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India celebrates National Youth Day

Every year on January 12, India observes National Youth Day to mark the birthday of Narendranath Dutta, better known as Swami Vivekananda, one of the country’s greatest spiritual leaders and philosophers. He was a votary of education, self-improvement, and social justice. This national even ...

PM Narendra Modi addresses Madhya Pradesh Global Investors’ Summit 2023

On January 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the 7th edition of ‘Invest Madhya Pradesh-Global Investors Summit’. This summit in Indore is showcasing the diverse investment opportunities in Madhya Pradesh. The two-day summit is a flagship event of the Madhya Prades ...

Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela to be held on January 9

The Indian government is aiming to train 1 million youth per annum through apprenticeship training. Taking a step in this direction, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has decided to conduct the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM) on January 9, 2023. This e ...

Union Cabinet Approves National Green Hydrogen Mission

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of 19 thousand 744 crore rupees. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation of the Mission. The mission intends to make India a global hub for the ...

Countrywide drills, booster doses, masks- India's renewed Covid fight: Top 10

Countrywide drills, booster doses, masks- India's renewed Covid fight: Top 10 India has not witnessed a worrying surge in Covid cases like a few other nations but authorities are alert. India has renewed its fight against coronavirus even as the daily tally remains below the 300- ...

Air chief flags ‘critical deficiencies’ in Indian Air Force

Air chief flags ‘critical deficiencies’ in Indian Air Force IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Thursday said critical deficiencies in the air force needed to be swiftly addressed to retain combat edge. Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Thursday ...

India one of most important poles in multipolar world order, says Russia

India one of most important poles in multipolar world order, says Russia Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described India as one of the most important poles in the emerging multipolar world order. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described India as one of the most important ...

HT interview: Data bill in line with global practices, says Vaishnaw

HT interview: Data bill in line with global practices, says Vaishnaw The new draft of the data protection bill was released on November 18, and has attracted both praise and criticism, the first for its light-touch and technology agnostic approach to regulating a dynamic space, and the second for ...

Area under wheat rises, govt expects a robust rabi harvest

Area under wheat rises, govt expects a robust rabi harvest Farmers have planted wheat, the main winter staple, in approximately 15.2 million hectares till November 28, compared to 13.8 million hectares in the corresponding period of last year. New Delhi: The agriculture ministry expects a ...

India plans to strengthen network of antimicrobial resistance surveillance

India plans to strengthen network of antimicrobial resistance surveillance Union minister of state for health, Bharati Pravin Pawar, while presenting India’s national statement on combating AMR at the Third Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance recently said t ...

SC Collegium recommends transfer of seven High Court judges; Justice Nikhil S Kariel not on list

SC Collegium recommends transfer of seven High Court judges; Justice Nikhil S Kariel not on list Significantly, the Collegium has not recommended the transfer of Justice Nikhil Kariel, Judge of the Gujarat High Court, following the representation from the Gujarat Bar that protested against the pr ...

From global high table to voice of Global South: India’s wide G20 plan

From global high table to voice of Global South: India’s wide G20 plan New Delhi plans to host to the most inclusive G20 meetings with over 800 special invitees from Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Mauritius, Netherlands, Spain and UAE, many international bodies, and business l ...

SC asks Centre to furnish files pertaining to appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner

SC asks Centre to furnish files pertaining to appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner The Supreme Court said it wants to go through files pertaining to the recent appointment of Arun Goel, a former bureaucrat, as the Election Commissioner. In Short Arun Goel took Voluntary Reti ...

French Minister Lecornu to board INS Vikrant on November 27 off Mumbai

French Minister Lecornu to board INS Vikrant on November 27 off Mumbai While maritime version of French Rafale fighter is in contention of the 26 fighter contract for aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, the last of the 36 contracted Rafale fighters will land at Jamnagar air base on December 13. Fren ...

Reviving global growth to be in focus at G20, says PM Modi: A 10-point lowdown

Reviving global growth to be in focus at G20, says PM Modi: A 10-point lowdown G20 Summit: US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be among world leaders attending the summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the G20 Summit in Indonesia’s ...

Justice DY Chandrachud takes oath as 50th Chief Justice of India

Justice DY Chandrachud became the 50th Chief Justice of India succeeding UU Lalit. President Droupadi Murmu administered oath to him. Supreme Court judge DY Chandrachud took oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of Office of the ...

