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Purchase of lightweight Rifles

Agreement between the ministry of Defence and the Government of Isreal on the purchase of light weight guns worth Rs 880 crores . It was signed by union minister Rajnath Singh. The indian Army needs it most and it is …

ASEAN Development Bank Funds India of Rs 48000 to fight against Corona

ADB announces Rs 48,000 crore financial assistance to emerging member states to fight against corona. Corona virus has emerged as an international crisis, so faster actions to be taken against the disease. Financial assistance is being provided for the immediate …

The central government has to accept the GST for the Parliamentary development fund

Lok Sabha ministers urged central government to accept freight tax levied by central govt. 5 crores per annum for MPs to carry put development work in their constituencies but it is taxed at 12% Over 25,000 from minority communities in …

India to provide Nepalese Rupees Rs.6.69 crore for constructing three school buildings in Nepal

India on Monday pledged to provide a grant of Nepalese Rupees Rs.6.69 crore to Nepal for the construction of three school buildings and help in creating better facilities for the students. The Embassy of India and the Ministry of Federal …

Zafar Mirza, State Minister of Health of Pakistan cries Kashmir at SAARC meet

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi slammed Pakistan on Sunday for raising Kashmir during the SAARC nations’ video-conference on coronavirus, saying the country deserved to be “quarantined” by the global community. Prime Minister Modi reached out to the eight-member regional grouping …

Vessel Drifts, Collides With INS Karanja Jetty Near Mumbai

A private vessel drifted and collided with a jetty at INS Karanja in Uran in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, some 70 kilometres from Mumbai . The vessel MV Halami Star drifted after its anchor broke, an official said, though he added …

Parliamentary panel approves bill on compulsory registration of NRI marriages

The bill seeks compulsory registration of marriage of Non-Resident Indians within 30 days of marriage in India or abroad respectively. The bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha in February 2019 by the ministry of external affairs in the backdrop of …

Parliament passes amendments to IBC

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. The bill seeks to remove bottlenecks and streamline the corporate insolvency resolution process. It aims to provide protection to new owners of a loan …

Arunachal, J&K, Ladakh integral parts of India

India’s consistent position has been that Arunachal Pradesh and the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are its integral parts and it has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions, the External Affairs Ministry Responding …

Qutb Shahi tombs regain their glory, US envoy Juster delighted

US ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster attended a ceremony for the completion of all major structural components of the new consulate compound in Hyderabad . He announced that the compound would be completed by Fall 2021. Spread across more …

Corona virus: IAF’s C-17 Globe master takes flight from Hindon airport to evacuate Indians from Iran

The government of India has decided to fly a special IAF C-17 Globe master to the Iranian capital city of Tehran . A military transport aircraft, the C-17 Globe master is being used to evacuate Indians stranded in corona virus-affected …

700 MW heavy water reactor planned to be set up

The parlimentary committee suggests Department of Atomic Energy to create 700 MW nuclear reactor . In 2008 India signed a nuclear deal with US In 2008 India signed a nuclear deal with france. This ended the ban on the import …

The people pharmacy event was held delhi

The people pharmacy day was held in delhi and encourages pharmacy professionals to engage and promote activities that elevate and advocate for the role of the pharmacist as competent and adroit members of the healthcare system. Union minister of chemical …

Corrupt Government Staffs will not get Passports, says Government

In February, the Union government informed the Lok Sabha that over 4,000 government employees had been booked in corruption cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the last three years. Government employees under suspension or those who …

IIT Madras researchers design drones to take down ‘rogue’ ones

The AI-powered drone was designed by Vasu Gupta, a final year B.Tech student and Rishabh Vashistha, a project associate. Both are in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras. Researchers in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an …

Cabinet Approves Merger of 10 Public Sector Banks Into Four

The Union cabinet approved the consolidation of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) into four entities, a move aimed at having fewer but stronger lenders in India. “The amalgamation is being done so that customers are able to reap the benefit …

Budget session 2020: Parliament likely to clear bill that brings cooperative banks under RBI control

In a bid to address weaknesses in cooperative banking sector, the Parliament is likely to clear a Bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under the regulation of RBI during the Budget session. The proposed …

Punjab Cabinet okays Lokayukta Bill

The Punjab Cabinet today gave its nod to the draft Punjab Lokayukta Bill permitting prosecution of MLAs, including the CM, if two-thirds of the Assembly approves so. The Congress has 80 MLAs in the Assembly. The Bill, to be tabled …

Budget session 2020: Parliament likely to clear bill that brings cooperative banks under RBI control

In a bid to address weaknesses in cooperative banking sector, the Parliament is likely to clear a Bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under the regulation of RBI during the Budget session. The proposed …

Centre keen on Karaikal-Jaffna ferry service

The Centre is keen to operate ferry services between Karaikal port in the Union Territory and Jaffna port in Sri Lanka as part of its efforts to promote tourism, said Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. A committee …

Kerala to set up foreign language training centre

Foreign language will no longer be a barrier for Keralites seeking job abroad, thanks to an ambitious government initiative. Considering the lack of authorised facilities in the state to impart training in foreign languages, Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants …

Centre keen on Karaikal-Jaffna ferry service

The Centre is keen to operate ferry services between Karaikal port in the Union Territory and Jaffna port in Sri Lanka as part of its efforts to promote tourism, said Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. A committee …

Kerala to set up foreign language training centre

Foreign language will no longer be a barrier for Keralites seeking job abroad, thanks to an ambitious government initiative. Considering the lack of authorised facilities in the state to impart training in foreign languages, Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants …

