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18th GoM meeting on COVID-19 held

He was joined by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Union Foreign Minister, Hardeep S. Puri, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare, and Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State, Chemical and Fertilizers, & Shipping. Dr. Vinod Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog joined the meeting through video conference link. At the outset, the GoM was briefed on the ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to deliver the inaugural address at India Global Week 2020

Other high profile speakers participating at the event will include Dr. S. Jaishankar, Union External Affairs Minister, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, and Commerce & Industry, Lt Gen of JK, GC Murmu, Isha Foundation Founder Sadhguru, Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, along with UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel, US Ambassador to India Ken ... Read More »

UN chief warns COVID-19 pandemic could provide opportunity to terrorists

The U.N. chief said it’s too early to fully assess the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on terrorism, but all these groups seek to exploit divisions, local conflicts, failures in governing, and other grievances to advance their aims. Guterres told the launch of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week that the Islamic State group, which once controlled a vast swath of Syria and ... Read More »

US COVID-19 cases climb to 2.87mln, death approaching 130,000

The country saw over 4,300 news cases and about 230 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the CSSE data showed. The state of New York reported nearly 400,000 COVID-19 cases, reaching 397,131 on Sunday, of which New York City accounted for 216,969 cases, according to state figures. Its governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced that New York City will ... Read More »

COVID recovery rate improves to 60.77 % in India

During the last 24 hours, a total of 14 thousand 856 COVID-19 patients have been cured. Union Health Ministry said, there are over one lakh 64 thousand more recovered patients than COVID-19 active cases. This takes the national recovery rate amongst COVID-19 to 60.77 per cent. The Ministry said, there are over two lakh 44 thousand active cases and all ... Read More »

[What’s Cooking]: This weekend, work your magic with Marble Cakes

  Marbles are beautiful, aren’t they? That’s why, our weekend is inspired by these beautiful rocks.   It’s sweet, royally luxurious and with checkboard patterns in design. You guessed it right! It’s for some Marble Cake this weekend.   This gorgeous cake is a hit amongst all age groups and goes well at any time of the day – a ... Read More »

India-Bangladesh form LPG joint venture

According to a press release issued by the High Commission of India in Bangladesh, the agreement was signed between the  IOC Middle East FZE, Dubai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and RR Holdings Ltd., Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the holding company of Beximco LPG of Bangladesh. The Joint Venture Company (JVC) will help reduce the import cost ... Read More »

Bangladesh to charge fee for COVID-19 testing

In the meanwhile, Coronavirus registered a fresh high on Monday with 4014 positive cases being reported from the country. Bangladesh also reported 45 deaths and 2053 recoveries over the same period. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the death toll in the country has gone up to 1783 and the number of people infected by Coronavirus is ... Read More »

COVID-19 recovery rate in India improves to 58.67%

In the past 24 hours, 12,010 people have recovered from Covid-19 and with this the recovery rate has reached 58.67 per cent. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that one lakh 70 thousand 560 tests of corona virus samples were conducted by the various laboratories in the country within 24 hours. So far, 83 lakh 98 thousand 362 ... Read More »

Facebook will label newsworthy posts that break rules as ad boycott widens

A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy would have meant attaching a link on voting information to U.S. President Donald Trump’s post last month about mail-in ballots. Rival Twitter (TWTR.N) had affixed a fact-checking label to that post. Facebook has drawn heat from employees and lawmakers in recent weeks over its decisions not to act on inflammatory posts by the ... Read More »

Relief To The Public From Demarcation Notification For Kumbhalgarh And Todgarh Sanctuaries : Mp Diya Kumari

Jaipur : Rajsamand MP, Diya Kumari, expressed her gratitude to the Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar. The MP said that the issue of revised notification for setting threshold limits for Kumbhalgarh and Todgarh Sanctuaries, will give a major relief to the tourism and employment sector as well as the marble businessmen and hoteliers. The ... Read More »

World’s first yoga University named after Swami Vivekananda launched outside India

The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) was jointly launched on Tuesday by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and Chairperson of the Standing Committee on External Affairs P P Chaudhary during a virtual event held at the Consulate General of India in New York.  Eminent Indian yoga guru Dr. H R Nagendra, Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana ... Read More »

COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 56.70 pct in country

During the last twenty four hours, 10 thousand 495 people have recovered from Covid-19. Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is one lakh 83 thousand 22.  The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, 15 thousand 968 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to ... Read More »

