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Air Canada flight transports ventilators, oxygen cylinders to India

Mumbai :  An Air Canada flight carrying 40 tonne of essential supplies, including oxygen generators, cylinders and ventilators landed in New Delhi from Toronto on Thursday. The shipment was facilitated by one of Toronto”s premier startup incubators Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC). As many as 3,000 ventilators and other medical supplies donated by the Ontario government to the Indian Red ... Read More »

Vedanta supports Odisha with oxygen cylinders amid 2nd COVID wave

New Delhi : Vedanta on Thursday said that its aluminium division is providing medical oxygen cylinders to Odisha amid the second wave of coronavirus infections. A total of 2,000 oxygen cylinders will be supplied as part of this initiative. “Vedanta Aluminium….is providing filled medical oxygen cylinders to the Government of Odisha as part of its support to the fight against ... Read More »

Samsung India Donates Medical Kits, Oxygen Concentrators and Oxygen Cylinders to Help Karnataka Fight Against COVID-19

Samsung India has donated 14,000 Medical Kits, 24 Oxygen Concentrators and 150 Oxygen Cylinders to Karnataka, supporting its fight against the current surge of Covid-19.   As part of this support, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore (SRI-B), the largest R&D centre of Samsung outside Korea, has collaborated with Shrimad Rajchandra Sarvamangal Trust (SRST) for donating Medical Kits to Government of Karnataka. ... Read More »

Kulgam Pesticides Association Decries Vilification Campaign

Kulgam : Kulgam Pesticides Association Decries Vilification on Thursday decried a vilification campaign against them in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. In a press conference, they alleged that some miscreants are deliberately targeting their livelihood as they know it is only source of income for them. Sameer Ahmad, one of the distributors said, ” the brand is available in Kulgam market ... Read More »

India Records Over 2.76 lakh New COVID-19 Cases, 3,874 Deaths in During 24 hours

India recorded over 2.76 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took its total caseload to 2.57 crore, as per the Union Health Ministry’s data on Thursday (May 20, 2021). There were 2,76,070 fresh infections, besides 3,874 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The country currently has 31,29,878 active cases. India is currently going through the ... Read More »

J&K Reports 27 More Covid-19 Deaths : Over 1050 Die In This Month So Far

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported at least 27 more covid-19 deaths on Thursday since last evening, taking the total fatality count to 3382. Hospital sources told CNS that 20 among the deaths were reported at GMC Jammu and other hospitals of the winter capital while seven deaths occurred at various hoapitals of Kashmir. Among others, 72-year-old woman from Alochi Bagh ... Read More »

Narada case: Calcutta HC defers hearing `due to unavoidable circumstances

Kolkata : The Calcutta High Court on Thursday deferred hearing in the case filed by CBI against bail given to TMC leaders arrested by the agency in the Narada sting tape case due to unavoidable circumstances. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijeet Banerjee is hearing an application by the Central Bureau of Investigations, to ... Read More »

Housing loan market grows by 9.6 pc in Dec quarter: Report

Mumbai : The housing loan market in the country witnessed a rebound and registered a year-on-year growth of 9.6 per cent in terms of portfolio outstanding (PoS) in the third quarter of FY2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, says a report. The portfolio outstanding of the sector stood at Rs 22.26 lakh crore as of December 2020, as compared to Rs 20.31 ... Read More »

Daily Recoveries Outnumber Daily New Cases for the 6th Consecutive Day

India’s Daily Recoveries outnumber Daily New Cases for the sixth consecutive day. 3,89,851 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,19,86,363 today. The National Recovery Rate has grown further to touch 86.23%. Ten states account for 74.94% of the new recoveries.   Continuing the positive trend, India records less than 3 lakh new cases for three consecutive days. 2,67,334 New Cases were registered in ... Read More »

DST institute TIFAC suggests integrated COVID 19 Command Centre

A COVID-19 Command Centre should be established in each district, equipped with necessary infrastructure and manpower to ensure both way information flow between COVID-19 Command Centre and villages. This can help optimum use of available resources and also usage of data for other scientific purposes, suggested by Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous institute under the Department ... Read More »

India highlights efforts in preventing spread of coronavirus at roundtable on using STI for SDG on good health & well-being

India highlighted its efforts in preventing the spread of corona virus and development of new drugs, vaccines, and other innovative measures for curing the covid-19 patients at a high-level roundtable on ‘Using Science, Technology, and Innovation to close the gap on Sustainable Development Goal 3 on good health and well-being’. Reading the message on behalf of Secretary, DST, Prof Ashutosh ... Read More »

New Recommendations of NEGVAC accepted by Union Ministry of Health

The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) has shared fresh recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccination with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.  These recommendations have been based on the evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging global scientific evidence & experience. Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has accepted these recommendations, which are as ... Read More »

