Padma Awards 2022: 125-year-old yoga guru Swami Sivananda receives Padma Shri with a heartwarming gesture; Watch

The yogi was a show of simplicity and grace as he knelt and bowed down in front of the Prime Minister and President as a mark of respect. The oldest man to be conferred the Padma Shri award ever received the recognition from President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday amid applause from onlookers. The 125-year-old … Read more

Energy requirements of Indians expected to double in 20 years: PM

Delivering the inaugural address at the 21st World Sustainable Development Summit 2022 (WSDS-22), Modi said environmental sustainability can only be achieved through climate justice. Energy requirements of the people of India are expected to double in the next 20 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as he urged developed countries to fulfil their … Read more

Vision [email protected] by May with targets for this decade

The Centre has begun work on a blueprint for [email protected] a vision plan for a ‘future ready India’ that befits the 100th year of Indian Independence. ET gathers that the Prime Minister’s Office and the cabinet secretary last month assigned the 10 Sectoral Group of Secretaries (SGoS) with drawing up a road map for the … Read more

Over five lakh devotees throng Kashi Vishwanath Dham on first day of new year

Even on Mahashivratri, considered the most auspicious day to visit the temple in Varanasi, the devotees’ numbers never exceeded 2.5 lakh, they added. Kashi Vishwanath Dham, the renovated temple complex which was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saw a record footfall on the first day of the new year with over five lakh … Read more

Kashi Vishwanath corridor: PM Modi to inaugurate redeveloped temple complex on December 13

The project was designed by Bimal Patel, the architect behind New Delhi’s proposed Central Vista redevelopment project. (Representative image) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the renovated Kashi Vishwanath corridor in Varanasi on December 13. The Rs 800 crore-corridor is one of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s key infrastructure projects ahead of next year’s … Read more

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Win Rs 6 lakhs! Ministry of Culture launches Unity in Creativity competition; Details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in March to celebrate 75 years of Independence. (Twitter/Ministry of Railways) The Union Ministry of Culture has launched three competitions as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration to commemorate 75 years of Indian Independence. The Unity in Creativity competitions, open for children above … Read more

Covid-19: CoWIN shows ‘Fully/Partially Vaccinated’ badge; on the way to becoming open source

The CoWIN portal, mandatory for Indians to register for vaccines, faced a plethora of problems after it was launched earlier this year. (Reuters) The CoWIN portal has started displaying a ‘Partially Vaccinated’ or ‘Fully Vaccinated’ badge next to an individual’s name when they log in. The badge will appear on the CoWIN profile after logging … Read more

Repeal of farm laws defeat of arrogance of power; announcement made with eye on polls: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Saturday described the Centre’s announcement to repeal the three contentious farm laws as the “defeat of arrogance of power”, and said it was done as the BJP feared a backlash in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw the laws is a … Read more

Covid-19: 96 countries recognise India’s vaccination certificates, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

India crossed the milestone of 100-crore vaccine administration on October 21. (File) Ninety-six countries have agreed to Mutual Acceptance of Vaccination Certificates, reflecting the worldwide acceptance of India’s Covid-19 vaccines and vaccination process, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said today. The recent emergency-use listing of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has taken the number of approved vaccines … Read more

India pledges 1-billion-tonne emissions cut: A big forward step for climate action

This comprehensive package is much more than what was expected of India and marks a significant climate action commitment. (File/Reuters) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced ambitious plans to reduce India’s projected emissions by a billion tonne until 2030. Modi’s ‘Panchamrit’ policy announcement at the COP26 climate change meeting in Glasgow saw him accede … Read more