Union Education Minister holds a review meeting on the progress of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (UBA) through video conferencing

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a review meeting regarding the progress of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (UBA) through video conferencing here today. Secretary, Higher Education, Amit Khare; Chairman, National Steering Committee, UBA Dr. Vijay Bhatkar; Chairman, National Subject Expert Group Advisory Committee, UBA Dr. R Chidambaram; Director, IIT …

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Paymentof ‘11.60% Government Stock2020’

The repayment of Government stockis due as per details given below:   Table: Details of GoI Security maturing on December 27, 2020 Sl. No. Name of Security Scheduled Date of Repayment Effective date of Repayment No Interest Accrual from scheduled date of Repayment (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 1. 11.60% …

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CCI approves acquisition by Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (“RRVL”), Reliance Retail and Fashion Lifestyle Limited (“RRVL WOS”)of the retail and wholesale undertaking and the logistics and warehousing undertaking of the Future Group

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves acquisition by Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (“RRVL”), Reliance Retail and Fashion Lifestyle Limited (“RRVL WOS”) of the retail and wholesale undertaking and the logistics and warehousing undertaking of the Future Group under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002, today. The following Future …

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Naturopathy as a future-oriented health-care system

The growing perception of Naturopathy as a future-oriented system of healthcare and the evergreen relevance of Gandhian thoughts on health were the two themes that dominated the activities of observation of Naturopathy Day, 2020. The virtual programme was graced by Shripad Yesso Naik, Union AYUSH Minister, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary …

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Medvedev cruises into ATP Finals semis unbeaten

The 24-year-old Moscovite lost all three matches on his debut in the tournament last year, but struck 31 winners to overwhelm Schwartzman and go 3-0 in group play. The world number four meets Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals on Saturday, with the Spaniard chasing a first ATP Finals crown, one …

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NIA conducts searches in Kerala Gold Smuggling Case

 The searches were conducted at the residences of 5 accused persons viz. Mohamed Aslam, Abdul Latheef, Nazarudheen Sha, Ramzan P. and Muhammed Mansoor. These accused persons conspired with the already arrested accused and facilitated smuggling of gold  through import cargo addressed to the UAE Consulate General, and its disposal. During …

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14 dead in a road accident in Pratapgarh in UP

Accident occurred around midnight near Desraj Inara village on Prayagraj Lucknow highway when a four wheeler returning from a wedding ceremony collided with a truck.   Senior officials have reached the spot and the injured have been admitted to hospital.

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Wetlands: An Integral Component of Protected Areas

They play an important role in the hydrological regime of rivers and act as a buffer to store glacial melt waters, providing baseflow support to several rivers and streams, many of which form headwaters of major continental rivers.   HAWs sustain distinct biological diversity, including providing crucial habitats to a …

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Chhath Puja being celebrated with traditional fervour & devotion

Devotees will offer prayers known as Sandhya-Arghya to the Sun this evening.   The four-day celebrations will culminate tomorrow morning with Pratah-Arghya to the rising Sun. Chhath festival is dedicated to the worship of the Sun god and his wife Usha.   During celebrations, people thank the Sun, the god …

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Health Ministry approves new category for selection and nomination of candidates from ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ under Central Pool MBBS/BDS seats for the academic year 2020-21

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today announced the Government’s decision to introduce a new category called ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ in the guidelines for selection and nomination of candidates against Central Pool MBBS seats for the academic Year 2020-21. The Union Health Minister said that this …

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Joint Statement on the India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit

1. The Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, H.E. Mr. Xavier Bettel, held the first-ever India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit on 19 November 2020. 2. The two Prime Ministers underlined the excellent relations between India and Luxembourg based on shared principles …

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