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23 October 2021
#69
Yesterday at 12:30 PM

The Centre on Friday told the Delhi High Court that WhatsApp and Facebook which monetize users personal information for commercial purposes are not legally entitled to claim that they protect the privacy and that the instant messaging platform needs to create a mechanism to identify an unlawful information’s origin and originator without compromising end-to-end encryption.  



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22 October 2021
#68
Last Friday at 12:30 PM

Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister said, Yesterday, on October 21, India has achieved the difficult but extraordinary target of 1 billion vaccine doses. Behind this achievement is the power of 130 crore countrymen, so this success is the success of India, the success of every countryman. Describing the achievement of 100 crore vaccine doses as a new chapter in India’s history, Modi said, The country started the campaign of Free vaccine, a vaccine for everyone, by taking everyone along. There was only one mantra that if the disease does not discriminate, then there cannot be any discrimination in the vaccination. Therefore, it...


21 October 2021
#67
Last Thursday at 12:30 PM

India has scripted history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as the cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100 crore milestone. The prime minister called the vaccination milestone a triumph of Indian science, enterprise, and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians. India scripts history. We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise, and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians. Congrats India on crossing 100 crore vaccinations. Gratitude to our doctors, nurses, and all those who worked to achieve this feat,‚ÄĚ PM Modi tweeted. He also visited the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi, where he interacted wi...


20 October 2021
#66
Last Wednesday at 12:30 PM

India is ranked at 71st position in the Global Food Security Index 2021 of 113 countries, but the country lags behind its neighbors Pakistan and Sri Lanka in terms of food affordability, according to a report. Pakistan with 52.6 points scored better than India 50.2 points in the category of food affordability. Sri Lanka was even better with 62.9 points in this category on the GFS Index 2021, a global report released by Economist Impact and Corteva Agriscience on Tuesday said. Ireland, Australia, the UK, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France, and the US shared the top rank with the overall GFS score in...


19 October 2021
#65
Last Tuesday at 12:30 PM

Popular clothing brand, FabIndia, a favorite of many who like wearing their ethnic-printed kurtas, found themselves embroiled in a controversy regarding their latest tweet. The tweet had promoted their latest clothing collection, titled Jashn-ae-Riwaaz, which was aimed as a big launch, to tie in with the current festive season. FabIndia had tweeted out the collection on October 9, with the post, As we welcome the festival of love and light, Jashn-e-Riwaaz, by FabIndia is a collection that beautifully pays homage to Indian culture. The post featured men and women adorning festive, Indian ethnic clothing in a vibrant shade of red.<...


18 October 2021
#64
Last Monday at 12:30 PM

An India-based entrepreneur's technology that recycles agricultural waste to create fuel was named among the winners of Prince William’s inaugural Earth shot Prize that honors people trying to save the planet. Dubbed as the Eco Oscars, the prizes have been created by the Duke of Cambridge and renowned British naturalist David Attenborough. Their aim is to provide assistance to and inspire innovative local solutions amid the growing climate crisis faced globally. Vidyut Mohan led Takachar’s innovation was recognized for its affordable technology to convert crop residues into sellable bio-products. The technology reduced smoke emissions by 98 perc...


16 October 2021
#63
10/16/2021

Former India wicketkeeper and chief selector MSK Prasad has reiterated that Rahul Dravid is the ideal candidate to replace Ravi Shastri as India's head coach. Shastri's contract comes to a close after the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Dravid is the front runner to replace the World Cup winner. It emerged on the night of the Indian Premier League 2021 final that Rahul Dravid agreed to take over from Ravi Shastri as the head coach after the T20 World Cup. Dravid met BCCI top brass, including president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, in...


15 October 2021
#62
10/15/2021

During Friday prayers, bombs ripped through a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 32 people and injuring 53 others. Thirty-two bodies and 53 wounded people have been brought to our hospital so far. The attack on a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar was carried out by a suicide bomber, a Taliban official said Friday. The mosque's Facebook account made an appeal for blood donations. Graphic images posted to social media, which could not be immediately verified, showed bodies lying on the floor of the Fatemieh mosque. The group, a bitter...


14 October 2021
#61
10/14/2021

During the hearing, the Narcotics Control Bureau stated that Khan was a regular consumer of contraband for the last few years. Citing the government’s national policy on Narcotics Drugs, Khan’s counsel Advocate Amit Desai argued that he, as the end consumer, is a person affected by the drug abuse. On Wednesday, 10 days since Aaryan was arrested along with his friend Aarbaaz Merchant and model Munmum Dhamecha, the NCB opposed the bail plea filed by Aaryan, saying the probe so far has revealed his role in the conspiracy and illicit procurement and consumption of drugs. The NCB in its...


