Day: February 12, 2021

Amazon faces biggest union push in its history

NEW YORK — The second Jennifer Bates walks away from her post at the Amazon warehouse where she works, the clock starts ticking. She has precisely 30 minutes to get to the cafeteria and back for her lunch break. That means traversing a warehouse the size of 14 […]

Progressive business eco-system being established in J&K: Dwivedi

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 12: Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce Manoj Kumar Dwivedi today said that Jammu and Kashmir Government is working on creating a progressive business eco-system with implementation of new policies. Dwivedi made these remarks while speaking in a webinar organised by the ASSOCHAM on the topic “J&K […]

UN: Over 2 million Yemeni children may starve in 2021

CAIRO — More than 2 million Yemeni children under the age of 5 are expected to endure acute malnutrition in 2021, four United Nations agencies said Friday, urging stakeholders to end the yearslong conflict that has brought the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine. The […]

India’s sugar exports to drop more than 24% in 2020-21 – trade body

NEW DELHI – India’s sugar exports are likely to drop more than 24% in the current year to September due to logistical constraints such as a shortage of containers and congestion at the country’s ports, a leading trade body said on Thursday. India, the world’s second biggest sugar […]

Last rites: Himalayan helicopter flies flood-hit villagers home to mourn

RAINI CHAK LATA, India – For three days, Sushama Rana waited at a makeshift dirt helipad in the Indian Himalayas to return to her village and look for her missing brother-in-law. Yashpal Rana was herding goats when a flash flood swept down a remote valley on Sunday, smashing […]

Three wounded in Myanmar as hundreds of thousands of protesters defy junta

 Supporters of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi clashed with police on Friday as hundreds of thousands joined nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations in defiance of the junta’s call to halt mass gatherings. The United Nations human rights office said more than 350 people, including officials, activists and monks, […]

BRO working on a 200-ft bailey bridge at deluge affected Chamoli area in Uttarakhand to re-establish connectivity with Niti border

DELHI, FEBRUARY 12: A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on February 07, 2021, triggering an avalanche and deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations and trapped many workers. The sudden flood in the middle of the day […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Agriculture

DELHI, FEBRUARY 12: During the lockdown, the agriculture sector had functioned smoothly.  Government of India has taken all necessary measures to ensure smooth operation of agriculture related activities. Farming and allied activities were exempted from the lockdown. Seed, pesticide, fertilizer etc. dealers / shops and other input related […]

National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA): Towards the Mission of Digital Agriculture

NeGPA aims to achieve rapid development in Indian Agriculture Sector through use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) DELHI, FEBRUARY 12: A Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA) was initially launched in 2010-11 in 7 pilot States, which aims to achieve rapid development in […]

Mallikarjun Kharge to be Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 12: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge will be the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, succeeding Ghulam Nabi Azad whose tenure comes to an end on Monday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for appointing Kharge to the […]

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