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 14 Railway Projects are undertaken to increase the capacity of coal evacuation process to reduce time and cost incurred in transportation of coal: Coal Ministry https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430835 NAT The Government endeavouring for a cleaner environment has placed great impetus to further develop rail transportation of coal. Ministry of Coal said, fourteen Railway Projects are being undertaken towards increasing the efficiency and further enhancing the capacity of coal evacuation process . India-UAE to conclude negotiations for CEPA from 6th to 10th Dec https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430833 NAT Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal today met the representatives of Aluminium, Copper, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Industry in New Delhi as part of the ongoing multi-stakeholder consultations related to the India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, CEPA negotiations. UP: PM Modi to dedicate national development projects worth over 9,600 crore rupees in Gorakhpur on 7th Dec https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430832 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh on 7th of this month and dedicate it to the nation development projects worth over nine thousand 600 crore rupees. National Covid vaccination coverage crosses 126 crore 44 lakh mark https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430769 NAT India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 126 crore 44 lakh today. Parliamentarians pay tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his Birth Anniversary https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430822 NAT Parliamentarians led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today paid tributes to first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his Birth Anniversary at the Central Hall of Parliament. Govt aims to increase 10,500 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras by March 2025 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430814 NAT The government has set a target to open about ten thousand five hundred Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMBJK’s), by March 2025 across the country. Amid rising concerns over Omicron, Centre asks all States/UTs to be extra vigilant in enforcing public health measures https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430806 NAT The Center has asked States and Union Territories to be extra vigilant in enforcing public health measures to contain the spread of Omicron variant of COVID-19. Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya says, several precautionary measures have been taken to tackle challenge of new Coronavirus variant, Omicron https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430819 NAT Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has said that several precautionary measures have been taken to tackle the challenge of the new Coronavirus variant, ‘Omicron.’ PM Modi says, our Digital Public Infrastructure solutions can improve the lives of citizens around the world https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430766 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has proved to the world that it is second to none when it comes to adopting technology or innovating around it. Rajya Sabha proceedings: Ready to meet opposition, but suspended 12 MPs have not apologized for their behavior, says Piyush Goyal https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430824 NAT The Rajya Sabha today conducted normal business without any adjournment. Smooth conduct of Zero Hour, Question Hour, and Private Members’ Legislative Business was witnessed in the House before it was finally adjourned for the day. PM Modi to lay foundation stone of multiple projects worth 18 thousand crores in Dehradun tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430826 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Dehradun in Uttarakhand tomorrow. He will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth around 18 thousand crores in Dehradun. 3rd India-Republic of Korea Strategic Dialogue held between National Security Council Secretariats of both countries; agrees to cooperate in Cyber Security, threats from terrorism https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430825 NAT At the invitation of Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran, the Second Deputy Director of National Security of Republic of Korea Kim Hyoung-zhin visited New Delhi. PM Modi appreciates contribution of Persons with Disabilities to India’s progress https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430821 NAT On International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the stellar achievements and contributions of Persons with Disabilities to India’s progress. President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate two-day Centenary Celebrations of PACs tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430820 NAT The Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament is going to celebrate 100th year of its establishment from tomorrow. Women's Reservation Bill needs consensus from political parties before bringing to Parliament for amendment: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430815 NAT The government today said that Women's Reservation Bill needs consensus among all political parties before bringing it into the Parliament for amendment in the Constitution. DRI to celebrate 64th Founding Day tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430813 NAT The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence will celebrate its 64th Founding Day tomorrow. DRI would also organize a Regional Customs Enforcement Meeting for effectively engaging with partner Customs organizations and International agencies. 5,554 crore digital transactions logged in Financial Year 2020-21: MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430809 NAT The country has recorded a total of five thousand 554 crore digital payment transactions in the Financial Year 2020-21. NITI Aayog reviews mission of Coal India Limited to produce one billion tonnes of coal by 2025-26 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430808 NAT NITI Aayog today reviewed and discussed the mission of Coal India Limited to produce one billion tonnes of coal by 2025-26. India slams Pakistan for imposing conditions on Indian aid to Afghanistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430807 NAT Pakistan has imposed transit conditions on Indian aid to Afghanistan. These include a list of certain conditions to the Indian aid before it reaches Afghanistan. President Ram Nath Kovind confers annual National Awards on International Day of Persons with Disabilities https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430775 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred National Awards for outstanding work towards empowerment of persons with disabilities in New Delhi on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Railways Minister says there is no proposal for privatization of railway stations https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430805 NAT Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that there is no proposal for privatization of railway stations. Despite COVID-19 Navy has maintained combat, mission readiness, says Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430795 NAT Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said, the situation on country’s northern borders and COVID19 have created two complex challenges. Government says India is on its way to achieve population stabilization https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430799 NAT The Centre has said India is on its way to achieve population stabilization. In a written answer in the Lok Sabha today, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar said the Total Fertility Rate has declined to two in 2019-20 as per the fifth National Family Health Survey Rs 1 lakh 60 thousand crore transferred to farmers directly under PM- KISAN scheme, informs Union Agriculture Minister https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430800 NAT Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has informed that one lakh 60 thousand crore rupees has been transferred to the farmers in their bank accounts directly under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme so far. Rajya Sabha MPs raise various issues during Zero Hour https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430792 NAT The Rajya Sabha today conducted Zero Hour and Question Hour smoothly before it was adjourned for lunch till 2.30 PM. When the House met for the day, opposition members raised the issue of suspension of 12 members. Health Ministry says govt monitoring Omicron situation closely https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430801 NAT Health Ministry has said that government is monitoring the situation of Omicron variant of COVID-19 closely and issuing suitable guidelines from time to time. Over 17.2 crore Ayushman cards issued to health insurance scheme beneficiaries till Nov 28, says Union Health Minister https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430798 NAT Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has said over 17.2 crore Ayushman cards have been issued to the health insurance scheme beneficiaries till the 28th last month. Union Health Minister refutes allegations about losses of lives due to shortage of oxygen during second wave of Covid-19 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430793 NAT Union health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has refuted allegations that there were several losses of lives due to shortage of oxygen during the second wave of Covid-19 in the country. Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, introduced by MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh in Lok Sabha https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430794 NAT The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, has been introduced by the Minister of State in the PMO Dr Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha today. Govt working on increasing purview of treatment provided to people using AYUSH facilities: AYUSH Minister https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430791 NAT AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the government is working on increasing the purview of treatment provided to people using the AYUSH facilities. Law Minister says govt trying to create awareness across country to strengthen ODR system https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430790 NAT Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju said his ministry is taking pro-active steps to make sure a proper justice redressal mechanism is introduced in the country. BJP MPs protest at Parliament over unruly Opposition behaviour https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430788 NAT BJP's Rajya Sabha MPs today held a protest at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament House complex over unruly opposition behaviour. President, Vice President and PM Modi pay tribute to first President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430783 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind today paid floral tributes to the first President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Over 138 crore 50 lakh vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430785 NAT The Union Government has said that more than 138 crore 50 lakh COVID vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. Omicron Variant: INSACOG calls for booster dose to people above 40, considers those at high risk as priority https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430784 NAT Indian Sars-Cov2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium INSACOG has stressed upon vaccination of all remaining unvaccinated at-risk people and consideration of a booster dose for those 40 years of age and over. India, Australia hold talks to further expand bilateral ties through Free Trade Agreement https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430782 NAT Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal had extensive discussion with Australian Prime Minister's Special Trade Envoy Tony Abbott in New Delhi yesterday. India achieves ambitious target of 40% of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources way ahead of target year https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430778 NAT India has achieved the ambitious target of 40 per cent of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources. Earth Station of Doordarshan Kendra in Gorakhpur to be inaugurated today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430777 NAT Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate Earth Station of Doordarshan Kendra Gorakhpur today. Nearly 79 lakh LPG connections released under Ujjwala 2.0 by Oil Marketing Companies by November end https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430772 NAT Nearly 79 lakh LPG connections have been released under Ujjwala 2.0 by the Oil Marketing Companies by the end of last month. Nearly 46 lakh unorganized workers registered under PM-SYM scheme https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430771 NAT Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli today said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that nearly 46 lakh unorganized workers have been registered under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme by November this year. Tourism Minister hands over cheques and sanction letters to first lot of stakeholders under LGSCATSS https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430770 NAT Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy handed over cheques