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PM-KISAN: Agriculture ministry tells Parliament Rs 23,727 crore yet to be used

India, Feb. 11 -- Rs 2,326.88 crore of Rs 139,370.15 crore was disbursed to thoseineligible for the scheme; Rs 231.76 crore has been recovered The Union government was yet to spend Rs 23,727 crore of... Read More


Doubling ship recycling capacity by 2024: Are we ready?

India, Feb. 11 -- The industry is an economic driver for India,but entails several occupational hazards and environmental implications Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Union Budget 20... Read More


The struggle to get inclusive education to south Odisha's tribal children

India, Feb. 11 -- Already marginalised, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on tribal groups, especially children in Koraput; but civil society is trying its best to undo the damage In the past few years,... Read More


India lost crops on 18 million hectares to extreme floods from 2017-2019: Govt

India, Feb. 11 -- Madhya Pradesh hardest-hit; figures show gross underestimation of crop losses due to floods India has suffered a huge crop loss on 18.176 million hectares (mha) of land, roughly 8.5... Read More


Chamoli glacier burst: Himalayan blunders compounded

India, Feb. 11 -- The issue is about carrying capacity of the fragile region, which is even more at risk because of climate change The flash flood in high Himalayas, which has claimed lives and wiped... Read More


Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: What do WHO recommendations say

India, Feb. 11 -- Health workers at high risk of exposure and older people - including those aged 65 or older - should be given priority for Oxford / AstraZenecaCOVID-19 vaccine Health workers at hig... Read More


Union Budget 2021-22: Do states have much to cheer for?

India, Feb. 11 -- The recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission are unlikely to make much of a difference to cash-strapped states The recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission accepted by t... Read More


India at the center of world energy stage, will experience gains: IEA director

India, Feb. 11 -- The report stated that as China moves towards a service-based economy, India could pivot its growth in the energy sector India has arrived at the center of the world energy stage: I... Read More


As told to Parliament (February 11, 2021): No ban on petrol, diesel cars in near future

India, Feb. 11 -- All that was discussed in the House through the day The Union government did not have any plans to impose a ban on the use of diesel and petrol cars throughout India in the near fut... Read More


Elephant shot, tusks hacked off in Odisha's Dhenkanal forest division

India, Feb. 11 -- Poachers armed with guns drive away forest guards A wild male elephant was gunned down in the Hindol forest range of Odisha's Dhenkanal district February 10, 2021 and its tusks hack... Read More