Scientists played an important role in obtaining freedom and also sustaining it: Dr. Jitendra Singh:“Scientists not only played an important role in obtaining freedom but also playing a crucial role in sustaining it from the last 74 years” said Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Earth Sciences, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science and Technology.
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Skill India launches programme to upskill Street Food Vendors, making them eligible for e-cart license:In a quest to formalize the unorganised sector and upskill the street food vendors, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) today announced to skill the street vendors of East Delhi and make them eligible for e-cart licenses, improving the hygiene conditions in food preparation and aesthetics of vending.
Both houses of Parliament adjourned till tomorrow:The Lok Sabha today witnessed the introduction of two bills amid din and two adjournments before adjourning for the day, while the Rajya Sabha resumed its normal business without any adjournment due to noisy scenes.
Centre reviews Public Health Preparedness with States/UTs in view of new COVID19 Variant Omicron:Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with States/UTs to review COVID-19 public health response measures and preparedness amid reports of Omicron variant of COVID19 across various countries in New Delhi today in the presence of Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.
I&B Minister says Prasar Bharati is striving to develop Next Generation Broadcast solution consistent with 5G broadcast:Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur today said, Prasar Bharati has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT, Kanpur to develop Next Generation Broadcast solution for digital terrestrial broadcasting consistent with emerging standards such as 5G broadcast
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejects appeal of Opposition Leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s for revocation of suspension of 12 MPs:Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the appeal of Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge’s seeking revocation of suspension of 12 MPs of the house. Yesterday, the Rajya Sabha had approved the motion moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi for suspension of 12 MPs from the current session for their unruly behavior during the last day of Monsoon Session of Parliament.
PM to inaugurate InFinity Forum on 3rd December:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate InFinity Forum, a thought leadership Forum on FinTech, on 3rd December, 2021 at 10 AM via video conferencing. The event is being hosted by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), under the aegis of Government of India in collaboration with GIFT City and Bloomberg on December 3 and 4, 2021. Indonesia, South Africa and the U.K. are partner countries in the first edition of the Forum.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says govt fully prepared to tackle any possible third wave of covid-19:Union Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the union government is fully prepared to tackle any possible third wave covid-19. In a video message yesterday the minister has appealed to the people to get themselves vaccinated and keep observing the covid-19 preventive measures.
Over 123 crore 27 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in country so far; Recovery rate stands at 98.34 percent:123 crore 27 lakh COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive.
12 Opposition members suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of winter session – for having created ruckus on last day of Monsoon session:In Rajya Sabha, twelve Opposition members were suspended for the rest of the current Winter Session. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi moved the motion seeking their suspension saying their unruly behavior on the last day of the previous Monsoon Session has lowered the dignity and brought disrepute to the Upper House.
Indian Consulate in Guangzhou organizes Forum of Indian Professionals in South China (FIPSC) to connect the diaspora :India’s Consulate General in Guangzhou organized a Forum of Indian Professionals in South China (FIPSC) in Shenzhen to connect the Indian professionals in Southern China.
Bangladesh: Renowned scholar Rafiqul Islam passes away:Renowned scholar and national professor of Bangladesh Professor Rafiqul Islam passed away in Dhaka on Tuesday. He was 87.
Bangladesh removed from the list of ‘at risk’ countries for arrivals in India for Omicron COVID variant:Bangladesh has been removed from the list of ‘at risk’ countries for the latest COVID 19 variant Omicron arriving in India.
New variant cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US:US President Joe Biden has called the Omicron COVID variant a cause for concern and not a cause for panic, one day after it was detected in North America. He said, he sees no need for a lockdown for now, adding, if people are vaccinated and wear their masks.
China to encourage its companies to invest more in Africa amid concerns over Chinese investments in the region:Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday said China would encourage its companies to invest no less than $10 billion in Africa over the next three years, amid efforts to assuage concerns over Chinese investments in the region.
Sensex climbs to trade above 57,500, Nifty at 17,100:The Sensex and the Nifty today climbed more than half a percent in the afternoon trade. Both stocks rose even as the cues from the global equity markets were mixed.
Indian tech wizard Parag Agrawal takes over as CEO of Twitter:Indian tech wizard Parag Agrawal takes over as CEO of the social media platform Twitter following the departure of its co-founder CEO.
The mystery behind the high abundance of Lithium in some evolved stars traced:Scientists have found a clue to the mystery behind the high abundance of Lithium— a trace element on Earth, and a key component of rechargeable batteries, in some evolved stars.
Effectiveness of COVISHIELD vaccine against the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in India:SARS-CoV-2 has affected more than 200 million people causing more than 5 million deaths worldwide as per the WHO statistics. The rise in mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to concerns regarding vaccine effectiveness. Delta (B.1.617.2) variant is the predominant strain in India. The vaccination programme in India is driven largely by the Covishield vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19).
Centre reviews Public Health Preparedness with States/UTs in view of new COVID19 Variant (OMICRON) reported by WHO:States advised not to let their guards down- Test, Track, Treat strategy re-emphasized
India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 123.25 Cr More than 78.80 Lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours:With the administration of 78,80,545 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 123.25 Cr (1,23,25,02,767) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.