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Minimum Support Price for farmers will continue: Government

He added farmers will continue to get MSP. He was brefing the media on Sunday Parliament  passed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill 2020 with Rajya Sabha approving it on Sunday …

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MP: School uniforms to be now made by women SHGs

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all the uniforms that will be made in the schools will be made by the women of Self Help Group. He was speaking at the credit distribution function of self-help groups of the credit camp program in the capital Bhopal. He said …

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Eight MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha for one week

People who have been suspended include, Congress members Rajiv Satav, Ripun Bora and Nazeer Hussain, TMC members Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen, CPI(M) MPs K.K. Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem and Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, V. Muraleedharan moved a motion to suspend these members …

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U.S. to slap sanctions on over two dozen targets tied to Iran arms

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said Iran could have enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by the end of the year and that Tehran has resumed long-range missile cooperation with nuclear-armed North Korea. He did not provide detailed evidence regarding either assertion. The new sanctions fit into …

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Britain witnesses sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

According to health minister Matt Hancock, the country is at a tipping point on COVID-19. He has also warned that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don’t follow government rules designed to stop the spread of the virus. Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the UK …

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Impact of pandemic on child immunisation programmes

The utilization of immunization services slowed down at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, but coverage has improved subsequently because of series of measures been taken. To restore universal immunization, following steps were taken by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) during COVID-19 pandemic: States/ UTs …

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Steps taken for Documentation of various art forms

Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi has a scheme Survey, Research, Documentation, Dissemination & Publication which has the objective of preserving recordings of different arts forms, for the purpose of research and dissemination. Under the said scheme, Akademi provides grant to individuals and arts and cultural institutions for research work and documentation …

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COVID19 World: Over 3.12 crore coronavirus cases reported

The United States continues to top the list being the worst-hit country by the pandemic so far with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The U.S. has crossed the 70 lakh mark in terms of Covid-19 cases with deaths now crossing 2.04 lakh. In terms of the death toll, Brazil …

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U.S.: More than 70 lakh COVID-19 cases and over 2.04 lakh deaths

Faraway doctors are helping treat rural American COVID-19 patients all thanks to technology. Vast stretches of rural America lack easy access to advanced medical care. Rural areas tend to have higher rates of underlying health conditions, their populations often are older and poorer making them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Tele-ICU …

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Taj Mahal re-opens for public after six months

Nation’s lead  tourist attraction, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, have reopened for visitors on Monday, after an unprecedented closure of six months, due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Archaeological Survey of India officials have made all necessary arrangements for the reopening. Also, Mahabodhi temple, the first world heritage site of the Bihar …

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Schools in some States to resume classes from today | Unlock 4

The schools in many States and Union Territories will partially reopen from today for students of 9th to 12th classes on a voluntary basis. These include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh. Under Unlock 4, the central government has permitted the states to reopen schools …

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India – China border talks to be held today

Focus of the talks is  likely to be on the implementation of a five-point agreement reached between the two Foreign Ministers at the SCO summit in Moscow on disengagement of troops and de-escalation of the situation in eastern Ladakh. Highlight of the meeting is the presence of a joint secretary …

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COVID hospitals in India

As per the information provided by the States/ UTs on the Covid-19 Portal, State-wise details of Covid dedicated facilities and ICU beds in COVID dedicated facilities (Government and Private both) as on 18th September 2020 is given at Annexure. In view of cases being reported in various parts of the country, the …

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Medical waste management during COVID-19 pandemic

As informed by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), disposal of bio-medical waste including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit worn by healthcare professionals as well as general public became a challenge during the on-going Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Public Health’ being a State subject, information relating to increase …

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Wastage due to Improper Storage

No wastage of Central Pool Foodgrains (wheat & rice) stored in godowns of Food Corporation of India (FCI) can be directly attributed to lack of proper storage facilities. Procured foodgrains are stored by FCI in a scientific manner in covered godowns and Cover & Plinth (CAP) storage. Inspite of all …

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