Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was a need to start conserving water right away and that the Jal Shakti Ministry would be launching a 100-day “catch the rain” campaign soon. Mr. Modi was speaking during his monthly radio address, Mann Ki Baat, when he said there was a need to have collective responsibility with regard to water conservation. “In most parts of India, rainfall begins in May-June. Can we right away start a 100-day campaign for the sake of cleaning up water sources around us and conserving rainwater? With this very thought in mind, in a few days from now, Jal Shakti Abhiyan ‘catch the rain’ is being initiated by the Jal Shakti Ministry,” he said, according to the English translation of his address provided by the government. Since it happened to be National Science Day on Sunday, Mr. Modi said the youth should learn about the history of science in India and scientists. “Friends, when we talk of science then many a time people restrict it to ... » Learn More about Mann ki Baat | PM Modi calls for 100-day water conservation campaign
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JAIPUR : The civic agencies are planning to take action against the developers who have violated parking laws and constructed shops or flats in the approved areas. After receiving many complaints from residents, the proposal was discussed and approved in the recent Traffic Control Board (TCB) meeting and decision was taken to carry a joint drive to remove illegal construction from the parking areas of apartments. An official said, “Majority of the commercial and residential buildings constructed in the past did not adhered to the maps approved by the building planning committee. If a developer does not leave parking space, people are forced to keep their vehicles outside leading to congestion. Soon a joint operation will be carried out by the Jaipur Development Authority and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC). Sources said, similar decision was taken in previous TCB meetings. However, the civic bodies never acted on the proposal. In 2020, the JDA decide to the approved ... » Learn More about Builders in Rajasthan to face action for flouting parking rules
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he regrets not being able to learn the world's oldest language Tamil during his long political innings as a chief minister and prime minister. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Coimbatore, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo He stated this during his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address. The prime minister said sometimes even a very small and simple question rankles the mind. "A few days ago Aparna Reddy ji of Hyderabad asked me one such question. She said 'You have been PM for so many years and were CM for so many years. Do you ever feel that something is missing?'" Modi said. Noting that the question seemed simple but was difficult, he said, "I pondered this over and told myself that one of my shortcomings was that I could not make much effort to learn Tamil, the oldest language in the world; I could not make myself learn Tamil!" The prime minister praised the Tamil ... » Learn More about Modi regrets not learning ‘world’s oldest language’ Tamil
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IAS officer Arun Kumar Singh was on Sunday named as the next Chief Secretary of Bihar . According to a notification issued by the general administration department, the 1985-batch officer will replace incumbent Deepak Kumar who retired a year ago and completed his year-long extension on this day. Singh was earlier posted as the state's Development Commissioner. The post has now been given to Additional Chief Secretary Amir Subhani who held key departments like Home, Vigilance, Excise and Prohibition. Subhani has been replaced by Chaitanya Prasad, who was until now the Additional Chief Secretary for Water Resources . Singh is scheduled to attain the age of superannuation in August. According to a notification issued by the cabinet secretariat department, Deepak Kumar will take over as the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar . ... » Learn More about Arun Kumar Singh new Bihar chief secy, Deepak Kumar made principal secy to CM
Senior Bihar cadre IAS officer Arun Kumar Singh on Monday assumed charge as chief secretary of Bihar. This comes following an announcement by the Bihar government late on Sunday naming Singh as chief secretary following the retirement of Deepak Kumar who completed his term on February 28. As per the notification issued by the general administration department , the 1985-batch officer will replace incumbent Deepak Kumar who retired a year ago and completed his year-long extension on February 28. According to a notification issued by the cabinet secretariat department, Deepak Kumar will take over as the principal secretary to chief minister Nitish Kumar. According to the state government records, Arun, if not given service extension, will only continue at the chief secretary post for just six months as he is scheduled to retire on August 31 this year. Singh was earlier posted as the state’s Development Commissioner. The post has now been given to additional chief ... » Learn More about Senior IAS officer Arun Kumar Singh assumes Bihar chief secretary post
The existing restrictions due to coronavirus in Pune district of Maharashtra were extended till March 14 on Sunday, an official said. IMAGE: Students and workers leave for their respective cities after the Pune administration announced partial restrictions citing an increase in COVID-19 cases, in Pune. Photograph: PTI Photo These include restrictions on movement between 11 pm and 6 am for non-essential activities, as well as closure of educational institutions, he said. The order was issued by District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh and Pune Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar, he said. The COVID-19 restrictions, from which essential services are exempt, had been imposed on February 21 due to the recent spike in infection cases. The district reported 1,505 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which took its total case count to 4,06,453. The death toll in the district till Saturday night stood at 9,235, officials said. Meanwhile, in the wake of a rise in daily ... » Learn More about Covid curbs in Pune extended, curfew to be imposed in Hingoli
Sanjay Kumar Singh suggests key factors investors need to keep an eye on while choosing the direct investment route. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Rediff.com Retail participation in direct equities rose at a rapid pace last year. This is evident from the rise in the number of new demat accounts that were opened -- a record 6.8 million between April and October 2020. Non-institutional participation in the cash segment of the market, which serves as a proxy for retail participation, also went up between March and November 2020, from an average of around Rs 22,500 crore (Rs 225 billion) to Rs 35,000 crore (Rs 350 billion). Those choosing the direct investment route, however, need to bear in mind that beating professional fund managers or even the leading benchmark indices over the long term, is not an easy feat to pull off. Key factors investors need to keep an eye on Earnings revival: After a gap of many years, corporate earnings estimates for the next ... » Learn More about Planning to invest directly in equities? Read this!
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