India’s infrastructure competitive landscape has strong domestic capacity: Fitch

India’s infrastructure competitive landscape has strong domestic capacity: Fitch

🕔15:38, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, Apr 23 — India’s competitive landscape is seeing domestic contractors accounting for 89 per cent of construction roles on infrastructure and building projects in the market, according to a new report by Fitch Solutions. Larsen & Toubro (L&T),

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CMR grants permission for drone trial to deliver vaccine

CMR grants permission for drone trial to deliver vaccine

🕔13:50, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has granted permission for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur. In a statement, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the

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Singapore bars long-term pass holders, visitors from India

Singapore bars long-term pass holders, visitors from India

🕔13:45, 23.Apr 2021

Singapore, April 23  All long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who have travelled to India within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore, as the country goes on “heightened alert” against Covid-19. This

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Winter returns to Himachal with widespread snow

Winter returns to Himachal with widespread snow

🕔12:00, 23.Apr 2021

Shimla, April 23  Winter has returned to Himachal Pradesh with the state experiencing widespread rain and snowfall in the past 24 hours, pushing down the mercury by several notches, the weather office here said on Friday. Tourist spots near Shimla

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Oxygen to be sold in UP on doctor’s prescription only

Oxygen to be sold in UP on doctor’s prescription only

🕔11:41, 23.Apr 2021

Lucknow, April 23 The Uttar Pradesh government has now made a doctor’s prescription mandatory for buying oxygen or refilling cylinders. Additional chief secretary (information) Navneet Sehgal said, the decision was taken to curb hoarding of oxygen cylinders in homes. “While

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OMCs keep petrol, diesel prices static as global crude stable

OMCs keep petrol, diesel prices static as global crude stable

🕔10:08, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Friday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision. Accordingly, pump prices of

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Modi announces US-India partnership to fight climate change

Modi announces US-India partnership to fight climate change

🕔09:55, 23.Apr 2021

New York, April 23  Warning that the Covid-19 pandemic is a grim reminder of the dangers of climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a global initiative in cooperation with the US to mobilise investments for the greening

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14 UP cities to get 700 e-buses this year

14 UP cities to get 700 e-buses this year

🕔09:47, 23.Apr 2021

Lucknow, April 23 The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to operate 700 electric buses in 14 major cities of the state in order to bring down pollution levels. According to the government spokesman, work is being done at a rapid pace

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Act against hospitals denying cashless claims to Covid patients: IRDAI

Act against hospitals denying cashless claims to Covid patients: IRDAI

🕔09:45, 23.Apr 2021

Chennai, April 23 India’s insurance sector regulator has directed general and health insurance companies to take action against hospitals if they don’t provide cashless facility for Covid-19 claims. In a circular the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)

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Centre requests states to vaccinate bankers, insurers on priority

Centre requests states to vaccinate bankers, insurers on priority

🕔09:44, 23.Apr 2021

Chennai, April 23  The central government has written to all the state governments and union territories (UT) requesting them to have special arrangements to vaccinate bankers and insurers. The Centre has also asked the state governments and UTs to have

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India to import oxygen generation plants, containers from Germany

India to import oxygen generation plants, containers from Germany

🕔06:35, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Amid reports of shortage of oxygen in the hospitals during the second wave of Covid across the country, India will be importing oxygen generation plants and containers from Germany to cater the shortage. Government sources said

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‘India to support B’desh in its current vaccination drive’

‘India to support B’desh in its current vaccination drive’

🕔06:34, 23.Apr 2021

Dhaka, April 23  Amid global crisis of vaccine, India will cooperate Bangladesh to continue its current vaccination drive by trying its best to supply Covid-19 vaccines, said Indian envoy in Dhaka Vikram Doraiswami. The Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka said

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Vaccinating everyone above 18 to cost just 0.36% of GDP: Ind-Ra

Vaccinating everyone above 18 to cost just 0.36% of GDP: Ind-Ra

🕔06:33, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Vaccinating everyone above 18 in the phase III of the inoculation drive will cost only about 0.36 per cent of the GDP, ratings agency India Ratings and Research said. As the second wave of Covid-19 sweeps

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Emirates to suspend flight services to India from April 24

Emirates to suspend flight services to India from April 24

🕔06:32, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Dubai-based airline Emirates will suspend flight services to India from 11.59 p.m. of April 24. “Effective 24 April 2021 Saturday, 2359 local time Dubai and for the next 10 days, Emirates flights from India to the

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Fitch Ratings affirms India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-‘, outlook negative

Fitch Ratings affirms India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-‘, outlook negative

🕔06:31, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Fitch Ratings on Thursday affirmed India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-‘ with a negative outlook. The affirmation of the negative outlook on India’s Long-Term IDRs reflects concerns over high public debt levels and increasing risk to growth

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‘Developed nations should contribute more to tackle climate change’

‘Developed nations should contribute more to tackle climate change’

🕔06:30, 23.Apr 2021

United Nations, April 23  United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on developed countries to contribute more to defeating climate change during a US-hosted virtual event. “Let us mobilize political leadership to move ahead together — to overcome climate change, end

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Centre allows feasibility study of delivering Covid vaccine via drones

Centre allows feasibility study of delivering Covid vaccine via drones

🕔06:29, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Centre has granted conditional exemption to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones. As per Ministry of Civil Aviation, the study will be conducted in collaboration

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Delhi records highest-ever Covid-19 deaths, positivity rate at 36.24

Delhi records highest-ever Covid-19 deaths, positivity rate at 36.24

🕔06:27, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  There seems no respite for Delhi from coronavirus as it recorded the highest-ever daily death toll at 306, while equally alarmingly, the city’s positivity rate stood at 36.24 per cent, meaning every third person who underwent

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State Govts free to purchase vaccines from manufacturers: Centre

State Govts free to purchase vaccines from manufacturers: Centre

🕔06:26, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  The Centre on Thursday said that state governments are free to procure vaccine doses from the manufacturers as per the “Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy.” In a statement the Union Health Ministry said

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SAIL focusses on enhancing Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) production from its plants

SAIL focusses on enhancing Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) production from its plants

🕔18:28, 22.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 22, 2021: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been in the forefront in meeting  the challenge of making Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) available in the country. It has already supplied 36,747 Metric Tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical

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