Day: March 12, 2021

Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 73 new positive cases, 124578 recovered so far JAMMU, MARCH12-The Government on Friday informed that 73 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 14from Jammu division and 59 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu […]

Defying rules, anti-vaccine accounts thrive on social media

With vaccination against COVID-19 in full swing, social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter say they’ve stepped up their fight against misinformation that aims to undermine trust in the vaccines. But problems abound. For years, the same platforms have allowed anti-vaccination propaganda to flourish, making it difficult to stamp out such sentiments […]

Biden says free Indo-Pacific essential as he meets with India, Japan Australia

U.S. President Joe Biden began a summit meeting with the leaders of Australia, India and Japan on Friday, a group central to his efforts to counter China’s growing military and economic power, saying that a free and open Indo-Pacific region is essential to all of their futures. Reuters […]

U.S. condemns China at UN rights forum for abuse of Uighurs, Tibetans

The United States on Friday condemned China’s abuse of ethnic and religious minorities, including what it called “crimes against humanity and genocide” being committed in Xinjiang region against ethnic Uighurs and severe restrictions in Tibet. Mark Cassayre, U.S. charge d’affaires, in a speech to the U.N. Human Rights […]

Indian agency seeks information, documents from Amazon amid probe -source

India’s Enforcement Directorate has recently asked Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) for information related to its operations in the country, as the agency continues to investigate the U.S. e-commerce giant, a senior agency source told Reuters on Friday. Last month, the source at the country’s federal financial-crime fighting agency said the Directorate […]

Police to enforce lockdown in India’s Nagpur as infections surge

About 3,000 police will be deployed to enforce a week-long curfew and lockdown in the central Indian city of Nagpur from Monday after a 60% jump in coronavirus cases there, officials said. The commercial and logistics hub in Maharashtra state will be the first Indian city to go […]

Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production and use-based Index for the Month of January, 2021 (Base 2011-12=100)

DELHI, MARCH 12: The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) are released on 12th of every month (or previous working day if 12th is a holiday) with a six weeks lag and compiled with data received from source agencies, which in turn receive the data from the producing […]

1st Meeting of the BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues held

DELHI, MARCH 12: The BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI) leads held their first meeting under India’s Chairship from 9-11 March 2021. The theme of BRICS this year is -“BRICS@15: Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus”. India, under its Chairship in 2021, presented the calendar […]

Prime Minister inaugurates Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from Sabarmati Ashram; flags off Dandi Padyatra

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will be a Jan Mahotsav: Shri Prahlad Singh Patel DELHI, MARCH 12: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Padyatra’ (Freedom March) from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad and inaugurated the curtain raiser activities of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (India@75). Governor of Gujarat […]

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