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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and several MPs participated in the Swachhata Campaign

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Newdelhi:14/7/19:Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and several MPs participated in the Swachhata Campaign in Parliament House premises today.  They were joined by Parliament staff members. This was the second day of the cleanliness drive in Parliament complex. Yesterday,  several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Dr Harsh Vardhan, S Jaishankar and Pralhad Joshi participated in the cleanliness drive.

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India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 embarks on a historic journey early morning tomorrow.

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Sriharikott;14/7/19:aIn the first expedition to the lunar South Pole, India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 embarks on a historic journey early morning tomorrow. It aims at soft-landing on the lunar South Pole after a journey of about fifty-four days after it lifts off onboard the rocket GSLV Mark-Three at 2.51 a.m. tomorrow. It takes off from the second launch pad at ...

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Meghalaya became the first state in India to ensure the conservation of water

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Newdelhi:13/7/19:Meghalaya became the first state in India to ensure the conservation of water and have own water policy following a nod given by the State Cabinet yesterday. The draft policy was approved by the State Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma. After the meeting, Chief Minister Sangma said in a tweet that it is ...

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Goa cabinet was reshuffled with the induction of four BJP ministers

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Goa:13/7/19:The Goa cabinet was reshuffled today with the induction of four BJP ministers  Michael Lobo, Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserratte and Philip Nery Rodrigues. Governor Mridula Sinha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula near Panaji. Earlier today, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant dropped ministers Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palyenkar, Jayesh Salgaonkar, all three ...

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Karnataka crisis: Both BJP & Congress-JD(S) alliance ready to hold trust vote

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Bengaluru:13/7/19:Amidst political crisis in Karnataka, State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa today said that they will insist on a vote of confidence motion in the Legislative Assembly on Monday. Speaking to media persons in Bengaluru, he said the party will ask the Speaker during the Business Advisory Committee meeting on Monday morning to ask Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to ...

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Entries invited by Press Council of India for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism

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Newdelhi:12/7/19:Press Council of India has invited entries for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2019. The Awards, carrying a cash prize and citation, will be given in eight categories:   S. No. Category Cash Prize 1 Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism Rs. 100000/- 2 Rural Journalism Rs. 50000/- 3 Developmental Reporting Rs. 50000/- 4 Photo ...

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World Food India a big platform for State Governments to push Food Processing in States: Smt Harsimrat Badal

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Newdelhi:12/7/19:Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said World Food India is not just an opportunity for the Center but also a big platform for State Governments to push food processing sectors in their states. Exemplifying her statement she added that during the previous edition of World Food India in 2017, many States did brisk business ...

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Partial Moon Eclipse on 17th July

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Newdelhi:12/7/19:A partial eclipse of the Moon will occur on 17 July, 2019 which will be visible in India. The partial eclipse will begin from 1h 31m IST. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth’s shadow and the maximum partial eclipse will occur at 3h 01m IST when about a little more than half portion of the Moon will ...

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First train carrying 2.5 million litres of water has reached Chennai

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Vellore:12/7/19:The first train carrying 2.5 million litres of water from Jolarpet in Vellore district has reached Chennai this afternoon. The special train with fifty wagons unloaded the water at Villivakkam in Chennai from where it will be taken through pipelines to the pumping station of Metrowater for distribution in the parched city. More from our correspondent: “Chennai is facing severe ...

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Railways will not be privatized:Piyush Goyal

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Newdelhi:12/7/19:Lok Sabha has passed the Demands for Grants under the control of the Ministry of Railways for 2019-20. Replying to a debate on the Demands for Grants, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal today assured the House that Railways will not be privatized. He hit out at the previous UPA government saying that earlier railway budgets were announced keeping in view of ...

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