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Railways starts running 40 clone trains with higher speed and fewer stops

These clone trains primarily 3-AC trains with fewer halts, higher speeds and a departure time before the parent train come as a boon for the passengers who have to travel in an emergency or have made last-minute plans. Waitlisted passengers on high traffic routes can hope to reach their destinations two-three hours before the corresponding parent train. 10 trains will ... Read More »

U.S. to slap sanctions on over two dozen targets tied to Iran arms

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said Iran could have enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by the end of the year and that Tehran has resumed long-range missile cooperation with nuclear-armed North Korea. He did not provide detailed evidence regarding either assertion. The new sanctions fit into U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to limit Iran’s regional influence ... Read More »

U.S.: More than 70 lakh COVID-19 cases and over 2.04 lakh deaths

Faraway doctors are helping treat rural American COVID-19 patients all thanks to technology. Vast stretches of rural America lack easy access to advanced medical care. Rural areas tend to have higher rates of underlying health conditions, their populations often are older and poorer making them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Tele-ICU generally requires physicians working remotely to hold a license in ... Read More »

Britain witnesses sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

According to health minister Matt Hancock, the country is at a tipping point on COVID-19. He has also warned that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don’t follow government rules designed to stop the spread of the virus. Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the UK is experiencing the start of a second wave of COVID-19 ... Read More »

COVID19 World: Over 3.12 crore coronavirus cases reported

The United States continues to top the list being the worst-hit country by the pandemic so far with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The U.S. has crossed the 70 lakh mark in terms of Covid-19 cases with deaths now crossing 2.04 lakh. In terms of the death toll, Brazil stands second on the tally with 1.36 lakh deaths. There ... Read More »

Steps taken for Documentation of various art forms

Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi has a scheme Survey, Research, Documentation, Dissemination & Publication which has the objective of preserving recordings of different arts forms, for the purpose of research and dissemination. Under the said scheme, Akademi provides grant to individuals and arts and cultural institutions for research work and documentation of various dance forms of the country. Sangeet Natak Akademi, ... Read More »

Impact of pandemic on child immunisation programmes

The utilization of immunization services slowed down at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, but coverage has improved subsequently because of series of measures been taken. To restore universal immunization, following steps were taken by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) during COVID-19 pandemic: States/ UTs have been provided with a series of guidelines for delivering ... Read More »

India – China border talks to be held today

Focus of the talks is  likely to be on the implementation of a five-point agreement reached between the two Foreign Ministers at the SCO summit in Moscow on disengagement of troops and de-escalation of the situation in eastern Ladakh. Highlight of the meeting is the presence of a joint secretary level officer of the External Affairs Ministry in the Indian ... Read More »

Schools in some States to resume classes from today | Unlock 4

The schools in many States and Union Territories will partially reopen from today for students of 9th to 12th classes on a voluntary basis. These include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh. Under Unlock 4, the central government has permitted the states to reopen schools from September 21. However, the states have the authority to ... Read More »

Taj Mahal re-opens for public after six months

Nation’s lead  tourist attraction, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, have reopened for visitors on Monday, after an unprecedented closure of six months, due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Archaeological Survey of India officials have made all necessary arrangements for the reopening. Also, Mahabodhi temple, the first world heritage site of the Bihar at Bodh Gaya is scheduled to reopen for the devotees ... Read More »

COVID hospitals in India

As per the information provided by the States/ UTs on the Covid-19 Portal, State-wise details of Covid dedicated facilities and ICU beds in COVID dedicated facilities (Government and Private both) as on 18th September 2020 is given at Annexure. In view of cases being reported in various parts of the country, the situation is dynamic, and the bed utilization position changes day-to-day. ... Read More »

India scales yet another PEAK- Records all-time High of DAILY TESTING

India has crossed a crucial milestone in the fight against COVID-19. In a landmark achievement, for the first time, a record number of more than 12 lakh COVID tests have been conducted in a single day. With 12,06,806 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tests have crossed 6.36 crore (6,36,61,060). This strongly demonstrates an exponential increase COVID-19 testing infrastructure ... Read More »

