Tag: India

active coronavirus cases

India has recorded 12,847 new cases, totaling over 65,000 infections in 7 days

India reported a 4,848 rise in active coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 63,063. The country ranks twenty-eighth among the countries with the most active cases worldwide. It added 12,847 cases on June 17th, bringing its total caseload to 43,270,577. With 14 more deaths, the overall number of Covid-19 deaths has risen to 524,817, or 1.21 percent of all confirmed […]

top three Indian medical research institutes

The US  has announced a $122 million fund for India to prevent epidemics that could have been avoided

The US has announced a USD 122 million grant to the top three Indian medical research institutes to prevent preventable epidemics, detect disease risks early, and respond quickly and effectively. The entire funding of USD 122,475,000 will be allocated over five years to the three leading Indian health research institutes: the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the National Institute […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India and Japan will contribute to an Indo-Pacific that is open, free, and inclusive, with respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity: Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an op-ed published in a leading Japanese newspaper on Monday that India and Japan will contribute to the creation of an open, free, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, connected by secure seas, integrated by trade and investment, defined by respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, and anchored in international law. Prime Minister Modi, who is […]

flood situation in Assam

Assam floods: Amit Shah promises full assistance, and the army joins rescue efforts

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over the phone on Tuesday about the overall flood situation in Assam and promised him that the Centre will provide all feasible assistance. In separate English and Assamese tweets, the Home Minister stated: “Concerned about the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of Assam. Spoke […]

Covid vaccination

For foreign flyers, the government allows a precautionary dose before the waiting period

On May 12, the Union government eased the requirements for the Covid vaccination precaution dose, allowing persons travelling abroad to acquire the vaccine before the nine-month waiting period mandated by the destination country. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya made an official declaration on Twitter. “Indian citizens & students travelling overseas can now take the precaution dose as required by the guidelines […]

RailTel's public Wi-Fi

RailTel makes its public WiFi services available through the PM-WANI initiative at 100 stations

RailTel said in a statement on Monday that it has launched Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme-based access to its public WiFi services across 100 train stations. At a ceremony conducted here on Monday, Puneet Chawla, Chairman and Managing Director of RailTel, gave a soft launch of these public-friendly services. By the end of June 2022, PM-WANI-based access […]

coronavirus cases

Since April 22, Delhi government has imposed fines of Rs 22 lakh on masks

According to government data, more than 4,500 persons in Delhi have been fined a total of Rs 22 lakh for not wearing masks since the mask mandate was reinstated amid a spike in coronavirus cases. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) agreed last month to reinstate the mask mandate, with a Rs 500 punishment for any infringement. It reinstated the […]

UN Security Council

France supports India’s ambition for permanent membership in the reconstituted UNSC, NSG

According to a joint statement issued by the two countries after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with French President Emmanuel Macron, France reiterated its commitment to support India’s bid for permanent membership in a reformed UN Security Council and New Delhi’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group. India has been in the vanguard of UN efforts to press for long-overdue […]

Power consumption grows

Power consumption grows steadily at 4.6% to 126.12 billion units in March

India’s power consumption has grown steadily at 4.6 per cent year-on-year in March to 126.12 billion units (BU), showing the impact of early onset of summers and easing of lockdown restrictions by states. Power consumption in March 2021 was 120.63 BU, higher than 98.95 BU in the same month of 2020, as per the power ministry data. Power consumption in February grew by […]

India records 4 184 fresh COVID-19 cases

India records 4,184 fresh COVID-19 cases, 104 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 4,184 new COVID-19 cases on March 10, bringing down the tally of active coronavirus cases below 45,000 across the country. With the fresh cases, the total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 4,29,80,067,  according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today at 8:00 am. A total of 104 COVID-19 deaths were also registered during the last […]