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Not just a COVID jab, it’s a health checkup camp for the Muslim community!

Udaipur : Like elsewhere, the Muslim community in Chittorgarh too,initially  had their reasons for shunning the COVID vaccination drive. Most of  them believed taking the shot would bring side effects, some felt they would probably catch the contagion if  they took the dose and some even felt that the injection  would make the men impotent. When logic and reasons failed to ... Read More »

BJP interested in abusing Kejriwal instead of preventing ration theft: Sisodia

New Delhi : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday alleged that the BJP is interested in “abusing” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal instead of preventing theft of ration in the country. He also alleged that the saffron party was behind the theft of ration of 80 crore people across the country. “I watched BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra”s press conference. ... Read More »

Man suffers renal failure after police force sit-ups, make run 3 kilometers

‘Accused constable suspended, inquiry begins ‘ Udaipur : Incidents of rudeness and misbehaviour by  policemen during compliance of lockdown norms are on rise in Udaipur. In one such incident, a dairy owner reportedly suffered renal problem after a cop induced physical exertion and made  him do 100 sit-ups and run some three kilometers empty stomach. The man after being unable to ... Read More »

Udaipur police arrest 4 cheats for tampering with ATM cash shutter

‘Withdrew large amounts through exit shutter manipulation’ Udaipur : In a major breakthrough Udaipur police achieved big success in nabbing an inter-state gang that tampered with ATM cash shutters and withdrew lakhs of rupees. Four persons all residents of Hisar, Haryana have been arrested and the gang confessed to having committed more than 50 withdrawals through a special trick called the ‘exit ... Read More »

Dungarpur villagers raise funds to distribute essentials to tackle COVID-19

Udaipur : While most of the people not only in villages but urban areas, are dependent on the government machinery for steps to tackle the pandemic, residents in a small gram  panchayat in Dungarpur took self initiated steps to tackle the situation. Dungarpur Zila Parishad CEO Anjali Rajoria said when the district was recently reeling under the severity of the second ... Read More »

Amazon Opens First Manufacturing Line in India

  According to an official announcement on their blog, Amazon is now committed to its plan to begin manufacturing Amazon devices in India. Relayed by SVP and Country Head Amit Agarwal, the first product off the line will be the Fire TV stick. Already a popular product in India and abroad, manufacturing within India’s borders could signal a rallying cry ... Read More »

Union Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates floating jetty at Old Goa

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Ports, Shipping & Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya in the presence of Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant inaugurated the second floating jetty at Old Goa virtually today on the occasion of Goa statehood day.   Mandaviya expressed hope that the floating jetty at Old Goa will prove a game changer for the tourism sector of ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh presides over COVID “Seva” programme at 7 Panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir on completion of 7 years of Modi Government

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today presided over COVID “Seva” programme at 7 Panchayat locations in Jammu & Kashmir, to mark the completion of 7 years of the Modi government. Hundreds of needy people were given dry ration, sanitizers, face masks, oximeters and other relief material at all the locations in different districts, joined by prominent leaders, DDC Chairmen and Party ... Read More »

Relentless efforts by Indian Coast Guard to control the fire onboard MV X-Press Pearl

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is working tirelessly to extinguish the massive fire onboard container vessel MV X-Press Pearl off Colombo, Sri Lanka. The challenging round-the-clock fire-fighting operation, underway since May 25, 2021 jointly with Sri Lankan authorities, has been named as Operation Sagar Aaraksha 2 which symbolises growing maritime cooperation between India and Sri Lanka. At present, three ICG ships ... Read More »

IREDA Registers Record Profit in Covid Year

Public Sector Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy reported an all-time high annual Profit Before Tax (PBT) of 570 crore rupees in the financial year 2020-21 that was severely affected by Covid 19 Pandemic. The PBT of the company was Rs. 241 crores during FY 2019-20. The company has posted Profit After Tax ... Read More »

