Day: July 24, 2020

Department of Posts extends all small savings schemes upto the Branch Post Office level

The decision aims to empower Rural India by bringing all Post Office Savings schemes  to their doorsteps             open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 24: In order to strengthen its network and postal operations in rural areas and provide facility of small savings scheme to the vast […]

Cabinet Secretary reviews the management of COVID-19 in nine States with high active case load

Union Govt. advises Telangana, Andhra, Karnataka, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, W. Bengal & Assam to urgently ramp up testing, strictly implement containment plan, augment health infrastructure and ensure effective clinical management open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 24: A graded, proactive, progressive and well coordinated strategy of […]

India sees record 49,000 new coronavirus cases, drug shortages in places

MUMBAI – India reported over 49,000 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus with 740 new deaths on Friday, marking the biggest daily surge in cases even as officials in some states complained of shortages of vital drugs for those hospitalized. As the number of cases neared 1.3 million […]

India and China agree to speed border troop pull back, says New Delhi

NEW DELHI – Indian and Chinese diplomats agreed on Friday to a fast pull back of troops eyeballing each other across a disputed border in the western Himalayas where 20 Indian soldiers died in a clash last month, the Indian government said. There were no shots fired during […]

Joe Biden has a long to-do list if he wins the White House

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden wants to address health care disparities, toughen gun control, overhaul policing, provide free community college, erase student loan debt, invest in green energy and improve the nation’s infrastructure. But that’s just the start. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has also proposed measures to help Americans buy […]

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won’t return

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, a sign of increasing pessimism that would translate into roughly 10 million workers needing to find a new employer, if not a new occupation. […]

Always rocky, China-US relations appear at a turning point

BEIJING — Four decades after the U.S. established diplomatic ties with Communist China, the relationship between the two may have reached a turning point. Tensions have reached new heights on what has always been a rocky road, as the ambitions of a rising superpower increasingly clash with those […]

WHO scientist sees regulators cooperating to speed COVID-19 vaccine approval

Regulators that normally work within their own countries or regions will likely harmonize efforts on potential COVID-19 vaccines to speed up their approvals once they become available, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday. Swaminathan, answering questions on social media platforms, also said testing vaccines for safety […]

Indian banks’ bad debt ratio could hit nearly 15% by March in worst-case scenario – report

MUMBAI – Bad loans in the Indian banking system could soar to almost 15% of total loans by March 2021 as the coronavirus crisis leads to rising levels of household and corporate debt, the Financial Stability and Development Council said in a report published on Friday. Indian banks […]

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