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Delhi LG meets CM to review COVID-19 situation

To tackle the current COVID situation effectively LG emphasised the need to implement in a time bound manner, the decisions taken in the meeting chaired by Union Home Minister, pertaining to enhanced testing, augmenting of hospital infrastructure and human resources , house to house survey , review of home care arrangements etc .    Delhi LG also emphasised that as ... Read More »

UN adopts resolution for urgent solution of Rohingya crisis

The resolution tabled by the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and European Union (EU) was adopted on Wednesday by a majority of 132 countries voting in favour, 9 against and 31 abstentions. According to the Press Release issued by the permanent mission of Bangladesh at the UN, this year the resolution has taken some new developments into account such as ... Read More »

India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 93.58 %

More than 83 lakh 83 thousand people have recovered so far. In the past 24 hours, 48 thousand 493 recoveries have been reported across the country. The active cases currently comprise only 4.95 per cent of the total positive cases and the total number of active cases in the country is four lakh 43 thousand 303.   The Health and ... Read More »

PM Modi and his Luxembourg counterpart to hold virtual summit

This will be the first stand-alone Summit meeting between India and Luxembourg in the past two decades. The leaders will discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relationship, including strengthening of India-Luxembourg cooperation in -COVID world. They will also exchange views on international and global issues of mutual interest. India and Luxembourg have continued to maintain high level exchanges in the ... Read More »

Mighty Medvedev thumps Djokovic at ATP Finals

The world number one had worked hard to establish a 3-2 lead in a mesmerising start to the Tokyo Group clash, but 24-year-old Medvedev then found another gear to seize control. Pummelling high-velocity groundstrokes deep into the corners, Medvedev went on a near-perfect seven-game winning sequence to leave a bemused Djokovic puffing out his cheeks. By the time five-time champion ... Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020

The Bengaluru Tech Summit is scheduled from 19th to 21st November, 2020. The summit is organised by the Government of Karnataka along with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Karnataka government’s Vision Group on Information Technology, Biotechnology & StartUp, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications. The Bengaluru Tech Summit will see participation of Scott Morrison, ... Read More »

Culture Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel hands over Bronze idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita dating back to 13th Century, to Tamil Nadu Idol Wing

Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) Prahlad Singh Patel handed over the Bronze idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita to Idol Wing, Government of Tamil Nadu at a ceremony held today in ASI Headquarters, Dharohar Bhawan in New Delhi.Senior officials from the Ministry of Culture, ASI and Government of Tamil Nadu were also present on ... Read More »

President of India addresses the 4th Annual Convocation of JNU through a Video Message

Students coming from all parts of India and from all strata of society study in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in an atmosphere of equal opportunity for excellence. Students aspiring for very different career paths come together at JNU. The University represents blending of inclusion, diversity and excellence, said the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind while addressing the 4th annual ... Read More »

Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Dr. Harsh Vardhan reveals how India’s preparation for containing the COVID-19 Pandemic can be repurposed to eradicate TB by 2025

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the 33rdStop TB Partnership Board meet, here today through Video Conference. Acknowledging that COVID-19 has turned the clock back by many years, if not decades, in the fight against infectious diseases, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “The deadly virus has derailed our painstaking efforts of many decades and diverted ... Read More »

51st IFFI Delegate Registration commences

IFFI has commenced the delegate registration of the 51st IFFI scheduled in January, 2021 from 17th November, 2020 for physical format of the festival for the following paid categories: Delegate cine enthusiast – Rs. 1000/- +  taxes as applicable Delegate professionals – Rs. 1000/- +  taxes as applicable The registration can be done at the following URL:  https://iffigoa.org/ Registration will be on first ... Read More »

PM condoles the passing away of former Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of former  Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, ” Smt. Mridula Sinha Ji will be remembered for her efforts towards public service. She was also a proficient writer, making extensive contributions to the world of literature as well as culture. Anguished ... Read More »

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates NCC’s month-long Constitution Day Youth Club Campaign; Exhorts Youths to Spread Awareness of Constitutional Rights and Duties as they are Interlinked

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh today inaugurated a month-long nationwide Constitution Day Youth Club activities programme organised by the NCC through a Video Conferencing from New Delhi. The aim of the programme is to mobilise youth to spread awareness about the Indian Constitution amongst the people across the nation. In his inaugural address Raksha Mantri exhorted the youths of the country ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) for HIV Prevention

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the Ministerial meeting of the Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) for HIV Prevention, here today through Video Conference. Hosted by UNAIDS and UNFPA on behalf of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition (GPC),the conference this year holds significance in achieving the 2016 UNGA commitment to end AIDS by 2030. Member States ... Read More »

Operationalisation of Revamped Website of MoSPI

The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has upgraded its website with improved functionality and content accessibility from 18th November 2020. It can be accessed using the URL: mospi.gov.in. The new website has been designed using latest portal development technology with a purpose of providing an integrated digital experience to Users. Revamped website has been ... Read More »

