Category: Nation

In anti-Covid fight, India conducts 3.6 cr tests

New Delhi: A key component in India’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been early identification of the positive cases by timely and aggressive testing. Prompt identification and isolation, synced with efficient treatment, have led to the rising number of recoveries and low and declining mortality. India has so far conducted 3,59,02,137 tests. With 6,09,917

35 highway projects in MP to get green light on Tue

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for and inaugurate 35 highway projects in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, August 25. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will preside over the virtual function, which will also be attended by Union Ministers Thavarchand Gehlot and Narendra Singh Tomar;

Naidu bats for more women in elected bodies

New Delhi: Stressing the need for a national movement to empower women, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that no girl child should be left out of school. Observing that the flagship ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme had created a positive impact across the nation, Naidu said in a Facebook post that a lot

Govt takes steps to address woes of sugar industry

New Delhi: Government has taken various measures to improve viability of sugar industry, thereby enabling sugar mills to make timely payment of cane dues of farmers. Going forward, diversion of excess sugarcane and sugar is the long term solution for addressing the problem of excess stock and improving viability of sugar industry. Ethanol is a

Forget multiple tests, Cabinet okays new body for recruitment to Central jobs

New Delhi: In a major transformational reform in the recruitment process for Central government jobs, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday Approved the creation of a multi-agency body to encompass the first-level test by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Service Personnel (IBPS). The Union Cabinet, chaired

Puri pushes for more benefits to street vendors

New Delhi: Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Housing and Urban Affairs, interacted with Urban Development Ministers, Chief Secretaries, UD Secretaries/Principal Secretaries, DGPs, Collectors / SPs / SSPs / Municipal Commissioners / Chief Executive Officers of 125 cities in the context of the Prime Minister Street Vendors AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme which has

Naidu stresses on quality education to address societal issues

New Delhi: Inaugurating the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of IIT-Delhi (IIT-D) on Monday through a video conference, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu urged the IITs and other premier higher education institutes to undertake research on societal problems. He asked the higher education institutes to develop symbiotic relationship with industry and, in the same breath, requested the private