India COVID-19

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar to talk to all community radios on May 22

The talk will be simultaneously broadcast on all community radio stations of the country.

May 21, 2020, 20:20 PM IST

Over 2.37 lakh tickets booked till 4 pm on Thursday for additional special trains running from June 1

The bookings for these trains commenced at 10 am via Railway ticketing arm IRCTC. Only online e-ticketing will be done through IRCTC website or through Mobile App.

May 21, 2020, 19:43 PM IST

Don't plan to leave middle seat in flights vacant; divided routes in 7 sections for fare control: Civil Aviation Ministry

Addressing a press conference, he said that the government will take other corresponding preventive measures.

May 21, 2020, 16:27 PM IST

Indian Railways to run 200 more trains from June 1, book tickets from 10 am on May 21

These special services will be in addition to the existing 'Shramik' special trains being run since May 1 and the special AC trains (30 trains) being run since May 12.

May 21, 2020, 00:24 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 deaths in India .2 per lakh population as against global figure of 4.2: Centre

Addressing a press brief, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said, "Overall, 4.2 people per lakh population have died due to COVID-19. Nine countries have reported more than 10 deaths per lakh population."

May 20, 2020, 22:44 PM IST

Indian Railways to restart shops at stations

The statement also read, "Zonal Railways have been seeking necessary directions /guidelines from Board for the opening of catering units at Railway Stations which were closed in view of lockdown on account of COVID-I9 pandemic."

May 20, 2020, 21:40 PM IST

NDMC to open parks and gardens in Delhi for public from May 21: Check who are prohibited from entering

The parks will be open between 7-10 in the morning and 3.30-6.30 in the evening.

May 20, 2020, 20:21 PM IST

Airlines will restart domestic passenger flights from May 25: Civil Aviation Ministry

All the airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25, announced Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

May 20, 2020, 17:19 PM IST

MHA allows holding of board exams for classes 10 and 12, issues guidelines for safety

Along with his tweet, Shah also attached a letter by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla to all the Chief Secretaries of states describing the necessary conditions to conduct the examinations.

May 20, 2020, 17:05 PM IST

Lockdown 4 guidelines soon: How different fourth phase is expected to be

As per the indications from the Central government, the fourth phase of lockdown will start from May 18 and continue till May 31 but it will be completely different and new from the previous lockdowns. 

May 17, 2020, 00:01 AM IST

India's 80% coronavirus COVID-19 cases from 30 municipal areas, Health Ministry asks officials to focus on timely tracing

These areas are in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Odisha.

May 16, 2020, 23:20 PM IST

Structural reform measures will surely boost India's economy, further efforts towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Amit Shah

Shah said, "Rs 50,000 crores for infrastructure development in the coal sector and introduction of commercial mining is a welcome policy reform which will bring more competition and transparency".

May 16, 2020, 21:54 PM IST

Noida metro chalks out restart plan: Face masks, Aarogya Setu app, must for passengers

In this regard, the NMRC is taking required steps at all its stations and inside the trains to ensure that all passengers of the Aqua Line follow the guidelines laid down by the Centre for prevention of the COVID-19 infection.

May 16, 2020, 20:30 PM IST

Govt will take steps to make India MRO hub: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said steps will be taken to make the country a hub for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of aircraft, announcing measures to boost the country's domestic aviation sector. "Not just civil aircraft but defence aircraft can also benefit from the MRO if we make India a huge hub ... Maintenance cost for all airlines will come down and that again will have a ripple effect on passengers. Travellers can probably pay less after that," she said.

May 16, 2020, 18:36 PM IST

Centre announces privatisation of discoms in UTs

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said electricity distribution companies in Union Territories (UTs) will be privatised.

May 16, 2020, 18:24 PM IST

Centre raises viability gap funding for social infra projects

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced a hike in viability gap funding (VGF) for development of social infrastructure. In her fourth tranche of economic stimulus, she said Rs 8,100 crore will be provided as viability gap funding for development of social infrastructure.

May 16, 2020, 18:19 PM IST

India to set up research reactor for affordable treatment of cancer, other diseases

This will promote the welfare of humanity through affordable treatment for cancer and other diseases, she said unveiling the fourth tranche of the economic stimulus package.

May 16, 2020, 18:11 PM IST

India opens space sector for private players

For boosting private participation in space activities, the government will provide a level playing field for private companies in satellites, launches and space-based services.

May 16, 2020, 17:50 PM IST

Restrictions on utilisation of Indian air space to be eased for efficient flying of civilians

Announcing the fourth tranche of economic stimulus, she said only 60 per cent of Indian airspace is freely available. 

May 16, 2020, 17:29 PM IST

Ban on import of certain weapons used by Indian forces, FDI in defence manufacturing hiked to 74% from 49%

In a bid to boost Make in India in defence production, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that some weapons and platforms will be banned for imports. Items banned for imports can only be purchased from within the country, she said presenting the fourth tranche of the economic stimulus package.

May 16, 2020, 17:12 PM IST