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Rising against turbulance


Miss Jiya Rai, a 12-year-old daughter of a Naval sailor Madan Rai, created history by swimming from Bandra-Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India, a distance of 36 Km in 08 hrs and 40 minutes on 17th February 2021.

She is a known case of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and dedicated the swimming feat to raise awareness about Autism. She commenced her record-setting feat in the early morning hours of 17th February 2021 at 0350 hrs from Bandra-Worli Sea Link and completed at Gateway of India at 1230 hrs. The swimming event was conducted under observation of Swimming Association of Maharashtra, a recognised body of Swimming Federation of India. The event was also associated with FIT India Movement by Ministry of Youth and Sports Affair.

The award ceremony was held at Gateway of India on 17th February 21. Miss Jiya Rai was felicitated with a trophy by Ms Zarir N Baliwala, President of Greater Mumbai Amateur Aquatic Association (GMAAA).

Miss Jiya Rai had earlier swam from Elephanta Island to Gateway of India, a distance of 14 Km in 03 hrs 27 minutes and 30 sec on 15 February 2020 and holds the world record for youngest girl with ASD to swim 14 km in open waters.


Kurnool bus accident updates


At least 14 people lost their lives and 2 two others were seriously injured in a road accident in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh early this morning.

The incident occurred when a lorry collided with a minibus on the National Highway near Madapuram. The bus was traveling from Madanapalle in Chittoor district to Ajmer Dargah. 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced a solatium of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased and financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh for the injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "The road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district is saddening. In this hour of sadness, my thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. I hope that the injured recover at the earliest."

#Kurnool #AndhraPradesh

11 killed, 36 injured in Virudhunagar fire; CM, PM announce solatium


A major fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu today. As many as 11 people died and 36 were injured in the incident.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh for critically injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed grief over the incident and approved ex-gratia for the victims.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, "Fire at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu is saddening. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover soon. Authorities are working on the ground to assist those affected.

An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each has been approved from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to a fire in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured."

#Virudhunagar #TamilNadu

Central Railway introduces Additional Trains

Central Railway introduces additional trains from Dadar, Mumbai for the convenience of passengers.

Dadar - Mysuru Jn

01035 - Dadar - Every Thursday effective from 11th February - Departure 21:30 hrs - Arrival - 21:40 hrs next day
01036 - Mysuru Jn - Every Sunday effective from 14th February - Departure 06:15 hrs - Arrival - 05:30 hrs next day

Route - Pune, Miraj, Belagavi, Hubbali, Davangare, Arsikare, Hassan, Krishnarajanagar

Dadar - Tirunelveli

01021 - Dadar - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday effective from 27th February - Departure - 21:30 hrs - Arrival - 11:40 hrs Third day
01022 - Tirunelveli - Every Thursday, Friday and Monday effective from 1st March - Departure - 15:00 hrs - Arrival - 05:30 hrs Third day
Route - Pune, Miraj, Belagavi, Hubbali, Davangare, Arsikare, Yesvantpur, Banaswadi, Hosur, Salem, Namakkal, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagarsikare, Hassan and Krishnarajanagar

Dadar - Puducherry

01005 - Dadar - Every Monday, Friday and Sunday effective from 14th February - Departure - 21:30 hrs - Arrival - 07:10 hrs Third day
01006 - Puducherry - Every Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday effective from 16th February - Departure - 21:25 hrs - Arrival - 05:30 hrs Third day

Route - Pune, Miraj, Belagavi, Hubbali, Davangare, Arsikare, Yesvantpur, Banaswadi, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarpet, Jolarpet, Katpadi, Tiruvannamalai, Tirukovilur & Villupuram

#CentralRailway #IndianRailways

Humanity lives on


Every time we do our duty with sincerity and dedication we contribute towards the betterment of our society.

And every time we go ahead an extra mile in doing our duty we contribute towards the enrichment of humanity.

The same message was delivered through a noble act of Kasibugga SI, K Sirisha.

A very tragic crisis situation arose in Kasibugga, a town in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, where help was needed in performing the last rites of a deceased. SI Sirisha carried the body on her shoulders for 2 kms and helped in performing the last rites.

Appreciating SI Sirisha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy tweeted, "Going a step ahead in her official duties & helping in last rites, shows the depth of humane values possessed by every policeman in our country."

Hope each of us is able to contribute towards enriching humanity in our own way.


KVIC revives Assam's oldest Khadi Institution


One of the oldest Khadi institutions in Assam, which remained in a vandalized state following attacks by Bodo insurgents for over 30 years, has been revived by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

The Khadi workshed at village Kawali in Baksa district of Assam, which was burnt down by Bodo insurgents in 1989, has been revived as a Silk reeling center by KVIC. Spinning and weaving activities will commence at the workshed with 15 women artisans and 5 other staffs in the second week of February.

