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COVID-19: Schools reopen in Pune; teachers welcome students back on campus

Pune : After being closed for about a year-and-a-half, schools in Maharashtra”s Pune district reopened for physical classes on Monday. Students were seen excited while entering their schools and authorities welcomed them back, as physical sessions resumed for classes 8 to 12 in the city and for classes 5 to 12 in rural areas of the district. Last month, Maharashtra”s ... Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi, other Cong leaders reach Lakhimpur Kheri border

Lakhimpur Kheri : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders reached Lakhimpur border early Monday, but alleged they were not allowed to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers” protest and claimed eight lives a day earlier. Priyanka Gandhi, who is accompanied by party leader Deepender Singh Hooda among others, had to take ... Read More »

Lakhimpur violence: BKU to protest across country tomorrow

Muzaffarnagar : The Bharatiya Kisan Union on Sunday convened an urgent panchayat here to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and decided to stage a protest in every district across the country on Monday. “The decision was taken during the panchayat held at Sisauli village and presided over by BKU”s national president Naresh Tikait,” the union”s media incharge Dharmendra Malik told ... Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi, other Cong leaders reach Lakhimpur Kheri

Lakhimpur Kheri  : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders reached here early Monday, but alleged they were not allowed to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers” protest and claimed eight lives a day earlier. Priyanka Gandhi, who is accompanied by party leader Deepender Singh Hooda among others, had to take alternative ... Read More »

DD News Conclave on ‘Reimagining Disaster Management’ telecast today

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav– celebrating India’s 75 years of glorious Independence- DD News is organising a series of conclaves on themes reflecting policy initiatives taken to better the life of the common man and build a new vibrant India.  The DD News Conclave is a platform, bringing together eminent dignitaries, policymakers and domain experts to provide insights and ... Read More »

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 90 Cr

With the administration of 73,76,846 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 90 Cr (90,51,75,348) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.  This has been achieved through 87,84,333 sessions. The break-up of the cumulative figure as per the provisional report till 7 am today include:     HCWs 1st Dose 1,03,73,728 2nd Dose 89,27,894   FLWs ... Read More »

Healthcare is not just absence of illness; take holistic view of health by including physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing – Vice President

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu today said that healthcare is not just ‘absence of illness’ and called for taking a holistic view of health that includes physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and empowers an individual to reach his/her full potential. In a video message for NDTV’s latest edition of ‘Banega Swasth India’, the Vice President said that this holistic ... Read More »

PM lauds KVIC’s world’s largest Khadi National Flag

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has praised Khadi Village Industries Commissions initiative of world’s largest Khadi National Flag (At a height of 225 feet and 150 feet width) displayed in Leh, Ladakh as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. The Prime Minister tweeted : “This is a unique tribute to respected Bapu, whose passion towards Khadi is widely known. This festive ... Read More »

Bengal reports 10 more Covid deaths, 701 new cases

Kolkata : West Bengal’s Covid-19 toll rose to 18,825 after 10 more people succumbed to the disease on Sunday, a bulletin released by the state health department said. The tally went up to 15,71,240 with 701 more people testing positive for the infection, it said.   In the last 24 hours, 684 patients recovered from the disease in the state ... Read More »

Arms consignment dropped by Pakistan drone recovered in Jammu

Jammu : An arms consignment believed to have been dropped by a drone from Pakistan has been recovered by police near the International Border here, officials said on Sunday. The recovery made from the dropped packet included an AK assault rifle, three magazines, 30 rounds and a telescope, the officials said.   They said the recovery was made from Sounjana ... Read More »

Raj CM launches twin campaign to benefit people

Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday launched ”Prashasan — Shahron Ke Sang” and ”Prashasan — Gaon Ke Sang” campaign under which various relaxations will be given to people, including allocation of land lease. He also virtually laid the foundation stone of Gandhi Darshan Museum and dedicated the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Governance and Social Sciences at Jaipur ... Read More »

CM Kejriwal inaugurates Jallianwala Bagh memorial mural at Delhi Assembly

New Delhi : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday unveiled a Jallianwala Bagh memorial mural on the premises of the Delhi Assembly and said his government is trying its best to follow the ideals of the country”s freedom fighters. He also offered his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries.   Mahatma ... Read More »

Punjab CM seeks withdrawal of cases by railways against farmers

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday urged the chairman of the Railway Board to withdraw cases registered by the Railway Protection Force against members of farmer organisations. As part of the ongoing agitation against three farm laws enacted by the Centre last year, members of different farmer organisations and unions had staged sit-ins on railway tracks ... Read More »

