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August 2020

Felicitation programme for Dronacharya Award winners postponed in Karnataka

Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Sep 1 (ANI): The felicitation programme for Dronacharya Award winners has been postponed due to the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee, K Srinivas, Commissioner of Youth Empowerment and Sport, Karnataka said.Seven days state mourning will be observed throughout the country from August 31 to September 6 as a mark of respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away on Monday, the government had.After this decision of the government, it has been decided to delay the felicitation of…

IPL 2020: Adam Zampa replaces Kane Richardson in RCB squad

Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Sep 1 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have announced that spinner Adam Zampa will be replacing pacer Kane Richardson in the team's squad for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.The franchise announced on Twitter that pacer Kane Richardson and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child due to which the Australian has pulled out of the tournament.The IPL 2020 will be played from September 19-November 10 in the UAE across three venues --Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah."We are…

Flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament at half-mast as nation observes 7-day mourning due to Pranab Mukherjee’s demise

New Delhi , Sep 1 (ANI): National flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament were at half-mast on Tuesday as the country observes a 7-day State mourning following the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.The state mourning is being observed throughout the country from August 31 to September 6 as a mark of respect to the former President, who passed away on Monday."As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days state mourning will be observed throughout India from August 31 to September 6, both days…

JEE main begins across India with COVID-19 precautions

New Delhi/ Kolkata/ Gorakhpur/ Jammu , Sep 1 (ANI): The Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) Main for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) has begun with precautions amid COVID-19 on Tuesday, despite protests by Opposition parties and some students.Before entering the exam halls, the temperature of students was checked and sanitisers were also given to them in Delhi."I am carrying my own sanitiser and I had also undergone a temperature check," said Pranjal while speaking to ANI outside his examination centre…

In a first, female IPS officer to head terrorist-hit Srinagar sector for CRPF

New Delhi , Sep 1 (ANI): For the first time, a female IPS officer has been appointed as Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Srinagar sector, one of the terrorist-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Charu Sinha, IPS officer of the 1996-batch Telangana cadre, will now be heading the Srinagar sector for CRPF as the Inspector General. This is not the first time when she has been assigned such a tough task, earlier also, she had worked as IG, the Bihar sector in CRPF and has dealt with Naxals. Under her…
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