of Multi-Hazard Coastal Vulnerability
  • NASA Aircraft for Prediction of Cyclones
  • Ministry of Finance
  • FM Revises the Target of Opening of Bank Accounts under PMJDY to 10 Crore by 26th January, 2015
  • Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley Reiterates The Government’s Vision and Commitment for Working Towards Expanding and Deepening Engagements and Relations Between India and China Based on Mutual Complementarities and Common Interests;
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Health Minister Shri J P Nadda speaks to CM, Kerala on Avian Flu Cases
  • Min of Heavy Ind. & Public Enterprises
  • Protection of Capital Goods Industry
  • Formation of SC/ST Employees’ Welfare Organisation in CPSU
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • MoS (Home) ShriKirenRijiju says the Government is formulating a National Action Plan on Birth and Death Registration
  • Union Home Minister & Tourism Minister launch landmark Tourist Visa on Arrival Enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization Scheme
  • Min of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  • 16,600 homeless in Delhi; more night shelters to be built
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • Govind Nihalani pays a glowing tribute to the iconic V K Murth
  • Kannada film industry in urgent need of Government financial support and subsidies: P. Sheshadri, Director of Kannada film December –
  • Directors of the Chinese Film ‘Genuine Love’ hope to make films with Indian directors by next year
  • Othello: An Assamese Film Portraying Life as a Perennial River
  • North 24 Kaadham: A Film Full of Optimism
  • The mission of mothers is to see the happiness of their children but we destroy their mission by making war says director Elchin Musaoglu
  • Music Recording comes out of the Shadows
  • Lokmanya Tilak Continues to Inspire Youth at IFFI 2014
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Strengthening of Khadi and Village Industries Commission
  • Review of financial architecture of MSMEs
  • Special employment through Khadi and Village Industries (KVI) Commission
  • Protection of MSME Sector
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme in the Country
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • Multi-Sectoral Development Programme
  • Min of New and Renewable Energy
  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission
  • Setting Up of 25 Solar Parks
  • Investment in Renewable Energy Sector
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Showcasing of commendable work done during Service
  • Complaint against the CSAT Examination Pattern
  • Disposal of Appeals by CIC
  • Establishment of Jan Lokpal
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 76.00 per bbl on 26.11.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Power Pavilion Bags Gold Medal at IITF -2014
  • Steps to Overcome the Shortcomings in Supply of Power
  • Round the Clock Supply of Power
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Sreedharan Submits One-Man Committee’s Interim Report to Railway Minister
  • Railways’ Solar Power and Wind Mill Plant
  • Committee on Restructuring of Railways
  • Upgradation of Railways’ E-Ticketing System
  • Railways Launches Automatic Freight Rebate Scheme for Traffic Booked in Empty Flow Directions as a Pilot Project
  • Ongoing Railway Projects in North Eastern Region
  • Provision of Medical First Aid in Trains
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • Current Year Targets 8500 km of National Highways
  • Min of Rural Development
  • There will be no dilution of MGNREGA, Says Birender Singh
  • Safe Drinking Water to all Rural Habitations by 2022-Birender Singh.
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • GDP in Science Research
  • Min of Shipping
  • Government Takes Steps to Increase Coastal Movement of Cargo
  • Government to Expand Capacity of Ports
  • Cochin Shipyard Delivers Nine FPVs to Coast Guard
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Self employment training programme for differently abled persons.
  • Reservation for disabled
  • Granting allocation to NGOs made more transparent
  • Min of Textiles
  • Textiles Minister Inaugurates ‘International Conference on Innovative Ideas, Technologies and Services
  • Online Marketing Platform to Handloom Weavers
  • Memorandum from All India Kisan Sabha
  • Promotion of Handloom Industry
  • Handloom and Powerloom Sectors
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Cleaning of Yamuna River
  • Cleaning Of Ganga
  • Groundwater in Rural Areas

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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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