Parliament passes Essential Commodities Amendment Bill

 The Bill allows the central government to regulate the supply of certain food items only under extraordinary circumstances such as war and famine. It will replace the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which was promulgated in June this year. Replying to a discussion on the Bill, Minister of State for …

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Ambassador Vinay M. Kwatra and CEO of National Reconstruction Authority, Sushil Gyewali, jointly launch CBRI project website on Post-Earthquake reconstruction initiatives in education sector

The website, available in both English and Nepali versions, is a one stop, user friendly window for all information related to education projects under GOI-assisted post-earthquake reconstruction initiatives. The website is accessible at www.goicbrinepal.com. It has been conceptualized and developed by the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee under India’s …

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Nrityanjali – an online film festival on Indian Classical Dance and Maestros by Films Division

The first part of ‘Nrityanjali’ will showcase 10 films on the life and works of India’s leading classical dancers. The festival will be streamed on Films Division website www.filmsdivision.org/Documentary of the Week/ and its YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision. All films will be streamed live, simultaneously, for three days. Details of films/documentaries to be …

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World Rhino Day Celebrated showcases India’s success story

Slumbering through the dense jungles, rhinoceros evoke awe and fear in equal measure and are a sight to behold. But the myth of medicinal value and the menace of poaching brought the species on the brink of extinction. In order to save the majestic animal, World Rhino Day is observed …

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Study Shows Older Americans Are Coping Best During the Pandemic

If you think older Americans have struggled to cope through the pandemic, think again. According to new research by financial services firm Edward Jones, they have actually been faring far better than their younger counterparts. The Edward Jones and Age Wave Study focused exclusively on how different generations have held …

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Hindu prayer to open Fort Worth City Council in Texas on December 1

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Fort Worth City Council (Texas) on December one, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely via phone before Fort Worth City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read …

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How to Crack TNPSC Exams Effortlessly

TNPSC or the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is an independent body and department of the Government of Tamil Nadu that recruits personnel for various roles on offer in the state’s public service. Each year the TNPSC exam is conducted in groups (I to VII) to recruit deserving candidates for …

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India registers a Record of Highest Single day recoveries

More than 1 lakh (1,01,468) new recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. In another landmark achievement, the trend of very high number of single day recoveries has sustained for the past four consecutive days. With this, the total number of recoveries are nearly 45 lakh (44,97,867). This …

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SBI raises Rs 7,000 crore through Basel III compliant bonds

State Bank of India (SBI) has raised Rs 7,000 crore by issuing 70,000 Basel III compliant non-convertible, taxable, redeemable debt instruments in the nature of debentures to bond subscribers. The Committee of Directors for Capital Raising at its meeting of held on September 21, 2020 has accorded its approval to …

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Steps to Boost The Growth of Industries

Promotion of industries is a continuous and ongoing effort of the Government. Government has taken a number of steps, in addition to the ongoing schemes, to boost the growth of industries. The measures taken in a few important areas are highlighted below:   Aatmanirbhar Package to boost Industrial growth has been …

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Setting up of Industries by Foreign Companies

‘Make in India’ was launched on September 25, 2014, to facilitate investment, foster innovation, building best in class infrastructure, and making India a hub for manufacturing, design, and innovation. The development of a robust manufacturing sector continues to be a key priority of the Indian Government. It was one of …

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Pre-Emptive Measures by ICG During Cyclone

Indian Coast Guard has initiated the following pre-emptive and proactive measures to prevent loss of fishermen lives and to reduce impact from Cyclone ‘Amphan’ and Nisarga. Details of which is as under:   ICG formation were put on high alert and high state of preparedness.  Fisheries authorities and local administration …

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Ordnance Manufacturing Industries and Laboratories

At present, there is no proposal under consideration for establishing new ordnance industries and laboratories by the Government. Defence Public Sector Undertakings, Ordnance Factory Board and the private industries have supplied various Defence Equipment such as missiles, torpedoes, Offshore Patrol Vessels, radars, electronic warfare systems, avionics, sonar, fire control systems, …

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Relief Package for Unemployed Labourers

The global spread of the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic followed by lockdowns has affected global economies including India. Covid-19 has resulted in large number of migrant workers going back to their native places. In order to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID-19. Government of India has announced an economic package …

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