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Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government

04 Oct 2020

Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government

The Indian government is planning to provide vaccines to roughly 25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said Sunday.

India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry

29 Sep 2020

India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry

India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations

18 Sep 2020

In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations

To provide passengers with better facilities, the Indian Railways will, for the first time since its inception, charge a nominal user charge from them for crowded stations and the redeveloped ones, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday.

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

16 Sep 2020

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.

Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive

15 Aug 2020

Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive

Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the Health Ministry, the Centre's face in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, tested positive for the virus on Friday.

Coronavirus infected 57% slum-dwellers, 16% societies' residents in Mumbai: Survey

29 Jul 2020

Coronavirus infected 57% slum-dwellers, 16% societies' residents in Mumbai: Survey

A sero-survey, conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai to judge the extent of the spread of coronavirus, found that more people living in slums were exposed to the deadly virus than those staying in other areas.

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

21 Jul 2020

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

28 Jun 2020

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

14 Jun 2020

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

28 May 2020

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.

Finally, government open-sources Aarogya Setu: Here's what it means

27 May 2020

Finally, government open-sources Aarogya Setu: Here's what it means

In a major development, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, its contact-tracing app for COVID-19.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

States could've done much better: NITI Aayog CEO on migrant-crisis

23 May 2020

States could've done much better: NITI Aayog CEO on migrant-crisis

Amitabh Kant, CEO of government's policy think tank NITI Aayog, absolved the Centre of the migrant crisis and said states could have done "much better".

Log 9 ties up with IISc for its 'CoronaOven' project

21 May 2020

Log 9 ties up with IISc for its 'CoronaOven' project

Nanotechnology start-up Log 9 Materials has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for advancing the work on its novel 'CoronaOven' disinfection chamber.

Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

29 Apr 2020

Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the agriculture sector remains unaffected even as India is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NITI Aayog employee tests coronavirus positive, building sealed

28 Apr 2020

NITI Aayog employee tests coronavirus positive, building sealed

The office of NITI Aayog, the government's think tank, was sealed on Tuesday for 48 hours after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The results came out around 9 am today.

Coronavirus: Doubling rate slows to 10 days, says government

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Doubling rate slows to 10 days, says government

The central government on Friday said that the coronavirus cases in India are now doubling over 10 days.

Lockdown relaxations: Shops of electric fans, educational books can function

22 Apr 2020

Lockdown relaxations: Shops of electric fans, educational books can function

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revised guidelines as to what's allowed and what's not during the ongoing 40-day lockdown period, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

07 Feb 2020

Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

Goa's celebrated tag of providing cheap liquor may be snatched away soon, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant hiked rates in the maiden budget that he presented on Thursday.

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

02 Feb 2020

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

19 Jan 2020

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justified the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that it was only used for "watching dirty films."

PM Modi reorganizes Prime Minister's Office (PMO); shuffles work allocation

29 Sep 2019

PM Modi reorganizes Prime Minister's Office (PMO); shuffles work allocation

Before starting his week-long trip to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed the process of revamping his office, formally known as Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO

25 Sep 2019

Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO

The Ministry of Labor and Employment has launched a survey asking companies contributing to the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to declare the number of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) employees.

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

23 Sep 2019

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

19 Sep 2019

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

As veganism continues to grow popular, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have created an egg substitute derived from plants.

NITI Aayog CEO says 'too many reforms' behind economic slowdown

03 Aug 2019

NITI Aayog CEO says 'too many reforms' behind economic slowdown

Recently, data compiled by the World Bank revealed that India slipped to the 7th spot in the global GDP rankings of 2018.

Rising intolerance, hate crimes can damage economic growth: Adi Godrej

14 Jul 2019

Rising intolerance, hate crimes can damage economic growth: Adi Godrej

Billionaire industrialist Adi Godrej on Saturday warned that growing intolerance, moral policing, and hate crimes in the country could "seriously damage" India's economic growth.

This IAS officer was raised in orphanage; became Kollam Collector

04 Jul 2019

This IAS officer was raised in orphanage; became Kollam Collector

On Monday, IAS B. Abdul Nasar assumed office as the Kollam District Collector. Nasar had dreamt of this day for decades, even as he worked odd jobs as a child living in orphanages.

Chennai water crisis: Five easy ways to conserve water

01 Jul 2019

Chennai water crisis: Five easy ways to conserve water

This year, Chennai is facing one of the worst water crises, with its reservoirs dried up, groundwater depleting alarmingly, and severe water shortage.

India wants to make bikes, scooters electric by 2025

23 Jun 2019

India wants to make bikes, scooters electric by 2025

In a matter of years, India may take a giant leap towards electric mobility.

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

19 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

In a gigantic country like ours, all elections become a big deal whether it is the panchayat, municipal or Lok Sabha polls. This also means that elections happen pretty frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to change that.

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

15 Jun 2019

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the fifth meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council. This was the first meeting which PM Modi chaired after BJP got a historic mandate in Lok Sabha elections, whose results were declared on May 23.

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

05 Jun 2019

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

Almost as long as India has had pucca roads, we have dealt with the pothole problem and the package deal it comes with- road accidents, water-logging, traffic jams, etc.

NITI Aayog offering internship opportunity: All you need to know

30 Mar 2019

NITI Aayog offering internship opportunity: All you need to know

NITI Internship Scheme is an opportunity for all students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses in any recognized institute or university.

#OneNationOneCard: PM Modi launches 'National Common Mobility Card'; Details here

05 Mar 2019

#OneNationOneCard: PM Modi launches 'National Common Mobility Card'; Details here

PM Narendra Modi launched an interoperable transport card, National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), which functions on the "One Nation, One Card" model across India.

NITI Aayog: Report claiming 45-year high unemployment unverified

31 Jan 2019

NITI Aayog: Report claiming 45-year high unemployment unverified

Following reports that India's unemployment rate had hit a 45-year high, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, on Thursday, clarified that the data was "not verified" and was still being processed.

Soon, CBSE schools will teach artificial intelligence: Details here

03 Jan 2019

Soon, CBSE schools will teach artificial intelligence: Details here

In a bid to take technology education to a new front, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to add artificial intelligence (AI) as a subject for students.

After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions

02 Jan 2019

After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions

Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first interview of the year to ANI on Tuesday, Congress held a press conference and asked unanswered questions.

Soon, govt could impose Rs. 12,000 fee on petrol/diesel vehicles

20 Dec 2018

Soon, govt could impose Rs. 12,000 fee on petrol/diesel vehicles

In a bid to push for greater usage of electric vehicles (EVs) in India, the government is on the verge of creating disincentives for petrol, diesel car owners.

Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla resigns from EAC-PM

11 Dec 2018

Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla resigns from EAC-PM

Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla today said that he had resigned as a part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on December 1.