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Cabinet approves 75 new Medical Colleges

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for establishment of 75 additional Government Medical Colleges by 2021-22attached with existing district/referral hospitals under Phase-III of the ongoing Centrally Sponsored scheme. For the schemes approved today to increase the availability of healthcare infrastructure and manpower, the Cabinet […]

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Gold mine found in UP’s Sonbhadra district is 5 times that of India’s reserves

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes and worth Rs 12 lakh crore in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, almost five times India’s current reserve of the yellow metal. The gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas.If these estimates hold true, India’s gold […]

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Centre to promote formation of 10,000 new FPOs, brings hope for small and marginal farmers

Centre to promote formation of 10,000 new FPOs, brings hope for small and marginal farmers Seeking to bring more and more small and marginal farmers on big platform as a joint entity, the Centre on Wednesday approved a scheme for formation and promotion of 10,000 new farmer producer organizations (FPOs) in the country with budgetary […]

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Shipping service going to be started between puduchery and yaazpaanam

From puduchery to yaazpaanam shipping service will be started soon said by deputy minister of shipping mansuk mandaviya. This is a trial service and soon shipping service will be started between sri lanka and India. INDIA EU SUMMIT External affairs minister S Jaishankar is understood to have discussed India’s decision to enact the Citizenship (Amendment) […]

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India, Sri Lanka to upgrade Jaffna International Airport

India and Sri Lanka are all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the Jaffna International Airport, located in the country’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province. The decision comes a day after the Sri Lankan Cabinet approved a proposal for the MoU with India for the project, which would include terminal modification and electricity […]

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SC Grants Women Right To Permanent Commission

In news: The Supreme Court has upheld the Delhi High Court order on permanent commission to women in the Army. In brief: The petition was filed by a group of 332 women army officers, who joined the army from 1993 onwards. The Supreme Court ordered the government to grant permanent commission to women officers in […]

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January 2020 Was Earth’s Hottest January On Record

In news: Globally, the average temperature over land and ocean surfaces made January 2020 the hottest January on record. In brief: In India, January 2020 was the second warmest (21.92°C) since 1919 (22.13°C) in terms of average minimum temperatures, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data dating back to 1901. Normal January temperature is 20.59°C. […]

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MHA-appointed committee on Assam recommends 1951 as cut-off year to define indigenous people, ILP

A Home Ministry-appointed committee has suggested that 1951 should be the cut-off year for defining the indigenous people of Assam and introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to control the movement of people from outside the state. The committee has also suggested two formulas for the reservation of seats for the indigenous people in […]

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EC, IIT Madras join hands to develop new technology for voting

The Election Commission has collaborated with IIT Madras to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from far away cities without going to the designated pollingstation of their respective constituencies. Explaining the “block chain” technology involved in the project, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said the concept is a ‘two-way […]

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Indian Pangolin

In News? Madhya Pradesh forest department has radio-tagged an Indian Pangolin for the first time. More in News: What is Radio-Tagging? Radio-Tagging is attaching a transmitter to an animal to monitor its movements and it will help to understand the habits of the animal. Other animals which are radio-tagged are— tigers, leopards and migratory birds […]

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