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Union Govt To Launch Tobacco Free India Campaign On May 31

The Union Health Ministry is planning to launch a 60-day pan India campaign on the theme 'tobacco-free youth'. Starting on May 31, the campaign will focus on taking steps to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youngsters and assisting users to quit. According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), current tobacco use among young adolescents (13–15 years) in 2019 was 8.5% but is high amongst youths in India.

Wed, 24 May 2023 - 05:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: union ministry, Indian government, Health Ministry, Tobacco, campaign

Covid hospital

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Mock Drills Conducted At Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Spike

Amid spike in the cases of Covid-19, the nation is witnessing alarming concerns and precautions taken by respective governments. In light of the Covid situation, mock drilling is being conducted in various Indian states, including Karnataka, Maharashtra, and other states, which is contributing to the highest number of Covid-19 cases. The Union Health Ministry directed the state government to mock drill and see the preparedness of the… read-more

Mon, 10 Apr 2023 - 10:41 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Novel Coronavirus, Spike Cases, Mock Drills, Health Concerns, union ministry

Indian Army

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Army Force Forms Special Panel To Examine Disability Pension

After questions were raised regarding the special grant in disability pension, the Armed Forced were directed to form a panel and examine the same.  The Department of Military Affairs headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan directed for the panel to examine the same.  The decision was in the view of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in Parliament. Notably, disability pension offers a higher percentage.… read-more

Mon, 10 Apr 2023 - 10:31 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Armed Forces, Indian Army Pension, Special Panel, parliament, union ministry

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Hundi Collection On Hold, Union Ministry Issues Order To TTD

With its registration under the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) under “suspension” for the past three years, the country’s richest religious Trust, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), faces an unprecedented situation. The Union Ministry FRCA wrote to the TTD, asking them to not make any foreign contributions, described as 'Hundi' donations.

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 - 11:39 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: TTD, Hundi Donations, SEBI, union ministry, Notice Issued

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Andhra Pradesh

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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

Mon, 20 Feb 2023 - 04:31 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: AP Government, YSRCP, Telemedicine services, union ministry, MoHFW

Courtesy: The Hans India

Amit Shah

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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.

Tue, 14 Feb 2023 - 11:25 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Adani Groups, Adani V/S Hindenburg, Amit Shah, union ministry, Congress

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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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.

Mon, 13 Feb 2023 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: GoI, Air Travel, new guidelines, Covid-19, union ministry, International

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Arshdeep Singh

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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

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 - 07:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Wikipedia, Communal Clash, Summon, Arshdeep Singh, union ministry

Income Tax Department

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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".

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 - 05:12 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: IT-Returns, FAQs, deadline, Income Tax, union ministry


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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.

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 - 03:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: union ministry, GOLD DEMAND, Gold Purchase, Inflation, INDIAN MARKET