AP Stand No 1 In Providing Telemedicine Services In India
Andhra Pradesh Government, which aimed to provide telemedicine services to the needy in remote areas of the state, stands in the top position in providing telemedicine services. On February 20, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced, "By the end of January this year, telemedicine services were provided to 6.03 crore patients across the country, and 1.86 crore patients were provided with… read-more
Tags: AP Government, YSRCP, Telemedicine services, union ministry, MoHFW
Courtesy: The Hans India
Amit Shah Breaks Silence Over Adani Row, Says "Nothing To Hide"
Union Home Minister Amit Shah responded to the allegations of the Indian National Congress over Adani V/S Hindenburg Row. On February 14, Shah said, "There is nothing to hide or be afraid of." In a news interview Amit Shah denied any favours to Adani Group by the Modi Government and said, Congress's allegations are baseless. Earlier, in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha session, PM Modi also rubbished the allegations.
Tags: Adani Groups, Adani V/S Hindenburg, Amit Shah, union ministry, Congress
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
GoI Imposes New COVID-19 Rules From Today
Amid a decline in COVID-19 cases worldwide, the Government of India (GoI,) issued new guidelines for those travelling to India from abroad. As per the new rules, signing 'Air Suvidha' form and mandate of pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required for those travelling from six countries. However, the random 2% testing of international passengers and arrivals from foreign countries will be same, in effect from February 13, 11 AM.
Tags: GoI, Air Travel, new guidelines, Covid-19, union ministry, International
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Union Ministry Summons Wiki Official Over Information On Arshdeep Singh's Page
The Ministry of Electronics & IT today summoned executives from Wikipedia to explain fake information on cricketer Arshdeep Singh's page. Notably, as per information, Singh has been linked to the separatist Khalistani movement, which is disturbing and can cause a communal clash. Furthermore, Minsitry's high-level panel is likely to quiz the executives of the crowdsourced digital encyclopaedia on precautionary check, and might issue a show… read-more
Tags: Wikipedia, Communal Clash, Summon, Arshdeep Singh, union ministry
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IT Releases Set Of FAQs For Tax Payers With IT Return Deadline By July 31
The Income tax department has issued a set of FAQs (Frequently-Asked Questions) regarding tax payment, especially when the deadline is July 31. In the FAQs, taxpayers' queries while filing their ITRs have been answered. It also said that a taxpayer should check their book of records and provide information in the I-T return. The IT officials said, "The DSC should be linked to the PAN of the taxpayer".
Tags: IT-Returns, FAQs, deadline, Income Tax, union ministry
Gold Demand Increases By 43% In April-June Quarter2
The Union minister said, India's gold demand went up by 43% during the April-June quarter, which stood at 170.7 tonnes, higher than the previous 119.6 tonnes. However, considering the inflation factors ahead, including Rupee-USD rates and policy measures consumer sentiments could be hurt, as prices could go up. Notably, India's gold demand increased by 54% during the second quarter to Rs 79,270 crore, compared to Rs 51,540 crores.
Tags: union ministry, GOLD DEMAND, Gold Purchase, Inflation, INDIAN MARKET
Active Covid-19 Cases Tally Crosses 1 Lakh Mark With 18,889 New Cases: India
The Indian Covid-19 active cases cross the 1-lakh mark (1,04,555), with 18,819 new cases in the past 24-hours. On June 30, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also confirmed 39 fatalities, taking the death tally to 5,25,116 and recovered cases to 4,28,22,493, till date. Furthermore, the active cases comprise of 0.24%, recovery-rate at 98.55% and fatality-rate at 1.21%. Moreover, under a nationwide drive, India administered 197.61… read-more
Tags: India COVID-19, Vaccination Drive, union ministry, Death Cases, pandemic
Rajnath Singh Launches New Defence Recruitment Scheme
The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a new defence recruitment model called the 'Agnipath', on June 14. The new model kicked in after Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and Union Cabinet approved the new proposal scheme for armed forces. Major highlight of the new scheme is that young soldiers will be released after four-years of service. The new scheme will help youths to serve the country.
Tags: union ministry, Rajnath Singh, Defence Ministry, New Recruitment, India
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Union Minister Announces 122 Coal, Lignite Mines For Auction
Approximately 122 Coal and Lignite mines, spread over 11 states, including Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. On March 30, Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi announced the commercial auction. He said, "This will provide employment opportunities to more than1.17 lakh people". Furthermore, this is the fifth tranche of auction, with the highest… read-more
Tags: Coal Mines, union ministry, Prahlad Joshi, Auction, Indian States
34 Non-Kashmiris Purchase Land In UT, Says Union Ministry
During Rajya Sabha proceedings on March 29, Union Home Ministry reported that 34 non-residents from outside Jammu & Kashmir purchased land/assets in the UT. The statement came as a response to BSP leader's query. "The properties are located in Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur, and Ganderbal districts," said Union Minister Nityanand Rai. Notably, before the revocation of Article 370, the purchase of land/assets for non-locals was not possible.
Tags: union ministry, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370, Asset Purchase, parliament