NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.com/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News International passenger flights from India to remain suspended till Nov 30: DGCA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403192 NAT The Director General of Civil Association, DGCA today said, International scheduled commercial passenger flights from India will remain suspended until 30th November. North-East Monsoon begins as South-West Monsoon withdraws completely: IMD http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403190 NAT The North-East Monsoon has set in today. The monsoon covers the whole of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and parts of Southern Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Karnataka and Kerala. COVID recovery rate improves to 90.85 per cent http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403175 NAT India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID. The national recovery rate has reached 90.85 per cent. RBI asks lending institutions to implement waiver of interest on interest scheme http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403180 NAT The Reserve Bank has asked all lending institutions to credit the interest waiver on loans upto two crore rupees for the six months moratorium period beginning March 1, 2020. Covid-19: Govt extends guidelines for re-opening till November end http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403139 NAT Government has extended the Guidelines for Re-opening of activities issued on 30th of last month till end of November this year. The Union Home Ministry in its order issued today informed about the extension and reiterated that the resumption of normal activities does not mean the end of the pandemi India, US committed to uphold territorial integrity & sovereignty of all nations: Rajnath Singh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403174 NAT India and US yesterday held the 3rd bilateral two plus two Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi and signed the landmark defence pact, the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, BECA. Paddy procurement at MSP by govt registers increase of nearly 18.6 % this year http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403144 NAT Paddy procurement at MSP by Government has registered an increase of nearly 18.6 per cent this year. Government has said that compared to previous year's corresponding purchase so far, paddy procurement under Kharif 2020-21 Marketing season has witnessed a huge upsurge. Piyush Goyal calls upon global community to ensure timely & equitable availability of vaccines & medicines for COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403159 NAT Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has called upon the global community to ensure timely and equitable availability of vaccines and medicines for COVID-19, in sufficient quantities and affordable prices. India Post, US Postal Service sign agreement for electronic exchange of customs data http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403156 NAT Department of Posts and United States Postal Service, USPS have entered into an agreement for electronic exchange of customs data related to postal shipments exchanged between the two countries. Futuristic vision combined with decisiveness provided India with solid Startup ecosystem: Piyush Goyal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403138 NAT Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal today said that futuristic vision combined with decisiveness has provided India with a solid Startup ecosystem. PM Modi appeals countrymen to strengthen India in battle against corruption http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403101 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that administrative processes have to be transparent, responsible, accountable and answerable to the people for development. BRICS countries need to intensify their collective fight against terrorism: LS Speaker Om Birla http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403150 NAT Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today said that BRICS countries need to intensify their collective fight against terrorism which poses the biggest threat to humankind. V Prez Venkaiah Naidu launches virtual festival of ‘Parampara Series 2020-National Festival of Music and Dance’ http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403151 NAT Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today said that music and dance can provide relief from the anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. US Secy of State Michael R Pompeo, Secy of Defense Dr Mark T Esper call on PM Modi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403146 NAT U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T Esper called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today. Arjun Munda launches two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403145 NAT Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare today. These centers were launched in collaboration between the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living through video conference. India, US hold 3rd bilateral two plus two Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi; sign landmark defence pact BECA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403099 NAT India and US today held the 3rd bilateral two plus two Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi and signed the landmark defence pact BECA. Northern Command celebrates 74th Infantry Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403135 NAT 74th Infantry Day was celebrated by Northern Command today with traditional wreath laying ceremony at the Dhruva Shahid Smarak in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir PM Modi greets all ranks of infantry on special occasion of Infantry Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403131 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted to all ranks of the courageous infantry on the special occasion of Infantry Day. Govt declares 18 more individuals as terrorists under UAPA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403130 NAT 18 more individuals have been declared as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. PM Modi speaks to beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from UP http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403100 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people of the country to not to become lenient about precautions related to Corona during this festive season and with the strict adherence to social distancing we will be able to defeat the deadly virus. BRICS Parliamentary Forum to be held in virtual format today http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403127 NAT The BRICS Parliamentary Forum will be held in virtual format this evening. President Ram Nath Kovind pays homage to former President K.R. Narayanan on his birth anniversary http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403124 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind today paid homage to former President K.R. Narayanan on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Toy Bank Centers working across country to provide toys to kids who cannot afford http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403123 NAT Toy Bank Centers are working across the country to provide toys to those kids who cannot