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Skill, Reskill And Upskill: PM Modi's Strategic Call For 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'

He said skill development of the new generation is a national need and is the foundation of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' to take India forward from 75 years to 100 years.

Supreme Court
SC Concerned Over Misuse Of Law On Sedition, Seeks Centre's Reply

A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana said: "It is a colonial law used by the British to silence Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak. Still, it is necessary after 75 years of independence?"

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Cabinet Nod To Continuation Of National Ayush Mission As Centrally-Sponsored Scheme

Under National Ayush Mission scheme, old and traditional medicinal systems would be promoted and Ayush wellness centres, medical colleges, hospitals and dispensaries set up and upgraded.

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DA For Central Govt Employees Raised: Check Salary Hike As Per 7th Pay Commission Calculation

As per the 7th Pay Commission calculator, the jump in salary at the minimum level (basic pay of Rs 18,000) will be over 6k

7th pay Commission
7th Pay Commission: Centre Approves DA Hike For Central Govt Employees To 28%

In a major relief for the Central government employees waiting for the DA and DR hike, the Modi seems to have finally made the big announcement

Justice
SC Agrees To Examine Plea Against Validity Of Sedition Law

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine a fresh plea by Mysuru-based Major General S.G. Vombatkere challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124A (sedition) of the IPC with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

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Rourkela Steel Plant Supplies Steel For Makru Bridge Of Manipur

The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has supplied steel for the Makru bridge of Manipur, which was inaugurated by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Public Sector Banks Recruitment: Finance Ministry Clarifies On Holding Exams In Local Languages
Public Sector Banks Recruitment: Finance Ministry Clarifies On Holding Exams In Local Languages

A Committee has been constituted order to look into the demand for holding examination for clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in local/regional languages

Govt Waives Import Duty On Raw Materials For Covid Test Kits, Black Fungus Drug
Govt Waives Import Duty On Raw Materials For Covid Test Kits, Black Fungus Drug

In May, the GST Council, among other exemptions, had decided to exempt the import of Covid relief items irrespective of the mode of procurement -- paid or free of cost -- from the payment of Integrated GST (IGST).

Kanpur A Major Hub Of Terror Activities: ATS Sources
Kanpur A Major Hub Of Terror Activities: ATS Sources

The ATS had arrested Maseeruddin and Minhaz Ansari from a house in Kakori area on the outskirts of Lucknow on July 11, after a seven-hour operation.

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Govt Set To Introduce 17 New Bills In Monsoon Session

The government is going to introduce 17 new Bills in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which begins on July 19. With the much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle finally done and dusted, it is time for governance again.

New Cabinet
Govt Rejigs Cabinet Committees; Smriti, Bhupender, Sonowal Part Of Panel On Political Affairs

However, there has been no change in the composition of the country's highest decision making body on security affairs -- the Cabinet Committee on Security -- and the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet

Anthrax in Odisha
Anthrax Elimination By 2024: RMRC Bhubaneswar Launches India's First Study In Koraput

The study is seen as significant because it will analyse the implementation of 'One Health' intervention model, and the study may recommend routine vaccination against the lethal disease  

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Parliament's Monsoon Session From July 19

Noting that this will be the sixth session of the 17th Lok Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said that the Monsoon Session will take place from July 19 to August 13 with 19 days of business.

Jagannath Temple
ASI To Laser Scan Puri Jagannath Temple During The Ratha Jatra To Check Structural Conditions

ASI has earlier done 3-D laser scanning of the Konark Sun temple and the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi among others.

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PM Modi Says Farm Sector Needs Post-Harvest Revolution; Govt Impetus On Scientific Ecosystem

The PM said a self-reliant rural economy is necessary for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' or self-reliant India.

Supreme Court
New IT Rules Take Care: SC On Plea Seeking CBI, NIA Probe Against Twitter

The Chief Justice replied: "Have you examined the recent IT rules. It takes care of it".

Lighting
18 Killed By Lightning In Rajasthan, Several Injured

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Governor Kalraj Mishra expressed grief over the loss of lives in the tragedies.

BSF Jawan Capt Bhav Pandit
Meet BSF Capt Bhav Pandit Whose Heroics Saved 2 Jawans After Maoist Gunfight In Odisha

The incident of clash between Maoists and security forces on Boudh-Kandhamal border on Saturday was indeed sensational for the entire Odisha not just because of the miraculous escape of the two Commandos from the Special Operations Group who received critical injuries during the gunfight but also for their dramatic rescue from the far-off region all thanks to the efforts of Odisha DGP.

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Two Terrorists Held In Lucknow, Explosives Recovered

The ATS team had received a tip-off about their presence and had been tracking them since the past one week.

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PM Modi Invites People To Nominate For Padma Awards 2022

The Padma awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day

No Govt Job, Subsidy For People Having Over Two Children: UP Population Control Draft Bill
No Govt Job, Subsidy For People Having Over Two Children: UP Population Control Draft Bill

"Public servants who adopt the two-child norm will get two additional increments during the entire service, maternity or as the case may be, paternity leave of 12 months, with full salary and allowances"

11 J-K Govt Employees Allegedly Working For Terror Groups Dismissed From Service
11 J-K Govt Employees Allegedly Working For Terror Groups Dismissed From Service

The decision to dismiss the 11 employees was taken at two meetings of the designated committee in Jammu and Kashmir for scrutinising such cases.

Kashmir Encounter: 3 Terrorist Shot Dead By Security Forces
Kashmir Encounter: 3 Terrorist Shot Dead By Security Forces

The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.

Major Maoist Attack Foiled In Jharkhand, 40 Kg IED Detected
Major Maoist Attack Foiled In Jharkhand, 40 Kg IED Detected

At least two jawans sustained multiple injuries during an exchange of fire with Maoists ultras on the Boudh-Kandhamal border on Saturday.