National Updates

Finance Ministry
Amid Disinvestment Push, Finmin To Now House Dept Of Public Enterprises

The department, which was under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises so far, would look into the residual work relating to erstwhile Bureau of Public Enterprises including the Industrial Management Pool.

Smog and pollution in Delhi NCR
Delhi Sees Highest Increase Of NO2 In Air Pollution In Last 1 Year

Between April 2020 and April 2021, NO2 pollution has increased in all the eight capitals of states studied -- Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Lucknow.

Modi Cabinet Expansion
Several Union Ministers Resign Ahead Of PM Modi's Cabinet Expansion, Here's The List

Hours before the mega expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, several key members from the Cabinet and Ministers of State have tendered their resignation to make way for the new entrants into PM Modi's team.

Kashmir Encounter
Big Win For Forces: Top Hizbul Commander Killed In Kashmir Encounter

A top commander of proscribed terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was killed during an encounter between the terrorists and security forces in North Kashmir's Handwara on Wednesday.

India's Morepen Labs Starts Production Of Russia's Sputnik V

The Sputnik V vaccine is based on a proven and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, which cause the common cold and have been around for thousands of years. The vaccine is two-shot and studies have shown it to be 97.6 per cent effective against Covid-19.

Union Cabinet Reshuffle Likely On Wednesday, Ministerial Probables Arrive In Delhi
Union Cabinet Reshuffle Likely On Wednesday, Ministerial Probables Arrive In Delhi

Though there has been no official word on the Cabinet reshuffle, a series of meetings in the government and the BJP have fuelled the speculation that a big shuffling of his council of ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is finally on the cards after he assumed the charge for a second term in 2019.

UGC scholarship guidelines and changes from October
Central Govt Jobs: Common Eligibility Test From Early 2022

Though such test was scheduled to take off with the before the end of this year, but is likely to get delayed on account of COVID pandemic

India's 1st FASTag/UPI-Based Cashless Parking Launched In Delhi
India's 1st FASTag/UPI-Based Cashless Parking Launched In Delhi

The facility is a pilot project of the DMRC, the Metro rail service said. "Further, the DMRC is planning to set up similar systems at more of its parking facilities across Delhi-NCR."

Twitter Will Be In Trouble If It Fails To Comply With India Rules: HC

"We are not stopping you from taking action, court has not granted any protection to Twitter. If they are in violation, you know what to do," the high court told central government counsel.

Ram Nath Kovind
President Kovind Appoints New Governors For 8 States In Major Rejig

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed eight new governors giving them charge of the administration of new states.

Anti-Drone Systems
IAF To Procure 10 Anti-Drone Systems For Border Deployment

Indian Air Force has floated a Request for Information (RFI) for Indian vendors for Counter Unarmed Aircraft System (CUAS) that can be armed with laser directed energy weapons to bring down rogue drone.

Domestic Flights
Airlines Can Operate Maximum Of 65 Pc Pre-Covid Domestic Flights: Govt

The civil aviation ministry issued a fresh order, wherein it modified the May 28 order stating that "50 per cent capacity may be read as 65 per cent capacity".

Dengue in Bhubaneswar
BMC On Toes After Dengue Scare In Bhubaneswar Amidst Pandemic

Amid the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, cases of dengue have emerged as fresh concerns for the administrative authorities in the state capital city of Bhubaneswar. As many as twelve cases of the vector-borne disease have been reported from Sailashree Vihar and Kalpana areas in the last 10 days, director of Public Health Niranjan Mishra was quoted as saying to the PTI.

Delimitation commission to visit J&K for 4 days
Delimitation Commission To Visit J&K For 4 Days Beginning Today

All the three members of the commission including Justice (Retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra Sharma and State Election Commissioner (SEC) K.K.Sharma, will reach Srinagar today.

Free Food Grains
3.24 Cr People In Odisha To Get Free Foodgrains Under PMGKAY-IV

About 3.24 crore people will get free food grains for a period of five months, from July to November 2021, under the PMGKAY-IV said FCI Odisha Region General Manager Nishith Kumar Pradhan.

India To Make CoWIN Available To All Countries: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said vaccination is the best hope for humanity to emerge from the pandemic successfully and noted that India decided to adopt a completely digital approach for the exercise.

OSRTC To Resume Bus Service From July 6
OSRTC To Resume Bus Service In 43 Routes From July 6 Tomorrow

The Odisha State Road Transport Corporation is all set to resume its bus service on 43 selected routes in the State with effect from July 6, tomorrow, the State-run carrier informed through its Twitter page on Monday.

Covid-19 kills bank vacancies
COVID19 Kills Bank Vacancies By 80%, Applicants Drop To Decade Low In 2020-21

Data available with IBPS reveals the number of applicants for jobs in the public sector banks in the country dropped drastically to a mere 50 lakh (for both at the officer and clerical level) from a high of 145 lakh in 2019-20

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's Son Abhijit Joins TMC
Former President Pranab Mukherjee's Son Abhijit Joins TMC

The newly inducted leader said that while he was in touch with Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee before the assembly elections, had he joined the TMC before the polls, it would have been construed that he switched allegiance for some post.

1 In 10 Women In India 'Ran Out Of Food' During Lockdown: Report

According to a report, More than one in 10, or nearly 3.2 crore women in India ran out of food during the Covid-induced lockdown last year

Blue Tag Beach
Odisha To Develop 5 More Beaches For Coveted Blue Flag Certification: CM Naveen

In an effort to boost Odisha's tourism potential along its coastline, the state government has decided to develop and beautify five more beaches to secure the Blue Flag certification, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Bus Service Remains Off Limits In Odisha Despite Lockdown Relaxations
Odisha Govt Lockdown Relaxation Fails To Set Wheels Of Buses In Motion

Four days into the Odisha government’s order for partial relaxing Covid lockdown regulations in as many as 20 districts of the State under Category A which exhibited virus infection test positivity rate less than 5%, the most awaited bus service in such districts continues to remain off the limits.

DA hike for CG employees
7th Pay Commission: DA Hike For Central Employees Soon, Check Your Hike Amount

According to the calculation, the DA rate in July will be around 31 per cent. If you're drawing the minimum salary of Rs 18000, then the arrear amount will be Rs 23,760.

Hybrid Militants: The New Challenge For Security Forces In Kashmir
Hybrid Militants: The New Challenge For Security Forces In Kashmir

The desperate nexus is modifying methods. Their desperation is showing. Now, it is the preference for pistol-based targeting of soft targets. Targets which are unarmed and unlikely to retaliate like businessmen (including from the minority community), activists, political leaders without protection and off-duty policemen.

Odisha Class 10 Student Sima Madkami Buys Smartphone By Selling Mahula
Odisha Class 10 Girl Student Buys Smartphone For Online Study By Selling Mahula

Amid wave after wave of the Covid pandemic, while many prefer to take excuses citing unavailability of opportunities for livelihood, career and other growth prospects in life, 15 year old Sima Madkami has taught everyone how not to lose hope in the face of uncertainty.