Webinar and Expo with Indonesia on Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnerships

A webinar between India and Indonesia was held yesterday with the theme “Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnerships: Webinar and Expo India Indonesia Defence Cooperation”.  It was organized under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence through SIDM. This webinar was part of the series which are being organized with friendly foreign countries in order ... Read More »

PM condoles deaths in Vadodara accident

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has expressed deep sadness over the deaths in an accident at Vadodara. In a tweet Modi said “Saddened by the accident in Vadodara. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Praying that the injured recover soon. The administration is providing all possible assistance at the site of the accident.”   Read More »

India continues to record more Daily Recoveries than Daily cases for 46th day

India has continued the unbroken trend of the daily new recoveries outpacing the daily new additions for more than 1.5 months. The country also reported less than 50,000 new daily cases for the eleventh continuous day. 44,739 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours against just 38,617 newly detected cases. This translates to a net reduction of 6,122 in the Active Caseload ... Read More »

27,33,497 applications received under PM-SVANidhi Scheme

Under the PM SVANidhi-Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atma-Nirbhar Nidhi- A Special Micro-Credit Facility Scheme, 27,33, 497 applications have been received out of which 14,34,436 have been sanctioned and about 7,88,438 loans disbursed. Vendors who had left for their native places due to Covid-19 lock down are eligible for the loan on their return. The provision of loans has become hassle-free ... Read More »

First Direct Flight Operations Flagged Off From Kalaburagi to Hindon

The first direct flight operations from Kalaburagi, Karnataka to Hindon Airport, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh were flagged off today under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik). The officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) were present at the launch. Commencement of the flight operations on the Kalaburagi – Delhi (Hindon) ... Read More »

Swarnajayanti Fellow may provide new genetic treatment for thalassemia, duchenne muscular dystrophy, haemophilia

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a severe type of muscle weakness that usually begins at an early age and worsens quickly, may soon have a new strategy of treatment through genetic regulation. There is no known cure for duchenne muscular dystrophy. Treatments usually aim to control symptoms to improve quality of life. Sandeep Eswarappa, Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru one ... Read More »

The chirp of the crickets may soon be their species’ I-cards

The chirp of the cricket may soon be used to monitor their species diversity. Scientists are establishing an acoustic signal library that can help track the diversity of these insects. Morphology-based traditional taxonomy has gone a long way to recognise and establish species diversity. But it is often not sufficient in delimiting cryptic species– a group of two or more ... Read More »

India’s AI supercomputer Param Siddhi 63rd among top 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world

Param Siddhi, thehigh performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC has achieved global ranking of 63 in TOP 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world released on 16th November 2020. The AI system will strengthen application development of packages in areas such as advanced materials, computational chemistry & astrophysics, and several packages being developed under the mission ... Read More »

JNU Represents Blending of Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence: President Kovind

Students coming from all parts of India and from all strata of society study in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in an atmosphere of equal opportunity for excellence. Students aspiring for very different career paths come together at JNU. The University represents blending of inclusion, diversity and excellence, said the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind while addressing the 4th annual convocation ... Read More »

Former Goa Governor & veteran BJP leader Mridula Sinha passes away

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over the demise of the veteran leader. In a tweet, President Kovind said  Mridula Sinha who was an excellent writer and teacher, deeply understood the local traditions and cultural life of the country, especially Bihar.   In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, the Veteran leader will be ... Read More »

Gerry Anderson puppets, collected by studio driver, go to auction

“I’ve been in auctions for over 15 years, and we’ve never had a collection of Gerry Anderson items this big in one auction,” Alastair McCrea, auction house Ewbank’s entertainment and memorabilia valuer, told Reuters. The bulk of the sale is items from 1980s science fiction show “Terrahawks” as well as some pieces from “Captain Scarlet” and pilot show “Space Police”. ... Read More »

Elisabeth Murdoch gives $4 million to promote racial diversity in UK arts

The daughter of conservative media baron Rupert Murdoch has adopted a lower profile than her brothers Lachlan and James and held back from the race to succeed their father. Elisabeth, the founder of two successful independent TV production companies, launched the Freelands Foundation in 2015 to direct donations and support to the arts, particularly outside London. The creative sector, Britain’s ... Read More »

Chhath Puja begins in different parts of country with traditional fervour

On the first day today, devotees after taking bath on Wednesday morning, consumed cooked food items like Arwa rice, Chana dal and gourd as a part of Nahay-Khay ritual. Tomorrow Kharna will be observed which mark beginning of 36 hours long fast. Devotees will offer their obeisance, the Sandhya Arghya to the setting Sun on Friday. The festival will conclude with ... Read More »

Diviner inspiration: Australian artist sizes up silos for huge murals

Instead he painted a water diviner, a practice still used in parts of Australia where proponents believe they can find ground water with two metal rods or, as pictured in the mural, sticks. Painted last year, it is one of dozens of large-scale murals to appear across rural Australia, turning sides of buildings, water tanks and old grain silos into ... Read More »

