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Explained: What is Tele-MANAS, India’s 24×7 mental health service?
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Explained: What is Tele-MANAS, India’s 24×7 mental health service?

Centre’s Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking Across States (Tele-MANAS) aims to make mental health assistance available round the clock, especially for people in remote or under-served areas

How Indian Army’s 11 Gorkha Rifles regiment has made history with new CDS Lt General Anil Chauhan
India

How Indian Army’s 11 Gorkha Rifles regiment has made history with new CDS Lt General Anil Chauhan

Lt General Anil Chauhan and his predecessor Late General Bipin Rawat both come from the 11 Gorkha Rifles. Called 'Bravest of the Brave', this regiment has played a significant role in the 1971 Bangladesh War and the 1999 Kargil War

Why Lt Gen Anil Chauhan is an excellent choice for CDS as India's military challenges mount
India

Why Lt Gen Anil Chauhan is an excellent choice for CDS as India's military challenges mount

General Chauhan is no doubt faced with major tasks the first being to push forward and give impetus to the plans for the reorganisation of the Armed Forces into Integrated Theatre Commands among other measures to bring in synergy and efficiency

Explained: Why Lt General Anil Chauhan is a good pick for the role of India’s CDS
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Explained: Why Lt General Anil Chauhan is a good pick for the role of India’s CDS

After 40 years of service, the new Chief of Defence Staff, Lt General Anil Chauhan, is considered an expert on counter-insurgency operations. He had multiple tenures in the Eastern Command, giving him a unique perspective on China

Who is the new CDS Lt General Anil Chauhan? What role will he play?
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Who is the new CDS Lt General Anil Chauhan? What role will he play?

As new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt General Anil Chauhan’s task will be to get the army, navy and air force to collaborate rather than work in their silos. He will also, as head of the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), be the main military adviser to the defence minister

What documents will foreign vehicles for personal use need to ply in India? Government issues notification
India

What documents will foreign vehicles for personal use need to ply in India? Government issues notification

Motor vehicles registered in any country other than India shall not be permitted to transport local passengers and goods within the territory of India

Issue of political parties promising freebies 'serious', why can't Centre call for all-party meet, asks SC
India

Issue of political parties promising freebies 'serious', why can't Centre call for all-party meet, asks SC

The apex court said unless there is a unanimous decision among political parties that freebies are going to destroy the economy and needed to be stopped, nothing can happen

Explained: Why Twitter has moved the Karnataka HC over Centre’s orders to take down content
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Explained: Why Twitter has moved the Karnataka HC over Centre’s orders to take down content

The government has asked Twitter to take down content over the past year. However, the social media giant says the orders are ‘arbitrary’

Explained: Why thousands of Indian medical students are unable to return to China
India

Explained: Why thousands of Indian medical students are unable to return to China

With China adamant on pursuing its 'zero-COVID' policy, students unable to return and take their practical exams at universities have been left stranded for more than two years

India blocks 22 YouTube news channels, including 4 Pakistan based, for spreading disinformation
India

India blocks 22 YouTube news channels, including 4 Pakistan based, for spreading disinformation

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said the blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of more than 260 crore, and used logos of TV news channels and false thumbnails to mislead viewers

Narendra Modi pays tributes to socialist icon Ram Manohar Lohia on birth anniversary
India

Narendra Modi pays tributes to socialist icon Ram Manohar Lohia on birth anniversary

Lohia is credited with the first phase of the rise of anti-Congress forces in the early 60s. He died in 1967.

National Deworming Day: Find out how to prevent intestinal worms in children
India

National Deworming Day: Find out how to prevent intestinal worms in children

The initiative was started in 2015 in 277 districts across 11 states and Union territories to free every child between the ages of one and 19 years across the country from intestinal worms

Air India likely to be handed over to Tata Group on 27 January, says senior official
India

Air India likely to be handed over to Tata Group on 27 January, says senior official

Talace Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Pvt Ltd, last year won the bid to acquire 100 per cent equity shareholding of Government of India in Air India

Narendra Modi to address bank deposit insurance programme today
India

Narendra Modi to address bank deposit insurance programme today

As per an official statement from Prime Minsiter's Office, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Finance and RBI Governor will also be present on the occasion

Centre releases Rs 95,082-cr to states as November tax devolution, says finance ministry
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Centre releases Rs 95,082-cr to states as November tax devolution, says finance ministry

The increased amount of devolution in November is an advance release, and final adjustments will be made in March 2022

Amit Shah to lay foundation stone for Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters' Museum today in Manipur
India

Amit Shah to lay foundation stone for Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters' Museum today in Manipur

The project has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crore and a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav week

Centre defends IT rule requiring WhatsApp to trace originator of message in Delhi HC
India

Centre defends IT rule requiring WhatsApp to trace originator of message in Delhi HC

The Centre said the law empowers it to expect such platforms to create a safe cyberspace and counter illegal content either themselves or by assisting the law enforcement agencies

TMC slams Centre over ineffective role in Bangladesh communal violence; calls it 'mute spectator'
India

TMC slams Centre over ineffective role in Bangladesh communal violence; calls it 'mute spectator'

Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said that the party wants the safety of minorities in both India and Bangladesh

Government removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents amid declining COVID-19 cases
India

Government removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents amid declining COVID-19 cases

The export restrictions on these products were imposed in June last year and 16 August, 2021 on account of increasing COVID-19 cases

US India Business Council meets Nirmala Sitharaman; shows interest in ramping up investment
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US India Business Council meets Nirmala Sitharaman; shows interest in ramping up investment

USIBC and CII hosted an interactive session in Washington on Wednesday