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Reliance partners with Google, FB for digital payment network bid: Report

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Feb 27, 2021

  Mumbai: India's conglomerate Reliance Industries has partnered with Facebook Inc, Google and fintech player Infibeam to set up a national digital payment network, Economic Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. Last year, India's central bank invited companies to forge new umbrella entities (NUEs)...

New healthcare investment policy approved to attract investors: J-K LG

Health       Feb 27, 2021

  Jammu: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said his administration has approved the new health care investment policy to attract investors as his dispensation is determined to fulfil the vision of a 'new and healthy' Jammu and Kashmir. Sinha was speaking to a gathering through...

Govt sets 50 lakh users threshold to define 'significant social media intermediary' under IT rules

  New Delhi: The government has fixed fifty lakh registered users as the threshold for defining 'significant social media intermediary', which will have to adhere to additional obligations and compliance under the new IT rules that seek to crack down on misuse of social media platforms....

Fintech players get $2.7 bn from VCs in 2020: Report

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Feb 27, 2021

  New Delhi: Despite the pandemic-induced disruptions, venture capital funds pumped $2.7 billion into domestic fintech companies in 2020, the second-highest fund infusion into the sector since 2019 when it had peaked at $3.5 billion, according to a report. The biggest investments were into Bengaluru-based payments...

Rare Disease Day: Health advocacy groups press for govt policy, say India’s numbers unknown

  New Delhi,Feb 27: Only 450 of the 8,000 known rare diseases in the world are recognised in India, an anomaly that underscores a mounting health crisis in which many patients go without being diagnosed accurately or treated on time, say experts while stressing the urgent...

Govt fixes Covid vaccine price at Rs 250 a shot for pvt hospitals

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Feb 27, 2021

  New Delhi: Eligible COVID-19 vaccine aspirants in Gujarat will have to pay Rs 250 per shot if they opt to get themselves inoculated at 522 designated private hospitals during the second phase of the vaccination drive beginning March 1, the state government said on Saturday....

India records 16,488 new COVID-19 cases, 113 deaths

Eco/Invest/Demography       Feb 27, 2021

New Delhi: India registered a single-day spike of over 16,000 COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row on Saturday, pushing the infection tally to 1,10,79,979, while the recoveries surged to 1,07,63,451, according to Union Health Ministry data. A total of 16,488 novel coronavirus...

DGCA extends suspension of int''l commercial passenger flights till Mar 31

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Feb 26, 2021

  Mumbai: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flight services till March 31. Scheduled international flight operations were suspended from March 23 last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. "In partial modification of circular dated...

Huge potential of pvt investment in 400 maritime projects worth Rs 2.24 lakh cr: Govt

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Feb 26, 2021

  New Delhi: The government is eying huge private investment in 400 projects worth Rs 2.24 lakh crore during the Maritime India Summit 2021, a top official said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate Maritime India Summit 2021 (MIS 2021) on March...

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