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates jumbo Covid-care facility with gaseous oxygen in Burnpur, West Bengal;

Union Minister of Steel and Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today dedicated a 200-bedded Jumbo COVID Care Facility by SAIL-ISP Burnpur, West Bengal for care of COVID patients. The Minister of State for Steel Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Babul Supriyo, South Asansol MLA MsAgnimitraPaul, and SAIL Chairperson Ms Soma Mondal were ... Read More »

Exports of GI certified Gholvad Sapota (chikoo)for Maharashtra to UK begins

 In a major boost to exports of Geographical Indication (GI) certified products, a consignment of Dahanu Gholvad Sapota from Palghar district of Maharashtra was today shipped to the United Kingdom. GI certification of Ghovad Sapota is held by Maharashtra Rajya Chikoo Utpadak Sangh and the fruit is known for its sweet and unique taste. It is believed that the unique ... Read More »

51st IHGF –Delhi Fair-2021 Opens Virtually

The 51st edition of virtual IHGF of Delhi fair (19th -23rd May, 2021) was inaugurated today with message of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for the success of 51st edition of IHGF Delhi Fair.  In his message,the Prime Minister appreciated the richness and diversity of our handicrafts which has been a unique feature of our nation’s culture and heritage.  Generations of artisans and craftsmen from different regions have ... Read More »

Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses virtual conference on “COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Health Security and Peace in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region”

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare virtually addressed the conference on “COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Health Security and Peace in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region today. Remembering the one-year wrath of the novel coronavirus, since, COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of international concern and reminding everyone that how the pandemic has shown that ... Read More »

PM Modi undertakes aerial survey of Cyclone Tauktae affected areas in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Gujarat to review the situation arising out of Cyclone Tauktae. The Prime Minister undertook an aerial survey of the cyclone affected  areas inUna (Gir – Somnath), Jafrabad (Amreli), Mahua (Bhavnagar) in Gujarat & Diu. Thereafter, he chaired a meeting at Ahmedabad to review the relief and rehabilitation measures being undertaken in Gujarat & Diu. ... Read More »

Government Launches first of its kind Six- Month CBID Program on Rehabilitation of Divyangjan

Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Dr Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually launched a 6- month Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Program on rehabilitation of Divyangjan today in the presence of Union Minister of State, SJ&E, Krishan Pal Gurjar ; Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr. Barry O’Farrell;  High Commissioner of India to Australia, Manpreet Vohra; Secretary DEPwD, GoI , Ms. Anjali ... Read More »

New AIIMS started under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana are providing advanced COVID Care in States

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), a Central Sector Scheme, was announced in August 2003 to address imbalances in availability of tertiary care hospitals and improve medical education in the country. The scheme received a fresh impetus to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of quality medical education in the underserved States, and many new All India Institutes of Medical ... Read More »

Government of India provides advance information on Vaccine Doses Supply availability till 15th June 2021 to States and UTs

The Liberalised Pricing & Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy has been implemented from 1st May 2021. As part of the Strategy, in every month 50% of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses would be procured by Govt. of India, and GOI would continue to make it available to the State Govts totally free of cost, as was being ... Read More »

AIM-ICDK Water Innovation Challenge concludes with great success

New Delhi: As part of Indo-Danish bilateral Green strategic partnership, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in partnership with Innovation Center Denmark (ICDK) – a unit under Embassy of Denmark and Denmark Technical University (DTU) concluded the global finals of the Next Generation Water Action (NGWA) Water Innovation Challenge. The AIM-ICDK Water innovation challenge was placed to identify promising innovators ... Read More »

Government monitoring supply of each COVID-19 Essential Drug

Minister of State Mansukh Mandaviya today assured that the Government is monitoring supply of each COVID-19 Essential Drug. All drugs used in the management of COVID-19 are now available in India by ramping up production and increasing the imports. The availability of these drugs is being monitored by implementing three-pronged strategy of Supply Chain Management, Demand Side Management and Affordability. ... Read More »

Tauktae effect : Incessant rains increase water level of lakes, rivers

Udaipur : Udaipur and surrounding  areas  received more than  2 inches of  rainfall from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning as the severe cyclonic storm Tauktae passed through Udaipur past midnight. Though the cyclone speed had slowed down, gusty winds and heavy rainfall were witnessed across the district that prevailed throughout the night. Trees fell,  hoardings and boards were blown away in ... Read More »

Vedanta’s 100-bed Covid Hospitals in Dariba and Barmer is being designed by HOSMAC

Udaipur : In order to meet the pressing medical needs in smaller towns, Vedanta, a leading producer of metals, oil and gas, is setting up 100-bed state-of-the-art field hospitals, with critical COVID care facilities, in Dariba and Barmer districts of Rajasthan. HOSMAC, Asia’s leading healthcare management and planning consultancy, is responsible for designing, equipping and managing project execution of these hospitals and ... Read More »

