Maharashtra reports 17,433 new COVID-19 cases, 13,959 recoveries and 292 deaths, taking active cases to 2,01,703, recoveries to 5,98,496 & death toll to 25,195: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/sbjILVq0vK
In response to overwhelming media interest in the meeting of the ParliamentaryStandingCommittee on InformationTechnology that just adjourned, this is all I can say: we met for some three&a half hours & unanimously agreed to resume the discussion later, incl w/ reps of @Facebook.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said: “We are hoping for a peaceful resolution of the situation on the India-China border”.
India-China standoff: The brigadier-level meet ended in a stalemate for the second consecutive day today. Another round expected tomorrow. As per sources, China is insisting to sort out the matter quickly.
A fire has broken out on the second floor of Gupta Plaza Market in Delhi’s Vikaspuri. Fire tenders have rushed to spot.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps (see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures”.
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme for bringing post-recruitment reforms in civil services.
Announcing the decision at a media briefing, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said officers and government employees will get an opportunity to improve their performance under the mission.
A council, headed by the prime minister and having chief ministers as members, will approve the civil services capacity building plans under the scheme, he said.
A 42-year-old reporter of a Marathi news channel died of COVID-19 infection on Wednesday at a newly-created jumbo care facility at COEP here in Maharashtra, a top civic official said.
West Bengal CM Mamata has written to PM Narendra Modi saying Centre’s refusal to compensate the states for GST shortfall tantamounts to breach of trust and moral responsibility of the Govt of India towards the States.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru and neighbouring areas warning of heavy rainfall today and tomorrow.
Supreme Court refuses to entertain an appeal by Netflix challenging a Bihar local court’s order which restrained it from using Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy’s name for its upcoming web series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’.
Delhi Metro will finally be reopening after over 5 months of lockdown since March. With Unlock 4, the Centre had allowed Metro train services to resume. Now, L-G Anil Baijal has approved the Kejriwal government’s proposal to reopen Delhi Metro.
After Congress, now Trinamool Congress writes to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying enough material in public domain to substantiate charges of Facebook’s bias towards BJP in the hate speech row.
A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army was reportedly killed on Wednesday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tarkundi Sector in Rajouri district. As per sources, the JCO deployed on a forward post along the Line of Control sustained injuries during ceasefire violation. He later succumbed to the injuries.
Brigade Commander-level talks between India and China to be held again today at 10 am in Chushul/Moldo to discuss the ongoing issues along the southern bank of Pangong Tso, say Indian Army sources.
A day after the Railways permitted NEET and JEE candidates to avail special suburban services in Mumbai on exam days, the national transporter has now decided to run 20 pairs of special trains from September 2 to 15 for the convenience of those appearing for these exams in Bihar. Announcing the move, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said the facility will also be extended to students appearing for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam.
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