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India and Bangladesh to resume Joint Coordinated Border Patrolling

The decision was taken during the 50th DG level conference of the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh which concluded in Dhaka on Saturday.A joint record of discussion was issued on the final day of the conference on Saturday. Recognising the increasingly violent attacks on the border guarding forces, both the countries agreed for

19 Sep 2020 3:55 pm
MHA asks all states, UTs to ensure uninterrupted Oxygen supply

In a letter to Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said it has come to the notice that some states are trying to curb inter-state movement of oxygen supplies from manufacturing units situated in their areas. He said, some states are also mandating manufacturers and suppliers located in the

19 Sep 2020 1:05 pm
Rules for E-Commerce Entities Under Consumer Protection Act

As per the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 notified under ConsumerProtection Act, 2019, an e-commerce entity is defined as any person who owns, operates or managesdigital or electronic facility or platform for electronic commerce, but does not include a seller offeringhis goods or services for sale on a marketplace e-commerce entity. As per the Rule

19 Sep 2020 12:53 pm
Rise in Price of Essential Food Items

Monthly Average of retail prices in respect of 22 essential commodities monitored by Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) from March 2020 to August 2020 indicating the increase in retail prices is as follows- Department of Consumer Affairs (Price Monitoring Division) Commodities Unit: Rs./Kg. Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Rice 33.34 34.07 34.09 34.34 34.21

19 Sep 2020 12:52 pm
Use of Chemicals and Pesticides for Ripening of Fruits

As per the information provided by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; sub-regulation 2.3.5 of Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations, 2011 is related to Prohibition of use of Calcium Carbide in ripening of fruits. According to this sub regulation, No person

19 Sep 2020 12:51 pm
Steps for Doubling Farmers Income

The Government constituted an Inter-ministerial Committee in April, 2016 to examine issues relating to Doubling of Farmers Income (DFI) and recommend strategies to achieve the same. The Committee submitted its Report to the Government in September, 2018 containing the strategy for doubling of farmers income by the year 2022. The DFI strategy as recommended by

19 Sep 2020 12:50 pm
Impact of Covid-19 on E-commerce

Various restrictions were imposed to ensure social-distancing during lock down under guidelines released by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), from time to time. During this period delivery of essential goods, including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment were encouraged through e-commerce. Since, the pandemic is still ongoing, it is too early to make an assessment of the

19 Sep 2020 12:49 pm
Bulk of additional spending to go towards people-centric schemes, says Finance Minister

Replying in the Lok Sabha after discussion on one of the highest supplementary demands for grants in the Indian history, the minister laid out details for the additional expenditure of over 2 lakh 35 thousand crore rupees with net cash outgo of nearly 1 lakh 66 thousand crore rupees. Lok Sabha approved the first batch

19 Sep 2020 11:35 am
Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoil

The decision came after long hours of debate in which legislators blasted Vizcarra, but also questioned whether a rushed impeachment process would only create more turmoil in the middle of a health and economic crisis. Lawmakers appeared to be far short of the two-thirds majority vote required to remove Vizcarra from office, but even if

19 Sep 2020 11:25 am
List of Documents required for a Personal Loan in Chennai

Known as Detroit of India, Chennai is one of the largest education and economic centres in India. It is easy for you to apply for a personal loan in Chennai specific to your financial needs since the city accommodates some of the most trusted banks and reputed financial institutions in India. All Non-Banking Financial Companies

19 Sep 2020 10:33 am
How to get an Instant Business Loan in Bangalore

Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) are rapidly growing in number. Over the past few years, the number of SMEs in the country has risen to an all-time high, which necessitates the need for quick and easy business loans as a majority of these SMEs suffer from a shortage of funding. With Bangalore being the IT

19 Sep 2020 10:30 am
Indian Navy aircraft carrier Viraat to begin last journey today

The vessel had served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned in 2017. There were attempts to convert Viraat into a museum or a restaurant, but none of the plans materialised. The aircraft carrier will be towed by the high capacity tugs owned by Shree Ram Group, the company that has won the

19 Sep 2020 9:25 am
New formula to assess spectra of accretion discs around black holes, paves way for estimating BH mass

Black holes (BH) cannot be observed directly, but their presence can be detected by the huge amount of energy that is liberated through temporary accumulation of matter outside the BH, before it dives into the BH, a process called accretion. Scientists have found the formula that can assess the spectrum emitted from the accretion

19 Sep 2020 8:15 am
Utilization of Nirbhaya Fund : information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Lok Sabha today

