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3rd edition of Poshan Maah begins today

In a tweet today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said “Proper nutrition is vital to build a prosperous nation. Let us undertake efforts to reach out to people across the length and breadth of India and spread awareness on eradicating malnutrition. This will help our Nari Shakti and Yuva Shakti.” The Prime Minister “Let’s be Local for Poshan! Our nation ... Read More »

Maharashtra continues to top among worst COVID-19 affected states

In Karnataka, 9,319 new cases were reported on Sunday. While, 9,575 patients discharged. 95 patients died in the past 24 hours. So far, there are 99,266 active cases in the state. In Tamil Nadu, 5,783 persons tested positive on Sunday. 88 deaths were reported, while, 5,820 patients were discharged in past 24 hours. The Tamil Nadu government has promulgated an ... Read More »

Recovery rate from COVID-19 infection rises to 77.31%; fatality rate drops to 1.70%

69,564 recoveries were recorded yesterday taking the cumulative total of recovered patients to 32,50,429. With this, the recovery rate currently stands at 77.31% India’s three-pronged strategy of Test, Trace, and Treat is proving to be a success. The Fatality Rate has dropped to 1.70% with 69,564 deaths recorded so far. The number of active COVID-19 cases in India stands at ... Read More »

Metro services resume from today

The Delhi Metro has resumed services with curtailed operations on the Yellow Line. Both the DMRC and the commuters moved with caution amid the new normal in the rapid transport system. The services resumed at 7 am with strict safety and social distancing measures in place. The first trains left from Samaypur Badli station to HUDA City Centre station and ... Read More »

President, PM address inaugural session of Governors’ Conference on NEP 2020

The theme of the conference being the role of nep in transforming higher education. The Conference was also attended by Education Ministers of all States, Vice-Chancellors of State Universities and other senior officials. The recently rolled out national education policy has been the talk amongst educationists, academicians, think tanks, students, parents and stakeholders. There have already been several webinars, virtual ... Read More »

Metro services resume after a gap of over five months

Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Durga Shankar Mishra said that passengers will have to follow preventive measures against COVID-19 by maintaining social distance and wearing face masks. In the first stage, Delhi Metro will operate in two shifts 7 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 8 PM. Normal operations will start from the 12th of this ... Read More »

Wrestler Rahul Aware tests positive for COVID -19 virus

As per protocol Aware has now been shifted to a SAI empaneled hospital as a precautionary measure and for further monitoring.  Aware has been in quarantine since his arrival at the camp and didn’t come in contact with any other athelete or staff members since his arrival Read More »

Delhi Capitals spinners will play crucial role in IPL 2020

Praising the team’s captain, Shreyas Iyer, Dhawan said” Shreyas did a good job as a captain in the last season as well, this year we have (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ajinkya) Rahane as well, they are experienced campaigners, I am confident that Shreyas would lead the team nicely this year as well.”  Speaking to Doordarshan, he said the team has Good ... Read More »

BCCI announces schedule for IPL 2020

The season will kickstart on 19th September in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.   After the tournament opener on Saturday, Dubai will host its first game on Sunday when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab followed by the third match on Monday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. ... Read More »

26 national badminton players, including Nehwal and Kashyap, to start training at National Camp; Safety of players of paramount concern

The camp will take place from 7th September till 27th September at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. Pre-empting the need for preparation of the Thomas and Uber Cup, SAI had held a meeting with all stakeholders on August 27th, requesting a proposal on the camp to be held.  The said proposal was received on 5th September, following which another meeting ... Read More »

G20 member countries reaffirm commitment to ensuring education continuity and safety for all

A virtual meeting of G20 Education Ministers was held yesterday to discuss and share experiences of member countries in the three identified areas. These are  Education Continuity in Times of Crises, Early Childhood Education and Internationalization in Education. Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, India will continue the efforts it has taken to reform and transform ... Read More »

COVID recovery rate improves to 77.32%

So far, around 32 lakh people in the country have recovered from the viral pandemic. The overall recovery rate has also maintained its upward trend and has now reached  77.32 per cent. The Health Ministry has said, the constant increase in recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country has reduced and currently comprises only 20.96 per cent ... Read More »

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds bilateral talks with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami in Tehran

  Rajnath Singh was on a transit halt in Tehran enroute from Moscow to New Delhi. The meeting between the two Ministers took place in a cordial and warm atmosphere. Both the leaders emphasized upon the age-old cultural, linguistic and civilizational ties between India and Iran. They discussed ways to take forward bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional security ... Read More »

President, PM to address Governors’ Conference on National Education Policy tomorrow

The Conference titled “Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education” is being organized by the Ministry of Education. NEP-2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century which was announced after 34 years of the previous National Policy on Education 1986. NEP-2020 is directed towards major reforms in both school and higher education levels. The new National Education Policy ... Read More »

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Iran’s Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics    

