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  • Union Minister of state for Culture & Tourism (IC) Shri Prahlad Singh will attend the 76th anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government on 21st October, 2019, at the Red Fort, Delhi.

    The commemoration of this significant historical event would also see the presence of Sanjay Chaudhary, Secretary General, Netaji Subhas INA Trust and other Veterans of Azad Hind Fauj along with Secretary Culture, Shri Arun Goyal and Director General, ASI, Smt Usha Sharma.

  • The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sh. G. Kishan Reddy begins his 3-day visit to Assam and Manipur from  today. He reached  Guwahati (Assam) and started the trip by offering prayers at the Kamakhya temple for the peace and prosperity of the region.

  • The second edition of Naval Commanders' Conference of 2019 is scheduled at New Delhi from 22 to 24 Oct 19. The conference is the apex level biannual event for interaction between the Naval Commanders for deliberation and formulation of important policy decisions.

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  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today unveiled the book “Bridgital Nation” and presented its first copy to Shri Ratan Tata in an event organized at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi today. The book has been written by Shri N Chandrasekaran and Ms. Roopa Purushottam.

  • Union Minister of state for Culture & Tourism (IC) Shri Prahalad Singh will attend the “Digital Bharat – Digital Sanskriti” program organised by Rashtriya Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (Ministry of Culture) tomorrow at CCRT Head Quarter located at Dwarka, Delhi.

  • Election Commission of India has appointed Sh Vinod Zutshi ( former IAS Raj Retd), former Deputy Election Commissioner ECI and Secretary Tourism, as Special Observer for the ensuing Elections to 23 – Assandh Assembly Constituency of Karnal District in Haryana in light of the video circulating in social media.

  • The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today presented ‘Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award’ to legal luminary, scholar and former Attorney General of India, Shri K. Parasaran at a function at the India International Centre in New Delhi.

  • Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare attended the G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Meeting on October 19-20, 2019, held under the Presidency of Japan in Okayama City, Japan.

  • 1.      I am delighted to be visiting the Philippines.  Our ties with your country and your people are not just special, but one that we keep very close to our hearts. It is a friendship that we celebrate and cherish always.

  • I am happy to be with you today. I thank you for your warm and special welcome. We celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October the world over. You also remembered him fondly in Manila.

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, attended the Indian Community Reception hosted by Shri Jaideep Mazumdar, Ambassador of India to the Philippines in Manila today (October 20, 2019).  

    Addressing the gathering, the President said that Indian community in the Philippines has been a strong bond of friendship between our two countries for decades.

  • Union Finance Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, has said that the global economic risks and imbalances reinforce the need to strengthen global co-operation at the multilateral level, besides governmental initiatives.

  • In an event organized at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, released four cultural videos marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

    The event was attended by the members of the Indian film and entertainment industry including Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Kangana Ranaut, Anand L Rai, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sonam Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Nigam, Ekta Kapoor, members of Tarak Mehta group, ETV group.

  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) 2019, after its conclusion in Jabalpur and Sagar, is preparing in full gear for its last visiting city, Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. The venue at NCC Ground College Chouraha, Rewa is expected to be packed with visitors as the locals have already started visiting the Mahotsav ground before its commencement from tomorrowtomorrow.

  •  I am pleased to address the India-Philippines Business Conclave and the 4th ASEAN-India Business Summit. I thank the business organisations and government bodies from the Philippines and India for organising today’s event.

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, addressed the India-Philippines Business Conclave and the 4th ASEAN-India Business Summit  in Manila, Philippines today (October 19, 2019).

  • Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Nityanand Rai said that the development of North East region has been the priority for the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

  • Multi media exhibition on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was organized in the India Pavilion at the Frankfurt International Book Fair. The life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated by performing Dandi Yatra today.

  • Infantry celebrates 27th October each year as Infantry Day to commemorate the first engagement with an armed adversary post independence. In response to the threat posed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our nation, on this day in 1947, the leading elements of the Indian Army  air landed at Srinagar and fought Pakistani tribesmen from the erstwhile North West Frontier Province gallantly.

  • Bypolls will also take place to two Lok Sabha constituencies and 51 Assembly seats in 17 States tomorrow.

  • South Africa were reeling at 9 for 2 in their first innings against India when bad light forced early stumps on the second day of the third and final Cricket Test in Ranchi.

  • The Public sector Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) is offering a three per cent discount on the India Gold Coin to mark the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • All arrangements have been put in place for assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra tomorrow.

  • Indian Army has hit many terror launchpads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir killing around 10 terrorists and 10 soldiers.

  • In Britain, After the UK Parliament forced him, Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent three letters to the European Union to request another Brexit delay.

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that negotiations between India and the US on a trade deal are going in full speed.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the entertainment fraternity to harness the immense power of creativity for the nation-building.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind today interacted with the parents of the infants in the Philippines who successfully underwent liver transplant in India.

