Covid


Covid-19 Vaccination drive for 60 years-plus category begins on March 1
Covid-19 Vaccination drive for 60 years-plus category begins on March 1

The first phase of the vaccination drive started on January 16, covering healthcare and frontline workers across the country

As COVID-19 cases spike again, Centre sends teams to 8 states to 'control transmission’
As COVID-19 cases spike again, Centre sends teams to 8 states to 'control transmission’

They have also been advised to increase testing in a focussed manner in the affected districts

Covid-19 Update: Daily case fatalities remain below 100 since last week
Covid-19 Update: Daily case fatalities remain below 100 since last week

Nearly 75 percent of the country's active cases are from Kerala and Maharashtra

COVID-19: Centre asks states to take 5 steps to check rising cases
COVID-19: Centre asks states to take 5 steps to check rising cases

The measures suggested include regular monitoring of the mutant strains through testing followed by Genome Sequencing

Covid-19 Update: Five states see an upsurge in Covid-19 cases
Covid-19 Update: Five states see an upsurge in Covid-19 cases

There has been a rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.Kerala continues to report a high number of daily new cases.

10 million doses in 34 days: India reaches milestone in COVID-19 vaccination
10 million doses in 34 days: India reaches milestone in COVID-19 vaccination

India is the second fastest in the world to reach the figure of 10 million COVID-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 Update: India vaccinates over 9.4 million people, becomes third topmost country globally
Covid-19 Update: India vaccinates over 9.4 million people, becomes third topmost country globally

The second dose of COVID19 vaccination started on February 13 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days since the first dose

COVID-19: All states, Union Territories report decline in active cases over past month
COVID-19: All states, Union Territories report decline in active cases over past month

India’s cumulative recoveries have shown a progressive increment on a daily basis and now stand at over 1.06 crore

COVID-19 update: Over 8.7 million healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated so far
COVID-19 update: Over 8.7 million healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated so far

Meanwhile, India’s total Active Caseload has dropped to 1.36 lakh, or just 1.25% of the total Positive Cases

Covid-19 Update: 33 States, UTs report less than 5,000 active cases in last 24 hours
Covid-19 Update: 33 States, UTs report less than 5,000 active cases in last 24 hours

The cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID19 in the country has reached nearly 83 lakhs

Politics

2021 Assembly Elections to be held in five states from March 27
2021 Assembly Elections to be held in five states from March 27

Elections to the State Assembly will be conducted in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherrry

PM Modi says proposal given to farmers on new laws still stands
PM Modi says proposal given to farmers on new laws still stands

“The Agriculture Minister is just a phone call away for taking forward the talks,” PM Modi

India to celebrate National Voters' Day on January 25
India to celebrate National Voters' Day on January 25

The National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011, to mark the ECI's foundation day in 1950

74% Indians satisfied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance: Survey
74% Indians satisfied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance: Survey

The survey also predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would retain power with a huge margin if the general elections were held today

PM Modi to address 'Parakram Diwas' to mark 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
PM Modi to address 'Parakram Diwas' to mark 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Parakram Diwas will honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation

PML-N terms Imran Khan as incompetent PM
PML-N terms Imran Khan as incompetent PM

Opposition parties in Pakistan have sharpened their attack on Imran Khan, stating the Prime Minister has increased the country's debt without installing a brick in the way of development

PM Modi, most popular world leader : US Survey
PM Modi, most popular world leader : US Survey

A survey by a US based agency declared Prime Minister Modi as the most popular global leader

 Election Commission of India looking at ‘vote from workplace’ EVMs: Report
Election Commission of India looking at ‘vote from workplace’ EVMs: Report

The poll panel will soon discuss a conceptual framework of the technology to enable vote-from-anywhere

New Parliament building will be a witness to Aatmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi
New Parliament building will be a witness to Aatmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

It will match the needs and aspirations of ‘New India’ in the 75th anniversary of independence

India needs ‘one nation, one election’ system to curb impact on development work: PM Modi
India needs ‘one nation, one election’ system to curb impact on development work: PM Modi

While addressing the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference, PM Modi also paid homage to those who died in the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks

Social

Sports plays important role in shaping country's identity, image: PM Modi
Sports plays important role in shaping country's identity, image: PM Modi

Reforms were being being carried out in the country's sports ecosystem over the past few years, PM Modi said

More than Rs 70,000 crore will be given to local bodies to boost health services: PM Modi
More than Rs 70,000 crore will be given to local bodies to boost health services: PM Modi

The government is committed to provide better healthcare to every citizen, the Prime Minister said

