Day: June 13, 2021

Netanyahu supporters heckle designated new prime minister

The latest on Israel’s incoming government (all times local): 4:19 p.m. Israel’s designated new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, is being loudly heckled as he tries to deliver a speech to the Knesset. Bennett is expected later Sunday to be sworn in as the country’s new prime minister, ending […]

G7 split on reallocating $100 bln IMF funds to COVID-hit nations

Group of Seven leaders were trying to resolve differences over a proposal to reallocate $100 billion from the International Monetary Fund’s warchest to help countries struggling to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. An almost final version of the G7 communique seen by Reuters showed Germany and Italy had […]

India cuts taxes on medicines and equipment to treat COVID-19

India on Saturday cut taxes on medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators and drugs used to treat COVID-19 infections, after widespread criticism over healthcare costs during a devastating second wave of the virus in April and May. The government cut taxes on medical grade oxygen, ventilators, the remdesivir […]

Israel’s Knesset set to vote on new government, ending Netanyahu’s rule

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year hold on power was set to end on Sunday when parliament votes on a new government, ushering in an administration that has pledged to heal a nation bitterly divided over his departure. Netanyahu, the most dominant Israeli politician of his generation, […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, Devika River National Project in J&K is a symbol of harmony and unity

Visits the site of the Devika Project for on-the-spot assessment DELHI, JUNE 12: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said that the River Devika National Project in Jammu & Kashmir is going to reflect our collective pride and faith, and will be the first-of-its kind in North India. […]

India reports 80,834 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest after 71 days

India’s Active Caseload further declines to 10,26,159 Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 31 consecutive days Recovery Rate increases to 95.26% Daily Positivity Rate stands at 4.25%, less than 10% positivity for 20 continuous days DELHI, JUNE 13: India has reported 80,834 Daily New Cases in […]

Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit

DELHI, JUNE 12: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.   The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger – Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics.  During the session, Prime Minister […]

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