6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

🕔10:50, 2.Aug 2020

Manila, Aug 2  An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Maguindanao province in southern Philippines on Sunday, authorities said. The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which struck at 1.08 a.m., hit at a

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Yogi announces free bus travel for women on Raksha Bandhan

Yogi announces free bus travel for women on Raksha Bandhan

🕔10:49, 2.Aug 2020

Lucknow, Aug 2 As a special gift to women in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will offer free services to women in its buses of all categories, on the

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Maha records highest 322 Covid deaths, toll crosses 15K

Maha records highest 322 Covid deaths, toll crosses 15K

🕔10:48, 2.Aug 2020

Mumbai, Aug 2  On the first day of August, Maharashtra jumped to a new high of 322 Covid-19 deaths, with the state death toll crossing the 15,000-mark, besides notching fresh cases in the 9,000 plus range, officials said here on

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Ahead Aug 5 anniversary, 54% funds of PM’s J&K package used, 3 projects done

Ahead Aug 5 anniversary, 54% funds of PM’s J&K package used, 3 projects done

🕔10:47, 2.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 2  Just four days ahead of the first anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5, government data showed acceleration of Central projects

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First pan-India Covid viral genome sequencing complete: Govt

First pan-India Covid viral genome sequencing complete: Govt

🕔10:44, 2.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 2  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, here on Saturday, announced the completion of pan-India 1000 genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. The sequence data will soon be released in the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) for

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SEBI diktats cause unease in markets, brokers petition Finance Ministry

SEBI diktats cause unease in markets, brokers petition Finance Ministry

🕔10:38, 2.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 2 The Finance Ministry may soon have a decision to make, whether to encourage retail investors participation in the stock market through direct trading or to discourage them as seems to be the case with recent diktats on

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Kuwait resumes commercial flights after months of suspension

Kuwait resumes commercial flights after months of suspension

🕔10:37, 2.Aug 2020

Kuwait City, Aug 2 Kuwait has resumed commercial flights after remaining suspended for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s civil aviation authorities said. The flights resumed on Saturday at the Kuwait International Airport, reports Xinhua news agency. Sheikh Salman

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Israel to resume int’l flights on Aug 16

Israel to resume int’l flights on Aug 16

🕔10:35, 2.Aug 2020

Jerusalem, Aug 2  Israel will resume international flights on August 16, Minister of Transport Miri Regev announced. As the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition has not increased sharply, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently approved the resumption of international

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Centre decides to permit export of made-in-India ventilators

Centre decides to permit export of made-in-India ventilators

🕔10:34, 2.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 2  The Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 on Saturday agreed to the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to allow the export of made-in-India ventilators. The export prohibition on ventilators was imposed in

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India, China to hold 5th round of military talks

India, China to hold 5th round of military talks

🕔10:32, 2.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 2 The fifth round of talks between the Indian and Chinese military representatives to discuss disengagements are set to take place on Sunday in Moldo, even as Beijing has started troop and material build-up in depth areas across

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NEP will turn ‘job seekers’ into ‘job creators’: PM

NEP will turn ‘job seekers’ into ‘job creators’: PM

🕔10:31, 2.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 2 Amid critique from certain quarters of the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday threw his weight behind the recently announced National Education Policy. Claiming that the NEP aims to increase enrollment ratio to 50 per cent

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Amar Singh was known for his friendships: PM Modi

Amar Singh was known for his friendships: PM Modi

🕔18:41, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1  Expressing condolences over the passing away of Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the energetic public figure was known for his friendships across many spheres

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Covid impact: GST collection drops 14% to Rs 87,422 cr in July

Covid impact: GST collection drops 14% to Rs 87,422 cr in July

🕔17:55, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1  The Covid-induced shrinking of economic activity for the past few months continued to have its impact on government’s tax collections with revenue under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) falling far below the psychological level of

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Students to get chance to take exams twice a year under NEP: Nishank (IANS Exclusive)

Students to get chance to take exams twice a year under NEP: Nishank (IANS Exclusive)

🕔17:54, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1 The Modi government came out with the New Education Policy 2020, replacing a 34-year-old national policy on education. Under the new policy, students will get a chance to take the board examination twice. What will be the

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Second serological survey for Covid begins in Delhi: Jain

Second serological survey for Covid begins in Delhi: Jain

🕔17:54, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, 1 Aug  Fresh serological survey for Covid-19 has begun in the national capital on Saturday. It was confirmed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. “It’s a technical process and will be conducted across the capital. We want to

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Fatality rate lowest since 1st lockdown, says Health Ministry

Fatality rate lowest since 1st lockdown, says Health Ministry

🕔17:52, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1  India continues to maintain the record of registering the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate on the global platform, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. “The Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.15% on Friday,

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3 more states, 1 UT join ration card portability scheme

3 more states, 1 UT join ration card portability scheme

🕔17:49, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1  The states of Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have also been integrated into the National Portability for ration cards, which already had 20 states/UTs on board. Now, 24 states/UTs are connected

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With safeguard duty in place, govt may lower customs duty levy on solar equipment imports from China

With safeguard duty in place, govt may lower customs duty levy on solar equipment imports from China

🕔17:47, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1  The government proposes a double layered taxation structure on imports of solar cells and modules in a bid to check proliferation of Chinese equipment in the critical power sector. Two sources in the government said that

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Air India commences fifth phase of VBM ops

Air India commences fifth phase of VBM ops

🕔17:45, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1 National carrier Air India on Saturday commenced the fifth phase of the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’. Accordingly, the airline is expected to operate close to 700 flights between India and at least 53 countries during this phase, airline

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Indians in UAE can get passports renewed in 2 days

Indians in UAE can get passports renewed in 2 days

🕔17:44, 1.Aug 2020

Abu Dhabi, Aug 1  Indian expats in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can now get their passports renewed in two days after submitting their applications, Consul General Aman Puri said. Also, the Indian Consulate in Dubai will accept passport applications

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