Oxygen Expresses deliver more than 21392 MT of LMO to the Nation

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 more than 21392 MT of LMO in more than 1274 tankers to various states across the country. It may be noted that 313 Oxygen Expresses have completed ... Read More »

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah greeted Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the completion of 7 years of unprecedented achievements of the Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the completion of 7 years of unprecedented achievements of the Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. In a series of tweets today, Amit Shah said, “the Modi government has presented a unique example of unparalleled coordination of development, security, public welfare and landmark reforms”. The ... Read More »

PM greets people of Goa on their Statehood Day

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Goa on their Statehood Day. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Greetings to the people of Goa on their Statehood Day. May the state scale new heights of progress. I pray for the good health and well-being of the people of Goa.” Greetings to the people of Goa on ... Read More »

Power Ministry with support from Powergrid restores power Supply to Diu

Power Ministry with support of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India,  restored 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva and Savarkundla-Dhokadva Transmission Lines feeding power to Diu following extensive damage due to Taukte cyclone. A team of about 600 personnel worked round-the-clock for early restoration of the lines in which about 33 towers ... Read More »

ALH MK III AIRCRAFT OF INDIAN NAVY FITTED WITH MEDICAL ICU

A Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) has been installed onboard ALH Mk III from INAS 323 at INS Hansa by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). With ALH Mk III, an all-weather aircraft, being equipped with MICU, the Indian Navy can now undertake medical evacuation of critical patients by air even in unfavourable weather conditions. The MICU has two sets of Defibrillators, ... Read More »

Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) expanded – ECLGS 4.0 for onsite oxygen generation, wider coverage of ECLGS 3.0 and increase in tenorfor ECLGS 1.0

On account of the disruptions caused by the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic to businesses across various sectors of the economy,Government has further enlarged the scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme as under:   (i) ECLGS 4.0:100% guarantee cover to loans up to Rs.2 crore to hospitals/nursing homes/clinics/medical colleges for setting up on-site oxygen generation plants, interest rate capped at ... Read More »

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan dedicates RINL’s Jumbo Covid Care facility at Visakhapatnam; Calls it a symbol of Cooperative federalism

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan today dedicated Phase-I of JUMBO COVID CARE facility at RINL, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant township with 300 Oxygen equipped Beds in the service of nation. In the virtual ceremony, the Minister of State for Steel Faggan Singh Kulaste, Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Health minister A. Kali Krishna Srinivas, AP ... Read More »

Thunderstorm with lightning & gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): All India Weather Warning Bulletin (MID-DAY) (Sunday, 30 May 2021 Time of Issue: 1415 hours IST) 30 May (Day 1):  Thunderstorm with lightning & gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; with lightning & gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) at isolated places over Uttarakhand, north Punjab, East Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, ... Read More »

High Performance Computing (HPC) and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) discussed at BRICS Working Group Meeting

Future directions of research collaboration among BRICS countries in the areas such as High Performance Computing (HPC) and its weather-climate-environment applications; application of supercomputers to drug design, artificial intelligence, and HPC based precision medicine and public health, particularly for fighting pandemics as well as geoinformatics for sustainable development were discussed at the BRICS working group meeting. Under the Science, Technology, ... Read More »

India’s Daily New Cases further decline to 1.65 Lakh Cases, maintaining the continuous declining trend

India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. The Active Caseload has further decreased; 21,14,508 active cases have been reported today. A net decline of 1,14,216 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 7.58% of the country’s total Positive Cases.   As part of continued decline in the daily new cases, the country has recorded less than 2 lakh ... Read More »

The monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place by 03rd June 2021

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): (Sunday 30 May 2021, MORNING: Time of Issue: 0900 hours IST ALL INDIA WEATHER SUMMARY AND FORECAST BULLETIN) Significant Weather Features The northern limit of Southwest Monsoon continues to pass through 5°N/72°E, 6°N/75°E, 8°N/80°E, 12°N/85°E, 14°N/90°E and 17°N/94°E. Conditions are likely to become favourable for onset of ... Read More »

