Day: January 18, 2021

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

BEIJING — China eked out 2.3% economic growth in 2020, likely becoming the only major economy to expand as shops and factories reopened relatively early from a shutdown to fight the coronavirus while the United States, Japan and Europe struggled with rising infections. Growth in the three months […]

Indian opposition seeks inquiry into security leak after TV anchor’s messages emerge

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – Indian opposition parties called on Monday for an investigation into chat messages from a top TV anchor that they said showed prior knowledge of air strikes carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government against Pakistan in 2019. Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV network, […]

China’s economy picks up speed in fourth quarter, ends 2020 in solid shape after COVID-19 shock

BEIJING – China’s economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating expectations as it ended a rough coronavirus-striken 2020 in remarkably good shape and remained poised to expand further this year even as the global pandemic rages unabated. Gross domestic product grew 2.3% in 2020, […]

National Education Policy (NEP) 2020: Implementation Plan for School Education

Delhi, January 18, 2021 The National Education Policy, 2020 is the third in the series of National Education Policies (1968 and 1986 modified in 1992) in India and is the first education policy of the 21st century. NEP 2020 covers wider spectrum of school education from pre-primary to senior […]

Status of Avian Influenza in the country

DELHI, JANUARY 18: Till 18th January, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in 5 States for poultry birds and in 9 States for Crow/Migratory/ Wild birds. Further, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in samples of dead heron from Tis Hazari, New Delhi and in crow from Red […]

Update on COVID-19 Vaccination

Total number of vaccinated healthcare workers across the country more than 3.81lakh No case of serious/severe of AEFI reported DELHI, JANUARY 18: The third day of the massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was also conducted successfully. Total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till today through 7,704 sessions, as per the provisional […]

Don’t join WhatsApp if not accepting new policy: HC

New Delhi, Jan 18: The Delhi High Court on Monday said accepting the new privacy policy of social messaging app WhatsApp was a “voluntary” thing and one can choose not to use or join that platform if one did not agree with its terms and conditions. “It is a […]

COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months

New Delhi, Jan 18: The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. A total of 13,788 […]

Cold weather conditions persist in HP

Shimla, Jan 18: Parts of Himachal Pradesh shivered amid cold weather conditions on Monday with Keylong being the coldest place in the state at minus 4.7 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department here said. A fresh western disturbance is very likely to affect the Western Himalayan region from January 22 […]

IAF ferries 81 stranded passengers between J-K, Ladakh

Jammu, Jan 18: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday ferried 81 stranded people between the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, a week after airlifting 286 passengers, an official said. “Eighty-one passengers were airlifted by AN-32, locally known as Kargil Courier. While 53 passengers were airlifted […]

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