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Satellite pictures show Crop fire in Punjab and Haryana

Despite a ban and dire warnings from the Delhi high court, crop fires have started raging across Punjab and northern Haryana, data from NASA satellites reveals. In what could be further bad news for Delhi’s air quality, the data indicates that the fires may have begun early this year, compared with 2015. The burning of paddy stubbles to clear the …

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Nation today remembers India’s Missile Man Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Nation today remembers India’s Missile Man Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his 85th Birth Anniversary. He was fondly called the people’s President for being the first President in the country to connect with the youth via the internet. He was named the ‘Missile Man’ of India for his contributions in the field, he redefined the Presidency during his tenure from …

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India hosts BRICS trade ministers meet in New Delhi

Ahead of the BRICS Summit, trade ministers met in New Delhi on Thursday and talked about a number of issues including how to boost employment and correct trade imbalances. Ahead of the BRICS summit this weekend trade ministers from all the BRICS countries met in Delhi. The meeting was hosted by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and was attended …

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Winter Session starts Nov 16

Stage is set for the winter session of Parliament after Cabinet committee on Parliamentary affairs meet; Centre sets 16th of November as the date for the start of month-long winter session; Session likely to prove crucial for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. The month-long Winter Session of Parliament is set to begin from 16th of next month and …

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PM expresses optimism over BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses optimism on the outcomes of the BRICS Summit; Says, Summit will strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation and advance common agenda for development, peace, stability and reform. As India host world leaders for the 8th BRICS & 1st ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit over the next few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted that – “As BRICS chair …

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PM to inaugurate ‘Shaurya Smarak’ in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Shaurya Samarak, the war memorial for martyred soldiers, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, today. The first-of-its-kind memorial has been constructed by the state government in honour of those who laid down their lives in service to the nation. Spread in an area of 12.67 acre land, the ‘Shaurya Smarak’ is constructed at a cost …

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Cauvery row: SC comes down heavily on Karnataka

Supreme Court comes down heavily on Karnataka Government for flouting directions on release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu; says Karnataka bound to comply despite passing resolution in the assembly; SC again orders release of 6000 cusecs water per day from October 1st to 6th to Tamil Nadu. Supreme Court on Friday pulled up Karnataka for its defiant stand in …

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Dengue deaths: Supreme Court raps Delhi govt

Supreme Court raps Delhi government for not being able to contain the menace of Dengue and Chikungunya; says we can’t leave Delhi’s public like this; the Apex Court asks Government to file names of officers who are not following orders. Supreme Court on Friday rapped the Delhi government for not being able to contain the menace of Dengue and Chikungunya. …

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Urjit Patel named next RBI Governor

RBI’s Deputy Governor Urjit Patel was appointed as the next Governor of the central bank after Raghuram Rajan demits office on September 4. He was first appointed as Deputy Governor for three years in January 2013 and was given an extension this January. Eminent economist, consultant and banker Urjit Patel has been appointed new Governor of the Reserve Bank of …

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Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill introduced in LS

The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016, which is a historic Step towards making roads safe and saving lakhs of innocent lives, was introduced in the Lok Sabhja on Tuesday. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given its approval to the Bill last week. The Amendment aims to address the issue of road safety and improve …

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