More than 9,79,000 mandays of work generated by Indian Railways till 18 September, 2020 under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan

Indian Railways has generated 9,79,557 mandays of work till 18 September 2020 under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan in 6 States viz. Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry is closely monitoring the progress made in these projects and generation of work opportunities for the migrant labours of these ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh delvers Kunwar Viyogi Annual Memorial Lecture of University of Jammu

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said that the common man in Kashmir is tired of terrorism and is becoming increasingly aspirational for himself and for his children. Delivering the 1st edition of “Kunwar Viyogi Annual Memorial Lecture” of the University of Jammu on the subject “Way Forward Post Abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir”, Dr Jitendra ... Read More »

Medical waste management during COVID-19 pandemic

As informed by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), disposal of bio-medical waste including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit worn by healthcare professionals as well as general public became a challenge during the on-going Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Public Health’ being a State subject, information relating to increase in COVID-19 cases among individuals employed in garbage collection and ... Read More »

Grant-In-Aid To Rural Local Bodies

The Fifteenth Finance Commission (XV FC) in its report for 2020-21 has recommended grants for Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) in 28 States. The grants have been recommended for all tiers of the Panchayati Raj and also to the Fifth and Sixth schedule areas. The grants are provided in two parts, namely, (i) Basic (Untied) Grants and (ii) Tied Grants in ... Read More »

COVID-19 CASES IN CAPFs

The force-wise details of COVID cases, death rate and recovery rate in CAPFs as on 14.09.2020 is given below:- Name of the Force Number of Covid cases Death rate in %   Recovery rate in % BSF 8934 0.26 80.41 CRPF 9158 0.39 84.04 CISF 5544 0.43 75.25 ITBP 3380 0.21 69.79 SSB 3251 0.22 70.77 NSG 225 Nil 76.44 ... Read More »

Ministry of Women and Child Development signs MoU with Ministry of AYUSH for integration of AYUSH systems with ongoing nutrition interventions under the ICDS program

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) to work together to control the menace of malnutrition through integration of AYUSH systems with the ongoing nutrition interventions under the Umbrella ICDS program.  The MoU was signed by Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, ... Read More »

Wastage due to Improper Storage

No wastage of Central Pool Foodgrains (wheat & rice) stored in godowns of Food Corporation of India (FCI) can be directly attributed to lack of proper storage facilities. Procured foodgrains are stored by FCI in a scientific manner in covered godowns and Cover & Plinth (CAP) storage. Inspite of all precautions, some quantity of foodgrains may get damaged/become non-issuable during ... Read More »

Maharashtra: At least 8 dead in Bhiwandi building collapse

At least 8  people have lost their lives and 11 are admitted to the hospital in Bhiwandi of Thane District near Mumbai. A three-storied building collapsed in Patel Compound area Monday morning. 35 people have been rescued by locals. At least 20-25 people are still feared to be trapped, as per initial information. NDRF teams have reached the site of ... Read More »

PM to lay foundation stone of 9 highway projects in Bihar today

These projects are worth 14000 crore rupees. These nine highway projects involve a road length of about 350 kilometers. These roads will enhance better connectivity, convenience and economic growth in and around the State. All rivers in Bihar will have bridges conforming to 21st century specifications, and all major NHs will stand widened and strengthened. Besides this , the Prime ... Read More »

India registers a record number of High Recoveries

India has reported high recoveries of more than 94,000 for two successive days. 94,612 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. With this, the total number of recoveries has crossed 43 lakh (43,03,043). This has resulted in the Recovery Rate touching 79.68%. 60% of the new recovered cases are being reported from five States, viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and ... Read More »

Let Us Strive to Make Jammu and Kashmir a Firdaus on The Earth, A Bright Jewel on The Crown of Mother India: President Kovind

