Day: December 15, 2020

Bomb blast kills deputy governor of Afghanistan’s capital

KABUL – The deputy governor of the Afghan capital of Kabul was killed on Tuesday in a bomb attack on his car as he went to work, security officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast that killed Mahboobullah Mohebi as he was travelling […]

Under attack from Trump, institutions bend but don’t break

WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Donald Trump has put America’s democratic institutions under unprecedented strain as he fights to hold power despite losing his bid for reelection. But the institutions so far are holding firm. On Monday, the Electoral College did its part, formally confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s […]

Russia’s Putin congratulates Biden on winning U.S. election

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the U.S. presidential election after weeks of holding out. Putin’s message to Biden came a day after the Electoral College confirmed Biden as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state […]

Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost

WASHINGTON — The Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he had lost. The presidential electors gave Biden a solid majority of 306 electoral votes to […]

Facebook, Twitter face British fines if fail on harmful content

LONDON – Facebook, Twitter and TikTok face fines of up to 10% of turnover if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal content under laws proposed by Britain on Tuesday. Tech platforms will also need to do more to protect children from being exposed to […]

UK PM Johnson to visit India in January to strengthen trade ties

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to India in January, his first bilateral visit since taking office, to try to strengthen trade and investment ties and work together on tackling climate change, his office said on Tuesday. Since leaving the European Union in January, Johnson […]

Reliance Jio makes complaint to regulator about Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea

NEW DELHI – Reliance Industries Ltd’s telecom division has asked the Indian telecoms regulator to take action against rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Ltd for allegedly running a false propaganda campaign to attract its subscribers. In a letter dated Dec. 10, Reliance Jio alleged that the two […]

Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) and North Easter Space organise4-day Virtual Symposium

Speakers discuss the importance of weather and climate services for the mountainous regions including the complex Himalayan and other mountainous regions Dr. M.N. Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES, highlights achievements of India’s Monsoon Mission for socioeconomic development Dr. M. Mohapatra, DG, IMD stresses upon the need for national collaborations for […]

National Family Health Survey-5

District level factsheets constituting 342 districts of Phase I States/UTs released New focal areas in NFHS-5 include expanded domains of child immunization, micro-nutrients to children, menstrual hygiene, frequency of alcohol and tobacco use, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), expanded age ranges for measuring hypertension and diabetes among everyone aged 15 […]

India Post Payments Bank launches its digital payments’ services ‘DakPay’, aims to Transform Banking Experience at the last mile

DakPay is double strength of service offerings in the form of online payments and home delivery of financial services – Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad DELHI, DECEMBER 15: Department of Posts (DoP) and India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) unveiled a new digital payment app ‘DakPay’ at virtual launch event […]

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