Keep O2 plants ready before 3rd wave, urges PM

Keep O2 plants ready before 3rd wave, urges PM

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Against the backdrop of scarce availability of oxygen supply during the virulent second wave of Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress of oxygen availability across the country and directed that  new O2 plants be ready well before the potential third surge of the pandemic. Officials briefed the...

Must abide by laws of land, says IT Min

Must abide by laws of land, says IT Min

Friday, 09 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Vaishnaw responds on Twitter’s stand-off with Govt Amid a row between the Central Government and Twitter, newly sworn-in Union Information Technology (IT) Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday said all those who live and work in India will have to abide by the rules of the country. He was responding on Twitter’s stand-off...

Rs 23,123 cr to ramp up medical infra for 3rd Covid wave

Rs 23,123 cr to ramp up medical infra for 3rd Covid wave

Friday, 09 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Pediatric centres in 736 dists, 20K ICU beds planned Gearing up for the impending third Covid-19 wave, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved a new Rs 23,123 crore package to ramp up the medical infrastructure in the country. Out of Rs 23,123 crore health package, Rs...

Govt reaches out to kisan with Rs 1L-cr fund via APMC

Govt reaches out to kisan with Rs 1L-cr fund via APMC

Friday, 09 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The first meeting of the new Modi Cabinet on Thursday approved Rs 1 lakh crore fund for disbursement among farmers through Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMCs) to provide a medium to long term debt financing facility for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management infrastructure and community farming assets through...

Bengal course correction: 2 dropped, 4 inducted

Thursday, 08 July 2021 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Even as the critics called it an attempt to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted, the BJP Government on Wednesday inducted four Ministers from Bengal — dropping two sitting ones — two months after the party suffered a humiliating loss at the hands of the Trinamool Congress...

Youngest Cabinet; the qualified entry

Thursday, 08 July 2021 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In line with the BJP’s efforts to promote the youth, the average age of the newly-sworn in 43 Ministers is 56 years while the average age of the new Council of Ministers is 58 years. Previously, the average age of the council of Ministers was 61 years. This is probably the...

Rane out of hybernation, Fadnavis to hold Maha fort

Rane out of hybernation, Fadnavis to hold Maha fort

Thursday, 08 July 2021 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

There could not have been more befitting rehabilitation for Narayan Rane — who has had a long journey in politics from being a Shiv Sainik and later a Sena Chief Minister to spending 11-long years in the Congress to launching his own party and later merging it with the BJP...

UP gets lion’s share to fix caste, regional balance

Thursday, 08 July 2021 | Biswajeet Banerjee | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh got the best deal in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet expansion as seven new Ministers were inducted in the Union Cabinet on Wednesday with an aim to fix the caste and the regional balance in the politically crucial State that will go to polls in next six months. Incidentally,...

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