Mahadayi Magistrate Arbitration Court

Mahadayi Magistrate Arbitration Court The Mahadayi River Water Tribunal on Tuesday ruled that Karnataka will get 13.5 TMC feet of water from the Mahadayi, thus putting an end to the 50-year-old water dispute with Goa, by giving an additional 5 …

India and Myanmar to further strengthen bilateral relations; 10 agreements signed in various fields

India and Myanmar have agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relations. Both sides signed 10 agreements in various fields including infrastructure, energy, communication and health. The agreements were exchanged following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar President U …

Realme X50 Pro, India’s first 5G Phone, launched

The Realme X50 Pro houses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. The Realme X50 Pro comes in three memory variants. The the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs.37,999, the 8GB RAM …

NCW to organise ‘Power Walk’ in Delhi to spread awareness on women’s safety

The National Commission for Women (NCW) will be organising a ‘Power Walk’ in the national capital next week in which rape and acid attack survivors will take part to raise awareness about violence against women and their safety. The National …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cauvery management board meeting

The 25 th meeting of cauvery management board was held by its head Naveen Kumar in New Delhi. With regarding this issue Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puduchery state representatives have participated and submitted the statistics. Our Government is working To Eliminate …

Amit Shah to inaugurate BIMSTEC Nations Meet in Delhi to combat drug trafficking

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah, will be inaugurating the two-day Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking for BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) partner nations in New Delhi tomorrow. It constitutes seven Member States: …

India-Sri Lanka double taxation avoidance pact strengthened

The double taxation avoidance agreement between India and Sri Lanka was amended on Wednesday. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Signing and Ratification of the Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Sri Lanka …

Lok Sabha passes bill to include more tribes in ST category in Karnataka

Parliament passed a bill to include certain tribal communities in Karnataka in the Scheduled Tribe category. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote, while Rajya Sabha has already approved it in …

Supreme Court upholds SC/ST Amendment Act, new law has no provision for anticipatory bail

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018 enacted to nullify the effects of the March 20, 2018 judgment of the court which had diluted the provisions of …

India-Bangladesh rail link to be ready by 2021

The construction of the railway line, between Agartala in Tripura and Akhaura in Bangladesh, will be completed, it will pave the way for running the first train from the northeast to Bangladesh on the eve of the 75th year of …

Andhra Pradesh gets its first Disha Police station

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy inaugurated Disha police station in Rajamahendravaram city to address heinous crimes against women and children in Andhra Pradesh. He also launched the Disha app to help women in distress, and demonstrated how …

India, Portugal exchange seven documents in various fields

The documents were exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Portugal president following delegation level talks between the two leaders in New Delhi. The 7 documents which were exchanged include: 1 – MoU for Cooperation in …

Partial divestment in LIC

In her budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to divest a part of the government‟s stake in Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC) through an initial public offering (IPO). It seems like the government is trying to make the …

Mughal Gardens to open for public from 5 February

The iconic Mughal Garden at the heart of the President’s Estate will be opened to the public from next week, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said. The garden will remain open for the general public from February 5 to March 8 …

India’s third private train to run on Indore-Varanasi route

The third private train of the IRCTC would run between Indore and Varanasi, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said. The overnight train would have the same rakes as those of the Humsafar Express. In the last few months, the …

Indian Neutrino Observatory unit

The Centre reiterated that the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) will be established in picturesque Theni in south Tamil Nadu though there has been opposition to the project by locals. The INO site is not in the eco-sensitive area as identified …

Supreme Court allows relocation of African Cheetah to India

The Supreme Court allowed the introduction of African Cheetah to suitable habitat in India on January 28, 2020. The top court directed that the habitat should be chosen carefully after examining if the animal can adapt to Indian conditions. The …

India International Leather Fair

The 35th edition of India International Leather Fair (IILF) Chennai, will be held the city between January 31 and February 3 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai. The four-day event will see around 15,000 participants from 40 countries. IILF will …

Andhra Pradesh assembly to decide on fate of legislative council

The Andhra Pradesh assembly is all set to decide the fate of the legislative council. The development comes in the wake of the main Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) delaying two bills dealing with the decentralization of Andhra Pradesh‟s capital …

With Apache, Chinook, “Dhanush”, India displays military might at Republic Day parade

Anti-satellite weapon “Shakti”, lethal artillery gun “Dhanush”, and newly-inducted helicopters Apache and Chinook were among the key military assets showcased by India for the first time at the Republic Day parade. Scaled down models of IAF’s Rafale aircraft and Indian …

Govt to sign accord with dreaded Bodo militant group NDFB

The Centre is all set to sign an accord with the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) providing political and economic bonanza, sans the outfit’s key demand of a separate Bodoland state or union territory. The …

UP Govt launches Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana

Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana which will provide financial assistance to family of farmers who die or become handicapped while working in fields. That government has also decided to implement Mukhyamantri Paryatan Samvardhan Yojana to …

“One nation, one ration card” scheme to be implemented by June 1 across India

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced that the „One Nation, One Ration Card‟ scheme will be implemented by June 1 across the country. We will implement the „One Nation, One Ration Card‟ scheme by June 1 in the whole country. …

Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan president

India pledged a 50 million dollars as assistance to Sri Lanka as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed a range of bilateral issues. Doval arrived in Colombo on an official visit during which he …

Indian Railways to replace Urdu with Sanskrit on station signboards in Uttarakhand