Delhi govt floats tenders for inducting 640 low floor AC buses

New Delhi : The Delhi government has floated tenders for inducting 640 low floor air-conditioned buses, including 190 electric buses, to strengthen the public transport fleet in the national capital. In a notice published on Saturday, the Transport department issued the request for qualification and proposal (RFQP) for operation of 190 low floor air-conditioned private stage carriage electric buses under ... Read More »

Monsoon likely to withdraw from MP in second week of October: IMD

Bhopal : The southwest monsoon that arrived in Madhya Pradesh on June 10, is expected to withdraw from the state in the second week of October, which is at least 10 days beyond its usual departure date, an IMD official said on Saturday. The rainy season in the state has stretched a bit longer this time as it normally begins ... Read More »

2 men booked in UP”s Shahjahanpur for harassing PG student

Shahjahanpur : Two men have been booked here for allegedly harassing a 22-year-old woman and circulating her photo on social media, eventually forcing her to leave her post-graduate studies, police said on Saturday. Superintendent of Police (City) Sanjay Kumar said a woman had complained to the police that two men from her village had clicked her photograph without permission and ... Read More »

BJP Mahila Morcha demands suspension of Cong leader over ”derogatory” remarks against PM”s mother

New Delhi : BJP Mahila Morcha activists staged a protest near the Congress headquarters here on Friday, demanding suspension of Congress leader Mudit Agarwal for allegedly using derogatory language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi”s mother. On the other hand, Delhi Congress vice president Agarwal accused the BJP of indulging in drama over his “sarcastic remark” against Modi.   The protest ... Read More »

Unique technology for direct generation of Hydrogen from agricultural residue developed

Indian researchers have developed a unique technology for direct generation of Hydrogen from agricultural residue. This innovation by Indian researchers can promote eco-friendly hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles by overcoming the challenge of hydrogen availability. India has set a target of 60% renewable energy of about 450 GW by 2030. To achieve this feat, in the current scenario, researchers all over ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update – Day 258

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached nearly 89 Crore(88,96,14,483) today. More than 58 lakh (58,80,843) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today.  The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight. The cumulative coverage of vaccine doses, segregated based on population priority groups, is as follows: Cumulative Vaccine Dose Coverage ... Read More »

E. R. Sheikh assumes charge as first Director General of the Ordnance Directorate

E.R. Sheikh assumed charge as first Director General of the Ordnance Directorate (Co-ordination and Services). It is the successor organization of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). An Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS) officer of the 1984 batch, he has been a spearhead of modernization. In particular, he has contributed to the establishment of the modern production line system for the manufacture ... Read More »

Exhibition organised on initiatives and technological advancement in the field of Biofuels

HPCL, on behalf of Industry, organized Biofuel Exhibition at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. The event was inaugurated by Executive Director IOCL,  Shyam Bora in the presence of Executive Director-DCO-HPCL, Alok Kumar Gupta, Executive Director-GAIL, State Head-Delhi, BPCL Mr. Pankaj Motiramani and other Senior Dignitaries. The exhibition displayed models of 1G Ethanol plant, Biodiesel Plant, 2G Ethanol Plant & ... Read More »

Over 11,000 stockholders have declared pulses stock on Centre’s portal

At least 11635 stockholders have registered declaring 3097694.42 MT of stock of pulses on the official portal of Department of Consumer Affairs as on September 20, 2021. The Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is monitoring the retail and wholesale prices of 22 essential food commodities. This is being achieved through various effective ... Read More »

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi lays foundations of four District Medical Colleges in Rajasthan and inaugurates CIPET Jaipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones of four District Medical Colleges and Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) Jaipur in Rajasthan today in the presence of Om Birla, Speaker, Lok Sabha, Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister, Rajasthan, Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, and Chemicals and Fertilizers, and Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, MOS (HFW). ... Read More »

Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal

There has been a steady rise in the population of senior citizens in India. The number of elderly persons increased from 1.98 crore in 1951 to 7.6 crore in 2001 and 10.38 crore in 2011. As per the Report of the Technical Group on Population Projections for India and States (2011-2036) submitted to National Commission on Population, Ministry of Health and Family ... Read More »

Vice President appeals to people to enroll themselves with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu today urged people to come forward and enroll themselves with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission and get benefited from the historic reform. Describing Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission a revolutionary step in the history of India’s public health, Naidu said that it will provide Indian citizens with unique health IDs and digitized health records with identifiers ... Read More »

NITI Aayog, AWS,and Intel Collaborate to Accelerate Digital Innovation in India

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), the Government of India’s national policy think tank, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Intel have come together to establish a new experience studio at the NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC). Located in NITI Aayog’s New Delhi premises,the studio will bea hub for collaboration andexperimentation to enable problem solving and ... Read More »