  • The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) premises today in connection with a loan that reached D-company in Dubai.

  • The Centre has said that it is determined to conclude the ongoing Naga peace process without delay and that endless negotiation under the shadow of guns is not acceptable.

  • India is facing Great Britain today in their final round robin league match of the Sultan Johor Cup Junior Hockey Tournament in Malaysia.

  • Deputy administrator of Mbanza-Ngungu territory, Didier Nsimba told a news agency that the bus, laden with people and goods, was travelling from Lufu to Kinshasa when the brakes failed. Mbanza-Ngungu is located about 150 kilometres west of Kinshasa on Highway 1, a road with a notorious reputation for deadly accidents.

  • People of the area came out in large number to protest after the post went viral on social media. While the police were trying to control the crowd which wanted to vent its anger out on the minority community and their properties, some people started pelting stone on the police.

    SP of Bhola district today said that the Facebook account was hacked and the person from the minority community had lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday about the hacking. The persons who hacked his account also asked for ransom from him. Persons linked to hacking and posting of the derogatory content have been arrested.

    Four platoons of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed in Borhanuddin Upazila area since this evening to maintain law and order there.

  • Vice President said that the Award is a fitting recognition of Mr Parasaran’s exceptional contribution to the field of law and justice as well as his extraordinary personality. He said that throughout his distinguished career, Mr Parasaran had handled a wide array of cases.

  • Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who represented India at the conference in Okayama City, also highlighted PM Modi's vision of FIT India Movement and Eat Right campaigns.

    The deliberations of the G20 Health Ministers focused on four major global health issues like the achievement of Universal Health Coverage, response to population ageing, management of health risks and health security management including Anti-Microbial Resistance and its containment. 

    Dr Vardhan said that New Delhi is on the path to Universal Health Coverage and will contribute effectively in sustaining UHC at the global level.

    On Response to population ageing, Dr. Vardhan, during his intervention, shared India’s vision for its projected 20 per cent elderly population by 2050. He also told the G20 countries about the efforts made by India to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term comprehensive health care services to an ageing population.
     

  • Releasing a book titled 'Bridgital Nation' in New Delhi today, PM Modi said that positivity, optimism and faith in talent and resources is the thought of New India. He said that technology and talent were not a threat but force multiplier. He added that technology is the bridge between aspiration and achievement. 

    The Prime Minister said that the technological interventions have reformed and transformed governance in India in the last five years. He mentioned that through technology the government was able to reach the people and provided them Bank accounts, LPG connection and also health care.

    PM Modi said that when technology becomes bridge it leads to transparency and targeted Delivery. He said, effective use of technology turns the challenges into opportunities. The Prime Minister said, Government is making extensive use of technology to remove silos. He said that the technology was not the only solution but human intention and right intention was also very important. 

    The book has been authored by Chairman, Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran and Roopa Purushothaman. Eminent industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata was present on the occasion among others. 

  • Rohit scored 212 runs from 255 deliveries before losing his wicket to Kagiso Rabada. His stellar innings had 28 fours and six sixes. He is the first Indian opener to register two 150-plus scores in a single Test series and also the fourth Indian batsman to score a double century against South Africa.

    The Indian opener got to his double hundred with a six off Lungi Ngidi’s delivery.

    India were 419 for 6 when the last report came in.

    Earlier, India resumed its innings at the overnight score of 224 for 3 on Day 2.On Saturday, bad light and rain forced early end on the play. India lead the three-match series 2-nil.

  • K P Sharma Oli will be accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Radhika Shakya. The Nepali delegation will include Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Chief Adviser to Prime Minister Bishnu Rimal, Foreign Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Rajan Bhattarai, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Oli will address the general debate of Summit on October 26. The theme of general debate is “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world”.

    Nepali Prime Minister will attend the official dinner to be hosted by the President of Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in honour of the heads of delegation on 25 October 2019. Mr. Oli will also hold bilateral meetings with the Heads of Delegations of different countries on the side-lines of the Summit. 

    The 18th NAM Summit will be preceded by the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting on 23-24 October and Senior Officials Meeting on 21-22 October 2019.

    The Summit will consider report of Preparatory Ministerial Meeting, review the progress achieved in implementation of  outcomes of 17th Summit held in 2016 and conclude with the adoption of the Baku Declaration.

    Nepal is one of the founding members of Non-Aligned Movement and has been actively participating in all NAM Summits since its inception.

    Principles of non-alignment constitute one of the basic tenets of Nepal's foreign policy.

     

  • President Kovind took part in the event at the Centre for Peace Education in Miriam college in Manila, the Philippines, during his five-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

  • This is in retaliation to the support provided by Pakistan Army to push terrorists into Indian Territory.

