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Badminton player Lakshya Sen has pulled out of the SaarLorLux Open in Germany after his coach tested positive

Indian men’s badminton player Lakshya Sen who was due to play the SaarLorLux Open in Germany this week has pulled out of the event...

Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel attends the BRICS Tourism Ministers’ meeting virtually

Union Minister of State (I//C) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually attended BRICS Tourism Ministers’ meeting today. Tourism Ministers of the...

NITI Aayog, QCI Launch National Program and Project Management Policy Framework Initiative to Transform Infrastructure Sector in India

NITI Aayog and Quality Council of India today launched the ‘National Program and Project Management Policy Framework’ (NPMPF), envisaged to bring radical reforms in...

Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID19 preparedness and measures for ensuring COVID Appropriate Behaviour in Tamil Nadu

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare held a meeting through video conferencing to review COVID-19 preparedness and measures for ensuring...

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HON’BLE RAKSHA MANTRI ADDRESSES THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP OF INDIAN ARMY

The Army Commanders’ Conference, an apex level biannual event, is being held in New Delhi from 26 to 29 October 2020. During the event,...

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman leads Indian delegation in 10th Round of Ministerial UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman led the Indian Delegation in the 10th Round of Ministerial UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue...

MEITY issues Clarification regarding orders passed by Central Information Commission on an RTI query with regard to AarogyaSetu App

Attention has been drawn to media reports regarding orders passed by Central Information Commission regarding an RTI query with regard to AarogyaSetu App. As...

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Covid 19: Global Data, Analyses, and Policy Implications.

Introduction: Lazy Media and Damned Statistics Is it unfair or disingenuous to write of the Western media as lazy? Do we not get the media that we deserve, and so is it not our own fault that much reportage in the west concerning the Covid 19 pandemic often appears both shallow and partial?

Water, Diamer Bhasha Dam, and Sino- Pak Collision

Figure 1 Water v Population Beggars can’t be choosers. However, they do have a choice of place for begging....

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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...

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...

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...

Abrogation of Article 370 is based on the Government’s faith and trust in the People J&K

Prime Minister said that the abrogation of the Article 370 has led to the complete integration of Jammu &...

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NITI Aayog, Rockefeller Foundation & Smart Power India Launch Electricity Access & Utility Benchmarking Report

NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power, Rockefeller Foundation, and Smart Power India launched the ‘Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities’ report today. Based...

Prime Minister to participate in the Ekta Diwas Celebrations at Kevadia, Gujarat on 31st October

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be participating in the Ekta Diwas Celebrations to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of “Loh Purush” Sardar Vallabhbhai...

Transport Secretary outlines India’s priority of connectivity with SCO countries; says there is need to ensure sustainable transport operation in emergency situations like #COVID19...

Mr. Giridhar Aramane, Secretary, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, participated in the 8th Meeting of the Ministers of SCO Member States on...

Badminton player Lakshya Sen has pulled out of the SaarLorLux Open in Germany after his coach tested positive

Indian men’s badminton player Lakshya Sen who was due to play the SaarLorLux Open in Germany this week has pulled out of the event...

Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel attends the BRICS Tourism Ministers’ meeting virtually

Union Minister of State (I//C) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually attended BRICS Tourism Ministers’ meeting today. Tourism Ministers of the...

NITI Aayog, QCI Launch National Program and Project Management Policy Framework Initiative to Transform Infrastructure Sector in India

NITI Aayog and Quality Council of India today launched the ‘National Program and Project Management Policy Framework’ (NPMPF), envisaged to bring radical reforms in...

Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID19 preparedness and measures for ensuring COVID Appropriate Behaviour in Tamil Nadu

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare held a meeting through video conferencing to review COVID-19 preparedness and measures for ensuring...
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Covid 19 Strategy for the Global South : Why it is unwise to follow the west – by Ian Inkster

The 20th century debate on appropriate technology as aid to the global south was eventually won by those who saw the reason in refusing to plan development around the wholesale use of large-scale western techniques. Today, right now, the discourse on aid to the poor nations of...

Covid 19 in South Asia – Lessons from Oceania.

Ian Inkster, SOAS, University of London. In an earlier contribution to The South Asian Express (Wednesday 6 May), I suggested that the region was on the cusp of an invasion of the coronavirus. I also argued that a good measure of both the seriousness...

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...

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Badminton player Lakshya Sen has pulled out of the SaarLorLux Open in Germany after his coach tested positive

Indian men’s badminton player Lakshya Sen who was due to play the SaarLorLux Open in Germany this week has pulled out of the event after his coach DK Sen tested positive for Covid-19. Sen, his coach and physio arrived...

NITI Aayog, Rockefeller Foundation & Smart Power India Launch Electricity Access & Utility Benchmarking Report

NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power, Rockefeller Foundation, and Smart Power India launched the ‘Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities’ report today. Based...

Prime Minister to participate in the Ekta Diwas Celebrations at Kevadia, Gujarat on 31st October

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be participating in the Ekta Diwas Celebrations to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of “Loh Purush” Sardar Vallabhbhai...

