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NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission unveils National Winners of the ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog declared the results of its flagship national annual innovation Marathon challenge ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019 held over 5000+...

Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Risk Reduction:

National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with India Meteorological Department organised a webinar series on “Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Risk Reduction”....

Goa joins MyGov Citizen Engagement Platform; 12 states had already launched their MyGov Platforms

Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa,launched the MyGov Goa portal, on 4th August 2020 in an online event making Goa join the MyGov...

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Phase-I: April 2020 to June 2020

As per reports available from Food Corporation of India, all States/UTs combined have lifted about 118 LMT (99%) of three-month food grains from FCI...

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MoS (Home) Shri Nityanand Rai inaugurated the webinar on “Thunderstorms and Lightning” jointly organised by NIDM and IMD

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with India Meteorological Department organised a webinar series on “Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Risk...

Jal Jeevan Mission: A reservoir of clean water & employment opportunities

Water crisis in West Bengal is a serious issue that needs immediate attention. The rapid urbanization and over-exploitation of ground water has made the...

Vice President reads Ramayana with his wife at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas on the occasion of the Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today read Ramayana along with his wife Smt. Usha Naidu at Upa-Rastrapati Nivas on the...

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COVID 19 in South Asia: The Battles are not the War – By Ian Inkster

In the Western media a great deal is being made about the sudden rise of Covid cases in India, often stressing the possible inability of the entire region to withstand the Covid attack. This primarily Western perspective is at best ill-informed, at worst it could be quite dangerous and divisive. India’s first spike in...

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PM to inaugurate India’s second Multi Modal Terminal on Ganga at Sahibganj in Jharkhand

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation India’s second riverine Multi Modal terminal built at...

IIT Student Fathima’s suicide note accuses Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle’s Faculty advisor Milind Brahme

Update (Nov 13th 11:00PM IST) : We have received multiple queries regarding the reliability of the...

WP Starter Pack SCAM | Mega Scam Unearthed by The South Asian Express Team

A new website registered in 23rd May 2019 has been caught involved in a mega scam. The...

INDEX OF EIGHT CORE INDUSTRIES (BASE: 2011-12=100) FOR JUNE, 2020

The Office of Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is releasing Index of Eight Core...

RSS’s Mumbai unit emerges as rescuers for the NE, Christians, Muslims and Transgender Indians

RSS has come to the rescue of the poor, needy & deprived at the time of...

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Vice President’s family donates Rs.10 lakhs

The family members of the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today donated Rs. 10.00 lakhs in aid of the ongoing fight...

Text of PM’s speech at Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’ in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

सियावर रामचंद्र की जय! जय सियाराम। जय सियाराम। आज ये जयघोष सिर्फ सियाराम की नगरी में ही नहीं सुनाई दे रहा बल्कि इसकी गूंज पूरे विश्व...

India tests more than 6 lakh tests in 24 hours, for 2nd day in a row

India has continued testing more than 6 lakh COVID-19 samples for the second consecutive day. The resolve of Union and State/UT Governments to follow...

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission unveils National Winners of the ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog declared the results of its flagship national annual innovation Marathon challenge ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019 held over 5000+...

Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Risk Reduction:

National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with India Meteorological Department organised a webinar series on “Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Risk Reduction”....

Goa joins MyGov Citizen Engagement Platform; 12 states had already launched their MyGov Platforms

Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa,launched the MyGov Goa portal, on 4th August 2020 in an online event making Goa join the MyGov...

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Phase-I: April 2020 to June 2020

As per reports available from Food Corporation of India, all States/UTs combined have lifted about 118 LMT (99%) of three-month food grains from FCI...
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COVID 19: South Asia in Global Context

Ian Inkster, SOAS, University of London. There is a very high probability that South Asia is about to enter the more severe phase of the COVID 19 attack. This will involve an acceleration in the number of people infected by the virus, but also...

THE TRUTH BEHIND CORONA CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Be it Trump saying “looking into reports that the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab” or some Chinese officials accusing that it was the US army that brought the virus to Wuhan, as the novel Corona virus spreads around the world, conspiracy theories are spreading just as fast. While some people claim...

