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Diplomacy

PM Modi calls for comprehensive reform of UN
PM Modi calls for comprehensive reform of UN

India and several countries’ stand is the UN should reflect today’s realities and address contemporary challenges and for this, it needs to be reformed

It’s time to unmask Pakistan for its crime against minorities
It’s time to unmask Pakistan for its crime against minorities

Taking into consideration the abduction of a Sikh girl, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission

India-Bangladesh relations get a boost as New Delhi proposes air bubble with Dhaka
India-Bangladesh relations get a boost as New Delhi proposes air bubble with Dhaka

India and Bangladesh have emerged as strong neighbours with India providing all possible assistance to Dhaka to meet its requirements

Politics


Parliament passes 2 bills aimed at raising farmers’ income, PM Modi hails it as “watershed moment”
Parliament passes 2 bills aimed at raising farmers’ income, PM Modi hails it as “watershed moment”

Many had speculated that this will end the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system but the government made it clear that it will continue

Govt allows 74% FDI in defence sector through automatic route
Govt allows 74% FDI in defence sector through automatic route

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector shall, however, be subject to scrutiny on grounds of national security

Covid


India reports over 90,000 recoveries for 3rd consecutive day, recovery rate crosses 80%
India reports over 90,000 recoveries for 3rd consecutive day, recovery rate crosses 80%

India tops the global figure of total recoveries and accounts for more than 19% of the world total

India records over 94,000 recoveries for the second consecutive day
India records over 94,000 recoveries for the second consecutive day

India tested around 12,06,806 samples in the past 24 hours taking the total number of tests to 6,36,61,060

Social


Minimum support price of wheat, five other key winter crops hiked by govt
Minimum support price of wheat, five other key winter crops hiked by govt

The move came a day after Parliament approved two important bills to reform the country’s agriculture sector

PM-AASHA aims to benefit farmers with adequate returns on produce: Tomar
PM-AASHA aims to benefit farmers with adequate returns on produce: Tomar

Under PM-AASHA, States and UTs are offered to choose either PSS and PDPS in a given procurement season with respect to particular oilseeds crop for the entire State

Business


Indian market likely to be in benefit irrespective of who wins the U.S presidential elections
Indian market likely to be in benefit irrespective of who wins the U.S presidential elections

Investors took into account factors like trade and foreign policy, Fed policy, and fiscal spending on infrastructure while analyzing the market patterns

Asian Development Bank should raise size of lending to India: FM Sitharaman
Asian Development Bank should raise size of lending to India: FM Sitharaman

ADB became the first bank to commit $4 billion to India in a year in 2019

Kashmir


Over two million people have applied for J&K Domicile Certificates
Over two million people have applied for J&K Domicile Certificates

The government has also taken a wide range of measures for the relief and rehabilitation of migrants of East Pakistan

NEP can transform J&K into a hub of knowledge, innovation and learning: President Kovind
NEP can transform J&K into a hub of knowledge, innovation and learning: President Kovind

The three-language formula is of immense significance and could promote multilingualism as well as national unity, the President said

Disinformation

On Covid-19 and India, Washington Post fails test of fair and objective reporting
On Covid-19 and India, Washington Post fails test of fair and objective reporting

An article in the publication ignores crucial information that is readily available in the public domain

BBC story on community transmission in India deviates from truth and fudges info on virus spread
BBC story on community transmission in India deviates from truth and fudges info on virus spread

Indian officials say they will not hide facts from the public when the country reaches the community transmission stage.

Criticism by The Economist of India’s handling of Covid-19 is wrong on multiple counts
Criticism by The Economist of India’s handling of Covid-19 is wrong on multiple counts

The article cites instances without going into requisite detail and ends up being a misleading narrative

Videos

Covid-19 Vaccine: Countries need to come together and pool resources, says WHO
Covid-19 Vaccine: Countries need to come together and pool resources, says WHO

The World Health Organisation’s Covax facility will try to ensure equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

India fights Covid-19: Over 36 million tests conducted in the country so far
India fights Covid-19: Over 36 million tests conducted in the country so far

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients currently stands at 75.9 percent

Infographics

India scales new heights in single-day Covid-19 recoveries
India scales new heights in single-day Covid-19 recoveries

By adopting focussed strategy and measures, India has been continuously reporting high number of recoveries

India ramps up COVID-19 testing, 11.7 lakh temples tested in last 24 hours
India ramps up COVID-19 testing, 11.7 lakh temples tested in last 24 hours

Despite the high testing levels, the Daily Positivity Rate has been below 7.5 per cent for the past several days