afford toys by tying up with various schools. NSA Ajit Doval holds meeting with US Secretary of State & US Secretary of Defence in New Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403122 NAT National Security Adviser Ajit Doval had a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper at South Block in New Delhi today. IT Dept. conducts search & seizure on 42 premises across Delhi- NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403121 NAT The Income tax Department on Monday carried out a search and seizure action on a large network of individuals running the racket of entry operation and generation of huge cash through fake billing. India's Fatality Rate from COVID-19 declines to 1.5%: Health Ministry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403116 NAT Ministry of Health has said that on a steady decline, India's Fatality Rate from COVID-19 has touched 1.5 per cent. EAM Dr. S Jaishankar meets his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in New Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403102 NAT External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar met his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in New Delhi on Monday evening. PM Modi says self reliant India will be a force multiplier for world economy http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403083 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India's energy sector will be growth-centric, industry-friendly and environment conscious. COVID- 19 recovery rate improves to 90.23% http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403054 NAT India has achieved a significant milestone in its fight against COVID as the national recovery rate has reached 90.23 per cent. Rajnath Singh holds bilateral delegation level meeting with US counterpart Mark Esper; EAM Jaishankar meets his US counterpart Mike Pompeo http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403069 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral delegation level meeting with US counterpart Mark Esper this evening. EAM S. Jaishankar congratulates his Austrian counterpart & people of Austria on their National Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403081 NAT External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar today congratulated his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg and the government and people of Austria on their National Day. Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda to launch two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403078 NAT Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda will launch two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare through video conference tomorrow. Nation to celebrate 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel on Oct 31 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403075 NAT The nation celebrates 145th Birth Anniversary of India's Iron Man, Sardar Patel on 31st Oct. Former Union Minister Dilip Ray sentenced to 3 year imprisonment in coal scam case http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403073 NAT A special CBI court today sentenced former Union minister Dilip Ray to 3-yr imprisonment in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999. PM Modi to interact with CEOs of leading Global Oil and Gas Companies this evening http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403051 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with CEOs of leading Global Oil and Gas Companies in the annual event organized by NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas today through video conferencing. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar condemns Mehbooba Mufti's statement on National Flag http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403070 NAT Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has condemned the statement of Mehbooba Mufti on the National Flag saying that the insult of the tricolor is absolutely unacceptable. Veteran Gujarati Singer Mahesh Kanodia passes away; PM expresses grief http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403057 NAT Veteran Gujarati film musician, singer and former Lok Sabha MP from Patan constituency Mahesh Kanodia has passed away following prolonged illness. 4-day Commanders’ Conference of Indian Army to begin in New Delhi today http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403056 NAT A 4-day Commanders’ Conference of Indian Army will begin today in New Delhi. Phase-7 of Vande Bharat Mission to begin from October 29 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403055 NAT Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the Phase-7 of Vande Bharat Mission will begin from Thursday, 29th October. COVID-19 recovery rate touches 90 per cent http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403013 NAT India has crossed a significant milestone in its fight against COVID, as the recovery rate reached 90 per cent yesterday. Over 70 lakh 78 thousand patients have recovered from this highly infectious disease in the country so far. The active caseload of the country has also fallen below 8.5 per cent. Paddy procurement gains momentum during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season; Over 144 lakh tonnes paddy procured so far http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403026 NAT Government today said that paddy procurement has gained momentum during the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season showing an increase of 23 per cent over the last year. In his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, PM urges people to go for local products during festive shopping http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403023 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people of the country to give priority to local products while shopping during this festive season. PM Narendra Modi says, country has given a befitting reply to forces trying to divide the nation http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402903 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people of the country to give priority to local products while shopping during this festive season. PM Modi expresses grief over demise of ISKCON President Jashomatinandan Das http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403028 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Jashomatinandan Das, the president of ISKCON Mandir Ahmedabad and Zonal Secretary of ISKCON Gujarat. India celebrates the festival of Dussehra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403039 NAT The festival of Vijaya Dashmi and Dussehra, which marks the triumph of good over evil was celebrated today amid COVID-19 restrictions. Dates of closing of Char Dham portals for winter season announced on Vijayadashami http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403029 NAT In Uttarakhand, the date of closing of portals of four shrines for the winter season has been announced on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami. Defence Minister says India wants to end border tension with China peacefully at the same time will not let anyone take even an inch of our land http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403009 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today asserted India wants that the Indo-China border tension to end and peace preserved, at the same time will not let anyone take even an inch of our land. Last date for filing of Income