The Railway ministry is now doing its bit to promote the use of Sanskrit in Uttarakhand. Railway officials have decided to replace Urdu language with Sanskrit on all signboards at platforms. The signboards which have names of railway stations written …

Amit Shah to launch POLNET 2.0

Police communication services in the country are set for a major revamp with Union Home Minister Amit Shah expected to launch an upgraded POLNET 2.0, armed with a robust multi-media facility. The Directorate of Coordination Police Wireless (DCPW) that operates …

Top EU diplomat meets Jaishankar in New Delhi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held bilateral talks with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell and his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor. In his meeting with Borrell, Jaishankar discussed global and regional issues, multilateralism, connectivity and counter …

PM Modi renames Kolkata Port Trust after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated the 150th anniversary of the historic Kolkata Port Trust Renamed the port after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. PM Modi announced at an event at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, “This port will …

Road Safety Week

Maharashtra government’s Road Safety Week begins and will continue till January 17. Which aims to create an awareness among motorists and sensitise them with the traffic rules. This year, the transport department is likely to distribute roses to those caught …

Sri Lanka to buy 500 buses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase 500 buses from India for USD 15 million by utilising the line of credit extended to it during President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‟s visit to New Delhi. The new buses for Sri Lanka Transport Board would be procured …

Lucknow gears up to host 11th DefExpo

The 11th edition of the Defence Expo, scheduled to be held here from February 5 to 8, promises to be the biggest in terms of area and revenue. The exhibition will also highlight emergence of Uttar Pradesh as an attractive …

MP Govt mulling ration at doorstep to elderly living alone

In brief: The government is planning to home delivery ration to elderly people living alone, said food and civil supplies minister Praduymn Singh Tomar. The minister informed that the department has started verifying ration-card holders through the M-Ration Mitra mobile …

Odisha has begun process to update NPR with pilot survey

In brief: Amid a countrywide brouhaha over the implementation of the amended citizenship law, the Odisha government has initiated the process to update the National Population Register (NPR), with the launch of a pilot survey A door-to-door survey would be …

Senior Singaporean Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam call on PM Modi

In brief: Senior Singaporean Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. During the meeting, Mr Modi and Mr Shanmugaratnam expressed satisfaction at the rapid pace of bilateral relations. …

Fuel import of India

India, US close to concluding a trade deal

73 Rajya Sabha Seats to See Election This Year

Govt sets up dedicated desk to look after Ayodhya issue

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

Indore continues to top Swachh Survekshan among cities having ten lakh plus population

India’s forest covers increased by 13,000 sq km

Indian Navy plans to build six nuclear attack submarines

Second run of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express

Delh’s first, Garbage Cafe opens in Najafgarh

Aadhaar becomes mandatory for PMVVY scheme

First detention centre in Karnataka to house illegal immigrants

National Population Register

Jharkhand government formation: Hemant Soren to be CM

Maharashtra CM announces loan waiver upto Rs 2 lakh for farmers

India, China Hold Border Talks, Resolve To Maintain Peace

Proof of date, place, and year of birth: Documents needed if nationwide NRC is implemented

One nation, one ration card

Government approves Rs 436 crore outlay for skilling 4 lakh persons

Govt launches National Broadband Mission

Government releases GST compensation to states

December 31 Last Date To Link Aadhaar With PAN

PM assesses works to clean Ganga

States have no powers to refuse implementation of Citizenship Act

IIT-M to develop technology for power thermal stations

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras is taking up academia-industry collaboration for technology development in thermal power generation using paddy straw as fuel. The tie-up aims to tackle stubble burning, which is often cited as the reason for smog and air pollution …

Inner line permit regime extended to Manipur

Lok Sabha passes bill to extend SC-ST quota in legislatures

Lok Sabha passes Arms (Amendment) Bill

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Purchase of lightweight Rifles

Agreement between the ministry of Defence and the Government of Isreal on the purchase of light weight guns worth Rs 880 crores . It was signed by union minister Rajnath Singh. The indian Army needs it most and it is …

ASEAN Development Bank Funds India of Rs 48000 to fight against Corona

ADB announces Rs 48,000 crore financial assistance to emerging member states to fight against corona. Corona virus has emerged as an international crisis, so faster actions to be taken against the disease. Financial assistance is being provided for the immediate …

The central government has to accept the GST for the Parliamentary development fund

Lok Sabha ministers urged central government to accept freight tax levied by central govt. 5 crores per annum for MPs to carry put development work in their constituencies but it is taxed at 12% Over 25,000 from minority communities in …

India to provide Nepalese Rupees Rs.6.69 crore for constructing three school buildings in Nepal

India on Monday pledged to provide a grant of Nepalese Rupees Rs.6.69 crore to Nepal for the construction of three school buildings and help in creating better facilities for the students. The Embassy of India and the Ministry of Federal …

Zafar Mirza, State Minister of Health of Pakistan cries Kashmir at SAARC meet

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi slammed Pakistan on Sunday for raising Kashmir during the SAARC nations’ video-conference on coronavirus, saying the country deserved to be “quarantined” by the global community. Prime Minister Modi reached out to the eight-member regional grouping …

Vessel Drifts, Collides With INS Karanja Jetty Near Mumbai

A private vessel drifted and collided with a jetty at INS Karanja in Uran in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, some 70 kilometres from Mumbai . The vessel MV Halami Star drifted after its anchor broke, an official said, though he added …

Parliamentary panel approves bill on compulsory registration of NRI marriages

The bill seeks compulsory registration of marriage of Non-Resident Indians within 30 days of marriage in India or abroad respectively. The bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha in February 2019 by the ministry of external affairs in the backdrop of …