The workshed was constructed by a Khadi institution called Tamulpur Anchalik Gramdan Sangh which shifted to Assam from Arunachal Pradesh following the Chinese aggression in 1962. It began operations with mustard oil production and by the year 1970, spinning and weaving activities also started there providing livelihood to 50 artisan families. However, tragedy struck when the institution was burnt down by extremists in 1989 and it remained defunct since then.

KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said the revival of this Khadi workshed assumed historical significance and that resumption of Khadi activities would create employment for the locals. "To begin with, KVIC will develop this unit for reeling of elegant Eri Silk of Assam. Other Khadi activities like manufacturing of village industry products will also be started in future. This center will become a major employment creator for the local artisans," Mr Saxena said. 

This Khadi workshed is located 90 km from Guwahati. The workshed has been refurbished with the financial assistance from KVIC. The idea behind the workshed scheme is to provide better working condition to the Khadi artisans that will ultimately improve their productivity.

#KVIC #Assam

Sasikala Natarajan Health Status

In a late-night health bulletin released yesterday by the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Ms Sasikala Natarajan health condition is stable and comfortable. 

Her COVID19 symptoms have reduced and she is conscious and well oriented. 

Under the supervision of doctors, she is under standard treatment protocols of COVID19 and she is being continuously monitored in ICU. 

#COVID19 #SasikalaNatarajan

Southern Railway launches COVID Vaccination Drive

Southern Railway launched the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign on 21st January 2021 at the Southern Railway Headquarters Hospital, Perambur which is fully equipped to administer vaccines for 100 beneficiaries o­n a daily basis.

John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway inaugurated the vaccination drive at Perambur Railway Hospital in the presence of B.G.Mallya, Additional General Manager, Dr V. Nirmala Devi, Principal Chief Medical Director. Dr M.S.Hemalatha, City Medical officer, Greater Chennai Corporation also participated in the inauguration of the exclusive Vaccination Facility at Perambur Railway Hospital.

Speaking at the event, General Manager thanked the Greater Chennai Corporation officials for extending their best co-operation in the supply of vaccine to Railway hospital.  He expressed pride in the altruistic service rendered by the Healthcare Staff during pandemic times.

Southern Railway’s Headquarters Hospital at Perambur has received 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, as initial consignment, from Greater Chennai Corporation to be administered to the priority group comprising of doctors, nurses and other health workers. 1,240 healthcare workers of Perambur Hospital, ICF Hospital and Chennai Division Hospitals will be vaccinated in this phase.

The Hospital has the facility of Walk-in-cooler which will help in storing the vaccine in the recommended temperature range of 2°C to 8°C

Pic Source - Southern Railway

#COVID19Vaccine #SouthernRailway

RBI penalizes Standard Chartered Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, by an order dated January 21, 2021, imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 2 Crore (Rupees Two Crore only) on Standard Chartered Bank–India (the bank).

This penalty is for non-compliance with certain directions issued by RBI contained in the “Reserve Bank of India (Frauds - Classification and Reporting by commercial banks and select FIs) Directions 2016”.

The penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47 A (1) (c) read with Section 46 (4) (i) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, for delays in reporting of frauds to RBI, revealed during the statutory inspection of the bank with reference to its financial position as on March 31st, 2018 and March 31st, 2019.

A notice was issued to the bank advising it to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed on it for such non-compliance with the directions. After considering the bank’s reply to the notice and oral submissions made in the personal hearing, RBI concluded that the charge of non-compliance with aforesaid RBI directions was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty.

This action is based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 12, 2021, imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 2 crore (Rupees Two Crore only) on Deutsche Bank AG (the bank) for non-compliance with certain provisions of directions issued by RBI contained in the “Reserve Bank of India (Interest Rate on Deposits) Directions, 2016”. 


#RBI #StandardCharteredBank

Fire at SII Pune, loss of lives


Fire broke out today at the Serum Institute of India's plant in Pune. There has been loss of lives in the incident and a few floors have also been destroyed.

Covidshield vaccines which are under production in the facilities are safe as they are at a plant in a different location. 

Tweeting about the same, Serum Institute of India's CEO and Owner Adar Poonawalla said,

"I would like to reassure all governments & the public that there would be no loss of COVISHIELD production due to multiple production buildings that I had kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies at Serum Institute of India. Thank you very much Pune City Police and Fire Department."

In another tweet, he said,

"We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation, we have learnt that there has unfortunately been some loss of life at the incident. We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed."

Pic Courtesy: DD News

#Pune #SerumInstituteofIndia