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Indian Railways introduces innovative ideas and registers record landmarks freight movement during COVID-19 lockdown

Indian Railways introduces innovative ideas and registers record landmarks freight movement during COVID-19 lockdown

Annapoorna Trains from North and Jai Kisan Special from South mark the beginning of long distance super heavy fast special Freight trains.

Almost 5000 tons and more than 80 rakes long long haul loaded foodgrain trains run fast to connect the nation

More than 3.2 Million Tonnes of food grains have been loaded between 1st April - 16th April this year as compared to 1.29 Million Tonnes in the same corresponding period last year.

Indian Railways in its endeavor to ensure transportation  of essential items during the nationwide lock down due to COVID-19, continues to deliver essential commodities like food grains through its freight services to strengthen Government’s efforts in managing the challenges and adverse impact of corona virus in the country.
All existing Visas granted to Foreigners and all Incoming Passenger Traffic into India through Immigration Check Posts, except certain categories, to remain suspended till 3rd May, 2020

All existing Visas granted to Foreigners and all Incoming Passenger Traffic into India through Immigration Check Posts, except certain categories, to remain suspended till 3rd May, 2020

 In the wake of continuing COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Union Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to extend the suspension of all existing visas granted to foreigners, except to those belonging to diplomatic
IASST Inspire fellow developing plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials to remove toxic materials from water

IASST Inspire fellow developing plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials to remove toxic materials from water  

Biswajit Choudhury working as an Assistant Professorat the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology Assam is exploring ways to develop plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials (which are metal-like

Modernisation of Defence Industry

Modernisation of Defence Industry

 The following steps have been taken by the government which would help in bringing in critical technologies and modernize the Defence Industry in the country:-
Institutes set up for Defence Products Manufacturing

Institutes set up for Defence Products Manufacturing

 One approval for 100% FDI inflow has been given by till date.  Government has issued 464 licenses till February, 2020 for manufacture of a wide range of defence items to Indian companies, out of which a total of 238 licenses have been issued since the launch of the ‘Make in India’.
Defence export of the country

Defence export of the country

 Various reforms/steps have been taken to enhance Defence exports. These reforms have provided a big boost to defence exports in the recent times. 
Relaxation of FDI norms in Defence Sector

Relaxation of FDI norms in Defence Sector

 In May 2001, the Defence Industry sector, which was hitherto reserved for the public sector, was opened upto 100%
Capital outlay for Defence Budget

Capital outlay for Defence Budget

 M/o Finance has allocated Rs 1,13,734.00 crore for BE 2020-21 under Grant No. 20-Capital Outlay on Defence Services, 
Bridge constructed by Border Roads Organisation over Teesta River in North Sikkim opened for traffic

Bridge constructed by Border Roads Organisation over Teesta River in North Sikkim opened for traffic

 In a relief to the residents of Lachen in North Sikkim, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) today opened for traffic 360 feet long bailey suspension bridge over Teesta River in Munshithang near Chungthang town.
Govt caps prices of hand sanitizers, masks; States/UTs asked to maintain essential supplies

Govt caps prices of hand sanitizers, masks; States/UTs asked to maintain essential supplies

 Government has issued orders to cap the retail prices of hand sanitizers at Rs. 100 per bottle of 200 ml. Retail prices of surgical mask (3 ply) 
Govt caps prices of hand sanitizers, masks; States/UTs asked to maintain essential supplies

Govt caps prices of hand sanitizers, masks; States/UTs asked to maintain essential supplies

 Government has issued orders to cap the retail prices of hand sanitizers at Rs. 100 per bottle of 200 ml. Retail prices of surgical mask (3 ply) 
Cabinet approves promotion of the Domestic Manufacturing of Medical Devices in country

Cabinet approves promotion of the Domestic Manufacturing of Medical Devices in country

 The Union Cabinetchaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following schemes:
Cabinet approves Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing

Cabinet approves Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing

 The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Production Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing. 
TRIFED Launches transformational “Tech For Tribals” program in partnership with Institutes of National Importance (INIs) to develop Tribal entrepreneurship

TRIFED Launches transformational “Tech For Tribals” program in partnership with Institutes of National Importance (INIs) to develop Tribal entrepreneurship

 A game changing and unique project aimed to transform 5 crore Tribal Entrepreneurs under the name “Tech for Tribal” has been launched by TRIFED. It was launched on19thMarch 2020 by TRIFED
Women to the Fore as Air Force Station Sarsawa Conducts Para Jumping Adventure Course PM meets 24 member delegation from J&K’s Apni Party Government working towards enhancing penetration of 13 flagship and 44 individual Beneficiary-centric schemes in both districts of Ladakh: Shri G. Kishan Reddy 26,786 Long Term Visas granted to Foreigners, including 25,782 from Minority Communities in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, from 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2019: Shri Nityanand Rai Target of Blue Revolution “Synergy and Cooperation instead of politics and blame game over pollution should be the way forward”: Shri Prakash Javadekar Rs 95,380 crore gross GST Revenue collected in October मत्स्य उत्पादन बढ़ाने के लिए वैज्ञानिक टीम पहुंची बिलासपुर - सतपाल मैहता श्री थावरचंद गहलौत ‘विश्व आयुर्वृद्धि और वृद्धजनों के मानवाधिकार’ विषय पर तीसरे एएसईएम (एशिया-यूरोप मीटिंग) सम्मेलन में हिस्सा लेने के लिए सियोल (कोरिया) रवाना उदीयमान स्टार्ट-अप के लिए ‘पिच टू मूव’ नामक एक मोबिलिटी पिच प्रतिस्पर्धा का अंतिम दौर मानव संसाधन विकास राज्य मंत्री श्री उपेंद्र कुशवाहा ने पूरे देश में सीबीएसई संबद्ध स्कूलों के 37 शिक्षकों और प्रधानाध्यापकों को सीबीएसई शिक्षक पुरस्कार (2017-18) प्रदान किए Fourth BIMSTEC Summit Declaration, Kathmandu, Nepal "Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region” IAF MIG-27 Crash Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puraskar Pao Contest: Mohd. Amjad, Supreeth Dev and Chandan Kumar win prizes in the second fortnight 31st meeting of Central Hindi Committee concluded under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Union Minority Affairs Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches training programme to link Madrasa teachers with mainstream education system. Installation of STPs under Namami Gange Programme Foreign Participation in Defence Production under ‘Make In India’ Programme Indian Navy concludes two month Long War Game 13 Intangible Cultural Heritage elements from India inscribed on UNESCO’s List till date: Dr. Mahesh Sharma NMM has documented 43 lakh manuscripts and digitized 2.85 lakh manuscripts till date: Culture Minister Water Storage level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes down by one percent Issue price shall be Rs2,961 per gram with Settlement on December 4, 2017. Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17) President attends Closing Ceremony of 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine ’بدلتے منظرنامے میں فلمسازی ؛ ٹیکنالوجی، سامعین، تقسیم، معاشیات اور اسکریننگ سہولتوں پر توجہ‘ کے موضوع پر اوپن فورم مباحثۃ The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley calls for capital of the World Bank to be strengthened substantially to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, building quality infrastructure in developing countries, translating the Paris Climate Change Agreement and meeting the Addis Ababa Agenda among others. The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley addresses the Special Event hosted by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum on ‘Indian Economy: Prospect and Challenges’ in Washington D.C.; FM: With the cyclical recovery in global growth amid supportive monetary conditions and the transient impact of the major structural reforms over, India will continue to perform robustly. Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2017 Declaration of Result of Written Part Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of inauguration of the golden jubilee celebrations of Jesus and Mary college
 
 
 
 
 
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