Central Vista redevelopment project could become fulcrum of economic revival: Puri

Central Vista redevelopment project could become fulcrum of economic revival: Puri

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

The Central Vista redevelopment project would generate large-scale direct and indirect employment which could become an “important fulcrum of economic revival”. In his written reply to a question by All India Trinamool Congress MP Mala Roy, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri told Lok Sabha on Tuesday said, “In the current economic...

CCMB scientists analyse 2,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes from India

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad have analysed more than 2,000 SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 genomes from India available in the public domain to understand the various strains in circulation. The clade or genetic group circulating in India has 70 per cent similarity...

CBI files case against Delhi-based firm for causing loss to banks

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based private firm Kwality Ltd and its directors for causing an alleged loss of over Rs 1,400 crore to a consortium of banks led by Bank of India. Following registration of the case on September 10, the agency on Monday conducted searches at the...

MoHUA gets metro rail proposals from 6 States

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) has received proposals of 392 km metro rail from six States with an estimated cost of Rs 1,27,825 crore so far. The proposals have been received from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, remaining three corridors of Delhi metro phase 4 and Jammu...

Pakistan trying to target Indians working in Afghanistan, Parl told

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The Government on Monday informed the Parliament that Pakistan is trying to target Indians working in Afghanistan. The Government in a written reply in Lok Sabha said that several Indians working in development projects in Afghanistan have been attacked or kidnapped in the last 12 years. Pakistan under the United Nations Security...

Dementia education, brain boosting games may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

An eight-week programme combining dementia education with lifestyle changes to diet, physical activity and cognitive engagement through brain boosting games can significantly improve cognitive performance and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease among seniors with pre-dementia conditions, researchers have found. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder which causes problems with memory,...

Bill to shield docs, healthcare workers from attack OK’d

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Parliament on Monday passed the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020 to include Covid-19 pandemic in the list of epidemic diseases and also include the stringent punishments to those attack doctors and healthcare workers. Rajya Sabha had passed the Bill earlier. During the pandemic, the Government had issued an Ordinance to...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill passed

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Parliament on Monday passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) Bill providing reliefs to companies facing insolvency due to the lockdown. Rajya Sabha had already passed the Bill. Finance Minister told Lok Sabha while replying to the debate on IBC (Second Amendment Bill) that the Government passed Ordinance to protect...

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