Chhattisgarh: Woman Naxal killed in encounter in Dantwewada

Dantewada : A woman Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head, was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh”s Dantewada district on Monday, a police official said. The gunfight took place around 6.30 am near Gumalnar village under Geedam police station limits when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on ... Read More »

Gujarat logs 1,871 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March 25

Ahmedabad : Gujarat recorded 1,871 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, its lowest one-day infection count since March 25 this year, the state health department said. These new cases took the state”s overall tally to 8,07,488, it said. The number of daily cases fell below the 2,000-mark for the first time since March 26, when the state had recorded 2,190 cases, ... Read More »

Poppy Husk worth 1cr seized in Chittorgarh, 2 arrested

Udaipur : In one of the biggest drug seizures of the year, Chittorgarh police arrested two drug peddlers transporting 30 quintals of illegal poppy husk inside a truck. The contraband was filled in plastic bags which were hidden beneath a load full of animal feed. The market value of the poppy husk is estimated around one crore rupees, Chittorgarh SP Deepak Bhargava ... Read More »

India’s Active Caseload slides down to 22,28,724; decrease by 1,14,428 in last 24 hours

India’s Active Caseload has reduced to 22,28,724 today. Active Cases have decreased since the last peak on 10th May 2021. A net decline of 1,14,428 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 8.04% of the country’s total Positive Cases.   As part of continued decline in the daily new cases, the country has recorded less than 3 lakh Daily New Cases for thirteen consecutive ... Read More »

TDB supported science-based start-ups play critical role in combating COVID 19

Science-based startups are playing a crucial role in proactively bringing technologies for combatting COVID 19 to the people and helping the nation deal with the pandemic. As researchers, industrialists and entrepreneurs synergized their capabilities and efforts to fight this massive battle at all fronts, several science-based startups brought out new technologies, repurposed their existing technologies, scaled up operations, and commercialized ... Read More »

Low-chilling apple variety developed by Himachal farmer spreads far & wide

A farmer from Himachal Pradesh has developed an innovative self-pollinating apple variety that does not require long chilling hours for flowering and fruit setting. This has spread to plain, tropical, and subtropical areas in various parts of India, where the temperature is as high as40 -45 ºC during summer. Commercial cultivation of this apple variety has been initiated in Manipur, ... Read More »

A natural dye extract may protect our eyes from harmful laser

The Indigoferatinctoria plant. [Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0] Scientists have found that the natural indigo dye extracted from leaves of a plant of the bean family is capable of protecting human eyes from harmful laser radiation. It could be used to develop optical limiters useful in weakening the potentially harmful radiation and protecting the human eyes or other sensitive optical devices ... Read More »

Government launches YUVA – Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors

The Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education today launched YUVA-  Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors, an Author Mentorship programme to train young and budding authors (below 30 years of age) in order to promote reading, writing and book culture in the country, and project India and Indian writings globally. The launch of YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) is in ... Read More »

NCPCR Asks States/UTS to Upload Data of Children Who Have Lost Both or Either of The Parent To Covid-19 On Online Tracking Portal “Bal Swaraj (Covid-Care)”

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), in furtherance to its function as a monitoring authority under section 109 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and in view of the growing problem related to children affected by COVID-19, has devised an online tracking portal “Bal Swaraj (COVID-Care link)” for child in need of care and protection. This portal of the Commission ... Read More »

166 additional green zone sites approved for NPNT(No-permission-No-Takeoff) compliant drone operations

Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted permission of “No-Permission-No-Takeoff’ (NPNT) compliant drone operations at 166 additional green zones to facilitate, smoothen, and promote drone operations in the country. The approved sites allow drone usage up to 400 ft Above Ground Level (AGL). These zones are in addition to the Sixty-Six green zone sites approved earlier. The list of the approved ... Read More »

