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India records single-day spike of 1.65 lakh COVID-19 cases, lowest in 46 days

New Delhi : India recorded a single-day rise of 1,65,553 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 46 days, taking the country”s infection tally to 2,78,94,800, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The daily positivity declined to 8.02 per cent, remaining below the 10 per cent-mark for five consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate dropped to 9.36 ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to supply more oxygen, containers to India

New Delhi : Saudi Arabia is shipping to India more medical oxygen and tankers for ferrying them as it increases aid for the nation fighting the world”s worst outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Saudi Arabia shipped 80 tonnes of liquid oxygen to India and now three more containers with 60 tonnes of oxygen and another 100 containers to ferry ... Read More »

J-K admin to provide special pension, scholarship to families of Covid victims under Saksham scheme

Jammu : The Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council headed by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday approved the grant of financial relief through the Special Assistance Scheme for Covid mortalities (SASCM/Saksham) to the families of victims, an official spokesman said. The scheme aims to ensure sustenance of families who have lost their sole breadwinner due to coronavirus. At a meeting ... Read More »

Power ministry transfers Srinagar leh transmission system to Powergrid

Ministry of Power, Government of India has transferred the prestigious 220 kV Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission System to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna CPSU of Government of India. The transmission system was dedicated to the nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister in February 2019, and it connects the Ladakh region to the national grid, ensuring quality and reliable power ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh despatches a consignment of ration items for COVID affected people of his Lok Sabha constituency of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda.

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today dispatched a consignment of ration items for COVID affected people of his Lok Sabha constituency of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda. The consignment consisting of separate packs of rice, cereals, Dal, etc is a part of the regular community support being rendered by Dr Jitendra Singh over the last one month or so, in different parts of Jammu ... Read More »

Recommendations of 43rd GST Council meeting

The 43rd GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing here today. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance & States/ UTs. The GST Council ... Read More »

On a declining trend, India’s Active Caseload further dips to 23,43,152; Active Cases decrease by 76,755 in last 24 hours

India’s Active Caseload has now reduced to 23,43,152. Active Cases have decreased since its last peak on 10th May 2021. A net decline of 76,755 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 8.50%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 the twelve consecutive ... Read More »

DRDO develops Critical Near Isothermal Forging Technology for aeroengines

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established the near isothermal forging technology to produce all the five stages of high-pressure compressors (HPC) discs out of difficult-to-deform titanium alloy using its unique 2000 MT isothermal forge press. The technology has been developed by Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), a premier metallurgical laboratory of DRDO at Hyderabad. This is a crucial ... Read More »

Defence Secretary launches DG NCC Mobile Training App 2.0

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar launched Directorate General National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mobile Training App Version 2.0 in New Delhi on May 28, 2021. The app will assist in conducting countrywide online training to NCC cadets during the COVID-19 pandemic conditions. It is aimed at providing NCC-related basic information and entire training material (Syllabus, Précis, Training Videos, Frequently Asked Questions) on ... Read More »

PM reviews damage due to cyclone Yaas

On Friday, 28th May 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Odisha & West Bengal to review the situation arising out of Cyclone Yaas. He undertook an aerial survey of the cyclone affected areas in Bhadrak and Baleswar districts of Odisha, and Purba Medinipur in West Bengal. In Bhubaneswar, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting to review the relief and rehabilitation ... Read More »

Bye Election to the Council of States -Deferment of election

There is one casual vacancy in the Council of States as per the details below: Name of State Name of the member Cause of vacancy Date of Vacancy Term upto Kerala Jose K. Mani Resignation 11.01.2021 01.07.2024   2.  As per the provisions of Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the vacancy are required to be ... Read More »

Provision of ‘near to home’ vaccination centers will benefit a large number of Senior Citizens and Divyangjan : Shri Rattan Lal Kataria

Welcoming the directions issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for providing ‘near to home ’vaccination centers to Senior Citizens and Divyangjan, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Sh Rattan Lal Kataria has said that the move shall benefit around 14 Crore senior citizens and 2.2 Crore Divyangjan across the nation. The Ministry of Social ... Read More »

Wheat procurement on MSP crosses 400 LMTs figure

Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS 2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir at MSP, as was done in previous seasons and till now (upto 27.05.2021) a quantity of over 400.45 LMT of Wheat has been procured (which is all time high, as it has ... Read More »

Depression (remnant of very severe cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’) weakened into a well marked low pressure area over Bihar and adjoining east Uttar Pradesh.

