The union government is planning to open a medical college in every district to make sure that more students have a chance at medical education, union minister of state for civil aviation and highways VK Singh said on Friday. Delivering an address at the 38th convocation of VIT university, he said such colleges would be attached to district HQ hospital… Continue reading "Centre planning to build medical colleges in every district: V K Singh"
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The central government on Tuesday reviewed the drought preparedness of Tamil Nadu amid deficient southwest monsoon rainfall in at least ten districts of the state. The review meeting held in Chennai was co-chaired by Joint Secretary in the Union Agriculture Ministry Ashish Kumar Srivatsava and Tamil Nadu Agriculture Secretary and Agriculture Production Commissioner C Samayamoorthy, according to an official statement.… Continue reading "Centre reviews drought preparedness of Tamilnadu"
The Congress on Tuesday intensified its attack on the Centre over the alleged data breach on CoWIN platform and accused it of not being able to protect the personal details of crores of people. Asserting that the CoWIN portal was completely safe with adequate safeguards for data privacy, the government has dismissed as “mischievous” the claims of data breach on… Continue reading "Centre unable to protect details of crores of Indians: Cong"
Celebrities and influencers, who are endorsing products and services on social media platform, should disclose their material interest by using words like advertisement, sponsored, collaboration or paid promotion. In January, the government made it mandatory for social media influencers to disclose their “material” interest in endorsing products and services and violations can attract strict legal action, including ban on endorsements.… Continue reading "Celebrities and influencers must use ‘paid promotion’, ‘ad’ in endorsements: Centre"
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has said the Centre is working on a bill to regulate digital media. Thakur said there used to be one-way communication of news earlier, but with the development of electronic and digital media, communication of news has become multi-dimensional. Now even small news of a village reaches the national platform through digital media,… Continue reading "Centre to introduce new law to regulate digital media: Anurag Thakur"
As the country continues to record an average of over 15,000 coronavirus cases daily, the Centre has asked States to ensure there are no large gatherings for Independence Day celebrations and that everyone follows Covid protocols. The Union Home Ministry has also conveyed to all States and Union Territories to carry out a ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign at a prominent location… Continue reading "Centre asks States to avoid large gatherings during Independence Day celebrations"
With the protests against the new military recruitment scheme spreading to eight states, the government today announced announced 10 per cent reservation for ‘Agniveers’ in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles. The Ministry of Home Affairs also announced three years age relaxation beyond the prescribed upper age limit to Agniveers for recruitment in the two paramilitary forces.… Continue reading "Centre announces 10 per cent reservation for ‘Agniveers’ in CAPFs and Assam Rifles"
In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the recommendations of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council are not binding on the Union and the states and only have a persuasive value. The Supreme Court said that Parliament and state legislatures possess simultaneous power to legislate on GST and the recommendations of the council are the product of… Continue reading "GST recommendations not binding on Union and states: SC"