Day: January 1, 2021

Trump returns to White House early, offers year-end message

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered a year-end video message Thursday after returning early from vacation, highlighting his administration’s work to rapidly develop a vaccine against COVID-19 and rebuild the economy. As the end of his presidency neared, Trump cut short his stay at his Mar-a-Lago club in […]

Quiet New Year gives breathing room after UK-EU Brexit split

LONDON — A steady trickle of trucks rolled off ferries and trains on either side of the English Channel on Friday, a quiet New Year’s Day after a seismic overnight shift in relations between the European Union and Britain. The busy goods route between southeast England and northwest […]

Indian shares kick off 2021 with record closing highs

BENGALURU – Indian shares closed the first trading session of 2021 at record highs on Friday, led by the IT services sector, as continued foreign fund inflows and expectations of imminent COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs kept investors bullish. The blue-chip Nifty ended up 0.26% at 14,018.50, marking its first […]

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine set to become first one approved in India – sources

NEW DELHI – India’s drug regulator is set to approve on Friday a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. The decision would pave the way for the vaccine’s rollout in the world’s second-most populous country […]

GST Revenue collection for December 2020 recorded all time high since implementation of GST

1,15,174 crore gross GST revenue collected in  December Revenues for  December 2020 are 12% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year Posted On: 01 JAN 2021 1:21PM by PIB Delhi The gross GST revenue collected in the month of December 2020 is ₹ 1,15,174 crore of […]

Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum to Re-Open for Public Viewing from January 5

DELHI, JANUARY 1: The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, which was closed for public viewing due to COVID-19 since March 13, 2020, will re-open from January 5, 2021. It will be open on all days (except on Monday and government holidays).  Visitors can book their slots online by visiting websites […]

PM lays foundation stone of Light House Projects

New Delhi, Jan 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of Light House Projects under the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) at six sites across six states, a programme that seeks to build over 1,000 houses each in these cities in 12 months. Speaking at […]

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

New Delhi, Jan 1: Continuing a 30-year practice, India and Pakistan on Friday exchanged a list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral arrangement that prohibits the two countries from attacking each other’s atomic facilities. The two countries exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the […]

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