U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today. Secretary Blinken conveyed the greetings of President Biden and Vice President Harris to the Prime Minister. He briefed Prime Minister on his fruitful exchanges with EAM and NSA earlier in the day and expressed a strong commitment to further deepen India US strategic relations in various sectors including defence, maritime security, trade & investment, climate change and science & technology.
PM Narendra Modi interacts with representatives of religious and social organizations on #Covid19
PM exhorts leaders to work with the government to spread awareness about vaccines & tackle vaccine hesitancy.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held an interaction with representatives of religious and social organizations to discuss the Covid-19 situation earlier today via video conferencing.
Prime Minister said that the interaction is yet another example of society and government working together for the benefit of the country. He appreciated the work done by these organizations towards meeting the challenges posed by Covid-19. He said that the help provided to people was beyond caste or religious considerations and was a shining example of ‘Ek Bharat-Eknishtha Prayas’. Across the country, Temples, Mosques, Churches and Gurudwaras doubled up as hospitals and isolation centres, while also helping the needy get food and medicines, he said.
Centre launches the “Secured Logistics Document Exchange” along with a Calculator for Green House Gas Emissions
With an aim to further improve ease of doing business, Centre today launched the “Secured Logistics Document Exchange” along with a Calculator for Green House Gas Emissions
The Digital initiative is now set to improve logistics efficiency, reduce logistics cost, and promote multi-modality and sustainability in a big way.
These digital initiatives have been launched to fill the gap areas where no action has yet been taken either by private players or any of the line ministries. The Launch Event was attended by more than 75 participants from the Central Ministries, Banks, IT companies, international organizations, logistics sector stakeholders and industry bodies.
Parliament Passes Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2021
District Magistrates Further Empowered Under The Act To Ensure Its Smooth Implementation
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, which seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, was passed in the Rajya Sabha, today. The bill was introduced in the Parliament by the Government in the Budget session this year. It was passed in Lok Sabha on 24.03.2021.
While introducing the bill, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development stressed the necessity for entrusting District Magistrates with the responsibility of care and protection of vulnerable children in light of the prevailing inadequacies in the system. She recounted the commitment of the Parliament towards prioritising India’s children above all issues.
‘Withdrawing forces from disputed site’: Mizoram chief secretary after MHA meet on the border row
Cabinet clears DICGC Bill, bank deposits up to Rs 5 lakh to be insured, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman
The Finance Minister said that as per the bill, depositors of troubled banks would get back amounts below Rs 5 lakh within 90 days, even if a bank is put under a moratorium by the Reserve Bank of India.
‘Yes or No’: Did govt buy Pegasus spyware, Rahul Gandhi asks
Fourteen opposition parties met here on Wednesday to devise a strategy to corner the Centre on issues like the Pegasus snooping row and Assam-Mizoram discord. Among the 14 parties was the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which has so far not been part of any joint opposition strategy.
The parties which attended the meeting included the Congress, DMK, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Shiv Sena, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Samajwadi Party, CPI-M, CPI, National Conference (NC), AAP, IUML, RSP, KCM and the VCK.
Covid update: India reports a big surge in daily cases as 3rd wave fear looms
India recorded 43,654 new coronavirus cases, 47 per cent higher than yesterday when fresh cases dipped below 30,000 for the first time in nearly four months. The positivity rate stands at 2.51 per cent. 640 deaths take India’s tally to 4.22 lakh.
‘No problem if someone else leads’: Mamata Banerjee on Opposition face for 2024 polls
“Need To Come Together To Defeat BJP”: Mamata Banerjee Meets Sonia Gandhi.
Basavaraj Bommai was sworn in as the new chief minister of Karnataka
Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka.
In the news – Mamata Banerjee, Antony Blinken, High Court of Delhi, Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, India, Assam, Kerala, B. S. Yediyurappa, CBSE Exam, class 12, Sri Lanka national cricket team.
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