Friday, 30 May 2014

Shri Prakash Javadekar Assumes Charge of Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting & Ministry of Environment & Forests and Climate change also took charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in the Parliament House in New Delhi today. He was welcomed in his office by the Secretary (Parliamentary Affairs) Shri Afzal Amanullah and senior ministry officials. 

Speaking to mediapersons, the Minister said that two important decisions have been taken today, firstly the Rajya Sabha Members have been assigned for the new states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh by a system of drawing of lots. Secondly, a New & Social Media hub has been created in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting which will facilitate the various ministries to create social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The minister added that this has been done in pursuance of the desire of the Prime Minister that all ministries should use the New and Social media to disseminate information about policies and achievements of the government and also get the feedback of the public. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Global crude oil price of Indian Basket continued to be US$ 108.05 per bbl on 26.05.2014

The 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 continued to be US$ 108.05 per barrel (bbl) on 26.05.2014, the same as on previous publishing day of 23.05.2014
In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased marginally to Rs 6330.65 per bbl on 26.05.2014 as compared to Rs 6318.76 per bbl on 23.05.2014.  Rupee closed weaker at Rs 58.59 per US$ on 26.05.2014 as against Rs 58.48 per US$ on 23.05.2014. 
The table below gives details in this regard:

Price on May 26, 2014(Previous trading day i.e. 23.05.2014)
Pricing Fortnight for 16.05.2014 (April 29 to May 13 , 2014)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket)
108.05              (108.05)
6330.65             (6318.76)
Exchange Rate
58.59               (58.48)

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