    The Indian army used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps which have been actively trying to push terrorists into the Indian Territory.

    Few launch pads in Neelam valley have been targeted or destroyed and also some fatalities were reported.

    In another incident, two jawans were martyred and a civilian killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan early morning today in Tanghar sector of Kupwara.

    Three others were injured in the unprovoked firing.Two houses were also damaged in the incident.

    The Army said they retaliated strongly to the unprovoked firing.

    There is also cross-border firing along the International Border in Kathua.

  • Algerian film Abou Leila directed by Amin Sidi-Boumedine, Korean film Romang by LEE Chang-geun, Romanina film Monsters by Marius Olteanu, US film My Name is Sara by Steven Oritt, female filmmaker Eva Cool’s Cleo are the films which made it to Debut Competition this year.

    The National Award winning film Hellaro by Abhishek Shah and Malayalam film Uyare by Manu Ashokan are the Indian films competing for the Award for the Best Debut feature film of a director at 50th IFFI.

    Award carries Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000,00/- to be given to a feature film that reflects a new paradigm in motion pictures in terms of aesthetics, technique or technological innovation.

  • The bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkiah Naidu.

    Sources in the Lok Sabha Secretariat said the bill that seeks to control the use and application of the DNA technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons, including offenders, victims, suspects and under-trials, was passed by the Lok Sabha in July this year.

    Our Correspondent reports that the bill provides for the establishment of DNA data banks at the national and regional levels.

  • Panghal beat Douglas Andrade of Brazil 4-1, while Chirag (56kg) defeated Zambia's Katanga Christopher 5-0.

    In the men's light fly category (49kg), Deepak got a walkover against Iran's Abaszadeh Ali while Satish Kumar also won his super heavyweight category (91kg) bout against Brazil's Nascimento Cosme 3-2.

    However, Sandeep Kumar lost his 64kg bout against Uzbekistan's Rasulov Jakhongir 0-5. Aman (60kg) and Harsh Lakara (81kg) also suffered defeats.  

    India had sent a contingent of 54 participants in nine sports -- Archery, boxing, diving, modern pentathlon, shooting, track and field, gymnastics and tennis -- in the competition.

    A total of 9,308 military personnel from 109 countries are competing in the World Military Games.

  • The two Lok Sabha seats where by-polls will be held are Samastipur in Bihar and Satara constituency in Maharashtra.Assembly constituencies for which by-polls will be held are - 11 seats of Uttar Pradesh, 6 in Gujarat, 5 seats each in Kerala and Bihar, 3 in Sikkim, 4 each of Punjab and Assam, 2 each of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and one seat each in Odisha, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Pudducherry and Arunachal Pradesh.

    In Uttar Pradesh, polling parties are reaching their respective booths under tight security. Our correspondent reports, Police and security forces have carried out flag March in poll-bound areas.

    Counting of votes for both, the Assembly elections and by-polls will be held on Thursday.

  • Mary Kom claimed her eighth world medal at the recently-concluded championships in Russia and the BFI now plans to send the Manipuri boxer for the Olympic qualifiers in China, moving away from the previous decision to give direct selection only to the gold and silver winners.

  • Armed officers found the inmates when they raided a school in the Rigasa district of Kaduna.

    All the inmates were found in chains and said they were beaten. There are 22 women among them.

    Two Cameroonians and two people from Niger were among those rescued.

    Last month police rescued more than 300 male students from a similar boarding school in the same neighbourhood. 
     

  • They streamed into the streets around the country's parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls for calm from politicians and dozens of arrests on Friday.

    The demonstrators are demanding a sweeping overhaul of Lebanon's political system, citing grievances ranging from austerity measures to poor infrastructure.

    They have crippled main roads and threatened to topple the country's fragile coalition government.

    The current unity government has the backing of most Lebanese political parties, including Hezbollah.

  • The peaceful demonstration was a change of scene after Barcelona saw its worst night of disturbances in decades on Friday  as masked youths blocked roads with blazing garbage bins and hurled rocks at security forces, who responded by firing repeated rounds of smoke grenades and tear gas.

    Spain's acting interior minister, has meanwhile said that the situation in Catalonia is under control.
     

  • The life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated by performing Dandi Yatra. Participants in huge number took part in the Yatra which was made vibrant by young students and their enthusiasm.A stall featuring books of Publications Division at the  Book Fair on the 150 Years of the Mahatama Gandhi has been one of the major attractions this year.

    Speaking at the occasion the Consul General of India in Frankfurt Pratibha Parkar said that the whole world is celebrating the 150th Birth anniversary of Gandhiji to re-emphasize his message of truth and non violence.

    She also distributed away the prizes to the students who participated in the event.

