Day: April 20, 2021

‘No place for you’: Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

NEW DELHI — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours, as it tried unsuccessfully at six hospitals in India’s sprawling capital to find an open bed. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died […]

Britain to add India to COVID-19 travel red-list – health minister

Britain will add India to its travel “red-list” on Friday after detecting 103 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in the country, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday. “We’ve made the difficult but vital decision to add India to the Red List. This means anyone who […]

India does not see logic in U.S. putting it on currency watchlist

India does not see any logic in the United States putting it on a monitoring list of currency manipulators, a trade ministry official said on Tuesday. “I don’t understand any economic logic,” Anup Wadhawan, India’s commerce secretary told reporters. The Reserve Bank of India is following a policy […]

India suffers worst day for COVID-19 deaths, hospitals overwhelmed

India, the country currently being hit hardest by the pandemic, on Tuesday reported its worst daily death toll, with large parts of the country now under lockdown amid a fast-rising second wave of infections. The health ministry said 1,761 people had died in the past day, bringing India’s […]

Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India’s counting of COVID dead

Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat have been running so long without a break during the COVID-19 pandemic that metal parts have begun to melt. “We are working around the clock at 100% capacity to cremate bodies on time,” Kamlesh […]

Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses the Next Gen Health Summit ‘Re-Imagine Healthcare’

“With our ‘Whole of Government’ & ‘Whole of Society’ approach we shall once again overcome the challenges posed by the recent wave of this pandemic. Together, we shall emerge stronger and even more resilient.” “The world’s largest vaccine drive going on in the country has been progressing at […]

MoU between the India and Bangladesh on the establishment of a framework of cooperation in the area of trade remedial measures

DELHI, APRIL 20: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Director General of Trade Remedies, Republic of India and the Bangladesh Trade & Tariff Commission, People’s Republic of Bangladesh […]

PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 20 APR 202, Delhi  India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 12.71 Crore32 Lakh Vaccine Doses administered in the last 24 hours10 States report 78% of New Cases; 62% Active Cases in just 5 StatesNational Mortality rate further dips to 1.18%Union Home Secretary Reviews Status of COVID19, Containment […]

India, China factor in regional prosperity; moment of choice for Pak: Afghan’s Ghani

By Lalit K Jha Washington, Apr 20: Asserting that China and India are to be a factor in the regional prosperity, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said it is “a moment of choice” for neighbouring Pakistan as all its calculations have been “wrong” so far. Ghani, in an interview […]

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