Covid


Covid-19 Update: India registers 15,891 new cases in last 24 hours
Covid-19 Update: India registers 15,891 new cases in last 24 hours

India’s recovery rate stands at 98.08%, currently at its highest peak since March 2020

Covid-19 update: India records 18,987 new cases in the last 24 hours
Covid-19 update: India records 18,987 new cases in the last 24 hours

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 968 million

Covid-19 update: India’s active cases now at 2,07,653, the lowest number in 214 days
Covid-19 update: India’s active cases now at 2,07,653, the lowest number in 214 days

While 22,844 patients in the country recovered in the last 24 hours, new cases reported were 15,823

Covid-19 update: At 14,313, India records lowest daily new cases in 224 days
Covid-19 update: At 14,313, India records lowest daily new cases in 224 days

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has meanwhile exceeded 960 million

Covid-19 update: India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 950 million doses
Covid-19 update: India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 950 million doses

The country reported 18,132 new cases in the last 24 hours

Covid-19 update: India’s recovery rate stands at 97.98%, highest since March 2020
Covid-19 update: India’s recovery rate stands at 97.98%, highest since March 2020

The country reported 19,740 new cases and 23,070 recoveries in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 Update: India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 930 million
COVID-19 Update: India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 930 million

The country reported 21,257new cases in the last 24 hours

Through CoWIN vaccination platform, India has shown way to whole world: PM Modi
Through CoWIN vaccination platform, India has shown way to whole world: PM Modi

Facilities India prepared in such a short timespan to fight Covid-19 show its capability, he said

COVID-19 Update: India reports 22,431 fresh cases in last 24 hours
COVID-19 Update: India reports 22,431 fresh cases in last 24 hours

The country’s recovery rate stands at 97.95%, currently at its highest peak since March 2020

35 Oxygen Plants set up under PM CARES to be dedicated to nation by PM Modi tomorrow
35 Oxygen Plants set up under PM CARES to be dedicated to nation by PM Modi tomorrow

This is part of efforts to augment India’s medical oxygen generation capacity to deal with Covid-19

Politics

Union Home Ministry begins tripartite talks on issues related to Gorkhas
Union Home Ministry begins tripartite talks on issues related to Gorkhas

The second round of talks will be held in November

Bye-elections to 3 Parliament seats, 30 Assembly constituencies to be held on October 30
Bye-elections to 3 Parliament seats, 30 Assembly constituencies to be held on October 30

Counting of votes will be taken up on November 2

Incidents of left wing extremism declined by 23% in India: Home Minister
Incidents of left wing extremism declined by 23% in India: Home Minister

Home Minister Amit Shah reviews security situation, development projects in Naxal-hit areas with state CMs

Dysfunctional legislatures strike at the root of principle of parliamentary democracy: VP Venkaiah Naidu
Dysfunctional legislatures strike at the root of principle of parliamentary democracy: VP Venkaiah Naidu

The time has come to cleanse the system of various ills, he said while interacting with students

PM Modi lauds everyone involved for record 2.5-crore plus Covid-19 vaccinations
PM Modi lauds everyone involved for record 2.5-crore plus Covid-19 vaccinations

PM Modi also expressed happiness at every eligible person in Goa getting at least one dose of the vaccine

Bye-elections to 7 Rajya Sabha seats to be held on October 4
Bye-elections to 7 Rajya Sabha seats to be held on October 4

The last date of filing nominations is September 22 while the last date for withdrawal is September 27

At 70%, PM Modi’s approval ratings highest among global leaders: Survey
At 70%, PM Modi’s approval ratings highest among global leaders: Survey

PM Modi's approval ratings have gone up in the last two months as in June PM Modi's approval ratings were 66%

Historic Karbi peace accord signed to end insurgency in Assam
Historic Karbi peace accord signed to end insurgency in Assam

It proposes more legislative, executive, administrative and financial powers to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council

Fight against divisive forces, strengthen nation's unity: VP Venkaiah Naidu
Fight against divisive forces, strengthen nation's unity: VP Venkaiah Naidu

If everyone follows one’s religion in true spirit, there will not be any religious conflict, the Vice President said

Existence of powers trying to establish empires on basis of terror never permanent: PM Modi
Existence of powers trying to establish empires on basis of terror never permanent: PM Modi

The world is apprehensive of ideologies like those held by the attackers of Gujarat's Somnath Temple, he said

Social

‘Gati Shakti an extension of holistic governance’: PM Modi
‘Gati Shakti an extension of holistic governance’: PM Modi

People of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the centre of Gati Shakti, Prime Minister Modi said

India on its way to achieving clean energy and emission reduction targets: Union Minister RK Singh
India on its way to achieving clean energy and emission reduction targets: Union Minister RK Singh

India has set a target of 450 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030

