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Signs Of Normalcy In Economy But Medium-Term Outlook Uncertain: RBI Chief - Posted on: 2020-07-12


RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the COVID-19 outbreak is "unambiguously the worst health and economic crisis in the last 100 years during peacetime". Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday said the country's economy has started showing signs of normalcy with easing of more than two months of COVID-19-related lockdown restrictions, but its medium-term outlook remains uncertain. Supply chains and demand are yet to be.. Read more

China behaving in a hostile fashion around its periphery: Former US NSA John Bolton - Posted on: 2020-07-12


Former US Nation Security Advisor John Bolton The former nation security advisor says Donald Trump anything about history of border clashes between India and China NEW DELHI: Former United States national security advisor John Bolton has said that if the Sino-India border tensions escalate, there is no guarantee that US President Donald Trump will back India against China. China has been behaving in a belligerent fashion all around its periphery, certainly in the East and South.. Read more

Tips for Home’s Vastu - Posted on: 2020-07-11


In a world that largely depends on apartment-based developments for its housing needs, a buyer often does not have a choice to pick a Vastu-compliant home, the architectural science’s increasing influence on building construction in the recent times notwithstanding. There is, however, no need to lose heart-Vastu is more of a solution-providing science than a problem-indicating art. In this article, we discuss some basic principles on which Vastu is based, to help a flat owner improve .. Read more

BJP Blocks Parliament Panel Review Of PM CARES Fund, Covid-19 Response - Posted on: 2020-07-11


The chairman of the PAC, Adhir Chowdhary, who is also the leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, appealed to members to think of the nation and act with their conscience and find a consensus on the important subject. New Delhi:  The Public Accounts Committee or PAC, one of the most important parliamentary panels which scrutinises key reports by the auditor general and has taken up issues like the 2G spectrum scandal in the past, failed to arrive at a consensus on Friday on exa.. Read more

Low-carbon solutions: Plastic-bottle kerbstones and waste-based building blocks - Posted on: 2020-07-10


From plastic-bottle kerbstones to waste-based building blocks, countless companies are now touting greener building materials. Miles Rowland surveys this fast-changing sustainability scene Historic portraits look down from the wood-panelled walls of the lecture hall at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Before them stands a large red and brown block – a section of wall fashioned from a composite of clay and straw derived from hemp. At first glance it .. Read more

"Strong Evidence" Mothers Can Transmit Virus To Newborns - Posted on: 2020-07-10


While there have been isolated cases of babies infected with the virus, the findings show the strongest link yet between mother and infant transmission. Paris:  There is "strong evidence" that COVID-19- positive mothers can pass the virus on to their unborn infants, scientists said Thursday, in findings that could affect how pregnant women are shielded during the pandemic. While there have been isolated cases of babies infected with the virus, the findings show the strong.. Read more

Top Construction management Skills for Modern Workforce - Posted on: 2020-07-09


Construction management is a stressful but rewarding career, covering the planning, execution, and coordination of a building project from start to finish. Construction managers  must learn the skills to manage a broad scope of responsibilities, including juggling change orders or unexpected delays, all while working to ensure the project is delivered on time and within scope.  The construction manager is responsible for supervising a large team of workers while maintaining an .. Read more

WHO acknowledges evidence of COVID-19 airborne spread - Posted on: 2020-07-09


The possibility of airborne transmission in public settings - especially in very specific conditions, crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings that have been described, cannot be ruled out. Geneva: The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. “We have been talking.. Read more

Legal Rights of a Landlord - Posted on: 2020-07-08


While we talk a lot about the rights of a tenant and how to safeguard them, there is other side of the transaction, too. A landlord. Under the rental laws in India, there are rights that safeguard the interests of a landlord, too. The Rent Control Act is one important act passed by the Government of India in 1948, post which several states like Delhi,  Maharashtra and Karnataka have undertaken modifications to the same. The act, however, seen as pro-tenant, also, talks about the pro.. Read more

India, China Withdraw In Key Ladakh Areas With New Buffer Zones - Posted on: 2020-07-08


Temporary structures built by Chinese soldiers at the illegally occupied site at the river-bend embankment are being removed by both sides, according to the sources New Delhi:  China has completed the withdrawal of its troops by 2 km in the contested Hot Springs and Galwan area of eastern Ladakh. The Chinese have also started pulling back in Gogra near Hot Springs. India has also withdrawn an equal distance in all three areas. Buffer zones are being created in the areas where Indian a.. Read more

Government in March said all foreign billings for digital services in the country would be taxed at 2 per cent from April 1 - Posted on: 2020-07-08