    The event concluded with the pledge by participants to follow the path shown by Bapu to make the world a better place.

  • Prominent leaders across all the political parties are made their last ditch efforts to woo the voters.  In Maharashtra, a total of 288 constituencies will go for election on Monday.

    By size of electorate, Wardha is the smallest constituency and Panvel is the largest. Among 3,237 candidates in race, there are a total 235 females candidates.

    Bahujan Samaj Party is fielding maximum no. of 262 candidates in the state, while 1400 independents are also contesting the polls.Election will also be held in 90 constituencies in Haryana on Monday.

    By size of electorates, Narnaul is the smallest and Badshahpur is the largest constituency in the state.

    A total of 1169 candidates are trying their luck out of which 104 are female.

  • Addressing the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the Finance Minister said, India is firmly committed to the path of fiscal consolidation.

    She further added that India has taken diverse policy levers as part of the Modi government's series of reforms to address the challenges being posed by slowdown in country's growth.

    As against India's real growth rate of 6.8 per cent in 2018, the IMF in its latest World Economic Outlook, projected the country's growth rate at 6.1 per cent for 2019 and noted that the Indian economy is expected to pick up at 7 per cent in 2020.

    The Finance Minister said India has provided impetus to growth by rationalising and reducing corporate tax rates that will stimulate private sector investment in infrastructure and industry.

    Noting that there are risks at various levels which can adversely affect the growth momentum, Sitharaman said it is pertinent in global economy to mention that external factors like trade tensions and other geopolitical uncertainties can have overwhelming deleterious effects.

    As a dynamic economy, the minister said, India believes it has a key stake in nurturing global cooperation.

    The finance minister told the IMF that with persistent efforts, the overhang of stressed assets in the banking system has declined.

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code is proving to be a game changer. 

  • the President said that Philippines is India's natural partner in ASEAN region, and there have been upswing in trading activities between two nations, however, there is need to further accelerate the trade ties between two nations.

    He also said that ASEAN-India trade cooperation has witnessed an increase of 19 percent and, by 2022, India's trade ties with ASEAN is expected to reach 200 billion US dollar.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with members of the creative and entertainment world on ways to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

    The interaction was held at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.

    Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister said that Gandhi Ji is synonymous with simplicity. His thoughts reverberate far and wide.

    PM Mod also said that the power of creativity is immense and it is essential to harness this spirit of creativity for our nation.

    He hailed the efforts of people from the world of films and television in popularizing the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.

    The Prime Minister shared with eminent film personalities that their work has reached all corners of the world. He said that he would be happy to help in anyway to ensure maximum impact of their creative initiatives.
     

  • Johnson was required by law to send the delay request after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal on Saturday, but has insisted Britain must leave the European Union on October 31 as planned.

    The Downing Street source said Johnson had sent a photocopy of the letter contained in the law that requires him to ask for the delay if there is no Brexit deal, but didn't sign it.

    The prime minister has however signed another letter, which makes clear he does not want to delay Brexit beyond the end of this month.

    A third letter written by British EU ambassador Tim Barrow explains that the Brexit delay letter is only being sent to comply with the law.In Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed the extension request had arrived but an EU source declined to comment on the details.

    "The extension request has just arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react," Tusk tweeted.Earlier, Johnson said he would tell EU leaders that "further delay would be bad for this country, bad for the European Union and bad for democracy"."I will not negotiate a delay with the EU and neither does the law compel me to do so," he told the House of Commons. 
    Meanwhile , hundreds of thousands of Britons marched through London on Saturday to demand a new Brexit referendum and celebrated as lawmakers in parliament voted to postpone Britain's departure from the European Union.

    The protesters waved EU flags under sunny skies and held placards, while the mood a protesters ranged from anger to despair.

    Many railed against political leaders championing Brexit for being elite and out of touch.

    Protesters unfurled a 1,100 square metre anti-Brexit banner in support of their demand for a new Brexit referendum.

  • Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said in a statement that FATF in Paris informed the removal of Sri Lanka's name from the blacklist commending the new measures taken by the country on financial security.

    Sri Lanka was first included in the blacklist in 2011. By 2012, Sri Lanka was listed in the list as a dangerous country with no commitment to the financial security plan.

    The statement said the government together with the Central Bank and other financial institutions, has taken several measures since 2016 to ensure the financial security of the country.

    As a result, Sri Lanka was declared a cooperating state in 2016 and the FATF put Sri Lanka on a grey list from November 2017.

    Sri Lanka set out a sound framework to bring the commitment of all the stakeholders to enhance the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) standards in order to improve its compliance and the country rating. 

    It reported the progress achieved in the implementation of the action plan regularly to the FATF.

  • “Bei Bei is part of our family,” Steve Monfort, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, said in a statement. “We’re sad he’s leaving, but excited for the contributions he will make to the global giant panda population.”The bear and his parents are a favourite among visitors, said a zoo spokeswoman.

