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Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister, Bihar

Bihar CM shares state's sustainable development efforts at UN climate roundtable

  Patna: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shares state's sustainable development efforts at UN climate roundtableBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar shared his state's policy initiatives and sustainable development efforts, including climate resilient agriculture and water conservation, aimed at contributing to the goal of limiting global temperature rise...

India plans $4.6 billion in incentives for battery makers in electric vehicle push - document

  NEW DELHI: India plans to offer $4.6 billion in incentives to companies setting up advanced battery manufacturing facilities as it seeks to promote the use of electric vehicles and cut down its dependence on oil, according to a government proposal seen by Reuters. A proposal...

LIC, GIC Re & New India Assurance are Domestic Systemically Important Insurers, need enhanced supervision:IRDAI 

  Hyderabad: The insurance regulator IRDAI has identified three large state owned insurers- Life Insurance Corporation of India,( LIC), General Insurance Corporation of India and The New India Assurance as Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) which need enhanced regulatory supervision.. ``D-SIIs are perceived as insurers that...

Primary healthcare focus area of govt: Kant

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Policy       Sep 24, 2020

New Delhi: Primary healthcare is the government''s focus area where it is taking steps to provide quality medical facilities at the grassroots level, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday. In a virtual interaction with Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Kant further said the...

Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan

Steady rise in heavy rainfall events during 3 last years: Harsh Vardhan

  New Delhi: There has been a steady rise in the number of heavy rainfall events during the last three years, Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday. He said studies show that the frequency of severe cyclones in the Arabian Sea has increased in...

Even as Covid-19 rages, Indian economy's animal spirits are stabilising

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 25, 2020

Mumbai: India’s economy showed signs of stabilizing in August with manufacturing and services gradually improving even as coronavirus cases escalated across the country. Five of the eight high-frequency indicators compiled by Bloomberg News gained last month, while two were unchanged and one deteriorated. That kept...

India's coronavirus infections surge to 5.82 million

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 25, 2020

  New Delhi:  India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 5.82 million after it recorded 86,052 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Friday. A total of 1,141 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said,...

Businesses cheer, unions fear contentious Indian labour reforms

  NEW DELHI: Business groups on Thursday welcomed contentious and long-delayed labour reforms passed by India’s parliament this week, aimed at making hiring and firing workers easier and imposing restrictions on trade unions. The reforms to India’s decades-old labour laws are a key part of Prime...

Govt notifies standards for safety evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

  New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it has notified standards for safety evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification in this regard. "The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified the Standards...