Day: October 1, 2021

Abortion, Taliban in spotlight at Hollywood women’s event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A Hollywood event that’s supposed to be about women’s empowerment in the industry and the world was more about how their rights are being imperiled at home and abroad. Restrictive abortion legislation in the U.S. and the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan took center stage […]

India govt says no decision on Air India sale after report cites Tata Sons as winner

Oct 1 – India’s finance ministry said on Friday reports suggesting the government has picked a winning bid for the debt-laden state-run airline Air India were incorrect. Earlier on Friday, Bloomberg reported that a panel of ministers accepted a proposal from officials recommending salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Sons ahead […]

India coal crisis brews as power demand surges, record global prices bite

Summary Power demand growth moves to industries from residences High global coal prices drag on Indian coal imports Coal stocks at power plants hit multi-year lows CHENNAI, Oct – Indian utilities are scrambling to secure coal supplies as inventories hit critical lows after a surge in power demand […]

PM launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0

“Goal of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0’ is to make the cities completely free of garbage”“Country’s target in the next phase of Mission AMRUT is ‘Improving sewage and septic management, making our cities water-safe cities and ensuring that no sewage drains anywhere in our rivers” “In the journey of […]

India’s power consumption up 1.83 pc at 114.49 bn units in September

New Delhi, Oct 1: India’s power consumption grew 1.83 per cent in September to 114.49 billion units (BU), showing subdued recovery according to power ministry data. In the entire month of September last year, the power consumption was 112.43 BU, higher than 107.51 BU in the same month […]

PM launches second phases of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban, AMRUT

New Delhi, Oct 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.?????????? In line with the vision of the prime minister, SBM-U 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 have been designed to realise the aspiration […]

Trains packed with commuters as Japan fully ends emergency

TOKYO — Japan fully came out of a coronavirus state of emergency for the first time in more than six months as the country starts to gradually ease virus measures to help rejuvenate the pandemic-hit economy as the infections slowed. At Tokyo’s busy Shinagawa train station, a sea […]

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