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WB Pollution Control Board Increases Decibel Limit Of Firecrackers Amid Festivals

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) adding to the festive mood of the people, relaxed the decibel of bursting of green firecrackers during Diwali, Chatt Puja and Christmas. Only green firecrackers are allowed during the festivities, with 123 decibel limit from earlier 93 limit. WBPCB's new guidelines: "In the state of West Bengal, only green firecrackers can be sold and bursting of such firecrackers shall be… read-more

Fri, 20 Oct 2023 - 12:10 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Festivals, indian culture, Firecrackers, Christmas, Pollution, West Bengal

US official

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US Secretary Celebrates Holi At Rajnath's House, Expresses Happiness

US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, who is in India on an official visit, arrived at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence on Wednesday and participated in the Holi celebration, on March 8. Expressing happiness to be a part of Holi celebration, Raimondo said, "Raimondo expressed happiness for joining people in the Holi celebration and said, "It's an honour for me to be here on such a holiday."

Wed, 08 Mar 2023 - 02:33 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Festivals, Holi celebration, indian culture, US Official, Rajnath Singh

PM Modi

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PM Modi Wishes People Of Goa On Feast Of St. Francis Xavier

PM Modi greeted the people of Goa on the occasion of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier on December 3. PM Modi tweeted, "Best wishes to my sisters and brothers of Goa on the day of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier. May this occasion further the spirit of harmony and brotherhood." Every year the festival is celebrated on December 3, to mark the death anniversary of St. Francis Xavier. 

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 07:45 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Goa, St. Francis Xavier, Festivals

Courtesy: ANI

Bank Holidays in October

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Banks To Be Closed For 21 Days In Oct As Per State's Festivals

Owing to the multiple festivals in October, Banks in different states of india will only open for 21 days. However, the holidays vary based on festivals in different states. As per the RBI's guidelines, Bank won't open on Sunday, second Saturday and fourth Saturday. Besides, bank will be closed on October 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, and 26.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 05:40 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Bank Holidays, RBI, Festivals, Holidays

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

NITI Aayog Member, Dr V.K. Paul.

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Pregnant Women Must Take COVID-19 Vaccines: NITI Aayog

During a press briefing, NITI Aayog's Member Dr. V.K Paul on September 2 said that every pregnant woman should receive both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine to avoid the adverse effects of infection. Given the upcoming festive season, Paul said, ''Celebrate festivals at home and avoid going outside. Mask is must for all even after both doses.''  Reportedly, 54% of adults have received the first dose of the vaccine.

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 - 05:24 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Niti Aayog, Covid-19, Pregnant woman, Covid-19 Vaccine, Festivals

Bank Holiday.

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Banks To Remain Shut For 15 Days In August: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that Banks will remain close for 15 days in August due to national and state-specific holidays across India. Notably, the regular holiday includes five Sundays, second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Moreover, owing to Muharram and Janmashtami banks won't open on August 19 and 30. Besides, banks won't open on August 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 30, and 31.

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 06:32 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Bank Holidays, RBI, Indian Banks, Festivals, Weekend

Courtesy: LatestLY