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India crosses Significant Milestones, New Cases fall below 50,000 for the first time after nearly 3 months, Active Cases; now below 7.5 lakh

India crosses Significant Milestones, New Cases fall below 50,000 for the first time after nearly 3 months, Active Cases; now below 7.5 lakh..

India scales another peak with Recovery Rate leaping past 85%, recovered Cases exceed Active Cases by more than 48 lakhs

India scales another peak with Recovery Rate leaping past 85%, recovered Cases exceed Active Cases by more than 48 lakhs..

Miscreants damaged signage board name after Swami Vivekananda in JNU; ABVP seeks enquiry and disciplinary action

Miscreants damaged signage board name after Swami Vivekananda in JNU; ABVP seeks enquiry and disciplinary action..

India scales another peak of Single day Recoveries, 87,472 COVID patients recovered in the last 24 hours

India scales another peak of Single day Recoveries, 87,472 COVID patients recovered in the last 24 hours..

Government set to increase the number of Janaushadhi Kendras to 10500 by the end of March 2024

Government set to increase the number of Janaushadhi Kendras to 10500 by the end of March 2024..

Ministry of MSME re-activates the micro-industrialisation process in Rural India

Ministry of MSME re-activates the micro-industrialisation process in Rural India..

Role of Trainers are Essential & Crucial in Skilling, Reskilling and Upskilling: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Role of Trainers are Essential & Crucial in Skilling, Reskilling and Upskilling: Prime Minister Narendra Modi..

Ministry of Education to organise a two-day conclave on School Education in 21st Century under Shikshak Parv initiative on September 10 and 11

Ministry of Education will be organising a two-day conclave on School Education in 21st Century under Shikshak Parv on September 10-11, 2020 through online medium. On the first day of the Conclave, the focus will be on Principal and Teacher practitioners, who will discuss how they have already implemented specific themes of the NEP in creative ways. National Awardee teachers and other creative teachers will be a part of this conclave. ..

G20 Member Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Ensuring Education Continuity and Safety for all

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in 2020. Education Ministers of G 20 nations have resolved to work together and share best practices in the area of education so that member countries can ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, even in times of crises. ..

National Education Policy 2020 is a revolutionary reform for the 21st Century – Prakash Javadekar

National Education Policy 2020, Prakash Javadekar, Lokmanya Tilak’s views, Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Pradip Naik (R) ..

Sadananda Gowda launches 8 Nutraceutical-immunity boosting products under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Priyojana for sale through Janaushadhi Kendras

Sadananda Gowda launches 8 Nutraceutical-immunity boosting products under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Priyojana for sale through Janaushadhi Kendras..

India ranked in the top 50 nations in the Global Innovation Index

India has now ranked 48 in the Global Innovation Index 2020 rankings, climbing 4 spots by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. It comes as a piece of uplifting news for India and is a testament of its robust R&D Ecosystem amid Coronavirus pandemic..

Indian Power Market goes Green

As a first step towards Greening the Indian short term power Market, R. K. Singh, the Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy & Minister of State (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship), launched pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in electricity through video conference in New Delhi, today, September 1, 2020. ..

CSIR-CMERI develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

CSIR-CMERI develops World’s Largest Solar Tree..

Skilled Manpower is a must to make India a Manufacturing hub says Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Technology Centre set up at Bhiwadi, Alwar today via video conferencing...

Chinese aggression yet again to change status quo in Ladakh; attempt thwarted by Indian Army

Chinese aggression yet again to change status quo in Ladakh; attempt thwarted by Indian Army ..

Prime Minister Modi greets sportspersons on National Sports Day; pays tributes to Major Dhyan Chand

Prime Minister Modi greets sportspersons on National Sports Day; pays tributes to Major Dhyan Chand..

POSOCO releases Nari Shakti video to celebrate and acknowledge the extraordinary role played by women employees at POSOCO

POSOCO releases Nari Shakti video to celebrate and acknowledge the extraordinary role played by women employees at POSOCO ..

Prime Minister Modi expresses happiness over the successful completion of 6 Years of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness over the successful completion of 6 Years of Jan Dhan Yojana. He also applauded all those who have worked tirelessly to make PM-JDY a success...