Parliament passes amendments to IBC

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. The bill seeks to remove bottlenecks and streamline the corporate insolvency resolution process. It aims to provide protection to new owners of a loan …

Arunachal, J&K, Ladakh integral parts of India

India’s consistent position has been that Arunachal Pradesh and the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are its integral parts and it has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions, the External Affairs Ministry Responding …

Qutb Shahi tombs regain their glory, US envoy Juster delighted

US ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster attended a ceremony for the completion of all major structural components of the new consulate compound in Hyderabad . He announced that the compound would be completed by Fall 2021. Spread across more …

Corona virus: IAF’s C-17 Globe master takes flight from Hindon airport to evacuate Indians from Iran

The government of India has decided to fly a special IAF C-17 Globe master to the Iranian capital city of Tehran . A military transport aircraft, the C-17 Globe master is being used to evacuate Indians stranded in corona virus-affected …

700 MW heavy water reactor planned to be set up

The parlimentary committee suggests Department of Atomic Energy to create 700 MW nuclear reactor . In 2008 India signed a nuclear deal with US In 2008 India signed a nuclear deal with france. This ended the ban on the import …

The people pharmacy event was held delhi

The people pharmacy day was held in delhi and encourages pharmacy professionals to engage and promote activities that elevate and advocate for the role of the pharmacist as competent and adroit members of the healthcare system. Union minister of chemical …

Corrupt Government Staffs will not get Passports, says Government

In February, the Union government informed the Lok Sabha that over 4,000 government employees had been booked in corruption cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the last three years. Government employees under suspension or those who …

IIT Madras researchers design drones to take down ‘rogue’ ones

The AI-powered drone was designed by Vasu Gupta, a final year B.Tech student and Rishabh Vashistha, a project associate. Both are in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras. Researchers in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an …

Cabinet Approves Merger of 10 Public Sector Banks Into Four

The Union cabinet approved the consolidation of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) into four entities, a move aimed at having fewer but stronger lenders in India. “The amalgamation is being done so that customers are able to reap the benefit …

Budget session 2020: Parliament likely to clear bill that brings cooperative banks under RBI control

In a bid to address weaknesses in cooperative banking sector, the Parliament is likely to clear a Bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under the regulation of RBI during the Budget session. The proposed …

Punjab Cabinet okays Lokayukta Bill

The Punjab Cabinet today gave its nod to the draft Punjab Lokayukta Bill permitting prosecution of MLAs, including the CM, if two-thirds of the Assembly approves so. The Congress has 80 MLAs in the Assembly. The Bill, to be tabled …

Budget session 2020: Parliament likely to clear bill that brings cooperative banks under RBI control

In a bid to address weaknesses in cooperative banking sector, the Parliament is likely to clear a Bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under the regulation of RBI during the Budget session. The proposed …

Centre keen on Karaikal-Jaffna ferry service

The Centre is keen to operate ferry services between Karaikal port in the Union Territory and Jaffna port in Sri Lanka as part of its efforts to promote tourism, said Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. A committee …

Kerala to set up foreign language training centre

Foreign language will no longer be a barrier for Keralites seeking job abroad, thanks to an ambitious government initiative. Considering the lack of authorised facilities in the state to impart training in foreign languages, Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants …

Centre keen on Karaikal-Jaffna ferry service

The Centre is keen to operate ferry services between Karaikal port in the Union Territory and Jaffna port in Sri Lanka as part of its efforts to promote tourism, said Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. A committee …

Kerala to set up foreign language training centre

Foreign language will no longer be a barrier for Keralites seeking job abroad, thanks to an ambitious government initiative. Considering the lack of authorised facilities in the state to impart training in foreign languages, Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants …

Mahadayi Magistrate Arbitration Court

Mahadayi Magistrate Arbitration Court The Mahadayi River Water Tribunal on Tuesday ruled that Karnataka will get 13.5 TMC feet of water from the Mahadayi, thus putting an end to the 50-year-old water dispute with Goa, by giving an additional 5 …

India and Myanmar to further strengthen bilateral relations; 10 agreements signed in various fields

India and Myanmar have agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relations. Both sides signed 10 agreements in various fields including infrastructure, energy, communication and health. The agreements were exchanged following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar President U …

Realme X50 Pro, India’s first 5G Phone, launched

The Realme X50 Pro houses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. The Realme X50 Pro comes in three memory variants. The the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs.37,999, the 8GB RAM …

NCW to organise ‘Power Walk’ in Delhi to spread awareness on women’s safety

The National Commission for Women (NCW) will be organising a ‘Power Walk’ in the national capital next week in which rape and acid attack survivors will take part to raise awareness about violence against women and their safety. The National …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cauvery management board meeting

The 25 th meeting of cauvery management board was held by its head Naveen Kumar in New Delhi. With regarding this issue Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puduchery state representatives have participated and submitted the statistics. Our Government is working To Eliminate …

Amit Shah to inaugurate BIMSTEC Nations Meet in Delhi to combat drug trafficking

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah, will be inaugurating the two-day Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking for BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) partner nations in New Delhi tomorrow. It constitutes seven Member States: …

India-Sri Lanka double taxation avoidance pact strengthened

The double taxation avoidance agreement between India and Sri Lanka was amended on Wednesday. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Signing and Ratification of the Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Sri Lanka …

Lok Sabha passes bill to include more tribes in ST category in Karnataka

Parliament passed a bill to include certain tribal communities in Karnataka in the Scheduled Tribe category. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote, while Rajya Sabha has already approved it in …

