WHO releases report on global tracing of Covid origins

WHO releases report on global tracing of Covid origins

🕔06:34, 31.Mar 2021

Geneva, March 31  The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday released a report on the global tracing of Covid-19 origins, following a joint research with China on issues including the pathways of the virus and future investigation in different countries.

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Cabinet likely to consider IDBI Bank privatisation next week

Cabinet likely to consider IDBI Bank privatisation next week

🕔06:33, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  As the government’s new disinvestment policy moves ahead, the Union Cabinet is likely to consider the privatisation of IDBI Bank in its meeting next week, sources said on Tuesday. The LIC-owned IDBI Bank would be the

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India supports regional process under UN for peace in Afghanistan: Jaishankar

India supports regional process under UN for peace in Afghanistan: Jaishankar

🕔06:32, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  India on Tuesday said that it supports a regional process convened under the aegis of the United Nations for permanent peace in Afghanistan. A statement by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar at the 9th Ministerial Conference

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India, US special forces share best practices, operational tactics

India, US special forces share best practices, operational tactics

🕔06:31, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  A joint special forces exercise by India and the United States, Vajra Prahar 2021, was conducted at the Special Forces Training School in Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh. During the eleventh edition of Vajra Prahar 2021, both

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Equipment for Kudankulam N-plant on way from Europe

Equipment for Kudankulam N-plant on way from Europe

🕔06:30, 31.Mar 2021

Chennai, March 31  Russia’s integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Tuesday said a batch of equipment for upcoming two atomic power plants in India from European suppliers has been loaded onto a ship. In a statement, Rosatom said the equipment

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FM asks NDB to facilitate private sector participation

FM asks NDB to facilitate private sector participation

🕔06:29, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has suggested that the New Development Bank (NDB) facilitate private sector participation and explore more innovative financing structures. Addressing the 6th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of the New Development Bank

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Centre releases Rs 30,000 cr GST compensation to states

Centre releases Rs 30,000 cr GST compensation to states

🕔06:28, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  The Centre on Tuesday said it has released GST compensation amounting to Rs 30,000 crore to states. The funds were released as part ‘compensation admissible’ for FY21 on March 27. “The total amount of compensation released

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347 UDAN air routes operationalised till date

347 UDAN air routes operationalised till date

🕔06:27, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  India has till date operationalised 347 air routes under the regional connectivity scheme ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ or RCS-UDAN. The scheme was launched in 2016. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that 22

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India’s healthcare industry to reach $372 bn by 2022: NITI Aayog

India’s healthcare industry to reach $372 bn by 2022: NITI Aayog

🕔06:26, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31 India’s healthcare industry has been growing at a compound annual growth rate of around 22 per cent since 2016 and is expected to reach $372 billion in 2022 at this rate, a NITI Aayog report said

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India’s PV industry to post 22-25% growth in FY22: ICRA

India’s PV industry to post 22-25% growth in FY22: ICRA

🕔06:24, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  India’s passenger vehicle industry is expected to post a growth of 22 to 25 per cent in FY22, ratings agency ICRA said on Tuesday. The growth is expected to be achieved after a 2-4 per cent

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Centre lists out 7-step strategy to deal with Covid spike at district-level

Centre lists out 7-step strategy to deal with Covid spike at district-level

🕔06:23, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  Amid the surge in coronavirus cases, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday wrote to Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories seeking action at the district levels, including public health measures, focus on mortality

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NRI investments on non-repatriation basis not indirect foreign investments

NRI investments on non-repatriation basis not indirect foreign investments

🕔06:18, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  Investments made by non-resident Indians (NRIs) on a non-repatriation basis will not be considered for calculation of indirect foreign investment. The Department for Promotion of Internal Policy and Trade (DPIIT) under the Ministry of Commerce and

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HPCL acquires balance 50% stake in Chhara LNG Terminal

HPCL acquires balance 50% stake in Chhara LNG Terminal

🕔04:41, 31.Mar 2021

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has acquired the balance 50% equity stake in ‘HPCL Shapoorji Energy Private Limited (HSEPL)’ from M/s S P Ports Pvt Ltd on 30th March 2021.  Post-acquisition, HPCL’s stake in HSEPL getsenhanced to 100%, making HSEPL

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1st all-electric Kia car can do 500 kms on single charge

1st all-electric Kia car can do 500 kms on single charge

🕔17:44, 30.Mar 2021

Seoul, March 30 Taking Elon Musk-run Tesla head on, South Korea’s No 2 automaker Kia on Tuesday unveiled the EV6, its first all-electric model built on a dedicated platform that can travel over 500 kms on a single charge. The EV6

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Maldivian to start first direct flight linking Mumbai-Maafaru

Maldivian to start first direct flight linking Mumbai-Maafaru

🕔17:43, 30.Mar 2021

Mumbai, March 30  Maldivian, the flag carrier of the Maldives, will launch its first direct flight connecting Maafaru with Mumbai, proving a boon to Bollywood, business and leisure travelers, an official said on Tuesday. Starting April 13, Maldivian will operate

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Punjab CM extends Covid curbs till April 10

Punjab CM extends Covid curbs till April 10

🕔17:41, 30.Mar 2021

Chandigarh, March 30  As Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Punjab, with the UK strain emerging the most prevalent, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered extension of curbs till April 10, while directing the Health Department to

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1 year of Atal Jal scheme: Key to raising India’s groundwater resources

1 year of Atal Jal scheme: Key to raising India’s groundwater resources

🕔16:37, 30.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 30  As water remains a major global challenge with more than half of India’s population living in towns and cities than in rural areas, one year after it kicked off, the Central government’s Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal

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Indians spend 188 bn minutes on OTT amid free telco bundling

Indians spend 188 bn minutes on OTT amid free telco bundling

🕔16:36, 30.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 30 Indians spent 188 billion minutes on various OTT platforms — the highest 69 billion minutes on daily soaps followed by movies with 31 billion minutes — in the month of February as free telecom bundling helped

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52% of Indian firms report cyber attack in last 12 months

52% of Indian firms report cyber attack in last 12 months

🕔16:34, 30.Mar 2021

Mumbai, March 30  About 52 per cent of Indian organisations said they fell victim to a successful cybersecurity attack in the last 12 months, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Of these successful breaches, 71 per cent of organisations

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Steel sector to bounce back to robust growth in 2021

Steel sector to bounce back to robust growth in 2021

🕔16:32, 30.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 30  After a brief lull in 2020 pushed by the pandemic and the lockdown that affected all industries, the Indian steel industry is expected to bounce back to a robust growth phase in 2021. Steel is regarded

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