Indian Railways registers highest ever Freight loading in July 2021:Continuing the momentum, Indian Railways has registered stupendous freight loading performance in July 2021 by achieving yet again highest ever freight loading in the month which has continued for last 11 months since September 2020.
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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh calls for Global Scientific Collaboration for bringing “Ease of Living” for common man:Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today called for Global Scientific Collaboration for bringing “Ease of Living” for common man.
PM Modi launches digital payment solution e-RUPI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched digital payment solution e-RUPI, a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution, today via video conference.
Ministry of Education organises ‘National Webinar on Multidisciplinary and Holistic Education’:As part of the celebration of one year of transformative reforms under National Education Policy, 2020, Government of India is organising a series of theme-based webinars on different aspects of National Education Policy, 2020.
Centre rushes High Level team to Maharashtra to support the State in effective public health interventions for Zika:Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has rushed a multidisciplinary team to Maharahstra to monitor the Zika virus situation and support the State government in management of Zika cases. A case of Zika has been reported in Pune district recently.
Ministry of YAS has formulated several schemes to promote sports in the country, including in rural, tribal and backward areas: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur:‘Sports’ being a State subject, the responsibility for the development of sports, including opening sports schools, rests with the State / Union Territory Governments. Central Government supplements their efforts in this regard.
Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 3 projects for total amount of Rs. 179.68 Crore under Swadesh Darshan scheme in Gujarat: G. Kishan Reddy:Identification, Promotion and development of Tourism Destinations is primarily the responsibility of the State Government/ Union Territory Administration. The Ministry of Tourism under its scheme ‘Swadesh Darshan’ sanctions thematic projects pertaining to infrastructure development.
Fee plazas on National Highways fully equipped with FASTag system:In order to promote fee payment through digital mode and provide for seamless passage through fee plazas, Government has declared all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lane of the fee plaza” w.e.f. midnight of 15th/16th February 2021.
Amendments in the Motor Vehicle Act improves road safety scenario; reduces loss of lives:As per the information available with Transport Research Wing (TRW), total number of road accidents in the country during the last three calendar years from 2018 to 2020 (provisional) is given in the table below:
IIT Roorkee launches seven new academic programmes to cater to rising demand for New-Age technologies:Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee has launched seven new academic programmes in select areas of engineering, architecture, economics, and management along with specialization in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to cater to the rising demand for new-age technologies.
India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 47.22 Cr:India’s COVID-19 vaccination coveragehas exceeded 47.22 Cr. Cumulatively,47,22,23,639 vaccine doses have been administered through 55,99,690 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 17,06,598 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
Indian student found dead in his university room in China:A 20-year-old Indian student studying in a university in the Chinese city of Tianjin, 100 kms from capital Beijing has been found dead in his room, officials said in Beijing on Monday.
Death toll from China’s Henan floods jumps to 302, up from 99 last week:Authorities in central Chinese province of Henan have revised the death toll from last month’s floods to 302 as of Monday, triple the figure of 99 that was reported last week.
Beijing must be “guarded at all costs”, Capital city restricts people from medium and high-risk areas from entering:Chinese capital Beijing is on high alert to stop a flare-up in COVID-19 cases in the city as more Chinese cities have reported cases linked to outbreak in Nanjing from July 20 onwards.
Myanmar army chief appoints himself Prime Minister, promises election by 2023:The State Administration Council of Myanmar has been reformed as ‘Caretaker government of Myanmar’ headed by the Chief of the Myanmar military Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as the Prime Minister.
Discus Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finishes sixth in Tokyo 2020:Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women’s Discus Throw competition in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with a best throw of 63.70m on Monday evening.
Mayank Agarwal ruled out of first Test:Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal was hit on the helmet while batting during India’s nets session at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Monday.
World record as tightrope walkers cross Swedish Arctic valley 600m up:Four German tightrope walkers have set a new world highlining distance record by crossing a 2.1km-long valley in Swedish lapland on a line suspended at a height of 600 metres.