My dream is to see Jammu and Kashmir emerge as a centre of knowledge, enterprise, innovation and skill development, said the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind while addressing a Conference on implementation of National Education Policy in Jammu and Kashmir. The President addressed the Conference through a video message which was attended by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu ... Read More »

Dr Harsh Vardhan interacts with social media users during Sunday Samvaad-2

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare answered questions posed by his social media interactors on the Sunday Samvaad platform for a second time today. These questions covered a multitude of queries concerning not only the current situation of COVID but also the government’s approach to it and related topics like India’s growth in the field of Science. At ... Read More »

“Swachhta Pakhwara” is being observed all over Indian Railways

‘Swachhta Pakhwara’ is being observed all over Indian Railways from 16th to 30th September 2020. During the inaugural day of Pakhwara, Swachhta pledge was administered to Railway employees at all Zonal Railway HQs, Divisional Offices and other establishments. During the Pakhwara, intensive cleaning and sanitization of stations, trains, tracks, colonies and other railway establishments is being carried out with special ... Read More »

PM wishes farmers on the passage of farm bills in Parliament

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has wished farmers on the passage of farm bills in Parliament and called it a watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, “A watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture! Congratulations to our hardworking farmers on the passage of key bills in Parliament, which ... Read More »

Looking for weather updates for today? Read below

The National Capital Delhi will have partly cloudy sky. It will have a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and maximum of 37 degrees. In Mumbai, there will be generally cloudy sky with light rain. The minimum temperature will be 25 degrees Celsius and the maximum will be around 30 degrees.   Chennai will have generally cloudy sky with light ... Read More »

PM Modi wishes farmers on the passage of farm bills in Parliament

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, “A watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture! Congratulations to our hardworking farmers on the passage of key bills in Parliament, which will ensure a complete transformation of the agriculture sector as well as empower crores of farmers. For decades, the Indian farmer was bound by various constraints and bullied ... Read More »

Determined efforts must be made to make J&K hub of knowledge, innovation, learning with NEP, says President Kovind

President Kovind said this while addressing a Conference on implementation of National Education Policy in Jammu and Kashmir through video conference today. He said that it is his dream to see Jammu and Kashmir emerge as a centre of knowledge, enterprise, innovation and skill development. President said that India has an unprecedented demographic dividend but it could be positively realized only ... Read More »

India conducts highest ever single day covid test in last 24 hours; recovery rate further improves to 79.68 pct

More than Six crore 36 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted till now. The Health Ministry said, higher testing leads to early identification of positive cases, timely and effective treatment and low mortality. During the last 24 hours more than 94 thousand 612 COVID patients have recovered. The Ministry said, the recovery rate of COVID-19 has further improved to 79.68 ... Read More »

Fifty metres up and two apart – Belgium’s dinner-in-the-sky relaunches

Belgium-based Dinner in the Sky, which has been set up in some 60 countries since its 2006 launch, involves diners strapped into seats at a table suspended from a crane while well-known chefs cook and serve from the centre. Their original platform sat 22 people together along the perimeter, but in the COVID-19 era, up to 32 diners will now ... Read More »

One of largest known T. rex skeletons up for auction at Christie’s

The dinosaur known as “STAN,”, approximately 67 million years old, was discovered in 1987 in South Dakota by amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison. “He showed it to scientists at the time who unfortunately misidentified it as a triceratops,” James Hyslop, Christie’s head of Science and Natural History, told Reuters. Triceratops remains are relatively common in the paleontological world, so the bones ... Read More »

Parliament passes two Farm Bills with Rajya Sabha approving it

The House also negated the oppositions’ amendments to send the Bills to the Select Committee. When the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar was replying to the discussion at 1 PM, Deputy Chairman Harivansh sought the House consent to extend the proceedings till the Minister’s reply. On it, members from Congress, TMC, Left, DMK and Aam ... Read More »

