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Indian Navy Bids Farewell To Commander Nishant Singh

Commander Nishant Singh, a fighter pilot of the Indian Navy, was laid to rest with full military honours at Goa on 11 Dec 20. Commander Nishant did not survive the Mig-29K crash off Goa on 26 Nov 20. His wife, Mrs Nayaab Randhawa received the tricolour and her husband’s uniform from the Commanding Officer of the squadron. The son of a naval ... Read More »

27 States avail benefits of the “Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure”

All the States except Tamil Nadu have availed benefits of the newly announced scheme for “Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure”.   The scheme was announced by the Finance Minister on 12th October, 2020 as a part of the AatmaNirbhar Bharat package. The Scheme is aimed at boosting capital expenditure by the State Governments who are facing difficult financial environment this ... Read More »

Several Events being organised across the country to generate awareness about the mega India International Science Festival 2020 ahead of the main event

A series of events are being organized to sensitize the young minds and invite participation for the International Science Festival (IISF) – 2020, scheduled to be held from December 22 to 25, 2020. In different parts of the country, a number of events are being  organized aimed at popularizing this mega science festival ahead of the main festival and to ... Read More »

Health Secretary briefs the Vice President on latest health situation in Eluru

Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary (H&FW) called on the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas today and apprised him of the latest health situation in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh in the backdrop of many people being hospitalized with an undiagnosed illness. The people there reportedly suffered from dizziness, fainting spells, ... Read More »

India’s Sustained decline of Active Caseload continues; drops below 3.6 Lakh

India’s trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path. The total Active Caseload has dropped below 3.6 lakh (3,59,819) today. This has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases and low number of fatalities per day which have ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload. India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.66% of ... Read More »

India reports landmark achievement: Active Caseload drops to 3.63 Lakh after 146 days

India’s total Active Caseload has significantly dropped to 3.63 lakh (3,63,749) today. This is the lowest after 146 days. The total active cases were 3,58,692 on 18th July, 2020. The country has reported a trend of sustained decrease in the number of active cases. India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.71% of India’s Total Positive Cases. 37,528 cases recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. This has ... Read More »

2927 Court complexes across country have been connected by a high-speed Wide Area Network (WAN) as against target of 2992 under e-Courts Project

As many as 2927 Court complexes across India have been connected so far by a high-speed Wide Area Network (WAN) under e-Courts Project. It has led to completion of 97.86 % sites out of 2992 sites conceived to be connected with high speed WAN under the project. Department of Justice (DoJ) along with BSNL is working relentlessly on connecting the ... Read More »

5th India – Myanmar bilateral meeting on Drug Control Cooperation held virtually

The 5th India- Myanmar Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation between the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), India and the Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control, Myanmar was held virtually on 10th December, 2020. The Indian delegation was led by the Director General Narcotics Control Bureau, Rakesh Asthana, and the Myanmar delegation was led by the Commander of the Drug Enforcement Division (DED) cum Joint Secretary ... Read More »

NITI Aayog and SAP Labs India collaborate to foster digital literacy and accelerate the India startup ecosystem

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and SAP Labs India have strengthened their partnership to promote digital literacy, innovation and entrepreneurship in India. As part of the renewed Statement of Intent (SOI), SAP will conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) under UnBox Tinkering for around 500 teachers in the next three years. SAP aims to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories and ... Read More »

Indian Railways Launches Hospital Management Information System Trial Project

Indian Railways has launched another major IT initiative towards according priority for the well-being of its work force. TheHospital Management Information System (HMIS) has been launched by Dr. B. P Nanda, Director General, Railway Health services, Railway Board through virtual meanstoday i.e. on 11th December, 2020 in the presence of Sri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway. Sri Puneet Chawla, ... Read More »

Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2020 awarded to Dr. Carolina Araujo from Brazil for outstanding work in Algebraic Geometry

The Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2020 was awarded to Dr. Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a virtual ceremony on 9th December 2020. The prize awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India in collaboration ... Read More »

PM addresses International Bharathi Festival 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed International Bharathi Festival 2020 through video conferencing and paid tributes to the Bharathiyar on his Jayanti. The festival is being organised by Vanavil Cultural Centre to celebrate the 138th birth anniversary of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi. The Prime Minister Congratulated the Scholar Shri  Seeni Viswanathan, for receiving the  Bharathi  Award for this year who was presented ... Read More »

Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force on Goodwill visit to India

General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force (CoS-JASDF) arrived in India on 09 December 2020 on a formal invitation from Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air Force. Besides being hosted at Air Headquarters by the CAS, CoS-JASDF called on Rajnath Singh, Raksha Mantri at his office ... Read More »

PM Greets Isreal and Jewish People on Hannukkah

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Israel and Jewish friends all over the world on Hannukkah festival. In a tweet Modi said “Chag Hannukkah Sameach to the friendly people of Israel and Jewish friends all over the world. May the festival bring peace and light in our lives and kindle more warmth to the relationship between ... Read More »

PM lays foundation stone of New Parliament Building

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building today. The new building is an intrinsic part of the vision of ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ and will be a landmark opportunity to build a peoples’ Parliament for the first time after independence, one which will match the needs and aspirations of ‘New India’ in the 75th anniversary of ... Read More »

