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CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow committed to support Pharma Cluster in Uttar Pradesh and tied up with UP-based Company for developing a new drug

CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow is committed to support Pharma Cluster in Uttar Pradesh and has tied up with UP-based Marc Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., India, a young progressive enterprise with operating base in 13 other states. It has signed an agreement for the development of a synthetic compoundS-007-867 as modulator of blood coagulation cascade, in particular as inhibitor of collagen induced platelet aggregation. ... Read More »

Busting Myths of Immunization

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the ‘Whole of Government’ approach since 16thJanuary, this year. There have been certain Media reports alleging ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ in rural areas by Health workers. It is informed that Vaccine Hesitancy is a globally accepted phenomenon and should be addressed by scientifically studying ... Read More »

No Ministerial Delegation to be deputed for Tokyo Olympics

Participation of the Indian Teams and sportspersons for Tokyo Olympics 2020 is being reviewed round the clock. The Ministry has decided to depute maximum additional support staff such as coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, to optimize the performance of the athletes. Visit of any person other than athletes, coaches and support staff will be taken up only if there is any protocol ... Read More »

Fraud in the Name of “Khadi Prakritik Paint”

Delhi High Court has directed a Ghaziabad-based trader, who indulged in fraudulent manufacturing and selling of counterfeit Khadi Prakritik Paint, to stop all such activities immediately. The court noted that the defendant JBMR Enterprises, owned by one Umesh Pal, has indulged in “counterfeiting” by illegally using the “Khadi” brand name and copying the name and packaging of “Khadi Prakritik Paint” ... Read More »

Aerosol particles below 3 nm which can reach sizes having climatic impacts, formed frequently in urban locations in India

Scientists tracing the concentration, size and evolution of aerosol particles smaller than 3 nanometres at an urban location in India have found frequent formation of sub-3nm aerosol particles in the atmosphere. This has critical importance as a major fraction of these newly formed particles can reach to sizes of cloud condensation nuclei where they have climatic impacts.   The formation ... Read More »

2 New TRIBES India outlets inaugurated at Daman and Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu: the first in the Union Territory

To help the tribal artisans and forest dwellers cope with these unprecedented times,  and as a part of its ongoing initiatives to  promote the livelihood of the tribal artisans through marketing and provide support to tribal produce and products, TRIFED is expanding its retail operations across the country. In this context, two new outletswereinaugurated at Daman and at Silvassa, Dadra ... Read More »

Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production and Use-Based Index for the month of April, 2021 (Base 2011-12=100)

The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) are released on 12th of every month (or previous working day if 12th is a holiday) with a six weeks lag and compiled with data received from source agencies, which in turn receive the data from the producing factories/ establishments. 2.        For the month of April 2021, the Quick Estimates of Index of ... Read More »

PM condoles demise of noted neurologist Dr. Ashok Panagariya

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of noted neurologist Dr. Ashok Panagariya. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Dr. Ashok Panagariya made a mark as an outstanding neurologist. His pioneering work in the medical field will benefit generations of doctors and researchers. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.” ... Read More »

On capping of Trade Margin by Government, prices of Oxygen concentrators come down upto 54%

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) vide notification dated 3rdJune 2021 has capped the Trade Margin for Oxygen Concentrators at 70% on Price to Distributor (PTD) level. Pursuant thereto, a total of 104 manufacturers / importers of Oxygen Concentrators have submitted revised MRP for 252 products/brands. Downward revision in price up to of 54% has been reported in 70 products/brands, showing ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates the revamped Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library in Chandni Chowk, Delhi

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the newly revamped Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Libraryin Chandni Chowk, Delhi today. He dedicated the library that houses an enormous collection of rare books to the entire nation. The library has beenrenovated with a public investment of more than Rs 3 crores. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Harsh Vardhan ... Read More »

UNDP Report Lauds Aspirational Districts Programme, Recommends Replication in Other Parts of the World

In an independent appraisal report released today,United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has lauded the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) as ‘a very successful model of local area development’that ‘should serve as a best practice for several other countries where regional disparities in development status persist for many reasons’.   The report said due to concerted efforts made under the ADP, ... Read More »

