Rahul Gandhi hits back at PM for MGNREGA jibe

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Narendra Modi, who ‘ridiculed’ MGNREGA when he took over as Prime Minister in 2014, was ‘forced to accept’ the fact that the ambitious rural job scheme brought in by the previous UPA government played the role of ‘saviour’ of people of the country during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Railways freight revenue surges to Rs 98K cr

For the first time post the Covid-19 pandemic, the cumulative freight revenue of Indian Railways has surged past last year’s levels to Rs 98,068.45 crore, as compared to Rs 97,342.14 crore recorded in the corresponding period of the previous year. Continue Reading

‘Female healthcare workers most distressed during pandemic’

Nurses and female healthcare workers are most at risk of experiencing psychological distress during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research. Continue Reading

Climate change may have influenced corona: Scientists

Researchers at University of Cambridge have revealed a mechanism by which climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Supreme Court to resume physical hearing soon

Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said that physical hearing in the Supreme Court will soon resume in a hybrid manner amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has said. Continue Reading

Union budget 2021-22: Huge outlay for health post Covid

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a new Centre-sponsored scheme with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore to boost healthcare infrastructure across the country amid ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. With no change in individual IT slab, the Budget saw Rs 1,03 lakh cr being allocated for Highway projects in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

Budget Session 2021, a golden opportunity: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Budget Session 2021 is a golden opportunity to fulfill the dreams of our freedom fighters. Continue Reading

Harsh Vardhan bats for self-reliance in health sector

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said there will be massive employment generation as an impact of measures undertaken by the government for self-reliance in the health sector. Continue Reading

Japan PM set to expand virus emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to expand a state of emergency against the Covid-19 pandemic for the Greater Tokyo area to include Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures, informed sources said on Tuesday. Continue Reading