Planning for low-carbon cities necessary to achieve Sustainable Development Goals: Union Minister Puri
Planning for low-carbon cities necessary to achieve Sustainable Development Goals: Union Minister Puri

Global SDG targets were unlikely to be met without India’s contributions, Hardeep Singh Puri said

Any fear of disruption in power supply entirely misplaced: Power Minister
Any fear of disruption in power supply entirely misplaced: Power Minister

The coal stock at power plant is sufficient for more than four days’ requirement, said the Ministry of Coal

India keen to take conservation of migratory birds to a new paradigm: Union Environment Minister
India keen to take conservation of migratory birds to a new paradigm: Union Environment Minister

India is among 30 countries under the Central Asian Flyway, which has important migration routes of birds

India to set up 75 STI hubs exclusively for SCs and STs: MoS Jitendra Singh
India to set up 75 STI hubs exclusively for SCs and STs: MoS Jitendra Singh

The objective behind such measures is to bring weaker sections of people at par with other sections of society

India committed to curtail carbon emissions in the Antarctic atmosphere: MoS Jitendra Singh
India committed to curtail carbon emissions in the Antarctic atmosphere: MoS Jitendra Singh

India signed the Madrid Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty in 1988

Better road connectivity needed in North-East to tap tourism potential: VP Venkaiah Naidu
Better road connectivity needed in North-East to tap tourism potential: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Noting that insurgency in the North East was coming down, he underlined that peace was prerequisite for progress

Holistic approach towards health is aim of ‘Swasth Bharat’: Vice President Naidu
Holistic approach towards health is aim of ‘Swasth Bharat’: Vice President Naidu

The Vice President praised Ayushman Bharat for bringing ‘health assurance’ to millions of poor families

India commited to long-term and mutually beneficial educational cooperation: Dharmendra Pradhan
India commited to long-term and mutually beneficial educational cooperation: Dharmendra Pradhan

India is building global competencies to fulfill 21st century aspirations, he said

Business

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Create working group on startups, innovation: India at SCO ministers meet
Create working group on startups, innovation: India at SCO ministers meet

All SCO member states have been invited to take part in the 2nd Start-up Forum to be hosted by India

India’s telecom policy driven by objectives of affordability, accessibility & availability: MoS Communications
India’s telecom policy driven by objectives of affordability, accessibility & availability: MoS Communications

Affordable telecom services will lead to digital transformation to the next level, he said

India calls for waiver of IPR and dismantling new trade barriers to fight Covid-19
India calls for waiver of IPR and dismantling new trade barriers to fight Covid-19

India has also called for actively resolving "new trade barriers" like vaccine differentiations

'Do away with Non-Tariff Barriers': Piyush Goyal to ASEAN bloc
'Do away with Non-Tariff Barriers': Piyush Goyal to ASEAN bloc

The current trade of about $80 billion makes Indo-ASEAN region one the largest trading areas globally, Goyal said

Air India Disinvestment: Tata Sons wins bid, deal to be completed by December
Air India Disinvestment: Tata Sons wins bid, deal to be completed by December

The transaction does not include non-core assets including land and building

 France's EDF and India's NTPC sign MoU to explore power project opportunities globally
France's EDF and India's NTPC sign MoU to explore power project opportunities globally

NTPC said this collaboration would further increase its competitiveness

G20 must purse more inclusive and equitable agenda: Piyush Goyal
G20 must purse more inclusive and equitable agenda: Piyush Goyal

The Union Minister was addressing the inaugural session of the ICRIER's 13th Annual International G-20 Conference

In a first, value-added products from Jackfruit, Passion fruit & Nutmeg from Kerala exported to Australia
In a first, value-added products from Jackfruit, Passion fruit & Nutmeg from Kerala exported to Australia

These products have a shelf life of more than one year

Expo 2020 Dubai: Come, invest in India, says Piyush Goyal
Expo 2020 Dubai: Come, invest in India, says Piyush Goyal

India was all set to play an increasingly central role in global affairs, trade and business, Goyal said

India, UAE discuss progress on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
India, UAE discuss progress on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

The 9th meeting of the UAE-India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments was held in Dubai

Kashmir

Integrated Aroma Dairy Entrepreneurship proposed to increase income of Jammu & Kashmir farmers
Integrated Aroma Dairy Entrepreneurship proposed to increase income of Jammu & Kashmir farmers

This will ensure sustainable growth, increased income and fresh avenues of livelihood for farmers

Jammu & Kashmir to set up 1500 mini sheep farms, will provide jobs to 3,000 tribal youth: Union Minister Arjun Munda
Jammu & Kashmir to set up 1500 mini sheep farms, will provide jobs to 3,000 tribal youth: Union Minister Arjun Munda

