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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FM holds review meeting on special window for stressed realty projects

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman convened a meeting to review the performance of Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing (SWAMIH) in which concerned officials and senior management of the State Bank of India, SBICAPS Ventures Limited, and SBI Capital Markets participated. The FM appreciated that there is an increase in the number of projects […]

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Light-Matter Interaction: Engineering Light Behaviour at Nanoscale

Light, as we know, sustains the web of life on the Earth. Sunlight (absorbed by chlorophyll) is very essential for photosynthesis that takes place in plants for making the food we eat and releasing the oxygen that we breathe. Besides this, many organisms make use of this interaction in basic sensory mechanisms for guiding their […]

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How to ensure that your home loan is not rejected

You have applied for a loan to buy your dream home. But don’t be complacent and do your homework well before sending your loan applications to a bank or home finance company. You will do well to avoid the following pitfalls that may lead to the rejection of your home loan application: Compulsive job-hopping: Nothing […]

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