Day: January 30, 2021

WHO team visits 2nd Wuhan hospital in virus investigation

WUHAN, China — Members of a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited another Wuhan hospital that had treated early COVID-19 patients on their second full day of work Saturday. Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital was one of the first in the Chinese city to […]

Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON — The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden’s ability to bridge Washington’s partisan divides as he pursues his first major legislative […]

India cuts Internet near Delhi as hundreds of farmers begin hunger strike

SINGHU, India – India blocked mobile internet services in several areas around New Delhi on Saturday as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured. Angry at new agricultural laws that they say benefit large […]

President of India launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2021

More than 17 Crore Children will be given Polio Drops during “Polio Ravivar” tomorrow A decade of being Polio Free; Last case in 2011- Dr. Harsh Vardhan “Collective effort of States, UTs, healthcare workers, volunteers, civil society organisations has kept India Polio Free for three decades” DELHI, JANUARY […]

India’s Active Cases drops to less than 1.7 lakh today; now consists just 1.58% of Total Positive Cases

Over 5,70,000 vaccinations conducted for two successive days More than 35 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID19 DELHI, JANUARY 30: India’s total Active Caseload has dropped to less than 1.7 lakh (1,69,824) today. The active caseload now consists of less than 1.6% (just 1.58%) of India’s total Positive Cases. 9 States/UTs have a higher weekly Positivity […]

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Busts Wildlife Trafficking Syndicates in Jammu & Kashmir

Huge quantity of Wildlife contrabands seized Union Environment Minister applauds the agencies on one of the largest seizures in the recent past In an unprecedented intelligence operation of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), New Delhi, two epicenters of illegal wildlife poaching and trade were identified in Anantnag […]

PM addresses All-Party Meeting on Budget Session of Parliament

Govt’s stand on farm laws is the same as it was on 22nd January, and the proposal given by the Agriculture Minister still stands: PM PM reaffirms the importance of smooth functioning of Parliament Budget Session will take up 38 items (Includes 33 Bills and 5 financial items) […]

India pre-eminent partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Blinken tells Jaishankar

Washington, Jan 30:  Secretary of State Tony Blinken has underscored India’s role as a pre-eminent US partner in the Indo-Pacific during his maiden telephonic conversation with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed ways to better seize the new opportunities and combat shared challenges in the region and […]

People should adhere to Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of peace, non-violence: Prez Kovind

New Delhi, Jan 30: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said people should adhere to his ideals of peace, non-violence, simplicity, purity of means, and humility. Kovind paid humble tributes to the Father of the Nation who was shot dead on this […]

Vacancy, inadequate infrastructure in consumer fora deprive citizens of grievance redressal: SC

New Delhi, Jan 30: Consumer rights are “important rights” and non-manning of posts and inadequate infrastructure in district and state consumer commissions across the country would deprive the citizens of redressal of their grievances, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court said this while hearing a plea that […]

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