Geospatial Technology, Digital Data Collection to Be Used for Next Census, Ministry of Home Affairs Says

Geospatial Technology, Digital Data Collection to Be Used for Next Census, Ministry of Home Affairs Says Enumerators will collect and submit data directly through a mobile app, using their own smartphone, according to a Ministry of Home Affairs report. Digital data collection, Census Managemen ...

India expresses concern at UN after North Korea ICBM launch: ‘Adverse impact…’

The Korean peninsula has in the recent past seen barrage of missile launches by the North. India on Saturday - at the United Nations- reiterated its continued support for denuclearisation towards peace and security in the Korean peninsula, asserting that it’s in the “collective intere ...

66% of schools didn’t have internet access in 21-22 academic year: Report

In the 2021-22 academic year, the education system worked in the online mode in view of the Covid-19 pandemic At least 55.5% of the 14,89,115 schools in the country did not have computer facilities, and 66% were without internet access in the 2021-22 academic year when the education system worked ...

US visa delays: Online petition urging to reduce wait time in India launched

US visa delays: Online petition urging to reduce wait time in India launched In the petition, the US-based diaspora body highlighted the contrast in wait times at the US consulates in China for visa appointments. A US-based diaspora body has launched an online campaign urging Secretary of Stat ...

Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers held at Surajkund, Haryana

Chintan Shivir: A two-day Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers was recently held on the 27th & 28 of October 2022 at Surajkund, Haryana. Key Points: The Chintan Shivir was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Chief ministers of 8 states and home ministers alonf with the deputy chief ...

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh attends Shaurya Diwas in Jammu & Kashmir

Shaurya Diwas 2022: The Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh on the 76th Infantry Day attended the Shaurya Diwas program organized by the Indian Army in Budgam. Key Points: On October 27, 2022, the Defence Ministry organized "Shaurya Diwas" celebrations in Srinagar, Jammu &am ...

2 More Indian Beaches Get Coveted 2 More Indian Beaches Get Coveted Blue Flag Certification

Blue Beaches Certification: Two beaches in Lakshadweep have recently received international eco-label “Blue Flag”. Key Points: The two beaches are Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach. The Thundi Beach is one of the most pristine and picturesque beaches in the Lakshadweep arc ...

New airbase near India-Pakistan border will be crucial for security: PM Modi

New airbase near India-Pakistan border will be crucial for security: PM Modi Prim Minister Narendra Modi said once there was a time when we used to release pigeons but now we have the capacity of releasing cheetahs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Defence Ex ...

Hyderabad bags World Green City Award for its ‘green’ initiative

World Green City Award 2022:  Hyderabad recently won the overall 'World Green City Award 2022' and another in the category 'Living Green for Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth.' Key Points: The Indian city bagged the prestigious World Green City Awards 2022 at the I ...

Centre approves PM-DevINE scheme for infra development in Northeast

PM-DevINE: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, recently approved a new Scheme called Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE). Key Points: The new Scheme, PM-DevINE, will be implemented for the remaining four years of t ...

World Economic Forum launched the ‘Education 4.0 India Report’

Education 4.0 Report: The new Education 4.0 India report was jointly released by the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF), and YuWaah in a collaboration with Generation Unlimited India. Key Points: The report offers a plan to close educational gaps ...

National Postal Day 2022: Theme, Significance

National Postal Day: In India, National Postal Day or Indian Postal Day, is celebrated on the 10th of October annually, as an extension of the world post day which is celebrated on October 9. Key Facts: This day commemorates the role played by the Indian postal department and its commendabl ...

Government approves making of new weapon system branch in IAF

Weapon System branch for officers in IAF: The government has approved the creation of a Weapon System (WS) branch for officers in the Indian Air Force (IAF) which will bring all weapon systems operators of the force under one roof. Key Points: The announcement was made by the Chief of Air S ...

Air Force Day 2022: Stage set for grand IAF show in Chandigarh, chief Chaudhari to unveil new uniform | Top 10

Air Force Day 2022: Stage set for grand IAF show in Chandigarh, chief Chaudhari to unveil new uniform | Top 10 Security has been tightened in Chandigarh ahead of the grand air show. The city administration has also arranged shuttle services between alighting/parking points and Sukhna Lake to ferr ...

          
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