COVID19: Busting Myths

Some twitter users of late had tweeted about the management of COVID-19 in rural settings. Issues raised in these tweets range from lack of testing, isolation and clinical management facilities at village level, overmedication by healthcare workers, scarcity of PPE etc. The availability of Rapid Antigen Kit and provision for swabbing for RT-PCR test in a primary health center located ... Read More »

PM condoles the passing away of renowned Kannada writer Dr. Siddalingaiah

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the passing away of renowned Kannada writer Dr. Siddalingaiah. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Dr. Siddalingaiah will be remembered for his prolific writings, poetry and contributions towards social justice. Saddened by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and many admirers in this hour of sadness. Om ... Read More »

Centre Reviews Progress of Vaccination and Public Health Response to COVID with States/UTs

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting today with the States/UTs. The progress of vaccination was reviewed in the light of the revised guidelines for implementation of National COVID Vaccination Program and recent advisories. States were also informed of the modifications of CoWIN platform aimed to make it more effective as a backend management tool for the countrywide vaccination ... Read More »

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates BRO’s two Centres for Excellence to promote road safety & road construction;

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh dedicated to the nation two Centres of Excellence established by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at Seema Sadak Bhawan in New Delhi, on June 11, 2021. These Centres have been established to achieve excellence in road safety as well as foster growth in construction of roads, bridges, air fields and tunnels. The Centre of Excellence for Road ... Read More »

NHPC’s earns highest ever profit of Rs 3233 Crore during FY 2020-21

NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ Category-I Enterprise under Ministry of Power has declared its Audited Financial Results for the Financial Year 2020-21. The Board of Directors approved the Audited Financial Results for FY 20-21 in the e-meeting held yesterday. NHPC has reported highest ever net profit after tax of Rs 3233.37 Crore on standalone basis ... Read More »

Union Minister & a renowned Diabetologist Dr Jitendra Singh called for Public Awareness Campaigns about the co-relation between Diabetes and COVID

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also a former Professor of Diabetes and Medicine besides being the Life Patron of the coveted RSSDI (Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India), said today that there is need for more public awareness about the correlation between Diabetes and COVID, as there are certain misgivings about the cause and effect relationship ... Read More »

IREDA invites bids for Rs. 4500 crore Solar PLI scheme

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA), a PSU under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited bids from solar module manufacturers for setting up solar manufacturing units under the central government’ Rs. 4,500 crore Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme. MNRE has appointed IREDA as the implementing agency for the scheme. The Union Cabinet had earlier approved ... Read More »

Three Indian S&T led enterprises selected for joint R&D and technology transfer with Russia

Three Indian S&T-led small-to-medium enterprises/ Start-ups have been selected to undertake joint R&D and technology transfer projects under the India-Russia Joint technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Program. Two of the selected companies – Prantae Solutions and Jayon Implants are being funded under joint R&D Projects, and the third company, Ananya Technologies, has been funded for technology adoption from Russia. Prantae ... Read More »

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Notifies Rules for Accredited Driver Training Centers

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has notified rules mandatory for accredited Drivers Training Centers. These rules will come into effect from 01st July, 2021. This will help in imparting proper training and knowledge to candidates who enroll at such centers. The salient features of Accredited Driver Training Centers are as under:- 1.       The centre shall be equipped with ... Read More »

Farm Mechanization – A mandatory change

To empower the farmers through Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) scheme, Government of India has released funds for various activities of Farm Mechanization like Establishment of Custom Hiring Centres, Farm Machinery Bank, High-tech Hubs and distribution of various agricultural machinery etc to different states. Agricultural Mechanization plays a vital role in optimizing the use of land, water energy resources, manpower and other ... Read More »

3-D seismic data can help apprehend precursors of marine geohazards from interactions between seabed & marine sediments

Deep down in the ocean, marine sediments move over the base of the ocean, shaping the probability of geohazards. Scientists have now used 3D seismic data to understand the interaction between bottom surface of marine sediments and the seafloor in the northern Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand. This can help apprehend the precursors of marine geohazards. Marine geohazards take place ... Read More »

