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Rajasthan Governor approves removal of Sachin Pilot, two other ministers

Rajasthan CM had proposed to sack Sachin Pilot, Ramesh Meena and Vishvendra Singh from Rajasthan Cabinet.  Sachin Pilot was removed from the post of Rajasthan’s Deputy Chief Minister, Vishvendra Singh as Minister of Tourism and Ramesh Meena as Minister for Food and Civil Supplies.  Talking to the media outside Raj Bhavan, the Chief Minister alleged that BJP was trying to destabilize his ... Read More »

4th Round of Corps Commander-Level talks between India and China concludes

The fourth meeting was held in the background of their 30th June Meeting followed by the conservation between the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on 5th July. Talks are to initiate the second phase of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control.  GoC of Fire and Fury corps Lt.Gen Harinder Singh has welcomed his counterpart ... Read More »

4th Round of Corps Commander-Level talks between India and China concluded

The fourth meeting was held in the background of their 30th June Meeting followed by the conservation between the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on 5th July. Talks are to initiate the second phase of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control.  GoC of Fire and Fury corps Lt.Gen Harinder Singh has welcomed his counterpart ... Read More »

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stones of new economic corridor projects worth about Rs 20,000 crore in Haryana

The function was presided over by the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal. Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Gen (Retd) V K Singh, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Dushyant Chautala, Union Ministers Rao Inderjit Singh, SKrishnapal Gurjar, Rattan Lal Kataria, NHAI Chairman S S Sandhu, senior officers of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and ... Read More »

HRD Minister virtually releases PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education

Minister of State for HRD Shri Sanjay Dhotre was also present through online medium.  Speaking on the occasion , HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that COVID-19 pandemic has led to closure of schools and has impacted over 240 million children of the country who are enrolled in schools. Extended school closures may cause loss of learning. Union HRD Minister ... Read More »

15th India-EU summit to be held via video conference on July 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding talks with the President of the European, Council Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.  The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, will also participate in the talk.  The summit will be an opportunity to strengthen the EU-India Strategic partnership. The leaders will ... Read More »

Samsung’s 6G White Paper Lays Out the Company’s Vision for the Next Generation of Communications Technology

On July 14, Samsung released a white paper entitled “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All.” outlining the company’s vision for the next generation communication system, namely 6G. The white paper covers various aspects related to 6G, including technical and societal megatrends, new services, requirements, candidate technologies and an expected timeline of standardization.   Samsung’s vision for 6G is to bring ... Read More »

Economic corridor projects worth Rs 20,000 cr inaugurated in Haryana

The projects are part of new economic corridors in the state and were unveiled through a web based program presided over by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal.   Union Minister Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 11 highway projects in Haryana worth over 20,000 crore rupees on Tuesday. Giving information about the projects, Chairman, National Highways Authority of India ... Read More »

No respite from flood fury in Assam

Nearly 22 lakh people are affected due to surging water in 22 districts. 45,000 people are shifted to relief camps. 95 percent areas of the Kaziranga national park are under water.   Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister Rameshwar Teli and Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta are visiting flood and erosion hit Jonai on Tuesday. The Chief Minister will hold ... Read More »

Flood situation worsens in Bangladesh as rivers continue to rise

According to the latest bulletin of the Flood Forecast and Warning Centre (FFWC) released at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dharla in Kurigram, Brahmaputra in Noonkhawa and Chilmari, Jamuna in Fulchari, Bahadurabad and Sariakandi was flowing above danger mark. However, Teesta water level declined at Dalia compared to Monday. Rivers in the Ganges basin were below the danger mark at most ... Read More »

Congress Legislature Party meeting is underway in Jaipur

Monday, Congress Legislature Party has passed resolution supporting Ashok Gehlot-led government. The Congress Legislative Party, CLP meeting was held at Jaipur Monday afternoon amid differences in the Rajasthan government.   The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress Government plunged into crisis after Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot declared open rebellion. Pilot had claimed that the Gehlot Government has been reduced to minority as over 30 ... Read More »

Government kicks off ‘Make in India’ app innovation challenge

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission – Niti Aayog has launched Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to identify the best Indian Apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world class Apps in their respective categories The Challenge will run in 2 tracks. (1)TRACK 1 ... Read More »

