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Explained: What is hallmarking of gold, and for whom is it now mandatory?
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The government, through a notification issued on June 14, 2018, notified two categories—gold jewellery and gold artefacts; and silver jewellery and silver artefacts—under the purview of hallmarking.

Centre allocates 78,000 tonnes of rice from FCI for ethanol production
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Addressing a press conference via video conference, Union Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said, “By 2025, total production of ethanol… it is going to be grain-based 740 crore litres and sugar-based 760 crore litres. So, overall, 1,500 crore litres supplies...”

Scarred by second wave, 10 states send O2 ramp-up plan
Sun, Jun 13, 2021

The plans, sources said, are part of the measures being put in place in anticipation of the next surge as the second wave abates and pressure on health infrastructure eases.

Govt raises MSP for kharif crops, says doors for farm talks open
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

The MSP increase ahead of the kharif season was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

After adverse reaction, a change in dose: Free Covid vaccines for all, only Centre to procure
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

In an address to the nation, the Prime Minister said the Centre will buy 75 per cent of doses from vaccine makers, including 25 per cent of the state quota, and give it for free to state governments. No state government, he said, will have to spend on vaccine procurement.

IFFCO launches world’s first nano liquid urea
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

In a statement, IFFCO said the “World’s 1st Nano Urea Liquid” was unveiled during its 50th annual general body meeting.

After paddy record, wheat procurement at all-time high
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The latest data available with the Food Corporation of India (FCI) shows wheat procurement reached 405 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) till May 29 in the ongoing rabi marketing season (RMS)—4 per cent higher than 390 LMT in RMS 2020-21.

Cases, demand down, ban on O2 supply to industry may go
Mon, May 31, 2021

The demand for medical oxygen has come down to about 6,000 metric tonnes (MT) a day from the peak of over 8,900 MT a day about a month ago, a source said.

Practice of bodies being dumped in rivers prevalent in UP, state official tells Centre
Sat, May 29, 2021

This was conveyed by a senior UP government official to the Centre during a meeting on May 15, held under the chairmanship of Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) with the officers of UP and Bihar.

Explained: Why edible oils are costlier, and the way forward
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The prices of six edible oils have risen sharply in the last one year. How much edible oil do Indians consume? What domestic and international factors have caused this price rise, and what is the way forward?

‘Concerned’ as edible oil prices soar to 11-year high, government takes stock
Wed, May 26, 2021

The increase in prices of cooking oils comes in a midst of a pandemic and lockdowns in different states that have hit economic activities.

Demand still high but first signs O2 crisis is waning
Sun, May 23, 2021

“Actual consumption has dropped to 8,000 MT a day from around 8,900 MT a day,” an official said. While the quantity supplied has dropped, it is still much higher than the demand recorded during the first wave of Covid-19 last year.

Threaten to intensify stir: Farm leaders write to PM to resume talks
Sat, May 22, 2021

All nine leaders of the SKM are signatories to the letter, including Balbir Singh Rajewal, Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Chadhuni, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shiv Kumar Kakka, Yogendra Yadav and Yudhvir Singh.

Study Covid spread, severity in children, young: PM Modi to officials
Fri, May 21, 2021

On vaccine wastage, PM Modi said that every dose wasted is denying someone protection shield against the disease

PM Modi: Vaccine supply set for big boost, states to get schedule
Wed, May 19, 2021

Interacting with state and district officials, including District Magistrates, on Covid-19 management, the Prime Minister said, “Corona numbers are decreasing in some states; in others they are going up. There is a need to be more vigilant in the face of this drop in cases.”

Ganga panel asks UP, Bihar for report on dumping of bodies
Sun, May 16, 2021

Sources said this was conveyed by NMCG to senior officials of both states during a meeting chaired by Jal Shakti Secretary Pankaj Kumar on Saturday.

Explained: As Bengal farmers get PM-Kisan cash, recalling tussle over the scheme
Sat, May 22, 2021

This was the first time that Bengal farmers received this benefit; the state had thus far stayed away from the central scheme.

PM flags rapid rural spread, says India will fight and win
Sat, May 15, 2021

“I want to alert all farmers, all brothers and sisters living in villages, about Corona again. The infection is now reaching the village at a rapid pace,” he said addressing several Chief Ministers of states over a video conference.

Global oxygen tenders: Only three firms line up, for a fraction of supply
Fri, May 14, 2021

Sources said while two of the companies that have sent quotations are foreign, one is domestic, and they have offered to deliver the medical oxygen over three months, rather than the government's hope of three weeks.

Top five states in active cases get lower share of oxygen: Govt data
Wed, May 12, 2021

The data, which is based on an allocation order dated May 8, also shows that the combined allocation by the Centre to the states and UTs has crossed the 10,000 metric tonnes per day (MT/day) mark.

Top five states in active cases get lower share of oxygen: Government data
Wed, May 12, 2021

The data, which is based on an allocation order dated May 8, also shows that the combined allocation by the Centre to the states and UTs has crossed the 10,000 metric tonnes per day (MT/day) mark.

Covid rumblings within: BJP leaders in UP complain as govt puts up a brave face
Tue, May 11, 2021

Over the last few weeks, many of them have written to the Chief Minister with these complaints, prompting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who has himself only recently recovered from Covid-19, to start visiting hotspot districts in the state and review arrangements.

MGNREGS demand in April nearly doubled over last year
Tue, May 11, 2021

The April 2021 figure is provisional and likely to be revised upwards. This is because muster rolls data of the last week of the month gets updated over the first fortnight of the following month.

Government: 13 states distributing free grains under PMGKAY
Tue, May 11, 2021

The figures were shared during a press conference, which was addressed by Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey through video conference.

From oxygen plants to transport glitches, govt group identifies issues, sets deadlines
Mon, May 10, 2021

To increase the availability of medical oxygen at all government hospitals, the Group has set a deadline for setting up PSA oxygen plants.