Day: March 2, 2020

Pakistan’s largest city shuts schools for two weeks over virus fears

KARACHI, Pakistan – Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh extended the closure of all educational institutions following the confirmation of a second coronavirus case in Karachi, the country’s largest city. Pakistan has confirmed four cases of coronavirus, three of them involving people who had traveled to neighboring Iran, one […]

Vistara considering a bid for Air India, chairman says

NEW DELHI – Vistara, a joint venture between India’s Tata Group and Singapore Airlines (SIAL.SI), is considering a bid for the government’s stake in state-run carrier Air India, Vistara’s chairman said on Monday, according to local media reports. “Which company would not be interested in evaluating a sovereign […]

India’s February jobless rate rises to 7.78%, highest in four months – CMIE

NEW DELHI – India’s unemployment rate rose to 7.78% in February, the highest since October 2019, and up from 7.16% in January, according to data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)on Monday, reflecting the impact of a slowdown in the economy. India’s economy expanded at […]

Indian lawmakers scuffle over citizenship riots where 41 died

NEW DELHI – Indian lawmakers pushed and shoved each other in parliament on Monday after opposition parties demanded the resignation of interior minister Amit Shah over the handling of deadly riots triggered by a citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Police said on Monday that at least 41 people […]

India reports three more cases of coronavirus, including Italian national

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – An Italian national tested positive for coronavirus in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, a major tourist destination, a hospital official said on Monday, taking the number of people who have tested positive in the country to six. The patient had initially tested negative for […]

Defence Expenditure as a part of GDP

open view news desk As per the table below, Defence Expenditure is increasing every year in absolute terms implying higher spending.        (Rs. in crore) Year Defence Budget (BE) GDP Def. Exp % of GDP 2016-17 3,40,921.98 153,62,386 (2nd RE)                 2.22 2017-18 3,59,854.12 170,95,005 (1st RE)                 […]

Government of India is running ‘Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes’ to improve financial and socio-economic status of the old aged artistes – Shri Prahlad Singh Patel

open view news desk The Government is implementing a Scheme namely “Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes” to improve financial and socio-economic status of the old aged artistes and scholars including various Folk Artists who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc., […]

President of India addresses 8th Convocation of Guru Ghasidas University

open view news desk The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed the 8th convocation of Guru Ghasidas University in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh today (March 2, 2020). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the main objective of education is not only to get a degree but also to […]

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