With more than 9 lakh tests in last 24 hour, India tests nearly 3.9 crore

India strategic approach for COVID-19 response and management- “TEST TRACK TREAT”- emphasises the key principle of high level of testing on a sustained basis leading to early diagnosis. Timely diagnosis furnishes opportunities to isolate or hospitalise the positive cases adequately in advance for appropriate treatment. This, in turn, facilitates lower mortality rates and speedy recovery...

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh launches mobile App for NCC Training

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh today launched the Directorate General National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) Mobile Training App. The App will assist in conducting countrywide online training of NCC cadets...

24x7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline KIRAN of M/o Social Justice and Empowerment to be launched by Thaawar Chand Gehlot tomorrow

Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment will launch “KIRAN” TOLL-FREE Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline(1800-599-0019) number August 27, 2020, through virtual mode. Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry, along with its partners, aims has developed this...

Union Education Minister holds a review meeting of National Bal Bhawan today in New Delhi

Union Education Minister holds a review meeting of National Bal Bhawan today in New Delhi..

Central Government constitutes National Council for Transgender Persons

The council will monitor and evaluate the impact of policies and programmes designed for achieving equality and full participation of transgender persons. ..

Our medical fraternity made the nation proud and shown to the world that India can be a trusted partner: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, 12th MedTech Global Summit, 12th MedTech Global Summit, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, 'Pharmacy of the World..

With a higher number of patients getting cured, India’s total Recoveries Reach nearly 21 lakh

With a higher number of patients getting cured, India’s total Recoveries Reach nearly 21 lakh ..

A big win for Digital India: Health Ministry’s ‘eSanjeevani’ telemedicine service records 2 lakh teleconsultations

A big win for Digital India: Health Ministry’s ‘eSanjeevani’ telemedicine service records 2 lakh teleconsultations ..

One Nation One Ration Card -Journey so far and journey ahead

One Nation One Ration Card -Journey so far and journey ahead..

Arjun Munda flags off ‘Tribes India On Wheels’ Mobile Vans via Video Conference in 31 Cities Across the Country

Arjun Munda Union Minister for Tribal Affairs flagged off “Tribes India On Wheels” Mobile Vans via Video Conference in 31 cities across the country today. To begin with, 57 mobile vans were flagged off in the cities like Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jagdalpur, Khunti, Mumbai and Ranchi to name a few. ..

Role of Police Force and Municipalities is Important in Overall Protection of Livelihoods of Street Vendors says Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister has urged to Housing and Urban Development Ministers of state governments, Chief secretaries, State Principal Secretaries, DGP’s, Municipal Commissioners, Collectors, District Magistrates and other stakeholders to review PM SVANidhi scheme..

Our Target is to Become a Manufacturing Hub of Construction Equipments in the World: Nitin Gadkari

Our Target is to Become a Manufacturing Hub of Construction Equipments in the World: Nitin Gadkari ..

Swachh Survekshan 2020 in “Swachh Mahotsav”, the Virtual Event Being Organised by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce the results of Swachh Survekshan 2020, on Thursday, August 20, 2020. A total of 129 awards will be handed over to the top-performing cities and states in the programme, titled “Swachh Mahotsav”. This is the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of the country. ..

Exports of agricultural commodities from March to June 2020 increased by 23.24% compared to the corresponding period in 2019

Exports of agricultural commodities from March to June 2020 increased by 23.24% compared to the corresponding period in 2019 ..

“The COVID pandemic has given us a chance to revisit and structurally re-imagine a robust public health infrastructure for our country": Dr Harsh Vardhan

“The COVID pandemic has given us a chance to revisit and structurally re-imagine a robust public health infrastructure for our country": Dr Harsh Vardhan ..

India sets a new landmark, exceeds 3 crore tests

India has set a new landmark of conducting 3 crore tests with consistent and coordinated efforts of the Centre and the State/UT governments. Expanded diagnostic lab network and facilitation for easy testing across the country have given a substantial boost. With 7,31,697 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India is on its resolved drive to increase its testing capacity to 10 lakh tests daily. Building on this achievement, the Tests Per Million (TPM) have seen a sharp increase to 21,769. ..

BRO constructs 180-feet bailey bridge under three weeks providing connectivity to 20 villages in Uttarakhand

A 180-feet bailey bridge in Jauljibi sector of Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand less than three weeks despite frequent landslides and heavy rains have been constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO). A cloudburst hit the area on July 27, 2020, and a 50-metre span concrete bridge was thoroughly washed out, the nallas and rivers were flooded. This caused a mudflow of tremendous force. There were many casualties also due to landslides, and the road communication was broken...

