Petrol And Diesel Prices Plunge As Modi Government Cuts Excise Duty

May 21, 2022 9:17 pm

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced that the Centre would reduce the central excise duty on petrol and diesel. As per the FM, the petrol rate would drop by ₹9.5 per liter, and diesel would drop by ₹7 per liter. As a result, the government would bear a revenue implication of ₹1 lakh crores […]

Coal India Losing To Captive Mines In Production Race

May 21, 2022 5:49 pm

Over the last six years, Coal India Limited (CIL) production has witnessed a slower growth than the company-owned mines. In 2020-22, the coal production of captive mines leaped by 38.5%, while the CIL observed a tepid growth of 3.4%.  The captive mines have also raced ahead in the power sector with a growth of 72%. […]

Prof Nilofar Khan Becomes First Woman VC of Kashmir University

May 21, 2022 3:50 pm

Professor Nilofar Khan was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the university on Thursday, succeeding Professor Talat Ahmad, whose tenure ended on May 19. Professor Khan has over 30 years of teaching experience and has held several academic and administrative positions at the university, including Dean, College Development Council, Registrar, Dean Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, and […]

Six Trains to be Diverted on Sunday May, 22

May 21, 2022 1:00 pm

Western Railways announced the diversion of six trains passing from Ahmedabad due to the Mega Traffic Block between Vangoan and Dahanu Station on May 22, Sunday. Timings of various trains passing from Ahmedabad will be affected. As per the reports, few trains will reschedule while few will be terminated. The trains that will be partially […]

Jet Airways In New Avatar, DGCA Grants Air Operator Certificate

May 20, 2022 8:01 pm

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Arun Kumar, granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to Jet Airways on Friday, May 20. Finally, the airline can resume its halted commercial flight operations. On May 17, Jet Airways successfully proved the functionality of its flights. However, its wait for AOC was finally over on Friday. According […]

Wheat Production Estimates In India Take A Nosedive

May 20, 2022 6:44 pm

The Ministry of Agriculture has given yet another shock regarding India’s wheat production. On Thursday, the Agricultural Ministry informed that the wheat output would shrink nearly 3% to 106 million tonnes in 2022. It would be the first decline since 2014-15. They blamed the hot weather for the fall in production. In the 2020-21 crop […]

All You Need To Know About BA.4 Omicron Variant Recently Reported In India

May 20, 2022 9:48 am

In Hyderabad, the first case of Omicron’s subvariant BA.4 was discovered. The sample has been sent to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) for confirmation. A person familiar with the situation confirmed on Thursday that an official announcement from INSACOG has yet to be made. About BA.4 Omicron Variant:New omicron sublineages discovered this month […]

Varanasi Court and SC To Renew Hearings On Gyanvapi Mosque Case

May 19, 2022 2:59 pm

The Supreme Court and Varanasi Court shall restart hearings on the Gyanvapi Mosque case on Thursday, May 19. The petitioners seek permission to worship what they claim to be the ‘shivling’ in the Gyanvapi Mosque Complex. Petitioners say that invaders demolished part of the Kashi-Vishwanath Temple in the 16th century and built a mosque over […]

No, You Can’t Carry Food Or Booze Inside A Multiplex

May 18, 2022 9:32 pm

Next time you take your food and drinks to multiplexes, think again. The Gujarat Multiplex Association has knocked on the doors of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel to register their protest against moviegoers to stop this practice. The office-bearers of the Association on Wednesday called on the Chief Minister to represent this issue.  In 2019, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) had clarified that […]

SHOCKING: In-laws Chop Woman’s Ear & Nose For Eloping With Husband’s Nephew

May 18, 2022 9:18 pm

In an alarming incident on Wednesday, a woman’s ear and nose were chopped off by her in-laws in Jetpur town in Gujarat’s Rajkot district. Her crime? She fell in love with her husband’s nephew and eloped with him. The victim Jashiben Parmar told the police that she was married to Hemant, and are parents of […]