    Fans have watched Bei Bei grow from a small cub to a 240-pound (109 kg) bear over the years.“The giant pandas are iconic,” she said. “We consider them ‘America’s Pandas.’”The zoo has collaborated with Chinese scientists on a breeding program since it received its first pandas in 1972 following President Richard Nixon’s visit to China. As part of the program, pandas return to China at 4 years old so that they can breed when they reach sexual maturity at 5 years old.Breeding programs are key to efforts to reintroduce pandas into the wild.

    Thanks to reforestation to expand habitats in which the species can survive, pandas have been reclassified from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for the Preservation of Nature. There are an estimated 1,800 giant pandas in the wild.Bei Bei is not the first in his family to travel abroad.

    His parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, arrived from the China in 2000, and his older siblings Tai Shan and Bao Bao both packed their bags for China when they came of age.Already, zookeepers are preparing Bei Bei for the big move, planned for Nov. 19.

    They will get him accustomed to his travel crate, first by training him to walk through it, then spending time inside with the door closed. During his flight to China, zookeepers plan on packing lots of his favourite snacks, like bamboo, pears, and cooked sweet potatoes.Fans of Bei Bei will have plenty of opportunities to say farewell.

    “Bye Bye, Bei Bei” events will run for a week next month, featuring activities from daily treat feedings to special Panda-cam coverage, which will stream Bei Bei 24/7 over the course of the week.
     

  • He has come up with numerous eco-friendly projects for the nation. In this contemporary epoch, energy resources are depleting in an excessive manner, which is also degrading the environment in a shoddy way. To curb this menace, Verma, with his untiring efforts, has attained over 60 IPRs which have developed numerous technology projects that are spreading like fire.

    These technologies are very eco-friendly and do not harm the environment in any way. An all-inclusive recognized business person Mr. Himansh Verma has tapped into the eco-obliging endeavors, and his innovative and extraordinary contemplations are flourishing in the field of eco-pleasing Companies.Spread across various industries, the Group has rights to exigent technologies like SUNSUL Technology, Navrattan Green Crete, Navrattan Composite Electric Bus, Thermo Chemical Gasification Technology, Sewage Sludge Incinerator, Basalt Rebar and Cholesterol Immunization vaccine, to name a few.

    Along with the developing science & technologies, the Group; has also ventured into providing affordable housing schemes for the economically weaker section of the society and is working towards improving and contributing to the infrastructural development of the country.In today's era, with the large scale urbanization, industrialization, and ever-increasing population have put enormous pressure on the industries to meet the ever-increasing demands of the people. To fulfill the markets more and more industries are exploring and exploiting the natural, non-renewable resources.

    "The resources are being used at such a rate that it does not seem that we are going to save some for our future generations," said Mr. Verma. Exactly here comes the role of the Navrattan group. The business group, and it's six independently operating verticals, provides a wide range of industries with the most revolutionary and innovative alternative to present non-renewable resources. The over-dependence on electricity and power has been recognized by Navrattan Green Power Co. Ltd. that has developed and introduces SUNSUL technology, an innovation that is a fully equipped system that generates continuous energy by using industrial waste as its feedstock. The innovation is much more efficient and effective that the presently available Solar PV cells. 

    Verma says, "I am in discussion with our team of researchers to come up with more such technological ways through which we can completely reverse the damage and hugely reduce our future carbon emission rate. There is so much carbon in the atmosphere that it is having adverse effects on the health of people."

  • The President expressed happiness about India's engagement with the key Southeast Asian country that has brought people's causes within its expanding ambit.

    In the last 28 months, 35 babies from the Philippines have undergone successful liver transplant in India as a part of the Philippines-India Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

    The President said that the Indian medical institutions were working with their counterparts in the Philippines to see how the success rate could be improved while bringing down the costs of similar transplants in the Philippines.

    President Kovind arrived in Manila on Thursday as part of his five-day state visit to the Philippines and Japan.
     

  • There are 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra. The main contest is between BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and Congress-NCP combine. MNS, BSP, CPI(M) and CPI are among other parties contesting. A total of 3,237 candidates are in the fray. The number of voters in the state is 8,98,39,600.  

    In Haryana, the main contest is between the BJP and the Congress. Other parties fighting in the polls are INLD, Aam Aadmi Party, Swaraj India Party, JJP, BSP and LJP. 

    A total of 1,169 candidates are in the fray for the 90-member Assembly. Of them, 1,064 are male and 105 female candidates. The number of voters between 18 and 19 years of age has increased from 3 lakh to 3.82 lakh after the recently held Lok Sabha elections. 

