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Amitabh Kant gets extension as CEO NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant has granted further extension for another year (upto 30 June 2022) or until further orders. He was given extension in the present capacity in 2019 till June 30, 2021.

Deshmukh seeks copy of ECIR for appearance before ED

Citing non-supply of a copy of the ‘enforcement case information report’ (ECIR) and related documents, former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday did not make personal appearance before the Enforcement Directorat

51.81% children in Mumbai have antibodies

Every other child in Mumbai has Covid-19 antibodies, according to a sero survey of SARS-COV2 conducted on paediatric population, which is feared to be especially vulnerable if and when any third wave comes. The survey has found tha

Maharashtra tightens relaxations amid rising threat of Delta Plus variant

In view of the novel coronavirus undergoing mutations in different geographies and displaying increased transmissibility and potential reductions in monoclonal antibody response, the Maharashtra government on Friday tightened relaxations after mon

‘Indian media powerful but suffers perception issues’

Lamenting that in the race to catch eyeballs with sensational news, tabloid journalism has got mixed up with serious journalism, senior journalist and Padma Shri awardee Alok Mehta has said that credibility perception of Indian media has gone down

India’s vaccination coverage crosses 30-crore landmark

In a milestone achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 30 crores. A total of 30,16,26,028 vaccine doses have been administered through 40,45,516 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am Thursday. As

How a portal saved 2,000 lives by connecting patients with dialysis centres

As the city of Mumbai went into the lockdown in March 2020, those who were on permanent dialysis and caught Covid infection or suspected to have been infected were badly in need of dialysis treatment. At the same time a large number of pat

Tamil Nadu constitutes `Economic Advisory Council` with nobel laureates

The Tamil Nadu government has announced the `Economic Advisory Council` to the Chief Minister comprising Nobel laureates, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of Reserve Bank of India and various other economic experts from around the globe to advise t

Kashmir valley railway stations get rail Wi-Fi network

 All 15 Kashmir Valley Railway Stations, including Srinagar, have now got integrated with 6021 Station Wi-Fi Network of Indian Railways. Public Wi-Fi, provided under the brand name of RailWire, is a

PM launches M-Yoga app on 7th International Yoga Day

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched the ‘WHO M-Yoga’ App while addressing the occasion of the 7th International Day of Yoga. M-Yoga app will provide many videos of Yoga training and practice

Cinema and OTT will coexist: Madhur Bhandarkar

With technology evolving every day, it provides filmmakers ideas to get more creative and an edge to tell more stories. India currently has about 40 OTT platforms and the number is increasing by the day. With cinema halls shut during the pandemic-

‘Pandemic added to loneliness, isolation among elderly’

HelpAge India Report 2021, ‘The Silent Tormentor: Covid 19 & the Elderly’, assesses the impact and challenges of the pandemic on lives of elderly living in households (informal settings) and old-age homes (informal settings). It un

“BMC to continue Mumbai Model in future”

To reduce the gap between citizens and authorities BMC will continue its ward war room approach which has now come to be known as the Mumbai Model for addressing health or disaster related issues that may arise in future. Additiona

Centre increases Kerala`s grant to ensure tap water supply to every home

 The centre government has increased the grant to Kerala under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the year 2021-22 to Rs 1,804.59 Crore, which was Rs 404.24 Crore in 2020-21.  In

Smart Enforcement App for Trucks to reduce logistics costs

On average, a truck in India covers 50,000-60,000 km a year, compared to over 300,000 km in advanced nations such as the United States. One of the key reasons is delays due to random stoppages for physical checking of

Drone survey mandatory for all National Highways Projects

The National Highways Authority of India has made mandatory use of drones for monthly video recording of National Highway projects during all stages of development, construction, operation and maintenance. The initiati

NCPEDP announces fellowship for sepcially-abled

The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), a cross-disability advocacy organisation

Lee Pharma to manufacture DRDO`s 2-DG Covid Drug

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, (IICT), a constituent laboratory of CSIR and Lee Pharma, an integrated pharmaceutical company, based in Hyderabad have entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the

NTPC to begin Hydrogen Fuel Cell based pilot projects

NTPC, an integrated power generating company, has floated a global Expression of Interest (EOI) to set up two pilot projects, Stan

How three organisations came together to serve 9,000 cancer patients annually

There were many preventable cancer deaths in 2020 due to lack of medical care and access as the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the entire attention from these chronic ailments to itself. A patient named Javed Khan, struggling with cancer and on che

Visionary Talk: Gurcharan Das, Author, Commentator & Public Intellectual on key governance issues


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