An Empowered Committee (EC) of Officersappraises and recommends the proposals received from various Central Ministries/ Departments/ States/ Uts and other organizations for funding under Nirbhaya Fund. After initial appraisal by the EC, the concerned Ministries/ Departments get the projects/ schemes appraised by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC)/ Standing Finance Committee (SFC)/ Public Investment Board (PIB)/

19 Sep 2020 7:20 am
Janani Suraksha Yojana : Reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate

As per the latest report (2016-18) of Sample Registration System (SRS) released by Registrar General of India (RGI), Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India per 100,000 live births has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016. The detailed comparative state-wise MMR of the year 2015-17 and 2016-18 is placed

19 Sep 2020 7:18 am
Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector

The Ministry of Textiles is implementing the Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector, a placement oriented programme targeting skill development of 10 lakh youth in the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning & Weaving in the organized Sector. Some of the advanced features of SAMARTH scheme include Training of Trainers (ToT), Aadhar

19 Sep 2020 7:01 am
Market Linked Focus Products Scheme

The Market Linked Focus Products Scheme (MLFPS) was being implemented under the provisions of the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14, as extended till 31.03.2015. The Scheme is no longer in operation for exports from 01.04.2015, as the new FTP 2015-20 is launched on 01.04.2015 with new scheme in the name of Merchandise Export from India Scheme

19 Sep 2020 7:00 am
Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on Textile Sector

The global pandemic of Covid-19 has affected the existing modus operandi of various textile sectors by posting restriction of social gathering, migration of laborers as well as affecting all the stakeholders right from farmers to traders/exporters in the value chain of textile sector and at the same time it has opened new window of opportunities

19 Sep 2020 7:00 am
Jute Industry : Subsidy released to weaving and knitting segment under TUFS

The existing Order underJute Packaging Materials (JPM) Act, 1987 dated 20thDecember, 2019 stipulates that 100% of Foodgrains and 20% sugar are required to be packed compulsorily in jute bags. This Order is valid upto 30thSeptember, 2020. As per stipulation of the Order, different state foodgrains procuring agencies including Food Corporation of India (FCI) purchase jute

19 Sep 2020 6:59 am
National Technical Textiles Mission

The Government has approved the proposal for creation of National Technical Textiles Mission for a period of 4 years (2020-21 to 2023-24) with an outlay of Rs.1480 crores. The distribution of funds is (i) For Research Innovation & Development Rs. 1000 crores, (ii) For Promotion and Market Development- Rs.50 crore, (iii) For Education, Training

19 Sep 2020 6:58 am
Availability of Material for Masks/PPE Kits

From zero manufacturers in March 2020, 1100 indigenous manufacturers of PPE kits have been developed by the Government till date, most of them being from MSME sector. The capacity and production of PPE Coveralls for COVID-19 touched a peak of 5 lakh per day in mid May 2020. As on 13.9.2020, a total of 1.42

19 Sep 2020 6:57 am
3 kids drown in pond in Rajsamand village

Udaipur :Three kids drowned when they slipped into deep waters while they had gone to quench their thirst in a pond in Bhadla village under Amet police station limits of Rajsamand district. Two kids were brother and sister while the third one was their paternal cousin. A pall of gloom descended the area and fire

19 Sep 2020 5:54 am
Jaypore and Creative Dignity Launch Second Edition of Artisan Direct Campaign in Rajasthan

Jaypore, from the house of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, has partnered with Creative Dignity to launch the second edition of Artisan Direct Campaign in Rajasthan. Artisan Direct is a 10-day campaign, enabling artisans to reach customers digitally. The brand is offering its wide-reach and a pan-India customer base through its ecommerce platform to

19 Sep 2020 5:49 am
DHL Express announces annual price adjustments for 2021, Rate increase of 6.9%, effective January 1, 2021

DHL Express, the worlds leading international express service provider, announced a price increase today that will take effect on January 1, 2021. The increase in India will be 6.9%, compared to 2020. Further, the surcharge for Overweight Pieces and Non-Stackable Pallets will be adjusted to INR 7,250 per piece and INR 15,000 per pallet. This

19 Sep 2020 5:47 am
In a first, eight Indian beaches recommended for Blue Flag eco-label; World Bank applauds Indias efforts

Union Environment Ministry announced at a virtual event, that the decision was taken on the basis of the recommendation of an independent National Jury composed of eminent environmentalists & scientists. Indias initiative to clean up its coastal and marine ecosystem has been applauded by the World Bank, who believe that Indias strategy for sustainable coastal

19 Sep 2020 5:15 am
Japan among the most trusted partners of India: EAM Jaishankar

Japan is the only country which India has an annual summit as well as 2 plus 2 dialogue The fact, tells how much more in sync we have become in terms of how we look at the world and define our interests, said the minister. Addressing an event on India-Japan ties on Friday, Jaishankar said

