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Looking for COVID-19 vaccine update? Use this government portal

28 Sep 2020

Looking for COVID-19 vaccine update? Use this government portal

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across different parts of India, everyone just has one question on their mind: When will a vaccine be available?

New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

30 Jul 2020

New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

The cybersecurity agency working for the Government of India has raised alarms over a dangerous new strain of malware on Android.

India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG

27 Jul 2020

India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG

Weeks after banning as many as 59 applications from China over safety concerns, India has put 275 more apps from the neighboring nation on its radar.

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

09 Jul 2020

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

Amid calls to boycott the foreign goods, especially those from China, to make way for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Government of India is looking to have 'origin country' of products displayed across online shopping portals.

OPPO A9 and A5 receive ColorOS 7-based Android 10 update

19 Jun 2020

OPPO A9 and A5 receive ColorOS 7-based Android 10 update

OPPO has started releasing the ColorOS 7-based Android 10 update for the 2020 A9 and A5 smartphones.

How effectively India is managing the whole COVID-19 situation?

07 Apr 2020

How effectively India is managing the whole COVID-19 situation?

The growing number of COVID-19 cases in India has got people worried about their lives, their jobs, and everything in between.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

Indian government to investigate Flipkart and Amazon: Here's why

14 Jan 2020

Indian government to investigate Flipkart and Amazon: Here's why

Leading e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon India have landed under the scanner of the Indian government.

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

08 Sep 2019

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued an order on Sunday, immediately banning the telecast of controversial TV serial Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush.

After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

17 Aug 2019

After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

On Friday, India reiterated that all issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, specifically the abrogation of Article 370, putting the state under lockdown, and dividing it into two union territories, were the country's internal matter, and Pakistan should stop terrorism to initiate dialog.

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

04 Aug 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir after the Parliament's Budget Session concludes on August 7.

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

03 Jun 2019

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

On Monday, the Government of India reappointed National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval to the post for five more years, and also gave him a Cabinet rank.

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

28 May 2019

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

Becoming a civil servant is one of the most sought-after, respected and challenging career choices in India.

#FinancialBytes: How to open a PPF account

25 Feb 2019

#FinancialBytes: How to open a PPF account

Public Provident Fund, popularly known as the PPF scheme, is a long-term savings scheme, launched by the National Savings Institute, Government of India, in 1968.

President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

19 Dec 2018

President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

Jammu & Kashmir will be placed under President's rule from 20 December, for the first time in 22 years.

DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

08 Dec 2018

DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

We all know the importance of government-issued documents like Aadhaar, PAN, Driving License etc.

RBI board meeting: Key issues to be discussed

19 Nov 2018

RBI board meeting: Key issues to be discussed

Amid tensions between the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the RBI, board, on Monday, started a meeting to try and work out its differences with the government pertaining to policy.

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

23 Oct 2018

UPSC: Transfer and Posting policy for IAS officers

Becoming a civil servant is one of the most sought-after, respected and challenging career choices in India.

India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

03 Sep 2018

India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

India has made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools, the United Nations said, noting that the proportion of schools without any sanitation facility has decreased at a fast pace in the country.

#PolicyExplainer: All about Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

30 Jul 2018

#PolicyExplainer: All about Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

The Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) back in 2014 as a financial inclusion mission aimed at providing basic financial services.

#PolicyExplainer: How to apply for loan under Standup India scheme

21 Jul 2018

#PolicyExplainer: How to apply for loan under Standup India scheme

In order to promote entrepreneurship among women, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes, the Government of India had launched the Standup India scheme in April 2016.

#PolicyExplainer: How to apply for loan under Standup India scheme

28 Jun 2018

#PolicyExplainer: How to apply for loan under Standup India scheme

In order to promote entrepreneurship among women, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes, the Government of India had launched the Standup India scheme in April 2016.

#PolicyExplainer: All about Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

26 Jun 2018

#PolicyExplainer: All about Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

The Government of India launched a life insurance scheme called 'Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana' (PMJJBY) in 2015, offering coverage for death.

Congress leader says Kashmiris would prefer independence, sparks row

22 Jun 2018

Congress leader says Kashmiris would prefer independence, sparks row

Congress leader Saifuddin Soz's book has sparked a controversy of sorts in which he backed former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf's views that Kashmiris would prefer independence, if given a chance.