Yesterday’s depression over central parts of Jharkhand moved northwestwards and weakened into a Well Marked Low pressure area in the early morning (0530 hours IST) of today, the 28thMay, 2021over Bihar and adjoining East Uttar Pradesh.It lay as a well marked low pressure area over eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar at 0830 hours IST of today,the 28’hMay,2021. The system is very likelyto move north-westwards and weaken further into a low pressure area during next 12 hours.   Warnings: i) Rainfall: Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim: Light to moderate rainfall at few places with heavy rainfall at isolated places on 28th May. Bihar: Light to moderate rainfall ... Read More »

Auction for Sale (Re-Issue) of (i) ‘5.63% GS 2026’, (ii) ‘GoI Floating Rate Bond 2033’, (iii) ‘6.64% GS 2035’, and (iv) ‘6.67% GS 2050’

The Government of India (GoI) has announced the Sale (Re-issue) of (i) ‘5.63% Government Security, 2026’ for a notified amount of Rs 11,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii) ‘GoI Floating Rate Bonds, 2033’ for a notified amount of Rs 4,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (iii) ‘6.64% Government Security, 2035’ for a notified amount of ` 10,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction,, and (iv) ‘6.67% Government Security, 2050’ for a notified amount of Rs 7,000 ... Read More »


Active Caseload further declines to 23,43,152 Active Cases decrease by 76,755 in last 24 hours At 1.86 Lakh Cases, declining trend in new cases continues. Daily new cases are lowest in last 44 days. 2,48,93,410 total Recoveries across the country so far. 2,59,459patients recovered during last 24 hours. Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 15th consecutive day ... Read More »

PM pays tributes to Veer Savarkar on his jayanti

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Veer Savarkar on his jayanti. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “आजादी की लड़ाई के महान सेनानी और प्रखर राष्ट्रभक्त वीर सावरकर को उनकी जयंती पर कोटि-कोटि नमन।” आजादी की लड़ाई के महान सेनानी और प्रखर राष्ट्रभक्त वीर सावरकर को उनकी जयंती पर कोटि-कोटि नमन। — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 133

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 20.86 Cr (20,86,12,834) as per the 7 pm provisional report today. 13,36,309 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 275 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID vaccine today. Cumulatively 1,66,47,122 across 37 States/UTs since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, ... Read More »

Fire-fighting operations by Indian Coast Guard continue unabated to douse fire onboard MV X-Press Pearl

Continuing the firefighting efforts to douse the fire onboard MV X-Press Pearl off Colombo, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ships ‘Vaibhav’ and ‘Vajra’ are incessantly spraying foam solution/sea water through heavy duty External Fire Fighting system capable of discharging water at the rate of 600 litre per minute. Rough seas and strong winds continue to prevail in the area posing difficulties ... Read More »

Busting Myths of Vaccination

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for effective management of COVID patients in vaccination, under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since January this year. COVID being a Pandemic with worldwide impact, there has been a global high demand of vaccines with limited number of manufacturers with limited manufacturing capacity across countries. India with a ... Read More »

Indian Navy Continues Relief Operations at Cyclone Affected Areas in Balasore

The Navy Disaster Relief Team was deployed on 27 May 21at Sadar block of Balasore district for carrying out relief activities in the area around Parikhi village which is worst affected due to water logging. The HADR Naval team have set up and operationalised a Community Kitchen at the Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter of Parikhi Village, Sadar block. Meals were prepared ... Read More »

More than 22.46 crore 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 to Provide Monetary Assistance through DBT under MDM Scheme

The Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has approved the proposal to provide monetary assistance to 11.8 Crore students (118 Million Students) through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of the cooking cost component of the Mid-Day-Meal Scheme, to all eligible children, as a special welfare measure. This will give a fillip to the Midday Meal programme. This is in addition ... Read More »

Update on COVID Relief Aid

Government of India has been receiving international cooperation of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27th April 2021 from different countries/organisations. These are being promptly dispatched/delivered to the States and UTs. Cumulatively, 18,016 Oxygen Concentrators; 19,085 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 15,206 ventilators/ BiPAP; ~7.7 L Remdesivir vials, ~12L Favipiravir tablets delivered/ dispatched through road and air, from ... Read More »

Surat Airport facilitates essential medical supplies amid tough times

Surat Airport has been tirelessly working to ensure that vaccines, medical equipment and other essential supplies are safely loaded and reaching their destination on time. During April and May 2021, 5143 kgs (397 pcs) of oxygen concentrators, 1023 kgs (22 pcs) of oxygen cylinders and 1435 kgs (92 pcs) of Covid vaccines have been transported safely by Surat Airport. The ... Read More »

HC seeks detailed compliance report on vax of ppl without prescribed i-cards

Udaipur : After hearing on the second consecutive day on a suo motu civil writ petition related to the Pakistani minority migrants residing in Rajasthan, a division bench of the High Court at Jodhpur, on Friday directed the state government to submit a detailed report by June 3, regarding compliance of the guidelines given in SOP (standard operating procedures) on COVID-19 ... Read More »

