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Delhi, UP, Gujarat, Haryana oxygen demand outstrips supply; PM Modi holds crisis meeting
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Records show, the demand for medical oxygen has increased by 18 per cent over the last six days across 12 states, which account for 83 per cent of active cases in the country.

April, November last year: Officials, House panel flagged oxygen need, shortage
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Empowered Group said shortage likely, House panel said need oxygen inventory

Need to do our best to avert lockdown, states should use it only as last resort: PM Modi to nation
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

PM Modi prefaced his 19-minute address saying he felt the pain of those who had lost their loved ones and was grateful to the doctors, nurses, frontline Corona warriors, ambulance drivers, police and all those who had, once again, risked their lives to fight the pandemic.

States invokes last year’s PMGKAY scheme: Give free ration to the poor, government urged
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

At least 3 states, several Oppn leaders write to ministry; govt said to have ‘liberal thinking’ on issue

India committed to fight climate change, but not under pressure: Prakash Javadekar
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

He said, “Fighting climate change is not a business. Fighting climate change is our duty…climate change is a disaster. We should not profit from disaster.”.

Covid cases on the rise, Tomar asks farmers to suspend stir
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Taking to Twitter, Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “There is no discontent in the minds of farmers. The government is ready to talk to the farmers’ organizations which are against these agrarian reform bills.”

After diesel, fertilisers to take toll on farmers; IFFCO hikes prices by 45-58%
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

A 50-kg bag of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), the most widely consumed fertiliser in India after urea, will cost farmers Rs 1,900, more than 58 per cent higher than the existing rate of Rs 1,200/bag.

Pandemic sent migrants home, record 11 crore turned to rural job scheme
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

Over 11 crore people worked under the scheme during the financial year 2020-21 — the first time since its inception in 2006-07 that the MGNREGS numbers crossed the 11-crore mark in a year.

House nod needed, Centre builds case for lower food law coverage
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The minutes of the February meeting shows that the CEA has been asked to provide inputs on the issue.

75th Mann Ki Baat episode: Modernising agri sector is need of the hour, says PM Modi
Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Modi stated that bee farming does not lead to income solely from honey, but bee wax is also a very big source of income.

Delhi: Union Food Secretary questions execution of ration scheme
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

According to the initial plan drawn up by the Delhi government, the doorstep delivery agents were expected to wear t-shirts on which the name ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana (MMGGRY)’ would be written.

12 parties unite to oppose as Centre pushes through Delhi Bill; black day: AAP
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

As many as 12 Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha and nine in Lok Sabha opposed the Bill.

Lok Sabha clears healthcare professionals Bill, minister says will give due dignity to allied health workers
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Vardhan pointed out that with the registration, and standardisation of professions, the Bill would ensure generation of more employment.

India, Pakistan set to return to dialogue table with Indus water meet today
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The meeting is being held after a gap of more than two-and-a-half years – a period that witnessed Pulwama attack (February 14, 2019), Balakot air strike (February 26, 2019) and abrogation of special provisions under Article 370 that gave special status to J&K.

Lok Sabha passes Insurance Bill, FDI hiked to 74%
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 17.

Lok Sabha passes NCT Bill to define Delhi ‘govt’, Oppn cries foul
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The Bill seeks to amend the Government of NCT of Delhi (NCTD) Act, 1991, which was enacted to “supplement provisions of the Constitution relating to the Legislative Assembly and a Council of Ministers for the National Capital Territory of Delhi.”

Explained: What is the Ken-Betwa Link Project; which regions will benefit from it?
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

An agreement signed this week paves the way for implementation of the Ken-Betwa Link Project in drought-prone Bundelkhand. What does it envisage, and what is the status of other river linking projects?

Day later, two Congress MPs distance themselves from panel report on farm law
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

TMC’s O’Brien, Congress' Jairam Ramesh call report misrepresentation.

Explained: Why House panel wants govt to implement one farm law despite protests
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 is one of the three contentious farm laws. It was enacted on September 26, 2020 by amending the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

Cutting across party lines, House panel tells govt to give effect to 1 of 3 farm laws
Sat, Mar 20, 2021

The stated position of most of these parties is against all three laws; the Congress wants them repealed.

V-shaped recovery, GST collection over Rs 1 lakh cr each month due to steps during pandemic: Anurag Thakur
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

The minister said, “You see the GST collection figures for the last five months, it has crossed the mark of Rs 1 lakh crore every month. This happened due to the steps we had taken during Covid.”

Less utilisation of funds will not help fisheries dept achieve targets: panel
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

The committee, headed by BJP member P C Gaddigoudar, made these observations in a report that was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Oppn targets Govt over cuts in education budget, minister says no decrease
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “There has been no decrease. As a matter of fact in some sectors, such as higher education, there has actually been an increase of over Rs 6,000 crore.”

NREGA wages see highest jump in Meghalaya, nil in Kerala, Lakshadweep
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

In all, 22 States and UTs have seen an increase of less than Rs 10, whereas 12 states and UTs have registered a hike of over Rs 10 this time.

Perishable items clause hurdle, key Northeast produce misses Kisan Rail sop
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

While the Kisan Rail, launched in July last year, has transported over 80,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables so far from various parts of the country to bigger markets, it has not been able to take unique products of the Northeast to elsewhere in India.

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