Thursday, August 05, 2021


Over 6 lakh hectares under DSR in Punjab, Bathinda farmers show the way

CHANDIGARH: Punjab farmers have shown keen interest to adopt Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) during the current paddy season by bringing 6.01 lakh hectares (15.02 lakh acres) of area under this innovative technology, which is the highest ever in the state till date as per report of Punjab remote sensing centre , Ludhiana.

Cyber, space threats require upgraded technological responses: Prez Kovind

NEW DELHI: The emerging threats in the cyber world and space require state-of-the-art technological responses, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday.

Film festival to showcase Indian pre-independence scientific community

NEW DELHI:'Swatantrata Ka Amrit Mahotsav Ka Vigyaan Filmostav', a science film festival to highlight the role of Indian scientists, science communicators and teachers in the Indian Independence movement will be held between August 13 and 15 to mark India's 75th year of Independence.

Kalonji may help in treatment for Covid-19 infection: Study

SYDNEY: Australian researchers have found that seeds of the plant, Nigella sativa, better known as Kalonji, could be utilised in the treatment of Covid-19 infection.

Pegasus row: Editors Guild moves SC seeking probe into snooping scandal

NEW DELHI: The Editors Guild of India has moved the Supreme Court seeking an SIT probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping allegations and also a disclosure from the Centre on the alleged use of spyware for hacking and surveillance between 2017 and 2021.

Scientific collab should bring ease of living for common man'

NEW DELHI:The ultimate goal of all scientific innovations should be that it reaches every household like happened in case of space technology and the global scientific collaboration should be for bringing 'ease of living' to the common man, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Jitendra Singh said on Monday.

SC issues notice to states/UTs on scrapped section 66A of IT Act

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to all state governments and union territories (UTs) on a plea complaining that people were being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, which has been quashed by the top court.

Lakshadweep to develop high-end eco-tourism projects

Thiruvananthapuram: The Lakshadweep administration is engaged in the development of high-end eco-tourism projects at Kadamat, Suheli, and Minicoy Islands, officials said on Sunday.

GNDU Secures overall 17th position in All India Universities Ranking-2021 by INDIA TODAY

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University has jumped three steps in its national position in the “India Today Ranking-2021”. Overall, the Guru Nanak Dev University is ranked 17th among all public, ,central and state universities in the country. It has upscaled its position from 20th rank in 2020 to 17th rank in 2021.

FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13

NEW DELHI:Admitting that it is not easy to detect and remove accounts belonging to people under the age of 13, Facebook has said that it is looking at ways to convince people under age 13 to not lie about their age, including using the artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Rohit Shetty ready to defy gravity all over again

NEW DELHI:He has redefined high-octane action entertainers with his death-defying stunts, power-packed performances and sprinkle of laughter with witty lines. Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has given a new meaning to action cinema agrees that the genre in Hindi cinema has immensely evolved.

CUPB fraternity attended Prime Minister’s address to the education community on 1st Anniversary of NEP-2020

BATHINDA: The faculty, research scholars, and students of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari attended the LIVE telecast of the enlightening address by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to the education community on July 29, 2021 on the occasion of one year completion of the transformative reforms introduced under the National Education Policy – 2020 (NEP-2020).

MLA Rana inagurates PSA based oxygen plant in kapurthala

KAPURTHALA:MLA kapurthala Rana Gurjit singh today dedicated the newly established PSA based oxygen plant in isolation ward near civil hospital kapurthala which have the capacity of 1000 LPM.

Maiden Museum of Mahashaktipeeths in the Naina Devi Temple a reality now--Muses master Museologist Dr PC Sharma

SHARI NAINA DEVI JI (H.P): Inasmuch as the transnational audiences of devotees, pilgrims, tourists, historians, archaeologists and researchers at world acclaimed Shri Naina Devi Temple in district Bilaspur of Himachal Pradesh dating back to 8th century has aggrandized in millions statistic at the moment and thus there has awakened an utmost necessity for exploring, researching, documenting and strengthening historical, architectural, archival and socio-cultural characteristics associated with the Shrine in this modern era of skepticism.