Govt asks large social media cos to immediately report status of compliance with new IT rules

New Delhi : The government on Wednesday asked large social media platforms to immediately report their status of compliance with the new digital rules. In a note to ”significant social media intermediaries”, the IT Ministry said the additional due diligence required from such large digital platforms has come into effect from Wednesday. The ministry has sought details and contact information ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 131

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 20.25 Cr (20,25,29,884) as per the 7 pm provisional report today. 8,31,500 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine today and cumulatively 1,38,62,428 across 37 States/UTs since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have administered more than 10 lakh ... Read More »

India crosses 20 Crore Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

India achieved a significant milestone in its ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive today. On 130th day of the drive, the cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage crossed the 20 crore mark (with 20,06,62,456 doses including 15,71,49,593 first dose and 4,35,12,863 second dose of COVID-19 vaccines), as per data available at 07:00 AM today. India’s COVID-19 Vaccination drive, the world’s largest vaccination drive so far, ... Read More »

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, vaccination drive is proceeding smoothly in India having over 135 crore population

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 today said that India’s vaccination drive is unmatched in its scale and despite a large population of over 135 crore and heterogeneous character of the country, the vaccination drive is proceeding smoothly. In Jammu & ... Read More »

Dungarpur model included in ULBs functioning guide-booklet

Udaipur : Dungarpur, the first ODF city in Rajasthan and only city to have been awarded by Netherlands government for solid waste management, has become a role model for the rest  of the municipalities in Rajasthan. The Department of Local Self  Government has recently included Dungarpur’s success story as motivational mantra in the ‘Rajasthan Nagar Palika Karya Sanchalan Margdarshika’ ( Municipality ... Read More »

15-year-old raped by step-father in Chittorgarh

Udaipur : Chittorgarh police took a man in custody on Wednesday for reportedly having raped his step daughter a day ago. The  incident  took place under  Bhadesar police station limits on Tuesday when the accused raped the minor at his home.  The accused hails from Rajsamand and presently works in Chittorgarh. He had married a woman under the ‘Nata’ custom and ... Read More »

Municipality chairman goes absconding after B-I-L arrested for taking 2L bribe in Chittorgarh

Udaipur : The Anti Corruption Bureau sleuths on Tuesday arrested an accused who is brother-in-law of Chittorgarh’s Badi Sadri Municipality chairman Nirmal Pitaliya, for withdrawing 2 lakh rupees from the bank against a bribe from the complainant. Kush Sharma son of Suresh Chandra Sharma was caught redhanded by the ACB unit Udaipur with 2 lakh rupees which he got after encashing the ... Read More »

Udaipur artist qualifies in Guiness record painting event

Udaipur : Udaipur based artist Deepika Bhansali Jain, presently living in Bangalore , has qualified in the Guinness World Record painting event. The motive of this event was to use Art as a medium to bring positivity during the current pandemic situation. The event of the most photos of people painting uploaded to Facebook in one hour, organised by Radart foundation ... Read More »

Minor girl refuses to go with parents, CWC grants custody to aunt

‘Parents are offenders under Child Marriage Act, claims CWC’ Udaipur : The members of the Child Welfare Committee, Chittorgarh had to face a puzzling situation on Monday when a minor girl who was produced before them by the police refused to go with  her parents and said that she wanted to live with her husband. The girl had run away with her husband ... Read More »

Daily COVID-19 cases in India fall below 2-lakh mark after over one month

New Delhi : The daily count of coronavirus cases in the country fell below the 2-lakh mark after over a month taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,69,48,874, while the death toll rose to 3,07,231, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. A total of 1,96,427 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day. The country also ... Read More »

On-site Registration/Facilitated Cohort Registration in addition to Online Appointment for 18-44 years age group now Enabled on CoWIN

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level. A graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach has allowed for the exercise to be modified to suit present circumstances in wide consultation with all stakeholders. With launch of phase II of the ... Read More »

Powergrid Commissions Transformer at Referral Hospital Sub-Station, Nagaland for Reliable Power Supply to Oxygen Plant and Nearby Areas

Maharatna Government of India CPSU under Ministry of Power, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), is working proactively 24×7 to ensure reliable supply of power during the pandemic through its transmission network. To reduce the instances of power interruptions, and ensure efficient power supply to Nagaland’s only Oxygen Plant, Government of Nagaland, and its Department of Power Nagaland (DoPN) ... Read More »

All missing on board barge P305, tugboat accounted for: Navy

Mumbai : All the 274 personnel who were on board barge P305 that sank and tugboat Varaprada that went adrift during Cyclone Tauktae fury have been accounted for with the recovery of 16 bodies along Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts, the Navy said on Monday. “A total of 274 crew were reported missing on May 17 (261 from Barge P305 and ... Read More »