Rajnath Singh was on a transit halt in Tehran enroute from Moscow to New Delhi. The meeting between the two Ministers took place in a cordial and warm atmosphere. Both the leaders emphasized upon the age-old cultural, linguistic and civilizational ties between India and Iran. They discussed ways to take forward bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional security issues, ... Read More »

Centre exhorts Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to focus on breaking the Chain of Transmission and keeping the Mortality below 1%

The Health Ministry has been regularly engaging with States and UTs that have been exhibiting either a sudden surge in COVID cases, high caseload or reporting a higher mortality in some districts. The Centre today exhorted the States of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to focus on undertaking aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission and to ensure that ... Read More »

Health Ministry issues Updated Advisory on COVID-19 testing

There has been an unprecedented upsurge in India’s daily testing capacities. For two successive days more than 11.70 lakh tests have been conducted per day. A total of 4 crore and 77 lakh tests have been done so far across the country. There are now 1647 testing laboratories operational which cover all States/UTs. It is in this background that the ... Read More »

President Kovind confers National Awards on Teachers Appreciates Role of Teachers through Digital Education during COVID times National Education Policy to prepare Children for Future Needs

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred National Awards on 47 teachers from across the country in the first ever award ceremony held virtually today (September 5, 2020) on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. The President in his speech congratulated the winners of the award and appreciated the steps taken by the teachers in order to improve school ... Read More »

Two days ‘National Tribal Research Conclave’ held virtually by Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Indian Institute of Public Administration

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) and Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) organized Two Days ‘National Tribal Research Conclave’ through virtual platform on 3rd and 4th September, 2020. The conclave was chaired by the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda, who reviewed and discussed the outcome and the best practices of various research projects being implemented under ... Read More »

President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind virtually confers the National Award to Teachers to 47 awardees on Teachers Day

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred National Awards on 47 teachers from across the country in the first ever award ceremony held virtually today (September 5, 2020) on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. The President in his speech congratulated the winners of the award and appreciated the steps taken by the teachers in order to improve school ... Read More »

Typhoon Haishen closes in as Japan braces for record wind, rain

Authorities urged early evacuation for more than 100,000 households in the southern prefectures of Okinawa, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, and Nagasaki, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA). The typhoon has cut power to more than 3,000 homes in Okinawa, the southernmost island prefecture, and more than 8,000 homes in Amamioshima, according to national broadcaster NHK. Two injuries have been ... Read More »

Swami Kesavananda Bharati, head of Edneer Mutt in Kerala’s Kasaragod, passes away at 79

Kesavananda Bharati’s case against land reforms of the Kerala government helped to define the basic rights under the constitution. The case challenging the Constitution 29th Amendment Act of 1972, questioned the Kerala government’s move to take over the Mutt property. In a landmark judgement, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament cannot alter the basic structure of ... Read More »

President Kovind and PM Modi to address the Governors’ Conference on NEP-2020

The Conference titled “Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education” is being organized by the Ministry of Education, Govt of India. NEP-2020 is the first education policy of the twenty-first century which was announced after 34 years of the previous National Policy on Education 1986. NEP-2020 is directed towards major reforms in both school and higher education level. The new ... Read More »

Indian Railways to run additional 40 pairs of more special trains from 12 September

These trains will be in addition to the existing30 special Rajdhani type trains started w.e.f. 12.05.2020 and 200 Special Mail Express trains introduced w.e.f. 01.06.2020 (total 230 trains).  It may be noted that presently Indian Railways is running 30 special Rajdhani type trains started w.e.f. 12.05.2020 and 200 Special Mail Express trains introduced w.e.f. 01.06.2020 (total 230 trains).   Read More »

Toll in Bangladesh mosque AC explosion goes up to 16

At least 50 people were injured in a blast at a mosque in Narayanganj Sadar upzila in Bangladesh on Friday night. The blast was reportedly caused by fire in an airconditoner  in the mosque. Subsequently, several other ACs are also reported to have caught fire. The injured were rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and the local hospital where ... Read More »

First trial run on newly-opened inland waterways from Daudkandi in Bangladesh to Sonamura in India completed successfully

The newly opened 93 kilometers long route on the river Gumti marks another major step in enhancing connectivity between India and Bangladesh. Land Customs Station (LCS) at Srimantpur was also handed over to the Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) to facilitate trade through this border point on Saturday. Chief Minister of Tripura Biplob Kumar Deb and High Commissioner of ... Read More »

New indigenous device can bring down cost of tracking open-heart surgeries

Tracking the results of open-heart surgeries may soon become easier and low cost, thanks to a simple, cost-effective blood flow meter that Indian scientists have developed. India is currently fully dependent on imported blood flow meters for precise measurement of blood flow rates, a critical parameter to measure the outcome of open-heart surgeries. However, it is expensive as each unit ... Read More »