Government invites applications from public, private-sector employees for joint-secy posts

11 Jun 2018

Government invites applications from public, private-sector employees for joint-secy posts

In a rare move, the government has published public ads inviting applications for 10 junior secretary posts.

Ahead of Ramzan, Amarnath Yatra, J&K parties call for ceasefire

10 May 2018

Ahead of Ramzan, Amarnath Yatra, J&K parties call for ceasefire

An all-party meet in Srinagar on Wednesday urged the Centre to announce a unilateral ceasefire, ahead of Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra, which would begin in a few days.

'Game of Ayodhya' director wants Advani to see the film

28 Nov 2017

'Game of Ayodhya' director wants Advani to see the film

Debutant director Sunil Singh has come up with an unusual film 'The Game of Ayodhya' which deals with an unsual love story of a Hindu and a Muslim, that is slated for release on December 8.

Before privatization, clear our dues, appeals AI pilots to Center

07 Sep 2017

Before privatization, clear our dues, appeals AI pilots to Center

Privatization will be supported if the pending allowances are cleared.

Data sharing: WhatsApp fined $3.3 million by Italian authorities

15 May 2017

Data sharing: WhatsApp fined $3.3 million by Italian authorities

Amidst brewing controversy over privacy violations under WhatsApp's renewed data sharing arrangement with Facebook, Italy has fined WhatsApp $3.3 million for forcing its users to share personal data with Facebook.

Centre considers Project Cow, like Project Tiger

21 Apr 2017

Centre considers Project Cow, like Project Tiger

Minister of State (Home) Hansraj G Ahir stated that the Centre is considering setting up "cow sanctuaries" under Project Cow along the lines of Project Tiger.

PV Sindhu an IAS? Takes up govt job

25 Feb 2017

PV Sindhu an IAS? Takes up govt job

21-year old ace badminton player PV Sindhu has accepted a Group-I officer's job offered to her by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu after her 2016 Rio Olympics triumph.

Parts of Dangal are fictional: Aamir Khan

31 Dec 2016

Parts of Dangal are fictional: Aamir Khan

Replying to the criticism of Geeta Phogat's former coach PR Sondhi, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has said that some part of the movie 'Dangal' were fictionalized.

Legal trouble for Dangal over coach's portrayal

27 Dec 2016

Legal trouble for Dangal over coach's portrayal

Piara Ram Sondhi is seeking legal action against film makers of 'Dangal' for wrongly portraying the character of the coach, which is loosely based on him.

Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

26 Dec 2016

Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

After more than a year of recognizing yoga a sport, the Government of India has reversed its decision.

Staff hiring surges in 2016 with 1,08,000 jobs created

22 Dec 2016

Staff hiring surges in 2016 with 1,08,000 jobs created

Reports revealed that the year 2015-16 saw a positive note in terms of staff hiring, with nearly 1,08,000 jobs being created during the period.

Centre fast-tracks Infantry Combat Vehicle project

13 Dec 2016

Centre fast-tracks Infantry Combat Vehicle project

The Defence Ministry has fast-tracked the 'Make in India' initiative to produce 2,610 future infantry combat vehicles for the Army; the project is estimated to cost Rs.60,000 crore.

India scouts for 200 foreign combat jets, if Made-in-India

31 Oct 2016

India scouts for 200 foreign combat jets, if Made-in-India

India's Narendra Modi government is looking to purchase hundreds of foreign combat jets, if the fighter planes are manufactured in India, partnering with a local manufacturer.

PV Sindhu to be ambassador of CRPF

31 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu to be ambassador of CRPF

Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu has been made the brand ambassador of the Central Reserve Police Force.

Pizza Hut offers free pizza to all Sindhus

21 Aug 2016

Pizza Hut offers free pizza to all Sindhus

In celebration of PV Sindhu's historic silver medal at the women's singles badminton event at the Rio'16 Olympics, Pizza Hut has decided to offer free pizzas to anyone named Sindhu.

PV Sindhu storms into finals, wins Silver

19 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu storms into finals, wins Silver

India's P V Sindhu stormed into the finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics women's singles badminton, losing against world No.1 Carolina Marin from Spain.