  • The non-banking financial corporation had come under the ED's scanner after investigations revealed that a loan of 2,186 crore rupees extended by DHFL to Sunblink Real Estate Private Limited had reached D-company in Dubai.

  • Incidentally, Mr Johnson's plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt today, as lawmakers were first given a vote on whether - yet again - to delay their final decision on Brexit.

     At a rare weekend sitting of Parliament, Johnson implored legislators to ratify the deal he struck this week with the other 27 EU leaders. He said members of the House of Commons should come together as democrats to end this debilitating feud that has wracked the country for more than three years. He told lawmakers that now is the time for what he described as the great House to come together as he believed people at home are hoping and expecting. But he may not get the vote he craves. 

    House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said he would first allow a vote on an amendment that essentially puts the vote on the deal off until another day. Those behind the amendment say it will remove the risk that the U.K. could stumble out of the bloc without a deal on October 31 because the law is not in place.

    If the amendment passes, it also will force Johnson to seek a delay from the EU to Britain's departure, due to take place in less than two weeks on October 31.

  • She said that the increased trade integration, geopolitical uncertainties and high accumulated debt levels necessitate strong global coordination without waiting for the slowdown to become a crisis.

    She referred to it during her intervention at the Working Lunch Session of the Development Committee, the Ministerial level Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank.

    The Finance Minister is currently on an official tour to Washington DC to attend the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank and other associated meetings. 

    Ms Sitharaman also mentioned that trade wars and protectionism have generated uncertainties that will ultimately impact the flow of capital, goods and services. According to an official release, Sitharaman also led the Indian delegation to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting earlier today.

    On the discussions at the session regarding the work underway on developing a consensus solution to tax challenges arising from digitalization, the Finance Minister stated that a unified approach to the nexus and profit allocation challenges is a promising one that merits serious attention.

  • PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna hugely benefiting farmers of the country

  • Recruitment drive underway in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir

  • According to the researchers, including those from Texas A&M University in the US, liquid water on Mars may have become unsustainable and evaporated as the planet's atmosphere became thinner, and the pressure at the surface became lesser.

    The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, noted that over 3 billion years ago the lake that was present in Gale Crater --  an immense 95-mile-wide rocky basin that is being explored with the NASA Curiosity rover since 2012 -- underwent a drying episode possibly linked to the global drying of Mars.

    The Gale Crater formed about 3.6 billion years ago when a meteor hit Mars, the study noted.

    "Since then, its geological terrains have recorded the history of Mars, and studies have shown Gale Crater reveals signs that liquid water was present over its history, which is a key ingredient of microbial life as we know it," said co-author of the study Marion Nachon from Texas A&M University.

    According to Nachon, the salt ponds eventually formed during these drying periods. "It is difficult to say exactly how large these ponds were, but the lake in Gale Crater was present for long periods of time - from at least hundreds of years to perhaps tens of thousands of years," Nachon said.

    The researchers said that the salt ponds on Mars are similar to some found on the Earth such as those in a region called Altiplano near the Bolivia-Peru border.

    Nachon added that the Altiplano is an arid, high-altitude plateau where rivers and streams from mountain ranges "do not flow to the sea but lead to closed basins, similar to what used to happen at Gale Crater on Mars."

    "This hydrology creates lakes with water levels heavily influenced by climate. During the arid periods Altiplano lakes become shallow due to evaporation, and some even dry up entirely," she said.

    According to the researchers, the climate on Mars may have similarly fluctuated between wetter and drier periods.

    The study also noted the types of chemical elements present in the liquid water that was present at the red planet's surface at the time, and the type of environmental changes any potential life forms on Mars may have had to cope with, had they existed. 
     

  • Rohit Sharma with 117 and Ajinkya Rahane with 83, both unbeaten, were at the crease when stumps were drawn. This was Rohit Sharma's third century in the on-going series.

    Mayank Agarwal and Virat Kohli were out cheaply while Cheteswar Pujara was out without score. India won the toss and decided to bat.

    For South Africa, K. Rabada claimed two wickets and A. Nortje one. India lead the 3 match Test series 2-nil, having won in Visakhapatnam and Pune. It would have been a dead rubber but with valuable World Test Championship points on offer, India would be eyeing victory in the third Test.

  • Addressing a press conference, UP DGP OP Singh said that three people have been arrested from Gujarat and investigations on to find more people from Lucknow who are involved in the murder conspiracy.

    The DGP said that prima facie this was a radical killing where these people were radicalized by the speech he gave in 2015.

    He also said the team is working in collaboration with Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad.

  • The MoU is to ensure SLFP support for Gotabaya at the elections scheduled for 16th of next month.

    It was signed by SLFP General Secretary Dayasri Jayasekara and Gotabaya in Colombo this morning.

    The latter termed it as a momentous occasion while Mr. Dayasri tweeted that it is a great moment in transforming the landscape of Sri Lanka.

