NEWS ON AIR https://newsonair.gov.in/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 Environment Ministry organises a meeting with Municipal Commissioners from 82 cities over elimination of Single Use Plastic https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443434 NAT Environment Ministry today organised a meeting with State Government officials and Municipal Commissioners from 82 non-attainment cities for elimination of identified Single Use Plastic items. PM Modi launches several schemes and programmes at Udyami Bharat Programme in New Delhi; Gives away National MSME Awards https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443397 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government is making necessary policy changes to encourage MSME sector in the country. ISRO successfully launches PSLV C-53 rocket carrying three Singaporean satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443398 NAT The national space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation, has successfully launched three Singaporean satellites this evening from the spaceport at Sriharikota. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today releases the Business Reform Action 2020 in New Delhi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443428 NAT Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP)- 2020 in New Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today approves enhanced monetary limits for procurement of drugs and consumables for Ex-Servicemen (ECHS) https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443427 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today approved enhanced monetary limits for procurement of drugs and consumables for Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS). Health Ministry takes various initiatives to streamline Amarnath Yatra for the devotees https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443422 NAT The Health Ministry has taken various initiatives to streamline Amarnath Yatra for the devotees. Amarnath Yatra has commenced from today and will conclude on 11th August. Aadhaar Card of children not mandatory for availing the benefits of the POSHAN Scheme: WCD Ministry https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443423 NAT Women and Child Development Ministry today clarified that the Aadhaar Card of children is not mandatory for availing the benefits of the POSHAN Scheme. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greets the people on the eve of Rath Yatra https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443420 NAT Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the people on the eve of Rath Yatra. India successfully tests high-speed expendable aerial target Abhyas off Odisha coast https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443399 NAT India has successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed high-speed expendable aerial target - ABHYAS, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur off the Odisha coast. More than 193 crore 53 lakh doses of COVID vaccine provided to states, UTs so far https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443410 NAT Health Ministry today said that more than 193 crore 53 lakh vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far through the Centre's free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 197.61 crore https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443409 NAT Over 197 crore 61 lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. Muslim organisations in the country strongly condemn incident of brutal murder in Udaipur https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443395 NAT Muslim organisations in the country have strongly condemned the incident of a brutal murder in Udaipur, Rajasthan. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 197.60 crore https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443394 NAT India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 197.60 Crore today. Union Cabinet approves computerisation of Primary Agriculture Credit Societies with an overall budget outlay of 2516 crore rupees https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443388 NAT The Union Cabinet today approved the computerization of Primary Agriculture Credit Societies PACS. ISRO to launch rocket PSLV-C53, carrying three Singapore satellites at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443391 NAT The National space agency ISRO launches the rocket PSLV-C53, carrying three Singapore satellites at 6 pm tomorrow. Vice Presidential Election to be held on August 6 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443389 NAT The Vice Presidential Election will be held on the 6th of August. All rate changes recommended by 47th GST Council to be made effective from July 18 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443321 NAT The 47th GST council meeting under the Chairmanship of Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in Chandigarh ended today. National Investigation Agency takes over investigation of yesterday's brutal murder case in Udaipur https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443376 NAT Union Home Ministry has directed the National Investigation Agency to take over the investigation of the brutal murder in Udaipur yesterday. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves deregulation of sale of domestically produced crude oil https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443390 NAT The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs CCEA also approved deregulation of the sale of domestically produced crude oil. Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh holds bilateral meeting with his Norway counterpart https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443386 NAT Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Jitendra Singh held a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Climate and Environment of Norway Mr Espen Barth Eide on the side-lines of the UN Ocean . Vice Prez appeals to schools to foster spirit of curiosity, innovation and excellence in students https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443380 NAT Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need to inculcate the spirit of service in the minds of students from a young age. Busan University of Foreign Studies establishes India Centre for promotion of India-focused activities https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443375 NAT Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS) established an India Centre for the promotion of India-focused activities in the University. Centre advises States