THE CORONA COMBAT – FIFTH REVIEW. THINKING BEYOND LOCK DOWNS BY LT GEN PR SHANKAR (R)

Fourth Review @https://palepurshankar.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-corona-combat-fourth-review-on-to.html Phase1Successfully executed. Phase 2New guidelines issued by government of India as outlined by PM.Battle continues without a pause.Voices and articles questioning the lockdown are surfacing. Hindsight is always clear. It is so clear that you can conclude that...

THE CORONA COMBAT – SECOND REVIEW BY LT GEN P R SHANKAR (R)

This is a follow up of the first review GeneralWe are now into Day 10 of our lockdown. Midway point of Phase 1 of the battle with the Chinese Virus. Approaching Phase 2 shortly. Critical times ahead. Time for a review of the situation....

A glimpse of the post Covid world scenario – Global analysis from Indian perspective

As we reach the Summers, hoping that the virus goes down, China opened up Wuhan and declared it feasible to roam around within the city. People came out after a lockdown that extended for 75 days and the dragon made it a point to show the shower...

Covid – 19 : How India’s rapid action prevented a colossal disaster

Recently, the chair of U.K. think tank Chatham House, commended the “fast, aggressive” Chinese response to the coronavirus outbreak,suggesting western countries should follow suit. However he later added, "Thank God this didn’t start in somewhere like India, because there’s absolutely no way that the quality of Indian...

Covid19, it’s impact on geopolitics in South Asia and China -By Lt. Gen. P R Shankar (R)

Covid 19 is causing a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions and is roiling people worldwide. As per reports the peak of this pandemic seems to be still ahead. Its outcomes might be even more disastrous than what we have seen so far. The world is on the...

“The opportunity given by the demons of Pakistan” : by Lt Gen P R Shankar (R)

Disappearing K Word When article 370 was abrogated on 05 Aug 19, Pakistan and its Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan went ballistic. They predicted war and nuclear holocaust. They predicted mass bloodshed when restrictions were lifted in Kashmir. They promised to stand by their...

IISc and Think India conduct youth conference to engage young students towards ‘Mission 2020’.

Student council of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Think India organization organized the conference 'Jagruti 2020' , a national level youth conference on the theme of 'Mission 2020'. The key agenda of the event was to discuss ideas on achieving the vision of...

Is China a superpower? Analysis by Lt. Gen P R Shankar(R)

Worldwide, people talk of an American dream. If I moved to the US, I could become “American” and my children would certainly be Americans. But moving to China would not make me or my children Chinese. Would it? Is there a China dream?NO! Civilizations,...

All you need to know about the IIT Madras K-gate protest and what students want to say.

IIT Madras administration has closed, Krishna Gate, one of the total five entry/exit point to the institute. The decision was taken by the administration after considering the intimation from the police. According to sources this gate was prone for dealing illegal and banned substances. Another major reason...

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NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission unveils National Winners of the ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog declared the results of its flagship national annual innovation Marathon challenge ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019 held over 5000+ Atal Tinkering Labs across the country and announced 150 winners of the Marathon. This year, the challenge was executed by AIM...

Vice President’s family donates Rs.10 lakhs

The family members of the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today donated Rs. 10.00 lakhs in aid of the ongoing fight...

Text of PM’s speech at Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’ in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

सियावर रामचंद्र की जय! जय सियाराम। जय सियाराम। आज ये जयघोष सिर्फ सियाराम की नगरी में ही नहीं सुनाई दे रहा बल्कि इसकी गूंज पूरे विश्व...

India tests more than 6 lakh tests in 24 hours, for 2nd day in a row

India has continued testing more than 6 lakh COVID-19 samples for the second consecutive day. The resolve of Union and State/UT Governments to follow...

PM performs Bhoomi Pujan at ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan at 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir' at Ayodhya today. A glorious chapter for India Speaking on the occasion, Prime...
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Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)of Ministry of Cultureorganizes National Level Patriotic Poem Competition as part of Independence Day celebrations

In the run up to Independence Day , the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), an autonomous organization of Ministry of Culture in...

Equipment-free, a simple paper-strip based naked-eye fluoride ion detection and quantification kit in drinking water to evade Fluorosis-based disorders

Fluorosis is a crippling disease resulting from deposition of fluorides in the hard and soft tissues of body due to excess intake of fluoride...

