After Prime Minister Narendra Modi disapproved of ministers skipping parliament duty and asked for the names of absentees to be sent to him every evening, Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu today called out Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, for not being present in the Parliament recently.
On July 21, fifty years ago, NASA made history with its magnificent Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong was the first human to ever step foot on the Moon, and this feat was a cumulative effort of over 400,000 people working in unison. The Apollo 11 rocket left Earth on July 16, 1969, and came back on July 24, 1969. A total of three astronauts were on the ship Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins and this first successful mission to the Moon earned them praises and created a monumental moment etched in history. To celebrate this occasion, Google has released a Google Doodle video wherein astronaut Michael Collins recounts the entire space mission, as it happened.The Google Doodle on the search giant's homepage shows Armstrong setting foot on the moon for the first time. While three astronauts were a part of this one of a kind voyage, Armstrong rose to fame simply because he was the first human to step on the Moon. When you click on the doodle, it pops up a YouTube video that recounts the space journey.
A US company has been asked to pay $58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H 1B guidelines, amidst a crackdown on the popular visa programme by the Donald Trump administration.
Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy and Sriram Raghavan's Andhadhun have bagged top nominations at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), 2019. The films are in the race to win the Best Film at the festival. Also, actors Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana, who wooed the audience with their performances in Gully Boy and Andhadhun respectively, have been nominated in the Best Actor category. Other Best Film nominees are Badhaai Ho, Sui Dhaaga: Made In India and Super Deluxe, while Best Actor nominees also include Amitabh Bachchan (Badla), Vijay Sethupathi (Super Deluxe), Manoj Bajpayee (Bhonsle), Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike) and Namdev Gaurav (Namdev Bhau).
With summer holidays beginning in Britain this week, officials are redoubling efforts at the border to stop young people being dragged into forced marriages.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, recognised by the Government of India as an Institution of Eminence, has entered into an agreement with five of the renowned national laboratories of by signing an MoU to promote cooperative research. The laboratories are CSIR Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, CSIR Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, CSIR Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, CSIR Institute of Minerals amp; Materials Technology and CSIR National Physical Laboratory of India.
A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to abort the launch of its landmark Moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said on Tuesday.
Amazon Alexa will soon start understanding Hindi, the Seattle based company has confirmed by expanding the Alexa Skills Kit with a new Hindi voice model. The latest addition will enable developers to start building Alexa skills for users speaking in Hindi. The company has also provided invite only access to its Alexa Voice Service (AVS) developer preview to let commercial hardware manufacturers bring Alexa built in devices specifically for Hindi speaking customers in India. Notably, Alexa has existed in the Indian market for some time, but it so far uses English or Hinglish a blend of Hindi and English to communicate with the users in the country.With the Alexa Skills Kit, developers who don't have experience with speech recognition or natural language understanding can build their skills for Alexa. It comes as a collection of self service APIs and tools to bring new voice driven capabilities for the voice assistant.
A four storey building collapsed in Mumbai's crowded Dongri neighbourhood this afternoon, leaving ten people dead and at least 40 50 people trapped under debris. National Disaster Response Force personnel are at the site looking for survivors. Fire trucks and ambulances are also on the spot. The area, full of dilapidated buildings on narrow lanes, was also flooded in heavy rain in the past weeks. The authorities said this was a "level 2" incident while level 1 is the most serious under the system that measures the severity of a building collapse.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today disapproved of ministers skipping parliament duty and asked for the names of absentees to be sent to him every evening.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed it a "courtesy meeting".
Twitter loves a good puzzle, so it comes as no surprise to see this one going viral. A Twitter user recently shared a seemingly simple math equation with the answer already provided, and asked netizens to make sense of it.
The husband of Sakshi Misra, an Uttar Pradesh BJP lawmaker's daughter who had alleged threats from her family, was attacked today at the Allahabad High Court, where the couple had gone to seek protection. Ajitesh Kumar, 29, was slapped and manhandled by a group of lawyers inside the court premises. The couple had earlier alleged a threat to their lives from Sakshi Misra's father.
Haryana Minister Anil Vij has criticised Navjot Singh Sidhu over his resignation from the Punjab Cabinet, calling the Congress leader a rejection of the BJP.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who tweeted on Sunday that he had resigned from the Punjab cabinet last month, today sent his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Mr Sidhu quit the cabinet after he was stripped of key portfolios in cabinet reshuffle last month amid a fallout with Amarinder Singh.
Partial lunar eclipse or chandra grahan occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon, but the three do not form a straight line in space. When this occurs, part of the Moon's surface is covered by the dark central part of the Earth's shadow, known as umbra. The July lunar eclipse is almost here. A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in India on July 16 and 17 night. This partial lunar eclipse is likely to be the last lunar eclipse of India. The eclipse will be visible in areas across Australia, New Zealand, neighbouring islands, Asia (except north eastern parts), parts of Europe and most of South America.
Also Read: Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill Gets Union Cabinet ClearanceOne of the major components of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill looks to increase the traffic fines significantly. For example, the fine for not wearing a seatbelt or a helmet will go up from #8377; 100 currently to #8377; 1,000. The fine for over speeding will be raised to #8377; 5,000 from the current #8377; 500. And the fine for drinking and driving has been increased from #8377; 2,000 to #8377; 10,000. There are additions as well in terms of violations including not giving way to emergency services such as an ambulance will attract a fine of #8377; 10,000, while aggregators violating terms will have to pay a fine of #8377; 5,000.
Indian diplomats in South Africa participated in a cycle rally along with cyclists as part of an effort to promote awareness of Mahatma Gandhi's ideals of non violence and satyagraha to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary.
Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday claimed that the central government's flagship projects the National Highway Development Project (NHDP) and the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) were originally his ideas, and accused his erstwhile colleagues in the BJP of "unfairly" taking credit for them.
US Vice President Mike Pence visited an overcrowded migrant camp in Texas on Friday, coming face to face with detainees held in horrific conditions and deploring an immigration crisis that he said was "overwhelming our system."