13 October 2021
#60
10/13/2021

Nirmala Sitharaman said that Power Minister RK Singh went on record just two days ago when he said absolutely baseless information is floating around that there is probably a shortage of coal, shortage of other inventories which will lead to a sudden gap in the supply-demand situation in the energy consumption. "Absolute baseless! There is no shortage of anything. In fact, if I recall the minister’s statement, every power-producing installation has the next four days’ stock absolutely available within their own premises and the supply chain has not broken at all, Sitharaman said here at Harvard Kennedy Scho...


11 October 2021
#59
10/11/2021

On October 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used video conferencing to launch the Indian Space Association. In his remarks, Prime Minister Modi stated that our approach to space reforms is based on four pillars, freedom for the private sector in innovation, the role of government as an enabler, preparing youth for the future, and seeing the space sector as a resource for the progress of the common man in his speech. According to PM Modi, the Atmanirbhar Bharat vision is more than a vision it is a well-thought-out and integrated economic strategy that is facilitating global development. India’s premier sp...


9 October 2021
#58
10/09/2021

Scindia made the announcement after inaugurating the new terminal building of Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. Developed at a cost of Rs 325 crore, the new building will be able to handle 1 thousand 200 passengers during peak hours, according to the government. Scindia, along with Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and other dignitaries, also flagged off the helicopter service on various routes. In multiple tweets later, Scindia stated, We will build 4 heli hubs in the country to start within Juhu, Guwahati, Delhi, and Bangalore. We have identified 10 cities and 82 routes to develop helicopter corridors across the country, starting with 6 between Juhu...


8 October 2021
#57
10/08/2021

Salt-to-software conglomerate Tatas have won the bid to acquire debt-laden state-run Air India offering Rs 18,000 crore for acquiring 100 percent shareholding, a senior government official said on Friday. An SPV of Tata Sons - the holding company of conglomerate - has emerged as the successful bidder, Tuhin Kanta Pandey, secretary to the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) -- the government department responsible for privatization - said.


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7 October 2021
#56
10/07/2021

Emphasizing that the fight against terrorism has to be unrelenting and across all fronts, Counsellor Legal Adviser at India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Doctor Kajal Bhat said that all member states must fulfill their obligations enshrined in international counter-terrorism instruments and conventions. India’s strong response came after Pakistan’s UN envoy Munir Akram again raked up the issue of Kashmir at the Sixth Committee meeting and made baseless allegations against India in his remarks. Jammu and Kashmir is, and will always be a part of India, she said. Asserting that terrorists in one place are a threat...


6 October 2021
#55
10/06/2021

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that about 11. 56 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. The Railways Ministry had earlier presented a proposal in front of the Union Cabinet for payment of P L B equivalent to 78 days' wages for FY21 for all eligible non gazetted railway employees, which was approved by the Cabinet today. In 2019-20, the Indian Railways had given its nearly 11. 58 lakh non gazetted employees a bonus of 78 days. The total cost was around Two Thousand Eighty One Point Six Eight crore, the Cabinet said.


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5 October 2021
#54
10/05/2021

Ending his 52-year long association with the party, Balachandran, a member of the KPCC executive committee, said both majority and minority communities are moving away from the Congress and the people would not stand with a party that has lost its direction. He also slammed the style of functioning of the Congress state leadership, alleging that they were not able to take a clear political stand on the issues affecting the people. Announcing the decision at a press conference here, Balachandran said his decision to quit the party was based on the realization that it will not be able...


4 October 2021
#53
10/04/2021

A global investigation has revealed how some of the world‚Äôs richest and most powerful people, including several prominent Indians, allegedly used offshore companies to conceal their wealth from tax authorities. The investigation termed the ‚ÄėPandora Papers‚Äô, is based on nearly 12 million documents obtained by the International Consortium and Investigative Journalists. It was published by The Indian Express in India. According to the website, an investigation into the offshore havens and hidden riches of world leaders and billionaires is based on confidential records of 14 offshore service providers located in the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Belize, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirat...


2 October 2021
#52
10/02/2021

Several politicians and world leaders, too, honored the Father of the Nation and his teachings on his birth anniversary, which is also celebrated as International Day of non-violence. The Prime Minister paid tribute to the father of the nation today by laying a wreath at Raj Ghat. During the most recent episode of his radio program ‚ÄėMann Ki Baat‚Äô last week, PM Modi urged people to honor Gandhi on his birth anniversary by buying Khadi products. He also paid tributes to India‚Äôs second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, saying, Tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji on his...