Fibre & protein rice ‘village rice’ from Tamil Nadu exported to Ghana & Yemen

In a major boost to India’s non-basmati rice exports potential, two consignments 4.5 MT of patented ‘village rice’ sourced from Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu by a start-up Udaya Agro Farm was exported today to Ghana & Yemen via air & sea routes. Enriched with protein, fibre, and a variety of minerals, ‘village rice’ is sourced directly from farmers of ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh asks all 18 plus government employees to get vaccinated at the earliest

Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is advising all the government employees above the age of 18 years to get vaccinated at the earliest. This was stated here today by 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, while briefing about the measures ... Read More »

PM CARES For Children- Empowerment of COVID Affected Children launched for support & empowerment of Covid affected children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an important meeting to discuss and deliberate on steps which can be taken to support children who have lost their parents due to Covid-19. PM announced a number of benefits to children impacted by the current COVID Pandemic. While announcing these measures the Prime Minister emphasized that children represent the future of the country and ... Read More »

Killers’ Squadron Annual Awards Function 2020-21 Conducted in Mumbai

The ships of the 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron, the current Avataar of the Missile Boats that caused havoc in Karachi in Dec 1971, had their Annual Awards ceremony on 28 May 21 at the Mumbai Dockyard. Aptly called by the epithet ‘Killers’, these sleek and swift ships are the first to go into harm’s way and are the ‘First Strike’ ... Read More »

Indian Navy and AP Govt Jointly Undertake Repairs & Audit of Oxygen Systems in Major Hospitals

Based on a request from Andhra Pradesh State Administration, Specialist Teams from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam(NDV) jointly completed repairs and audit of Oxygen Distribution Systems and Generation Plants. Working in close coordination with State Government Authorities for the past one month, six Naval Teams covered several far-flung places in the state visiting Government Hospitals at 12 cities including Nellore, Tirupati, Guntur, ... Read More »

Modi govt harmful for country: Congress on its 7th anniversary

New Delhi : On the 7th anniversary of the Narendra Modi dispensation, the Congress on Sunday alleged that it is harmful for the country as it has failed on every front and betrayed people”s trust. The Congress released a seven-point charge-sheet of “blunders” it accused the government of committing, and alleged that the Modi dispensation abdicated its responsibilities towards people. ... Read More »

PASSING OUT PARADE – SPRING TERM 2021 HELD AT INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY ON 29 MAY 21

In a spectacular Passing out Parade (POP) held at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, on Saturday, 29 May 21, 152 trainees comprising Midshipmen  of 100 INAC, cadets of 30A  Naval Orientation Course (Extended) and 32 Naval Orientation Course (Regular) passed out with flying colours, marking the culmination of their ab-initio training. The parade was reviewed by Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 134

India has crossed a significant landmark in its fight against COVID19 pandemic today. The country has administered more than 21 Cr vaccine doses (21,18,39,768) as per the 7 pm provisional report today. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. 14,15,190 beneficiaries ... Read More »

Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel Sajag commissioned by National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval

In line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval commissioned Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Sajag through digital means and dedicated it to the nation for safeguarding the maritime interests on May 29, 2021. OPV Sajag is constructed by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited. Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Indian ... Read More »

More than 22.77crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of ... Read More »

Government decides to discontinue the Central Allocation of Remdesivir

Minister of State  for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya informed that the production of Remdesivir is ramped up ten times from 33,000 vials/day on 11th April 2021 to 3,50,000 vials/day today under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Minister further informed that the Government has also increased the number of plants producing Remdesivir from 20 to 60 plants ... Read More »

Oxygen Expresses cross milestone of 20000 MT of LMO delivery

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 more than 20770 MT of LMO in more than 1237 tankers to various states across the country. It may be noted that 305 Oxygen Expresses have completed ... Read More »

POWERGRID PROVIDES CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), is proactively working towards supporting and contributing in India’s fight against COVID-19 by extending help to various states across the country. Through its dedicated effort of contributing towards better healthcare facilities, POWERGRID has provided Cold Chain equipment (181 Ice Lined Refrigerators & 130 Deep ... Read More »