    Both parties had already agreed to form an alliance for the upcoming elections as well as the General elections expected early next year. SLPP is a breakaway group of SLFP, formed after defeat of Mahinda Rajapksa at the last Presidential elections.

    President Maithripala Sirisena, who was leading the SLFP, has decided to quit the chairman post and remain neutral at the elections.

    Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has opposed alliance of SLFP with SLPP saying it has put SLFP future at stake. Mr. Gotabaya, a former defence secretary and brother of Mahinda Rajapksa is mainly pitted against minister Sajith Premadasa at the elections, being contested by record 35 candidates. 

  • Making a joint statement with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO Headquarters, Pompeo added, that his administration is "very hopeful" to "continue to be able to implement and execute it.

    Pompeo also added,that "us is hopeful that both the Turks who were part of the agreement , as well as the the YPG fighters in the region, will take seriously the commitments that they made.

  • Nationwide protests paralysed the country as thousands of demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government's handling of a severe economic crisis and the corrupted politicians.

    Lebanon is witnessing the biggest protest since 2015 and it could further destabilise the country whose economy is already on the verge of collapse and has one of the highest debt loads in the world.

    The protests, which drew people from all religious and political backgrounds, were largely peaceful, although violence erupted in several areas.

  • The voting will decide UK's departure from the European Union.

    PM Boris Johnson appeals the house to free UK from the "never-ending Brexit saga", as It has been more than three years since the UK voted to leave European project.

    PM Johnson will try to win parliament's approval on getting Brexit deal done by the latest deadline of October 31. And, on failing, he will have to face the humiliation of Brexit unraveling after repeated promises to get it done before deadline.

    The Parliament will begin with PM Johnson's statement to lawmakers followed by a debate and votes on the amendments.

  • The International Criminal Police Organisation had hosted the general assembly, where representatives of all member countries converge, in India in 1997.

    Rishi Kumar Shukla, the director of the CBI that represents Interpol in India as the country's national central bureau, moved the proposal on Friday in the ongoing 88th general assembly in Santiago, Chile, following which it was put to vote.

    Interpol is an international organization with 194 member states and 100 years of experience of international cooperation in Policing. Interpol's 17 databases house 90 million records.

  • More than 200 films from various countries would be screened at the panorma section of the festival, which include 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films.

    The festival will also showcase 12 films that have completed 50 years since their first screening. 

    John Bailey, Cinematographer and Ex. President of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, will chair the International Jury of 50th International Film Festival of India. French filmmaker Robin Campillo, who was also a member of Cannes International Jury 2019, renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yang and Lynne Ramsay,will be the co-jurors. Ramesh Sippy, Padma Shri winner is the Indian member in the International Jury.

    The coveted film festival will see the best lot of 15 films representing 20 countries compete for the coveted Golden Peacock Award. The selection has been made from over 700 entries. Marathi film Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005 directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan and Malayalam film Jallikettu directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery are the two Indian films competing at IFFI.

    More than 200 films from various countries would be screened at the panorma section of the festival..Altogether 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films will be screened under this section....The festival will also showcase 12 films that have completed 50 years since their screening.

    More than 10,000 cine'lovers are expected to participate in the festival this year.The Indian Panorama section showcases the best of contemporary Indian cinema..Abhishek Shah's directorial masterpiece Hellaro will be the opening feature film  for the Indian Panorama section , Nooreh directed by Ashish Pandey will be the opening in the non feature film category for the section.

    The Golden Jubilee edition of IFFI has the best lot of 15 films representing 20 countries competing for the coveted Golden Peacock Award.

    The selection has been made from over 700 entries. Pema Tseden's Balloon (China), Ali Aydin's Chronology (Turkey), Andreas Horvath's Lillian (Austria), Wagner Moura's Marighella (Brazil), Hans Petter Moland's Out Stealing Horses (Norway,Sweden,Denmark), Blaise Harrison's Particles (France,Switzerland), Gregor Bozic's Stories from the Chestnut Woods (Slovenia), Yosep Anggi Noen's The Science of Fictions (Indonesia,Malaysia, France), Erdenebileg Ganbold's Steed (Mongolia), Krist?f De?k's Hungarian Film Captives and Ben Rekhi's Philippines film Watch List are in competition.

    Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Amitabh Bachchan's outstanding contribution to cinema will be honoured and celebrated through a package of his impactful and entertaining films in this edition of IFFI. The festival aims to provide a window of opportunities through its journey in the last 50 years. It is India's premier film festival and also has the distinction of being the first international film festival in Asia.
     

  • Prominent leaders across all the political parties are making their last ditch efforts to woo the voters.