Heat Wave Conditions at isolated places are very likely over west Rajasthan during next 24 hours

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): (Dated: 11th June, 2021 Time of Issue: 1600 Hours IST) Current Temperature Status and Warning for next five days Yesterday’s Maximum Temperature Scenario: Heat Wave: – NIL. Maximum Temperature: – Maximum Temperatures more than 40.0°C were recorded at most places over West Rajasthan; at many places over East Rajasthan; at a few places over Haryana and at isolated places over Punjab, West Madhya Pradesh and Saurashtra & Kutch. Yesterday, the highest maximum temperature of 45.3°C was reported at Ganganagar (West Rajasthan). Today’s Minimum Temperature Scenario: Warm Night:- Nil. Minimum Temperature: ... Read More »

Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some parts of North Arabian Sea, some more parts of south Gujarat, south Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD):  (Friday 11 June 2021, EVENING; Time of Issue: 1700 hours IST)   ALL India WEATHER SUMMARY AND FORECAST BULLETIN Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some parts of North Arabian Sea and some more parts of south Gujarat, south Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh and most parts of North Bay ... Read More »

Indian mango promotion programme begins in Bahrain

A week-long Indian mango promotion programme began in Bahrain today where 16 varieties of the fruit including three Geographical Indications (GI) certified Khirsapati&Lakshmanbhog (West Bengal), Zardalu (Bihar) are being displayed. The varieties of mangoes are currently being sold through 13 stores of the group in Bahrain. The mangoes were sourced from farmers in Bengal and Bihar by APEDA registered exporter. APEDA has been initiating ... Read More »

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chairs meeting to discuss infrastructure road map ahead

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman here today held a virtual meeting with senior government officials to discuss the infrastructure roadmap ahead. This was the 5th review meeting by the Finance Minister with Ministries/Departments on the infrastructure roadmap ahead. During the meeting, Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Plans of Ministries and their CPSEs, status of implementation of Budget announcements ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 147

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached more than 24.93 Cr (24,93,16,572) as per the 7 pm provisional report today. 19,49,902 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 72,279 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID vaccine today. Cumulatively, 3,79,67,237 persons across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and total 5,58,862 have received ... Read More »

Oil PSUs take up initiative to support various Art & Handicraft projects

In line with the government’s commemoration of 75 years of Indian Independence – Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor today inaugurated an initiative by Oil PSUs to support various Art and Crafts in the country. He also launched Bamboo Craft project of Madhya Pradesh supported by ONGC, in a webinar. As part of a larger initiative, central public enterprises ... Read More »

Sports Minister launches Central Athlete Injury Management System for training of athletes for Olympics 2024 and beyond

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju launched the Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS), a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for streamlining the sports medicine and rehabilitation support offered to the athletes. The core committee of CAIMS includes eminent top of the line experts such as Dr. SKS Marya, Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, ... Read More »

Sh Prahlad Singh Patel pays tributes to Shaheed Ram Prasad Bismil on his birth anniversary at Shahjahanpur, UP as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

As part of  Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture organised a special ceremony at Shahjahanpur,Uttar Pradesh to mark the birth anniversary of renowned freedom fighter Shaheed Ram Prasad Bismil. On this occasion, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) Prahlad Singh Patel participated in the ceremony and paid floral tribute to Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil. ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses 75th session of UNGAon prevention of HIV/AIDS

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), here today through Video Conference. .@UN High-Level Meeting on #HIV/#AIDS Minister @DrHarshVardhan delivers 's Statement Highlights of remarks @MeaIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @NACOINDIA @UNAIDS pic.twitter.com/3TlwLnTlIK — India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) June 10, 2021 The Union Health Minister spoke ... Read More »

PM condoles demise of Noted Economist and Environmentalist Prof Radhamohan

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Noted Economist and Environmentalist Prof Radhamohan Ji. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Prof Radhamohan Ji was deeply passionate about agriculture, especially adopting sustainable and organic practices. He was also respected for his knowledge on subjects relating to the economy and ecology. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to ... Read More »

