Total 5,17,322 electric vehicles registered in the country over the last three years: Ministry of Heavy Industries formulated a Scheme Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 to promote adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in the country.
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PM Modi launches Ujjwala 2.0 from Mahoba Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY) by handing over LPG connections, at Mahoba Uttar Pradesh today via video conferencing. During the event, the Prime Minister interacted with beneficiaries of the Ujjwala.
Bangladesh: Record COVID deaths in a day, positivity rate declining: COVID 19 pandemic in Bangladesh again claimed a record 264 lives on Tuesday taking the death toll to 23,161.
China recalls its ambassador to Lithuania in protest over Lithuania’s decision to allow Taiwan to open its de facto embassy: China has recalled its ambassador to Lithuania in protest over Lithuania’s recent decision that it will allow the Taiwan government to set up “representative offices” in the name of “Taiwan.”
High Commission of India to resume visa operations in Bangladesh: The High Commission of India in Bangladesh will resume visa operations from Wednesday, 11 August as the lockdown restrictions in the country are relaxed.
Revenue Deficit Grant of Rs.9,871 crore released to 17 states: The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has released 5th monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant of Rs. 9,871 crore to the States on 9th August, 2021.
AFI decides to mark August 7 every year as National Javelin Day to honour Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra: The Athletics Federation of India has announced that August 7 each year would be celebrated as National Javelin Throw Day with competitions in all States and Union Territories to commemorate Neeraj Chopra’s feat of winning the country’s first athletics gold medal in the Olympic Games in Tokyo with a throw of 87.58m on Saturday.
Medal chomp grosses out Japan and riles Toyota: The mayor of Japanese city Nagoya earned himself Internet infamy and a rare rebuke from Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday for chomping down on an Olympic gold medal at an event meant to celebrate its winner, softball pitcher Miu Goto.
Penguins missing visitors, say keepers, at locked-down Thai Zoo: The flip flop sound of penguin feet rang out at an empty zoo in Thailand on Thursday as a parade of birds waddled out of their enclosure for their daily splash in a pool to keep them healthy during a COVID-19 lockdown.
Belgian collects a treasure trove of 60,000 vintage tin boxes: The colourful tins piled high around Belgian collector Yvette Dardenne used to contain goods ranging from chocolates, toffees, coffee and rice to tobacco, talc and shoe polish, and come from as far away as India.
Elephants in India enjoy fruit feast ahead of own world day: After an evening walk under overcast skies with rains not far away, elephants rescued from circuses and temples in India are treated to a feast of their favourite fruits and vegetables to celebrate World Elephant Day.
From the Underdog on the streets of California to the Unbeatable- Ryan Tanveer aka Bandzo3rd has turned the tables!: Bandzo3rd was bought up in California and experienced a lot of tragedy as a child. He figured out how to turn the plainness surrounding him into Song, and he never looked back.