NITI Aayog Launches Report on Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals

NITI Aayog today released a performance assessment report of district hospitals in India, titled Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals. The report is an outcome of collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and WHO India. The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers, a constituent board of the Quality Council of India, conducted the on-ground ... Read More »

102 New Community Managed Training Centres (CMTCs) inaugurated under DAY-NRLM in a week as part of Amrit Mahotsav

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a total of 102 new Community Managed Training Centres (CMTCs) inaugurated under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav between 20th -25th September 2021. 611 pre-existing CMTCs in 21 states and UTs also organised various events during the week. All together 713 CMTCs in 21 SRLMs celebrated Amrit Mahotsav. Chief Minister, Jharkhand gracing the occasion of Inauguration of CMTC at ... Read More »

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to organise VAYO NAMAN Programme on the occasion of International Day of Older Personstomorrow

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will organise VAYO NAMAN Programme in the honour of Senior Citizens on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons at the Plenary Hall of Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi tomorrow. The Ministry celebrates International Day of Older Persons every year on 1st October for the cause of elderly persons. The Vice President of ... Read More »

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian in J-K

Srinagar : A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Rakhama village in the district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said.   He said the search operation turned into ... Read More »

BJP demands deployment of CPMF, Sec 144 Cr PC in Bhabanipur during by-poll

Kolkata : A BJP delegation met the West Bengal chief electoral officer on Monday and demanded deployment of central paramilitary forces at every polling booth and promulgation of Section 144 Cr PC in Bhabanipur constituency in the city during the by-poll on September 30 in view of the alleged attack on party leaders during the day and earlier. The BJP ... Read More »

Thane logs 266 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Thane : Thane has reported 266 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,58,307, an official said on Monday. Besides these new cases added on Sunday, the virus also claimed the life of one person, which pushed the death toll in the district to 11,397, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood ... Read More »

Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 188 days

New Delhi : India logged 31,382 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,94,803, while the active cases declined to 3,00,162, the lowest in 188 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 4,46,368 with 318 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.   The active cases comprise ... Read More »

Union Minister of SteelReviews Status of Steel Cost Reduction in Production of PSUs;Directs for Cost Reduction through Improvement in Parameters

A meeting with officials of the PSUs from the Steel Sector to review status of cost reduction in production of PSUs and action plan for the future was held under the Chairmanship of Union Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singhlast evening. The Minister emphasised on the need to carry out macro & micro analysis of the parameters affecting the cost ... Read More »

Industrial Safety in Petroleum and Explosives Sector gets a Big Boost

In the aftermath of COVID 19 pandemic, Government of India has taken number of steps to ensure ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently implemented reforms to ensure Industrial Safety in critical premises (such as petroleum installations, explosive manufacturing facilities, cylinder filling and storage premises, etc) thus enhancing public safety as well ... Read More »

OIL organizes study visit for school students to a Sucker Rod Pump

Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest National Exploration & Production Company, organised a study visit for school students to a Sucker Rod Pump in one of its installation at Duliajan on 21st September 2021 as a part of celebration under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Production Engineers from Oil India Limited explained the students about the functions of a rod pump. The ... Read More »

Gujarat reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, zero death, 14 recoveries

Ahmedabad : Gujarat on Tuesday reported 14 new coronavirus cases, raising its infection tally to 8,25,751, while no fresh death due to the disease was reported in the state, the health department said. The state”s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 10,082, said the department in a release. Also, 14 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the ... Read More »

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari to be new Chief of Indian Air Force

New Delhi : Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will take charge as the chief of the Indian Air Force after the incumbent, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, retires on September 30, the defence ministry said on Tuesday. Air Marshal Chaudhari is presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff.   “The government has decided to appoint Air Marshal V ... Read More »

BJP has put J&K on sale, divided people on religious lines: Mehbooba

Jammu : Accusing the BJP of “dividing” Jammu and Kashmir on religious lines, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday alleged that the Union Territory has been put on sale by the central government. “Jammu and Kashmir has been put on sale by the government for the people from outside. They want us to become bankrupt in order to make us ... Read More »

IIT Jodhpur researchers use plants to generate electricity from wastewater in microbial fuel cells

New Delhi : Plant-based microbial fuel cells can generate power profitably from wastewater compared to algae-based systems, researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur have found. The results of their work, sponsored by the central government”s Department of Science and Technology, has been recently published in the journal ”Bioresource Technology”.   According to the three-member team, wastewater treatment is ... Read More »

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