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₹ 1 Crore Donated For Healthcare In Bihar And Jharkhand

Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) received a generous donation of over ₹ 1 crore for healthcare works for the needy, underprivileged and deprived community of Bihar and Jharkhand states.

Who is that Indian-American couple?

The couple is Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia and they have Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation for philanthropic work. Kalpana Bhatia runs a successful business in Texas, America. She came from NIT Patna. They used their foundation to donate the money to BJANA that will invest the money for healthcare development in Bihar and Jharkhand in two stages through Pravasi Alumni Nisshulk (PRAN) initiative.

What is Pravasi Alumni Nisshulk (PRAN)?

PRAN is an initiative by a group of Indian-American physicians determined to make healthcare services accessible to all underprivileged communities of Bihar and Jharkhand. PRAN-BJANA clinic initiative is the name given to the healthcare project that would start in the two states.

The first PRAN clinic has already been set in Ranchi and healthcare services started for the needy across the state. The doctors at the clinic are trying their best to provide quality healthcare to the underprivileged community.… Read the rest

Nithiin And Keerthy Suresh Starrer Telugu Comedy Movie Rang De Gets Three Stars

The latest Telugu movie Rang De is making headlines for the light comedy it offers. While it looks like a repackaged story but the director Venky Atluri did a great job even if he served old wine in a new bottle. He has used and tried and tested themes of romantic comedies of Telugu cinema but still, the movie is enjoyable.

What is the story of the movie?

The story revolves around two characters Arjun (Nithiin) and Anu (Keerthy Suresh). They both are childhood friends but different in personality. While Arjun takes Anu as his competitor, Anu considers Arjun as her true friend. She has no ill feelings towards Arjun even after getting rebuffed by Arjun again and again.

Arjun has many problems and he considers Anu as the reason behind all his problems. He is good and all his family and neighbors love him. But he finds that they love Anu more. It is so because Anu is smart and intelligent in comparison to Arjun. But Anu remains committed to Arjun and even agrees to marry him. She thinks that she could change Arjun with her love and support.… Read the rest

How Did EPS Reply To “Stalin’s Slipper” Remark By Former Union Minister A Raja?

Former Union Minister A Raja said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) worth less than Stalin’s slipper. He was referring to the DMK chief MK Stalin. In response, EPS gave a humble reply to A Raja’s remark.

Slugfest in Tamil Nadu elections

Tamil Nadu goes to poll on April 6 and this time it looks like a battle of survival between the ruling AIADMK and the opposition DMK. While the ruling AIADMK is fighting back after a disastrous performance in the 2019 general elections, DMK looks resurgent to get back the lost space. The votes for the assembly elections will be counted on May 2.

What did A Raja say about EPS?

He called EPS a jaggery worker and said that he couldn’t compete with Stalin. He even went on to say that even Stalin’s chappal worth more than EPS. A Raja said that EPS was showing the guts that even Nehru, Indira Gandhi, or Modi didn’t have. He said that EPS believed that the money he had looted and his party would save him. A Raja said that EPS said that he … Read the rest

Prioritize And Re-Route Cargo To Deal With Suez Canal Blockage Said Ministry Of Commerce

The government is working on a four-point formula to provide a solution to the shipping industry that is stuck due to the blockage of the Suez Canal. The plan was adopted on Friday.

What is the four-point formula?

The logistics division, Ministry of Commerce suggested prioritizing cargo, freight rates, advisory to ports, and re-routing of ships at a meeting attended by the representatives from the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, ADG Shipping, Container Shipping Lines Association (CSLA), and Federation of Indian Export Organizations.

How will the plan be executed?

Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) will jointly look after the prioritization process that includes identifying the perishable cargo and work with shipping lines for priority movement of the cargo.

What the government is doing to manage the cargo price?

The commerce ministry stated that the situation was temporary and a long-lasting impact is unlikely to happen hence the ministry had made a request to CSLA to maintain stability in the freight charges. CSLA has also assured that the … Read the rest

Bangladesh Will Celebrate Its National Day On March 26 In The Presence Of PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Dhaka today and it is his first foreign trip post-Covid-19 outbreak. March 26 is the Independence Day of Bangladesh and this year Dhaka is celebrating its golden jubilee. PM Modi will attend the celebrations and take the opportunity of meeting both political and common people. Trade pacts will also be signed.

What Modi’s schedule in Dhaka?

PM Modi will first visit the National Martyr’s Memorial at 10.50 and then attend the National Day programme at 3:45 pm. He will also inaugurate Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition at 7:45 pm.

At 3:15 pm, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will call on PM Modi who is looking forward to a meaningful dialogue with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid.

What did PM Modi say about his Dhaka visit?

PM Modi tweeted that he was happy that his first foreign visit post-Covid-19 outbreak was in a friendly neighboring country with which India had strong social and cultural ties. He praised the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his role in the freedom of Bangladesh … Read the rest

March 26 Bharat Bandh: Farmers Stopped Rail And Road Traffic But Shops Remained Open

The all-India strike – Bharat Bandh – called by farmer unions has rail and road traffic blocked at several places but the agitation has been peaceful so far. While many parties are supporting their cause, it won’t be observed in four poll-bound states and Puducherry.

What was the impact of Bharat Bandh?

The 12-hour long Bharat Bandh from 6 am to 6 pm was called to mark the completion of four months of the farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws passed by the center last year. The farmers of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh started their agitation at Delhi’s borders on November 26.

The all-India strike led to the cancellation of more than 30 trains that were stopped by the agitating farmers at different places in Delhi, Chandigarh, Firozpur, and Amritsar. Demonstrators also blocked road traffic on National Highway-9 in the Ghazipur border in the Delhi NCR area. Ghazipur is also an epicenter of the protests. Police have also set up barricades to block the movement of agitators.


Why are traders not observing Bharat Bandh?

Confederation of All India Traders, which claims representation of … Read the rest