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DRDO successfully conducted the flight test of Indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) Abhyas from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast, Odisha. During the flight trial, High subsonic speed trajectory at a very low altitude with high endurance was demonstrated. Two boosters provided initial acceleration during launch and a small turbo jet engine is used to sustain high subsonic speed with long endurance. The indigenous data link designed by Bengaluru based Industry partner has been successfully flown and tested during the flight. The performance of the system during the entire flight duration has been confirmed from the data…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his firm belief in the role of the dairy sector, animal husbandry and the new push in white revolution in transforming the lives of farmers. Laying the foundation stone of ‘Banas Dairy Sankul’ at the UP State Industrial Development Authority Food Park, Karkhiyaon, Varanasi, he said, animal husbandry can become a huge source of additional income for the small farmers of the country, whose number is more than 100 million.  Secondly, he said, India’s dairy products have a huge market abroad, in which there is a lot of potential to grow. Thirdly added, animal husbandry is a great…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed that as we celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, we should envisage a pivotal role for India and that it should emerge as a world leader in this post covid New World Order. He stated that it is commonly stated that the 21st century belongs to Asia. Once again, it is important to focus on India’s stature in Asia in this century. Addressing the 2nd National Committee meeting on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in New Delhi last evening, he said that we are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at a time when the whole world is going through the Covid…

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Ahead of assembly elections, Congress is already facing a severe crisis in states like Punjab and Goa, with more and more Congress leaders deserting the party. Now, this virus is spreading to the hill-state Uttarkhand also. The face of the party in the state and former chief minister Harish Rawat himself openly revolted against the party’s high-active politics’. He expressed his discontent over the party affairs through several Tweets. He deplored that the factionalism of leaders in Uttarakhand Congress is increasing continuously and the structure of the organization is turning its back instead of cooperating. “Isn’t it strange that the organisational structure at…

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh termed Indian students studying in Harvard Schools are soft power of the country. Interacting with Indian students of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, last evening in New Delhi, he said they are being exposed to best-in-class management and governance practices from the two top-class institutes. He urged them to use their innovative ideas and play their part in nation building. He exuded confidence that the students will play an important role in the holistic development of the country by making right use of their ability & network and sharing latest best practices. He hoped that the students…

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A survey by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) shows a radical change in the Afghan media landscape since the Taliban took power. A total of 231 media outlets have had to close and more than 6,400 journalists have lost their jobs since 15 August. Women journalists have been hit hardest, with four out of five no longer working. More than four out of every ten media outlets have disappeared and 60% of journalists and media employees are no longer able to work. Women have suffered much more than men: 84% of them have lost…

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The four New Wage Code laws, expected to be enforced by the Narendra Modi government from the beginning of the next financial year, are likely to be implemented initially in 13 states, who have finalized draft rules. These laws will enable an increase in salary. At the same time, it is likely to lead to a cut in take-away salary. There will be a change in your take home salary and Provident Fund structure. Due to which your take home salary will decrease, while provident fund PF will increase. Four labor codes on wages, social security, industrial relations and occupational…

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Spices production in the Country grew from 67.64 lakh tonnes in 2014-15 to 106.79 lakh tonnes in 2020-21 with an annual growth rate 7.9%, following an increase in area from 32.24 lakh hectare to 45.28 lakh hectare. Among the major spices, Cumin (14.8%), Garlic (14.7%), Ginger (7.5%), Fennel (6.8%), Coriander (6.2%), fenugreek (5.8%), Red chilli (4.2%) and Turmeric (1.3 %), show significant growth rate in production. This was revealed in the book ‘Spices Statistics at a Glance 2021’, released by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar. The book is a compendium of all the spices statistics like, area, production,…

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The Winter Session of the Parliament, which began on November 29, came to an end today, a day earlier than scheduled, the with passage of 11 bills in both the houses. Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla brought an end to the winter session. The adjournment also came after BSP MP Danish Ali tested positive for COVID-19. Ali had attended Lok Sabha proceedings earlier this week.or COVID-19. Ali had attended Lok Sabha proceedings earlier this week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress President Sonia Gandhi were among those present in the House on…

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Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the pre-budget consultation meetings for Budget 2022-23 held in virtual mode from December 15 to 22. More than 120 invitees representing 7 stakeholder groups participated in 8 meetings scheduled during this period. The stakeholder groups include representatives and experts from Agriculture and Agro Processing Industry; Industry, Infrastructure and Climate Change; Financial Sector and Capital Markets; Services and Trade; Social Sector; Trade Union & Labour Organization and Economists. Union Ministers of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary and Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan; Secretary, DEA, Ajay Seth; Secretary, DIPAM,…

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