and sanction letters to the first lot of stakeholders who have been granted the loan approval under the Loan Guarantee Scheme for COVID-Affected Tourism Sector Services (LGSCATSS) at an event today in New Delhi. Nationwide Vaccination Campaign 'Har Ghar Dastak' have made positive impact in increasing vaccination coverage across country: Dr V K Paul https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430753 NAT Member (Health) of NITI Aayog Dr. V. K. Paul has said that country has achieved a significant milestone by administering over 125 crore COVID vaccine doses to the beneficiaries so far. Review of proceedings in Parliament https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430768 NAT The passing of the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 is the highlight of today’s proceedings in the House of the Elders. The issue of the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs also continued to raise a storm in the house for the fourth day today. India has achieved ambitious target of 40 per cent of installed electricity capacity from non- fossil fuel sources https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430767 NAT India has achieved the ambitious target of 40 per cent of installed electricity capacity from non- fossil fuel sources. Haj Committee of India issues guidelines for Haj-2022 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430746 NAT Haj Committee of India has issued guidelines for Haj-2022 so as to apprise the public about the requirements for Haj pilgrimage and also guide the applicants to submit their request. Parliament passes Dam Safety Bill, 2019 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430759 NAT Parliament has passed the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today. Lok Sabha takes up discussion on COVID-19 pandemic https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430719 NAT The Lok Sabha is discussing the COVID-19 situation from this morning under the House Rule 193. PM reviews preparedness of states, concerned agencies to effectively deal with situation arising out of likely formation of Cyclone Jawad https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430732 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high level meeting to review the preparedness of States and concerned agencies to effectively deal with the situation arising out of the likely formation of Cyclone Jawad. Govt accords approval & financial sanction for new nuclear power projects https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430763 NAT The government has accorded approval and financial sanction for new nuclear power projects to generate a total of nine thousand Mega Watts (9,000 MW). Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Remote Competence Examination for Seafarers https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430762 NAT Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Remote Competence Examination for Seafarers through video conferencing in New Delhi today. Two cases of Omicron variant of COVID reported in country in last 24 hours: Govt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430747 NAT Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry today said that two cases of Omicron variant of COVID have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh felicitates prominent contributors to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for FY 2020-21 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430755 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh felicitated the prominent contributors to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) for Financial Year 2020-21 during the third edition of Armed Forces Flag Day in New Delhi today. Govt spent over Rs 65 crores on men’s hockey team in last five years https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430750 NAT The Union Government has spent over sixty five crores rupees on men’s hockey team in last five years. Rajya Sabha takes up Dam Safety Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430748 NAT Rajya Sabha has taken up the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing. CBI filed charge sheets against 112 officers from 2018 to till October end, informs Dr Jitendra Singh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430740 NAT Minister of State for the Department of Personnel and Training Dr Jitendra Singh said, starting from 2018 to till the end of October this year, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed charge sheets against 112 officers including 76 serving officers. President to confer National Awards tomorrow for outstanding work done towards Empowerment of PwDs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430739 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the annual National Awards on individuals, institutions, organizations and states and districts for their outstanding achievements and work towards the empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on International Day of Persons with Disabilities tomorrow. Supreme Court expresses dissatisfaction at the implementation of measures suggested by Govt to curb air pollution https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430737 NAT The Supreme Court today expressed its dissatisfaction at the implementation of the measures suggested by it and the Central government to curb rising air pollution in Delhi. Country is able to meet the surge in peak demand for power during this year: Govt to Parliament https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430736 NAT The Centre has said the country has been able to meet the surge in peak demand for power during the period of April to October this year which went up to a record 200.5 gigawatts. Winter Session: Opposition members walk out from Rajya sabha over suspension of 12 MPs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430735 NAT The Opposition members including Congress, TMC, AAP, RJD, and TRS today staged a walkout from the proceedings of House alleging that there are not being allowed to raise their issues. CEO of Prasar Bharati Shashi Shekhar and DG All India Radio N Venudhar Reddy Reddy flags off fleet of 23 Electric Vehicles at Akashwani Bhawan in New Delhi today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430729 NAT In a major push to the Go-Electric campaign in Delhi and in sync with the Centre’s vision on Electric Mobility, All India Radio has shifted its entire fleet to Electric vehicles for all its transportation needs. India is having air bubble agreement with 31 countries and have a proposal with 10 other nations: Govt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430731 NAT Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today informed the Lok Sabha, that at present India is having air bubble agreement with 31 countries and have a proposal with 10 other nations to start air bubble agreement. Nitin Gadkari replies to a query in LS, says India’s