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Indian Navy steps up COVID Relief Operations: Nine Warships transporting Oxygen, Medical Equipment from Abroad

The Indian Navy has stepped up its COVID relief Operation Samudra Setu II with ships from all three Naval Commands in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Kochi, deployed for shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen and associated medical equipment from friendly foreign countries in Persian Gulf and South East Asia. On the Western seaboard, Indian Naval Ship Talwar entered the port of New ... Read More »

ECI decides to defer bye-elections of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies in various States/UT in view of Pandemic.

There are notified three vacancies in Parliamentary Constituencies namely Dadra & Nagar Haveli, 28-Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) & 2-Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) and eight vacancies in Assembly Constituencies namely 01-Kalka and 46-Ellenabad in Haryana, 155-Vallabhnagar in Rajasthan, 33-Sindgi in Karnataka, 47-Rajabala and 13-Mawryngkneng (ST) in Meghalaya, 08-Fatehpur in Himachal Pradesh and 124-Badvel (SC) in Andhra Pradesh. There are few more vacancies of seats ... Read More »

Gadkari: Need to adopt modern concepts of tunneling in India to reduce capital cost, without compromising with safety

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari said that there is need to adopt modern concepts of tunneling in India so that the big capital cost involved can be reduced. The Minister said that by developing smart cities, roadway amenities and other facilities near tunnels, revenue generation can be increased. Addressing an ... Read More »

Coast Guard apprehends Myanmarese poachers in Indian EEZ

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has apprehended four Myanmarese poachers fishing illegally in Indian waters off Barren Island. In the early hours of May 02, 2021, ICG ship Rajshree, during routine patrol in the area, sighted one boat operating off Barren Island close to the coast. The ICG ship tried to establish communication with the boat, however, the boat did not ... Read More »

Covid-19 Vaccination camp organised at Guwahati Airport

  The second covid vaccination camp, open for all above 18 years, has been organised at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) Guwahati. The camp started on 3rd May 2021 and the vaccination is going on in the camp. Over 2000 people have been vaccinated and more are likely to get vaccinated tomorrow. Airports Authority of India in association with National ... Read More »

Govt. of India has so far provided more than 17.02 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free of Cost

The Government of India is at the forefront of the fight against the COVID19 pandemic in collaboration with the States and UT through a “Whole of Government” approach. In addition to Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour, Vaccination forms an integral component of the five point strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic. Implementation ... Read More »

India begins exports of organic millets grown in Himalayas to Denmark

In a major boost to organic products exports from the country, first consignment of millets grown in Himalayas from snow-melt water of Ganges in Dev Bhoomi (Land of the God), Uttarakhand would be exported to Denmark. APEDA, in collaboration with Uttarakhand Agriculture Produce Marketing Board (UKAPMB) & Just Organik, an exporter, has sourced & processed ragi (finger millet), and jhingora(barnyard ... Read More »

Asiatic Lions housed in Hyderabad zoo infected with SARS-COV2 recovering well.

Hyderabad zoo On the 24th April 2021 with an abundance of caution , Nehru  Zoological  Park  (NZP),  Hyderabad shared samples (as collected from nose, throat and respiratory tract under anaesthesia) with  CCMB-LaCONES for eight  Asiatic  lions  housed  in  the Zoo that had showed signs of respiratory distress.  Based on detailed diagnostic tests and report as shared by CCMB-LaCONES on 4th May ... Read More »

About 65% more wheat procured during current Rabi Marketing Season in comparison to corresponding period last year

Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS 2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar at MSP, as was done in previous seasons, and till now (upto 03.05.2021) a quantity of over 299.16 LMT of Wheat has been procured against the last year corresponding ... Read More »

Ministry of Ayush responds to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about “Ayush-64”

Described by experts as a ray of hope in the time of the pandemic, the polyherbal drug AYUSH- 64 which was originally developed in 1980 for treatment of malaria, has now been repurposed for Covid 19. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), a research institution under the Ministry of Ayush devoted to Ayurveda, recently concluded extensive and robust clinical trials of ... Read More »

DRDO to install five Medical Oxygen Plants in Delhi & Haryana

In order to tackle the surge in Covid-19 cases & subsequent requirement of oxygen, PM-Cares has allocated funds for the installation of 500 Medical Oxygen Plants across the country. These plants are planned to be set up within three months. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), through its industries, is setting-up five Medical Oxygen Plants within the first week of ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 109

India has scaled another peak in its effort to contain the COVID-19 virus with the administration of more than 16 Cr vaccine doses to its citizens. The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 16,04,18,105 as per the provisional report 08:00 pm today. India also administered more than 13 Cr (13,00,03,225) doses as the first dose and more than 3 Cr (3,04,14,880) vaccine ... Read More »

Government of India has so far provided more than 16.69 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free of Cost

The Government of India is leading the fight against the COVID19 pandemic in collaboration with the States and UT through a “Whole of Government” approach. Vaccination forms an integral component of the five point strategy of Government of India of containment and management of the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour). Implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated ... Read More »

Delhi to receive 244 tonnes more Oxygen Today; With this, Oxygen Expresses would deliver nearly 450 MT of LMO to Delhi alone in 24 hours, counting from deliveries that took early hours today

Overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country. So far, Indian Railways has delivered 1585MT (approx) of LMO in 103 tankers to various states across the country. 27 Oxygen Expresses have already completed their journey and 6 more loaded Oxygen Express ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh appeals to all Central Government Employees aged 18 years and above to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest

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 appealed to all the eligible employees of the age of 18 years and above to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest. A circular in this regard was already issued by the DoPT on 22.04.2021. ... Read More »

Narendra Singh Tomar releases the new framework for implementation of SVAMITVA Scheme

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar released the new framework for implementation of the SVAMITVA Scheme and Coffee Table Book (CTB) to mark the nationwide roll-out of the SVAMITVA Scheme today. The Minister also addressed the States and other stakeholders virtually on this occasion. The SVAMITVA Framework developed by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj provides a detailed roadmap ... Read More »

CSIR-CMERI Oxygen Enrichment Technology for the MSMEs to step-in for an Oxygen Sufficient India

An awareness session on Oxygen related technologies was organised through digital platform by MSME – Development Institute, Jaipur in association with CSIR – Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur on 04.05.2021. Prof. (Dr.) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI delivered the Chief Speaker’s address in the programme. Mr. Sanjeev Saxena, Additional Director of Industries, Govt. of Rajasthan, Mr. V. K. Sharma, Director, ... Read More »

Benefiting the tribal livelihoods of Odisha through the Van Dhan Yojana

As a part of TRIFED’s “Sankalp se Siddhi” – Village & Digital Connect Drive, teams (comprising officials from TRIFED and State Implementation Agencies/Mentoring Agencies/Partners) have beenvisiting villages  to activate and understand the status of Van Dhan Vikas Kendras. The visits are taking place across the country and have helped Team TRIFED to oversee the ground-level implementation of the Van Dhan ... Read More »

Petroleum Minister flags off 1st supply of Used Cooking Oil-based Biodiesel from Indian Oil’s Tikrikalan Terminal;

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan today remotely flagged off the first supply of UCO (Used Cooking Oil) based Biodiesel blended Diesel under the EOI Scheme from IndianOil’s Tikrikalan Terminal, Delhi. Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Tarun Kapoor and Chairman, IndianOil S M Vaidya were also present on the occasion. To create an eco-system ... Read More »

Effective Allocation by Government of India of COVID -19 supplies received from the Global Community for Fight against the Global Pandemic

The Government of India is leading the fight against the COVID19 pandemic in collaboration with the States and UT through a “Whole of Government” approach. There has been an unprecedented surge in the number of COVID19 cases across the country. The health infrastructure of several States and UTs has been overwhelmed by the very high number of daily cases and ... Read More »

Telecom Department gives go-ahead for 5G Technology and Spectrum Trials

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India, approved today, permissions to Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) for conducting trials for use and applications of 5G technology. The applicant TSPs include Bharti Airtel Ltd., Reliance JioInfocomm Ltd., Vodafone Idea Ltd. and MTNL. These TSPs have tied up with original equipment manufacturers and technology providers which are Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT. ... Read More »

Husband accuse medical negligence after pregnant wife dies in COVID hosp

Udaipur : A man accused mismanagement and negligence on the part of staff at the government covid hospital at Chitrakoot Nagar here after his pregnant wife died on Tuesday. Rajesh Rathore said his  wife  Yogita was admitted in the hospital after being tested  positive,8 days ago. He said she was alright and walked without any support  when he brought her to ... Read More »

Mamata to meet guv at 7 pm to stake claim to form govt

Kolkata : TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will meet West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm on Monday and stake claim to form the government, after her party’s stupendous win in the assembly elections, Raj Bhavan sources said. The ruling TMC has won 212 of the 292 seats where polling was held in eight phases in March and April, and ... Read More »

Hero MotoCorp sells 3.72 lakh units of motorcycles & scooters in April 2021

Hero MotoCorp has sold 372,285 units in the month of April 2021. The sales in April’21 were subdued due to the temporary closure of plant operations and the retail outlets across several key territories in India on account of the impact of the second wave of COVID-19. The sales numbers of April 2021 is not comparable with the corresponding month ... Read More »

Mamata steamrolls BJP in Bengal as exit polls miss target by wide margin

Mamata Banerjee steamrolled the BJP election war machine as she powered the TMC to a two thirds majority in the assembly elections and secured a third straight term in office in West Bengal, the longest-standing opposition fortress in the country. The mercurial leader, however, lost by 1956 votes in Nandigram to former protege-turned-BJP adversary Suvendu Adhikari. The TMC won 208 seats and is ... Read More »

Coronavirus Crisis LIVE : ‘Request decision-makers with folded hands to provide oxygen to Delhi’: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi : India will start the vaccination drive for those in the 18-44 age bracket from Saturday as the country continues to battle the second wave of COVID-19. However, some states have flagged the shortage of vaccines and expressed their inability to start vaccination of people above 18 years from today. The Centre on April 19 had announced a ”liberalised” ... Read More »

12 including cop accused for raping teen for 6months

Udaipur : A FIR has been registered at Kapasan police station under Chittorgarh wherein a 19-year old complained that she was raped for 6 months by twelve persons including a cop. She said the perpetrators assaulted her at different places in Udaipur, Barmer and Chittorgarh villages.  In her statement, the rape survivor said that two men often threatened her that if she didnot ... Read More »