PM Modi holds a meeting to discuss ways to boost Defence & Aerospace Sector:Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a detailed meeting to deliberate the potential reforms to ensure a robust and self-reliant defence industry in India that caters to short and long term needs of the armed forces and initiatives to give a boost to the economy in the backdrop of COVID-19.
WIHG reveals 35 thousand-year history of river erosion in Ladakh Himalayas:Scientists and students from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science &Technology,Govt. of Indiastudied rivers in Ladakh Himalaya, bringing out 35 thousand-year history of river erosion and identified hotspots of erosion and wide valleys that act a buffer zones.
New simulation code helps study electric field structure in Earth’s Magnetosphere where satellites hover:Scientists at the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) an autonomous institution of the Department of Science and Technology have developed a generalized one-dimensional fluid simulation code capable of studying a wide spectrum of coherent electric field structures in near-earth plasma environment or earth’s magnetosphere which can be useful in planning of future space missions.
Indian Railways crosses 3 million mark in distribution of free meals:Distribution of free hot cooked meals by Indian Railways crossed the three million mark today during the national lockdown due to COVID-19. On 20th April, 2020, Indian Railways reached 2 million mark in distribution of free meals, in last 10 days, it has accomplished a million mark in distribution of free meals.
Agra Smart city monitors COVID-19 hot-spots using GIS dashboard:Agra Smart City has created a GIS dashboard which will show various hotspots, heat map, positive cases, recovered cases etc.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launches Bank of Schemes, Ideas, Innovation & Research Portal on MSMEs:Union Minister of Road transport & Highways and MSME Nitin Gadkari today launched Bank of Schemes, Ideas, Innovation and Research portal (http://ideas.msme.gov.in/) on MSMEs through Video Conference from Nagpur in the presence of Pratap Chandra Sarangi, MoS for MSME along with Secretary MSME Dr Arun Kumar Panda and DC, MSME Shri Ram Mohan Mishra and others senior officers.
Over 325000 people are using “Janaushadhi Sugam” Mobile App to access Janaushadhi kendras:Amid nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 crisis Janaushadhi Sugam Mobile App is helping people in a big way to locate their nearest Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMJAK) and availability of affordable generic medicine with its price.
Telephone conversation between Prime Minister and State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Daw Aung San
Prime Minister holds a comprehensive meeting to discuss strategies on boosting investment in India:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a comprehensive meeting to discuss strategies to attract more foreign investments into India as well as to promote local investments in order to give a boost to the economy against the backdrop of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
New guidelines to fight COVID-19 to come into effect from May 4; relaxations to many districts: Home Ministry:Home Ministry has said that New guidelines to fight COVID-19 will come into effect from 4th of May, which shall give considerable relaxations to many districts.
States gear up to facilitate movement of stranded people after Home Ministry’s relaxation measures:After Home Ministry’s inclusion of new set of relaxation measures in the National Lockdown guidelines, the states are gearing up to facilitate movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims and tourists among others.
UGC releases guidelines on Exams and Academic Calendar for Universities:University Grants Commission, UGC has released guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in view of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Rs. 33, 300 crore sanctioned under MGNREGA: Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar:Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has asked the States and Union Territories to proactively implement Rural Development Schemes relating to employment generation, rural housing and infrastructure development.
#IndiaFightsCorona: UGC releases academic calendar, exam guidelines:University Grants Commission, UGC has released guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in view of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67:Senior actor, fondly called ‘Chintu’, Rishi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday.
#IndiaFightsCorona: Toll rises to 1,074 in India:These are the latest figures in India as on 30 April at 8 AM, according to the health ministry:
PM Modi and Bangladesh PM hold telephone conversation on COVID-19:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called up Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the two countries.
TS Tirumurti appointed new Permanent Representative of India to UN:T. S. Tirumurti has been appointed as the next Ambassador or Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.
UK toll due to COVID-19 now at world’s third-worst:Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 26,097 on Wednesday — the second-highest in Europe behind Italy and third-highest in the world — as the government took into account fatalities outside hospital, including care homes, for the first time.
Sri Lanka to reimpose curfew after COVID-19 cases increase:Sri Lanka government has decided to reimpose curfew in all districts of the country from Thursday evening as COVID-19 cases continue to rise with 27 persons testing positive on Wednesday.
DPIIT Control Room playing a pivotal role in monitoring the issues of Industry and Trade, and solving the difficulties faced by various stakeholders during the lockdown period:Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, had set-up a Control Room w.e.f 26.3.2020 to monitor the issues of Industry and Trade and take up such matters with the concerned State Government, District and Police Authorities and other concerned agencies.
Post-Covid19, Indian industrialists and exporters should capture significant share in world trade: Piyush Goyal:Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that in the post-Covid era, there is going to be perceptible change in the global supply-chains, and Indian industrialists and exporters should be looking to capture significant share in world trade.
Fed signals it will likely hold rates near zero for months:The Federal Reserve signaled on Wednesday that it will keep its key short-term interest rate near zero for the foreseeable future as part of its extraordinary efforts to bolster an economy that is sinking into its worst crisis since the 1930s.
Sensex rallies over 900 points, Nifty reclaims 9,800 level:Equity benchmark Sensex soared over 900 points in opening trade on Thursday tracking heavy buying at ICICI Bank, Infosys, HDFC twins and Reliance Industries counters amid rally in global stocks.
IOC President Thomas Bach writes to Olympic Movement: OLYMPISM AND CORONA:International Olympic President (IOC) Thomas Bach has called on The Olympic Movement to Initiate a Comprehensive debate on “The Challenges we are facing and the Potential of the opportunities we have.” in an open letter on the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kane Williamson named ODI player of the Year in NZ Cricket’s virtual awards:Skipper Kane Willamson was on Thursday named the men’s ODI Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards for his stellar performance throughout the year.
Karnataka: Online chess tournament to be held to raise funds for fight against Covid-19:The Karnataka Youth Empowerment and Sports department and United Karnataka Chess Association will host an online chess tournament to raise funds for CM Covid-19 relief fund.
SNBNCBS develops Nanomedicine to alter oxidative stress for better immune power to treat viral infections including COVID-19:Scientists at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (SNBNCBS) have developed a safe and cost-effective nanomedicine that promises treatment of a number of diseases by altering oxidative stress in the body.