national road network will improve to European standards in next 5 years https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430714 NAT Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in the next two years India’s national road network would be improved to European standards to shorten the travel time drastically. Government issues gazette notification to repeal the three farm laws https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430720 NAT The government has issued a gazette notification to repeal the three farm laws. The Parliament repealed these laws on the first day of the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. Prez Kovind addresses inauguration ceremony of International Ambedkar Conclave in New Delhi; says Dr. B R Ambedkar was in favour of awakening the moral conscience of the society https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430728 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has said that Dr B R Ambedkar was in favour of awakening the moral conscience of the society and he used to say that rights cannot be protected only by laws, but it is also necessary to have moral and social consciousness in the society. IGI Airport adjudged the ‘Best Airport in India and Central Asia’ this year by Skytrax: MoS Gen VK Singh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430726 NAT The Centre has said the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has been adjudged the ‘Best Airport in India and Central Asia’ this year by Skytrax. Country’s oil companies are fully prepared to meet future demand of petrol and diesel: Centre https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430725 NAT The Centre has said the country’s oil companies are fully prepared to meet the future demand for petrol, diesel and other petroleum products. Opposition MPs stage dharna in Parliament premises seeking revocation of suspension of 12 MPs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430724 NAT A section of the Opposition MPs sat on dharna this morning in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises seeking the revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members. Scope for an increase in number of pilgrims this year after gap of two years of its suspension: Minorities Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430723 NAT In the Lok Sabha, the issue of exclusion of Chennai Airport from the list of embarkation points for Haj pilgrimage created noisy scenes for a while. Dr Jitendra Singh to a query, says nuclear power plant to be set up in North India; by 2024 there will be nine nuclear reactors in the country https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430722 NAT Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr. Jitendra Singh today said that for the first time a nuclear power plant will be set up in North India. India and EU agrees to set up Clean Energy and Climate Partnership https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430718 NAT India and European Union (EU) have agreed to step up their Clean Energy and Climate Partnership. India-EU Energy Panel met yesterday which was co-chaired by India’s Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (West), Reenat Sandhu, and Deputy Director-General for Energy, European Commission Mechthild Wör Govt to launch Scheme for development of Scheduled Castes students on 6th Dec : Union Minister Dr Virendra Kumar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430715 NAT The government will launch Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SRESHTA) for socio economics upliftment and overall development of Scheduled Castes students. Hardeep Singh Puri responds to a query, says if 'Smart City 2' proposal comes then Maharashtra government to consider Shirdi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430713 NAT Housing and Urban Affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri said Smart City may not be the only way the infrastructure of a city may be attended to. Over 290 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Paddy procured smoothly in Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22 in States/UTs: Govt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430712 NAT The government today said that the paddy procurement is progressing smoothly in Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22 at Minimum Support Price MSP from farmers, as was done in previous years. India slams OHCHR for baseless remarks on Jammu and Kashmir https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430711 NAT New Delhi has urged the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR to develop a better understanding of the negative impact of terrorism on human rights. Health Minister Mansukh says, 'Har Ghar Dastak campaign' intensifies as India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 125 crore doses https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=429182 NAT India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 125 crore doses. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this is another proud moment for every Indian. Omicron Scare: Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informs LS, says India has bubble agreement with 31 countries & proposal to start with 10 other nations https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430709 NAT Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today informed the Lok Sabha, that at present India is having air bubble agreement with 31 countries and have a proposal with 10 other nations to start air bubble agreement. Winter Session: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid ruckus over suspension of 12 MPs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430707 NAT The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 Noon following the opposition uproar over the suspension of 12 members from the House. More than 138 crore 46 lakh COVID vaccine doses provided to States/UTs: Centre https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430706 NAT The Union Government has said that more than 138 crore 46 lakh COVID vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories (UTs) so far. MoS Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar on AID days emphasizes social protection to infected and affected population https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430700 NAT Minister of State for Health Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar yesterday released important guidelines on Anti-retroviral Therapy Services and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis under the National AIDS Control Program. Omicron Variant: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to hold meeting with Airport Public Health Officers via video conference on airport surveillance https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430698 NAT Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting today with Airport Public Health Officers