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MP - First To Get Rs 660 Cr Funds Under Aatmanirbhar Package

After being allocated Rs 600-crore funds, Madhya Pradesh became the first state to get additional funds for capital expenditure projects. The Union allocated these funds to cater to various reforms like One Nation, One Ration Card, Ease of Doing Business and Urban Local Bodies. Moreover, the Union has issued 50% of the sanctioned amount as the first instalment. Reportedly, the Centre announced its special assistance under the Aatma Nirbhar… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 07:55 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, FINANCE MINISTRY, capital expenditure, Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure

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First In India: Uttar Pradesh Builds 2nd Airstrip On Expressway

Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to have two airstrips on expressways to facilitate emergency landing and take-off of combat aircraft. The feat was achieved after completion of 3,300-metre airstrip near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway. While it awaits testing, the Air Force has already conducted successful landing of Mirage, Jaguar, Sukhoi-30 on its Lucknow-Agra expressway. Reportedly, Hindon and Agra airbases will… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 07:48 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Fighter Plane, IAF, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Expressways

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Mumbai Police

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Operation All-Out 2021: Mumbai Police Arrests 349 Criminals

Undertaking 'Misson All-Out', Mumbai police nabbed 349 people including 52 'wanted' criminals in the wee hours of January 23. The police conducted nakabandis, raids, vehicle checks across the city to catch hold of the offenders. Reportedly, around 739 hotels were raided, and searches were conducted at 232 places across the city. While police registered various cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, around 33… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 07:34 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Mumbai Police, Operation All-Out, arrest

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Delhi Police Spots Pak-Operated Twitter Handles For Misinformation

Delhi Police have identified 308 Twitter accounts operated from Pakistan for spreading misinformation over the proposed tractor rally by farmer Unions. The police revealed that these accounts had been created during January 13-18. The Delhi Police’s Special Commissioner (Intelligence) Deependra Pathak said that he received intelligence inputs of the probable threat of disturbance at the Republic Day farmers rally from those handles.

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 07:12 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Delhi Police, Tractor Rally, Pakistan , Twitter

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Kumbha Mela

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Centre Mandates Health Certificates For 2021 Haridwar Kumbh Devotees

Releasing its 2021 Haridwar Kumbh guidelines, the Union on January 24 stated devotees coming from different states must register with the Uttarakhand government. Besides, the government mandated people to carry medical certificates issued by their state government’s health bodies. While the first shahi snan will be on March 11, the Mela will conclude at Chaitra Poornima on April 27. Reportedly, the state requested Centre for… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 06:55 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: haridwar, Mahakumbh, Uttarakhand, Union government

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

SAIL

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SAIL To Set Up India's First Gas-To-Ethanol Plant in Maharashtra

The Steel Authority of India is planning to install India’s first-ever gas-to-ethanol plant at its Chandrapur ferroalloy facility. Supported by the Steel Research & Technology Mission of India, the plant resonates to reduce the crude oil imports and carbon emissions. Reportedly, the Rs 400 crore plant will get 20% viable gas funding under National Biofuel Policy 2018. Notably, it will be the only fourth such plant in the world.

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 06:23 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: SAIL, SRTMI, Centre, NATIONAL POLICY ON BIOFUELS

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Ladakh Tableau

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Ladakh Tableau Set To Debut At Republic Day Parade

In a first, the Republic Day Parade will witness a tableau from Ladakh after the abrogation of Article 370, informed Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on January 24. Reportedly, Ladakh's tableau will portray the hill-top Thiksey Monastery established in the Thikse district of Leh. Thicksey Monastery is one of the most frequented tourist sites in the region. Besides, the tableau will house the Indian Astronomical Observatory located in the… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 04:43 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Republic Day 2021, Republic Day Parade, Tableau, Ladakh

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Khan Market in New Delhi

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6 People Arrested In Delhi For Shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogan

Delhi Police caught six people raising "Pakistan Zindabad" (long live Pakistan) slogan near the Khan Market metro station on January 24. Responding to a PCR call, the police team spotted and detained two men, three women, and a teenager on eco-friendly blue Yulu bikes. Later during the interrogation, the Police revealed that they were racing on the rented bikes calling each other by country names where they mockingly cried the… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 03:54 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Pakistan , Khan Market, New Delhi, Pakistan zindabad, Delhi Police

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Vasuki, the longest freight train

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South-East Railways Sets Record By Running 3.5-km-long Train

In what could be called as a unique feat, South Eastern railways set a new record by operating the longest freight train. The Raipur division of the South East Central Railway zone has merged five rakes of freight coaches to run a 3.5-km-long 'Vasuki' train covering 224-km between Chhatisgarh's Bhilai and Korba railway station. Lauding the authorities, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, "This will ensure greater delivery of industrial… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Indian Railways, South Eastern Central Railway, Vasuki, Chhattisgarh

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CRPF Jawan With Micro UAV A-410 Drone

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CRPF To Incorporate Micro UAV A-410 Drone In It's Arsenal To Combat Maoists

CRPF is adding up the upgraded gadgets and weapons in its arsenal to gear up its fight against the maoists. Micro UAV A-410 Drone, an improved version of the NETRA-V2 drone will be now used by the troops. UAV weighs 6kg and can fly for around 60 minutes, covering a range of 5km. It has a dual-camera system including the night vision with high pixel resolution. Drones manufactured in India will soon be included in the CRPF arsenal.

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 12:48 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: CRPF, NETRA-V2 Drone, Micro UAV A-410, CRPF Arsenal

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