National Award winning business woman Sonal Jindal

Sonal Jindal, an award winning and a renowned business woman, has marked her presence in the fashion industry. She is successfully running an event management company “MEDUSA”. With unique and creative designing ideas as the USP, MEDUSA is seen as a one-stop destination for B2C events. While an increasing number of women are breaking the glass ceilings in diverse spheres, ... Read More »

IRCTC to suspend operations of Lucknow-Delhi, Ahemdabad-Mumbai Tejas Express trains

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is all set to suspend its operations of Lucknow-Delhi and Ahemdabad-Mumbai Tejas Express trains. The management has decided to cancel all departures of IRCTC Tejas trains due to low occupancy levels resulting from coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic. The position would be reviewed after seeing the occupancy of Indian Railways on these sectors in future. ... Read More »

India records 30K Daily New Cases for the second successive day

India has been recording around 30,000 daily new cases for the last two consecutive days. 29,163 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The country has also seen less than 50,000 daily new cases being registered continuously for the past ten days. While this signifies the wide adoption of COVID appropriate behaviour among the population, it also assumes significance in ... Read More »

India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit

A Virtual Summit will be held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Luxembourg H.E. Mr Xavier Bettel on 19 November 2020. This will be the first stand-alone Summit meeting between India and Luxembourg in the past two decades. The leaders will discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relationship, including strengthening of India-Luxembourg cooperation in -COVID world. They ... Read More »

Telephone conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and His Excellency Joseph R. Biden, President-elect of the United States of America

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with His Excellency Joseph R. Biden, President-elect of the United States of America. Prime Minister Modi warmly congratulated President-elect Biden on his election, describing it as a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States. The Prime Minister also extended his heartiest congratulations and best wishes ... Read More »

Second Successful Flight Test of QRSAM System

In yet another flight test, the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System tracked the target accurately and successfully neutralised the airborne target. The flight test, second in the series was conducted today at around 1542 hrs from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The test was carried out once again, against the high performance ... Read More »

Telangana decides to go for Option-1 to meet the GST implementation shortfall

The Government of Telangana has communicated its acceptance for Option-1 out of the two options suggested by the Ministry of Finance to meet the shortfall in revenue arising out of GST implementation.  The State has now joined 22 other States and 3 Union Territories (Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Puducherry) who have opted for Option-1. The States who choose Option-1 ... Read More »

FIFA cancels U17 women’s WC in India, allots it 2022 edition

Under-17 World Cup which was to be held in India, but was postponed to 2021 due to pandemic, was cancelled by FIFA and the country was handed hosting rights of the 2022 edition. Fifa in a statement said: As a result and after careful consideration of the feedback received by the stakeholders combined with the inability to further postpone these ... Read More »

PM to inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 on 19th November

The Bengaluru Tech Summit is scheduled from 19th to 21st November, 2020. The summit is organised by the Government of Karnataka along with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Karnataka government’s Vision Group on Information Technology, Biotechnology & StartUp, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications. The Bengaluru Tech Summit will see participation of Scott Morrison, ... Read More »

India has exciting opportunities for investment in urbanization, PM tells investors

Prime Minister Modi said “If you are looking to invest in urbanisation, India has exciting opportunities for you. If you are looking to invest in  mobility, India has exciting  opportunities for you. If you are looking to invest in  innovation, India has exciting opportunities for you. If you are looking to invest in  sustainable  solutions, India has exciting opportunities for ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum

The inaugural Forum was held in Singapore, and the second annual Forum was hosted in Beijing. These covered a range of topics, including global economic management, trade and investment, technology, urbanization, capital markets, climate change, and inclusion. Text of PM’s address at 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum on 17th November, 2020: Mr Michael Bloomberg, Thought leaders, Captains of Industry, Distinguished participants of ... Read More »

Countries that give protection & support to terrorists must be held accountable: PM Modi at BRICS Summit

The Prime Minister was addressing the 12th BRICS Summit via video conference on Tuesday evening. He expressed happiness that under Russia’s leadership, BRICS’ counter-terrorism strategy has been given final touch. He said India will take it forward during its leadership. He added that during its leadership of BRICS, India will promote digital health and traditional medicine among BRICS countries.   ... Read More »

Bangladesh: High Commission of India launches Special Edition wrist watches for Mujib Centenary year in Dhaka

The wristwatches in this limited edition series bear the images of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his signature representing the timelessness of the message of Bangabandhu and its eternal relevance, said the press release issued by the Indian High Commission on this occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader recalled the shared history of the Liberation War ... Read More »

New Education Policy aims at making India a global knowledge superpower: Vice President

The Vice President said the NEP draws inspiration from the ancient Indian education system which used to focus on developing holistic and well-rounded personalities. He said the NEP seeks to make Indian education holistic, multi-disciplinary, and practical. Addressing virtually the 13th convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala, Naidu pointed out that the ancient education system always taught us ... Read More »