A Chennai-based food startup 'Bai Veetu Kalyanam or BVK Biryani', located in Kolathur, came up with the unique idea of selling theirbiryani. Read 10 best destinations for foodies across the world A video shared by food blogger demonstrating how to order from BVK Biryani and how customers can receive their orders has gained traction on social media. "I got my order within four minutes," the blogger said.
The court upheld the property attachment order against Meena Devi, wife of alleged gangster Rajendra Yadav, stating that the properties were acquired through criminal activities. Meena Devi's appeal was dismissed as the district magistrate had sufficient evidence to believe the properties were obtained illegally. Despite her denial of involvement in criminal activities, the court found her unable to prove the legitimacy of the properties.
The biannual naval commanders' conference will feature combat demonstrations by INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya, discussions on China's military activities in the Indian Ocean, and Houthi attacks in the Red Sea. Top military officials will strategize on enhancing tri-service cooperation and readiness to defend national interests. The conference aims to address evolving security challenges in the region.
The Economic Survey, Assam for 2023-24 highlighted a rise in the average annual dropout rate in lower primary schools to 8.49% in 2022-23 from 6.02% in 2021-22. The survey also mentioned a 10.33% dropout rate in upper primary schools. Despite this, the gross enrolment ratio has been increasing, with 109.8% in elementary schools and 74.5% in secondary schools during 2021-22. The report emphasized the importance of education for social and fiscal development.
The CCRAS and ICMR are starting a clinical trial on Punarnavadi Mandura and Drakshavaleha for treating anaemia in non-pregnant women. Ministers will announce the trial and launch the Ayush-ICMR Advanced Centre at selected AIIMS. They will also introduce Indian public health standards for ayush healthcare facilities and attend the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth convocation. The standards aim to improve ayush healthcare services nationwide.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to discuss the vision document for "Viksit Bharat: 2047" and a detailed action plan for the next five years. The agenda included a 100-day plan for immediate steps after the new government is formed. The roadmap involved extensive consultations with various stakeholders and ministries, with goals focused on economic growth, SDGs, ease of living, infrastructure, and social welfare.
A recent survey revealed an increase in household spending on paan, tobacco, and intoxicants over the past decade, with rural and urban areas seeing a rise. The study also noted a decrease in spending on education. Additionally, expenditures on beverages, processed food, and conveyance have increased. The survey, conducted by the National Sample Survey Office, analyzed Monthly Per Capita Consumption Expenditure data from over 2,60,000 households nationwide.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed that the recent train collision in Andhra Pradesh, which resulted in 14 deaths, was caused by the driver and assistant driver watching a cricket match on their phones. The accident occurred when the Rayagada Passenger train rear-ended the Visakhapatnam Palasa train. Vaishnaw emphasized the need for new safety measures to prevent distractions and ensure focus on running the train. The driver and assistant driver of the Rayagada train were found responsible for the collision.
Twenty-five private sector specialists are set to join key positions in the Centre as part of the Modi government's initiative to enhance governance. The latest appointments include three joint secretaries and 22 directors/deputy secretaries in various central government departments. This move aims to bring fresh talent and perspectives to policymaking through the lateral entry scheme launched in 2018.
Former Uttar Pradesh Governor and senior Congress leader Aziz Qureshi, 83, passed away in a Bhopal hospital after a prolonged illness. Qureshi had also served as the governor of Uttarakhand and Mizoram. He was a former MLA and Lok Sabha member. His last rites will be performed later today.
Attacks on commercial shipping in the Arabian and Red Sea by pirates and Iran-backed Houthi rebels are straining the Indian Navy, which has deployed warships to tackle piracy. Despite a drop in piracy attempts, ongoing operations are challenging due to limited resources. The Navy is enhancing anti-piracy capabilities as Somali pirates exploit regional instability. India depends on seaborne imports for 88% of its oil demand, making maritime security crucial.
President Droupadi Murmu emphasized peace and harmony at Utkal University's convocation, urging students to embody qualities like modesty and compassion. She highlighted the importance of education in one's mother tongue and praised the university's contributions to education. Notable individuals were honored, and students were recognized for academic excellence and contributions to the university community.
The highly anticipated Socio-Economic and Education Survey report, referred to as the "caste census," was submitted to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah by the State Commission for Backward Classes Chairman K Jayaprakash Hegde. The Congress is divided over the report, with objections raised by certain sections of society. The report, based on data collected in 2014-15, faces criticism from dominant communities like Vokkaligas and Lingayats. The survey's findings are expected to be a contentious issue with demands for transparency.
President Droupadi Murmu has withheld assent to three university bills passed by the state legislature, including one aimed at removing Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan as Chancellor. The President approved the Kerala Lok Ayukta Bill. The decision on the other three bills is pending. Governor Khan had referred these bills to the President for consideration.
Services on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line were delayed due to a passenger on the tracks, causing disruptions for commuters. The incident occurred at Guru Dronacharya Metro Station, leading to delays during peak hours.
BJP seeks Governor's intervention amid fears of MLAs suspension or disqualification after Rajya Sabha election in Himachal Pradesh. Leader of Opposition demands CM's resignation. BJP alleges Congress threatened members over cross-voting. Speaker refused division of votes in budget session. BJP's Harsh Mahajan wins Rajya Sabha seat in tie-breaker against Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi.