NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News President Kovind will be on a day long visit to Bihar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355377 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a day long visit to Bihar today. Mr Kovind will attend programmes at Samastipur and Patna. NITI Aayog launches 72-hour hackathon to solve problems http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355357 NAT NITI Aayog and UNICEF on Wednesday launched UNICEF- Atal Tinkering LabHackthon to encourage children towards making new innovations. PM Modi calls for early conclusion of high-quality RCEP agreement http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355278 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reiterated India's commitment to the early conclusion of a high-quality Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. ISRO launches communication satellite GSAT-29 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355302 NAT ISRO’s heavy-lift rocket GSLV-Mark-Three has proven its reliability by successfully launching the communication satellite GSAT-29. Winter Session of Parliament to commence from Dec 11 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355364 NAT The Winter Session of Parliament will be held from 11th of December till the 8th of January. SC reserves order on pleas seeking court-monitored probe in Rafale deal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355362 NAT The Supreme Court today reserved its order on pleas seeking court-monitored probe in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. Govt's top priority to address under-nutrition: Health Minister http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355371 NAT The government has accorded top priority to address widespread under-nutrition in the country, Health Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday said. Jitendra Singh reviews progress of Hostel for North Eastern students in JNU http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355365 NAT Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday reviewed the progress of the Hostel to be built for North Eastern students at Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU campus in New Delhi. Nation remembers Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355353 NAT The nation remembers the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary today. The day is also being celebrated as Children's Day. D V Sadananda Gowda assumes charge of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355361 NAT Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D. V. Sadananda Gowda today assumed charge of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer in New Delhi in addition to his existing portfolio. Cyclonic storm formed in Bay of Bengal set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow afternoon http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355284 NAT The cyclonic storm formed in the Bay of Bengal is set to make a landfall in the Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow afternoon. Children's Day celebrated across country to increase awareness of rights, care and education of children http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355352 NAT Today is Children's Day. The day is celebrated across the country to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355334 NAT The government Thursday decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair. India International Trade Fair to begin from tomorrow http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355332 NAT The 38th India International Trade Fair (IITF) will begin from tomorrow at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Narendra Singh Tomar given charge of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355329 NAT Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will now hold the charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs following the demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar. SC agrees to hear Sabarimala review petitions on January 22 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355310 NAT The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear in open court review petitions challenging its verdict which allowed entry of women of all age groups into Sabarimala Temple. HRD Ministry launches Leadership for Academicians Programme http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355323 NAT Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh launched the Leadership for Academicians Programme, LEAP and Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching, ARPIT in New Delhi on Tuesday. Mortal remains of Ananth Kumar consigned to flames with full state honours http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355240 NAT The mortal remains of Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar were consigned to flames with full state honours in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening. Fruits of science, technology and innovation must reach common man: PM http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355320 NAT Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday emphasized that the fruits of science, technology and innovation must reach the common man, solve common day-to-day problems and facilitate ease of living for the people of India. India is the leader in many aspects of content production: DIPP Secretary http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355319 NAT Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek on Tuesday said, India is the leader in many aspects of content production and its frequency in content generation will phenomenally increase in coming years. No urgency in AJL's plea against Centre's order ending National Herald building lease: HC http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355306 NAT The Delhi High Court today said that there is no urgency in the plea of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL),. India, Morocco sign extradition agreement in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355316 NAT India and Morocco signed extradition agreement in New Delhi today. India increases financial contribution to UNRWA http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355317 NAT India has increased its financial contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). SC to hear final arguments in Income Tax case against Rahul & Sonia Gandhi on Dec 4 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355314 NAT The Supreme Court will hear final arguments in Income Tax case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi on the 4th of December. Telangana Chief Electoral Officer asks All India Radio, Doordarshan to play greater role in disseminating accurate information relating to elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355311 NAT Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Dr Rajat Kumar has asked public broadcasters, All India Radio and Doordarshan to play a greater role in disseminating accurate and authentic information relating to elections. Special meeting of Cabinet held to condole demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355308 NAT A special meeting of the Union Cabinet was