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."
Tags: Festivals, Holi celebration, indian culture, US Official, Rajnath Singh
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
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.
Tags: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Goa, St. Francis Xavier, Festivals
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.
Tags: Bank Holidays, RBI, Festivals, Holidays
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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.
Tags: Niti Aayog, Covid-19, Pregnant woman, Covid-19 Vaccine, Festivals
Courtesy: The Siasat Daily
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.
Tags: Bank Holidays, RBI, Indian Banks, Festivals, Weekend