Supreme Court upholds SC/ST Amendment Act, new law has no provision for anticipatory bail

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018 enacted to nullify the effects of the March 20, 2018 judgment of the court which had diluted the provisions of …

India-Bangladesh rail link to be ready by 2021

The construction of the railway line, between Agartala in Tripura and Akhaura in Bangladesh, will be completed, it will pave the way for running the first train from the northeast to Bangladesh on the eve of the 75th year of …

Andhra Pradesh gets its first Disha Police station

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy inaugurated Disha police station in Rajamahendravaram city to address heinous crimes against women and children in Andhra Pradesh. He also launched the Disha app to help women in distress, and demonstrated how …

India, Portugal exchange seven documents in various fields

The documents were exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Portugal president following delegation level talks between the two leaders in New Delhi. The 7 documents which were exchanged include: 1 – MoU for Cooperation in …

Partial divestment in LIC

In her budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to divest a part of the government‟s stake in Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC) through an initial public offering (IPO). It seems like the government is trying to make the …

Mughal Gardens to open for public from 5 February

The iconic Mughal Garden at the heart of the President’s Estate will be opened to the public from next week, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said. The garden will remain open for the general public from February 5 to March 8 …

India’s third private train to run on Indore-Varanasi route

The third private train of the IRCTC would run between Indore and Varanasi, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said. The overnight train would have the same rakes as those of the Humsafar Express. In the last few months, the …

Indian Neutrino Observatory unit

The Centre reiterated that the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) will be established in picturesque Theni in south Tamil Nadu though there has been opposition to the project by locals. The INO site is not in the eco-sensitive area as identified …

Supreme Court allows relocation of African Cheetah to India

The Supreme Court allowed the introduction of African Cheetah to suitable habitat in India on January 28, 2020. The top court directed that the habitat should be chosen carefully after examining if the animal can adapt to Indian conditions. The …

India International Leather Fair

The 35th edition of India International Leather Fair (IILF) Chennai, will be held the city between January 31 and February 3 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai. The four-day event will see around 15,000 participants from 40 countries. IILF will …

Andhra Pradesh assembly to decide on fate of legislative council

The Andhra Pradesh assembly is all set to decide the fate of the legislative council. The development comes in the wake of the main Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) delaying two bills dealing with the decentralization of Andhra Pradesh‟s capital …

With Apache, Chinook, “Dhanush”, India displays military might at Republic Day parade

Anti-satellite weapon “Shakti”, lethal artillery gun “Dhanush”, and newly-inducted helicopters Apache and Chinook were among the key military assets showcased by India for the first time at the Republic Day parade. Scaled down models of IAF’s Rafale aircraft and Indian …

Govt to sign accord with dreaded Bodo militant group NDFB

The Centre is all set to sign an accord with the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) providing political and economic bonanza, sans the outfit’s key demand of a separate Bodoland state or union territory. The …

UP Govt launches Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana

Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana which will provide financial assistance to family of farmers who die or become handicapped while working in fields. That government has also decided to implement Mukhyamantri Paryatan Samvardhan Yojana to …

“One nation, one ration card” scheme to be implemented by June 1 across India

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced that the „One Nation, One Ration Card‟ scheme will be implemented by June 1 across the country. We will implement the „One Nation, One Ration Card‟ scheme by June 1 in the whole country. …

Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan president

India pledged a 50 million dollars as assistance to Sri Lanka as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed a range of bilateral issues. Doval arrived in Colombo on an official visit during which he …

Indian Railways to replace Urdu with Sanskrit on station signboards in Uttarakhand

The Railway ministry is now doing its bit to promote the use of Sanskrit in Uttarakhand. Railway officials have decided to replace Urdu language with Sanskrit on all signboards at platforms. The signboards which have names of railway stations written …

Amit Shah to launch POLNET 2.0

Police communication services in the country are set for a major revamp with Union Home Minister Amit Shah expected to launch an upgraded POLNET 2.0, armed with a robust multi-media facility. The Directorate of Coordination Police Wireless (DCPW) that operates …

Top EU diplomat meets Jaishankar in New Delhi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held bilateral talks with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell and his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor. In his meeting with Borrell, Jaishankar discussed global and regional issues, multilateralism, connectivity and counter …

PM Modi renames Kolkata Port Trust after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated the 150th anniversary of the historic Kolkata Port Trust Renamed the port after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. PM Modi announced at an event at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, “This port will …

Road Safety Week

Maharashtra government’s Road Safety Week begins and will continue till January 17. Which aims to create an awareness among motorists and sensitise them with the traffic rules. This year, the transport department is likely to distribute roses to those caught …

Sri Lanka to buy 500 buses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase 500 buses from India for USD 15 million by utilising the line of credit extended to it during President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‟s visit to New Delhi. The new buses for Sri Lanka Transport Board would be procured …

Lucknow gears up to host 11th DefExpo

The 11th edition of the Defence Expo, scheduled to be held here from February 5 to 8, promises to be the biggest in terms of area and revenue. The exhibition will also highlight emergence of Uttar Pradesh as an attractive …

MP Govt mulling ration at doorstep to elderly living alone

In brief: The government is planning to home delivery ration to elderly people living alone, said food and civil supplies minister Praduymn Singh Tomar. The minister informed that the department has started verifying ration-card holders through the M-Ration Mitra mobile …