The scheme will be an annual affair and new sheep farms will be added each year

Return of happiness: For Pandits, Kashmir turns over a new leaf
Return of happiness: For Pandits, Kashmir turns over a new leaf

Kashmir has been witnessing a new era of happiness, peace and normalcy beyond imagination since the abrogation of Article 370

Historic budget to rebuild Jammu & Kashmir's economy: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
Historic budget to rebuild Jammu & Kashmir's economy: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

After August 5, 2019, there is a visible change in every field, Jitendra Singh said

Investment of more than Rs 50,000 crore expected in Jammu & Kashmir: Amit Shah
Investment of more than Rs 50,000 crore expected in Jammu & Kashmir: Amit Shah

The government aims to give a fresh thrust to industry and services led development of Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir has seen drop in number of terrorist incidents since 2019
Jammu & Kashmir has seen drop in number of terrorist incidents since 2019

There is a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said

Kashmir has turned a new leaf, exciting possibilities are opening up: President Kovind
Kashmir has turned a new leaf, exciting possibilities are opening up: President Kovind

Kashmir has always been a beacon of hope for the rest of India, President Ramnath Kovind said

First shipment of Mishri cherries from Kashmir Valley exported to Dubai
First shipment of Mishri cherries from Kashmir Valley exported to Dubai

This will open up opportunities for exports of temperate fruits like plums, pears, apricot and apples

Delimitation panel to visit J&K from July 6-9 to speed up redrawing of constituencies
Delimitation panel to visit J&K from July 6-9 to speed up redrawing of constituencies

Delimitation has to happen at a quick pace so that polls can take place, PM Modi said last week

All 15 railway stations in Kashmir Valley will now provide public Wi-Fi network
All 15 railway stations in Kashmir Valley will now provide public Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi at railway stations will be available to any user who has a smartphone with a working mobile connection

Diplomacy

EAM Jaishankar to visit Israel from Sunday
EAM Jaishankar to visit Israel from Sunday

India and Israel elevated bilateral relations to a Strategic Partnership in 2017

India, US decide to bolster cooperation in tackling terror finance, money laundering
India, US decide to bolster cooperation in tackling terror finance, money laundering

Both sides agreed on the importance of fighting financial crimes

‘Prepared to play a role in building consensus on migration and mobility’: India at Geneva meet
‘Prepared to play a role in building consensus on migration and mobility’: India at Geneva meet

Migration has been in a churn and the Covid-19 pandemic has made its effects more visible

Indian Army team wins gold medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol organized in Wales, UK
Indian Army team wins gold medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol organized in Wales, UK

The event is referred to as the Olympics of Military Patrolling

Exercise Mitra Shakti: India-Sri Lanka joint army drill ends in Ampara
Exercise Mitra Shakti: India-Sri Lanka joint army drill ends in Ampara

It forms a major part of India and Sri Lanka’s growing defence partnership

Universal vaccination key to stemming spread of Covid-19: India at IMF panel meet
Universal vaccination key to stemming spread of Covid-19: India at IMF panel meet

It was imperative to freely share medical research, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said

7 new defence companies, carved out of Ordnance Factory Board, dedicated to the nation
7 new defence companies, carved out of Ordnance Factory Board, dedicated to the nation

These companies would play an important role in import substitution, PM Narendra Modi said

MoS Lekhi’s visit infuses dynamism in bilateral engagements between India and Serbia
MoS Lekhi’s visit infuses dynamism in bilateral engagements between India and Serbia

MoS Lekhi’s visit provided further momentum to the close and friendly relations between India and Serbia

India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 6th term
India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 6th term

India got 184 votes in the 193-member assembly, while the required majority was 97

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda calls on India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda calls on India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval

They discussed a range of issues pertaining to the mutual strategic interests

Will China drag India into limited war in eastern Ladakh?
Will China drag India into limited war in eastern Ladakh?

There are also the “two front war” preparations of China and Pakistan against India at least since 2009

India plans comprehensive development of relations with neighbours: FS Shringla
India plans comprehensive development of relations with neighbours: FS Shringla

Connectivity is the main thrust area of this initiative

India will participate in ‘Moscow Format’ on Afghanistan on October 20
India will participate in ‘Moscow Format’ on Afghanistan on October 20

This will be the first time India will be face to face with the Taliban after the Islamic group captured Kabul on August 15

India takes ‘note’ as Bhutan and China sign MoU on boundary negotiations
India takes ‘note’ as Bhutan and China sign MoU on boundary negotiations

Amid the border dispute between India and China, Bhutan signs a three-step roadmap with China for expediting the boundary negotiations

Women will command Indian Army units, battalions in near future: Rajnath Singh
Women will command Indian Army units, battalions in near future: Rajnath Singh

Women shall be able to join the National Defence Academy from next year, the Defence Minister said