President Ram Nath Kovind virtually unveils the portrait of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at ICCR Headquarters

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, virtually unveiled the portrait of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death anniversary, at the headquarters of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the ex-officio President of ICCR from March 1977 to August 1979 when he was Foreign Minister...

926 Police personnel have been awarded Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2020

On the occasion on 74th Independence Day 926 Police personnel have been awarded Medals. 215 police personnel have been awarder Gallantry (PMG) for their conspicuous gallant action...

India marches ahead with “Atmanirbhar Bharat”

As part of its continued efforts towards progressively augmenting and strengthening the medical infrastructure across the country, various policy decisions have been taken regularly...

Over 5 lakh applications received under PM SVANidhi scheme

The number of loan sanctions and number of applications received under PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme have crossed the mark of 1 lakh and 5 lakhs respectively within 41 days of commencement of the lending process ..

Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Swachh Bharat Mission Academy

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy today as part of the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign ‘GandagiMukt Bharat’. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched SBM Academy by ..

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar releases e-book ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ the Vice President of India’s three years in office

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar today unveiled e-version of the book ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ the Vice President of India’s three years in office. The e-book was launched along with its print coffee table version which was released by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. ..

PM holds meeting with CMs of six States to review the flood situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hold a meeting yestet through video conference with Chief Ministers of six States, namely Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala,to review their preparedness to deal with south-west monsoon and current flood situation in the country. The meeting was also attended by Defence Minister, Health Minister, both the Minister of State in Home Affairs, and senior officers of the concerned central Ministries and organisations...

“Momentous day for the people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands,” says Union Home Minister, Amit Shah as Prime Minister inaugurated the 2300 KM long Submarine OFC connecting Port Blair, Little Andaman and Swaraj Island

Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has termed it “a ‪momentous day” for the people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2300 KM long Submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC), connecting Port Blair, Little Andaman and Swaraj Island. ..

Dawn of A New Era of Peace, Progress & Prosperity in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh : A Series of Road & Highway Projects to Give Impetus to Growth

Following is the text of an article by Ashok Tandon, a senior Journalist and a Member of Prasar Bharati Board, titled 'Dawn of A New Era of Peace, Progress & Prosperity in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh : A Series of Road & Highway Projects to give impetus to growth' :..

Prime Minister to deliver inaugural address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ on August 7

Prime Minister to deliver inaugural address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ on August 7..

Four more States and UTs linked with One Nation One Ration Card scheme today

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has reviewed the progress of One Nation One Ration Card plan. While taking note of the requisite technical readiness of 4 more States/UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand, the Department of Food & Public Distribution has enabled the integration of these 4 States/UT with existing 20 States/UTs for the National Portability...

Government invites nominations for “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar” for excellence in the field of Disaster Management for the year 2020

Government invites nominations for “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar” for excellence in the field of Disaster Management for the year 2020..

MHA issues Unlock 3 Guidelines, opens up more activities outside Containment Zones

Ministry of Home Affairs on July 29, 2020 issued new guidelines for Unlock-3 in areas outside the Containment Zones, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further. The new guidelines, issued are based on feedback received from States and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments says MHA...

On mission mode, Railways pulls Freight traffic ahead of last year's level inspite of COVID 19 related challenges

COVID 19, Railways pulls Freight traffic, Railways Freight movement ..

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and Israeli Defence Minister telephonically discussfurther strengthening defence ties

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and Israeli Defence Minister telephonically discussfurther strengthening defence ties ..

India holds the first ever INDSAT exam under ‘Study in India' Programme

Human Resource Development Ministry conducted the first ever Indian Scholastic Assessment Test (Ind-SAT) 2020 under 'Study in India’ programme of Government of India. ..

DRDO establishes COVID-19 Testing Facility at DIHAR, Leh

DRDO has established a COVID-19 testing facility at the Leh based laboratory Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) to enhance the rate of testing to identify the Corona cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh...

Prime Minister to lay Foundation Stone for Manipur Water Supply Project on July 23, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation Stone for Manipur Water Supply Project on July, 23 2020 through video conferencing. The Governor, CM of Manipur and his cabinet colleagues, MPs and MLAs are expected to to present in the the program...

Union HRD Minister launches MANODARPAN initiative of Ministry of HRD to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being

Union HRD Minister launches MANODARPAN initiative of Ministry of HRD to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being..

