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India's daily COVID-19 cases rise by record 414,188

  New Delhi: India on Friday reported a record daily rise in coronavirus cases of 414,188, while deaths from COVID-19 swelled by 3,915, according to health ministry data. India's total coronavirus infections now stand at 21.49 million, while its total fatalities have reached 234,083. The South...

Chamoli cloud burst: Situation under control now, report of damage being compiled, says official

Disaster & Management, Eco/Invest/Demography       May 06, 2021

  The cloud burst incident in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district has affected about eight Public Works Development roads. According to Mukesh Repaswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner, the situation following the cloud burst in the district is under control now. He said three DTRs and three water supply schemes...

Monsoon onset over Kerala likely on June 1: Ministry of Earth Sciences Secy

Eco/Invest/Demography       May 06, 2021

  New Delhi: Extended forecast suggests that monsoon will arrive in Kerala around June 1, its normal onset date, said M Rajeevan, the secretary in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, on Thursday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will issue an official monsoon forecast on May 15,...

Be prepared for third Covid wave, have buffer stock of oxygen: SC to Centre

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 06, 2021

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said the country needs to be prepared for the third wave of COVID-19 which experts say could be more harmful, especially for children, and emphasised upon the need to create buffer stock of oxygen. It asked the Centre not...

COVID-19 resurgence bringing renewed challenges for India; GDP growth seen at 9.5 pc: Fitch

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 06, 2021

The spiraling crisis from resurgence of COVID-19 cases in India has dented support for the ruling BJP but voter support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party will remain strong over the coming quarters and through this humanitarian crisis, Fitch Solutions said Thursday. The...

India's fiscal response to COVID conservative, need large stimulus: Report

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic, Policy       May 06, 2021

  Bengaluru: India's fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic has so far been conservative, according to a new report, which suggested a Rs 5.5 lakh crore stimulus package to deal with the crisis. Bold measures will be required to emerge stronger from the crisis, said the...

Subhash C Khuntia, chairman, IRDAI.

Foreign players can invest upto 74% in Indian insurance sector soon:Irda Chief

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 06, 2021

  Hyderabad: Foreign players can raise their stakes upto 74 per cent in the Indian insurance sector soon, said Subhash Khuntia, chairman, IRDAI.   ``The relevant provisions of the Insurance Act, 1938 have already been amended. The draft amendment to the Rules has been notified inviting suggestions...

US reissues travel advisory urges Americans not to travel to India

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 06, 2021

  Washington: The US has reissued its travel advisory on India, urging its citizens not to travel to the country due to an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases there. India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new...

PIL for vaccination centres at RWAs, NGOs offices; HC asks authorities to treat it as representation

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 06, 2021

  New Delhi: A PIL urged the Delhi High Court on Thursday to direct the Centre and Delhi government for setting up vaccination centres in the offices of Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs), cooperative societies, NGOs to reduce people's exposure to COVID when they go to get...