Indian Women’s and Men’s Hockey stars recall influence of their gurus

Known for his exploits at the goalpost, PR Sreejesh recalled how his teacher’s words at the GV Raja Sports School has helped him surge ahead with a strong mind during these past few months that have posed several challenges in an athlete’s life due to Covid-19 pandemic halting competition and training. He said, “In my early days at the GV ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Nearly 50 injured in mosque blast in Narayanganj

The official news agency BSS reported that the blast took place in an airconditioner of the Baitus Salah Jame mosque at Fatulla on Friday night. Subsequently, several other ACs are also reported to have caught fire. The injured have been rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and the local hospital. Several of them are reported to be critical after ... Read More »

Canister bag that solidifies infectious secretions like COVID 19can save health workers from exposure during handling

Infectious secretions from contagious diseases such as COVID 19, tuberculosis (TB), and influenza poses high risk for healthcare workers. Their exposure to the high-risk hazard while handling the waste can soon be controlled with a canister bag that solidifies the secretions rapidly, making disposal safer. For the safe management of infected respiratory secretions, the researchers at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh addresses the one-day workshop on Good Governance Practices in a Pandemic for 117 District Collectors of Aspirational Districts

Dr.Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, PG and Pensions delivered the valedictory address at the NCGG-NITI one-day Workshop on Good Governance Practices in Aspirational Districts in a Pandemic through a webinar today. In his address,Dr.Jitendra Singh said that District Collectors in Aspirational Districts have out-performed many non-aspirational districts in fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic and that the performance of Aspirational ... Read More »

Centre exhorts the States to proactively curb the Chain of Transmission and bring Mortality below 1%

Union Health Secretary Shri Rajesh Bhushan held a review meeting through video conference (VC) with the Health Secretaries of 15 districts across 5Statesof Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh today. These 15 districts comprise Chittoor, Prakasam, Mysuru, Bengaluru Urban, Ballari, Koppal, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Ludhiana, Patiala, Chennai, Coimbatore, Salem, Lucknow and Kanpur Nagar. They have been exhibiting ... Read More »

Union Minister of State (I//C) for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel virtually attends 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meet

Union Minister of State (I//C) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually attended 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting on September 3, 2020. The 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting was held  through video conference under the Chairpersonship of Russian Federation.   The delegates from Culture Ministries of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s ... Read More »

CCI approves the acquisition of Metso Oyj’s (“Metso”) minerals business by Outotec Oyj (“Outotec”)

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves the acquisition of Metso Oyj’s (“Metso”) minerals business by Outotec Oyj (“Outotec”) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002, [Combination Registration No. C-2020/03/735]. The CCI has published the order approving the acquisition of Metso’s minerals business (“Metso Minerals”) by Outotec. All such assets, rights, debts, and liabilities of Metso that relate to, ... Read More »

Piyush Goyal says country’s Exports and Imports are showing positive trends; Trade deficit is narrowing

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal today met the Office-bearers of various Export Promotion Councils (EPCs), to discuss the issues concerning the country’s global trade, ground level situation, and problems being faced by the exporters. Shri Goyal has been holding a series of discussions with the EPCs, particularly since the lockdown. The Commerce Secretary Dr Anup Wadhawan, ... Read More »

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah conveyed his best wishes to Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of 71RR (Regular Recruit, 2018 batch) on their Dikshant Parade

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiinteracted with the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of 71RR (Regular Recruit, 2018 batch) on their Dikshant Parade at the iconic Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad via video conferencing today.Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah also participated in the Parade via video conferencing. Expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister for gracing the ... Read More »

In the auto sector, we should move towards global dominance: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways Shri Piyush Goyal  has said that in the auto sector, we should move towards global dominance, in terms of auto components & automobiles. Addressing the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) annual convention today, he said “We are improving the scale & quality of what we are producing & serving. With this, ... Read More »

12 years passed, Hospital building in Khumina village awaits completion

The ‘new type primary health centre’ (NTPHC) building at Khumina village of Hajin block is awaiting completion even after 12 years of its foundation, with the local residents facing difficulties for want of adequate health facilities in the village. “Even as the foundation stone of the NTPHC Khumina was laid in 2008, the hospital building is still incomplete,” locals told ... Read More »

Book titled Historical Significance of Rozabal released

Srinagar : A book titled ‘Historical Significance of Rozabal’ authored by veteran writer G N Adfar was released at historic mosque on Friday prayers at Rozabal Charari Sharief, the gateway to famous shrine of Sufi Saint Shiekh Noor U Din (RA). The book was brought out by the Jamia Masjid Rozabal and was released by noted members of the masjid. ... Read More »

EAM S. Jaishankar calls for reform in International Bodies including UNSC and WHO

Addressing the BRICS Foreign ministers meeting on Friday, he called for expansion of the UN Security Council in both permanent and non-permanent categories. He also called for reformed multilateralism including reform of international bodies like UN, WTO, IMF, WHO etc. Highlighting the scourge of terrorism EAM called for enhanced BRICS cooperation for countering the menace.  The BRICS Ministers reaffirmed their ... Read More »