Reality show to award contestant with trip to International Space Station

Space Hero LLC, headquartered in the U.K., is in discussions with Houston, Texas-based Axiom Space, which procures and arranges private rides to space, to book a seat for “one worthy contestant” in 2023 aboard a private space capsule, the production company announced Thursday. No television network or air date has been agreed so far for the show, tentatively titled “Space ... Read More »

Nadal stunned by Schwartzman in Rome quarter-finals

The nine-times Rome champion, who had won all nine previous meetings against Schwartzman, struggled with his serve throughout the match and made a series of uncharacteristic unforced errors that proved to be his undoing. The Italian Open was the Spaniard’s first tournament in over seven months and while he cruised through the previous two rounds, his rustiness showed from the ... Read More »

A.I. robot serves customers at Seoul restaurant

Shortly after customers order through a touch-screen on the table, the 1.25-meter-tall robot, developed by South Korean telecoms company KT Corp, brings the food and uses its visual SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) capabilities to avoid obstacles and navigate around customers. The robot can deliver food to up to four tables at once, KT’s AI Platform Business Team leader Lee ... Read More »

Vivek Singh – One of the talented and Brightest Mind in Business

We will talk about a person today who thinks “Entrepreneurial Journey doesn’t stop when we reach a destination. It simply motivates us to move ahead a little farther, and take a sneak peek of something new. This is where a new start begins and this is how one must keep moving ahead.” Vivek Singh the Director (partner) at RedLake hails ... Read More »

India provides USD 250 Million support to Maldives in fight against COVID Pandemic

The assistance will shore up liquidity, ease exchange rate fluctuations and provide the much-needed budgetary support to the Govt of Maldives and help mitigate the impact of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The budgetary support is in response to the request made by the Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih to PM Modi for financial assistance to overcome the difficult economic ... Read More »

High level Central Health team visits Jammu

The meeting held through video conference focused on strengthening containment, scaling up surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of the positive cases. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh also joined the meeting through video conference and gave valuable suggestion to curb the disease in an effective manner. Advisor Bhatnagar along ... Read More »

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan being implemented in 116 districts in 6 states

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry is closely monitoring the progress made in these projects and generation of work opportunities for the migrant labours of these states under this scheme. Around 164 Railway infrastructure projects are being executed in these states. Till 18 September, 12,276 workers have been engaged in this Abhiyaan and the payment of Rs ... Read More »

PG medical students to undergo compulsory posting for 3 months at district hospitals

In a radical development aimed at enhancing the presence of trained health human resources across districts, the government, through the MCI Board of Governors (BOG), on Sunday notified new postgraduate medical education regulations by introducing a special course called District Residency Programme for all PG students. “All PG students pursuing MD/MS in broad specialties shall undergo a compulsory residential rotation ... Read More »

PM to lay foundation Stone of 9 highway projects worth over Rs 14,000 crore in Bihar

Narendra Modi, will also inaugurate the Optical Fibre internet services where all the 45,945 villages of Bihar will be connected through Optical Fibre Internet Service. These nine highwayprojects involve a road length of about 350 kilometers at a cost of Rs 14,258 Crore. Paving the way for development of Bihar, these roads will enhance better connectivity, convenience and economic growth ... Read More »

Drug Controller General of India approves commercial launch of COVID-19 test ‘FELUDA’

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines, the test has met high quality benchmarks with 96 per cent sensitivity and 98 per cent specificity for detecting the Novel Corona virus. This test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detection of the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus. CRISPR is a genome editing technology to diagnosing diseases. ... Read More »

Seizure of Narcotics and weapons by BSF in Arnia area of Jammu

The BSF troops of Border outpost BOP Budhwar/Bullechak observed suspicious movement of Pakistan person near IB during night hours and subsequently fired .During thorough search of the area later in morning 58 Packets of suspected Narcotics, 02 Pistols, 04 magazines and ammunition were recovered. Further details are awaited. Read More »