Tax and GST returns extended till 31st of December http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403005 NAT Government has extended the due date for filing GST Annual Return in FORM GSTR-9 and GSTR-9A and Reconciliation Statement in FORM GSTR-9C for Financial Year 2018-19 from 31st October to 31st December, 2020. President, Vice President and Prime Minister greet nation on the occasion of Dussehra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403006 NAT The festival of Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is being celebrated across the country today. The festival is celebrated to remember Lord Rama's victory over Ravana, marking the triumph of good over evil. Prime Minister to inaugurate National Conference on Vigilance and Anti Corruption on Oct 27 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403019 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, on the theme of 'Vigilant India, Prosperous India' on Tuesday via video conferencing. PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403017 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday via video conferencing. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh will also be present on the occasion. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says Corona vaccine likely be available in country by January 2021 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403004 NAT Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has expressed hope that Covid-19 vaccine will be made available in the country by January next year. Government says Paddy procurement in current season exceeds by 23.91 pct http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402983 NAT Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is going on at good pace in the procuring States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and Kerala. India will uphold interests of developing world at UNSC: EAM S Jaishankar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402979 NAT External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said reformed multilateralism has become an essential imperative as UN marks its 75th Anniversary. Pakistan Army initiates unprovoked firing along LoC in J&K’s Poonch district http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403000 NAT In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along the LoC in Degwar sector of district Poonch in the evening today. 3 crore dwellings constructed under PMAY in country so far: Javadekar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402996 NAT Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar has said that three crore dwellings have so far been constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Dr Harsh Vardhan expresses hope that Covid-19 vaccine will be made available in country by January next year http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=403002 NAT Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has expressed hope that Covid-19 vaccine will be made available in the country by January next year. MoS for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan inaugurates philately exhibition on ‘India and the UN: A Postal History’ http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402997 NAT On the occasion of the 75th UN Day, Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan inaugurated a philately exhibition on ‘India and the UN: A Postal History’. Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns by individual taxpayers till Dec 31 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402982 NAT To provide more time to taxpayers for furnishing of Income Tax Returns, the Central government has extended the deadline for filing returns by individual taxpayers for Financial Year 2019-20 till 31st of December this year. Total recoveries of COVID-19 cross 70 lakh in country; recovery rate improves to 89.78 pct http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402962 NAT The Health Ministry today said more than 70 lakh people have recovered from COVID-19 infection in the country. In the last 24 hours, more than 67 thousand have recovered. PM launches three key projects in Gujarat; says efforts on to connect every village with better health facilities http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402948 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually launched 3 key projects in Gujarat today. PM inaugurates country's biggest cardiac hospital in Ahmedabad and world's longest temple ropeway at Junagadh in Girnar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402971 NAT Prime Minister Modi e-dedicated country's biggest cardiac hospital at U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center and launched a Mobile Application for tele-cardiology at Civil Hospital campus in Ahmedabad. Indian Army shoot down Pak's quadcopter in north Kashmir's Kupwara district http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402976 NAT Jammu and Kashmir, the Srinagar based Chinar Corps of Indian Army has tweeted that a Pakistan Army quadcopter, "DJI Mavic 2 Pro model " has been shot down by the army in Keran Sector along the Line of Control in north Kashmir's Kupwara district this morning. COVID-19 relief: Govt waives interest on interest for loans up to 2 crore rupees http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402975 NAT The Central government has approved a scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment of difference between compound interest and simple interest for six months to borrowers in specified loan accounts to mitigate COVID19 effect. Indian Navy operationalises first batch of 3 women pilots on Dornier Aircraft at Kochi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402974 NAT Indian Navy has operationalized the first batch of three Women Pilots on Dornier Aircraft by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi. Government imposes stock limit to check rise in onion prices http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402911 NAT The Government has said it has taken steps to moderate prices and availability of onion in the country. Government approves setting up of 47 additional ITBP outposts to step up vigil along border http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402963 NAT Government has given consent to Indo-Tibetan Border Police, ITBP to set up 47 additional border outposts to step up vigil along the border. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says next three months are crucial for country in fight against COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402918 NAT Health minister Harsh Vardhan has said that the next three months are going to be decisive in determining the situation of Covid-19 in the country. PNB MD & CEO advises customers to take enough precautions while doing online transactions http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402968 NAT To improve the customer base further, India’s second largest public sector bank Punjab National Bank is going for the last mile connect, across the country. President, VP, PM Modi greet citizens on Durga Puja http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402953 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted citizens on Durga Puja. PM Modi to interact with CEOs of leading global oil and gas firms on Monday http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402951 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with CEOs of leading Global Oil and Gas Companies in the annual event organized by NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Monday through video conferencing. PM Modi to interact with CEOs of leading Global Oil & Gas Cos on Monday http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402940 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with CEOs of leading Global Oil and Gas Companies in the annual event organized by NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Monday evening through video conferencing. President Ram Nath Kovind greets citizens on Durga Puja http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402939 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted citizens on Durga Puja. UPSC announces result of Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam, 2020 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402938 NAT The Union Public Service Commission, UPSC today declared the result of The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020. The exam was held on 4th of this month. LS Speaker Om Birla chairs review meeting regarding construction of New Parliament House http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402936 NAT Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today chaired a review meeting regarding the construction of the New Parliament House today. MEA, IHC in Kenya working on return of 33 Indians stuck in Mogadishu & Somalia: EAM S Jaishankar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402932 NAT Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian High Commission in Kenya are working on the return of 33 Indians stuck in Mogadishu and Somalia, said Union Minister S Jaishankar today. War memorial of 1962 braveheart, Sub Joginder Singh inaugurated at Bum La http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402927 NAT Under the patronage of Arunachal Government and with efforts of Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, a War Memorial has been constructed at Bum La, where Sub Joginder Singh, 1st Battalion the Sikh Regt made the supreme sacrifice. COVID recovery rate in country improves to 89.53% http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402770 NAT India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19. The active caseload of the country has fallen below seven lakh for the first time after nearly two months. Finance Ministry releases Rs. 6,000 crore to states to address shortfall in GST revenue http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402921 NAT The Central Government today borrowed and transferred six thousand crore rupees as first tranche to 16 States and two Union Territories. Centre extends ESI Scheme to Arunachal Pradesh from Nov 1 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402916 NAT In its continuous endeavor to cover more workers under ESI Scheme, the Centre has extended the Employees' State Insurance, ESI Scheme to Arunachal Pradesh from 1st of next month. NIT-Trichy gets two fellowships under PM’s Research Fellows Scheme http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402912 NAT National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy has been awarded two fellowships under the Prime Minister’s Research Fellows’ (PMRF) Scheme. Ministry of Earth Sciences dedicates Flash Flood Guidance services for South Asian countries http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402907 NAT Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. M. Rajeevan dedicated Flash Flood Guidance services, first of its kind for South Asian countries namely India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. India assumes Chairmanship of Governing Body of ILO after 35 years http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402906 NAT After 35 years, India has assumed the Chairmanship of the Governing Body of International Labour Organization, ILO. Lt. General N K Sahoo takes charge as of DG, Dental Services & Colonel Commandant of ADC http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402905 NAT Lieutenant General Nanda Kishore Sahoo has taken the charge as of Director General, Dental Services and Colonel Commandant of Army Dental Corps. Govt rejects notice in social media claiming postponement of CTET-2020 exam http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402902 NAT Government today rejected a notice circulating on social media which claims that the CTET-2020 examination has been postponed to 5th November 2020. India and US to hold two plus two Ministerial Dialogue on Oct 27 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402824 NAT External Affairs Ministry said the third India-US 22 Ministerial Dialogue to be held on 27th October will entail a comprehensive discussion on cross-cutting bilateral issues of mutual interest. CBSE introduces facial recognition systems for accessing digital documents http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402871 NAT Using the state of the art Facial Recognition System, CBSE will enable students, to download their digital academic documents of class X and XII. Govt allows all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India for any purpose, except on tourist visa http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402873 NAT The government has decided to permit all OCI and PIO card holders and all other foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose, except on a Tourist Visa to enter by air or water routes through authorized airports and seaport immigration check posts. Maha Saptami being celebrated across the country with religious fervor & gaiety http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402896 NAT Maha Saptami is being celebrated across the country with religious fervor and gaiety. Today is Mahasaptami Puja of five-day Durgotsav. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin gets nod for phase 3 clinical trials http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402893 NAT India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has received the nod for Phase-3 clinical trials in the country. Several States, UTs exhibiting COVID-19 positivity rate higher than national average: Health Ministry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402879 NAT Government today said that India's cumulative Positivity Rate is 7.81 per cent and the daily figure is 3.8 per cent. Navy Chief reviews operational preparedness & combat-readiness of Indian Navy’s principal combatants http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402857 NAT Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh has reviewed the operational preparedness and combat-readiness of the Indian Navy’s principal combatants. EAM S Jaishankar holds virtual meeting with his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402858 NAT External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a virtual meeting with his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita yesterday. India Govt under PM Modi committed to policy of zero tolerance against corruption: Dr Jitendra Singh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402851 NAT India today reiterated its commitment for eradication of corruption. Speaking at the 1st ever Ministerial Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh. AYUSH Minister inaugurates Regional Raw Drug Repository at AIIA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402843 NAT AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the Regional Raw Drug Repository today at