Government notifies 3-tier institutional mechanism to implement National Technical Textiles Mission
“The Mission Steering Group is fully empowered to approve all financial norms in respect of all Schemes, Components and Programme of the NTTM. In addition, all scientific / technological research projects under the NTTM shall require approval of the Mission Steering Group,” the ministry said.
Centre instructs all personnel in expenditure functions to ensure quick response during outbreak
As per the instructions, the smooth function...
IIT Delhi researchers develop affordable test for COVID-19
The "probe-free detection assay" developed by the researchers at the prestigious i...
Harsh Vardhan lauds NCDC's role in containment & management of COVID-19
As on date, cumulatively 1,87,904 persons are under surveillance, and around 35,073 have completed the 28-day observation period. Of the total samples tested (12,872), 2,023 samples have been tested by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), an official statement said.
FICCI FLO to organize online Hackathon to find non-medical solutions for Covid-19
The top 300 teams will be mentored by an expert Indian and an EU panel at every step online over a 48-hour Hackathon from 27th – 29th March. The top 3 ideas will get a cash prize up to Rs one lakh and the top 15 finalists will represent India at the global ‘Hack the Crisis – World’.
Covid Survival Guide: What you should do if you want to get yourself tested
Till now, ICMR had only been conducting tests on symptomatic patients. India’s apex medical body intensified random sampling last week, including people who display flu-like symptoms but don’t have any history of travel to outbreak zones to determine whether community transmission is taking place.
SAI centres to be used as quarantine facilities to tackle COVID-19: Sports Ministry
The decision to allow all SAI regional centres, stadiums and hostels to be used as quarantine facilities was taken following a request from the Health Ministry. "Yes, we have decided to allow all our centres to be used as quarantine facilities after the Health Ministry asked for it. It is a pandemic and all the SAI centres are public properties," Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya told PTI.
Share market update: Nifty Financial Services index up; ICICI Pru zooms 20%
The Nifty Financial Services index was trading 8.8 per cent up at 9159.6 .
IT captives see project delays amid lockdown
Technology captives of global organisations in India have gained prominence over the years and started developing crucial software for their parent organisations. India currently houses more than 1,200 such GICs and majority of them are focused on technology development.
Covid-19 impact: Demand grows for work from home for government officials
VPN access essentially allows secure access to government officials to process government work and files from home. Currently, only officials above the deputy secretary level are allowed this access.
Coronavirus Fallout: Government puts key economic surveys on hold
The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mo-SPI) has been carrying out the Seventh Economic Census since July 29 last year, but the pace of its data collection has slowed.
Centre asks states to sell masks and sanitisers through ration shops
The consumer affairs ministry has asked states to distribute hygiene products such as hand sanitizers and face masks through ration shops at fair prices and easy availability.
Delhi Master Plan change paves way for Central Vista development
The Centre on Friday notified change in land use in Master Plan for Delhi 2021 paving way for redevelopment of Central Vista and construction of a new Parliament building and common secretariat.
Four of Pune woman’s kin test positive for Covid 19
The woman does not have travel history to a foreign country, but she visited Vashi in neighbouring Navi Mumbai to attend a wedding on March 3. The district administration on Saturday said a team from the Union Health Ministry has arrived in Pune to check on the woman.
Mumbai based IPCA gets a shot in the arm as USFDA suspends import ban for key Covid-19 drug
IPCA has a market share of nearly 70% of these drugs, as it is one of the largest suppliers of the active pharmaceutical ingredient of these medicines to several large multinational drug companies. Since the Covid-19 outbreak the company has supplied nearly 5 lakh tablets across the world.
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