reporting surge in COVID cases, to remain cautious and step up vigil against the pandemic https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443382 NAT Vaccination for the age group of 12 to 14 years was started on 16th of March. So far, more than 3 crore 65 lakh adolescents have been administered with the first dose of vaccine. PM Narendra Modi to participate in the 125 th birth anniversary of Alluri Seetharama Raju, on July 4th https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443372 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bhimavaram town in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh on July 4th to participate in the 125 th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Alluri Seetharama Raju. PM Modi holds bilateral talks with President of UAE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443343 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with President of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abhu Dhani today. Union Minister Arjun Munda launches second phase of GOAL programme in New Delhi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443366 NAT Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda today launched the second phase of the Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) Programme in New Delhi. COVID vaccination coverage crosses 197 crore 44 lakh so far https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443228 NAT COVID vaccination coverage has crossed 197 crore 44 lakh so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. Vice President, Prime Minister pay tribute to former PM P.V. Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443339 NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to former Prime Minister Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary. Govt launches e-learning portal 'Dak Karmayogi' to enhance competency of Dak Sevaks and dept employees https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443351 NAT ‘Dak Karmayogi’, an e-learning portal of the Department of Posts was launched by Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and MoS Communications Devusinh Chauhan in Delhi today. Annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra to commence on June 30 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443361 NAT In Jammu and Kashmir, the annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra will commence on the 30th of this month. India assures world community of its commitment to protect at least 30% of lands, waters and oceans https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443360 NAT India today assured the world community that it is committed to protecting at least 30 per cent of lands, waters and oceans and adhering to its commitment of 30 X 30 by 2030. Lok Sabha Speaker, Nitin Gadkari presented National Highway excellent award 2021 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443359 NAT Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla along with Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari gave away National Highways Excellence Awards-2021. Prime Minister to participate in ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme in New Delhi on June 30 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443358 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme in New Delhi on the 30th of this month. PM Modi entrusts responsibility of contributing to prosperity and economic upliftment to cooperative sector, says Home Minister Amit Shah https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443357 NAT Home Minister Amit Shah today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has entrusted the responsibility of contributing to the prosperity and economic upliftment of the country to the cooperative sector. Surge in Covid-19 cases: Centre advises caution and continuous alertness to states https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443355 NAT The Centre has advised caution and continuous alertness to states reporting a surge in COVID cases during the past few weeks, and to step up vigil against COVID. ONGC chopper falls into sea; Four people lost their lives https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443354 NAT In Maharashtra, four people lost their lives after a helicopter belonging to the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) made a controlled emergency landing at sea near the Sagar Kiran oil rig. Three-day Chintan Baithak of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways concludes today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443352 NAT A three-day Chintan Baithak of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways concluded today with some of the remarkable decisions. Dharmendra Pradhan stresses the need to adopt innovative methods to enhance access to quality and affordable education https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443350 NAT Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today stressed the need to adopt innovative and out-of-the-box methods to enhance access to quality and affordable education. PM Modi pays tributes to former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao on his Birth Anniversary https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443349 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao on his Birth Anniversary today. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya chairs meeting for planning upcoming 12th Edition of India Chem-2022 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443346 NAT Chemical and Fertilizers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya chaired the meeting for planning the upcoming 12th Edition of India Chem-2022 in New Delhi today. BJP criticises Congress after SC dismisses Zakia Jafri's plea https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443345 NAT The BJP today criticised Congress after the Supreme Court dismissed a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the SIT to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots. PM Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz emphasize the need to take forward their Green and Sustainable Development Partnership https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443322 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit at Schloss Elmau in Germany. Mr Modi thanked Chancellor Scholz for the invitation to the G7 Summit. India’s approach had transitioned from women’s development to women-led development emphasises Prime Minister; Addresses G7 Session on food security and gender equality in Germany https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443344 