Eco/Invest/Demography

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients

Facts       Jan 26, 2021

  GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots. “The other things in the guidance that are new are...

India likely to double health spending next fiscal year

Indian News       Jan 26, 2021

  NEW DELHI: India is likely to double health spending in the next fiscal year with the aim of raising expenditure in the sector to 4% of gross domestic output in the coming four years, two officials said, as the country looks to fix its health...

Infosys, TCS, Cognizant join WEF coalition to tackle workplace racism

International News       Jan 26, 2021

|  New Delhi: Indian IT majors Infosys and TCS on Monday joined global giants like Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Bank of America in an international coalition launched by the World Economic Forum to tackle racism in workplaces. Announcing the coalition during its week-long online Davos...

ConocoPhillips-styled Indian overseas assets seizure to collect $1.4 bn Cairn award

Indian News       Jan 26, 2021

New Delhi: Just like US oil firm ConocoPhillips grabbed Venezuelan assets overseas to enforce an arbitration award, Indian bank accounts, airplanes and other foreign properties can be seized to collect USD 1.4 billion awarded to UK''s Cairn Energy against Indian retro tax, according to a...

RBI says it is open to exploring possibility of digital version of fiat currency

Indian News       Jan 26, 2021

MUMBAI: Amid increasing popularity of virtual currencies in various parts of the world, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it is open to exploring the possibility of a digital version of fiat currency. Host of private digital currencies, virtual currencies and cryptocurrencies...

Airlifted COVID vaccines to 9 countries, will gradually supply to WHO's COVAX facility: India at UN

International News       Jan 26, 2021

United Nations: India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the COVAX facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a phased manner, as more than six million doses have been airlifted to...

India records 9,102 fresh COVID-19 cases, 117 fatalities in a day

Indian News       Jan 26, 2021

New Delhi: India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 1,06,76,838, according to Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday. During the same period, 117 fatalities were recorded, also the lowest in over eight...

India to impose permanent ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok - Indian media

Indian News       Jan 25, 2021

  New Delhi: India’s ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June, Indian media reported late on Monday. When it first imposed the ban, the Indian government...

WhatsApp treating Indian users differently from Europeans matter of concern: Government tells HC

Indian News       Jan 25, 2021

New Delhi: The central government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that WhatsApp was treating Indian users differently from its European ones with regard to opting out of its new privacy policy, and this was a matter of concern for the government which is...

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari

Transport ministry approves ``Green Tax' for older vehicles from April 1 2022

Indian News       Jan 25, 2021

  New Delhi: The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said his department has approved a proposal to levy "Green Tax" on old vehicles that are polluting the environment. It will be notified and come into effect from April 1 next...

1 2 3 4