Day: December 22, 2020

Larger crop, lack of rupees curb Iran’s record Indian sugar appetite

LONDON/MUMBAI – India will be unable to count on Iran, one of its most important sugar customers, for its upcoming export drive as an increase in Iranian production and Tehran’s shortage of rupees limit buying. New Dehli agreed last week to subsidise up to 6 million tonnes of […]

PCB Seizes 6 tone banned polythene carry bags

JAMMU, DECEMBER 21: In a major drive against the manufacturing and sale of illegal polythene carry bags (below 50 microns), a team of Pollution Control Board seized 6 MT of banned material from the premises of M/s S.S. Industries, Shankar Colony Gangyal Jammu during an overnight raid. As […]

Scientists urge concern, not alarm over new virus strains

Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean that treatments and vaccines won’t work? Questions are multiplying as fast as new strains of the coronavirus, especially the one now moving through England. Scientists say there is reason for concern but that the new strains should not cause […]

Pollution deaths in India rose to 1.67 million in 2019 -Lancet

NEW DELHI – Toxic air killed more people in India in 2019 than in 2017, The Lancet said in a report shared by the government on Tuesday, with 1.67 million deaths accounting for 18% of all fatalities. India, whose cities top global pollution lists, faces a growing economic […]

Indian government appeals to farmers for talks as protests continue

NEW DELHI – The Indian government on Tuesday appealed to farmers to hold further talks to break a nearly month-long deadlock over their demand for the repeal of agricultural reform laws, but farmers’ leaders declined to relent unless these laws are withdrawn. Thousands of protesters have camped on […]

India finds five with coronavirus on UK flight, testing for strain

MUMBAI – Five people arriving in India from Britain have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a government official said on Tuesday, but it was not clear if they had a highly infectious new strain of the virus. India has the second-highest number of infections in the world […]

New coronavirus strain still not found in India: health official

BENGALURU – The new more transmissible strain of the coronavirus detected in Britain has not yet been found in India, a senior government official said on Tuesday, as health authorities prepared to screen all passengers arriving from the United Kingdom since Nov. 25. V.K. Paul, a top COVID-19 […]

DPIIT invites applications for National Startup Awards 2021

DELHI, DECEMBER 22: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is launching the second edition of the National Startup Awards(NSA) 2021. Acknowledging the efforts, initiatives and resilience demonstrated by the startups over the period of unprecedent challenges during the pandemic, additional categories have been introduced to NSA 2021. […]

India’s Active Caseload slumps below 3 lakh; lowest in 163 days

Active Caseload retracts to less than 3% of the Total Cases Less than 20,000 daily New Cases lowest in 173 days DELHI, DECEMBER 22: India has registered several landmark achievements in the fight against the global pandemic today. India’s active caseload has fallen below 3 lakh(2,92,518)today.The share of Active […]

Raksha Mantri speaks to his Japanese Counterpart over telephone

DELHI, DECEMBER 22: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with the Minister of Defence of Japan, Mr Kishi Nobuo today.  He congratulated Minister Kishi on his appointment as Minister of Defence and expressed satisfaction at the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries in spite […]

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