Karti Chidambaram Faces Bribery Allegations By CBI

May 17, 2022 4:40 pm

Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, and his associates faced bribery allegations from the CBI. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided Congress heavyweight leader and MP Karti Chidambaram’s house and office on Tuesday, May 17. The CBI searched the Chennai, Mumbai, Odisha, and Delhi residences and offices of the Congress leader.  […]

Neighbouring Rajasthan Gets Fourth Tiger Reserve

May 17, 2022 12:30 pm

The Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary in Bundi, Rajasthan, which covers the tiger habitat between Ranthambore and Mukundra Hills, was recognised on Monday as the country’s 52nd tiger reserve and the state’s fourth, after Ranthambore, Sariska, and Mukundra. On July 5 last year, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) gave an in-principle approval to declare Ramgarh Vishdhari […]

Leisure Hotels Group Announces Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter

May 16, 2022 8:57 pm

“Options Include Exclusive Charter For Privacy & Comfort” Leisure Hotels Group, an experiential hospitality chain with 29 properties across North India, has announced the ‘Heli Char Dham Yatra’ for Pilgrims traveling this year in 2022 in partnership with an aviation company. Nestled amidst mighty, blue-green, snow-capped Himalayan peaks in Uttarakhand, Char Dham comprises the four […]

Mercy For Animals India Foundation Offers Tips To Protect Animals From Sweltering Heat

May 14, 2022 2:32 pm

April was has been recorded as the hottest month in 122 years, with temperatures in some regions going way beyond 43 degrees centigrade. It has been noticed that despite all precautions, people are suffering from heat-related ailments. If the scenario is so bad for humans, what about our furry friends? Pets might have a comfortable […]

PM Narendra Modi To Address Global Covid Summit Today

May 12, 2022 4:48 pm

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that PM Narendra Modi will virtually take part in the second Global COVID Summit, which will be hosted by US President Joe Biden on Thursday, May 12. The session will be live-streamed at 6:30 p.m IST. The key focus of the summit is to address pandemic-related challenges faced […]

UP Govt Dismisses state DGP Mukul Goel Over Neglect of Duty 

May 12, 2022 1:59 pm

Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, yesterday, dismissed Mukul Goyal from his position as the state’s Director General Of Police (DGP). It was only in June 2021 that Goyal,  an Indian Civil servant, was appointed to the post. This news came like a bolt from the blue. The reason behind his dismissal is allegedly because […]

Supreme Court To Reconsider Section 124A: Halts Sedition Law

May 12, 2022 5:46 pm

The Supreme Court ordered the Center to reconsider the Section 124A (sedition law) provision of the Indian Penal Code on Wednesday. In 162 years, the court suspended an operation of sedition for the first time. Indeed, it is Supreme Court’s historic order. Key Highlights According to the court order, until the re-examination exercise for sedition law […]

Om Prakash Chautala, Former Haryana CM, Passes 10th and 12th At 87

May 11, 2022 5:00 pm

The former Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, cleared his Standard 10th and 12th exams at 87. Interestingly, he achieved first division in both exams proving that learning has no age limit. The veteran politician was in office from 1999-to 2005 as the CM of Haryana.  The Haryana Education Department handed over the mark […]

NFHS-5 Data Gives Insight Into Misguided Women Empowerment In India

May 11, 2022 1:59 pm

With only 32% married working women and 44% of women not permitted to visit the market, women empowerment in India looks abysmal. The National Family Health Survey 5 put a bee in a bonnet while revealing shocking data about Indian women. However, 82% of women in India have the liberty to refuse to engage in […]

BJP To Benefit From Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Seats Demarcation

May 7, 2022 5:44 pm

All political parties except the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are against the commission’s decision in regard to Jammu and Kashmir. The delimitation commission has completed its final report on the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and Lok Sabha. The Central government’s final decision is essential because it will pave the way for the J&K elections. Demarcation […]