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The National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Ms Rekha Sharma reflected on the need for qualitative progression in media, a more sensitive approach towards reporting and an equal representation of men and women in the field. She reflected on the challenges women journalists face while reporting and the need for more women to take up managerial positions in media houses. NCW organized a workshop on ‘Capacity Building and Sensitization Program for Media Personnel’ to carry out a focused attention on women-related issues and the portrayal of women in the media. Special Guest, Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV, applauded…

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu exhorted students to join the national effort to make education more inclusive by taking it to the underprivileged and needier sections of society. He pointed out that the Government is making every effort to change the educational landscape of the country and to make it more equitable, inclusive and accessible. Naidu added that “we should be mindful of the fact that we cannot afford to let any section of society fall behind when it comes to education and socio-economic development.” He made these observations while addressing the students and staff of The Lawrence School at…

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According to a neo-realty survey conducted by MYRE Capital, which analysed the investment appetite of roughly 5,000 NRIs across 13 countries, millennial investors are increasingly investing in Indian commercial real estate. The top three investment hubs for NRIs are Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Pune, where office space remains the most sought-after asset, and school spaces emerge as a new CRE asset. Passive income for the family, portfolio diversification, lack of other safe alternatives, and tax-efficient returns are among the top commercial real estate (CRE) development factors for NRI investors. According to the survey, CRE is preferred by 53% of NRI investors over…

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile launched from a Naval Helicopter from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday. The mission met all its objectives. It is the first indigenous air launched anti-ship missile system for the Indian Navy. The missile followed the desired sea skimming trajectory and reached the designated target with high degree of accuracy, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms. All the sub-systems performed satisfactorily. The sensors deployed across the test range and near impact point tracked the missile…

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Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) founder Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar’s speech was included in the first language syllabus for Class X students in Karnataka text books from the 2022-23 academic year, reported The Hindu. The inclusion was recommended by the Textbook Revision Committee headed by writer Rohith Chakrateertha, in March. Titled “Nijavada Adarsha Purusha Yaraagabeku?” (Who should be the real role model?), it will now be a part of the Kannada prose textbook, being printed. The committee had submitted its final report to the government. According to Chakrateertha, this was not an ideological imposition, and said “There was no pressure from…

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Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah reviewed the preparations for Amarnath Yatra at a high-level meeting in New Delhi and said that the pilgrims coming for the Yatra should have hassle free Darshan and should not face any problems. He directed that arrangements should be made for all essential facilities including movement, lodging, electricity, water, communication and health of the yatris. Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary, the Director of Intelligence Bureau, the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir and senior officials of various Ministries and Departments of the Union Government. He said that…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that connectivity will determine the pace of progress in 21st century India. Therefore, connectivity has to be modernized at every level. 5G technology, he continued, is also going to bring positive changes in the governance of the country, ease of living and ease of doing business. This will boost growth in every sector like agriculture, health, education, infrastructure and logistics. This will also increase convenience and create many employment opportunities. For rapid roll-out of 5G, efforts of both the government and industry are needed, he added. He Minister cited the telecom sector as a great…

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Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the hybrid nature of conflicts coupled with increasing use of drones and cyber warfare has brought a paradigm shift to the battlefield and asked our armed forces to develop capabilities in these new and emerging areas. It should be our vision to develop the Indian military into a ‘future force’, he said. Addressing the officers and staff of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he said that India is facing multiple security challenges in a highly complex and unpredictable geo-political environment. Noting that we are facing both symmetric and asymmetric threats from outside and within, he…

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched two frontline warships of the Indian Navy – ‘Surat’ and ‘Udaygiri’ – at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL), Mumbai on Tuesday. ‘Surat’ is the fourth Guided Missile Destroyer of P15B class, while ‘Udaygiri’ is the second Stealth Frigate of P17A class. Both warships have been designed in-house by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built at MDL, Mumbai. Rajnath Singh described the warships as an embodiment of the Government’s unwavering commitment to enhance the country’s maritime capability, with focus on achieving ‘Aatmanirbharta’, at a time when the world is witnessing disruption in global supply chain…

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A four member US delegation led by Ms. Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights called upon Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey at Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi. As part of ‘Summit for Democracy’, a decision has been taken to request India to lead the ‘Democracy Cohort on Election Integrity’ and share its knowledge, technical expertise and experiences with other democracies of the world. ECI has been requested to also provide training and capacity building programmes to Election Management Bodies (EMBs) across the world and provide technical consultancy as per needs…

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