US Firms In India Not Ready To Pay New Digital Tax, Says Representative Body A lobby group representing US technology giants has said its members are not yet ready to make the first payment of the country's digital tax due this week, urging the government to defer the move. The government in March said all foreign billings for digital services provided in the country would be taxed at 2 per cent from April 1, a move that caught US technology firms off guard as they were bat.. Read more

425 Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours In India, Higher Than US - Posted on: 2020-07-07


Late Monday evening India crossed the seven lakh-mark in coronavirus cases, with 3,827 new cases taking the total number of cases in the country to 7,01,240 New Delhi:  India recorded 425 deaths coronavirus-linked deaths in the previous 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed Monday morning. Only one country recorded more - Brazil with 602. The United States, which is the country worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with nearly 29 lakh infections, was third on that list with 271 d.. Read more

Early Green Shoots Of Economic Revival In May, June, Says Government Amid COVID-19 Crisis - Posted on: 2020-07-07


Covid and Work Many economists say it will be a while before the economy returns to its pre-pandemic potential. India's gross domestic product (GDP) has been predicted to contract 4.5 per cent in 2020, the finance ministry said on Monday quoting International Monetary Fund (IMF) data. However, early green shoots of economic revival emerged in May and June, and the government's commitment towards structural reforms and supportive social welfare measures will help in building on thes.. Read more

India Overtakes Russia As Third Worst-Hit Nation In COVID-19 Tally - Posted on: 2020-07-06


India is now preceded only by Brazil and the US. Brazil has over 15 lakh cases and the US has more than 28 lakh. New Delhi:  India has now taken the third spot in the list of nations worst hit by coronavirus. The country logged more than 6.9 lakh cases on Sunday evening, according to data from state governments, overtaking Russia, which had 6.8 lakh as per America's Johns Hopkins University (JHU). India is now preceded only by Brazil and the US. Brazil has over 15 lakh cases and t.. Read more

Can India cut its trade ties with China.? Reference to GATT Agreement - Posted on: 2020-07-06


The recent standoff at Galwan has fuelled debates on how we should alter our trade ties with China. What should be the legally tenable response for claims ranging from cutting trade ties in toto to the citizen-initiated boycott of Chinese products and Chinese cuisine? Given the fact that the India and China are parties to World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, unilateral acts without invoking exceptions under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) would be considered .. Read more

Stilt Parking and Building’s Safety - Posted on: 2020-07-05


In the past decade, rules regulating apartment buildings in India were changed to make provisions for stilt parking spaces. Civic authorities in Delhi, for example, made stilt parking mandatory in all new apartment societies spread between 100 and 1,000 square metres. In its master plan of 2021, the Delhi government also announced its plan to offer additional floor areas ratio to buildings offering stilt parking. As a result of this, several housing societies in the national capital region (NCR).. Read more

India in safe hands, your bravery is supreme: PM Modi to Indian Army at Ladakh - Posted on: 2020-07-04


Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ladakh with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat "We are those people who worship the flautist Lord Krishna. We are also those same people who worship the Krishna that wields the 'Sudarshan Chakra'". Saluting Indian jawans for their bravery against the Chinese army in the ongoing border skirmish with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said expressed confidence that the country will continue to be in safe hands as long as v.. Read more

COVID19- Lockdown a Force Majeure : Analysis to the Contractors during Lockdown - Posted on: 2020-07-03


COVID19- National wide - Lockdown Force Majeure : An Analysis In light of the COVID 19 situation in India, a lockdown is being enforced by Central and State Governments in most parts of the country and states with a clampdown : on movement of people, transport vehicles both locally and across states, directing closure of educational institutions, commercial establishments, non-essential businesses, industrial and manufacturing units among others with a view to curb and control the spread.. Read more

All Monuments, Including Taj Mahal And Red Fort, To Open From July 6 - Posted on: 2020-07-03


Taj Mahal Over 3,400 monuments were shut down by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) on March 17, days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the lockdown. New Delhi:  All monuments, including the world-renowned Taj Mahal and Delhi's Red Fort, will be reopened to the public from Monday for the first time since the country went into lockdown in March to fight the spread of coronavirus. Over 3,400 monuments were shut down by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) o.. Read more

Diarrhoea, vomiting, headache could be COVID-19 symptoms too - Posted on: 2020-07-03


