Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution reviews FCI’s food grain distribution and procurement:Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday chaired the review meeting with the Food Corporation of India’s Zonal Executive Directors and Regional General Managers on the distribution and procurement of food grains, through video conference.
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme to be taken forward using innovative ways in view of the prevailing conditions of COVID 19:It has been decided to take forward the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme of the Government by using innovative ways in view of the prevailing conditions of COVID 19.
Karnal smart city undertakes key initiatives to fight Covid-19:Karnal Smart City has undertaken the following initiatives to combat COVID-19
Minister of State for Labour and Employment launches Twitter handle @LabourDG:In an attempt to supply updated latest statistics related to labour welfare, Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C), Santosh Kumar inaugurated the twitter handle @LabourDG for Labour Bureau on Wednesday
Finance Minister launches facility of Instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC:In line with the announcement made in the Union Budget, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman formally launched the facility for instant allotment of PAN (on near to real time basis) on Thursday.
Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon:According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department:
Cabinet Secretary reviews COVID situation in 13 worst affected cities:Cabinet Secretary held a meeting with Municipal Commissioners, District Magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities to take a review of the situation.
Brief of Meeting Chaired by the Prime Minster regarding activities of the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy:Prime Minister reviewed the work of the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, on Wednesday.
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces avert a major vehicle-borne IED blast in Pulwama:Security Forces today averted a major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Three hardcore naxalites killed in a police encounter in Jharkhand:In Jharkhand, three hardcore naxals of Peoples Liberation Front of India, PLFI have been killed today in an ongoing encounter with police forces in Manmaru forest and Kentai hills of Podeyahaat area coming under Tabo police station of West Singhbhum district.
19 thousand crore rupees released under PM-KISAN scheme benefiting more than 9.5 crore farmers during last two months:A total 9.67 crore farmers have been benefited and an amount of more than 19 thousand crore rupees has been released under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme during the last two months.
Evacuation by land route under Vande Bharat Mission begins; Around 230 stranded Indians leave from Bangladesh:Evacuation of distressed and stranded Indians has begin through land route under Vande Bharat Mission.
Locust control operations and survey stepped up in Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh:Amidst a wave of locust swarms sweeping across western and northwestern India, Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has stepped up locust control operations in Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Shramik special trains continue taking stranded back home:Railways transports 48 lakh people to their native places through Shramik Special trains Railways has transported 48 lakhs passengers to their home states through Shramik Special trains.
IMD: Heatwave likely to recede in North India from today:After being lashed by successive severe heat waves during the first half of the week, parts of northwest India will be in for some much-needed respite towards the second half, as a fresh spell of rain and thunderstorms has been forecast over the region starting Thursday, May 28.
Assam flood situation deteriorates:New areas inundated in Assam due to incessant rains; several rivers flowing above danger level, over 2.71 lakh people are reeling under the fury of floods in 11 districts.
CBSE allows students to write pending board exams from home states:Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informs that students who have moved to another state or district during the lockdown can appear for pending board exams from their current district or state.
Bangladesh allows restricted opening from May 31:The government of Bangladesh on Thursday decided not to extend the ‘general holidays’ any further beyond May 30.
Nepal reports fifth COVID-19 fatality:Nepal has reported fifth COVID-19 fatality.
First evacuation by land-route takes place in Bangladesh:The first batch of evacuees by land route left Bangladesh for Agartala on Thursday morning. The batch of 125 Indians left from the Akhaura border of Bangladesh.
Saudi Arabia extends tourist visas for a period of three months:Saudi Arabia has decided to extend tourist visas, which expired during the lockdown, automatically for a period of three months.
US coronavirus deaths top 100,000:The death toll from the novel coronavirus in the US has crossed one lakh, the highest for any country in the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe by upending life and disrupting economic activity.
Coronavirus: Sri Lanka records maximum number of 150 cases in a day:Sri Lanka recorded the maximum number of 150 COVID cases in a day on Wednesday raising the total number of cases to 1,469. Of the 150 patients identified on Wednesday, 97 are those who were repatriated from foreign countries recently and 53 Navy personnel under quarantine.
Five people killed in hospital fire in Dhaka:At least five people were killed in a fire at a private hospital in Dhaka late on Wednesday night.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council:Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on Thursday.
ADB, India sign $177 million loan for state road improvements in Maharashtra:The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on Thursday signed a $177 million loan to upgrade 450 kilometers (km) of state highways and major district roads in the state of Maharashtra.
Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Railways calls upon the Exporters to be more competitive and provide quality products to the world:Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal on Thursday, through Video Conference, participated in the Digital Summit on Exports organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
France top European destination for new foreign investment: Survey:France has overtaken Britain and Germany as the top destination for international investments in Europe for the first time, a survey showed on Thursday, although the number of projects risks being revised in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. weighs options to punish China over Hong Kong:The Trump administration is crafting a range of options to punish China over its tightening grip on Hong Kong, including targeted sanctions, new tariffs and further restrictions on Chinese companies, according to sources.
Aatmanirbhar Bharat entails a confident, self-reliant and caring nation: Union Minister Piyush Goyal:Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the concept of Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign entails a confident, self-reliant, caring nation which takes care of all the strata of the society and nurtures development of all parts of the country.
Surrey looking into hosting matches at Oval with reduced capacity:Surrey County Cricket Club is looking into the possibility of hosting matches at The Oval with a reduced capacity of around 6,000 fans when the COVID-19 shutdown ends, its chief executive Richard Gould has said.
Science and Technology in finding solutions to combat COVID-19:At a media briefing on Thursday Dr. Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog and Professor K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, summarised activities on COVID-19 related to Science and Technology in the areas of vaccines, drug discovery, diagnostics and testing.
CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering &Technology:Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has been renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET), a premier national institution under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India.
Frankfurt Book Fair to go ahead on schedule in October:Frankfurt’s annual book fair – the world’s largest – will take place as scheduled in mid-October, its organisers said on Wednesday, a sign of some return to normality amid the coronavirus pandemic.