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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 […]

COVID-19 cases in Delhi

424 new Covid cases reported in Delhi, with 4 deaths; the positive rate 1.89 percent

According to data released by the municipal health department on Wednesday, 425 new COVID-19 cases were registered, with a positive rate of 1.89 percent, and four more people died from the virus. With this, the total number of people killed in COVID-19 in Delhi has risen to 19,04,664 and the death toll has risen to 26,207. 22,490 COVID-19 tests were […]

Sri Lanka's inflation

Sri Lanka’s inflation has reached a new high

According to government figures released Monday, Sri Lanka’s inflation hit a seven-year high in April as a petrol shortage intensified and food prices soared. In April, the National Consumer Price Index increased by 33.8 percent over the previous year, more than six times the 5.5 percent inflation rate. The Department of Census and Statistics recently released data showing that annual […]

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 […]

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 […]

oil prices

Oil is easing after previously soaring due to Russian sanctions against EU companies

Early Asian trade on Thursday saw oil prices fall after surging more than 5% the previous session in response to new Russian sanctions on some European gas companies. Russia sanctioned 31 enterprises headquartered in countries that placed sanctions on Moscow following Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine plummeted by a […]

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Protesters in Sri Lanka demand a new government a day after riots killed eight people

On Tuesday, protesters and a leading trade group in Sri Lanka called for a new administration to take control of the country’s crisis, while the president appealed for calm a day after rioting killed eight people and forced his brother to resign as prime minister. Sri Lanka is in the midst of its greatest economic crisis in history, with a […]

1 200 bodies found near Kyiv

 Ukraine says 1,200 bodies found near Kyiv as east braces for onslaught

 Ukraine’s president warned his nation Sunday night that the coming week would be as crucial as any in the war. “Russian troops will move to even larger operations in the east of our state,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address. He accused Russia of trying to evade responsibility for war crimes. “When people lack the courage to admit their mistakes, […]

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 […]