Virtual Summit between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev

A Virtual Summit will be held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 11 December 2020. This will be the first bilateral ‘Virtual Summit’ meeting between India and a Central Asian country. The leaders will discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relationship, including strengthening of India-Uzbekistan cooperation in -COVID world. They will also ... Read More »

Exponential rise in India’s testing; Cumulative tests cross 15 Cr

India has crossed yet another landmark milestone in the fight against the global pandemic. The cumulative testing has crossed 15 Cr. 9,22,959 samples were tested in the last 24 hours which has increased India’s total cumulative tests to 15,07,59,726. The past one crore tests were added in just 10 days. Comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing ... Read More »

Thaawarchand Gehlot E-Inaugurates ADIP Camp to Provide Aids & Assistive Devices to 3078 Divyangjan and 321 Senior Citizens in Darrang, Assam

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot e-inaugurated an ADIP Camp for free distribution of Aids& Assistive devices at Block level among the identified Divyangjans under ADIP Scheme of Government of India & CSR initiative of IRFC and to Senior citizens under RashtriyaVayoshriYojana of Government of India at Darrang city of Assam through online video streaming today. DilipSaikia, Member ... Read More »

BSNL, in partnership with Skylo, to introduce worlds’ first, satellite-based narrowband-IoT network in India

BSNL, in partnership with Skylotech India, announced today a breakthrough in satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things), in pursuance of the  Prime Minister, Narendra Modis vision of a truly Digital India  starting with fishermen, farmers, construction, mining andlogistics enterprises. With this solution, India will now have access to a ubiquitous fabric of connectivity for millions of yet unconnected machines, sensors ... Read More »

Day 3 of IMC culminates into Future of Digital Communication

India Mobile Congress 2020 culminated today, providing a glimpse into the future of digital communications through its profound, conferences, plenary sessions, exhibitions and live demonstrations. With an overarching theme of ‘Inclusive Innovation: Smart, Secure, Sustainable’, the third day beheld key note speeches and panels on thought-provoking topics viz. ‘Enterprises Connect – Smart, Secure, Sustainable’; ‘5G Policies and Spectrum – Spectrum ... Read More »

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, addresses ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus online;

Raksha mantri Rajnath Singh, attended the 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus organized online at Hanoi, Vietnam on 10 December 2020 that marked the 10th anniversary of ADMM Plus. ADMM Plus is an annual meeting of Defence Ministers of 10 ASEAN Countries and eight partner countries. This year marks the 10th year of inception of ADMM Plus forum. A special commemorative 10th Anniversary Celebration ... Read More »

Dr Harsh Vardhan digitally addresses the virtual Curtain Raiser Ceremony by ICMR-National Institute of Research in Tribal Health, Jabalpur as a part of 6th India International Science Festival 2020

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences digitally addressed the virtual Curtain Raiser Ceremony by ICMR-National Institute of Research in Tribal Health, at Jabalpur as a part of 6th India International Science Festival 2020 (IISF 2020). The 6th IISF‐2020 is being organized by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) in collaboration ... Read More »

India-Portugal Tech Summit identifies possibilities of India & Portugal jointly scaling up solutions to address societal challenges

The DST-CII India-Portugal Tech Summit has identified several opportunities for engagement amongst stakeholders at various levels while deliberations on the possibilities of scaling up solutions to address societal challenges facing the world have yielded positive results, dignitaries said at the valedictory session of the DST-CII tech summit. “As we look forward to several new Public-Private Partnerships taking shape between India ... Read More »

The doors of the Union Government are always open for dialogue with Farmers Unions- Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Appealing to the Farmers Union leaders to continue dialogue and to find an amicable solution, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar along with Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Railways and Commerce, Piyush Goyal outlined the various suggestions that have been given to farmers in a proposal to ... Read More »

A tough novel species of Muraingrass identified by scientists in the plateaus of Western Ghats of Goa

A new species of Indian Muraingrasses known for their ecological and economic importance, such as fodder, have been spotted by scientists in Goa in the Western Ghats, one of the four global biodiversity hotspots of India. The species has adapted to survive harsh conditions, low nutrient availability, and blossoms every monsoon. Globally 85 species are known from Ischaemum, of which 61 ... Read More »

Aerosols in Indo-Gangetic Plain have led to increased incidents of high rainfall in the Himalayan foothills

Scientists have found that aerosols like black carbon and dust, which makes the Indo-Gangetic Plain one of the most polluted regions of the world, have led to increased incidents of high rainfall events in the foothills of the Himalayan Region. The Indo-Gangetic Plainis located South and upwind of the Himalayan foothills. The region is associated with high aerosol loading, much ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses World Bank Inter Ministerial Meet on Vaccinating South Asia

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the Inter-Ministerial meeting on Vaccination of South Asia against COVID-19 by the World Bank, here today through Video Conference. Presenting a detailed summary of the proactive, preemptive, graded, whole of government and society approach to the COVID-19 pandemic undertaken by India, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Effective planning and ... Read More »