Russia supports India’s bid for a permanent seat in UN Security Council

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, a Russia, India and China (RIC) meeting discussed probable reforms of the United Nations and India is a strong nominee to become a permanent member of the UNSC.   He said, Moscow supports India’s candidacy and believes India can become a full-fledged member of the Security Council. Foreign ministers of the RIC discussed reforms ... Read More »

Serenading plants: Barcelona opera reopens with unusual concert

Organisers said the intention was to reflect on the absurdity of the human condition in the era of the coronavirus, which deprives people of their position as spectators. “Nature advanced to occupy the spaces we snatched from it,” executive producer Eugenio Ampudio said on stage at an afternoon rehearsal before the concert. “Can we extend our empathy? Let’s begin with ... Read More »

COVID Care coaches of Indian Railways start getting utilised

Indian Railways is making an all out effort to supplement the health care efforts of State Governments. Indian Railways has geared up to provide its 5231 Covid Care Coaches to the States. Zonal Railways have converted these coaches as COVID Care Centres to be used for very mild / mild cases. As of now, Indian Railways has deployed total 960 ... Read More »

‘Ring Of Fire’ eclipse to take place tomorrow: Here’s all about it

The first solar eclipse of this year takes place on the summer solstice, which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. While people living along the path annular eclipse passing through Anupgarh, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Jakhal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Dehradun, Tapowan and Joshimath will be able to see the annular phase, people in rest of India can witness a partial eclipse. ... Read More »

Artificial enlargement of claims by Nepal not based on historical fact or evidence and is not tenable: India

In response to media queries on passing of Constitutional Amendment Bill revising the Coat of Arms of Nepal by the House of Representatives, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said it is violative of current understanding to hold talks on outstanding boundary issues. He said India has noted that the House of Representatives of Nepal has passed the constitution amendment ... Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists killed in an encounter in Kulgam

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kulgam Gurvinder Pal Singh said that a joint team of Kulgam Police, Army’s 19 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) based on a specific input about the presence of terrorists in the area.   He said that as the team of security forces approached towards the ... Read More »

SW monsoon advances, covers most parts of southern states

Ministry of Earth Sciences said, It has been nearly normal advance over most part of the region except northeastern states where it has been delayed by six days. Scattered heavy to very heavy with isolated extremely heavy rainfall is likely over Konkan and Goa.   Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, North Interior ... Read More »

PM Modi to interact with CMs, administrators of states and UTs on June 16,17

He will interact with them through video conferencing.   On 16th June, the Prime Minister will interact with 21 States and Union Territories – Punjab, Assam, Kerala, Uttrakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Himachal, Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur, Nagaland, Ladakh, Puducherry, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra, Nagar Haveli and Dama & Diu, Sikkim and Lakshadweep.   PM Modi will interact ... Read More »

Beijing wholesale market temporarily shut after new coronavirus infections

The closure of the Xinfadi wholesale market at 3 a.m. local time on Saturday (1900 GMT on Friday), came after two men working at a meat research centre who had recently visited the market were reported on Friday as having been infected by the novel coronavirus. It was not immediately clear how the men had been infected. Concern is growing ... Read More »

Bangladesh reports highest death, new Corona infections

The Additional Director General of DGHS Dr. Nasima Sultana told media persons during a virtual briefing on Friday that the death toll in the country has gone up to 1095 while the total number of Corona infected persons is now at 81,523. She said that 15,990 samples were tested in 59 labs across the country during this period. Dr. Sultana ... Read More »

Shipping Ministry approves Revised cost estimates to augment Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Shipping activities are lifeline of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, as majority of the development activities are linked to it. To keep the shipping activities alive without any interruption, the ship repair facilities are need to be developed. Due to significant increased ship movements, the existing repairing facilities at Port Blair are being augmented by the Ministry of Shipping. The existing ... Read More »

Measures to be taken by States/ UT’s/ Cities/Metro Rail Companies in view of COVID-19 for providing urban transport services

The advisory sent by Sh Durga Shanker Mishra,  Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ suggests:-   i. Encourage & Revive Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)-As most of the urban trips are clocked in under five kilometres, NMT offers perfect opportunity to implement in this COVID 19 crisis as it requires low cost, less human resource, easy & quick to implement, scalable ... Read More »

Maharashtra: Technology being used to fight rising number of corona cases

When there is a continuous rise in the number of Covid-19 patients, the recovery rate is also rising. But the Metropolis is always facing different crises along with security issues. Therefore the economic capital of the country is upgrading itself with the help of technology and getting ready to face the crisis in future. Considering the hardships faced by the ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu: 1,372 COVID-19 patients return home after recovery

