ADB & India Sign $500 Million Loan for Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $500 million loan, the first tranche of a total $1 billion facility, to build a modern, high-speed 82-kilometer Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor that will improve regional connectivity and mobility in India’s national capital region …

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EPFO settles 94.41 lakh claims during pandemic since 1st Arpil

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, EPFO has been able to settle a staggering 94.41 lakh claims thereby disbursing about Rs 35,445  crore to its  members during the period of April-August, 2020. During this period, EPFO has settled around 32% more claims as compared to corresponding period of last year (April-August, …

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package – Progress so Far

As part of the Rs 1.70 lakh crore Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), the Government announced free food grains and cash payment to women and poor senior citizens and farmers. The swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by Central and State governments. Around 42 crore poor people received financial assistance …

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India scales a new peak of 5 cr total COVID tests

Aggressive and widespread TESTING has essayed an important role in India’s fight against the COVID pandemic. India has scaled another peak- the cumulative tests have surpassed 5 crore today. India has come a long way from conducting just one test from the lab at National Institute of Virology, Pune in …

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Limnology Practical book released

Udaipur : Dr. Narendra Singh Rathore, Honourable Vice Chancellor of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology released a book on limnogy authored by Dr Madhu Sudan Sharma and Dr. L.L.Sharma. On this occasion, he congratulated the authors and said that lake science is a very broad subject in which …

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PM Modi to hold discussion with street vendors of MP tomorrow

PM Swanidhi scheme was launched by the government of India on 1st June 2020 to help the street vendors and small shops facing loss in business due to Corona crisis.  Madhya Pradesh government has registered 4.5 lakh street vendors, who are eligible for loans.  Besides the MP government has issued …

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We want to be the most consistent team this IPL: Rabada

The 25-year-old South African completed his six days of isolation on Sunday, and was back training with the rest of the Delhi Capitals’ squad on Monday evening.  “It feels good to be running in, and to be with some teammates as well. It is of course some old teammates and …

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NSE to undertake e-KYC Aadhaar authentication

The regulator had come out with a list of eight entities permitted to use e-KYC Aadhaar authentication. In a circular, Sebi said that National Stock Exchange of India Limited shall undertake Aadhaar authentication service of the UIDAI subject to compliance of the conditions as laid down in this regard.  

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NCB arrests Rhea Chakraborty

NCB also summons Sushant Singh Rajpu’s staff Neeraj Singh and Keshav. Both will be questioned by the NCB. Sushant Singh Rajput’s father files a complaint before the Medical Council of India against psychiatrist Susan Walker.  In his complaint, KK Singh accuses Dr. Walker of ‘professional misconduct’ by disclosing details about …

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World must be better prepared for next pandemic: WHO Chief 

The chief said that this won’t be the last pandemic and we must take lessons from history which says outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life.  It added that it is in close consultations with many countries on ensuring that vaccine is fairly distributed.  WHO adviser, Bruce Aylward also …

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