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Innovative financial products for farmers, small entrepreneurs and SHGs neded: Prime...

New Delhi, Feb 26 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the financial sector to create innovative products for farmers, the fishing community, street vendors and Self Help Groups. He said Aatmanirbhar Bharat will not be made only by big industry and big cities. Aatmnirbhar Bharat will be created in the villages by the hard work of small entrepreneurs and common people.

ECI announces polling dates for West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala,...

New Delhi, Feb 26 (UNI) The state of Assam will go to polls for Assembly elections in three on March 27, April 1 and 6, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in one phase on April 6, while West Bengal in eight phases on March 27, April 1,6,10,17,22, 26 and 29, with counting of all states and the UT on May 2, Election Commission of India announced here on Friday evening.

PM to inaugurate Toy Fair on Feb 27

New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 'The India Toy Fair 2021' on February 27 via video conferencing. The Fair, which will be held from February 27 to March 2, aims to bring together all stakeholders including buyers, sellers, students, teachers, designers etc on a virtual platform to create sustainable linkages and encourage dialogue for the overall development of the industry.

Delhi reports ‘zero’ COVID deaths in past one day

New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) The national capital -- Delhi -- for the fourth time in this month has reported zero casualties during the past 24 hours. As many as 220 new cases were detected in the past one day. The fresh figures have taken the capital caseload to 6,38,593 while the death toll remained steady at 10,905.

Delhi govt to replace fleet of cars with electric vehicles

New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) The Delhi government on Thursday announced that it will change its entire fleet of hired cars with electric vehicles within six months. 'This will go a long way in curbing pollution in Delhi. Delhi is fast becoming a modern city. Every Indian is proud of Delhi,' Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal posted on twitter.

Jal Shakti Ministry chooses 12 sites for ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’

New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) The Ministry of Jal Shakti on Thursday announced the selection of 12 iconic sites for transforming them to Swachh Tourist Destinations under Phase IV of the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP).

NEP 2020 aligned to 2030 agenda of sustainable development: Pokhriyal

New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday said National Education Policy 2020 is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. "Built on the foundational pillars of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability, NEP 2020 is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and a global knowledge superpower," the Education Minister said while delivering an inaugural address at the 16th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2021.

COVID: India to vaccinate senior citizens from March 1

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that people aged over 60 and those above 45 years with co-morbidities will be inoculated at 10,000 government and over 20,000 private vaccination centres from March 1. The Minister apprised that the proposal was approved at a meeting of the Union Cabinet which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. People will receive the COVID vaccine jab free of cost at government centres.

PM remembers Jayalalithaa, lauds her for empowering women

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday remembered former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary and hailed her for empowering the 'Nari Shakti'. Remembering the late leader on her 73rd birth anniversary, Mr Modi posted on twitter, 'She also made noteworthy efforts to empower our Nari Shakti. I will always cherish my several interactions with her.'

India reports 13,742 new COVID cases, 104 deaths

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) India recorded 13,742 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the country caseload to 1,10,30,176, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Besides, the country also reported 104 more fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 1,56,567. Now, the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.
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