Shadesmart & Radiant Cooling technologies promote energy-efficient cooling in buildings

External shading devices are not common in modern buildings, which are mostly glazed or buildings with curtain walls. They are usually permanent structures, posing...

Celebration of the 74th Independence Day will be marked by the musical performances of the Bands from Army, Navy and Indian Air Force

  The Military Bands are, for the first time, celebrating Independence Day by displaying their performances across the country, during the fortnight beginning 1st...

PM expresses shock over large explosion in Beirut city, Lebanon

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed shock and sadness over the large explosion in Beirut city, Lebanon. The Prime Minister said, “Shocked and...

Grand Finale of fourth edition (Software) of Smart India Hackathon – 2020 concludes today

The Grand Finale of fourth edition (Software) of Smart India Hackathon - 2020 concluded on August 4, 2020. The Hackathon was held simultaneously at...
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Under PMGKAY-2, total 44.08 LMT food grains lifted by States/UTs till date; 23.69 LMT food grains distributed among 47.38 crore beneficiaries in July

Total food grain stock: As per the Food Corporation of India report dated 03.08.2020, FCI currently has 242.87 LMT rice and 516.54 LMT wheat. Hence,...

Sports Minister urges states to host annual Khelo India Games to strengthen grassroot-level talent identification

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports ShriKirenRijiju chaired the 1st General Council meeting of the Khelo India Scheme today and addressed officials of...

PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ONCOVID-19

              (Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB)   India’s total recovered cases...

Union Ministers Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Smt Smriti Irani launch the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’

The book “The Swachh Bharat Revolution”, edited by Shri Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has been translated into Hindi...

India tests more than 6.6 lakh samples in last 24 hours

A record 6,61,892 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the cumulative testing to 2,08,64,750 samples and the Tests...

India’s total recovered cases are now double the active cases

With 12,30,509 total recoveries, India’s recovered cases are twice the active cases, as of today. 44,306 patients discharged in the last 24 hours. This...

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launches the Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today launched the Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel, a new initiative by National Cooperative...
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Celebration of the 74th Independence Day will be marked by the musical performances of the Bands from Army, Navy and Indian Air Force

  The Military Bands are, for the first time, celebrating Independence Day by displaying their performances across the country, during the fortnight beginning 1st...

PM expresses shock over large explosion in Beirut city, Lebanon

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed shock and sadness over the large explosion in Beirut city, Lebanon. The Prime Minister said, “Shocked and...

Grand Finale of fourth edition (Software) of Smart India Hackathon – 2020 concludes today

The Grand Finale of fourth edition (Software) of Smart India Hackathon - 2020 concluded on August 4, 2020. The Hackathon was held simultaneously at...

Under PMGKAY-2, total 44.08 LMT food grains lifted by States/UTs till date; 23.69 LMT food grains distributed among 47.38 crore beneficiaries in July

Total food grain stock: As per the Food Corporation of India report dated 03.08.2020, FCI currently has 242.87 LMT rice and 516.54 LMT wheat. Hence,...

Sports Minister urges states to host annual Khelo India Games to strengthen grassroot-level talent identification

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports ShriKirenRijiju chaired the 1st General Council meeting of the Khelo India Scheme today and addressed officials of...

PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ONCOVID-19

              (Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB)   India’s total recovered cases...

Union Ministers Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Smt Smriti Irani launch the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’

The book “The Swachh Bharat Revolution”, edited by Shri Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has been translated into Hindi...

India tests more than 6.6 lakh samples in last 24 hours

A record 6,61,892 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the cumulative testing to 2,08,64,750 samples and the Tests...

Union HRD Minister lays the Foundation Stone of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh)

Union Education Minister Shri  Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ along with Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Jai Ram Thakur;Minister of State for Finance Shri Anurag...

Trifed, M/O Tribal Affairs Spearheading Design Initiatives through Collaborations

In a fast changing world, where modernity, technology and development have taken root and primitive indigenous ways of living are but a thing of...

PM to attend public function on Laying of Foundation Stone of ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’ tomorrow

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will attend the public function on laying of the Foundation Stone of 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir' at Ayodhya tomorrow.  Prior...

PM condoles the passing away of theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Shri Ebrahim...