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces innovative finance schemes for the month of July

Bangalore : Toyota Kirloskar Motor today announced special finance offers and schemes to its customers in India.  Aimed at easing purchase decisions, the wide array of special benefits range from unique buy-backs offers to some of the lowest EMIs. These offers are in continuation to a series of recent customer centric initiatives rolled-out by the company to make buying processes ... Read More »

COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 63.02% in India

In the past 24 hours, 17,989 people have recovered from Covid-19. Presently, the total number of active cases is three lakh 11 thousand 565.   The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, a total of 28,498 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to nine lakh ... Read More »

U.S. Navy battles for 2nd day to save burning warship in San Diego

The USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship whose size ranks second in the U.S. Navy fleet to that of an aircraft carrier, remained largely shrouded in thick, acrid smoke on Monday as the vessel began listing to its starboard side. The fire, accompanied by at least one large explosion, erupted Sunday (July 12) morning in the lower cargo hold ... Read More »

India-EU summit to be held via video conference on 15 July

The Summit will be co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of European Council Charles Michel and President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.    Sources said, COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on foreign trade, movement of people, and response to the pandemic are likely to be discussed by the two sides. Sources said, India-EU relationship, trade and investment and ... Read More »

Political crisis continues in Rajasthan

Monday, Congress Legislature Party has passed resolution supporting Ashok Gehlot-led government. The Congress Legislative Party, CLP meeting was held at Jaipur Monday afternoon amid differences in the Rajasthan government.   The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress Government plunged into crisis after Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot declared open rebellion. Pilot had claimed that the Gehlot Government has been reduced to minority as over 30 ... Read More »

Govt aims to increase public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025

In a meeting with the 15th Finance Commission, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on Monday highlighted that the government aims at gradually increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 per cent of the nation’s GDP by the year 2025.   The Minister asserted that the outlay for primary health expenditure will also be made nearly two third of ... Read More »

US rejects Chinese claims in South China Sea

“The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire. America stands with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in protecting their sovereign rights to offshore resources, consistent with their rights and obligations under international law,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a major policy announcement. The United States, he said, stands ... Read More »

NHPC organizes Blood Donation Camp

NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ Category-I PSU under Ministry of Power, in association with Rotary Club of Faridabad Midtown, organized a blood donation camp on 12.07.2020 at NHPC Residential Colony, Faridabad. Shri A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC along with his wife Smt. Sudha Singh inaugurated the camp in the presence of Shri N.K. Jain, Director (Personnel), ... Read More »

CISF AC (Exe) LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION, 2020

On the basis of the results of the written part of the CISF AC (Exe) Limited Departmental Competitive Exam, 2020 held by the UPSC on 01.03.2020, the candidates with the under mentioned roll numbers have qualified provisionally for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. The result of one candidate (Roll No.0800651), has been withheld in compliance with the ... Read More »

NHAI to collaborate and partner with premier Technical Institutes for improving Highway Infrastructure leveraging local expertise

In its endeavor to provide world-class National Highways (NH) network, NHAI has approached all IITs, NITs and reputed Engineering Colleges to collaborate and adopt nearby stretches of NH, on voluntary basis, as part of Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR). The objective is to leverage the intellectual prudence of students and faculty towards improvement of road infrastructure ecosystem of the country. The ... Read More »

Reform is necessary to improve efficiency of fertilizer units and balanced use of fertilizers: Gowda

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda who chaired a meeting with stakeholders of fertilizer sector through video conferencing today said that reform is necessary to improve efficiency of the fertilizer units and balanced use of fertilizers.  This was second meeting of Sub group of Chintan shivir.The objective of this Chintan Shivir is to deliberate on the issues and ... Read More »

For strong, resilient and ‘’Aatma Nirabhar Bharat’’, trade bodies have an important role to play: Shri Piyush Goyal

Covid-19 has changed the world but Indian people, businesses and industries did not succumb to the crisis, and stood out with a unique trait of resilience and constantly evolving the new ways to deal with the situation and turning the crisis into opportunity, said Union Minister for Commerce and Industry & Railways, Piyush Goyal in New Delhi today. Shri Goyal ... Read More »

Indian Railways on MISSION MODE of becoming a “Green Railway” by 2030( Net Zero Carbon Emission)

