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India’s Registers the Highest Single day Recoveries

India continues to record a spate of very high recoveries. India logged in the highest number of single day recoveries in the last 24 hours. 82,961 COVID patients were cured and discharged from home/facility isolation and hospitals, steeply pushing the Recovery Rate to 78.53%. The 7-day moving average of the Recoveries shows a ... Read More »

Union Power Ministry in a historic pro-consumer move drafts Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020; invites suggestions/comments by 30th September

Union Power Ministry has drafted Rules providing for Rights of Electricity Consumers for the First Time. Electricity Consumers are the most important stakeholders in the power sector. The sector exists because of them. Having provided access to electricity to all citizens, it is now important to focus on consumer satisfaction. ... Read More »

Allocation of funds to States under ANBP and PMGKP

The Government has made a provision of Rs. 40,000 crore under MGNREGA Scheme through Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package (ANBP) to provide employment to the needy workers, in addition to allocation of Rs. 61,500 crore under MGNREGA for Financial Year 2020-21. This was stated by Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of ... Read More »

Postage Stamp released on A-SAT: India’s First Anti Satellite Missile

A Customized My Stamp on India’s First Anti Satellite Missile (A-SAT) launch was released by Department of Posts on the occasion of Engineers Day today in the august presence of AjitDoval, National Security Advisor (NSA). On the direction of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) ... Read More »

Yoga in Helping Recovery of COVID-19 Patients

The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), has undertaken a research project to verify the efficacy of Yoga in facilitating early recovery of COVID – 19 patients in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Rishikesh and RML Hospital, Delhi. Due to stringent ... Read More »

National Research Centre on Camels

For setting up of a branch in Gujarat of National Research Centre on Camel (NRCC), Bikaner, an appropriate size of land and other resources on nominal cost/lease basis is desired from the Government of Gujarat. Steps to protect Kharai camels:- 1. Kharai camel has been characterized, registered and gazette notified ... Read More »

Applications invited for the National Highway Excellence Awards 2019

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited proposals for the National Highways Excellence Awards for the year 2020. The awards are given every year in seven categories – Excellence in Project Management, Excellence in Operation and Maintenance, Green Highway, Innovation, Excellence in Highway Safety, Excellence in Toll Management, and ... Read More »

New Healthcare Scheme for Covid-19 Victims

There is provision made under ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19. This is a Central Sector scheme. The scheme provide an insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakh to healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 ... Read More »

Strategic Approach to Combat Covid-19

India would be following a scenario based approach for the following possible scenarios,  (i) Travel related case reported in India, (ii) Local transmission of COVID-19, (iii) Large outbreaks amenable to containment, (iv) Wide-spread community Transmission of COVID-19 disease and (v) India becomes endemic for COVID-19. Currently many areas are experiencing ... Read More »

India continues to post very high Recoveries

India continues to post very high number of daily recoveries. The continuous upward trajectory of India’s Recovery Rate has touched 78.28% today. 79,292 have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. The total recovered cases stand at 38,59,399. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases has crossed 28 lakh today (28,69,338). The total number ... Read More »

Development Action Plan for Scheduled Castes

As a part of the socio-economic and financial inclusion strategy of the Government to ensure that all segments of the society, particularly the Scheduled Castes, are benefited and adequate funds are allocated for their development, the concept of Development Action Plan for SCs (DAPSC – earlier known as Allocation for Welfare ... Read More »

Increase in Mental Health issues during the Pandemic

Realizing the impact that COVID-19 may have on the mental health of the people, including children, the Government has taken a number of initiatives to provide psychosocial support during COVID-19. These initiatives include:   Setting up of a 24/7 helpline to provide psychosocial support, by mental health professionals, to the ... Read More »

Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme

Rapid molecular diagnostics are presently available at 1360 blocks across the country.  State wise number of blocks with rapid molecular diagnostics is given below:   State wise number of blocks with rapid molecular diagnostics Sl. No State No. Blocks with Rapid Molecular Diagnostics 1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 4 2 ... Read More »

New Medical Colleges set up in last three years

As per information received from Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India, during the last three years, 47 medical colleges have been recognized. List is given below:   List of medical colleges which have been recognized by the MCI/Central Govt.during the last three (3) years. ESIC Medical ... Read More »