19 Sep 2020 2:05 am
Government is committed to ensure equal access to online education for all sections of society- Education Minister

Government is committed to ensure equal access to online education for all sections of society. Online resources are provided through the various initiativesof the Government SWAYAM, SwayamPrabha, DIKSHA, e-Pathshala, e-PGPathshala, Virtual Labs, National Digital Library (NDL) and National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER).A comprehensive initiative called PM eVIDYA has been initiated which unifies

18 Sep 2020 9:41 pm
Tax tribunal makes innovative and aggressive use of IT techniques to dispense faster justice in the field of Direct Taxes despite corona

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, a statutory quasi-judicial institution created under the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the second appellate authority dealing with disputes in the field of Direct Taxes and widely acclaimed as the Mother Tribunal, has been modelling itself on its motto of Nishpaksh Sulabh Satvar Nyay, meaning Impartial, Easy and Speedy Justice,

18 Sep 2020 9:39 pm
Health Ministry organizes Seminar on World Patient Safety Day

On the occasion of second World Patient safety Day, a webinar was organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & National Health System Resource Centre, to give impetus to the endeavours directed towards improving the safety of patients as well as health care worker, since both are closely inter-linked. The COVID-19 pandemic has

18 Sep 2020 9:35 pm
Prime Minister to dedicate the historic Kosi Rail Mega Bridge to the Nation, also to inaugurate New Rail Lines and Electrification Projects in Bihar for the benefit of passengers

The Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi shall dedicate to the nation the historic Kosi Rail Mega bridge to the Nation through video-conference at 12 Noon on the 18th of September 2020. Shri Phagu Chauhan, Governor of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister, Bihar, Central Ministers, Shri PiyushGoyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Ravi

18 Sep 2020 9:34 pm
BRICS countries continue to cooperate in Telecom/ ICT activities on International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Forum: Sanjay Dhotre

Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Education, Government of India participated in the meeting on behalf of India during the sixth BRICS Communication Ministers Meeting held on 17th September 2020 in virtual format. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and

18 Sep 2020 9:29 pm
Telephonic conversation between PM and President of the Russian Federation

Prime Minister received a telephone call today from His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation. The Russian President conveyed his greetings on the occasion of Prime Ministers birthday. Prime Minister Modi expressed his warm appreciation for the gesture. Both leaders reiterated their strong commitment to further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership

18 Sep 2020 9:29 pm
New formula to assess spectra of accretion discs around black holes,paves way for estimating BH mass

Scientists have found the formula that can assess the spectrum emitted from the accretion discs around black holes. Spectra of accretion discs can help estimate the mass of the black hole.Accretion flow around BH is composed of ionised plasma, which is a soup of bare electrons and protons. Since electrons are more prone to radiative

18 Sep 2020 7:45 pm
[Whats Cooking] Wrap up the Weekend with the Goodness of Vegetable Wraps

We are back! After last weeks flavourful dish, Chilli Chicken, we thought to go easy on taste buds this week. Without any further ado, we present to you the vegetarian version of the classic sandwich wrapsan absolute delight to eat and loved by all, this food is all about comfort. And with Samsung Smart

18 Sep 2020 4:05 pm
Largest Deobandi Madrasa closed by Bangladesh Government

The Education Ministry in its order said that the Hathazari Madrasa at Chittagong will be closed due to the breach of conditions. On August 28, the Ministry had allowed Madrasas to resume their academic activities on the condition that the health guidelines issued by the government are followed. The Madrasa has been facing protests due

18 Sep 2020 2:25 pm
Tips from the Expert: Shaaz Jung on Capturing in the Wild #withGalaxy

Smartphone users are shooting and sharing photographs and videos more than ever before. Thats why Samsung has packed the flagship Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultras camera with innovations that makes it easier to capture content anytime, anywhere. Capabilities such as Super Resolution Zoom, Single Take, Pro-Mode and Ultra-Wide, ensure that your memories

18 Sep 2020 1:25 pm
Delhi Capitals Salutes COVID Warriors from the City

As a small token of gratitude, Delhi Capitals, through its digital initiative Salaam Dilli, recognised the contribution of some frontline workers from Delhi NCR. Inspired and humbled by the efforts of these courageous citizens, the Delhi Capitals official match jersey will bear the Thank You COVID Warriors message for the entire duration of this season.

18 Sep 2020 12:15 pm
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar assigned charge of Ministry of Food Processing Industries

A press communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan today morning said, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been assigned the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in addition to his existing portfolios.

