PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Patel Zoological Park & Arogya Van in Gujarat; Lays foundation stone for various projects at Kevadia:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Geodesic Aviary Dome in the Statue of Unity complex near Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.
KVIC launches ‘Happy Diwali’ printed face masks:Keeping in view the Diwali festival, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched a Limited Edition of two-layered “Happy Diwali” printed face masks made of pure Muslin fabric.
Govt all set to procure record quantity of 742 lakh MT paddy in ongoing Kharif season: Piyush Goyal:Food Minister Piyush Goyal has said Food Corporation of India and state agencies are all set to procure a record quantity of 742 Lakh Metric tonnes of paddy during the ongoing Kharif crop season as against 627 Lakh Metric Tonnes paddy last year
PM Modi inaugurates Jungle Safari project at Statue of Unity on his Gujarat visit:Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Jungle Safari project at the Statue of Unity near Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.
Om Birla to lead Indian Parliamentary delegation to 206th session of Governing Council of IPU:The 206th Session of the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will be held from 1 to 4 November 2020. This is an Extraordinary Virtual Session, which is being organised in place of a full-fledged in-person Statutory Assembly of IPU due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh to dredge 10,000 km riverway to improve navigation:The government of Bangladesh has launched a mega scheme to dredge 10,000 kilometres of riverways in the country to improve inland river navigability.
Fifteenth Finance Commission to submit its report to President Ram Nath Kovind on Nov 9:The Fifteenth Finance Commission headed by N. K. Singh will submit its report to President Ram Nath Kovind on 9th of next month.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi being celebrated with religious fervour across the country:Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad is being celebrated with religious fervour across the country today.
PM Modi inaugurates Arogya Van at Kevadia in Gujarat:Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Arogya Van at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat a short while ago. He also visited Arogya Kutir where he was apprised about the project. Arogya Van is set up on 17 acres of land in Kevadia for spreading awareness on Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation.
COVID-19: Active caseload below 6 lakh for first time after 85 days:India has achieved a significant milestone in its fight against COVID. The active caseload has fallen below 6 lakh for the first time in nearly three months (85 days). India has registered 5.94 lakh active cases on Friday. The active caseload was 5.95 lakh on 6th August.
EAM stresses on need for diversification & resilience of supply chain in post-covid world:External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said the pandemic has laid bare the economic consequences of geopolitics and the risks associated with attempts at concentration of power. Speaking at IFRI in Paris on India’s Foreign Policy in post covid world, Dr Jaishankar said the pandemic has also highlighted the importance of ensuring supply chain diversification and resilience.
ARIES exploring emerging questions of Astronomy, Atmosphere and associated engineering sciences:Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), a research institute based in the pristine hilly ambience of Nainital, houses three optical telescope and focuses its research on Astronomy & Astrophysics, atmospheric and engineering sciences.
China seeks to pursue non-confrontational relations, crisis communication with the US, as Presidential elections near:Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday said it wants to develop non-confrontational relations with Washington based on mutual benefit and respect, a day after its Defence Ministry said it has held talks with the US on crisis communication.
Protests in Bangladesh against France over prophet caricature issue:Several places in Bangladesh witnessed protests against the French President Emmanuel Macron for his comments over the caricature of prophet Muhammad. In Dhaka, members of Islamic organisations including Hefazat-e-Islam and Jamat-e-Islami brought out protest march after the Friday prayers from Baitul Mokarram national mosque.
China: Xinjiang’s Kashgar under restrictions with 183 coronavirus cases:In the latest outbreak of COVID-19 in China, 23 more domestically transmitted confirmed cases have been reported in Shufu County of south Xinjiang’s Kashgar Prefecture today which has declared 183 positive cases of the novel coronavirus.
EU says escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ‘unacceptable’:The European Union said that an escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was unacceptable and called for new peace talks.
Number of COVID-19 cases cross 44 million worldwide: WHO:According to WHO data, the number of infected cases has crossed 44 million worldwide.
Govt bans exports of onion seeds:Government has banned exports of onion seeds with immediate effect. In a notification Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) announced about prohibiting the export of onion seeds.
Highly conducting, stable carbon cathode could bring down production costs of next-generation solar cells:Scientists have developed a highly conductive and stable carbon cathode with low sheet resistance comparable to that of gold that can be processed at room temperature. It could reduce the cost of producing next-generation flexible and lightweight solar cells.