'Self 3': PM Modi's mantra to students during IIT Kharagpur Convocation address
'Self 3': PM Modi's mantra to students during IIT Kharagpur Convocation address

During his address, Prime Minister Modi urged the graduating students to innovate and work towards creating startups

World Bank, Center sign $68 million project to improve education quality in India
World Bank, Center sign $68 million project to improve education quality in India

The project will help improve classroom instruction in higher secondary schools in Nagaland

Key highlights of PM Modi’s speech at NITI Aayog meet
Key highlights of PM Modi’s speech at NITI Aayog meet

The PM's speech focuses on ease of doing business and the working of center and state together in handling the coronavirus pandemic

Many who are spreading terror and violence across world are highly educated, highly skilled: PM Modi
Many who are spreading terror and violence across world are highly educated, highly skilled: PM Modi

Students need to decide whether they want to be part of the problem or the solution, PM Modi said

Over 67 million rural homes now have tap water connections
Over 67 million rural homes now have tap water connections

Over one-third of the country's total 18.93 crore (189.3 million) rural households now have tap water connections

India’s history not just about those who enslaved the country: PM Modi
India’s history not just about those who enslaved the country: PM Modi

We are rectifying mistakes of history which didn't honor deserving leaders and warriors, Prime Minister Modi said

In radical change, government deregulates geospatial data and services including maps
In radical change, government deregulates geospatial data and services including maps

This will unlock tremendous opportunities for start-ups, private sector, and research institutions

India scaling up physical, social infra at rapid pace: PM Modi
India scaling up physical, social infra at rapid pace: PM Modi

“World is looking at India with great enthusiasm and positivity,” PM Modi

Business

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Trust, transparency for depositors and investors top priority: PM Modi
Trust, transparency for depositors and investors top priority: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi pointed out that steps had been taken to free the country from the culture of non-transparent credit

57 countries support India’s demand for IP waiver on Covid-19 vaccine: Piyush Goyal
57 countries support India’s demand for IP waiver on Covid-19 vaccine: Piyush Goyal

The waiver is opposed by China, the European Union, the UK, the US, Switzerland, Japan and Australia

India ties up with world's largest dredger maker to develop, maintain ports
India ties up with world's largest dredger maker to develop, maintain ports

High-capacity, world-class dredgers will be manufactured in India for the first time

Union Cabinet clears PLI scheme to boost manufacturing of laptops, tablets, PCs
Union Cabinet clears PLI scheme to boost manufacturing of laptops, tablets, PCs

The National Policy on Electronics 2019 envisages positioning India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing

India, AIIB sign $304 million loan agreement for power transmission improvement in Assam
India, AIIB sign $304 million loan agreement for power transmission improvement in Assam

The $304 million loan from the AIIB has a 5-year grace period and a maturity of 24 years

It's time to embark on Mission ‘One Nation One Standard’: Piyush Goyal
It's time to embark on Mission ‘One Nation One Standard’: Piyush Goyal

Strength and character of a nation is often exemplified by the standards it sets for the quality of its products and services, Piyush Goyal said

India, Singapore partnership to help India become Atmanirbhar: Piyush Goyal
India, Singapore partnership to help India become Atmanirbhar: Piyush Goyal

E-Commerce, fintech, smart manufacturing, healthcare are significant areas where India offers a large market

India, Japan to together strengthen manufacturing in India: Japanese envoy
India, Japan to together strengthen manufacturing in India: Japanese envoy

Over 200 Japanese companies were operating in Karnataka, the country’s Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki said while addressing an event

When the chips were down, your code kept things running, PM Modi tells IT industry
When the chips were down, your code kept things running, PM Modi tells IT industry

The world is looking at India with greater hope and expectations than before, Prime Minister Modi said

Cabinet approves trade pact between India and Mauritius
Cabinet approves trade pact between India and Mauritius

Since 2005, India has been among the largest trading partners of Mauritius

Kashmir

Banihal-Baramulla train service resumes in Kashmir Valley
Banihal-Baramulla train service resumes in Kashmir Valley

Passengers will have to follow all COVID-19 protocols including social distancing and the use of face masks

J&K to increase exports to Rs 5,000 crores in next two years: LG Sinha
J&K to increase exports to Rs 5,000 crores in next two years: LG Sinha

Jammu & Kashmir was passing through a period of transition for development, peace and prosperity, LG Manoj Sinha said

Investing more than ever before in infrastructure, industries, education & healthcare: J&K LG to visiting envoys
Investing more than ever before in infrastructure, industries, education & healthcare: J&K LG to visiting envoys

The government does not want to lose sight of the goal of development, LG Manoj Sinha said

24 foreign envoys begin two-day visit to J&K, are briefed on development projects
24 foreign envoys begin two-day visit to J&K, are briefed on development projects