Ministry of Railways, with a goal of transforming Indian Railways into Green Railways by 2030 has taken a number of major initiatives towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change. Railway Electrification, improving energy efficiency of locomotives & trains and fixed installations, green certification for installations/stations, fitting bio toilets in coaches and switching to renewable sources of energy are ... Read More »

NITI Aayog presents India’s second Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum

NITI Aayog presented India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020. The HLPF is the foremost international platform for follow-up and review of progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, presented the VNR. The India VNR 2020 report titled Decade of Action: Taking ... Read More »

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with Google CEO Shri Sundar Pichai via video conferencing

Shri Pichai briefed the Prime Minister about the efforts undertaken by Google to help spread awareness and provide reliable information about COVID-19. He said that the strong step of Lockdown initiated by the Prime Minister set up a very strong foundation of India’s battle against the pandemic. Prime Minister appreciated the proactive role played by Google in battling misinformation and ... Read More »

Class XII results of CBSE declared; Trivandrum region records highest pass percentage

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared Class XII results today. Trivandrum performed best amongst all regions with 97.67% pass percentage followed by Bengaluru region with 97.05 % while Chennai stands at third position with 96.17% pass percentage. Total 11, 92,961 students appeared in the exam out of which 10, 59,080 students passed the exam. Overall pass percentage of ... Read More »

Consumer Price Index Numbers on base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of June 2020

The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is releasing Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the month of June 2020 (Provisional) in this press note. The corresponding Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for all India Rural, Urban and Combined are also being released. 2.             The Price data are usually collected from ... Read More »

India has more than 5.5 lakh Recovered Cases, exceed Active Cases by more than 2.5 lakhs

The series of pro-active, pre-emptive and coordinated steps taken by the Centre and the State governments for containment and prevention of COVID-19 has contributed to a gradual surge in COVID-19 recovery. Aggressive testing coupled with timely diagnosis has led to identifying COVID affected patients before they progress into an advanced stage of the disease; effective implementation of containment zones, surveillance ... Read More »

7-year-old raped by father inside tempo in Udaipur

Udaipur : In one of the most horrifying of crimes, a 7 year old girl was raped by her biological father inside a tempo on Sunday night at Surphala Kaya village under Goverdhan Vilas police station area of Udaipur. The 36-year old accused is a tempo driver and resident of Nai village, was arrested on Monday noon,police said. On getting ... Read More »

Ministry of Tourism presents 41st webinar titled ‘NadiVigyan: A complete solution for spinal disorders’ under Dekho Apna Desh series

To enlighten about the ancient form of health science- NadiVigyan and its fruitful benefits in curing various spinal disorders, Ministry of Tourism presented a webinar on ‘NadiVigyan: A complete solution for spinal disorders’ under Dekho Apna Desh webinar series. This unusual topic is a part of our culture and heritage and tourism plays a major role in showcasing these traits ... Read More »

Department of Pharmaceuticals is finalizing guidelines for selecting locations of three bulk drug parks and four medical devices parks: Shri Gowda

Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers Shri DV Sadananda Gowda has that Department of Pharmaceuticals is finalizing guidelines which will form basis for objectively selecting locations of upcoming three bulk drugs parks and four medical devices parks  in the country. Finance Minister of Punjab Shri Manpreet Singh Badal met Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda  in New Delhi  today and handed over ... Read More »

Shri Gadkari to inaugurate and lay foundation stones various new economic corridor projects worth over Rs 20,000 crore in Haryana

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of various Highway projects as part of a new economic corridor worth over Rs 20 thousand crore in Haryana on the coming 14th. This web based function will be presided over by the Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohal Lal. The projects ... Read More »

Road Ministry advises States to not to insist upon Registration/Driving Licence for Road Building and Rehabilitation equipments and Heavy Earth Moving Machineries.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has clarified that the heavy road making machinery is not a motor vehicle, and is not covered under MV Act. The Ministry has requested the States and UTs to not to insist upon registration and driving licence for these machines. In a letter addressed to the Transport departments of all the States and UTs, ... Read More »

Finance Minister reviews implementation of Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID 19 announced under PMGKP

Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID 19  announced under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) through video conferencing here today. The meeting was attended by senior officials from Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and New India Assurance Company ... Read More »