Bengal, Odisha, six other eastern states highly vulnerable to climate change: Report

The vulnerable states are Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal. 

17 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Indian double mutant strain found in US, Germany, UK, two other nations

The variant has a particularly increased prevalence in Maharashtra, where the strain was present at a very low frequency since October 2020.

11 Apr 2021

Approval to 837 plans: Appraisal of infrastructure projects peaks in three years

By May 2020, around 200 projects were considered and some panel members remarked that the time given to them to scrutinise the projects was less than adequate.

29 Mar 2021

Highest global COVID-19 contact rate in India

Indian Supermodel for Covid predicts national peak of second wave by mid-April with 70-80K new cases daily

26 Mar 2021

Dissent in Congress: More Jammu-like G23 meets lined up, party wary of taking action

With four states and a Union Territory set to face Assembly elections soon, the party leadership is treading cautiously even as the G23 seeks to fan out in Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

03 Mar 2021

CRZ notification: Environment Ministry to evaluate contested coastal projects

The ministry cited a Supreme Court order dated April 2020 in a case involving violation by a company. The apex court has mentioned that closure of the industries are not warranted.

01 Mar 2021

Kerala, Assam assembly polls litmus test for Rahul Gandhi before Congress elects own president 

The Assembly elections fought under Congress leader Rahul Gandhi would also have an impact on the presidential elections in the party scheduled to be held after these elections.

27 Feb 2021

Gujarat municipal election results show beleaguered Congress yet to arrest poll slide

The infighting in the Gujarat Congress has eroded its electoral base with several MLAs crossing over to the BJP since 2017.

24 Feb 2021

Centre bats for long-term green clearance to projects

The proposal comes even as the Environment ministry has claimed to have streamlined the green clearance process to cut down the time for according approvals to projects in various sectors. 

23 Feb 2021

Archive of Covid escape variants now in India

This encompassed a total of 146 unique variants spanning spike protein, ORF1ab and ORF3.

21 Feb 2021

Holy cow! NRIs log in for national online bovine test

The purpose of the exam is to spread awareness about the unexplored potential and business opportunities the cow can offer.

19 Feb 2021

Holy cow! NRIs log in for online bovine test

Nearly one lakh NRIs have registered to take the test while at least 15% overseas applicants include foreign nationals.

19 Feb 2021

Threat of major earthquake over 8.0 magnitude looms over Himalayan arc

Following the gentle tremor in northern India on Friday, it has emerged that the entire Himalayan arc is poised to produce a sequence of great earthquakes over 8.0 magnitude.

14 Feb 2021

Mallikarjun Kharge supersedes Anand Sharma to become LoP in Rajya Sabha

With Kharge, the party has brought in a Gandhi loyalist who will toe the party line and avoid embarrassing situations.

13 Feb 2021

Ministry vs ministry over future of 6 hydel projects

Two ministries at the Centre are banging their heads unable to take a call on the way forward. 

09 Feb 2021