Several exit polls on Wednesday placed the Congress ahead in the Chhattisgarh and Telangana Assembly polls and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Rajasthan elections. Some surveys have predicted that the BJP will win in Madhya Pradesh. The predictions were made as the voting for the Assembly election in Telangana concluded on Thursday. A provisional voter turnout of 63.9% was… Continue reading "Exit polls: Congress ahead in Telangana and Chhattisgarh, BJP in Rajasthan"
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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan approved eight pending bills, including the significant public health bill, at a time when the Supreme Court is considering the government’s plea alleging inordinate delay by Raj Bhavan in clearing legislation. However, he reserved seven bills, including the controversial University Amendment Bill, for presidential assent, the Raj Bhavan said on Tuesday. On November 24, a… Continue reading "Kerala Governor signs a Bill, reserves seven for Presidential consideration"
Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Sunday said the final draft of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (commonly known as CAA) is expected to be ready by March 30 next year, News agency PTI reported. Addressing a gathering of Matua community at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district, the BJP MP from Kheri constituency in Uttar Pradesh, said nobody… Continue reading "CAA final draft expected to be ready by 30 March, 2024: Union Minister"
The Union Health Ministry has advised states to immediately review public health preparedness in view of recent reports indicating a surge in respiratory illness in children in northern China. In a statement on Sunday, the ministry said it has decided to proactively review preparatory measures against respiratory illnesses as a matter of abundant caution. “This is noted to be important… Continue reading "Centre asks States to watch cases of respiratory illness"
Polling for 199 out of Rajasthan’s 200 seats began at 7 am today, and will continue till 6 pm. The election in Sriganganagar’s Karanpur seat has been suspended because of the death of Congress candidate and incumbent MLA Gurmeet Singh Koonar. In the 2018 elections, the Congress had fallen just one short of the majority mark by winning 100 seats… Continue reading "Rajasthan goes to the polls in a high-stakes battle"
In a key meeting on the issue of deepfakes, which has been flagged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several celebrities, it has been decided that the government will bring in regulation at the earliest and attempts will be made to have a draft ready within a few weeks. Addressing a press conference after the meeting with social media platforms… Continue reading "Centre to bring in new controls to tackle deep fakes"
Amidst growing concern over the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) after deepfakes of some celebrities created massive outrage lately, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cautioned that deepfakes can lead to a big crisis and urged the media to spread awareness about their misuse and educate people. Addressing the media during the BJP’s “Diwali Milan” event at the party headquarters… Continue reading "Modi warns against deepfakes, asks media to be on guard"
State-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have announced a reduction in the prices of 19-kilogram commercial LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders in four metro cities. Effective from November 16, the prices have been slashed by up to Rs 57.5 per cylinder. The price adjustment — which will be reflected in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai — comes as a respite following… Continue reading "Commercial LPG cylinder prices reduced"
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) is set to be launched in the first quarter of 2024 after a few tests, particularly those related to vibration, NASA officials have said. “ISRO is projecting the first quarter of next year. So, I mean, that’s ready,” NASA NISAR Project Manager Phil Barela said during a media interaction here on Wednesday. He is… Continue reading "NASA, ISRO prepare to launch a joint space mission"
Delhi recorded its best air quality on Diwali day in eight years on Sunday, though pollution levels may rise due to burning of firecrackers and low night temperatures. Delhiites experienced clear skies and abundant sunshine and the city’s 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 218 at 4 pm, the best in at least three weeks. Delhi recorded an… Continue reading "Delhi records best Air Quality on Deepavali day in 8 Years"