Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Bangladesh records highest single day COVID death toll

COVID 19 pandemic continued to claim an ever larger number of lives in Bangladesh as Thursday recorded a new high in deaths in one...

Bangladesh and Pakistan- a study in contrast: International Think Tank

Emerging from the dark shadows of Pakistani rule 50 years ago, Bangladesh today surpasses Pakistan in almost every socio-economic indicator.   The two countries are a...

PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries of PMGKAY in Madhya Pradesh on 7th August

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)  in Madhya Pradesh on 7th August 2021...

Meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tony Abbott, Australian PM’s Special Trade Envoy for India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met former Australian Prime Minister The Hon Tony Abbott who is visiting India from 2-6 August 2021 in his...

Death Certificate of Aman Nagsen issued, Process for repatriation of mortal remains to India on

Bharati, Beijing correspondent reports that necessary work for repatriation of the mortal remains to India is being done.   The deceased’s autopsy was completed on Tuesday...

Fifth Oxygen express delivers 183 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to Bangladesh

The fifth Oxygen Express from India delivered 183 Metric Tons (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO)  to Bangladesh on Thursday.   The train with 10 containers...

India welcomes Bangladesh for accepting the invitation to join the coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

India has expressed its happiness that Bangladesh has decided to accept the invitation to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).   CDRI is a...

University of Delhi signs MoU with University of Ladakh

The University of Delhi, which is in its year of centenary, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Ladakh, which...

ASEAN appoints envoy to open dialogue in Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has appointed Brunei’s Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Erywan Yusof as its special envoy to facilitate the...

New milestone achieved in strengthening aerial connectivity with North East India

The first direct flight operations between Imphal (Manipur) & Shillong (Meghalaya) was flagged off on Tuesday under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme — Ude...

Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Institute of Space science and Technology and The Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands for research collaboration

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Institute of Space science and Technology...

Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Fast Track Special Courts for further 2 years

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of 1023 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) including 389 exclusive POCSO...

India and World Bank sign $250 million project to make existing dams safe and resilient

Government of India, the Central Water Commission, government representatives from 10 participating states and the World Bank today signed a $250 million project for...

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier ‘Vikrant’ proceeds for maiden sea trial

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal has hailed the launching of sea trials of indigenous aircraft carrier ‘Vikrant’, India’s most complex warship...

Vice President calls for effective implementation of legislation for the welfare of orphaned children

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today welcomed the recent amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and stressed the need...

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the student officers of the 77th staff course of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the Student Officers of the 77th Staff Course of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington in Tamil Nadu today...

Tokyo 2020: Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Javelin Throw finals

India's javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the men's Javelin Throw Final in his first attempt on Wednesday as he went past the qualification...

Street dogs find homes, vocations after being rescued by Mexican army

An unoccupied kindergarten building has been transformed into a shelter for street dogs near an international airport under construction in Zumpango de Ocampo, on...

Samoan seasonal workers sing during Australian hotel quarantine

Australia's strict hotel quarantine requirements leaves most people frustrated and angry, but a group of quarantined seasonal workers from Samoa sang from their hotel...

Softball-Olympic softballers hunt roaming bear, no luck finding it so far

U.S. softball pitcher Monica Abbott had one regret on a day she threw a dazzling shutout to beat Canada: She had no idea she...

China tourists take a leap in world’s highest bungy jump

Straddled between two cliffs in China's Hunan province, a 430-meter glass-bottomed suspension bridge offers the world's highest bungy jump from a footbridge.   Visitors to the...

Bangladesh receives third consignment of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan, set to ramp up vaccination in the country

Bangladesh received the third consignment of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine as a gift from Japan on Tuesday.   The consignment of more than 6 lakh doses...

Inbound trains to capital Beijing on 23 routes suspended, All 31 provinces in mainland China issue COVID-19 advisory for domestic travel

China has started vaccination campaign for teenagers aged 12-17 years in a bid to curb fresh COVID-19 outbreak that has spread to at least...

India’s e-Commerce market continues to grow at YoY rate of 5 percent despite COVID challenge, as per NASSCOM

Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha...

Air Marshal Suraj Kumar Jha assumes charge as Air Officer In Charge Personnel

Air Marshal Suraj Kumar Jha Ati Vishisht Seva Medal assumed the appointment of Air Officer in Charge Personnel at Air HQ on 01 Aug...

