National mission on use of biomass in coal-based thermal power plants on the anvil

To solve the problem of air pollution caused by stubble burning in the fields and to reduce the carbon footprint of thermal power generation, the Ministry of Power has decided to establish a national mission on use of biomass in coal-based thermal power plants. This will further pave the way for moving towards cleaner energy […]

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Railways turns saviour by delivering tonnes of oxygen across the country

To aid the country’s fight against COVID-19, 224 Oxygen Expresses run by Indian Railways have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states. On an average, Oxygen Expresses have been delivering more than 800 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to the nation each day. The Ministry said, Railways is continuing its […]

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Yoga at home

Ayush Ministry lines up webinars on Yoga to aid fight against COVID-19

In the run up to the International Day of Yoga, 2021, the Ministry of Ayush is organising various activities  to help people cope with the challenge posed by COVID-19. Among others, it is collaborating five renowned organisations – Art of Living, Yoga Institute, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, ArhamDhyanYog, and Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute – to organise a […]

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Indian railway freight loading

Railways’ wheels keep rolling despite COVID-19

Despite the challenges posed by the devastating second wave of Coronavirus, Indian Railways has maintained the momentum of highest ever loading in consecutive 09 respective months from September, 2020 to May, 2021. On mission mode, Indian Railways’ freight loading for the month of May 2021 crossed 2019 & 2020 year’s loading and earnings for the […]

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Correcting an academic anomaly

Responding to a representation made by JNU’s Alumni Association, the Bihar State University Service Commission has agreed to recognise MA Politics (with specialisation in International Relations) as equivalent to PG degree in Political Science. Thus, the employment prospects of JNU students will no longer be jeopardised In a commendable initiative, Alumni Association of JNU (AAJ) has […]

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AatmaNirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana to support pandemic-affected workforce

Taking into consideration that the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the loss of stable income for daily wage earners and that a large number of small as well as micro-enterprises have pulled the shutters down, the government has announced several AatmaNirbhar Bharat schemes to make workers self-reliant and in due course […]

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Direct Port Entry facility at VO Chidambaranar port gets inaugurated

Direct Port Entry (DPE) facility at VO Chidambaranar port, spread over 18,357 sqm, and developed under the Sagarmala project was inaugurated by Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C). The DPE would facilitate the movement of containers directly from factories, without any intermediate handling at CFS. It can handle 18000 TEUs per month […]

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MoHUA signs MoU with Swiggy to bring street food vendors on ecommerce platform

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has joined hands with online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy to bring street food vendors onboard at its ecommerce platform in line with the commitments of  PM SVANidhi (Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi). While the scheme provides online access to thousands of consumers, it also helps […]

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Pandemic hit homebuyers in UP can go for one-time settlement till year-end

Giving a major relief to the COVID-19 hit homebuyers in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has extended the one-time settlement scheme for allottees till December 31, 2020.  Earlier the scheme had ended last month. The development assumes significance as more and more allottees have defaulted on payments which has caused loss of revenue to the […]

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Pandemic has presented opportunity to bring reforms in healthcare: Vice President

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, while addressing the 38th convocation ceremony of AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) through video conferencing, said the disruption due to pandemic is an opportunity to radically reform the country’s healthcare sector by harnessing the digital technology together with the tools powered by artificial intelligence. He called for […]

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