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Ayushman Bharat scheme to benefit 45% population: JP Nadda

Speaking at ‘Ayushman Bharat Diwas’ function in ‘Devli’ village adopted under ‘Sansad Gram Yojna in Sadar Bilaspur of Himachal Pradesh, Nadda said that, giving top priority to the welfare of common man, the central government has launched a number of such schemes in many areas. He added that the target ... Read More »

HM Rajnath SIngh inaugurates 19th ‘NavOli Jyotirdinam’ celebrations

The function marks the beginning of celebrations from 1st to 6th May, commemorating the departure of Shantigiri Ashram founder Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru on 6th May 1999. The ‘Shantigiri Ashram’ was founded by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru and is recognized as a Social and Scientific Research Organization by the Government of India. ... Read More »

International Labour Day being observed today

Addressing the International Labour Day Programme at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the efforts are being made to formulate long terms policy for the benefit of workers in unorganized sector. He stressed on the need to safeguard the interests of the workers to avoid ... Read More »

SC issues directives to HCs to monitor & regulate POCSO Act cases

The apex court also asked the high courts to instruct trial courts not to grant unnecessary adjournments during trial of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said the High Courts may constitute ... Read More »

Telecom Commission approves proposal for in-flight mobile services

Telecom Commission – the highest decision making body of telecom department – also approved regulator TRAI’s recommendations on internet telephony in its meeting in New Delhi today. Another proposal that received approval entails creation of an ombudsman to deal with telecom grievances, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told reporters. The ombudsman ... Read More »

SC asks high courts to fast-track trial under POCSO Act

The bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed all high courts to ensure that the cases of sexual assault of children to be fast-tracked and decided by special courts. The apex court also asked the high courts to instruct the trial courts not to grant unnecessary adjournments during a ... Read More »

GST collection in April at Rs 1.03 lakh cr

While Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in entire 2017-18 stood Rs 7.41 lakh crore, in March the figure was Rs 89,264 crore. “The total gross GST revenue collected in April 2018 is Rs 1,03,458 crore of which CGST is Rs 18,652 crore, SGST is Rs 25,704 crore, IGST is ... Read More »

PM Modi kicks off rally in Karnataka

He carried out a blistering attack his party’s main rival Congress accusing it of rampant corruption in the state and derailing its development. Cheif Minister Siddaramaiah is also campaigning extensively to garner support for Congress.  The Prime Minister is scheduled to address two more public meetings in Karnataka today. This next ... Read More »

Butterfly wings inspire eye implants for glaucoma patients

Sections of the wings of a longtail glasswing butterfly are almost perfectly transparent, according to the research published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech)in the US found that the see-through sections of the wings are coated in tiny pillars, each about 100 nanometres in ... Read More »

Leonardo DiCaprio gets beetle named after him

The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actor has been a committed campaigner for the environment for many years, creating The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998. The Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi was discovered at the bottom of a waterfall in Maliau Basin, a remote nature reserve in Borneo island. It was found by Taxon Expeditions, a ... Read More »

Shahzar Rizvi claims No.1 spot in 10m air pistol rankings

With 1654 rating points, Rizvi shot to the numero uno spot ahead of Russia’s Artem Chernousov (1046) and Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (803). The other Indians in the top-10 are Jitu Rai, who is placed sixth on the chart, and Om Prakash Mitharval, at the 12th spot. Besides the silver in ... Read More »

Watson, Dhoni fire CSK to 13-run win

Watson (78 off 40) and Dhoni (51* off 22) gave a masterclass in power hitting to fire Super Kings to 211 for four after Daredevils opted to field on a good batting surface. Needing more than 10 an over put scoreboard pressure on the visitors and they wilted under pressure. ... Read More »

AIIMS wants Lalu to return to Ranchi hospital, RJD workers protest

NEW DELHI: RJD workers protested outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi against the hospital’s decision to move their corruption-convicted leader Lalu Prasad to a hospital in Ranchi. Lalu is presently in the middle of a sentence after his conviction four separate cases in the ... Read More »