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised that India’s approach had transitioned from ‘women’s development’ to ‘women-led development’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says huge market for clean energy technologies emerging in India; Calls on G7 nations to invest in India's clean energy transition https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443310 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Munich yesterday on a two-day visit to Germany during which he will attend the G7 summit. Prime Minister Modi holds bilateral meetings with German Chancellor, Presidents of European Commission and South Africa and Canadian Prime Minister https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443311 NAT Prime Minister will hold discussion with the leaders of the powerful bloc and its partner countries. The Prime Minister will also hold several bilateral meetings on the sideline of the summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses grief on the passing away of business tycoon Pallonji Mistry https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443336 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief on the passing away of business tycoon Pallonji Mistry. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Pallonji Mistry made monumental contributions to the world of commerce and industry. COVID19: Daily positivity rate at 2.49 per cent https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443271 NAT Over 197 crore 31 lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The Health Ministry said, over 19 lakh 21 thousand doses were administered yesterday. The recovery rate is currently at 98.57 per cent. Six airbags to be made mandatory in eight-seater vehicles: Nitin Gadkari https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443327 NAT Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government will make it mandatory for carmakers to provide a minimum of six airbags in motor vehicles that can carry up to eight passengers. Supreme Court grants interim relif to rebel Shiv Sena MLAs; says no decision to be taken on their disqualification till 12th of july https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443297 NAT Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has moved Supreme Court challenging disqualification notices to rebel Maharashtra MLAs by the Deputy Speaker. Opposition’s Presidential poll candidate Yashwant Sinha files nomination papers https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443306 NAT Presidential candidate of the Opposition parties Yashwant Sinha today filed his nomination today. Union Home Minister Amit Shah to inaugurate the National Conference on ‘Human Rights in Indian Culture and Philosophy’ https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443317 NAT Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the National Conference on ‘Human Rights in Indian Culture and Philosophy’ in New Delhi on 30th of this month. Rabi Season 2022-23:Over 187 lakh metric tonne of wheat procured by the government so far https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443316 NAT A quantity of 187 lakh 86 thousand metric tonne of wheat has been procured by the government so far in Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23, benefiting about 17 lakh 85 thousand farmers with minimum support price value of over 37 thousand eight hundred fifty two crore. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurates newly set up incubation facility at Nirma University in Ahmedabad https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443315 NAT Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar has inaugurated the newly set up incubation facility at Nirma University in Ahmedabad today. President Ram Nath Kovind visits Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh; Offers prayers at Banke Bihari temple https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443301 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind today stressed upon the social support for remarriage of widows and destitute women and their economic independence, so that these women can live a life full with dignity and self-respect. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stone of nine National Highway Projects in Rajasthan worth over 1,300 crore rupees https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443308 NAT Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of nine National Highway Projects in Rajasthan costing 1,357 crore rupees. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds an interaction with Malaysia’s Senior Defence Minister Hishamuddin bin Hussein https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443307 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today had an interaction with Malaysia’s Senior Defence Minister Hishamuddin bin Hussein through video conference. Interview slots open for students with I-20 who need to apply for visa categories F, M and J: US Embassy in India https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443305 NAT The US Embassy in India has announced an important update for students. The embassy said that the interview slots are now open for students having I-20 who need to apply for visa categories F, M and J at the Embassy. Noted lyricist, author and journalist, Chowalloor Krishnankutty passed away https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443304 NAT In Kerala, noted lyricist, author and journalist, Chowalloor Krishnankutty passed away at a private Medical College Hospital in Thrissur last night. Ahmedabad court remands social activist Teesta Setalvad and former DGP RB Sreekumar to police custody till July 2 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443298 NAT A court in Ahmedabad has remanded social activist Teesta Setalvad and former Gujarat director general of police RB Sreekumar to police custody till July 2 in a case of fabricating evidence to frame innocent persons in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots. PM Narendra Modi interacts with Indian community in German city of Munich https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443299 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that India is witnessing a tech and digital revolution. He said, from the largest vaccination drive to public procurement to use of drones in agriculture, India is now moving towards an innovation-led future. Mann ki Baat: PM exhorts Indians to never forget the dreadful period of emergency; Says, people of the country defeated dictatorial mindset through democratic means https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443206 NAT Addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that in the past few years, many big feats related to the space sector have been accomplished in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi terms BJP's win in UP as historic; Thanks Tripura for reposing faith in party's development agenda https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443290 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the by-poll wins in Azamgarh and Rampur are historic. Bypoll results: BJP wrests Samajwadi Party strongholds of Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats in UP; Also bags three assembly seats in Tripura https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443254 NAT In Uttar Pradesh by-elections, the ruling BJP won both Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituencies. PM Modi says, from largest vaccination drive to use of drones in agriculture, India now moving towards an innovation-led future; Addresses members of Indian community in Munich https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443253 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has shown that democracy can deliver and has delivered. Union Health Minister says Centre will roll out “One Nation, One Dialysis” programme https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443288 NAT Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandavia said the Centre will roll out the “One Nation, One Dialysis” programme to help patients undergoing dialysis get the procedure done anywhere in the country at any time. President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Vrindavan tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443286 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Vrindavan tomorrow. Union MoS Mahendra Munjapara says important decisions taken in last eight years keeping in mind health, safety, nutrition of women & children yielded positive results https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443283 NAT Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mahendra Munjapara has said that important decisions taken in last eight years keeping in mind the health, safety and nutrition of women and children have yielded positive results. India sends another shipment of 3,000 Metric Tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443257 NAT India sent the next shipment of 3,000 Metric Tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan yesterday. External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that India's commitment to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people remains steadfast. Dates for UGC-NET 2022 exams announced https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443255 NAT The dates for the conduct of the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) 2022 have been announced. PM touches upon topics of Waste to Wealth, water conservation, unique cycling rally in Himachal Pradesh, upcoming religious festivals in Mann Ki Baat programme https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443282 NAT In Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, Prime Minister Narendra Modi touching on the topic of Waste to Wealth, the Prime Minister mentioned Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, where a beautiful river Chitte Lui had turned into a heap of dirt and garbage. Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi exudes pride over Indian youth setting new records from Start-Ups to Sports World https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443281 NAT Addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that in the past few years, many big feats related to the space sector have been accomplished in the country. CRPF provides Y plus security cover to some of the MLAs of Eknath Shinde faction camping in Guwahati https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443279 NAT The Central Reserve Police Force has provided Y plus security cover to some of the MLAs of the Eknath Shinde faction camping in Guwahati. India proposes to hold about 200 conferences for G-20 delegates across country after it assumes G-20 presidency in December, says G Kishen Reddy https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443278 NAT Union Minister of Tourism and Culture G Kishen Reddy says India proposes to hold about 200 conferences for G-20 delegates at various places across the country after it assumes the G-20 presidency in December later this year. HM Amit Shah congratulates NCB personnel, NGOs & their associated volunteers for their efforts in fulfilling PM's resolve of drug-free India https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443275 NAT Home Minister Amit Shah today said Narendra Modi government has a zero tolerance policy against drugs. I&B Minister Anurag Singh Thakur says solid digital foundation for AVGC sector is emerging across the country https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443274 NAT Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur has said that rapidly expanding digital infrastructure in the country and ongoing advancements taking place in the AVGC . Textiles sector contributing immensely to goal of augmenting exports of Indian goods to foreign markets, says MoS Dr L Murugan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443265 NAT Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Dr L Murugan said the Centre has approved a mega textile park in Tamil Nadu. Centre expediting free trade agreements with different countries, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443264 NAT Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the Centre is expediting free trade agreements with different countries. PM shares e-book covering key themes of last month's 'Mann Ki Baat' episode https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443260 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared an e-book covering the key themes of last month’s 'Mann Ki Baat' episode. Gujarat Police arrests activist Teesta Setalvad, former IPS officer RB Sreekumar for faking evidence in 2002 Gujarat riots case https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443256 NAT Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested activist Teesta Setalvad and former IPS officer RB Sreekumar in connection with an FIR filed in Ahmedabad against them for alleged criminal conspiracy. Activist Teesta Setalvad arrested by Gujarat anti-terrorist squad https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443252 NAT The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad today arrested activist Teesta Setalvad from her residence in Mumbai. NCW organizes one-day seminar