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Kerala govt begins online lectures for school students on Victers Channel; check schedule on victers.kite.kerala.gov.in

Kerala govt begins online lectures for school students on Victers Channel; check schedule on victers.kite.kerala.gov.inFor school students in Kerala, the 2020-21 session began on Monday but in a different fashion.


PSBs Sanction Rs 3,200 Crore Loans Under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme in Single Day

PSBs Sanction Rs 3,200 Crore Loans Under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme in Single DayThe scheme is the biggest fiscal component of the Rs 20-lakh crore Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month.


PM Narendra Modi Launches 'CHAMPIONS', ITC-Based Technology Platform, to Solve Grievances of MSMEs

PM Narendra Modi Launches 'CHAMPIONS', ITC-Based Technology Platform, to Solve Grievances of MSMEsPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched technology platform "CHAMPIONS" to empower Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). "CHAMPIONS" stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength.


Should Delhi Hospitals Be Reserved Only For Delhiites During Coronavirus Pandemic? Arvind Kejriwal Seeks Suggestions From Public

Should Delhi Hospitals Be Reserved Only For Delhiites During Coronavirus Pandemic? Arvind Kejriwal Seeks Suggestions From PublicShould hospitals in Delhi be reserved only for Delhiites during coronavirus pandemic? Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought suggestions of Delhi residents on this question.


Non-Subsidised LPG Rate Hiked, Aviation Fuel up by Rs 11,000/Kl

Non-Subsidised LPG Rate Hiked, Aviation Fuel up by Rs 11,000/KlThe government currently subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2 kilograms each per household in a year.


Why America is protesting over the death of George Floyd

Why America is protesting over the death of George FloydNew Delhi, June 01: Protests spread across the US for a sixth day over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Floyd, who died by an officer kneeling on his neck, spurred anger over other recent cases involving African-Americans


Roche Welcomes ICMR's Green Signal for Covid-19 Antibody Test in India

Roche Welcomes ICMR's Green Signal for Covid-19 Antibody Test in IndiaThe managing director said this world-class COVID-19 antibody test is already deployed in UK, Singapore and other countries to test for COVID-19 antibodies.


Roche Welcomes ICMR's Green Signal for Covid-19 Antibody Test in India

Roche Welcomes ICMR's Green Signal for Covid-19 Antibody Test in IndiaThe managing director said this world-class COVID-19 antibody test is already deployed in UK, Singapore and other countries to test for COVID-19 antibodies.


In Netflix’s ‘Spelling the Dream’, Indian-American Kids Dazzle

In Netflix’s ‘Spelling the Dream’, Indian-American Kids Dazzle‘Spelling The Dream’ will start streaming on 3 June.


Coronavirus to Shave $ 25 Billion off From Top 100 Domestic Brands Value, Finds Report

Coronavirus to Shave $ 25 Billion off From Top 100 Domestic Brands Value, Finds ReportBrand Finance has assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic based on the effect of the outbreak on enterprise value, compared to what it was on January 1, 2020.


No help from owners, govt: Brick kiln workers left to fend for themselves in Telangana

No help from owners, govt: Brick kiln workers left to fend for themselves in TelanganaMaking 1,000 bricks fetches them Rs 80 to 90, less than a rupee a brick. The Rs 300 per week of support to purchase dry ration was reduced to Rs 50 during lockdown.


Alliance or Autonomy? India's Options as China Looks for Asia Hegemony in Face of 'New Great Game' With US

Alliance or Autonomy? India's Options as China Looks for Asia Hegemony in Face of 'New Great Game' With USChina’s attempts to establish hegemony in Asia is a precondition to its global power ambitions. As its military power grows, it will coerce its neighbours to settle the land and sea borders on terms favourable to China.


Ajay Devgn Donates Oxygen Cylinders, Ventilators to Dharavi's Makeshift Hospital for COVID-19

Ajay Devgn Donates Oxygen Cylinders, Ventilators to Dharavi's Makeshift Hospital for COVID-19Ajay Devgn has donated oxygen cylinders and two portable ventilators for a 200-bed field hospital in Dharavi.


Modi 2.0: Has Press Freedom Shrunk in the Last One Year?

Modi 2.0: Has Press Freedom Shrunk in the Last One Year?The continued gags on dissenting media raise one pertinent question – how free is the press in India under Modi 2.0?


DU admission 2020: University advises students to rely on du.ac.in for information; likely to begin admission process on 8 June

DU admission 2020: University advises students to rely on du.ac.in for information; likely to begin admission process on 8 JuneThe Delhi University has asked students not to consider “unauthentic sources” for information regarding the admission process for the 2020-2021 academic session. The varsity has advised them to only rely on the official website for any update


Aviation fuel price cut by 23 per cent

Aviation fuel price cut by 23 per centNew Delhi, June 01: Jet fuel (ATF) prices have been slashed by a steep 23 per cent in line with a slump in international oil prices and it now costs about one-third of petrol and diesel whose rates continue to be


Poor quality PPEs flood market due to lack of strict quality control; procedural loopholes lead to rise of pandemic profiteering

Poor quality PPEs flood market due to lack of strict quality control; procedural loopholes lead to rise of pandemic profiteeringSources said the government is looking at several complaints filed by the notified associates flagging the names of hundreds of such certification firms that are operating without experts, experienced auditors and office address.