Transport Secretary outlines India’s priority of connectivity with SCO countries; says there is need to ensure sustainable transport operation in emergency situations like #COVID19...

Mr. Giridhar Aramane, Secretary, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, participated in the 8th Meeting of the Ministers of SCO Member States on...

MSP Operations during Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing...
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NSIC OBSERVES VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK

As part of observing Vigilance Awareness week, Shri Vijayendra, CMD, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)  administered the “Integrity Pledge for Organisations “on the occasion...

GIFT IFSC prescribes framework for listing of Depository Receipts

The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), with an objective to develop the financial products and financial services in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City...

Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlights need for long term solutions for management of biomedical waste

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has underlined the need for long term...

CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr Satish Mishra bags DrTulsi Das Chugh Award-2020 given by National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)

            The Orations & Awards Committee of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), has selected Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular...

NTPC Ltd. enters into foreign currency loan agreement with Japanese Government’s financial institution for JPY 50 billion under GREEN initiative

In the first funding for NTPC Ltd under Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC)’s GREEN or Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment...

India hosts meeting of SCO Ministers handling economy and foreign trade

India today hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers responsible for Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade Activities.  In his opening...
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Mid-term review of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Rajasthan

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has been working with the States/ UTs to implement Union Government’s flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission, which envisages provision...

15th Finance Commission interacts with Chairmen of previous Finance Commissions

Towards the end of their deliberations, the Chairman Shri N.K Singh and Members of the 15th Finance Commission today held a virtual meeting with the Chairmen of...

Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari distributes electric potter wheels to 100 potter families in Maharashtra

Union Minister for MSME and RTH Shri Nitin Gadkari distributed electric potter wheels, through Video Conference, to 100 potter families in Nanded and Parbhani...

Bharat Electronics Limited presents Rs. 174.44 crore final dividend Cheque to Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh

Bharat Electronics Limited, BEL, presented the 140% final dividend cheque of Rs. 174,43,63,569.20/- (Rupees One Hundred Seventy-four Crores Forty-Three Lacs Sixty-three Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-nine and...

MoRTH issues notification laying down safety requirements for Construction Equipments Vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification GSR 673  (E) dated 27 October 2020 in respect of Construction Equipments Vehicles...

Boosting defence exports: India – UAE agree to further defence co-operation through joint production and mutual trade

In order to boost defence exports a webinar between India and UAE was held on the theme of “Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for...

FACT receives 3rd Shipment importing 27500 Metric Tonne of MoP fertilizer at Tuticorin to meet farmers’ needs

The Fertilizers And Chemicals Travancore Limited  (FACT) received third  Muriate of Potash (MoP) ship  at Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu on Monday. Bagging of...
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CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr Satish Mishra bags DrTulsi Das Chugh Award-2020 given by National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)

            The Orations & Awards Committee of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), has selected Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular...

NTPC Ltd. enters into foreign currency loan agreement with Japanese Government’s financial institution for JPY 50 billion under GREEN initiative

In the first funding for NTPC Ltd under Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC)’s GREEN or Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment...

India hosts meeting of SCO Ministers handling economy and foreign trade

India today hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers responsible for Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade Activities.  In his opening...

Mid-term review of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Rajasthan

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has been working with the States/ UTs to implement Union Government’s flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission, which envisages provision...

15th Finance Commission interacts with Chairmen of previous Finance Commissions

Towards the end of their deliberations, the Chairman Shri N.K Singh and Members of the 15th Finance Commission today held a virtual meeting with the Chairmen of...

Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari distributes electric potter wheels to 100 potter families in Maharashtra

Union Minister for MSME and RTH Shri Nitin Gadkari distributed electric potter wheels, through Video Conference, to 100 potter families in Nanded and Parbhani...

Bharat Electronics Limited presents Rs. 174.44 crore final dividend Cheque to Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh

Bharat Electronics Limited, BEL, presented the 140% final dividend cheque of Rs. 174,43,63,569.20/- (Rupees One Hundred Seventy-four Crores Forty-Three Lacs Sixty-three Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-nine and...

MoRTH issues notification laying down safety requirements for Construction Equipments Vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification GSR 673  (E) dated 27 October 2020 in respect of Construction Equipments Vehicles...

Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020- streamlining of the requirements related to filing of Form 27 and submission of verified English translation of priority documents

Consequent to Delhi High Court's Order dated 23-04-2018 in writ petition No. WPC- 5590 of 2015 in the matter of Shamnad Basheer Vs UOI...

Union Health Ministry’s telemedicine service, eSanjeevani, completes 6 lakh tele-consultations

eSanjeevani, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s telemedicine initiative has completed 6 Lakh tele consultations. It took only 15 days to complete the last...

India continues to be among the countries with lowest per million cases & per million deaths, and very high testing

With focussed strategy and proactive as well as calibrated measures of the Union Government along with the States and UTs, India has sustained its...

Payment Date Extended for Vivad se Vishwas Scheme

In order to provide further relief to the taxpayers desirous of settling disputes under Vivad se Vishwas Scheme, the Government today further extended the...