through video conference about airport surveillance in view of new COVID19 Variant - OMICRON. PM Modi to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of multiple projects in Dehradun on Saturday https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430696 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Dehradun on Saturday to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of multiple projects worth around 18 thousand crore rupees. Government says more than ten crore unorganized workers register on E-shram portal in less than 100 days https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430695 NAT The government has said that more than ten crore unorganized workers registered on E-shram portal in less than 100 days. LS to take up National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021; Dam Safety Bill, 2019 expected to be discussed for consideration in Rajya Sabha https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430691 NAT The Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 today. Government says, six cases of COVID-19 reported in India on screening passengers of 11 flights from 'at-risk' countries https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430688 NAT The government yesterday said that six Covid 19 positive cases have been reported after screening of three thousand 476 passengers from 11 international flights from at-risk countries. PM Modi to inaugurate thought leadership Forum on FinTech tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430692 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate InFinity Forum, a thought leadership Forum on FinTech, tomorrow via video conferencing. Indian business leaders, professionals in Guangzhou brainstorm ideas for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ at first Forum of Indian Professionals in South China (FIPSC) https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430689 NAT Indian business leaders and professionals gathered in Shenzhen, China on Monday to brainstorm on the potential of India's smart cities, smart manufacturing, AI, education, smart mobility sectors at the Forum of Indian Professionals in South China (FIPSC). Lok Sabha passes Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill 2020 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430670 NAT The Lok Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation Bill), 2020, after a detailed discussion. It was moved by Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in the post-lunch session. Nitin Gadkari reply in Rajya Sabha, says over 58 thousand kilometer length of National Highway projects have been awarded in last five years https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430687 NAT A total of 52 thousand 479 kilometer length of National Highways have been constructed during the last five years. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says , Govt has taken various steps for sustainable growth in agriculture sector https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430686 NAT Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the government has created a network of 722 Krishi Vigyan Kendras for dissemination of knowledge and information about modern technology. Electronics Manufacturing Industry commits 300 billion US dollar revenue by 2025-26: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430684 NAT Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said the Electronics Manufacturing Industry has committed and assured 300 billion US dollar revenue by 2025-26. NHRC issues notice to Bihar government over reported botched up cataract surgeries at Muzaffarpur government hospital https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430673 NAT National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Bihar government over reported botched-up cataract surgeries resulting in removal of eyes of several patients at a government hospital in Muzaffarpur. DGCA says, in view of evolving situation due to new COVID variant, decision to resume commercial international flights to be notified later https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430659 NAT Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA has said that it will notify its decision on date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passengers airline services to and from India in due course. Incidents of infiltration and terrorist attacks decreased significantly in J&K since 2018, says Minister of State for Home Affairs, in the Rajya Sabha https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430665 NAT The incidents of infiltration and terrorist attacks have decreased significantly in Jammu and Kashmir since 2018. Rajya Sabha witnesses multiple adjournments on the issue of 12 suspended opposition Members of Parliament https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430633 NAT The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day following the opposition uproar in the House over the suspension of 12 members from the House. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti reply on paddy procurement in parliament, says procurement in a State depends not only upon production but on multiple factors https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430675 NAT Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has said that a transparent and uniform Policy exists for procurement of rice by government agencies across the country. 'Poshan Abhiyan programme' strives to bring behavioral change through peoples participation in Jan Andolans: Smriti Irani https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430683 NAT Nearly three thousand crore rupees have been utilized by the states and union territories under the Poshan Abhiyan programme. India joins G20 'Troika' with Indonesia and Italy; to assume G20 Presidency in December https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430682 NAT India has joined the G20 Troika today. Apart from India, Troika consists of Indonesia and Italy. Parliamentary delegation from Mongolia calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430677 NAT A Parliamentary delegation from Mongolia today called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Nagaland Hornbill Festival begins; Governor urges people to promote rich cultural heritage of State https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430676 NAT The Hornbill Festival, the biggest cultural extravaganza of Nagaland, kicked off with colourful renditions of traditional music, dances and contemporary in one roof at Naga Heritage village Kisama this evening. Indian Railways to install solar energy projects on unused vacant Railway land: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430674 NAT Indian Railways has planned for installation of solar energy projects on unused vacant Railway land. Planted around two crore 24 lakh plants in last five years: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430669 NAT