Outdated Tanks, No Temp Censors: Probe Finds Safety Lapses, 'Gross Human Failure' in Vizag Gas Leak

Outdated Tanks, No Temp Censors: Probe Finds Safety Lapses, 'Gross Human Failure' in Vizag Gas LeakWorkers at the factory were slow to respond to the leak and the chemical company lacked experience in monitoring and maintaining tanks full of chemicals that sat idle for weeks due to the coronavirus lockdown, said the committee's report, which was issued Thursday and accessed and reviewed by The Associated Press.


Lucknow Is UP’s Capital But Is Starkly Different From Its ‘UP-Bihar Wala’ Image

Lucknow Is UP’s Capital But Is Starkly Different From Its ‘UP-Bihar Wala’ ImageDisclaimer: Originally published in March 2019. It is being republished since it still remains an interesting topic till today.  I live in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. I know the image of a ‘cow worshipper, with a saffron tilak on the forehead, wearing bhagwa (orange) clothes and chewing tobacco-type’ of a person appeared in […]


Coronavirus Hits Andhra Pradesh Secretariat: Two Blocks Shut After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, All Employees Asked to Work From Home

Coronavirus Hits Andhra Pradesh Secretariat: Two Blocks Shut After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, All Employees Asked to Work From HomeAccording to a tweet by ANI, the employees in the two blocks have been given work from home. Officials of Medical & Health Dept, Secretariat, Andhra Pradesh said that all the five blocks at Secretariat are being sanitized as a precautionary measure. The state reported 105 fresh cases and two deaths in the past 24 hours.


The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equations

The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equationsDonald Trump's offer to 'mediate' between India and China took everyone by surprise, as did his claim to having spoken to Narendra Modi on the issue


KV Kamath to Replace Nirmala Sitharaman as Finance Minister? Rumours Afloat on The Eminent Banker's Induction Into Modi Cabinet

KV Kamath to Replace Nirmala Sitharaman as Finance Minister? Rumours Afloat on The Eminent Banker's Induction Into Modi CabinetPolitical circles and social media are abuzz with rumours that eminent banker Kundapur V Kamath may soon replace Nirmala Sitharaman as Union Finance Minister of India.


Delhi borders sealed for 1 week: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi borders sealed for 1 week: Arvind KejriwalNew Delhi, June 01: Delhi has sealed its borders for the next week amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. The CM added that only those people providing essential services and holding government-approved e-passes will


Niti Aayog Official Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Third Floor of Office Building in Delhi Sealed For Sanitisation

Niti Aayog Official Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Third Floor of Office Building in Delhi Sealed For SanitisationThe third floor of the NITI Aayog building in Delhi was sealed after an official was tested positive for coronavirus. According to an ANI update, the sanitisation work is underway following the staff tested positive for COVID-19.


Narendra Modi Cabinet briefing at 4 pm today: As India begins 3-phase unlock plan, Centre set to discuss economy, COVID-19, LAC dispute with China

Narendra Modi Cabinet briefing at 4 pm today: As India begins 3-phase unlock plan, Centre set to discuss economy, COVID-19, LAC dispute with ChinaPrime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly will chair a meeting of the Union cabinet today as India enters first day of the three-phased unlocking plan. The meeting also assumes significance as it will be the first after the central government completed a year of its second term in office. The timing of the meeting has still not be specified.


India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New Delhi

India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New DelhiThe two nuclear-armed powers, which have been at loggerheads for decades, have a long record of indulging in such tit-for-tat measures.


From Hong Kong to India's Borders, Why Tussle with China May Not End Soon with 'Aggressive' Xi at Helm

From Hong Kong to India's Borders, Why Tussle with China May Not End Soon with 'Aggressive' Xi at HelmMake no mistake — China under Xi’s leadership is one of the most assertive and aggressive powers the world has encountered in a long time.


From Hong Kong to India's Borders, Why Tussle with China May Not End Soon with 'Aggressive' Xi at Helm

From Hong Kong to India's Borders, Why Tussle with China May Not End Soon with 'Aggressive' Xi at HelmMake no mistake — China under Xi’s leadership is one of the most assertive and aggressive powers the world has encountered in a long time.


COVID: Delhi Seals Borders for 1 Week, Essential Services Allowed

COVID: Delhi Seals Borders for 1 Week, Essential Services AllowedCentre’s new guidelines allows inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods without any restrictions.


One man dies, another injured after being beaten up by mob in Assam's Jorhat; police arrest 4 persons, urges against giving incident communal colour

One man dies, another injured after being beaten up by mob in Assam's Jorhat; police arrest 4 persons, urges against giving incident communal colourFour persons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing a man and seriously injuring another after their scooter hit three people in Assam’s Jorhat district


Delhi Borders to be Sealed For a Week, Salons And Barbershops Allowed to Open: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Borders to be Sealed For a Week, Salons And Barbershops Allowed to Open: CM Arvind KejriwalDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the government will borders of the national capital for one week.


NTA Extends Deadline for UGC-NET, ICAR, JNUEE, IGNOU to 15 June

NTA Extends Deadline for UGC-NET,  ICAR, JNUEE, IGNOU to 15 JuneFurther details regarding the admit card and the examination will be notified by the agency in due time.


NTA extends application deadline for UGC NET, JNUEE and other exams till 15 June due to coronavirus pandemic

NTA extends application deadline for UGC NET, JNUEE and other exams till 15 June due to coronavirus pandemicNTA has over the last month cautioned candidates about fake information being circulated on social media regarding various exams conducted by it.


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