Odisha has begun process to update NPR with pilot survey

In brief: Amid a countrywide brouhaha over the implementation of the amended citizenship law, the Odisha government has initiated the process to update the National Population Register (NPR), with the launch of a pilot survey A door-to-door survey would be …

Senior Singaporean Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam call on PM Modi

In brief: Senior Singaporean Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. During the meeting, Mr Modi and Mr Shanmugaratnam expressed satisfaction at the rapid pace of bilateral relations. …

Fuel import of India

India, US close to concluding a trade deal

73 Rajya Sabha Seats to See Election This Year

Govt sets up dedicated desk to look after Ayodhya issue

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

Indore continues to top Swachh Survekshan among cities having ten lakh plus population

India’s forest covers increased by 13,000 sq km

Indian Navy plans to build six nuclear attack submarines

Second run of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express

Delh’s first, Garbage Cafe opens in Najafgarh

Aadhaar becomes mandatory for PMVVY scheme

First detention centre in Karnataka to house illegal immigrants

National Population Register

Jharkhand government formation: Hemant Soren to be CM

Maharashtra CM announces loan waiver upto Rs 2 lakh for farmers

India, China Hold Border Talks, Resolve To Maintain Peace

Proof of date, place, and year of birth: Documents needed if nationwide NRC is implemented

One nation, one ration card

Government approves Rs 436 crore outlay for skilling 4 lakh persons

Govt launches National Broadband Mission

Government releases GST compensation to states

December 31 Last Date To Link Aadhaar With PAN

PM assesses works to clean Ganga

States have no powers to refuse implementation of Citizenship Act

IIT-M to develop technology for power thermal stations

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras is taking up academia-industry collaboration for technology development in thermal power generation using paddy straw as fuel. The tie-up aims to tackle stubble burning, which is often cited as the reason for smog and air pollution …

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Lok Sabha passes bill to extend SC-ST quota in legislatures

Lok Sabha passes Arms (Amendment) Bill

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Purchase of lightweight Rifles

Agreement between the ministry of Defence and the Government of Isreal on the purchase of light weight guns worth Rs 880 crores . It was signed by union minister Rajnath Singh. The indian Army needs it most and it is …

ASEAN Development Bank Funds India of Rs 48000 to fight against Corona

ADB announces Rs 48,000 crore financial assistance to emerging member states to fight against corona. Corona virus has emerged as an international crisis, so faster actions to be taken against the disease. Financial assistance is being provided for the immediate …

The central government has to accept the GST for the Parliamentary development fund

Lok Sabha ministers urged central government to accept freight tax levied by central govt. 5 crores per annum for MPs to carry put development work in their constituencies but it is taxed at 12% Over 25,000 from minority communities in …

India to provide Nepalese Rupees Rs.6.69 crore for constructing three school buildings in Nepal

India on Monday pledged to provide a grant of Nepalese Rupees Rs.6.69 crore to Nepal for the construction of three school buildings and help in creating better facilities for the students. The Embassy of India and the Ministry of Federal …

Zafar Mirza, State Minister of Health of Pakistan cries Kashmir at SAARC meet

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi slammed Pakistan on Sunday for raising Kashmir during the SAARC nations’ video-conference on coronavirus, saying the country deserved to be “quarantined” by the global community. Prime Minister Modi reached out to the eight-member regional grouping …

Vessel Drifts, Collides With INS Karanja Jetty Near Mumbai

A private vessel drifted and collided with a jetty at INS Karanja in Uran in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, some 70 kilometres from Mumbai . The vessel MV Halami Star drifted after its anchor broke, an official said, though he added …

Parliamentary panel approves bill on compulsory registration of NRI marriages

The bill seeks compulsory registration of marriage of Non-Resident Indians within 30 days of marriage in India or abroad respectively. The bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha in February 2019 by the ministry of external affairs in the backdrop of …

Parliament passes amendments to IBC

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. The bill seeks to remove bottlenecks and streamline the corporate insolvency resolution process. It aims to provide protection to new owners of a loan …

Arunachal, J&K, Ladakh integral parts of India

India’s consistent position has been that Arunachal Pradesh and the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are its integral parts and it has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions, the External Affairs Ministry Responding …

Qutb Shahi tombs regain their glory, US envoy Juster delighted

US ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster attended a ceremony for the completion of all major structural components of the new consulate compound in Hyderabad . He announced that the compound would be completed by Fall 2021. Spread across more …

Corona virus: IAF’s C-17 Globe master takes flight from Hindon airport to evacuate Indians from Iran

The government of India has decided to fly a special IAF C-17 Globe master to the Iranian capital city of Tehran . A military transport aircraft, the C-17 Globe master is being used to evacuate Indians stranded in corona virus-affected …

700 MW heavy water reactor planned to be set up

The parlimentary committee suggests Department of Atomic Energy to create 700 MW nuclear reactor . In 2008 India signed a nuclear deal with US In 2008 India signed a nuclear deal with france. This ended the ban on the import …

The people pharmacy event was held delhi

The people pharmacy day was held in delhi and encourages pharmacy professionals to engage and promote activities that elevate and advocate for the role of the pharmacist as competent and adroit members of the healthcare system. Union minister of chemical …

Corrupt Government Staffs will not get Passports, says Government

In February, the Union government informed the Lok Sabha that over 4,000 government employees had been booked in corruption cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the last three years. Government employees under suspension or those who …

IIT Madras researchers design drones to take down ‘rogue’ ones

The AI-powered drone was designed by Vasu Gupta, a final year B.Tech student and Rishabh Vashistha, a project associate. Both are in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras. Researchers in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an …

Cabinet Approves Merger of 10 Public Sector Banks Into Four

The Union cabinet approved the consolidation of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) into four entities, a move aimed at having fewer but stronger lenders in India. “The amalgamation is being done so that customers are able to reap the benefit …

Budget session 2020: Parliament likely to clear bill that brings cooperative banks under RBI control

In a bid to address weaknesses in cooperative banking sector, the Parliament is likely to clear a Bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under the regulation of RBI during the Budget session. The proposed …

Punjab Cabinet okays Lokayukta Bill

The Punjab Cabinet today gave its nod to the draft Punjab Lokayukta Bill permitting prosecution of MLAs, including the CM, if two-thirds of the Assembly approves so. The Congress has 80 MLAs in the Assembly. The Bill, to be tabled …

Budget session 2020: Parliament likely to clear bill that brings cooperative banks under RBI control

In a bid to address weaknesses in cooperative banking sector, the Parliament is likely to clear a Bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under the regulation of RBI during the Budget session. The proposed …

Centre keen on Karaikal-Jaffna ferry service

The Centre is keen to operate ferry services between Karaikal port in the Union Territory and Jaffna port in Sri Lanka as part of its efforts to promote tourism, said Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. A committee …

Kerala to set up foreign language training centre

Foreign language will no longer be a barrier for Keralites seeking job abroad, thanks to an ambitious government initiative. Considering the lack of authorised facilities in the state to impart training in foreign languages, Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants …

Centre keen on Karaikal-Jaffna ferry service

The Centre is keen to operate ferry services between Karaikal port in the Union Territory and Jaffna port in Sri Lanka as part of its efforts to promote tourism, said Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. A committee …

Kerala to set up foreign language training centre

Foreign language will no longer be a barrier for Keralites seeking job abroad, thanks to an ambitious government initiative. Considering the lack of authorised facilities in the state to impart training in foreign languages, Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants …

Mahadayi Magistrate Arbitration Court

Mahadayi Magistrate Arbitration Court The Mahadayi River Water Tribunal on Tuesday ruled that Karnataka will get 13.5 TMC feet of water from the Mahadayi, thus putting an end to the 50-year-old water dispute with Goa, by giving an additional 5 …

India and Myanmar to further strengthen bilateral relations; 10 agreements signed in various fields

India and Myanmar have agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relations. Both sides signed 10 agreements in various fields including infrastructure, energy, communication and health. The agreements were exchanged following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar President U …

Realme X50 Pro, India’s first 5G Phone, launched

The Realme X50 Pro houses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. The Realme X50 Pro comes in three memory variants. The the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs.37,999, the 8GB RAM …

NCW to organise ‘Power Walk’ in Delhi to spread awareness on women’s safety

The National Commission for Women (NCW) will be organising a ‘Power Walk’ in the national capital next week in which rape and acid attack survivors will take part to raise awareness about violence against women and their safety. The National …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cauvery management board meeting

The 25 th meeting of cauvery management board was held by its head Naveen Kumar in New Delhi. With regarding this issue Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puduchery state representatives have participated and submitted the statistics. Our Government is working To Eliminate …

Amit Shah to inaugurate BIMSTEC Nations Meet in Delhi to combat drug trafficking

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah, will be inaugurating the two-day Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking for BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) partner nations in New Delhi tomorrow. It constitutes seven Member States: …

India-Sri Lanka double taxation avoidance pact strengthened

The double taxation avoidance agreement between India and Sri Lanka was amended on Wednesday. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Signing and Ratification of the Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Sri Lanka …

Lok Sabha passes bill to include more tribes in ST category in Karnataka

Parliament passed a bill to include certain tribal communities in Karnataka in the Scheduled Tribe category. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote, while Rajya Sabha has already approved it in …

Supreme Court upholds SC/ST Amendment Act, new law has no provision for anticipatory bail

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018 enacted to nullify the effects of the March 20, 2018 judgment of the court which had diluted the provisions of …

India-Bangladesh rail link to be ready by 2021

The construction of the railway line, between Agartala in Tripura and Akhaura in Bangladesh, will be completed, it will pave the way for running the first train from the northeast to Bangladesh on the eve of the 75th year of …

Andhra Pradesh gets its first Disha Police station

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy inaugurated Disha police station in Rajamahendravaram city to address heinous crimes against women and children in Andhra Pradesh. He also launched the Disha app to help women in distress, and demonstrated how …

India, Portugal exchange seven documents in various fields

The documents were exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Portugal president following delegation level talks between the two leaders in New Delhi. The 7 documents which were exchanged include: 1 – MoU for Cooperation in …

Partial divestment in LIC

In her budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to divest a part of the government‟s stake in Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC) through an initial public offering (IPO). It seems like the government is trying to make the …

Mughal Gardens to open for public from 5 February

The iconic Mughal Garden at the heart of the President’s Estate will be opened to the public from next week, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said. The garden will remain open for the general public from February 5 to March 8 …

India’s third private train to run on Indore-Varanasi route

The third private train of the IRCTC would run between Indore and Varanasi, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said. The overnight train would have the same rakes as those of the Humsafar Express. In the last few months, the …

Indian Neutrino Observatory unit

The Centre reiterated that the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) will be established in picturesque Theni in south Tamil Nadu though there has been opposition to the project by locals. The INO site is not in the eco-sensitive area as identified …

Supreme Court allows relocation of African Cheetah to India

The Supreme Court allowed the introduction of African Cheetah to suitable habitat in India on January 28, 2020. The top court directed that the habitat should be chosen carefully after examining if the animal can adapt to Indian conditions. The …

