Rajnath Singh launches mobile App for NCC Training

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Directorate General National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) Mobile Training App here today. The App will assist in conducting countrywide online training of NCC cadets.  In view of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, training of NCC cadets has been affected adversely as it is mostly contact based training. Since

Interest on delayed payment of GST: CBIC

New Delhi: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) today clarified that the Notification No. 63/2020-Central Tax dated 25th August 2020 relating to interest on delayed payment of GST has been issued prospectively due to certain technical limitations. However, it has assured that no recoveries shall be made for the past period as well

Recovered Patients are 3.5 times the Active Cases

New Delhi: The number of recoveries in India today exceeds the active cases by 3.5 times. The single day recovery figure has been more than 60,000 since many days. Recovery of 63,173 COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours has resulted in the cumulative recoveries of 24,67,758 people. This has contributed to the rapidly widening chasm between the number of percentage

Heavy to very heavy rainfall predicted across India till weekend

New Delhi: According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre/Regional Meteorological Centre, New Delhi of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): Significant Weather Features Dated on 25-08-2020 (MID-DAY) ♦️ The Low Pressure Area over North Bay of Bengal &neighbourhood now lies as a Well Marked Low Pressure Area over the same region. It is very likely to

Covid-19 catches up with sprinter Usain Bolt

New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic medalist and former runner Usain Bolt is undergoing treatment after being found to be Covid-19 positive. Bolt, who was partying fiercely without a mask on his 34th birthday last week, has quarantined himself at home. The health minister of Jamaica confirmed this news before Usain had put a small video on

Global meet in Sept on aerosol air quality & impact on Greater Himalayas

New Delhi: The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, will in mid-September organise a major online international conference on ‘Aerosol Air Quality, Climate Change and Impact on Water Resources and Livelihoods in the Greater Himalayas’. The conference will deliberate on the rapid increase in air pollution associated with industrialisation and urbanisation and the

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