CSIR said smoking and veg diet protects from Covid?

There was a buzz after reports claimed that a recent survey conducted by CSIR (Council of Scientific Industrial Research), Government of India, had revealed that smokers and vegetarians are less likely to contract Covid-19 infection. Continue Reading

How to locate nearby Coronavirus vaccination centre

MapmyIndia, winner of AatmaNirbhar App Challenge organised by the government of India, has announced the launch of maps and nearby search features to help Indians find coronavirus vaccination centres across the country. Continue Reading

After new Covid strains, govt issues fresh guidelines

The government has issued a fresh set of travel guidelines as two new, highly more infectious strains of Covid – the South African and the Brazilian strains – have been detected in India. Continue Reading

CAG seeks performance audit details of PSU banks

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has written to the Finance Ministry seeking details about the ongoing performance audit of government’s massive recapitalisation exercise of public sector banks (PSBs). Continue Reading

CII to digitally empower MSMEs with new initiative

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) announced a strategic MoU with Mastercard and National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme), an organisation of Ministry of MSME, government of India, to launch the Digital Saksham Initiative. Continue Reading

‘Integrated approach needed for water sustainability’

“The water usage for agriculture has doubled when compared to what was actually required and this is a concern which needs to be addressed and the formation of Jal Shakthi Ministry is a first step towards the same,” said U P Singh Secretary, Dept of Water Resources, River Development, Ganga and Dept of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakthi, Government of India at the Virtual Conference on Chennai Water Management, organised recently by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the theme ‘Making Chennai Water Resilient; Vision 2030’. Continue Reading

‘Nalini still in prison unfortunate’

The Madras High Court recently dismissed a petition filed by Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, who sought release based on a Tamilnadu Cabinet decision, Continue Reading

T Nagar residents invited to participate in ‘Rate your city’ survey

The Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Smart City Limited, have launched a perception survey-”Rate Your City” for residents at https://eol2019.org/citizenfeedback. Continue Reading