All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi through a virtual function. Dept of Posts to release stamp on 75th anniversary of United Nations http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402841 NAT Department of Posts will be releasing a stamp tomorrow in the presence of External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on the eve of 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Tamil Nadu CM extends birthday greetings to Union Home Minister Amit Shah http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402834 NAT Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has extended his birthday greetings to Union Home Minister Amit Shah today. Total 19.40 lakh Indian nationals repatriated through Vande Bharat Mission: MEA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402833 NAT A total of 19.40 lakh Indian nationals have been repatriated through the Vande Bharat Mission. Govt continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402831 NAT Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Indian Railways reserveds 20% vacancies for apprentices: Rail Ministry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402829 NAT Rail Ministry today said Indian Railways has reserved 20 percent vacancies for apprentices in over one lakh notified vacancies for level-1 recruitment currently under process. Pakistan forces continue to engage in unprovoked ceasefire violation: MEA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402828 NAT India today said Pakistan forces have continued to engage in unprovoked ceasefire violation and often these violations happen at civilian areas to support infiltration of terrorists across LoC. New series of CPI for industrial workers released with 2016 as base year http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402799 NAT Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar today released the new series of Consumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) with 2016 Base Year in New Delhi. Centre’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan would be strengthened from Bengal: PM Modi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402776 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually addressed the people of West Bengal on the occasion of Durga Puja and asserted that the Centre’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan would be strengthened from Bengal. India, China continue talks through diplomatic & military channels to peacefully resolve issues along LAC: MEA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402826 NAT India and China continue to have discussions through both diplomatic and military channels to peacefully resolve the issues along the LAC in India China Border areas. Indigenously built ASW Corvette -‘Kavaratti’ commissioned into Indian Navy by Army Chief http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402764 NAT INS Kavaratti, an Anti-Submarine Warfare stealth corvette was commissioned into the Indian Navy today by Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane at a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. NDA govt launches various schemes for farmers' empowerment: JP Nadda http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402816 NAT BJP President JP Nadda has said NDA government has launched various schemes for the empowerment of farmers. Culture & Tourism Minister virtually launches Life in Miniature project http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402813 NAT Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel virtually launched Life in Miniature project today. Ministry of Shipping amends Right of First Refusal licensing conditions to boost shipbuilding in India http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402811 NAT Ministry of Shipping has amended the Right of First Refusal licensing conditions to boost shipbuilding in India. About 11.58 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees to get bonus equivalent to 78-day wages http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402810 NAT Railways Ministry has said that about 11.58 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees have been granted bonus equivalent to 78 days wages for 2019-20. Govt permits entry of all international travellers except on tourist visa to enter by air or water routes http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402806 NAT The government has decided to permit all OCI and PIO card holders and all other foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose, except on a Tourist Visa to enter by air or water routes through authorized airports and seaport immigration check posts. DRDO successfully conducts final trial of Nag anti-tank guided missile in Pokhran range http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402797 NAT India today successfully carried out the final trial of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)-developed Nag anti-tank guided missile with a warhead. Information & Technology Secy writes to Twitter CEO; conveys strong disapproval of govt over misrepresentation of India's map http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402805 NAT Information and Technology Secretary, Ajay Sawhney has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey conveying strong disapproval of Government over misrepresentation of India's map. India continues to report one of the lowest cases per million population: Health Ministry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402766 NAT Health Ministry today said that on the global scale, India continues to report one of the lowest cases per million population. ICMR validates efficacy of COVIRAP for detection of COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402782 NAT The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has validated the efficacy of COVIRAP for the detection of COVID-19. V Prez Venkaiah Naidu pays tributes to Ashfaqulla Khan on his birth anniversary http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402788 NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today paid tributes to the revolutionary freedom fighter Ashfaqulla Khan on his birth anniversary. Sushil Kumar Singhal accredited as next High Commissioner of India to Solomon Islands http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402783 NAT Sushil Kumar Singhal, a 2000-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Solomon Islands. India to host third India-US 22 Ministerial Dialogue on Oct 27 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402765 NAT India will be hosting the Third India-US 22 Ministerial Dialogue on 27th of October in New Delhi. India is democratic polity based on rule of law & independent judiciary: MEA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402762 NAT India has strongly reacted to the comments of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on an issue relating to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. India, Bangladesh to operate 28 flights per week each between two countries http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402718 NAT An air bubble arrangement is now in place between India and Bangladesh to further widen international civil aviation operations. Govt to release onion from buffer stock in calibrated manner from 2nd half of Sept http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=402752 NAT The government has said that it has built up onion buffer stock from the Rabi onion - 2020.