Air pollution in Delhi-NCR show decreasing trend over last 4 years

NEW DELHI:An early estimate from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), has shown a decreasing trend in PM2.5 concentration over Delhi-NCR over the last four years.

Maiden Museum of Mahashaktipeeths in the Naina Devi Temple a reality now--Muses master Museologist Dr PC Sharma 

SHARI NAINA DEVI JI(H.P): Inasmuch as the transnational audiences of devotees, pilgrims, tourists,
historians, archaeologists  and researchers at  world acclaimed  Shri Naina Devi Temple in district
Bilaspur of Himachal Pradesh dating back to 8 th  century has aggrandized in millions statistic at the
moment and thus there has awakened an utmost necessity for exploring, researching, documenting 
and strengthening historical, architectural, archival and socio-cultural characteristics associated with
the Shrine in this modern era of skepticism.

US and India closely coordinating on Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: The US and India are also closely coordinating on regional security issues, such as Afghanistan.
The US supports India's emergence as a leading global power and vital partner in efforts to ensure that the Indo-Pacific is a region of peace, stability, and growing prosperity and economic inclusion.

Instagram makes accounts for users under 16 private by default

NEW DELHI: In a bid to give young users more safer, private experience on its platform, Instagram on Tuesday made it hard for potentially suspicious accounts to find young people and limiting the options advertisers have to reach young people with ads, along with defaulting people under 16 into private accounts.

WeChat suspends new users registrations in China

BEIJING:Social messaging app WeChat said on Tuesday it has temporarily suspended registration of new users in China, as the regulators in the country comes down heavily on the internet firms.

Haryana CM inaugurates Hyundai Motors India headquarters in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday inaugurated South Korean automobile major Hyundai Motors' India headquarters in Gurugram.

Card games and their increasing popularity in India

In India, card games since time immemorial have been a recreational activity. Whether it is festivals such as Diwali or social gatherings, fun remains incomplete without card games. Due to advancements made in technology in recent years, card games are significantly increasing in popularity.

Video call complaint facility launched by police in UP district

PRAYAGRAJ(Uttar Pradesh):The Prayagraj police, in a new initiative, have launched a video call complaint facility using WhatsApp, especially for senior citizens who find it difficult to travel to police stations.

Karnataka colleges to reopen on Monday as Covid cases dip

BENGALURU: With the pandemic's second wave subsiding, state-run and private colleges across Karnataka would resume classes from Monday, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Sunday.

Assam Rifles to carry mega plantation at Cherrapunji: Amit Shah

SHILLONG: Meghalaya's Cherrapunji, once credited as the wettest place on Earth, would be adopted by Assam Rifles for an ambitious plantation drive to restore the lost greenery in the world-famous spot, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.

UIPS Professor Indu Pal Kaur granted five patents in 2020-21

CHANDIGARH: The Chairperson, UIPS & Professor of Pharmaceutics, Professor Indu Pal Kaur, has been granted five (05) patents and has five (05) filed/published in the single academic year 2020-21. With this coveted achievement, she is topmost rank holder Professor in the Panjab University having the highest number of patent applications.

Karnataka unveils virtual job fair for skilled manpower

BENGALURU:The Karnataka Skill Development Board on Friday launched a month-long virtual job fair for hiring skilled manpower.
"Over 20 companies are participating in the virtual job fair to hire skilled talent in the state across verticals where opportunities are aplenty," Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on the occasion.

Crime Branch quizzes Shilpa; Kundra to stay in police custody

MUMBAI: Businessman Raj Kundra and his IT head Ryan Thorpe will remain in police custody till July 27, a magistrate ruled here on Friday.
The day was also marked by much drama at the Juhu residence of Kundra and his wife, actress and businesswoman Shilpa Shetty, after Crime Branch sleuths came calling.

