Day: February 23, 2021

Indian pharma firms go local seeking to end reliance on China

Indian drug companies are looking to local makers of so-called active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) or trying to make them in-house in a bid to end their reliance on China as ties between the two countries soured after a deadly border clash last June. Though India is known as […]

Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo arrested on US drug charges

WASHINGTON — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, was arrested at […]

Top Amazon India executive questioned by police over video series

Indian police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh questioned a top Amazon executive for nearly four hours on Tuesday over allegations that one of its political dramas on Prime Video hurt religious sentiments and caused public anger. Shows on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime […]

India says virus variants not behind spurt in cases

India said on Tuesday mutated versions of coronavirus were not responsible for an upsurge in cases in two states, a potential relief for a country where mask-wearing and social distancing have largely disappeared. Maharashtra in the west and Kerala in the south account for 75% of India’s current […]

Indian climate activist granted bail in sedition case over farm protests

A New Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested for sedition over the creation of an online toolkit to help protesting farmers. Judge Dharmender Rana said there was little to hold Ravi, a founder of the local chapter of Swedish […]

Analysis: How rich is Saudi Arabia? Kingdom does the math in balance sheet overhaul

Saudi Arabia wants to demystify its finances. The kingdom is working on creating a consolidated balance sheet of its assets and liabilities which will include items currently kept off the oil-rich economy’s books, including the investments and debts of its powerful sovereign wealth fund. “The main purpose of […]

PM addresses webinar on effective implementation of Budget provisions in Health sector

Government is working with a four pronged strategy towards a healthy India: PM World now clearly appreciates the strength and resilience shown by India’s Health Sector: PM India should work towards reducing imports of raw materials for production of medicines & medical equipment: PM DELHI, FEBRUARY 23: The […]

Scientist from IIT Kanpur develops washable adhesive and related products

DELHI, FEBRUARY 23: Scientists have developed a sticky mat which takes away dust from a contacting surface, ensuring a clean, hygienic, healthy, and refreshing atmosphere at our home, offices, hospitals, and laboratories as also smooth functioning of many expensive equipments. The mat is a low-cost one and remains […]

PM addresses 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur

Gives the mantra of Self 3 – Self-awareness, Self-confidence and Selflessness DELHI, FEBRUARY 24: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur today through a video conference. Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister of State for Education Shri Sanjay […]

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