    A  total of 288 consitutency will go for election in  Maharashtra . By size of electorate,  Wardha  is the smallest consitutency and Panvel is the largest.  Among 3,237 candidates in race, there are a total 235 females candidates.

    Bahujan Samaj Party is fielding maximum no. of 262 candidates in the state, while 1400 independents are also contesting the polls.

    Election will be held in 90 constituencies in Haryana. By size of electorates, Narnaul is the smallest and Badshahpur is the largest consituency in the state. A total of 1169 candidates are trying their luck out of which 104 are female.

    Electioneering for bypolls to two Lok Sabha constituencies and 51 Assembly seats in 17 states will also come to an end today. By-polls will be held in Samastipur Lok Sabha seat in Bihar and Satara Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra. Assembly constituencies for which bypolls will be held are - 11 seats of Uttar Pradesh, 6 of Gujarat, 5 seats each in Kerala and Bihar, 3 in Sikkim, 4 each of Punjab and Assam, 2 each of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and one seat each in Odisha, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Pudducherry and Arunachal Pradesh.

    Polling in Haryana and Maharashtra, bypolls for two Lok Sabha constituencies and 51 Assembly seats will take place on Monday. Counting will be taken up on the 24 October.

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation, told the Supreme Court today, that 15 accused, including Chidambaram, his son Karti and some companies have been charge-sheeted in the case.

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for CBI told the bench headed by Justice R Banumathi, opposing Chidambaram's bail plea, that the country needs to go for a zero-tolerance policy on corruption. The Solicitor General informed the court that the offence of forgery has also been made out in the probe in the case against Chidambaram. He said that further probe on in the case and responses on Letters Rogatory (LRs) sent to Singapore and Mauritius are awaited.

    The Solicitor General stated that the presence of Chidambaram was enough to intimidate witnesses and so he should not be given bail at least till material witnesses are examined.

    Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, countered Mehta's submissions. He said the CBI's apprehensions that Chidambaram may tamper with the evidence or influence the witnesses were false and baseless.

  • EU leaders gave their unanimous backing to the deal with Britain yesterday, putting the onus on PM Johnson to secure Parliament's approval in a vote in two-days time. British and EU negotiators reached the agreement after days of late night talks and nearly three years of heated discussions that have strained EU-UK ties.
     
    But despite optimism from Johnson, British opposition parties and some of the prime minister's own allies in the House of Commons were quick to warn they would not support it when it goes to a vote in a special sitting tomorrow. If the deal is defeated, the prime minister is legally obliged to ask EU leaders to postpone Brexit for a third time.
     

  • Born on January 10, 1946, in Faridpur district, he completed his graduation from the Government College of Fine Arts and Crafts in Kolkata in 1969.

    An icon of modern art in Bangladesh, Kalidas was awarded Shilpakala Padak in 2016 and the Ekushey Padak in 2018 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to fine arts.

    Solo exhibitions of his works were held in Dhaka and many countries, including the US, India, Japan, Iran, and Hong Kong. Apart from painting he was also known for his installation work in which he used diverse materials like wood, pottery, brass, utensils and others.

    Kalidas was prolific in using new mediums and style for his art work while maintaining his signature style. He called his work alluvial art meaning the art of the delta land which gave expression to the precarious nature of the alluvial land and its people, their struggles and hopes.

    Karmakar also experimented with performance art which combined artist's body as an object of art along with his paintings.
     

  • He was addressing an election campaign rally of BJP Candidate at Allpalli near Aheri in Gadchiroli, a Maoist affected district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. 

    The BJP President attacked the Congress over the issue of tribal welfare and asked its leader Rahul Gandhi what his four generations have done for the community during their 70-year rule. He also listed various measures taken by the Central Government for the upliftment of the tribals.

     

  • The decision has been taken following the success of the pilot project started by the Ministry for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago. 

    Rajnath Singh has directed concerned authorities to ensure availability of necessary infrastructure and sufficient female staff in Sainik schools for smooth implementation of the directive. The decision is in line with the objective of the government towards greater inclusiveness, gender equality, enabling greater participation of women in Armed Forces and strengthening the motto of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'.

  • The Apex Court has asked the state government to issue a notification regarding the same within a week.

    A special bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and R F Nariman ordered inter-cadre transfer of Hajela on deputation, however, it has not mentioned the grounds for the order. 

    Hajela had overseen the mammoth exercise of finalisation and publication of Assam NRC. The final list of the NRC was released on August 31.
     

  • The Ministry will grant the allowance to all CRPF personnel upto the level of Commandant, irrespective of place of deployment.

    The allowance is given to jawans and non-gazetted officers of the force for their daily meals and is included in their monthly salaries.

    The ministry's order came after a Delhi High Court judgment in response to a petition in which it issued directions to CRPF to grant RMA to all its personnel up to the rank of Commandant, irrespective of the place of posting.