18 Sep 2020 9:05 am
Contract for Old Pension Scheme

National Pension System (NPS) was introduced for Central Government employees by a Notification of Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) dated 22ndDecember, 2003. NPS is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service from 1stJanuary, 2004 (except the armed forces). However, in some specific court cases, like WP(C) No. 3834/2013 titled Permanand

18 Sep 2020 7:41 am
Measures for welfare of Pensioners during COVID-19

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today that several measures have been taken for the benefit of pensioners during COVID-19. The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, ever

18 Sep 2020 7:33 am
2932 athletes under Khelo India scheme and 10248 athletes under SAI schemes have been selected for further training: Sports Minister

Sports being a State subject, the responsibility of promotion of sports, including identification of young talent and its nurturing, rests with State Governments. Government of India supplements the efforts of State Governments and National Sports Federations (NSFs) under its various schemes such as Khelo India, Assistance to National Sports Federations and by providing training facilities

18 Sep 2020 7:32 am
NYKS is one of the largest youth organizations in the world: Shri Kiren Rijiju

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports implements different youth centric activities for youth development through its three major schemes, namely (i) RashtriyaYuvaSashktikaranaKaryakram (ii) National Service Scheme (NSS) (iii) Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD). Please click here for details of the Schemes of the Department of Youth Affairs. There are three organisations working

18 Sep 2020 7:29 am
40 Central Ministries/Departments have been mandated to earmark funds in the range of 4.3% to 17.5% for tribal development

Studies conducted by the Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) have highlighted the challenges faced by tribal people. Some of the studies undertaken by Tribal Research Institute, Maharashtra are as under: Migration of Vulnerable Tribes in Maharashtra Livelihood Resources, Health and Food habits of Korku Tribe Migration of Vulnerable Tribes in Maharashtra Livelihood Resources, Health

18 Sep 2020 7:29 am
Steps taken by Government to support tribal communities during Covid pandemic

Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has constituted a team of officers to prepare the roadmap and take necessary measures for implementation/realization of initiatives to restore growth in the economy after the Covid-19 Pandemic. On request of MoTA, the Ministry of Home Affairs has vide Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 16/04/20 issued guidelines aiming to relax the

18 Sep 2020 7:28 am
Union Education Minister virtually confers Second Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award on Vishwakarma Divas Celebration

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually confers SecondUtkrishtSansthanVishwakarma Award in 14 categories to the Institutions under AICTE on Vishwakarma Divas Celebration. TheUtkrisht SansthanVishwakarma Awardis being organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since 2019, which aims to motivate, recognize and honor the AICTE approved institutions to raise their performance in the

18 Sep 2020 7:26 am
Number and Per Capita Income of Handloom Weavers

According to 4thAll India Handloom Census 2019-2020, total number of handloom worker households is 31,44,839. However number of handloom worker households as per 3rdHandloom Census of India 2009-2010 was 27,83,271. As per 3rdhandloom census: Average earning of Handloom Households (Rs/Annum, 2009-10): Rs. 36498 (i.e. Rs. 3042 per Month). According to the 3rdHandloom Census it was

18 Sep 2020 7:26 am
Employment Opportunities in Textile Sector

Textile Sector in India provides largest source of employment in the country with over 4.5 crore people employed directly and another 6 crores people in allied sector including large number of women and rural population through various schemes and public programmes such as:- Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme is being implemented to upgrade technology/machineries

18 Sep 2020 7:23 am
Setting Up of Common Facility Centres

The Government of India, Ministry of Textiles is implementing National Handloom Development Programme(NHDP) and Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme(CHCDS), wherein there is provision under Block Level Cluster(BLC) for setting up of Common Facility Centres(CFCs) for housing the technical facilities to meet the local requirements of weavers. This may include loom shed for skill up-gradation/sample development/production

18 Sep 2020 7:22 am
Income Tax Department carries out searches in Jammu & Kashmir

The Income Tax Department carried out a search and seizure operation on a prominent Hotelier, owning a chain of Hotels at Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam with another hotel under construction at Leh. Various incriminating documents and materials evidencing unexplained investments in immovable properties, construction of hotels and residences aggregating to Rs. 25 crore in

18 Sep 2020 7:21 am
Ministry of MSME re-activates the micro-industrialization process in Rural India

A few days ago, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), had announced expanding and doubling the support to Artisans who might be interested in making Agarbatti. Taking these efforts further, the Ministry has now come out with new guidelines for two more schemes which include Pottery Activity and Beekeeping Activity. These new initiatives

18 Sep 2020 7:20 am