on Anti Human Trafficking Awareness https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443251 NAT National Commission for Women organized a one-day seminar on Anti Human Trafficking Awareness in collaboration with the Bureau of Police Research and Development. India sends next shipment of 3,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443250 NAT India sent the next shipment of 3,000 Metric Tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to embark on a two-nation tour to Germany and UAE tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443210 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-day visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates beginning tomorrow. PM Modi says, he is looking forward to meeting leaders of some of participating G-7 and guest countries https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443249 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, it will be a pleasure to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz again after the productive India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations last month. Home Minister Amit Shah says, budgetary provision for disaster management increased by 122% in last eight years https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443247 NAT Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the budgetary provision for disaster management has been increased by 122 per cent in the last eight years by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which shows the priority toward disaster management. IMD predicts heavy rain in parts of west coast during next four days https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443215 NAT The Met Department has predicted heavy rainfall along the west coast during the next four days. Domestic raw coking coal production continues to witness increasing trend in current fiscal: Coal Ministry https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443239 NAT The Coal Ministry has said that domestic raw coking coal production continues to witness an increasing trend in the current fiscal as well with production of over eight million tonne. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh leaves for Portugal to take part in “2022 UN Ocean Conference” at Lisbon https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443237 NAT Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today left for Portugal to take part in the “2022 UN Ocean Conference” at Lisbon starting from Monday. Indian Consignment of humanitarian assistance worth three billion rupees arrives in Sri Lanka https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443229 NAT Indian Consignment worth 3 billion Srilankan Rupees arrived at Colombo yesterday as part of the humanitarian assistance extended by India to the island nation. BSP extends support to NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443236 NAT Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to extend its support to Draupadi Murmu, the NDA Presidential candidate in upcoming elections. HM Amit Shah hails SC verdict in Gujarat riots case; seeks apology from those who levelled motivated allegations https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443230 NAT Union Home Minister Amit Shah today hailed the Supreme Court's verdict in Gujarat riots case saying those who leveled politically motivated allegations should apologise. Planned & systematic destruction of country’s democratic institutions during dark days of emergency by Congress party will never be forgotten, says J P Nadaa https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443226 NAT BJP President JP Nadda today said, the planned and systematic destruction of country’s democratic institutions during the dark days of the emergency by the Congress party will never be forgotten. HM Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh term imposition of emergency in 1975 a 'dark chapter' in history https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443225 NAT Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have termed imposition of emergency in 1975, a dark chapter in the history. Cochin Shipyard delivers two Autonomous Electric Barges to Norway-based ASKO Maritime AS https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443220 NAT Cochin Shipyard has delivered two Autonomous Electric Barges built by it for the Norway-based ASKO Maritime AS. The 67-meter-long barges were delivered as Full Electric Transport Ferries powered by an 1846 kWh battery. 26/11 Mumbai terror attack handler, once claimed to be dead, arrested in Pakistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443214 NAT Pakistan has arrested a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist and the main handler of 2008 Mumbai attacks Sajid Mir. NIA conducts searches at six locations in Ferozepur, Fazilka & Tarn Taran districts of Punjab in connection with Jalalabad IED blast case https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443213 NAT National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted searches at six locations in Ferozepur, Fazilka and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab in connection with the Jalalabad IED blast case. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari approves Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat New Car Assessment Programme for ensuring passengers' safety https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443212 NAT Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded Star Ratings based upon their performance in Crash Tests. Social Justice Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar chairs the Fifth Meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Disability https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443209 NAT Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar today chaired the Fifth Meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Disability in New Delhi. Indian Railways brings Commercial Earning and Non-Fare Revenue contracts under e-auction https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443208 NAT Indian Railways has taken steps to bring Commercial Earning and Non-Fare Revenue contracts under the ambit of electronic auction through Indian Railway e-Procurement System IREPS, in line with prevailing e-auction of scrap sale. Senior IPS officer Tapan Kumar Deka appointed Director of Intelligence Bureau; Retired IAS officer Parameswaran Iyer is the new CEO of Niti Aayog. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443205 NAT Retired IAS officer and former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Niti Aayog. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu administered oath to five newly elected Members of Rajya Sabha. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443202 NAT Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu today administered oath to five newly elected Members of Rajya Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Schloss Elmau, Germany on Sunday for G7 Summit. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443198 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Schloss Elmau, Germany on Sunday for the G7 Summit at the invitation of Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz. NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu files her nomination in presence of Prime Minister Modi, several Union Ministers and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled States. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443171 NAT NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu today filed her nomination at Parliament House Complex. IAF participates in Tactical Leadership Programme at Egyptian Air Force Weapon School in Cairo https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443201 NAT Indian Air Force is participating in Tactical Leadership Programme at Egyptian Air Force Weapon School in Cairo west Airbase with three Su-30MKI aircraft, two C-17 aircraft and 57 IAF personnel including C-17 contingent. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari approves the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP;Automobiles shall be accorded Star Ratings based upon their performance in Crash Tests. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443197 NAT Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded Star Ratings based upon their performance in Crash Tests. NHRC issues notice to the Environment Ministry on reported high air pollution impacting life expectancy in the country. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443196 NAT The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued a notice to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on reported high air pollution impacting life expectancy in the country. SC dismisses Zakia Jafri's plea, challenging SIT's clean chit to 64 people including then Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots case https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443191 NAT The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri. Cyber, information and space domains becoming new battlefields, says Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443190 NAT Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari has said, Indian Air Force needs to reassess its strategic priorities and actions in times of rapidly evolving International order. PM Narendra Modi to participate on second and concluding day of 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China in virtual mode today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443189 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending a High-Level Dialogue on Global Development today on the sidelines of the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurates the National Conference on the development of the Space Start-up Ecosystem in India https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443188 NAT The Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated a National Conference on the development of the Space Start-up Ecosystem in India. COVID19: India's active caseload stands at 88284 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443182 NAT Over 196 crore 77 lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. PM Narendra Modi calls for mutual cooperation among BRICS nations in global post-Covid recovery https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443180 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed that mutual cooperation among BRICS member countries can make a useful contribution in the global post-covid recovery. IMD says, Southwest monsoon to cover the entire country by July 6 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443178 NAT The Southwest Monsoon is likely to cover the entire country by July 6. India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the monsoon normally covers the entire country by July 8. Indian Air Force to start registration under Agnipath recruitment scheme today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443174 NAT Registration process for recruitment of first batch of Agniveers undernewly launched Agnipath scheme in Indian Air Force is beginning from today. Voting for Bye elections to three Loksabha and seven assembly seats passes off peacefully. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443110 NAT Voting are underway for bypolls in three Lok Sabha and seven Assembly seats. These seats are spread over Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu in New Delhi; Says, her Presidential nomination is appreciated across India by all sections of society. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443154 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu in New Delhi. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya takes stock of the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in some States with experts. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443159 NAT Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya today chaired a meeting with the key experts and officials in view of an upsurge of COVID-19 cases in some states. Benefits of government schemes should reach everyone with ease of access, Says Prime Minister; Launches NIRYAT portal at inauguration of  Vanijya Bhawan in New Delhi. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443107 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today emphasised that to fulfil dreams of New India, it is important that every citizen should have Ease of Access to every government scheme. 14th BRICS Summit gets underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for mutual cooperation among BRICS nations in global post-COVID recovery https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443105 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed that mutual cooperation among BRICS member countries can make a useful contribution in the global post-covid recovery. Pvt sector should join hands with the government to reduce the use of pesticides in farming: Agriculture Minister https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443169 NAT The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the private sector should join hands with the government to reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides in farming.