NITI Aayog and RMI release a report on Power Distribution Sector

NITI Aayog today released a report thatpresents reform pathways that can transform the country’s power distribution sector, in a step towards improving policymaking in...

PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat today via video conferencing.   A public participation programme was...

Indian student found dead in his university room in China

A 20-year-old Indian student studying in a university in the Chinese city of Tianjin, 100 kms from capital Beijing has been found dead in...

Discus Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finishes sixth in Tokyo 2020

Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women’s Discus Throw competition in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with a best throw of 63.70m on Monday...

Death toll from China’s Henan floods jumps to 302, up from 99 last week

Authorities in central Chinese province of Henan have revised the death toll from last month's floods to 302 as of Monday, triple the figure...

Beijing must be “guarded at all costs”, Capital city restricts people from medium and high-risk areas from entering

Chinese capital Beijing is on high alert to stop a flare-up in COVID-19 cases in the city as more Chinese cities have reported cases...

Indian Railways registers highest ever Freight loading in July 2021

Continuing the momentum, Indian Railways has registered stupendous freight loading performance in July 2021 by achieving yet again highest ever freight loading in the...

Mayank Agarwal ruled out of first Test

Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal was hit on the helmet while batting during India’s nets session at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Monday.   The BCCI Medical...

Ministry of Education organises ‘National Webinar on Multidisciplinary and Holistic Education’

As part of the celebration of one year of transformative reforms under National Education Policy, 2020, Government of India is organising a series of...

Centre rushes High Level team to Maharashtra to support the State in effective public health interventions for Zika

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has rushed a multidisciplinary team to Maharahstra to monitor the Zika virus situation and support the State...

Ministry of YAS has formulated several schemes to promote sports in the country, including in rural, tribal and backward areas: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

‘Sports’ being a State subject, the responsibility for the development of sports, including opening sports schools, rests with the State / Union Territory Governments....

Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 3 projects for total amount of Rs. 179.68 Crore under Swadesh Darshan scheme in Gujarat: G. Kishan Reddy

Identification, Promotion and development of Tourism Destinations is primarily the responsibility of the State Government/ Union Territory Administration. The Ministry of Tourism under its...

Fee plazas on National Highways fully equipped with FASTag system

In order to promote fee payment through digital mode and provide for  seamless  passage  through fee plazas, Government has declared all lanes of fee...

Amendments in the Motor Vehicle Act improves road safety scenario; reduces loss of lives

As per the information available with Transport Research Wing (TRW), total number of road accidents in the country during the last three calendar years...

IIT Roorkee launches seven new academic programmes to cater to rising demand for New-Age technologies

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee has launched seven new academic programmes in select areas of engineering, architecture, economics, and management along with specialization...

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 47.22 Cr

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coveragehas exceeded 47.22 Cr. Cumulatively,47,22,23,639 vaccine doses have been administered through 55,99,690 sessions, as per the provisional report till...

Myanmar army chief appoints himself Prime Minister, promises election by 2023

The State Administration Council of Myanmar has been reformed as ‘Caretaker government of Myanmar’ headed by the Chief of the Myanmar military Senior General...

Chennaiyin FC sign Mirlan Murzaev and bolster attack

Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC (CFC) have signed Mirlan Murzaev on a one-year deal. The forward becomes the first Kyrgyz player...

China needs predictability in govt policy, intellectual property protection to keep foreign investment: China’s former Commerce Minister

China’s former Commerce Minister Chen Deming called for predictability in government policy making, progress on intellectual property protection and respect for talent to keep...

‘Trust and transparency need to be the watchwords’ says Amb. Vikram Misri, advocates diversification in global supply chains, highlights concern of international student community

India’s Ambassador to China Vikram Misri has called for a more sustainable path is required to address current realities in a pandemic hit world....

China grapples with a surge of COVID-19 cases amid its “zero-tolerance approach”

China is grappling with a sudden surge of the COVID-19 cases in as many as 15 cities in five provinces, including capital Beijing, all...

Musical programme organised by the High Commission of India in Dhaka

The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), High Commission of India in Dhaka organised an online musical programme on Friday. Renowned singers and musicians from...

Weather forecast for today

The National Capital Delhi is likely to experience generally cloudy sky with light rain. The temperature will hover between 25 and 32 degree Celsius.   Mumbai...

Bangladesh: Closure of educational institutions extended till Aug 31

The government of Bangladesh has extended the ongoing closure of all educational institutions till Aug 31 in view of the continuing COVID 19 pandemic...