held to condole the demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who passed away yesterday. Enhance thrust on finding solutions to asthma, respiratory disorders and cancers: President http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355283 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has stressed on the need to enhance thrust on studying human and animal health in real environments and finding solutions to problems such as asthma, respiratory disorders and cancers. Govt approves process to constitute new Boards of Governors for IIMs http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355286 NAT Government has approved the process of constitution of new Boards of Governors for the IIMs as per the IIM Act 2017. President Ram Nath Kovind greets people on occasion of Chhath Pooja http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355279 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the people on the occasion of Chhath pooja. Heavy polling recorded in first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355145 NAT Heavy polling has been recorded for the first phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. Government sets up state of-the-art National Data Repository http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355294 NAT The Government has set up a state of -the- art National Data Repository. Disclosing this at the DG Carbons Roadshow programme in Abu Dhabi Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says priority initiatives under Modi govt have steered India as global investment destination http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355292 NAT Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan today said priority initiatives such as Startup India, Skill India, Digital India,. PM Modi inaugurates projects worth over Rs 2,400 crore in Varanasi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355231 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation several projects costing 2413 crore rupees including two national highways and an inland waterways terminal on River Ganga at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh this evening. Petroleum Minister urges oil producing companies to keep interest of India in mind while fixing price http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355285 NAT Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged oil-producing countries to keep the interests of large consumers like India in mind while fixing prices of oil. CVC files probe report relating to CBI director Alok Verma in SC http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355266 NAT The Central Vigilance Commission has filed its preliminary probe report relating to CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma in a sealed cover in the Supreme Court today. Army dedicates 2018 to welfare of Disabled Soldiers: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355274 NAT Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today said that Army has dedicated the Year 2018 to the welfare of Disabled Soldiers who have been disabled in the line of duty, while serving the Nation. Union Minister Harshvardhan annouces launch of Global Cooling Prize http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355270 NAT Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today announced the launch of the Global Cooling Prize, an international competition to incentivize the development of a residential cooling technology that will have at least five times less climate impact that the standard Room Air Conditioning (RAC Senior BJP leaders express grief on sad demise of Ananth Kumar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355261 NAT Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, Ananth Kumar will always be remembered for his works as parliamentarian and a political leader. He said, the demise of Ananth Kumar is a great loss to the country, Karnataka, to the Government and the party. SC dismisses plea seeking recusal of judges of bench in Manipur fake encounter cases http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355259 NAT The Supreme Court has today dismissed a plea filed by some Manipur Police personnel seeking recusal of the judges of the bench in Manipur fake encounter cases. CBI's Special Investigation Team ,SIT is carrying out a probe in these cases. SC declines early hearing of petitions in Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355257 NAT The Supreme Court has today declined early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. Gaja expected to further intensify into severe cyclonic storm http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355256 NAT The Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ over the West-central and adjoining Bay of Bengal is expected to further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24-hours. Air quality remains in very poor category in Delhi today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355245 NAT The air quality in the national capital is presently in the very poor category. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the overall Air Quality Index was recorded at 381 this morning. Banking is backbone of India’s economy: FM Arun Jaitley http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355233 NAT Stating that banking is the backbone of India’s economy, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said, the country will soon have banking point within the reach of 5 kilometers for every citizen. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan meets UAE Human Resource Minister in Dubai http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355234 NAT Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today met UAE Minister for Human Resource Nasser Bin Thani Juma Al Hamli in Dubai. India slams UNSC Sanctions Committees for ‘opacity’, ‘lack of accountability’ http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355225 NAT India has slammed the UN Security Council's Sanctions Committees, saying they are opaque and lack accountability and never inform the reason for not acceding to requests for sanctioning terrorists. India, China key players globally: Defence Minister Sitharaman http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355232 NAT Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s principle of five ‘S’s - Samman(Respect), Samwaad(Dialogue), Sahyog(Cooperation), Shanti (Peace) that only can usher in Sammriddhi(Prosperity) of the two Asian giants and neighbours - India and China. Growth rate of electricity demand in this quarter is 10.5 pc: Power Minister RK Singh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355229 NAT Power Minister R K Singh today said that the rate of growth of electricity demand in this quarter is 10.5 per cent. He said, the demand will grow further as one lakh consumers are being added every day who have no electricity. Country is moving on the path of growth under leadership of PM Modi: I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355230 NAT Information and Broadcasting Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has said, the country is moving on the path of growth and development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.