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Delhi has been getting hotter since 2020

A steep rise has been recorded over the past three years in pre-monsoon surface air temperature, land surface temperature and relative humidity in Delhi/NCR, whereas there is no such increase in relative humidity. This is a cause of

Indians are living longer – more so in Delhi, Punjab and Uttarakhand

Average life expectancy at birth has been increasing in India over the past half century, along with progress in healthcare facilities. It has gone up from 49.7 during 1970-75 to 69.7 during 2015-19, registering an increase of 20 years.

Ashish Kumar Chauhan quits BSE, joins NSE as MD &CEO

Ashish Kumar Chauhan on Tuesday assumed charge as managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Chauhan resigned from his last position -Managing Director and CEO of BSE and was relieved of his role

Cyber fraud cases on the rise again in India

The cases of cyber fraud are rising again in India, after a dip in the first year of the pandemic, official figures show. In 2021-22, there were 13,951 cases of fraud, involving an amount of Rs 76.49 crore with extent of loss placed

Swiss Challenge Method in auction of bank loans

The 2020 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for their pioneering work in the auction theory. Milgrom developed bidding strategies in which bidders could learn about each other’s expected value which result

Droupadi Murmu: First President born in independent India

Droupadi Murmu became the 15th president of India, when Chief Justice N. V. Ramana administered the oath of office to her in the Central Hall of parliament on Monday. In her address to the nation on the assumption of office, Murmu spoke of the dem

ISRO too wants to develop space tourism

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is in the process of developing indigenous capabilities towards space tourism through the demonstration of human space flight capability to low earth orbit (LEO). In a written reply to a

83.42 crore internet subscribers in India

At least 83.42 crore people in India are connected with the internet, according to the latest available figures shared by the government in parliament Wednesday. As per the latest ‘The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indic

India’s bioeconomy to touch $300B by 2030

Bioeconomy will be key to India’s future economy over the next 25 years, says union minister of state (independent charge) science and technology Dr Jitendra Singh. Releasing ‘India’s Bioeconomy Report 2022’

Rain batters Maharashtra, Mumbai on yellow alert today

An orange alert is issued in Palghar, Pune and Satara, while a yellow alert is issued for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Nashik, Kolhapur, Akola, Amravati, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Washim,

Orange alert in Mumbai with intense to very intense rain spells

A ‘red alert’ has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for six districts – Satara, Palghar, Raigad, Nashik, Pune and Nanded – of Maharashtra, while Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Lat

‘BMC’s primary healthcare infrastructure inadequate for Mumbai’s population’

Praja Foundation’s latest report on the ‘State of Health in Mumbai’ finds an urgent need for the BMC to shore up and strengthen its primary healthcare centres and allocate towards this a fair budget. In accordance

‘Pune Police manages larger area with less force than Mumbai’

Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta has said that though the city with more than 1,000 square km in area is bigger than Mumbai, it currently has a police force of around 8000 policemen compared to 48,000 policemen in Mumbai. In

Gadkari urges use of ethanol as preferred fuel of future

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has urged people to use ethanol as the preferred fuel in future. He said that compared to Rs 115 per litre for petrol, ethanol at Rs 64 per litre would prove to be a very cost-effective

Agniveer recruitment rally in Thane from Sep 20

An army recruitment rally will be held at Shri Abdul Kalam Azad Sports Stadium, Kausa Valley Mumbra, in the Thane district of Maharashtra from September 20 to October 10. The recruitment rally to be held by Army Recruiting Office, M

Why these kids now rush to anganwadi on their own

Few people would have heard of Wawna village in Maharashtra. Situated 20 km away from the sub-district headquarters Phulambri, and 50 km from the district headquarters in Aurangabad, Wawna panchayat is spread across 385 hectares. According to the

NCP’s Ajit Pawar is LoP in Maharashtra assembly

After the Bharatiya Janta Party orchestrated rebellion in the Shiv Sena partly led by Eknath Shinde who took away with him a majority of MLAs, the Eknath Shinde-BJP government proved majority in the state assembly floor test, crossing  the mi

Who is Eknath Shinde, the auto driver who became CM?

Hailing from Satara district of Maharashtra, Eknath Sambhaji Shinde had to leave his education midway to financially support his family. He worked as an auto rickshaw driver, a lorry driver and also said to have worked in a brewery before he came

Metro 3 car shed to stay at Aarey, say new CM Shinde

Former Maharashtra chief minister Davendra Fadnavis stunned all at a press conference Thursday and named Eknath Shinde, the rebel MLA from Shiv Sena, as the next chief minister. Though Fadnavis said he would stay out of the government, a few hours

Uddhav Thackeray resigns as chief minister of Maharashtra

Minutes after the Supreme Court ordered a floor test on Wednesday night, Uddhav Thackeray in a televised address resigned as the chief minister of Maharashtra and also as a member of legislative council (MLC). He later drove down to Raj Bhavan and

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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