The virus genome is undergoing changes with the change of season Doctors in Hyderabad have noticed that the coronavirus has changed its presentation in the past fortnight Hyderabad:  For the past fortnight or so, COVID-19 is confounding doctors in Hyderabad by showing up in the form of severe diarrhoea, vomiting, and headache. Until June 15 or so, the symptoms commonly reported by corona positive patients used to be cold, fever and breathlessness. They were so common that the healt.. Read more

Different land measurement units commonly used across the country. - Posted on: 2020-07-02


In a geographically vast country like India, land types differ from one region to another. The same is true of the measurements used to size them up. While globally recognised measurement units are used in sale and purchase of flats across India’s major markets, buyers often get boggled by the local measurements units involved in land purchases. Now, we bring you the different land measurement units commonly used across the country. The common land measurement units Here ar.. Read more

India has crossed the 6-lakh mark in coronavirus cases - Posted on: 2020-07-02


90 per cent of total infections in India are from ten states -- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka. New Delhi:  India has crossed the 6-lakh mark in coronavirus cases, with the addition of a chunk of new patients from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The total is now 6,00,032 -- roughly 50,000 cases behind Russia, which is the third worst sufferer from coronavirus. Russia is preceded by Brazil, which .. Read more

Cracking IIM as Mother of a Toddler And Becoming a Corporate Leader - Posted on: 2020-07-01


Speaking to MAKERS India, Monisha (38) recollects how, as a mother of toddler, she made it to MBA course at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, and went on to soar high in corporate jobs.  Prioritising motherhood over onsite opportunities After achieving a degree in engineering from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Monisha started working at Tata Consultancy Services as a software developer in 2004.  At a time when bagging an on.. Read more

Free Ration Move by the Prime Minister Modi - Posted on: 2020-07-01


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Negligence in social and personal behaviour seen during Unlock1 was cause for concern at a time it was even more critical to take precautions against coronavirus. New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that a key government scheme to distribute free food grains to 80 crore of India's poorest would be extended by five months to November-end to give relief during the festival season as the country fights coronavirus. He referred to Diwal.. Read more

Core Sector Production Contracts 23.4% In May - Posted on: 2020-07-01


The coal, cement, steel, natural gas, refinery and crude oil sectors "experienced substantial loss of production" due to the lockdown in April and May, the government said. Production in the country's eight core sectors contracted 23.4 per cent in May, due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, government data showed on Tuesday. However, the contraction eased from a record 38.1 percent in the previous month. The data on eight sectors - coal, crude oil, natural gas.. Read more

59 Chinese Apps Banned By India - Posted on: 2020-06-30


Amid tension with China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action and more than 70 were injured. New Delhi:  The Centre has blocked 59 apps with Chinese links that included the hugely popular TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser, amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action. Sources said inputs from intelligence agencies suggested that the apps have been violating the te.. Read more

CPWD invites bids for construction of new parliament building - Posted on: 2020-06-30


The pre-qualification bid submitted will be opened on 14 July 2020. The Central Public Works Department has invited bids for construction of a new parliament building at Plot No 118, Parliament House Estate, New Delhi. The work is estimated to cost Rs 889 crore. The completion period for the project is 21 months. The site of work is adjacent to the existing Parliament House Complex. The proposed new building will be a reinforced cement concreteframe structure. The plinth will match with.. Read more

Government To Suspend Fresh Insolvency Proceedings Up To One Year - Posted on: 2020-06-29


Sources said an ordinance would be promulgated to suspend three sections of IBC for up to one year In a major relief for corporate borrowers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to amend the insolvency law to suspend up to one year provisions that trigger insolvency proceedings against defaulters, according to sources. Further, the sources said amendments to the IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) would pave the way for banks to restructure loans. The sources s.. Read more

Hyderabad Lockdown Recommended By Experts, Decision In 3-4 Days - Posted on: 2020-06-29


Collectors and officials being screened before their meeting with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad. Several officials and medical experts are asking for another 15-day lockdown under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits, Telangana Health Minister said. Hyderabad:  Hyderabad should be placed under lockdown once again to slow the spread of coronavirus, a team of medical experts have recommended and a decision will be taken in.. Read more

Dam safety Bill in Lok Sabha : Centre’s control on water in guise of dam safety.? - Posted on: 2020-06-28


Tungabhadra Dam Provisions of the Bill are proposed to be applied to all dams which have a height of more than 15 metres or between 10 metres and 15 metres. Hyderabad: Despite apprehensions that the Centre was appropriating their powers over water and dam management in the guise of dam safety, the TRS supported the Dam Safety Bill 2019 in the Lok Sabha. Irrigation experts said the Bill would cover several interstate projects including Srisailam, Nagarjunasagar, Pulichintala, and Ra.. Read more