[Editorial] A New Era of Smartwatch Innovation Starts Here

The smartwatch is an empowering tool. It connects us with the people we care about, gives us immediate access to a wealth of information, and helps us to better manage and understand our health – all from our wrists. As the role smartwatches play in our everyday lives continues to evolve, recent market data shows that wearables were one of ... Read More »

Rajasthan govt to employ 1000 ”corona health consultants” to strengthen fight against Covid-19

Jaipur : The Rajasthan government will appoint 1,000 ”corona health consultants” to strengthen the fight against coronavirus by speeding up door-to-door survey, delivering drug and providing treatment to patients across the state. The State Civil Defence Department will also select and appoint ”corona health assistants”. The state”s Minister of Medical and Health Raghu Sharma said health consultants will be appointed ... Read More »

Cyclone wreaks havoc on crops; mango, banana plantations worst hit

Ahmedabad : Cyclone Tauktae, which claimed the lives of 45 persons in Gujarat, has also caused a huge damage to standing summer crops, with the Kesar variety of mango that is mainly grown in the coastal districts of Gir Somnath and Junagadh, bearing its brunt along with the coconut and banana plantations in parts of the state, farmers said. Coconut ... Read More »

PM Modi undertakes aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas

Ahmedabad : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday undertook an aerial survey of affected areas in Gujarat and adjoining Union territory of Diu to assess the devastation caused by Cyclone Tauktae. Modi is in Gujarat to review the situation in the state in the aftermath of cyclone Tauktae. He landed at Bhavnagar from Delhi around noon and proceeded for the ... Read More »

BJP MLA Gotam Lal Meena dies of COVID-19 in Udaipur

Udaipur : BJP MLA Gotam Lal Meena died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Udaipur on Wednesday. The 56-year-old MLA from Dhariawad constituency in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district is survived by wife and four sons. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Assembly Speaker C P Joshi and BJP state president Satish Poonia condoled the three-time MLA’s death. Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria said, ... Read More »

Machine learning helps pick out stars in a crowd

Indian Astronomers have developed a new method based on Machine Learning that can identify cluster stars– assembly of stars physically related through common origin, with much greater certainty. The method can be used on clusters of all ages, distances, and densities. The method has been used to identify hundreds of additional stars for six different clusters up to 18000 light-years ... Read More »

24% more wheat procured in comparison to corresponding period last year

Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan,Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir at MSP, as was done in previous seasons and till now (upto17.05.2021) a quantity of over 373.51 LMT of Wheat has been procured against the last year corresponding purchase of 300.58 LMT. About38.22Lakh farmers ... Read More »

Culture Ministry organises panel discussions on the occasion of International Museum Day 2021 today

International Museum Day falls on 18 May every year.The objective of International Museum Day ,as  declared by International Council of Museums(ICOM), is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” The theme for International Museum Day 2021 is ‘The Future ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 123

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 18,57,66,518 as per the 8 pm provisional report today. 5,14,408 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine today and cumulatively 64,60,624 across 36 States/UTs since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Table below shows the cumulative vaccine doses administered to 18-44 years ... Read More »

Cyclone Tauktae Update on Search and Rescue Operations

Indian Naval Ships Beas, Betwa and Teg joined INS Kochi and Kolkata for undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) operations for Barge P-305, which sank 35 nautical miles from Mumbai (in the Mumbai Offshore Development Area) SAR has also been augmented with P8I and naval helicopters, who continue to undertake aerial search in the area. Since the commencement of the SAR ... Read More »

Enhancement of facilities under the Customs(Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Rules,2017

          The Finance Minister had in her Budget Speech this year announced that the Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Rules, 2017 (IGCR, 2017) would be amended to boost trade facilitation. Accordingly, the Central Board of Customs and Indirect Taxes( CBIC) had immediately enhanced the scope of these rules on 2nd February 2021. The CBIC has now issued ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh dispatches separate consignments of COVID related material for the two capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today dispatched separate consignments of COVID related material for the two capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar respectively, in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. While sending off the consignments carrying separate kits containing ... Read More »

Steel plants regularly supplying over Four thousand MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen on daily basis – the figure went up to 4435 MT yesterday;

Steel plants, across the country, belonging to the Public as well as the Private sectors, have been reguklarly supplying the life-saving Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to the country. Under the guidance of the Minister of Steel and Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, they have undertaken a number of steps to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, and bring relief to the ... Read More »

Daily Recoveries more than 4 Lakh in the country, for the first time

In a landmark achievement, with the dedication and tireless effort of all the healthcare and frontline workers, India has recorded daily recoveries of more than 4 lakh COVID patients in a single day for the first time. 4,22,436 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. Average Daily Recovery of more than 3,55,944 cases has been recorded in the last 14 days. ... Read More »