A strong and vibrant democracy cannot survive without a free and fearless press: Vice President
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has emphasized that no strong and vibrant democracy can survive without a free, unfettered and fearless press. Addressing a gathering to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bengaluru Press Club, Shri Naidu suggested that India needs strong, free and vibrant media to strengthen the roots of its democracy. Apart from this, Shri Naidu also cautioned about the collapse of values in the media. He called for fair and objective reporting.
Shri Naidu further emphasized that news should not be mixed with views.
In his address, he said that a free and fair press complements an independent judiciary when it comes to strengthening the constitutional rule of law.
Leveraging the power of technology for people’s welfare at the core of our good governance efforts in villages: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that leveraging the power of technology for the welfare of the people is at the core of our good governance efforts in the villages of India. For this, PN Modi gave the example of an ownership scheme, the results of which have been very good.
In response to a tweet by MyGovIndia, the Prime Minister said;
“At the core of our good governance efforts in India’s villages is to leverage the power of technology for the welfare of people. An example of this is the SVAMITVA scheme which has given great results. #AatmanirbharPanchayat”
Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination: More than 187.67 crore vaccines have been administered so far
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 187.67 crores (1,87,67,20,318) as of 7 am today as of the last report. This achievement has been achieved through 2,30,29,745 vaccination sessions.
Online applications are invited to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra
The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), has invited individuals, unemployed pharmacists, government-nominated entities, NGOs, trusts, societies to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs). Applications have been invited from etc.
According to a government release, these applications have been invited through an online process. Interested applicants can apply online by visiting the PMBI website janaushadhi.gov.in. Eligible applicants will be given in-principle approval for obtaining a drug license in the name of PMBJP on a “first come first come” basis.
National Health Authority released a revised draft of the Health Data Management (HDM) policy
The National Health Authority (NHA) finalized and published the Health Data Management (HDM) policy for Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in December 2020. Since then, NHA has received feedback from various stakeholders and many lessons have been learned from the pilot and national-level implementation of ABDM. Based on these, certain amendments to the HDM policy have been considered. The draft with the title “Consultation Paper” has been released on the website https://abdm.gov.in/home/Publications on 23rd April 2022 after the amendments.
According to a government release, all stakeholders have been requested to submit comments on the website by March 21, 2022. Apart from submission of entry through online mode, feedback through registered post/courier will also be accepted. The address for sending the presentation is as follows:
Chief Executive Officer,
National Health Authority,
9th Floor, Tower-1,
Jeevan Bharti Building,
Live telecast of Khelo India University Games on DD Sports
It is good news for the people who are waiting for Khelo India University Games 2021 that DD Sports will be showing this event live on all TVs and mobiles starting from 24th April 2022.
Launched in 2020 as part of the Khelo India Games to revive the sports culture in India, the second Khelo India University Games is being held from April 24 to May 3, 2022, with the opening ceremony held on April 24 And the closing ceremony will take place on May 3.
Ashish Mishra surrendered in court on the order of the Supreme Court
According to media reports, Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni and the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence during the farmers’ agitation, surrendered in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday following the directions of the Supreme Court. This comes just after the Supreme Court cancelled his bail and gave him a week’s time to surrender.
Ashish surrendered in court a day before the bail period expired.
Bhupesh Baghel objected to the closure of 23 trains passing through Chhattisgarh
Railways has decided to stop the operation of 23 local trains passing through Chhattisgarh from today, April 24. According to media reports, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has strongly objected to this decision of the Railways.
Amit Shah can’t handle Police – Sharad Pawar
NCP leader Sharad Pawar has taken a dig at Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Explosion in Nigeria’s illegal oil refinery, over 100 killed
More than a hundred people have died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria’s southern state of Imo, according to international media reports.