National Highways Authority of India, NHAI has planted around two crore 24 lakh plants in the last five years along Highways. More than ten crore unorganized workers have been registered with e-Shram portal: Govt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430666 NAT The government has said that more than ten crore unorganized workers have been registered with e-Shram portal - the National Database of Unorganized Workers. Govt implements several projects for safety of women under the Nirbhaya Fund scheme, funds released to State, UTs: MoS Ajay Kumar in Rajya Sabha https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430662 NAT Home Ministry is implementing several projects for the safety of women under the Nirbhaya Fund scheme through the States and Union Territories. Govt implements e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project to revamp functioning of Panchayats more transparent and effective: Giriraj Singh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430661 NAT The government has informed that under Digital India Programme, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project in the country to revamp the functioning of Panchayats and to make them more transparent, accountable, and effective. MoS Ashwini Kumar Choubey in Lok Sabha says, Centre monitors wholesale and retail prices of 22 essential food commodities on daily basis https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430660 NAT The centre is monitoring the wholesale and retail prices of 22 essential food commodities on daily basis from 179 price monitoring centres set up by the State Governments and Union Territories Administrations. EBP approved by National bio-fuel Coordination Committee, would increase income of farmers and reduce pollution: Piyush Goyal https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430658 NAT Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal said production of ethanol from rice, maize, and wheat available with Food Corporation of India would not affect the food security or per capita availability of food grains. IT Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw says, Digital literacy programme PMGDISHA bridging the digital gap and transforming it into knowledge society https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430656 NAT Under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharata Abhiyaan (PMGDISHA) Scheme, 5.36 crore candidates have been enrolled in the country. Railways to provide Wi-Fi facility at all stations except halt stations: Ashwini Vaishnaw https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430655 NAT Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw today said Raiways have decided to provide Wi-Fi facility at all stations except halt stations. Dept of Telecommunications and International Telecommunication Union commences India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430654 NAT Department of Telecommunications and International Telecommunication Union ITU commenced the India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021 yesterday. BSNL scheduled to roll out its 4G services by September 2022 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430653 NAT Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is scheduled to roll out its 4G services by September next year. No incidence of radioactive leakage from any of nuclear power plants in country in last three years: Govt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430652 NAT The Union Government has clarified that there have been no incidence of radioactive leakage from any of the nuclear power plants in the country in the last three years. Railways incurred losses of over Rs 36 Crore 87 lakh due to farmers agitation in country during this year https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430651 NAT Due to farmers agitation in the country, the Indian Railways incurred losses of over 36 Crore 87 lakh rupees during this year. Border Security Force celebrates its 57th Raising Day https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430607 NAT Border Security Force, BSF is celebrating its 57th Raising Day today. On the eve of the raising day yesterday, Director General of Border Security Force BSF Pankaj Kumar Singh said that strict border patrolling along with deployment of surveillance devices has drastically brought down cases. PM Modi to inaugurate & lay foundation stone of multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun on Saturday https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430637 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Dehradun on Saturday and inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth around 18 thousand crore rupees. Revised guidelines come into effect for international arrivals in India in view of new Omicron variant https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430535 NAT In view of reporting of Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19 the Union Health Ministry has revised guidelines for international arrivals in India to be effective from today. India's GDP grows at 8.4 per cent in second quarter of current fiscal https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430587 NAT India's Gross domestic product, GDP, for the second quarter of the current fiscal logged fastest growth among major economies in the world. There is no shortage of coal in country: Coal & Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi informs in Lok Sabha https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430645 NAT Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi today asserted that there is no shortage of coal in the country. Mr Joshi said due to increased demand of power, less power generation by imported coal based power plants and some interruption in supply of coal due to heavy rains, the coal stock at power plants PM Modi to inaugurate InFinity Forum on December 3 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430648 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate InFinity Forum, a thought leadership Forum on FinTech, on the 3rd of December via video conferencing. IPPB has enabled 1.36 lakh post offices to provide banking services: MoS Communications Devusinh Chauhan in Lok Sabha https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430646 NAT India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) provides digital platform for distribution of different insurance products as per IRDA guidelines, through the extensive network of post offices as well as at the doorstep through postmen and Gramin Dak sevaks. Olympians & Paralympians to visit schools, interact with students on importance of balanced diet, fitness, sports https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430647 NAT Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to our Olympians and Paralympians to visit schools and interact with students on the importance of balanced diet, fitness, sports and more.