Bikes exempted from odd-even scheme

Two-wheelers and cars carrying children in school uniform will also be exempted from the odd-even road rationing scheme which will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. The odd-even scheme will be implemented from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all …

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India ranks 102 in hunger index

India is ranked 102 of 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2019, behind its neighbours Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe termed the level of hunger in India “serious”. In 2018, India was ranked 103 …

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Spotlight shines on Rangdum monastery

Centre explores opportunities for expansion of tourism in Ladakh A Buddhist monastery in Ladakh in Kargil district could soon be given Central protection as the Archaeological Survey of India on Tuesday invited objections or suggestions on declaring the Rangdum monastery a monument of national importance. Last month, Tourism and Culture …

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Indigenous breeds record marginal rise

Foreign cattle grew 32%, says Census The Centre’s drive to increase indigenous breeds of cattle seems to have had little impact among cows kept for dairy purposes, according to data from the 20th Livestock Census released on Wednesday. There are 4.85 crore desi (native) milch cows in the country, less …

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‘Cutting off power in an accident is key in EVs’

Bosch’s devices prevent car occupants, rescuers from suffering electric shock With a rising number of electric vehicles (EVs) expected to hit the road in the coming years, drivers are increasingly becoming uncertain about safety measures, especially as to what they should do in the event of a collision. Damaged cables …

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PMC’s suspended MD says auditors did ‘superficial’ job

‘Due to time constraints, auditors checked only incremental advances’ The suspended managing director of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, Joy Thomas, has blamed the auditors for the mess at the bank, accusing them of only “superficially auditing” the books of the now crippled lender due to “time constraints.” In …

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