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Cyclists plan ‘memorial ride’ to press demand for infrastructure

Cycling is a passion for many, and it is a way to fitness too. With rising numbers of vehicles on the road, the government encourages this environment-friendly mode of transportation, but it comes with numerous challenges. An accident last month o

“World headed towards stagflation; India must take care of the poor”

As the post-pandemic fallout and geopolitical uncertainty slows down global economies and sanctions against some nations, energy crisis and inflation are adding to the troubles, India is projected to be decoupled from world economy and fare better

BMC commissioner Chahal conferred with hon. doctorate

BMC commissioner and administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal has been conferred with a Honorary Doctor of Science Degree (honoris causa) by Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, Punjab. Chahal was conferred the degree during the 48th conv

Sebi to have two-track approach on ESG

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) aims to use a two-track approach on environmental social and corporate governance (ESG). Addressing a conference on ‘ESG for Atmanirbhar Bharat` in Mumbai, Sebi chairperson Madhabi

Accuracy more important than speed in news: Anurag Thakur

Presenting authentic information is the prime responsibility of media and that facts should be properly checked before they are put in the public domain, union minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur has said. “

FM concludes pre-budget consultations

Union minister for finance and corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has concluded the pre-budget consultation meetings for Budget 2023-24 that were held from November 21 to 28 in the virtual mode. More than 110 invitees representing

Coal production rises by 18% to 448 MT

The total coal production in the country stands at 448 million tonnes (MT) for the month of October 2022 which is 18% higher than the production of the corresponding period of last year. The growth of coal production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) is a

Plastic is no longer a waste management issue

Plastic is arguably the most ubiquitous material of our times. In this Age of Plastic, it might seem its use can’t go up any further – and yet it keeps going. Between 2000 and 2015, global production of plastic increased by a whopping

Celebrating the Ganit of Protein!

“Why is the child growing?” is the question that bothers a lot many in the administration. The answer, to be honest, is to be discovered via science, and less via what we call ‘effective administration’. Eventually, it will

Trying to achieve work-life balance? Here’s some advice

The untapped potential of every individual is the biggest tragedy of the human race. The primary reason for

Getting to know Indian history’s heroes better

Bravehearts of Bharat: Vignettes from Indian History By Vikram Sampath Penguin, 334 pages, Rs 799

To bring in transparency, Mumbai starts MYBMC Building ID project

To bring in transparency in operations as well as provide up-to date and real-time information to citizens, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will now issue Building Identification Numbers to all buildings under its jurisdiction where ev

178 species of birds documented in Nagaland for the first time

As many as 178 species of birds have been recorded in Nagaland by 18 eBirders during a first-of-its-kind event over four days this month. They have also uploaded 84 checklists to eBird-an online platform to record bird observations

How to cultivate the art of meditation

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is one of the key texts for spiritual seekers. While there are countless translations and commentaries, Vasudev Murthy’s ‘Yoga Sutra Simplified – A Searching Adventure With Patanjali’ (Jaico Book

Record seizures made ahead of Gujarat, Himachal assembly polls

The comprehensive planning, reviews and follow-ups by the Election Commission of India (ECI) involving active participation of enforcement agencies have led to record seizures in the ongoing assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

India’s first national repository for life science data dedicated to the nation

India’s first national repository for life science data, ‘Indian Biological Data Center’ (IBDC), established at Faridabad, Haryana, was dedicated to the nation on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, union minister

What it means to grow up with adversity and thrive

When We Thrive, Our World Thrives: Stories of Young People Growing Up With Adversity By Dr. Connie K. Chung with Vishal Talreja Notion Press, 311 pages, Rs 499 (paperback)/Rs 210 (Kindle)

India offers expertise as Mangrove Alliance for Climate is launched

As the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) was launched on the sidelines of the COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, India’s environment minister Bhupender Yadav expressed commitment to the conservation and restoration of these natural ecosystem

Snow leopard spotted in upper reaches of Kashmir

Snow leopard, the elusive great cat, has finally been spotted in Kashmir, bringing cheers to the conservation community. Researchers from Nature Conservation Foundation have recorded images of snow leopard in the upper Baltal-Zojila

Cyber frauds: better law, enforcement needed

The RBI report for the year ended March 2022 has said that card and internet frauds worth $1.55 billion were reported in 3,596 cases. Yet, another RBI report says that in the past seven years India lost at least Rs 100 crore to banking frauds and

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


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