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Now, random tests at Delhi airport on fliers from states reporting Covid surge

March 31, 2021 8:45 pm

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority issued an order on March 23, stating that all district disaster management authorities shall conduct Covid tests for travellers from states where Covid tests have been intensified and are being conducted at airports, railway stations or inter-state bus terminals.

Only the initial fillip for manufacturing

March 30, 2021 8:23 pm

Production-linked Incentive scheme is an attractive short-run measure but it needs to be complemented by creating a sustainable and attractive ecosystem for firms to operate in India.

Government plans to introduce legislation to ban cryptocurrencies

January 30, 2021 6:07 pm

The proposed law will provide a framework for the creation of an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India

Farmer unions’ reaction to Centre’s letter: ‘Response woefully short of attempt to resolve issues’

December 28, 2020 11:55 pm

AIKSCC said that the government has used “vague and non-specific language, indicating its willingness to discuss the full agenda items proposed by farmers.”

Government lifts export ban on onion

December 28, 2020 11:36 pm

In September, the government had prohibited the exports due to spurt in prices.

NSCN-K faction announces ceasefire, signals return to peace talks

December 24, 2020 1:15 am

This splinter group is led by the militant Niki Sumi, who said in a statement that the outfit has “resolved to strengthen and support the peace process at this crucial juncture”

Plans afoot to introduce chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features: Govt

July 18, 2019 5:33 pm

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan said that in case anyone tampers with the chip, the system shall be able to identify it resulting in the failure of the passport authentication.

A valley of designs

September 30, 2018 10:47 pm

Textile conservationist Madhu Jain on her book on the living arts and crafts of Jammu & Kashmir, and why designers and the government need to step up and save handlooms

Amazon Web Services to deliver Public Cloud services for Indian government

December 07, 2017 3:52 pm

Amazon Web Services has announced that it will help the Indian government by providing public cloud services, and is the first cloud computing agency to have been recruited.

Fate of 11 PGI faculty members to be decided today

July 04, 2015 3:04 am

In 2014, the PGI administration filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the orders of the high court.


The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

How often our airlines experience technical snags: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.

What the Jio institute is expected to earn in its first year: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Reliance’s Jio institute, recently declared an ‘Institute of Eminence,’ puts it at par with the likes of IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay, IISc and BITS . Here's a look at its earnings projection in today's News in Numbers. See more:

Is the bullet train project on track: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

#NewsInNumbers What has been the progress on the ambitious bullet train project. See more:

11 lakh PAN cards deactivated

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm

India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.

US-based Sikh actor barred from flight over turban row

February 09, 2016 8:16 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): A US-based Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia was denied entry inside an Aeromexico flight in Mexico, accounting to his attire and beard. Reacting over issue, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Manjit Singh on Tuesday condemned the incident said that Government of India, along with the governments around the globe, should take initiatives to educate masses about the Sikh community.

FM Jaitley at World Economic Forum

January 23, 2016 3:30 pm

Switzerland, Jan 23 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely, on Saturday attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Finance Minister Jaitley said that there are a set of structural reforms which are in progress and there are a large number of steps which the Government of India has taken over the last year-and-a-half. He further added that India's co-operative federalism has transformed to competitive federalism, and that's really a good news for India.