Vijayan announces 100-day action plan to help Kerala tide over Covid-triggered economic slowdown

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced a 100-day action plan to help the state tide over the economic slowdown triggered by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan will focus on increasing agricultural production, generating quality employment and augmenting health infrastructure, among other things, and would be implemented between June 11 and September 19. ... Read More »

With 64K plus vaccination in a day, Udaipur makes a record

Udaipur : 64 thousand 312 covid vaccines were administered in a single day on Friday in Udaipur district , which perhaps is the highest record of a day for any district in Rajasthan so far. “In the total 7 centers in Udaipur city and 125 centers in rural areas more than 500 health workers completed the herculean task successfully though ... Read More »

Offline digital parking at govt hospital draws flak from residents

Udaipur : A new arrangement introduced at the government MB hospital here for digital parking is drawing severe criticism from the civil society. People from all walks of life, organisations and political  parties are raising objections over the arrangement wherein every person coming to the hospital on two or four  wheelers would have to pay an entry fee. Earlier, there was no ... Read More »

After petrol, diesel at almost Rs 100-mark in Rajasthan

New Delhi : After petrol, diesel is now at almost Rs 100 per litre mark in Rajasthan as oil firms raised fuel prices yet again on Friday. Petrol price was hiked by 29 paise per litre and diesel by 28 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers. The hike — the 22nd since May 4 — took ... Read More »

India records 91,702 new COVID-19 cases, 3,403 fresh fatalities

New Delhi : The daily COVID-19 count in India remained below the one-lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day with the country reporting 91,702 fresh cases, while the daily  positivity rate dropped to 4.49 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. With the fresh cases, the total tally of cases has climbed to 2,92,74,823. The ... Read More »

Antibody development in 85% after Covishield vaccination – A Pacific Medical College and Hospitals (PMCH) study

Udaipur : A study was conducted to assess antibody status after the first and second dose of Covishield vaccine on healthcare workers including interns, doctors and nursing staff working in PMCH Udaipur. It was a joint venture of Former Professor and Head and presently Director, Department of Medicine  Dr. S. K. Verma and Associate Professor and Head, Dr. Nita Sahi ... Read More »

16 killed, six hurt in road accident in UP”s Kanpur: Police

Kanpur : At least 16 people were killed and six injured in a road accident on the Kanpur-Allahabad highway in the Sachendi area of this Uttar Pradesh district late on Tuesday evening, police said. Two among the injured are said to be critical, they added. Kanpur Outer”s Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashtbhuja Prasad Singh said the accident occurred in the ... Read More »

Promote class 11 students by July 15, Bengal HC council tells schools

Kolkata : West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education Tuesday asked school authorities to complete the formalities relating to promotion of students from class 11 to the next class by July 15. The council had on April 30 said that the annual examination to promote students from class 11 to 12 will not be required this year in view of ... Read More »

India’s commitment to promote Renewable energy

Ministry of Power has circulated a Discussion paper on redesigning the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Mechanism for comments of stakeholders in power sector today. Discussion paper on the requirement of redesigning the REC Mechanism has been prepared in order to align it with the emerging changes in power scenario and to promote new renewable technology. Salient features of changes proposed ... Read More »

Centre issues SOPs for vaccination of persons undertaking international travel for educational purposes, or employment opportunities, or as part of India’s contingent for Tokyo Olympic games

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since 16th January this year. With the aim to universalize the Vaccination drive, the Government has opened vaccination for all adults above 18 years of age with the onset of Liberalized Phase III of India’s vaccination strategy ... Read More »

Varanasi Airport facilitates movement of over 1800 kgs of Vaccine shipment

Varanasi Airport has been actively contributing in the movement of COVID patients, Medicine and essential equipment in and out of Varanasi. Scheduled and non-scheduled flights are handled most professionally at Varanasi airport giving due care and importance to laid down government norms and protocols. The airport facilitated movement of more than 1800 kgs of Vaccine shipment starting from January 2021, ... Read More »

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