Saturday, September 19, 2020

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In a first, eight beaches of India recommended for the coveted “Blue Flag” International eco-label.

On the eve of International Coastal Clean-Up Day which is celebrated across 100 countries since 1986, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change...

NCL Donates Rs. 5 Crores to Uttar Pradesh for Purchase of 50 Ambulances

In a big support to help fight Covid-19, National miner Coal India arm Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has donated Rs. Five (05) crores to...

Training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve national nutrition goals organized

A training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve the national nutrition goals was organized by the Indian Council...

Steps to promote research in Ayurveda to develop treatment of cancer

The Government has taken many steps to promote research in Ayurveda to develop treatment of cancer.  The Government has set-up Central Council for Research...

Covid-19 Updates

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Ayurvedic Drugs and Protocol for COVID-19

A total of 247 proposals of Ayurveda interventions have been received under modified Extra Mural research (EMR) Scheme for SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID-19...

Illegal Immunity Drugs and Medicinal Formulas For covid-19

Ministry of AYUSH has received 154 misleading advertisements related to Ayush claims for COVID 19 from different parts of the country till August 2020....

Steps taken by the Government to Promote the Indian System of Medicines

To promote the education of Indian System of Medicines and Ayurveda globally, Ministry has signed 13 MoUs for setting up AYUSH Academic Chairs with...

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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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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...

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...

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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PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19

  (Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB) India has recorded an...

Power Minister Shri R K Singh inaugurates developmental projects of NTPC in Bihar

Shri R.K. Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development and...

Quarterly Report on Public Debt Management – April to June 2020

Since April-June (Q1) 2010-11, Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC) (earlier Middle Office), Budget Division, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has been bringing...

In a first, eight beaches of India recommended for the coveted “Blue Flag” International eco-label.

On the eve of International Coastal Clean-Up Day which is celebrated across 100 countries since 1986, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change...

NCL Donates Rs. 5 Crores to Uttar Pradesh for Purchase of 50 Ambulances

In a big support to help fight Covid-19, National miner Coal India arm Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has donated Rs. Five (05) crores to...

Training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve national nutrition goals organized

A training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve the national nutrition goals was organized by the Indian Council...

Steps to promote research in Ayurveda to develop treatment of cancer

The Government has taken many steps to promote research in Ayurveda to develop treatment of cancer.  The Government has set-up Central Council for Research...
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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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In a first, eight beaches of India recommended for the coveted “Blue Flag” International eco-label.

On the eve of International Coastal Clean-Up Day which is celebrated across 100 countries since 1986, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) announced at a virtual event that for the first time eight beaches of India...

PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19

  (Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB) India has recorded an...

Power Minister Shri R K Singh inaugurates developmental projects of NTPC in Bihar

Shri R.K. Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development and...

Quarterly Report on Public Debt Management – April to June 2020

Since April-June (Q1) 2010-11, Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC) (earlier Middle Office), Budget Division, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has been bringing...

Webinar on “ Towards Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education” under Shikshak Parv Initiative

Ministry of Education jointly with UGC organized a webinar on “Towards Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education” under Shikshak Parvto highlight the salient features of the...
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Procurement of agricultural produces and payment of MSP to farmers

Procurement of wheat and paddy is done by Centralized Procurement System and Decentralized Procurement (DCP) System.Under Centralized Procurement System, the procurement of wheat and...

Allocation and distribution of food grains and gram under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package

A total of approx. 8 LMT foodgrains (Rice and Wheat) were allocated to States/UTs. Also, Under ANB whole Chana was provided @ 1kg per...

Implementation of IM-PDS scheme

The main objective of the “Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)” scheme is to introduce nation-wide portability of ration cards under National Food...

Availability and distribution of buffer stock of foodgrains

Food Corporation of India (FCI) maintains stocks of Wheat & Rice in the Central Pool, as per the Stocking Norms of foodgrains fixed by...

Reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate

As per the latest report (2016-18) of Sample Registration System (SRS) released by Registrar General of India (RGI), Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India...

Access to Nutritious Food

Under the Anganwadi Services Scheme, supplementary nutrition is provided to children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years in the form...
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Violence against Women

The year-wise data of crime against women as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) during the years 2016 to 2018 is at Annexure-I.   The Government...

Utilization of Nirbhaya Fund

An Empowered Committee (EC) of Officersappraises and recommends the proposals received from various Central Ministries/ Departments/ States/ Uts and other organizations for funding under...

Fastrack Investigation of Child Sex Abuse Cases

The number of cases of child sexual abuse reported from 2009 to 2018, is available at https://ncrb.gov.in/en/crime-india. The Government of India implements the ‘Protection of...

SoS Safety App for Women

The Government has launched the 112 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS), which provides for a single number (112) based assistance in emergencies to women...

Health Outreach Services during Covid-19

The Government has been regularly reviewing the situation in consultation with States/UTs. In order to improve the nutritional status of Women and Children, Ministry...

Malnutrition in India

Malnutrition is not the direct cause of death among children under five years of age. Though it can increase morbidity and mortality by reducing...

Blueprint for Increasing Speed of Trains

The average running speeds of trains on railway systems depend upon various factors, such as, type of track structure, signalling systems, motive power, type...
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Availability and distribution of buffer stock of foodgrains

Food Corporation of India (FCI) maintains stocks of Wheat & Rice in the Central Pool, as per the Stocking Norms of foodgrains fixed by...

Reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate

As per the latest report (2016-18) of Sample Registration System (SRS) released by Registrar General of India (RGI), Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India...

Access to Nutritious Food

Under the Anganwadi Services Scheme, supplementary nutrition is provided to children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years in the form...

Violence against Women

The year-wise data of crime against women as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) during the years 2016 to 2018 is at Annexure-I.   The Government...

Utilization of Nirbhaya Fund

An Empowered Committee (EC) of Officersappraises and recommends the proposals received from various Central Ministries/ Departments/ States/ Uts and other organizations for funding under...

Fastrack Investigation of Child Sex Abuse Cases

The number of cases of child sexual abuse reported from 2009 to 2018, is available at https://ncrb.gov.in/en/crime-india. The Government of India implements the ‘Protection of...

SoS Safety App for Women

The Government has launched the 112 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS), which provides for a single number (112) based assistance in emergencies to women...

Health Outreach Services during Covid-19

The Government has been regularly reviewing the situation in consultation with States/UTs. In order to improve the nutritional status of Women and Children, Ministry...

Implementation of the Customs (Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020 with effect from 21st September 2020

The Customs (Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020 (CAROTAR, 2020), notified on 21st August, 2020, shall come into force from...

Setting Up of Solar Panel in the Vacant Land of Railways

Indian Railways (IR) has planned to set up solar plants on its vacant land and along the tracks. As a part of this initiative,...

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addresses Bamboo Webinar to mark the ‘World Bamboo Day’.

On the occasion of the World Bamboo Day, while addressing two separate Webinars organized by the Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) under the...

Replacing Railway Level Crossings with Flyovers

Government proposes to replace Level crossings (LC) in the country with Road Over Bridges (ROB) on cost sharing basis with State Govt, if Train...