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June 8, 2021

Indian Army notifies 100 women soldier GD vacancies; apply till July 20

Indian Army has invited online applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the post of Soldier General Duty (Women Military Police). Interested female candidates can apply for the 100 notified vacancies at joinindianarmy.nic.in till July 20.Recruitment rallies are scheduled to be conducted at various venues including Ambala, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Belgaum, Pune and Shillong. Candidates will be allotted venue based on their home districts. Final location and date of the recruitment rally will be given on the admit…

Coronavirus: India’s cases rise slightly since Tuesday but lower than 1 lakh for second day in a row

9.59 am: World Bank says it is not in favour of waiving intellectual property rights for vaccines, arguing that it will impede innovation in the pharmaceutical sector, Reuters reports. 9.56 am: To encourage inoculation, Washington allows dispensaries to offer a free marijuana joint to those aged 21 or above after they get vaccinated, AFP reports. 9.53 am: The Union health ministry refutes reports that Patanjali Ayurveda’s product Coronil has been banned in Nepal, PTI reports. Yoga guru Ramdev claims Coronil can cure the…

Tokyo 2020: IOA drops Chinese brand as kit sponsor, Indian athletes to wear unbranded apparel

Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday decided to drop Chinese sportswear Li Ning as its official kit sponsor for the Olympics and decided that the country’s athletes will wear unbranded apparel during the Tokyo Games scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8.The IOA had unveiled the Olympic kit designed by Li Ning for the Tokyo Games last week, which led to criticism. It has been learnt that the Sports Ministry then advised IOA to not include a Chinese sponsor for the Games.“We are aware of the emotions of our fans and…

World Cup qualifiers: Neymar helps Brazil maintain perfect record, Argentina blow two-goal lead

Neymar scored one goal and created the other as Brazil maintained their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 2-0 win over Paraguay on Tuesday.Substitute Lucas Paqueta sealed the win deep into injury time in Asuncion as Brazil opened up a six point lead at the top of South America’s single qualifying group after a sixth win out of six.Paraguay’s first defeat saw them drop out of the automatic qualification places.Brazil got off to a quick start with less than four minutes on the clock.Gabriel Jesus, recalled to the…

Former IAS officer Anup Chandra Pandey appointed election commissioner

Former Indian Administrative Services officer Anup Chandra Pandey was appointed an election commissioner on Tuesday, reported PTI.Pandey was appointed to the post after a seat fell vacant in the poll panel as former Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora demitted office on April 12. While Sushil Chandra became the new chief election commissioner, Rajiv Kumar is the other election commissioner.Pandey is an Uttar Pradesh cadre of the 1984 batch. ...Read more
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