Day: December 14, 2020

‘External source’ causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom amid its yearslong war in Yemen. The […]

Electors meeting to formally choose Biden as next president

WASHINGTON — Presidential electors are meeting across the United States on Monday to formally choose Joe Biden as the nation’s next president. Monday is the day set by law for the meeting of the Electoral College. In reality, electors meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to […]

Pakistan’s opposition to lead march to capital in bid to oust PM Khan

LAHORE, Pakistan – The leaders of an anti-government alliance urged tens of thousands of supporters at a rally on Sunday to join a march to the Pakistani capital next months to demand the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they say was installed by the military in […]

India’s November WPI inflation picks up to 1.55%

New Delhi – India’s wholesale price gauge marginally picked up in November, data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed on Monday, with prices rising 1.55% from a year earlier. The annual wholesale price index rose in November, mainly because of an increase in prices of […]

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

NEW DELHI – Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Monday against agricultural reforms they say threaten their livelihoods, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to withdraw the legislation. Farmers have been demonstrating for nearly three weeks against deregulation of the […]

Prime Minister has made Swachhta a Jan Andolan, says Petroleum Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at Swachhta Campaign Awards Ceremony

“As India completes 75 years of its independence in 2022, we must realise the dream of a Swacch Bharat”, he further added. He also called for greater involvement of private sector oil and gas companies in Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and suggested to PSUs to build state-of-the-art toilet facilities […]

India’s Active Caseload further contracts to 3.52Lakhs; lowest in 149 days

Daily New Recoveries outnumber Daily New Cases from last 17 days With 93.88 lakhs total recoveries, the recovery rate nears 95% DELHI, DECEMBER 14: India’s active cases today stand at 3,52,586.The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 3.57%. This is lowest after 149 days.  […]

2,800 films from 108 countries on a single topic is an example of peoples’ immense talent

“ 51st IFFI would be organized in a hybrid manner ” DELHI, DECEMBER 14: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar said that the idea of organizing a film festival to celebrate short films made on coronavirus was wonderful. Speaking at the International Coronavirus Short Film […]

NITI Aayog releases ‘Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India’

DELHI, DECEMBER 14: NITI Aayog today released a white paper: Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India with the vision: To make India’s public health surveillance system more responsive and predictive to enhance preparedness for action at all levels. Citizen-friendly public health surveillance system will ensure individual privacy […]

Sensex rises over 250 pts to record peak in early trade; Nifty above 13,550

Mumbai, Dec 14:  Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 250 points in early trade on Monday tracking gains in index majors ICICI Bank, HDFC and L&T amid persistent foreign fund inflows and largely positive trend in global markets. After touching its record intra-day high of 46,373.34 in the opening […]

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