However, 1875 others were confirmed positive yesterday leading to the total infection climbing to 38,716. Nearly fifteen thousand and five hundred tests have been done in the state on a single day on Thursday. The active cases receiving treatment remain at 17,659. Twenty three patients succumbed to the disease in the last twenty-four hours taking the total fatalities to 349. ... Read More »

ISRO to organize online ISRO Cyberspace Competitions-2020

A press release issued by the space agency today says that ICC-2020 online competition will involve drawing competition for Class 1 to 3 students, model making competition for Class 4 to 8 and Essay competition for Class 9 and 10th students.   For the students of class 11 and 12, essay competition is organized with space quiz contests in Hindi ... Read More »

Gujarat: Coronavirus cases cross 22k mark with 513 fresh infections

A health department release said 366 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries to 15,109 in the state. The death toll in the state continued to rise even yesterday. With the death of 38 more patients in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state increased to 1,385. As many ... Read More »

Over 1,70,000 citizens returned to India through different modes of transport in one of the world’s largest evacuation drives

In a tweet, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, nearly 75 thousand citizens have returned through Vande Bharat Mission flights while around 21 thousand through chartered flights. Over 61 thousand people have returned through land border crossings. Hardeep Singh Puri said, the government continues to bring back stranded and distressed Indian citizens from all over the world. Read More »

Weather forecast for today

Mumbai is expecting a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature in the metropolis will be around 26 degrees Celsius and maximum 33 degrees. Chennai will have a generally cloudy sky with light rain. The minimum temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius and maximum 35 degrees. Kolkata will witness generally cloudy ... Read More »

No need to panic due to recent seismic activities in Delhi-NCR region: NCS

Dr Bansal,  however, said it is important to undertake preparedness and mitigation measures to reduce the earthquake risk. Speaking at a meeting convened by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in New Delhi, Dr Bansal said given the seismic history of Delhi and its vicinity, the occurrence of minor earthquakes in Delhi-NCR is not unusual. However, there is no proven ... Read More »

India asks UK not to consider any request for asylum by Vijay Mallya

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that New Delhi is in touch with the UK for his early extradition. India argued that there are no grounds for the fugitive businessman to be persecuted back home as alleged by him in his plea. The development comes after a spokesperson of the British High Commission said that a legal issue remains ... Read More »

Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients improves to 49.21 per cent

During the last 24 hours, five thousand 823 people have been cured from this virus. Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research has achieved the remarkable feat on Thursday by crossing the one lakh 50 thousands tests per day mark. Within 24 hours, a total of one lakh 51 thousand 808 tests of corona virus were conducted by the various laboratories ... Read More »

Punjab Government orders lockdown on weekends, public holidays

All citizens, except medical staff and essential service providers will be required to download e-passes from the COVA app. Chief Minister issued these directions at a Video Conference meeting to review the pandemic situation and the state’s preparedness to handle further spread. Industry, however, will be allowed to function normally on all days. Chief Minister has asked DGP Dinkar Gupta ... Read More »

EPS pensioners can submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan through Common Service Centres

Labour Ministry said, by leveraging the last mile network of over three lakh 65 thousand Common Service Centres (EPFO) provides its 65 lakh pensioners facility to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan closer to their residence. EPS pensioners are required to submit Jeevan Pramaan or Life certificate each year to continue to draw pension. In addition to Common Service Centres, EPS pensioners ... Read More »

Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal gets 2020 World Food Prize

Lal, a native of India and a citizen of the United States, will receive the 2.5 lakh dollar award that honours his contribution throughout his career spanning more than five decades and four continents to promote innovative soil-saving techniques that benefit the livelihoods of more than 500 million smallholder farmers, improve the food and nutritional security of more than two ... Read More »

Railways creates new world record by successfully running first Double-Stack Container Train in OHE electrified territory

This tremendous achievement is a first of its kind in the entire world and will also boost the ambitious mission of Green India. Railway Ministry said, with this remarkable development, Railways has become the first to run Double-Stack Container train with high reach pantograph in high rise Over Head Equipment territory. The Operations successfully commenced on 10th June from Palanpur ... Read More »

PM Modi pitches for bold investments & decisions to build globally competitive supply chain across the country

Addressing the Industry heads at the 95th annual plenary session of Indian Chamber of Commerce on the theme of people, planet and profit in Kolkata through video conference on Thursday, Prime Minister highlighted government’s people-centric, people-driven and planet-friendly policies. He said, it is the time for bold investments and bold decisions to build a globally competitive strong domestic supply chain ... Read More »