Snapchat new lenses to help users train like Olympians

NEW DELHI: Popular social media platform Snapchat on Friday announced that the official Olympics account on the platform will have an innovative Augmented Reality (AR) Lens.

Shah to meet all NE CMs in Shillong, discuss law & order, Covid

SHILLONG/AGARTALA:Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet the Chief Ministers, Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police of all the eight northeastern states in Shillong on Saturday and discuss various issues, including law and order, and the Covid-19 situation, officials said.

Punjab CM welcomes Aditya Birla group for investing Rs.1500 Crore in State

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday welcomed the Aditya Birla Group for making huge investment of around Rs.1000 crores in its recent foray into paint and another Rs. 500 crores in setting up a cement unit at Rajpura.

International Organizations Recognize Dr Chatli, Dean COVS, Rampura Phul

LUDHIANA:International Register of Certificate Auditors (IRCA) and Charted Quality Institute, United Kingdom has recognised Dr Manish Kumar Chatli, Dean , College of Veterinary Science Rampura Phul of GADVASU, Ludhiana as Lead Auditor for Food Safety and Management System (FSMS). Prof. Chatli is constantly working for the welfare of the livestock farmers to improve their livelihood with quality production of livestock products, value addition, packaging and marketing. He was successfully associated with 27 research projects in his career as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI funded by various agencies Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Punjab Livestock Development Board, National Livestock Mission, ICAR, UGC, RKVY etc.

Governor lauds academic achievements of HP University

SHIMLA:While Congratulating faculty members and students the HP University on its 52nd Foundation Day today, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that education was the foundation of life and everyone remains a student throughout his life but it was important to realise the target of our education.

Villagers will be able to give suggestions directly to the government : CM Sh. Manohar Lal

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has said that the villagers will now be able to directly submit online demands/complaints and suggestions related to development works to the government. The Chief Minister said this on the occasion of launching the online portal Gram Darshan for suggestions and complaints related to development works of villages in Chandigarh today. Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala was also present during the occasion.

IIM Sirmaur organizes its4th and 5th Convocation virtually

NAHAN: The Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur hosted its 4th and 5th convocation ceremony today in virtual mode. Dr. Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall was the Chief Guest and delivered the Convocation Address. Shri Ajay S Shriram,Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Sirmaur and Chairman & Senior Managing Director, DCM Shriram Limited and Professor (Dr) Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur also graced the ceremony with their esteemed presence.

IT services firm Vee Technologies expands global footprint

BENGALURU:IT services provider Vee Technologies on Friday announced the opening of a new delivery centre in the Philippines to expand its global footprint.

Karnataka lowers stamp duty on apartments below Rs 45 lakh

BENGALURU:In a bid to revive reality sector in the state, Karnataka on Thursday decided to slash stamp duty on registration of apartments that cost Rs 35-45 lakh from five per cent to three per cent.

Himachal to open schools from Class 10 to 12 on Aug 2

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday decided to open schools, comprising residential and partially residential schools, from Class 10 to 12 from August 2, while adhering to the Covid- 19 precautions.

Punjab CS bats for clean, green, pollution free Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Reiterating the firm commitment of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government to make the state clean, green and pollution-free, the Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Thursday directed the departments concerned to take all the necessary measures to address water and air pollution issues besides ensuring proper solid and plastic waste management.

Paytm's GMV hit Rs 1,469bn in Q4FY21 - 100% growth in one year

NEW DELHI: Indias leading digital payments and financial services platform Paytm has filed for a Rs 16,600 crore IPO, which is touted to be Indias largest market debut.The company filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus on Friday, which gave insights into how the most well known brand in financial services is growing.

Pegasus is a concocted hack story: BJP

NEW DELHI: Hitting out at Amnesty International's role over the alleged snooping on prominent citizens using Israeli Pegasus spyware, the BJP on Thursday termed it a concocted hack story. The saffron party said that the global fishing expedition launched by a syndicate of media organisations put out a malicious report with no evidence.


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