Diwali 2020: Festival of lights to be celebrated on 14 November; significance of the day and puja timings this year
Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, but some celebrate the festival to honour the return of Pandavas after 12 years of vanvas
The second round of NEET UG Counselling 2020 will be held from 18 to 22 November, and the allotment list will be declared on 23 November
Diwali 2020: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, others allow sale of green crackers, here’s what you need to know
Green crackers come in two categories: one without barium salt and the other with lesser quantities of barium. Both would lead to a 30 percent to 35 percent emission reduction
The Crown Season 4, Aashram: Chapter 2, Sir, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari are among the shows and films releasing this Diwali weekend.
In places where air quality is 'moderate' or below, only green crackers be sold and the timings for bursting of crackers will be restricted to two hours during festivals
Uddhav Thackeray hints at reopening religious places after Diwali, says SOPs to be formulated after festival
The chief minister said wearing of masks will be mandatory in places of worship and the SOPs will focus on avoiding crowds and ensuring social distancing
The govt's decision comes amid research that pollution due to firecrackers can adversely impact patients. Karnataka has reported 8,38,929 COVID-19 cases so far
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to people to join him and his ministers in a 'Laxmi Pujan' programme to be organised by the AAP government this Diwali instead of bursting crackers
After citizens voiced concerns about firecracker smoke endangering COVID-19 patients, WBPCB said it may consider banning firecrackers in vicinity of designated hospitals and quarantine centres
Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve
Staying the course would lead to a steady reduction in cases, while any departure in terms of slackening safety protocols would disturb this trend, the professor who chaired a panel of experts that worked on India’s COVID-19 “supermodel”, warns
This will be the prime minister's seventh address to the nation since he announced a country-wide lockdown in March to curtail the spread of COVID-19
Of these 12 pairs of special trains, five pairs will run from Bandra Terminus, two pairs each from Indore and Udhna and one pair each from Okha, Porbandar and Gandhidham stations
The court said the Central Government should implement 'as soon as possible' interest waiver on loans of up to Rs 2 crore under the RBI moratorium scheme in view of the COVID-19 pandemic
He said that the country is conducting about one million tests per day which is way ahead of the target.
Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh's 83 to release in theatres on Diwali, Christmas respectively
A Reliance Entertainment spokesperson said the company hopes situation would revert to normal by the festival season
Bank holidays 2020: Banks will remain closed for 10 days this month; here is the list of major bank holidays this year
The month of April has nine bank holidays of which annual closing of banks (1 April) Good Friday (10 April) and Dr BR Ambedkar Jayanti (14 April) are prominent ones.
Massive success of Bigil and Kaithi at Tamil Nadu box office may have resulted in a lull period post Diwali
After Bigil and Kaithi, none of the expected biggies like Action, Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, Sangathamizhan, and Adithya Varma lived up to the expectations at the box office.
Despite efforts mounted by the government, demand has been "muted" during the festive time, and this leads to a 0.30 percent cut in FY20 GDP growth forecast to 5.8 percent, a foreign brokerage said on Monday
Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible
What is more alarming is the fact that choking of Delhi post-Diwali is an annual phenomenon while the Union environment ministry and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana, who should have ensured to take care of their bit, have again been found napping.
Air Quality Index Delhi: Odd-Even kicks off in National Capital; pollution levels remain in 'severe' category with AQI at 437
The air pollution crisis in Delhi and neighbouring National Capital Region (NCR) continued on Monday, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 437, according to Central Pollution Control Board's 9 am bulletin