This is the third group of foreign envoys to visit Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019

Statehood will be conferred on Jammu and Kashmir at an appropriate time: Amit Shah
Statehood will be conferred on Jammu and Kashmir at an appropriate time: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir that nobody would lose their land

Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill passed by the Lok Sabha
Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill passed by the Lok Sabha

The Bill seeks to merge the J&K cadre with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre of All India Services

Anti-Terrorism Day: India stands united against Pakistan’s false solidarity for Kashmir
Anti-Terrorism Day: India stands united against Pakistan’s false solidarity for Kashmir

Netizens take to social media to unmask the real face of Pakistan and expose its double standards

4G mobile internet services being restored in entire Jammu & Kashmir
4G mobile internet services being restored in entire Jammu & Kashmir

The decision followed a "careful review of the overall security scenario" by the Jammu and Kashmir Home Department

Sharp spike in ceasefire violations; substantial decline in terror attacks in J&K
Sharp spike in ceasefire violations; substantial decline in terror attacks in J&K

In 2020, 221 terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, where 157 terrorists had been gunned down in 2019

Modi Cabinet approves 850 MW hydro project for J&K
Modi Cabinet approves 850 MW hydro project for J&K

Construction activities of the project will result in direct and indirect employment to around 4000 persons

Diplomacy

India-China Foreign Ministers agree to establish hotline
India-China Foreign Ministers agree to establish hotline

“A prolongation of the existing situation is not in the interest of India and China”, said EAM Jaishankar

India, a linchpin of emerging international strategy in Indo-Pacific region
India, a linchpin of emerging international strategy in Indo-Pacific region

Indo-Pacific cooperation has emerged as the central theme of trilateral dialogues and the Quad

No territory conceded under disengagement pact with China: MEA
No territory conceded under disengagement pact with China: MEA

India and China concluded the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the North and South banks of Pangong Tso last week

India to fund NR 530 million for construction of 25 health posts in Nepal
India to fund NR 530 million for construction of 25 health posts in Nepal

These 25 health posts are the first batch of 147 health sector projects in Nepal being reconstructed by India under US $ 50 million grant

BRICS Sherpas hold first meeting under India’s presidency
BRICS Sherpas hold first meeting under India’s presidency

BRICS Sherpas and Sous Sherpas held their first meeting from February 24-26 under India’s presidency

Indian economist Ligia Noronha appointed as Assistant Secretary General and Head of UNEP NY Office
Indian economist Ligia Noronha appointed as Assistant Secretary General and Head of UNEP NY Office

Noronha is an economist with over 30 years of international experience in the field of sustainable development

ISRO’s PSLVC51 to launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites on Feb 28
ISRO’s PSLVC51 to launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites on Feb 28

PSLV-C51 is the first dedicated commercial mission by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under the Department of Space.

India, Pakistan armies agree to ceasefire along LoC from Feb 24 midnight
India, Pakistan armies agree to ceasefire along LoC from Feb 24 midnight

The two sides agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns which have the propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence

Elephant in the room: Is China planning to control world's economy?
Elephant in the room: Is China planning to control world's economy?

100 percent programmable and trackable, digital Yuan is tied up with China’s drive to control over the world's economy

EAM Jaishankar discusses bilateral, regional issues with Uzbekistan FM
EAM Jaishankar discusses bilateral, regional issues with Uzbekistan FM

Both Ministers also noted the importance of a stable and peaceful Afghanistan for regional stability and security

India in touch with Bangladesh to ensure safe repatriation of Rohingya boat victims: MEA
India in touch with Bangladesh to ensure safe repatriation of Rohingya boat victims: MEA

Two weeks back, around 90 Rohingya refugees in search of better lives had started their journey from Bangladesh, but their boat broke down, making it adrift in the sea

Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines under COVAX programme
Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines under COVAX programme

Under WHO backed COVAX programme,Ghana has become the first country to receive India manufactured Covid-19 vaccine

India, Ireland hold consultations on UNSC issues
India, Ireland hold consultations on UNSC issues

Both India and Ireland have become non-permanent members of the UNSC for the year 2021 and 22

Reconstruction of 66th school in Nepal through Indian grant assistance begins
Reconstruction of 66th school in Nepal through Indian grant assistance begins

India has committed US$ 50 million for reconstruction of total 71 educational institutions in 8 districts of Nepal

IAF Chief meets Bangladeshi counterpart, discusses strengthening bilateral engagement
IAF Chief meets Bangladeshi counterpart, discusses strengthening bilateral engagement

The two expressed satisfaction on the significant progress made in cooperation, the Indian Air Force said