Month: July 2021

Saris of dancers and musicians auctioned for a cause

Proceeds will go towards a fundraiser to support disadvantaged artistes from T.N., A.P., Karnataka Eighteen classical dancers and musicians, including Aruna Sairam, Bombay Jayashri, Malavika Sarukkai, Nityasree Mahadevan and Priyadarsini Govind, donated their saris to an online auction — “6 Yards of Hope”. The auction, held over two weeks, fetched around ₹2.5 lakh. The proceeds …

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Work for country’s security, Venkaiah urges research bodies

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday called upon the research community and institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), to come up with intelligent solutions to prevent any sinister plans of terrorists to hurt the country’s interests. After visiting the country’s first 3D Printed House in India on the IIT-Madras campus, Mr. Naidu …

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Noida admin attaches flats, villas worth over ₹344 crore over dues on builders

The properties would be soon put on e-auction to recover the money the developers owe to the government, stated the order issued by Additional District Magistrate (Finance and Revenue) Vandita Shrivastava. PTI | , Noida PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 05:40 AM IST The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration Wednesday attached flats, villas and land plots …

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Improve infrastructure in govt. institutions: Dalit body

Improving the infrastructure in government-run educational institutions, increasing post-matric scholarships and revitalising students’ unions in universities and colleges were some of the key suggestions sent to the Chief Minister by Dalit Intellectual Collective on the interventions needed to enhance the quality of schools and higher education in the State. Addressing the media on Wednesday, C. …

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GST Day: 4 years since rollout of tax reform, India to prize timely returns

India marks the fourth anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Thursday. The date of July 1 has been designated by the central government as ‘GST Day’, observed every year to mark the roll-out of the historic tax reform. This year on GST day, the Union ministry of finance will issue certificates of …

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Black carbon linked to premature mortality

Black carbon results from incomplete burning of fossil fuel and studies have previously linked it to global warming. Black carbon (BC), a form of particulate matter that results from carbon emissions, was most associated with premature mortality, according to a study that tracked mortality rates from different classes of air pollutants in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. …

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Mamata launches student credit card scheme, fulfils a poll promise

Education loan up to ₹10 lakh will be made available for higher studies in India and abroad West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday fulfilled a promise made during the Assembly polls and launched the “Students Credit Card” scheme where an education loan up to ₹10 lakh will be made available for higher studies …

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