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Modi calls for ‘reset’ in post-pandemic world

Modi calls for ‘reset’ in post-pandemic world

🕔06:48, 18.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 18  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that there is a need for change in protocols, mindsets and systems globally in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He compared the post-pandemic scenario to the situation that

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Discoms’ dues to generators rise 48% to Rs 1.27 lakh crore

Discoms’ dues to generators rise 48% to Rs 1.27 lakh crore

🕔15:24, 6.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 6 The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a wider impact on the country’s power sector in the current financial year with the acute slowdown witnessed in the first quarter period carrying on further, albeit at a lot lower

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Higher petroleum taxes rescue govt’s biggest ever economic package

Higher petroleum taxes rescue govt’s biggest ever economic package

🕔08:10, 20.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 20  The government is depending heavily on taxes levied on petrol and diesel to finance its biggest ever Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May to revive the economy hit

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Covid underscores need for greater global cooperation: President

Covid underscores need for greater global cooperation: President

🕔07:45, 15.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 15  President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for greater global cooperation to ensure collective health and economic well-being, expressing hope that the international community will soon find a

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Projects extending 1,330 km awarded during Apr-Sep: NHAI

Projects extending 1,330 km awarded during Apr-Sep: NHAI

🕔09:01, 8.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 8  State-run National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Wednesday said that it has awarded projects for a cumulative length of 1,330 km in FY21 despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The projects awarded so far in first half

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ISRO gearing up for rocket launches with Virtual Launch Control Centre

ISRO gearing up for rocket launches with Virtual Launch Control Centre

🕔07:17, 6.Oct 2020

Chennai, Oct 6  Trying to make up for lost time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian space agency is gearing up for three quick rocket launches carrying domestic and foreign satellites, said a senior official. The Indian space agency

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Covid warrants relook at timelines of some future regulations: Kirloskar

Covid warrants relook at timelines of some future regulations: Kirloskar

🕔07:29, 5.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 5  The Covid-19 pandemic has warranted a relook at the timelines of some future regulations like fuel efficiency norms and ‘BS VI phase II’, said Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vikram Kirloskar. Kirloskar spoke at the

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Funding to be plugged for non reforming discoms: Power Minister (IANS Interview)

Funding to be plugged for non reforming discoms: Power Minister (IANS Interview)

🕔14:59, 29.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 29  The Covid-19 pandemic may have pushed the government to provide liquidity support to inefficient and loss making discoms but days of easy financing for such entities will soon be over as the Power Ministry has directed

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Drone delivery at home to get a boost in post Covid era

Drone delivery at home to get a boost in post Covid era

🕔14:54, 29.Aug 2020

New York, Aug 29 The Covid-19 pandemic has given a tremendous boost to online delivery platforms and retail drone technology will see a commercial rollout on a larger scale in the not-too-distant future, Indian-origin researchers have stressed. The study found that

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Oil companies struggle to spend capex amid FinMin’s expectations

Oil companies struggle to spend capex amid FinMin’s expectations

🕔07:52, 26.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 26  State-owned oil companies are struggling to keep up the momentum over their planned capital expenditure for the current fiscal as the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down project execution and pruned spending. All public sector oil companies

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DMRC using 3D model-based technology to work remotely on Phase IV project

DMRC using 3D model-based technology to work remotely on Phase IV project

🕔16:56, 20.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 20 Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the employees of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) are working remotely by using an intelligent 3D model-based process to ideate, plan and finalise the designs of structures for its Phase IV project. The

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OYO ties up with states for quarantine facilities

OYO ties up with states for quarantine facilities

🕔07:46, 12.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 12  In continuation of its initiative to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, OYO Hotels and Homes has partnered with over 24 state governments, local authorities and hospitals under the ‘OYO Care’ initiative to offer some of its properties

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Discoms’ dues to generators rise 66% to Rs 1.20 lakh cr

Discoms’ dues to generators rise 66% to Rs 1.20 lakh cr

🕔06:48, 8.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 8  The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a wider impact on the country’s power sector in the current financial year with the acute slowdown witnessed in the first quarter period carrying on further, affecting both demand and

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Solar sector imports down 83% even before govt checks begin

Solar sector imports down 83% even before govt checks begin

🕔18:48, 4.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 4  The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to India’s solar equipment imports from China, even before various government initiatives to check imports and boost domestic manufacturing set in. As per Commerce Ministry data, Indian imports

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Over 56,000 Indian expats leave Oman due to COVID-19

Over 56,000 Indian expats leave Oman due to COVID-19

🕔07:19, 4.Aug 2020

Muscat, Aug 4  More than 56,000 Indian expats have had to leave Oman, after residing in the Gulf country for years, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which led to many being unemployed, a media report said. Anuj Swarup, Second

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Banks’ GNPA ratio may surge to 14.7% in FY21: RBI report

Banks’ GNPA ratio may surge to 14.7% in FY21: RBI report

🕔19:17, 24.Jul 2020

Mumbai, July 24  The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to worsen India’s bad loan scenario, as the latest Financial Stability Report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) predicts that gross non-performing assets (NPA) ratio of Indian banks may increase to

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Retail investors’ participation in equity market surges: SEBI chief

Retail investors’ participation in equity market surges: SEBI chief

🕔17:44, 22.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 22  Despite Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in participation of retail investors in the equity market over the last few months, SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Wednesday. Addressing the Ficci’s 17th Annual Capital Market

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200 million higher education students impacted by Covid-19 pandemic: Coursera

200 million higher education students impacted by Covid-19 pandemic: Coursera

🕔17:00, 18.Jul 2020

New Delhi [India], July 18 — The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of more than 555 million workers and 200 million higher education students around the globe, according to the world’s largest online learning platform Coursera. In India, the

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Plea in SC for live Amarnath darshan through internet and TV

Plea in SC for live Amarnath darshan through internet and TV

🕔07:30, 10.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 10  A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking restriction on the access of the general public/devotees in this year’s Amarnath Yatra due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The petitioners have also sought direction to

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