PM to deliver keynote address at India Ideas Summit

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the India Ideas Summit on July 22. The Summit is being hosted by the US-India Business Council...

PM condoles the passing away of Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj. ..

'Mantra to be relevant is to skill, reskill & upskill': Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses nation on World Youth Skills Day

PM Modi in his message to the Digital Skills Conclave held today on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day and the fifth anniversary of ‘Skill India’ mission, exhorted the youth to skill, reskill and upskill in order to remain relevant in the rapidly changing business environment and market conditions. He congratulated the youth of the country on the occasion and said the world belongs to the youth due to their ability to acquire new skills all the time...

Indian Railways creates POST COVID COACH to ensure safer journey

Indian Railways has taken numerous steps and measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus infection. Sustaining the ruthless fight against COVID-19, Indian Railways’ production unit, Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, has developed a Post-COVID Coach to fight Corona. This Post-COVID Coach has design improvements in the coach like hands-free amenities, copper-coated handrails & latches, plasma air purification and titanium di-oxide coating for Covid free passenger journey...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai appreciates Prime Minister’s leadership in the battle against Covid-19, briefs PM on Google’s large investment plans in India

Prime Minister Modi interacted with Google CEO Shri Sundar Pichai via video conferencing earlier today...

PM chaired review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic preparations

Prime Minister Modi, today reviewed the Covid-19 situationin the country. The review meeting was attended among others, by Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Member, NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary and other senior officials of Government of India. ..

Finance Minister reviews implementation of #AatmaNirbharBharat Package pertaining to Ministries of Finance & Corporate Affairs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 12, 2020, announced the Special economic and comprehensive package of Rs. 20 lakh crores - equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP – to fight COVID-19 pandemic in India. He gave a clarion call for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat or Self-Reliant India Movement. He also outlined five pillars of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat – Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand. ..

Indian Navy Completes “Operation Samudra Setu”

Operation Samudra Setu, which was launched on May 5, 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic has culminated after successfully bringing 3,992 Indian citizens back to their homeland by sea. Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa (Landing Platform Dock), and Airavat, Shardul and Magar (Landing Ship Tanks) ..

PM to interact with representatives from Varanasi based NGOs tomorrow

During the lockdown imposed in view of the COVID pandemic, the residents of Varanasi and members of social organizations, through their own efforts as well as by providing assistance to the District Administration, ensured that food was available timely for everyone in need. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with representatives of such organisations tomorrow via..

HRD Minister releases UGC Revised Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in view of COVID-19 Pandemic

HRD Minister releases UGC Revised Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in view of COVID-19 Pandemic..

Vice President launches Elyments mobile App, urges every Indian to adopt 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat' campaign to transform “Local” India into a “Glocal” India

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today called for creating an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive and urged every Indian to adopt Atm-Nirbhar Bharat campaign to transform “Local” India into “Glocal” India. ..

PM announces extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

PM announces extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana..

Clean Energy Can Support India’s Economic Recovery post-Covid-19

Covid-19 has presented significant demand- and supply-side challenges for India’s transport and power sectors, from liquidity constraints and supply shortages to shifts in consumer demand and preferences. ..

PM chairs meeting to review planning and preparations for vaccination against Covid-19

Prime Minister Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the planning and preparations for vaccination against Covid-19, as and when the vaccine is available...

Skill development will be the backbone of Atmnirbhar Bharat and Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan: Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, today said that skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling of India’s workforce would play a crucial role in the success of the Government’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan...

National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research has found a dramatic decline in #Arctic sea ice due to #GlobalWarming

In the last 40 years (1979-2018), sea ice has been declining at a rate of ‘-4.7% /decade, while its rate was found to be ‘-13%’ in July 2019. The National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) has found a dramatic decline in the Arctic sea ice due to global warming. The decline of sea ice has led to a localised increase in evaporation, air humidity, cloud cover, and rainfall. Arctic sea ice is a sensitive indicator of climate change and has strong retaliatory effects on other components of the ..

Prime Minister to launch ‘Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan'

COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on workforce in general and migrant workers in particular. A large number of migrant workers returned to several states. The challenge of containing Covid-19 was compounded by the need to provide basic amenities and means of livelihood to migrants and rural workers. Government of India announced the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package to stimulate various sectors. In order to generate employment with thrust towards creating infrastructure in backward regions of ..