Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: centre

Covid control rooms at district levels should be adequately staffed, Centre tells states

The health ministry outlined that control rooms must have real-time data on availability of testing centres, ambulances & should be able to guide a caller on availing these services.

Rakesh Asthana was made police chief due to Delhi’s ‘challenging situations’, Centre tells SC

The home ministry informed the apex court that there was a 'compelling need' to appoint Asthana as Delhi Police chief and was appointed as a 'special case of public interest'.

Delhi govt sacks 3 doctors after 3 children died of suspected poisoning from cough suppressant

Centre wrote to Delhi govt asking it to ensure mohalla clinics and dispensaries stop prescribing dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, for children.

SC directs Centre, states to provide ration, voter ID, Aadhar to sex workers

Stating that fundamental rights are guaranteed to everyone irrespective of their vocation, an apex court bench asked the central & state govts to start the process of issuance immediately.

Centre asks states, UTs to maintain strict vigil on Covid situation

In a letter, Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in case of any district reporting a surge in cases, rise in positivity rates, intensive action and containment as per framework must be initiated.

On Omicron, keep eye out for changes in hospitalisation rate & mortality: Centre tells states

All samples from hotspots to be genome sequenced. States asked to step up surveillance at airports, but Centre objects to Maharashtra’s decision on testing all passengers.

Re-imposed ban on construction in Delhi-NCR in view of worsening air quality, Centre tells SC

The apex court in its 24 November order had re-imposed the ban and directed states to provide subsistence to workers for the period during which such activities are prohibited.

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn ban on travellers from India, Centre tells Kerala HC

The court was hearing a plea by a man who had received two Covaxin doses and was seeking a third jab of an internationally accepted vaccine so that he can go back to the Gulf nation.

Cabinet approves declaration of Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’

The decision has been taken with a view to honour the special place and contributions of tribes in Indian history and culture.

Centre clarifies India has not signed up for COP26 action agenda on sustainable agriculture

Clarification was issued by Union agriculture ministry, which said National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture is already operating in India to deal with climate change.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.