Efforts being made to boost defence production, give big role to private players, says PM Modi

Even as several Chief Ministers oppose the holding of JEE and NEET exams, the NTA released admit cards for NEET on Wednesday. The JEE-Mains exam is scheduled to take place from September 1-6 while the NEET-UG is scheduled for September 13.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2020 - 00:55
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New Delhi: Even as several Chief Ministers oppose the holding of JEE and NEET exams, the NTA released admit cards for NEET on Wednesday. The JEE-Mains exam is scheduled to take place from September 1-6 while the NEET-UG is scheduled for September 13.

In other news, the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall activity over several parts of north India in the next four days. An orange alert has been issued for Uttarakhand for August 27 and 28 and a yellow alert for the subsequent two days. An orange alert has also been issued for east Uttar Pradesh for August 28 and east Rajasthan for August 29 and August 30.

Meanwhile, India's coronavirus COVID-19 tally raced past 32 lakh with 67,151 new cases of infection reported in the last 24 hours while the death toll rose to 59,449 with 1059 new fatalities on Wednesday (August 26, 2020). 

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27 August 2020, 17:57 PM

For many years, India has been one of the biggest defence importers. When India got independence, it had great capability in defence manufacturing and an ecosystem of defence manufacturing established over 100 years. Unfortunately, this subject couldn't get requisite attention: PM Modi

27 August 2020, 17:56 PM

A decision has been taken to permit up to 74% FDI in the defence manufacturing through automatic route: PM Modi at Atmanirbhar Bharat Defence Industry Outreach Webinar

27 August 2020, 17:56 PM

A decision has been taken to permit up to 74% FDI in the defence manufacturing through automatic route: PM Modi at Atmanirbhar Bharat Defence Industry Outreach Webinar

27 August 2020, 17:37 PM

Our work for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' will also boost India's ability of being net security provider in Indian Ocean: PM Modi.

27 August 2020, 17:36 PM

Our resolve for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' not inward-looking, but for making India capable and boosting global peace & economy: PM Modi. 

27 August 2020, 17:36 PM

We also saw labour reforms recently; reform exercise not going to stop now: Modi at event on making India self-reliant in defence sector: PM Modi. 

27 August 2020, 17:35 PM

Import embargo on certain defence equipment aimed at giving boost to Indian defence industry: PM Modi.

27 August 2020, 17:33 PM

Efforts being made to boost defence production, develop new technology and give big role to private players in defence sector: PM Modi

27 August 2020, 14:54 PM

At least four persons are feared trapped after a portion of a three-storey building in Nagpada area of south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday, the fire brigade officials said. The toilet block portion of the building on Shuklaji Street caved in around 1 pm, they said. Five fire engines, a quick response vehicle and ambulances have reached the spot and the rescue operation is on, the officials said. Further details are awaited. (PTI)

27 August 2020, 14:50 PM

Drivers working with mobility platforms Ola and Uber have threatened to go on strike in Delhi-NCR from September 1 in support of their various demands like fare hike and extension of moratorium on repayment of loans. Around 2 lakh drivers working with cab aggregators will take part in the strike if the government fails to solve our problems, said Kamaljeet Singh Gill, president of Sarvodaya Drivers Association of Delhi. (PTI)

27 August 2020, 14:46 PM

Heavy rainfall over the past two days in Kashmir has brought respite from the rising temperatures as the mercury has plunged by several degrees across the valley, officials said on Thursday.
They said the continuous rainfall across Kashmir since the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday has also brought relief to the farmers as the valley had reeled under dry weather conditions over the past three months. (PTI) 

27 August 2020, 13:18 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to be in a deep coma and on ventilator support, the hospital where he is admitted said on Thursday. According to the doctors treating 84-year-old Mukherjee, he is haemodynamically stable. Doctors say a patient is haemodynamically stable when the blood circulation parameters - blood pressure, heart and pulse rate, are stable and normal. (PTI)

27 August 2020, 13:09 PM

Rain lashes parts of Raipur in Chhattisgarh. Spells of rainfall are likely in the city for the next six days, according to the weather forecast by IMD. (ANI)

27 August 2020, 12:37 PM

Odisha has reported 3,384 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths, informed the state`s Information and Public Relations Department on Thursday. Total number of cases now at 90,986 including 27,672 active cases, 62,813 recoveries and 448 deaths: State Health Department. (ANI)

27 August 2020, 12:35 PM

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dialled Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to postpone NEET, JEE exams due in September.

27 August 2020, 12:01 PM

SC says its 2004 verdict that states do not have power to sub-classify SC/STs for grant of quota needs to be revisited. (PTI)

27 August 2020, 11:32 AM

With 1,73,195 cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of active cases and 23,089 patients succumbed to the disease in the state.

27 August 2020, 10:38 AM

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,85,76,510 samples have been tested up to August 26 with 9,24,998 samples being tested on Wednesday.

27 August 2020, 09:39 AM

India's registers highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with 75,760 fresh infections and 1,023 deaths, in the last 24 hours. The total COVID-19 tally rises to 33,10,235 including 7,25,991 active cases, 25,23,772 cured cases and 60,472 deaths: Ministry of Health

27 August 2020, 09:13 AM

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will chair a meeting to "understand the current status of southwest monsoon in the country".

27 August 2020, 09:11 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the 41st Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting on Thursday.Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Anurag Thakur, Finance Ministers of States and Union Territories (UT) and senior officers from the Union Government and states will attend the meeting which will begin at 11 am today via video conferencing. (ANI)