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How did the 17th Lok Sabha perform?

As many as 240 bills were introduced in the 17th Lok Sabha, and 222 of them were passed, while 11 bills were withdrawn and 6 bills remain pending; 1 bill was assented. During this Lok Sabha, on average, 559 MPs have asked 165 questions and attende

Startup Mahākumbh witnesses record-breaking participation

Startup Mahakumbh, India`s largest and first-of-its-kind startup event, registered record participation, serving as a vibrant platform for all stakeholders in the Indian startup ecosystem. The confluence of stakeholders and experts

Lok Sabha polls from April 19, results on June 4

The poll season began on Saturday officially, with the Election Commission of India announcing the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections, along with the elections of the assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim as well a

Government approves E-vehicle policy

The union government has approved a scheme to promote India as a manufacturing destination so that e-vehicles (EV) with the latest technology can be manufactured in the country. The policy is designed to attract investments in the e-vehicle space

Soumya Swaminathan honoured with Yashwantrao Chavan award

Soumya Swaminathan, former chief scientist of World Health Organisation (WHO), has said that more than pandemic, climate change is the concern to respect not only for our health but our very existence. “More and more young pe

Mumbai Coastal Road opens for public

The right-hand side (RHS) of the Coastal Road, named ‘Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Sambhaji Maharaj Coastal Road’, linking Worli Sea Face and Marine Drive, has opened for cars and buses at 8 am Tuesday. The coastal road of

Large part of national parties’ income from ‘unknown sources’

Between FY 2004-05 and 2022-23, the national political parties collected Rs 19,083.08 crore from unknown sources, according to an analysis made by the Association for Democratic Reforms. During FY 2022-23, BJP declared Rs 1,400.23

New study reveals comparative immunogenicity of 2 Covid vaccines

A study by a consortium of eleven institutes, led by scientists from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, compares the immunogenicity of Covishield(™) and Covaxin® -- two primary COVID-19 vaccines widely used in

India makes a mark in global bird count event

In the recently held Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), India has done well, uploading the second-highest number of checklists and the third-highest species of any country. Over the four days of GBBC, Indian birdwatchers uploaded over 61,000 checkl

Lost in Transmission: Why calls ‘drop’, what can be done about it

Random call drops across cellular networks has been a major nuisance for consumers. Despite the advent of technologies like 4G, 5G and users upgrading their phones, they continue face the same old problem of call drops. Earlier, with 2G, calling w

India’s Semiconductor Mission takes giant leap

The union cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of three semiconductor units under ‘Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystems in India’. Involving a total investment of nearly Rs 1.26 lakh crore, the t

Mumbai Airport: Less congestion, fewer delays, says MoCA

Mumbai is one of busiest airports in India, handling a large volume of domestic and international flights including military, non-scheduled and general aviation flights. Mumbai`s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (C

“900 tenders worth Rs 150 crore?” For ward-level works: BMC

BrihanMumbai municipal corporation is floating nearly 900 tenders worth of Rs 150 crore in the next 10 days, but that is only for ward-level civic works, the BMC clarified on Monday, reacting to reports in a section of media.   

Elections 2024: Banks, post offices to chip in for voter education

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two prominent organisations, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Department of Posts (DoP), to amplify it

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors S

World’s biggest bird-a-thon begins in India

During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers

Comments sought on Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advt in Coaching Sector

The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Departm

Electoral bond scheme unconstitutional: Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprisin

Pioneering work in women’s empowerment brings windfall for Naveen Patnaik

One day in 1997, during an interaction with a group of rural women, collector of Odisha’s Ganjam district, Santosh Satpathy – a Jharkhand cadre officer who was on deputation to Odisha – and his colleagues, could clearly notice th

How challenging ‘Just Energy Transition’ is for Maharashtra

With largest coal-based thermal power fleet and automobile manufacturing and the third largest number of factories directly dependent on fossil fuels in the country, Maharashtra accounts for 10% of India’s GHG emissions. The s

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


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