1 October 2021
#51
10/01/2021

Tata Sons have won the final bid for acquiring national carrier Air India, according to government sources. The salt-to-software conglomerate had submitted the final bid for the airline on September 15 and emerged as the frontrunner to acquire the airline. While SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh had also submitted a bid for the airline, government sources have confirmed that Tata Sons submitted a higher offer for acquiring the airline. Sources said a ministerial panel led by Union Home Minister Amit Shah approved the bid submitted by Tata Sons. The development comes a day after a report indicated that the government finalized...


30 September 2021
#50
09/30/2021

Under the mid-day meal scheme, hot cooked food is provided currently to students from Classes 1 to 8 around 11. 80 crore children in all, in 11. 20 lakh government and government-aided schools. Under PM Poshan Shakti Nirman or PM POSHAN scheme, 24 lakh more children in pre-primary classes, currently covered under the ICDS, will also be brought in. Last year, the government had opened pre-schools called Balvatikas attached to Anganwadi. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said PM POSHAN, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday, will provide a new shape to the policy to enhance the nutrition levels...


28 September 2021
#49
09/28/2021

Former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani today joined the Congress. They were inducted at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in New Delhi in the presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi.


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27 September 2021
#48
09/27/2021

The Indian government has thanked the New York District Attorney office for its excellent support in returning over 150 antiquities to the country and appreciated its role to enhance the Indo US people-to-people links and cultural understanding through restitution of the precious artifacts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought back 157 artifacts and antiquities, which were handed over to India by the US during his visit, with both he and President Joe Biden expressing commitment to strengthening efforts to combat theft, illicit trade, and trafficking of cultural objects. While nearly half of the artifacts are cultural, the other half consists of figurines...


25 September 2021
#47
09/25/2021

Sneha Dubey, a young Indian diplomat delivered a blistering response to Pakistan on Friday, exercising the country’s right to reply after Prime Minister Imran Khan raked up the issue of Kashmir in his address to the United Nations General Assembly.


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24 September 2021
#46
09/24/2021

On Wednesday, while addressing the Global Covid Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said, We also need to focus on addressing the pandemic’s economic effects. To that end, international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccination certificates. The date and modalities for opening up of the country to foreign tourists are being discussed by officials from the Union Home Ministry which decides on visas with all the stakeholders, including officials from the Ministry of Tourism, state governments, and tour operators’ associations. A formal announcement may come in a week’s time...


23 September 2021
#45
09/23/2021

Google on Thursday in a petition before the Delhi High Court alleged that a confidential interim fact-finding report prepared by the Competition Commission of India’s Director-General in relation to an ongoing probe into the company’s Android smartphone agreements has been leaked to the media.


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22 September 2021
#44
09/22/2021

The Board of Directors of Zee Entertainment Enterprises has given in-principle approval to the company’s merger with Sony Pictures Networks India in what could create a media combine that straddles across platforms such as cable television, digital video streaming, production operations, and music and video libraries. The merged entity will be a publicly listed company in India. Alongside the merger, shareholders of Sony will also infuse 1.575 billion in the entity, which will give Sony’s shareholders a 52. 93 percent stake in the merged company.


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21 September 2021
#43
09/21/2021

Modi and Biden are also expected to discuss ways to bolster defense and trade ties between the two countries, he added. PM Modi and President Biden expected to discuss ways to stem radicalization and combat terrorism. They are also expected to discuss ways to bolster defense and trade ties. Regional developments are also expected to figure in bilateral meetings, Shringla said. He added, Modi and Biden will review the robust and multifaceted ties between India and the US. They will also deliberate on ways to further enrich India-US global partnership. As per a tentative schedule, PM Modi’s visit wi...


20 September
#42
09/20/2021

Virat Kohli’s RCB, with five wins in seven matches, was on course for a memorable season. Australian Glenn Maxwell, dubbed the X-Factor of the middle-order, lived up to the tag with a couple of quick fifties. RCB’s replacement players, leggie Wanindu Hasaranga, pacer Dushmantha Chameera and batsman Tim David, add balance to the squad. KKR, on the other hand, could notch up only two wins in seven outings in the first leg. Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, and Dinesh Karthik all flattered to deceive with the bat. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is another big name who...


17 September 2021
#41
09/17/2021

At a time when Kerala is witnessing a raging debate on religious extremism and concerns about the radicalization of youth, the ruling CPI has cautioned against the deliberate attempt by a section to lure educated women studying in professional colleges to the path of communalism and terrorism. Stating that extremist forces were infiltrating mainstream Muslim outfits and trying to create issues in the southern state, it also said the actions of Sangh Parivar forces had instilled a sense of insecurity among the minority groups. The Marxist party also asked its cadres to be vigilant about the issues. The significant...