India International Leather Fair

The 35th edition of India International Leather Fair (IILF) Chennai, will be held the city between January 31 and February 3 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai. The four-day event will see around 15,000 participants from 40 countries. IILF will …

Andhra Pradesh assembly to decide on fate of legislative council

The Andhra Pradesh assembly is all set to decide the fate of the legislative council. The development comes in the wake of the main Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) delaying two bills dealing with the decentralization of Andhra Pradesh‟s capital …

With Apache, Chinook, “Dhanush”, India displays military might at Republic Day parade

Anti-satellite weapon “Shakti”, lethal artillery gun “Dhanush”, and newly-inducted helicopters Apache and Chinook were among the key military assets showcased by India for the first time at the Republic Day parade. Scaled down models of IAF’s Rafale aircraft and Indian …

Govt to sign accord with dreaded Bodo militant group NDFB

The Centre is all set to sign an accord with the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) providing political and economic bonanza, sans the outfit’s key demand of a separate Bodoland state or union territory. The …

UP Govt launches Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana

Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana which will provide financial assistance to family of farmers who die or become handicapped while working in fields. That government has also decided to implement Mukhyamantri Paryatan Samvardhan Yojana to …

“One nation, one ration card” scheme to be implemented by June 1 across India

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced that the „One Nation, One Ration Card‟ scheme will be implemented by June 1 across the country. We will implement the „One Nation, One Ration Card‟ scheme by June 1 in the whole country. …

Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan president

India pledged a 50 million dollars as assistance to Sri Lanka as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed a range of bilateral issues. Doval arrived in Colombo on an official visit during which he …

Indian Railways to replace Urdu with Sanskrit on station signboards in Uttarakhand

The Railway ministry is now doing its bit to promote the use of Sanskrit in Uttarakhand. Railway officials have decided to replace Urdu language with Sanskrit on all signboards at platforms. The signboards which have names of railway stations written …

Amit Shah to launch POLNET 2.0

Police communication services in the country are set for a major revamp with Union Home Minister Amit Shah expected to launch an upgraded POLNET 2.0, armed with a robust multi-media facility. The Directorate of Coordination Police Wireless (DCPW) that operates …

Top EU diplomat meets Jaishankar in New Delhi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held bilateral talks with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell and his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor. In his meeting with Borrell, Jaishankar discussed global and regional issues, multilateralism, connectivity and counter …

PM Modi renames Kolkata Port Trust after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated the 150th anniversary of the historic Kolkata Port Trust Renamed the port after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. PM Modi announced at an event at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, “This port will …

Road Safety Week

Maharashtra government’s Road Safety Week begins and will continue till January 17. Which aims to create an awareness among motorists and sensitise them with the traffic rules. This year, the transport department is likely to distribute roses to those caught …

Sri Lanka to buy 500 buses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase 500 buses from India for USD 15 million by utilising the line of credit extended to it during President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‟s visit to New Delhi. The new buses for Sri Lanka Transport Board would be procured …

Lucknow gears up to host 11th DefExpo

The 11th edition of the Defence Expo, scheduled to be held here from February 5 to 8, promises to be the biggest in terms of area and revenue. The exhibition will also highlight emergence of Uttar Pradesh as an attractive …

MP Govt mulling ration at doorstep to elderly living alone

In brief: The government is planning to home delivery ration to elderly people living alone, said food and civil supplies minister Praduymn Singh Tomar. The minister informed that the department has started verifying ration-card holders through the M-Ration Mitra mobile …

Odisha has begun process to update NPR with pilot survey

In brief: Amid a countrywide brouhaha over the implementation of the amended citizenship law, the Odisha government has initiated the process to update the National Population Register (NPR), with the launch of a pilot survey A door-to-door survey would be …

Senior Singaporean Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam call on PM Modi

In brief: Senior Singaporean Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. During the meeting, Mr Modi and Mr Shanmugaratnam expressed satisfaction at the rapid pace of bilateral relations. …

Fuel import of India

India, US close to concluding a trade deal

73 Rajya Sabha Seats to See Election This Year

Govt sets up dedicated desk to look after Ayodhya issue

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

Indore continues to top Swachh Survekshan among cities having ten lakh plus population

India’s forest covers increased by 13,000 sq km

Indian Navy plans to build six nuclear attack submarines

Second run of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express

Delh’s first, Garbage Cafe opens in Najafgarh

Aadhaar becomes mandatory for PMVVY scheme

First detention centre in Karnataka to house illegal immigrants

National Population Register

Jharkhand government formation: Hemant Soren to be CM

Maharashtra CM announces loan waiver upto Rs 2 lakh for farmers

India, China Hold Border Talks, Resolve To Maintain Peace

Proof of date, place, and year of birth: Documents needed if nationwide NRC is implemented

One nation, one ration card

Government approves Rs 436 crore outlay for skilling 4 lakh persons

Govt launches National Broadband Mission

Government releases GST compensation to states

December 31 Last Date To Link Aadhaar With PAN

PM assesses works to clean Ganga

States have no powers to refuse implementation of Citizenship Act

IIT-M to develop technology for power thermal stations

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras is taking up academia-industry collaboration for technology development in thermal power generation using paddy straw as fuel. The tie-up aims to tackle stubble burning, which is often cited as the reason for smog and air pollution …

Inner line permit regime extended to Manipur

Lok Sabha passes bill to extend SC-ST quota in legislatures

Lok Sabha passes Arms (Amendment) Bill

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