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Free food grains for 81.35 cr beneficiaries for five years

The central government will provide free food grains to about 81.35 crore beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for a period of five years with effect from January 1, 2024, the cabinet decided on Wednesday.

“I wrote ‘Survival at Stake’ to provide food for thought about solutions”

Survival at Stake: How Our Treatment of Animals Is Key to Human Existence By Poorva Joshipura HarperCollins, 328 pages, Rs 499 With science now recognising animal consciousness, intelligence,

Demystifying Contemporary Finance Theory and other lessons in investment

Investing Decoded: Simple Path To Building A Portfolio In Millions By Anirudh Rathore Penguin India, 320 pages, Rs 499

Deepfake: India to prepare four-point action plan

Deepfake has emerged as a serious threat to democracy and social institutions across the world. Propagation of deepfake content via social media platforms has aggravated this challenge. Ministry of Electronics and Information Techno

Seizures worth Rs. 1,760 crore reported in five poll-bound states

The Election Commission of India’s persistent efforts have led to a significant and exponential increase in seizures in the five poll-going states of Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana. Seizures over Rs 1,760 cror

The Art of Empathy and Compassion

The Happiness Story By Savi Sharma HarperCollins, 304 pages, Rs 299

PM condemns killings of civilians in Israel-Hamas conflict

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the killing of civilians in the Israel-Hamas war and underlined the need for restraint, dialogue and diplomacy for finding a way out of the conflict. “For global prosperity, ‘sa

India’s overall exports up by 9.43% in October

India’s overall exports (Merchandise and Services combined) in October 2023 (by quick estimates) is estimated to be $62.26 billion, exhibiting a positive growth of 9.43% over October 2022. Overall imports in October 2023 is estimated to be $

Virat Kohli: The Hero of New Age Cricket

Indian Cricket: Then and Now Edited by Venkat Sundaram HarperSports/HarperCollins, 342 pages, Rs 599.00

NGO calls for rethink over mist fountains to control air pollution

With air pollutions levels shooting up over the last few days and the city of Pune recording a PM 2.5 concentration currently, 6.4 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value, Parisar, a Pune-based environmental organisation, has raised conce

Should MSP be made legal?

Regulating Agricultural Markets in India: A Smallholder Perspective By Sukhpal Singh Orient BlackSwan, 208 pages, Rs 580

Preserving India`s Cinematic Legacy

As part of the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM), the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) will restore several significant films in a variety of Indian languages that are part of Indian cinema`s rich history. Passage

Move to curb film piracy: Nodal Officers to take action against piracy

With the issue of piracy causing losses of Rs 20,000 crore annually to the Indian film industry, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has now established institutional mechanism of Nodal Officers to receive complaints against piracy

REC reports highest-ever quarterly net profit of Rs 3,773 crore

State-run REC Limited, a Maharatna  company, on Wednesday declared its second interim dividend of Rs 3.5 per share for FY2024. Earlier, in August, the company’s board had approved its first interim dividend of Rs 3 per share for the cur

How to balance professional and material life

Questions You Always Wanted to Ask By Swami Mukundananda Rupa Publications, 216 pages, Rs 295

“India is one and indivisible”: Recalling Sardar Patel’s inspiring words

A Plain, Blunt Man: The Essential Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Edited by Urvish Kothari Aleph, 328 pages, Rs 799

Former CEC’s book on India’s democracy is an indispensable reading

India’s Experiment with Democracy: The Life of a Nation through its Elections By S. Y. Quraishi HarperCollins, 560 pages, Rs 699

Mumbai civic body seeks to control air pollution

With Mumbai’s Air Quality Index (AQI) hitting 300 this week and surpassing the worst levels of the national capital of Delhi, the city has been engulfed by thick smog posing serious threat to respiratory health of citizens. In

511 Grameen Kaushalya Vikas Kendras launched in Maharashtra

To provide employment opportunities to rural youth of the country, prime minister Narendra Modi has launched 511 Pramod Mahajan Grameen Kaushalya Vikas Kendras in Maharashtra. The Grameen Kaushalya Vikas Kendras will conduct skill d

Addl instalment of DA, dearness relief approved for central govt employees

The union cabinet, chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2023 representing an increa

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


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