India, Germany, Brazil and Japan collectively call to expedite Reforms in United Nations:As the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly is underway, on Wednesday the Foreign Ministers of India Germany, Brazil and Japan known as G4 countries, called for reforms of three of the principal organs of the United Nations.
Parliament adjourns sine die, Monsoon Session cut short by 8 Days :Parliament was adjourned sine die on Wednesday. The monsoon session was scheduled from September 14 to October 1, but it had to be cut short due to the spread of the corona virus.
Mumbai receives heavy rainfall in last 24 hours:Heavy rains have lashed many parts of Mumbai. The BMC declared the day a holiday for all offices except emergency services due to waterlogging. Rail services were affected in the morning but later restored. Road traffic was also affected due to heavy pouring.
PM Modi to interact with fitness influencers & citizens to celebrate first anniversary of ‘Fit India Movement’ tomorrow:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with fitness influencers and citizens during a nation-wide online Fit India Dialogue tomorrow. The Dialogue is being organized to celebrate the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement.
RS passes Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020:Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill 2020; The Bill amends the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 (FCRA 2010) to make several new provisions; The FCRA Bill has already been passed by Lok Sabha on Monday and will now be sent to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent.
India’s war against COVID continues; testing capacity surges to over 12 lakh daily tests:With its focused strategies and effective, coordinated and proactive measures, India is reporting steep increase in recoveries. New recoveries in India have exceeded the new cases for the fifth consecutive day. so far 89,746 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country, whereas the number of new confirmed cases stands at 83,347. With this, the total number of recoveries are at 45,87,613. The Recovery Rate is 81.25% on Wednesday.Parliament passes 3 Bills related to Labour Law:The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed three Labour Code Bills for the welfare and protection of the workers; These Bills were already passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
India maintains trend of high recoveries as recovery rate crosses 81%:With its focused strategies and effective, coordinated and proactive measures, India is reporting steep increase in recoveries.
Heavy rain lashes Mumbai; several areas water logged, train services disrupted:In Mumbai, heavy rains lashed several parts of the city on Tuesday.
Myanmar organisations blame Chinese projects for environmental destruction and human rights violation:The Community based organisations in Myanmar have blamed the Chinese gas and oil pipeline project of environmental destruction and human rights violation in the execution of the Shwe Gas Project and Trans-Burma pipeline. The Rakhine based Community Based Organisation (CBO) Shwe Gas Movement (SGM) told the Irrawaddy newspaper that people in Rakhine were losing their livelihood and suffering serious human rights abuses due to these projects.
Happy to have got a chance to speak to Honourable PM in Fit India Dialogue: Devender Jhajharia:The first Indian to win two individual gold medals at the Summer Paralympics, Devendra Jhajharia has had an inspiring life story. Belonging to a farming family from Churu, Rajasthan, Jhajharia’s left arm had to be amputated as a child after he accidentally touched a live wire.
Two new species of pipeworts discovered from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra & Karnataka:Two new species of a plant group known for their varied medicinal properties have been discovered in the Western Ghats – one of the thirty-five hot-spots of biological diversity in the world.
Moving towards a vaccine to reduce yield loss due to diseases in rice:We may be close to a vaccine to boost the immune system of rice. An Indian scientist has uncovered the mechanism by which a bacterium called Xoo (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) that causes a serious bacterial leaf blight disease in rice interacts with rice plant and cause disease. Dr Tayi Lavanya, a recipient of DST-Inspire Faculty Fellowship, instituted by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India working in Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB), Osmania University, Hyderabad along with her research group is working to identify and develop few molecules which are derived from either the Xoo bacterium or from the infected rice cell walls.
Bharat Biotech inks licensing deal with Washington University School of Medicine to advance COVID-19 Intranasal Vaccine Tech: Vaccine Innovator, Bharat Biotech announces today, a licensing agreement with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for a novel chimp-adenovirus, single dose intranasal vaccine for COVID-19.