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Monsoon Session of Parliament to commence from 19th July and conclude on 13th August

Newdelhi:12/7/21:Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has said that the Monsoon Session of Parliament will commence from 19th this month and conclude on 13th August. Talking exclusively to AIR News, Mr. Birla said, there will be 19 sittings during the session. He said, the sitting of both the houses will be held from 11 am to 6 pm. Appreciating the higher ...

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Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar Decodes Genome Of Salt-Secreting Mangrove Species

Bhubaneswar:7/10/21: Scientists at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar and SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu have reported for the first time a reference-grade whole genome sequence of a highly salt-tolerant and salt-secreting true-mangrove species, Avicennia marina, said a  Ministry of Science & Technology press release issued today. Mangroves are a unique group of species found in marshy intertidal ...

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Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman attends Third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

Newdelhi:10/7/21:Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman participated virtually in the Third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting under the Italian Presidency. The two-day meeting held on July 9th and 10th, 2021 saw discussions on a wide range of issues including global economic risks and health challenges, policies for recovery from the CoVID-19 pandemic, ...

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Union Home Secretary reviewed the steps taken by State Governments for checking the spread of COVID-19

Newdelhi:10/7/21:Union Home Secretary chaired a meeting here today to review the steps taken by State Governments for checking the spread of COVID-19 in Hill Stations and Tourist locations. During the meeting, the overall management of COVID-19 situation and the vaccination status in respect of the States of Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal was ...

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Phone call between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of Vietnam

Newdelhi:10/7/21:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had a phone call today with H.E. Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of Vietnam. Prime Minister Modi congratulated H.E. Pham Minh Chinh on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Vietnam and expressed confidence that the India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will continue to become stronger under his able guidance. Prime Minister Modi welcomed the fact ...

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Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has directed all the officials of his team to work in two shifts

Newdelhi:9/7/21:Hours after taking charge as new Railway Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet, Ashwini Vaishnaw has directed all the officials of his team to work in two shifts. In an official note released on Thursday night, the railway ministry has directed that the first shift will start at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. while the second ...

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman participates virtually in G20 High-Level Tax Symposium on tax policy and Climate Change

Newdelhi:9/7/21:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today participated virtually in the G20 High-Level Tax Symposium on tax policy and Climate Change. The Symposium was organised by G20 Italy, ahead of the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sitharaman highlighted that in India, fiscal policy options are used for better environmental outcomes and concessional tax ...

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Breastfeeding mothers should get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 without any hesitation: Dr. Samiran Panda

Newdelhi:9/7/21:Breastfeeding mothers should get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 without any hesitation. The anti-bodies that are developed in the mother as a result of the vaccination get passively transferred to the baby while breastfeeding and could be helpful to the child, says Shri Samiran Panda, Head, Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Indian Council for Medical Research. The vaccines available now ...

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Hardeep S Puri hands over charge of office of Minister of Civil Aviation to Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia

Newdelhi:9/7/21:Shri Hardeep S Puri, former Minister of Civil Aviation and incumbent Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, handed over the charge of office of Minister of Civil Aviation to Shri Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia here today. General V.K. Singh, Minister of State for Civil Aviation were also present on the occasion. In a tweet, ...

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PM chairs high level meeting to review ramping up of oxygen supply across the Country

Newdelhi:9/7/21:PM Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of oxygen augmentation and availability across the country. Officials briefed PM about the progress on installation of PSA Oxygen plants across the country. More than 1500 PSA Oxygen plants are coming up across the nation which includes contributions from PM CARES as well as various ministries & PSUs. PSA Oxygen plants contributed by ...

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