Monsoon Covers Entire Country Earlier Than Expected - Posted on: 2020-06-28


Monsoon delivers about 70 per cent of the country's annual rainfall and waters nearly half of its farmland that lacks irrigation. New Delhi:  India's annual monsoon, crucial for farm output and economic growth, has rapidly advanced to cover the entire country, spurring crop sowing and alleviating the economic damage caused by a nationwide lockdown to stem the coronavirus. "The southwest monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.. Read more

Corona virus Cases India Crosses 5 Lakh, Over 5,000 Cases In A Day In Maharashtra - Posted on: 2020-06-27


New Delhi:  India's total of coronavirus cases crossed the five lakh-mark on Friday after the country reported its highest single-day spike of over 17,000 cases. Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, with over 5,000 new cases, reached an aggregate of 1,52,765, while West Bengal and Tamil Nadu also reported their biggest single day COVID-19 numbers. The overall death count today climbed to 15,301 with 407 new fatalities. This was the seventh day in a row that India registered over 14,000 .. Read more

88 Killed In Lightning Strikes, Thunderstorms In Bihar - Posted on: 2020-06-27


More than 20 people were injured and admitted to hospital. Lightning strikes has also caused widespread damage to houses and properties of the residents. Patna:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences after lightning strikes and thunderstorms in Bihar killed 88 people, injured many and caused widespread damage to property in the last two days. The state disaster management department said 23 districts of the state were gravely affected with Gopalganj accounting.. Read more

Railways Cancels All Tickets For Regular Trains From July 1 To August 12 - Posted on: 2020-06-26


230 special trains announced in May and June will continue, the Indian Railways said. New Delhi:  The Indian Railways on Thursday said it would refund all tickets booked for regular trains between July 1 and August 12 as coronavirus cases in the country surged a month after the government started relaxing some of the restrictions imposed in March. Only special trains announced in May and June will run, the railways said. Rail services, apart from the movement of some essential carg.. Read more

India To Grow At Slightly More Than 1% Over 2 Years: IMF Chief Economist - Posted on: 2020-06-26


Gita Gopinath, chief economist IMF Gita Gopinath said the economic downturn in India was "incredibly deep this year" and the IMF has predicted the Indian economy will contract by 4.5 per cent in 2020. New Delhi:  India will grow at slightly over 1 per cent over 2020 and 2021, Gita Gopinath, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday, as the global agency found that the coronavirus pandemic has caused wider and deeper damage to economic activ.. Read more

Risk management measures that every Homebuyer should know. - Posted on: 2020-06-25


Homebuyers, purchasing a home is one of the most important financial decisions they make in their lives. When a buyer searches for a house, he looks at various aspects like the location, affordability, price, etc. The new-age individuals have become smart enough to cross check other safety measures too. These may be the stability of the house, reputation of the developer, quality of the construction material and better financial deals that can make the house a promising investment prospect... Read more

West Bengal Government Extends Lockdown Till July 31 - Posted on: 2020-06-25


WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee West Bengal has 14,728 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far, with 580 deaths linked to the virus. There are 9,218 active cases in the state. Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has extended the current lockdown with relaxations in the state from June 30 to July 31.  Announcing this at the end of a 3-hour all party meeting wednesday, Ms Banerjee said, "The COVID-19 problem is spreading. Let is try and extend the lockdown with r.. Read more

ASCI flags 50 Ayurveda, homeopathic drug firms for objectionable ads on covid cure - Posted on: 2020-06-25


Across media platforms and were found to be violating Ministry of AYUSH order Mumbai:  The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has said it has found 50 campaigns by Ayurveda and homeopathic drug makers offering cure for COVID-19 in April alone, and had flagged them to the union government for action. The advertisements were across media platforms and were found to be violating Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) order dated Ap.. Read more

Patanjali Asked By Government To Explain COVID Drug Claim - Posted on: 2020-06-24


"Coronil and Swasari", were developed based on research and trials on 280 patients across the country, Patanjali's founder Ramdev told the media New Delhi:  Yoga teacher Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved was asked by the government to furnish details of Ayurvedic medicines it launched claiming they can cure coronavirus within seven days. The company has also been ordered to stop advertising or publicizing such claims until they have been examined. The medicines, &qu.. Read more

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake In Southern Mexico Shakes Buildings - Posted on: 2020-06-24


There were no immediate reports of casualties from the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey measured at magnitude 7.4. It was centered on the Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca. Mexico City:  A powerful earthquake hit the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in Mexico City hundreds of miles away, sending people fleeing their homes into the streets, and triggering a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the quake, which the U.S. G.. Read more

