Vice President calls for a fact-based re-evaluation of Indian history: Shri Naidu calls for shunning colonial perspective of India’s past; urges youth to learn about India’s freedom struggle and the lives of freedom fighters
Centre approves Programme for Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystem in India: Union Cabinet has approved programme for Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystem in the country.
Shri Nitin Gadkari approves Construction, Rehabilitation and Upgradation projects in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has approved Construction of 4 lane Kesinga ROB including land acquisition in lieu of the Level Crossing No RV-172 at Km 176 of NH-201 (presently NH-26) at Kesinga in Odisha with a budget outlay of Rs 324.09 Crores.
Due to closure of schools during Covid-19 pandemic, cash is reimbursed to enrolled children in DBT form instead of Mid-Day Meal by States/UTs: Govt: The Centre today said, due to closure of schools during the current Covid-19 pandemic, cash is being reimbursed to all enrolled children in the form of DBT instead of hot cooked Mid-Day Meal.
Cabinet approves implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for 2021-26: Outlay of Rs. 93,068 crore, including Rs.37,454 crore central assistance to States
India’s first Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: India’s first Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects to be set up at Simhadri near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, NTPC said, the projects will be a precursor to large-scale hydrogen energy storage projects and would be useful for studying and deploying multiple microgrids in various off-grid and strategic locations of the country.
DIAL commissions Phase 1 of T1 smart Apron; 19 new Code C stands have become operational: Enhanced Operational Efficiency will lead to reduction of ~70kg of CO2 emissions per flight
President, PM Modi and Union Ministers condole demise of Group Captain Varun Singh: Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of Tamil Nadu Chopper Crash passed away today. He was under treatment at Command Hospital in Bengaluru. President Ram Nath Kovind has paid condolences at the demise of Group Captain Varun Singh.
1.41 LMT of Onion quantity has been released from the Buffer stock, as on 09.12.2021: In order to stabilize the retail prices of Onion, a buffer stock of 2.08 Lakh Metric Ton (LMT) Onion has been built in 2021-22
President Ramnath Kovind reaches Dhaka on 3-day visit to take part in 50th Victory Day celebrations of Bangladesh: President Ram Nath Kovind today visited National Martyr’s Memorial in Savar in Bangladesh to pay tribute to the Indian and Bangladeshi soldiers who died in the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971. The President is on a three-day state visit to Bangladesh to attend the 50th Victory Day celebrations. At the memorial, Mr Kovind paid tribute to fallen soldiers by laying a wreath. He also planted a sapling of Ashoka tree.
PM to participate in Homage & Reception Ceremony of Swarnim Vijay Mashaals at National War Memorial on 16 December: Four flames lit by PM last year as part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh Celebrations have traversed the length and breadth of the country
President Kovind’s visit to Bangladesh reflects strength of India- Bangladesh partnership- Foreign Secretary Shringla: The visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Bangladesh between 15-17 December has several significant elements that reflect the strength of India-Bangladesh partnership, said the Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
President Ram Nath holds delegation level talks with President of Bangladesh Md Abdul Hamid in Dhaka; Also to take part in the 50th Victory Day celebrations of Bangladesh: President Ram Nath Kovind held delegation-level talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Md. Abdul Hamid at his official residence Bangabhaban this evening. A cultural programme was organised for the visiting dignitary. President Kovind was given a reception in his honour at the Bangabhaban by President Md. Abdul Hamid of Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was also present at the reception banquet.
Xi-Putin hold virtual meet, extend support to each other on crucial issues: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin vowed to further enhance the relationship between the two countries during a virtual meeting on Wednesday.
President Kovind arrives in Bangladesh on his 3-day visit: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal airport in Dhaka today on his three day state visit to take part in the victory day celebrations in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi President Md. Abdul Hamid received him at the airport.
Omicron hits China after more transmissible Delta strain sub-lineage AY.4, Chief Epidemiologist calls for cooperation with other countries on mRNA vaccines: China reported two COVID-19 cases of highly transmissible Omicron variant this week after a sub-strain of the Delta variant triggered a new cluster of cases in eastern China’s industrial powerhouse province of Zhejiang, causing lock down, travel restrictions and shutting down factories.
DIAL commissions Phase 1 of T1 smart Apron; 19 new Code C stands have become operational: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group-led consortium, has successfully completed the expansion work of first phase of smart Apron of Terminal 1.
Virat Kohli Confirms His Availability For The ODI Series Against South Africa: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli today clarified that he will be available for the three-match ODI Cricket series and had never asked for a break, contrary to media reports.
BWF World Championships: H.S. Prannoy mark victory against Daren Liew, Enroute to pre-quarterfinals: In Badminton, H.S. Prannoy extended his dream run with another impressive victory against Daren Liew of Malaysia 21-7, 21-17 in the second round of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain today.
Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the first edition of Khelo India U-21 Women’s Hockey League in New Delhi: Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur today launched first edition of Khelo India Women’s Hockey League U-21 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi today. A total of 14 teams across different States will participate in the league from 15th to 21st of this month.
India to take on Bangladesh in Asian Champions Trophy at Dhaka today: In Men’s Hockey, defending champions and Olympic bronze-medallists India will take on hosts Bangladesh today in the Asian Champions Trophy tournament at Dhaka. The match will begin at 3 pm (Indian Time).
Omicron variant of Covid-19 spreading at unprecedented rate, warns WHO: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Omicron variant of COVID-19 was spreading at an unprecedented rate and urged countries to act swiftly to rein in the transmission. Omicron, which was first detected by South Africa and reported to the WHO in November, has a large number of mutations, setting alarm bells ringing since its discovery.