16 September 2021
#40
09/16/2021

The PM said that those who were attacking the Central Vista Project would conveniently remain silent as 7 thousand employees of the Defence Ministry and the armed forces shift to the two new multi-story office complexes. The Defence Offices Complexes are a part of the 20 thousand crore Central Vista Project. PM Modi said that when he first came to power in 2014, he felt that the government offices and Parliament were not in a good condition. Then referring to the redevelopment of the Central Secretariat area that houses all important offices and headquarters of the government and also the Parliament, he...


15 September 2021
#39
09/15/2021

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced this development. He further added that the government has decided to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment in the sector. The move is aimed at providing relief to incumbent telcos such as Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel which have to pay thousands of crores in unprovisioned past statutory dues. It comes weeks after billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla resigned as chairman of Vodafone Idea on August 4. Speaking on the decisions taken for the telecom sector, Vaishnav said that the government decided to rationalize the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue. He said that non-telecom revenue under AGR...


14 September 2021
#38
09/14/2021

Modi was in Aligarh to lay the foundation stone of a university named after the freedom fighter and Jat king Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. This comes at a time when farmers, many of whom are from the Jat community, have been protesting against the three new farm laws. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that the government has paid 1 lakh crore directly to small farmers during the pandemic. Out of that, 25,000  crores has been paid to farmers in Uttar Pradesh alone, he added. Modi said former Prime Minister and Jat leader Chaudhary Charan Singh, whose grandson, Rashtriya Lok Dal c...


13 September 2021
#37
09/13/2021

Fernandes, 80 years old, a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru after he suffered a fall while exercising. Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily extended his condolences to Fernandes’ family, stating that he had lost a personal friend, the nation has lost a great leader and the party has lost a devoted leader. Fernandes was the Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways in the Manmohan Singh-led government. During the same tenure, he was also given the additional charge of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.


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11 September 2021
#36
09/11/2021

After tendering his resignation to Governor Acharya Devavrat, Rupani said he had willingly stepped down from the post after a decision in this regard was taken by the B J P in the larger interest of Gujarat. Interacting with media persons outside Raj Bhavan after tendering his resignation, Rupani said, With my resignation, the party’s new leadership will get an opportunity. And we will all take Gujarat to new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rupani also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the face of the party, and the next Gujarat Assembly elections, which wi...


10 September 2021
#35
09/10/2021

In a statement, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that it’s a joint decision with the ECB to cancel the fifth Test and the two boards will work together to find a window to reschedule the game in the future. Earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board also issued an official statement confirming the cancellation of the match. Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India is regrettably unable to field a team. 

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9 September 2021
#34
09/09/2021

Former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta, who has previously filed a series of Conflict of interest complaints against players and administrators, has sent a letter to the apex council members that Dhoni’s appointment is a violation of the Conflict of Interest clause, under which one person cannot hold two posts. Dhoni is also captain of the Chennai Super Kings IPL franchise. Dhoni was named mentor for World T20 by secretary Jay Shah on the sidelines of the squad announcement on Wednesday.


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8 September 2021
#33
09/08/2021

Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice S K Kaul that a decision has been taken at the highest level of the armed forces as also the government that females will be inducted for permanent commission through the NDA. The ASG sought the apex court’s permission to place the details on record through affidavit and sought status quo in this year’s exams as this needs procedure and infrastructural changes. The top court said it has been periodically nudging the authorities to do it themselves and it believes that they are...


7 September 2021
#32
09/07/2021

An 11 member delegation of farmer leaders was earlier invited to hold talks with the district administration as protesters in large numbers assembled for a maha panchayat and later planned to gherao the district headquarters. Senior leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, including Rakesh Tikait, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Darshan Pal, Yogendra Yadav, and Gurnam Singh Chaduni, have arrived for the maha panchayat demanding action against the police lathi-charge on farmers on August 28. These senior leaders will be part of the talks with the administration and have said that they will raise various demands during the interaction.


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6 September 2021
#31
09/06/2021

Hetero’s statement added that medical practitioners would be able to use the drug for treating Covid-19 in adults who receive systemic corticosteroids, and even those who require supplemental oxygen, non-invasive or invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. B Partha Saradhi Reddy, Hetero Group Chairman said, This approval is extremely crucial for supply security in India considering a global shortage of Tocilizumab. We will be working closely with the government to ensure equitable distribution. The drug firm’s Tocilizumab, which is a biosimilar version of Roche’s Actemra or RoActemra, would be available in the market by September end.


4 September 2021
#30
09/04/2021

This is India’s first medal in badminton at the Paralympics Games. Bhagat was 8 points behind in the second game before making a comeback and wrapping up the match. The 33-year-old from Bhubaneswar also remains in contention for a bronze medal in mixed doubles. Bhagat and his partner Palak Kohli will square off against Japanese pair of Daisuke Fujihara and Akiko Sugino in the bronze medal play-off on Sunday.

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