New Conservation Rules Notified To Protect Wetlands - Posted on: 2020-06-23


New Delhi:The Environment Ministry has notified the new Wetland Conservation Rules that would prevent the unauthorised expansion of industries and disposal of construction waste in the wetlands. Apart from this, the state governments have been directed to set up an authority, to be headed by the state or UT's environment minister, that will define wetland conservation strategies and prepare a list of all wetlands, within three months. The authority shall also create a comprehensive list .. Read more

Coronavirus pandemic:The right way to Breathe - Posted on: 2020-06-23


Breathing in through the nose is an integral part of meditation and delivers virus-fighting gases to the lungs Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. It’s not just something you do in yoga class – breathing this way actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections. The reason is that your nasal cavities produce the molecule nitric oxide, which chemists abbreviate NO, that increases blood flow through the lungs and boost.. Read more

Construction Trends Helping Sustainable Infrastructure in 2020 - Posted on: 2020-06-22


Sustainable infrastructure refers to “green” or “smart” buildings. It encompasses developing roads, buildings, energy and water infrastructures with deep consideration of economic, social, and most importantly, environmental aspects. It also includes a wide range of initiatives that specifically focus on energy, water, and land management; smart and green technology, and using sustainable building materials. Sustainable infrastructure approaches are based on global and do.. Read more

Yoga Can Help Boost Immunity Amid Coronavirus : PM Modi On Yoga Day - Posted on: 2020-06-22


Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing Yoga (File Picture) For the first time since it was instituted on June 21, 2015, coinciding with the Summer Solstice each year, Yoga Day has gone digital this year. New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning said that "pranayama" - the practice of breath control in yoga - can "help boost immunity" as he addressed the nation to mark the International Yoga Day amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the country. &q.. Read more

“BANANA” Fibre In Concrete - Posted on: 2020-06-21


Banana Fibre Now a days we are facing Environmental protection problem. Many things, which are invented for our luxurious life are responsible for polluting environment due to improper waste management technique. One of them is banana fibre. To address this issue the fibres from stem fibre of the plant were added in various percentages in M30 Grade Concrete. This Paper describes the performance of Banana Fibre Reinforced Concrete (M30). An Experimental work has been carried out on the Spec.. Read more

World In Dangerous Phase Of Pandemic: WHO Chief - Posted on: 2020-06-21


WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of the disease have caused crippling economic damage, but the WHO said the pandemic still posed a major threat. Geneva, Switzerland:  The World Health Organization warned Friday of a "new and dangerous phase" of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease's accelerating spread. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December, months b.. Read more

What If Your Bank Loses Your Sale Deed? - Posted on: 2020-06-20


After a home loan borrower pays his outstanding debt in entirely, a no-dues certificate is issued by the bank. After that, the bank returns him the sale deed that is kept with it after property registration. That is a simple fact home loan borrowers are aware of. Now, what happens if the bank, somehow, loses your sale deed? It is the responsibility of the bank to apply for a new copy of the sale deed from the Sub-Registrar’s Office. Meanwhile you could also file a compl.. Read more

"Reliance In Golden Decade": Becomes Net Debt-Free - Posted on: 2020-06-20


Mukesh Ambani Reliance Industries is now "in its golden decade", said billionaire Mukesh Ambani as his group became net debt-free, much ahead of its original goal of achieving the status by the end of March 2021. "I have fulfilled my promise to the shareholders by making Reliance net debt-free much before our original schedule of 31st March 2021," Mukesh Ambani said in a statement released early on Friday. Over the past few weeks, oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Indus.. Read more

China releases 10 captured Indian soldiers: Took three days of hectic negotiations - Posted on: 2020-06-20


It took three days of hectic negotiations before the Chinese agreed to release the captured Indian soldiers New Delhi: China on Thursday evening released 10 Indian soldiers, including four officers, who were captured during the skirmish in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on June 15. It took three days of hectic negotiations between Leh-based 3 Infantry Division commander Major General Abhijit Bapat and his Chinese army counterpart before the Chinese agreed to release the captured Indian .. Read more

Know About Patta Land - Posted on: 2020-06-19


Everything Buyers Need To Know About Patta Land: Colloquial terms are very popular in Indian property-related transactions, often leaving buyers and investors wondering about what their legally-binding interpretation could be. One such term, primarily used in land-related dealings in north India, especially Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, is patta.  While the term ‘patta’ conveys ownership over a land parcel, its legally binding meaning is slightly different. .. Read more