Day: February 17, 2020

With ‘Mother Nature in charge,’ dams unleash floodwaters

JACKSON, Miss. — Days and days of heavy rain have created a dilemma for authorities managing dams along swollen rivers in Mississippi and Tennessee. The water has to be released eventually, worsening the flooding for people living downstream. Dramatic video posted by a Tennessee fire department showed the […]

From Aus to Canada, women play key role in armed forces

New Delhi, Feb 17: Women have been playing an important role in the armed forces and even serving in combat roles in countries like Australia, Canada, Israel and New Zealand. The role of women in the armed forces assumes significance after the Supreme Court delivered a landmark verdict, directing […]

Western Command commemorates battle of Saragarhi

Dehradun, Feb 17: The Western Command on Monday held a special Light and Sound show titled “Jang-e-Saragarhi” dedicated to 21 valiant soldiers of the 36th battalion of the Sikh Regiment. The programme was held at Ranjit Singh Auditorium, Clement Town here in the presence of GOC, Western Command Lt […]

Odisha’s growth rate likely to fall to 6.16pc in FY20

Bhubaneswar, Feb 17: Natural calamities and deceleration in mining and manufacturing sectors were among the key factors that may lower Odisha’s economic growth to 6.16 per cent in the 2019-20 fiscal, a state government report showed on Monday. Odisha’s growth rate was 7.90 per cent in the last financial […]

Vice President emphasizes the need for ethical corporate governance in Industry

open view news desk The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today emphasizes the need for ethical corporate governance in Indian Industry. Speaking at the centenary year celebrations of the Jamshedpur city, the Vice President said that some people took undue advantage of the system, and […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh wholeheartedly welcomes Supreme Court’s judgement on Permanent Commission for women in Army

open view news desk Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has welcomed the Supreme Court’s judgement on Permanent Commission for women in Army. “I wholeheartedly welcome Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement on giving the Women officers permanent commission in the Armed Forces. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has supported the […]

There is no shortage of Drugs and Medicines in India

open view news desk Keeping in view the country’s over dependence on import of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Government of India has constituted a Task Force on APIs under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya to formulate […]

Taiwan embraces cute mascots for virus prevention campaign

While China deploys stern communist slogans in its battle against a deadly new coronavirus, democratic Taiwan has embraced cuddly mascots and humour to ease public anxiety and educate on best practices. Images of cute animals have featured in daily social media updates from government agencies to tackle disinformation […]

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