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FSSAI''s new food safety compliance platform to become operational across India from Nov

Eco/Invest/Demography, Risk Management       Oct 19, 2020

  New Delhi: Food regulator FSSAI on Monday said its Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) will become operational in the entire country from November 1. The system is operational in nine States/UTs -- Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Odisha, Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur, Puducherry and Ladakh since June....

India coronavirus infections rise by 55,722, crosses 75-lakh mark

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Oct 19, 2020

  New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 60,000 for the second time this month, while the number of new fatalities registered across the country dipped below 600 almost after three months, the Union Health Ministry data stated on...

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway

Gadkari suggests formation of state water grid in Maharashtra to overcome flood crisis

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has requested the Maharashtra government to take initiative for preparation of detailed project report for formation of State Water Grid to overcome the recurring flood crisis in the state, an official statement said on Saturday. This would help the...

IBAI votes out its president Sanjay Kedia, elects five new faces as directors

Intermediaries, Life, Non-Life       Oct 18, 2020

  Mumbai: In a high drama, the Insurance Brokers Association of India(IBAI), the official representative body with over 480 insurance brokers, has voted out its president Sanjay Kedia on Sep 24 from the directorship of the body and consequently its 15-member board of  directors, have  chosen...

India's passenger vehicles exports fall 58% in first half of FY21

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 18, 2020

  New Delhi: Passenger vehicle exports from India declined 57.52 per cent in April-September period of the current fiscal year as COVID-19 related disruptions hampered despatches to various global markets. As per the latest data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger vehicle exports...

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to begin trial of intranasal COVID-19 vaccine soon: Vardhan

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 18, 2020

  New Delhi: Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech are expected to pursue late stage clinical trials of intranasal COVID-19 vaccines in the coming months once they receive regulatory approval, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. Vardhan said the late stage trial generally...

Covid-19 pandemic could run its course by Feb: Govt panel

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Oct 18, 2020

  New Delhi: No fresh lockdowns should be imposed on district or state level to contain the spread of COVID-19 unless There is an imminent danger of healthcare facilities being overwhelmed, according to a government-appointed committee chaired by IIT Hyderabad professor M Vidyasagar. The committee has...

COVID-19 prompts workers, corporates to adopt gig economy

  New Delhi: At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the job landscape, gig employment is gaining ground and is offering huge potential for both blue-collar as well as white-collar workers, according to experts. Gig workers are independent contractual workers who are into flexible...

Women beneficiaries comprise maximum number of a/c holders under PMJDY at 55pc

  New Delhi: More than half of bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) are held by women beneficiaries, according to an RTI reply. However, there is no gender-wise data when it comes to amount held by women and men account holders. The number...