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India sets new records of Covid-19 infections – and recoveries

India has been registering the maximum number of new daily cases in recent times. The figure has gone above 80,000 now, higher than any other country since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, the authorities have ramped up the num

All you want to know about Mission Karmayogi for civil services capacity building

Aiming to better equip the bureaucracy and improve governance, the union cabinet chaired by the prime minister on Wednesday approved the launching of a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB). The NPCSCB wil

India crosses landmark of highest daily Covid tests

India has crossed a crucial milestone in the fight against COVID-19. For the first time, a record number of more than 10.5 lakh COVID tests have been conducted in a single day. With 10,55,027 tests conducted in the 24 hours to Sunda

How to help Covid-hit Mumbai get back on track

The Covid -19 havoc has raised concerns of economic revival, following social distancing norms in crowded public transport, challenges of online learning specially for the poor, migrants and informal housing, etc. Mumbai, the financial capital, ha

Vallabh Bhansali calls for stable business policy to restore confidence

Hailing prime minister Narendra Modi`s Atmanirbhar Bharat package of Rs 20 lakh crore and terming it extremely well directed to the poor who need it the most, financial wizard Vallabh Bhansali, co-founder of investment bank ENAM and social initiat

Need for e-Governance is now more than ever: Arpan Bansal

Governments across the globe are undergoing digital transformation to ensure effective service delivery, transparency, and better accountability to its citizens. The ongoing pandemic has further propelled this journey by making government agencies

Taking stock of Bt Cotton: with evidence, experts question policy

Bt Cotton is the first and only GM (genetically modified) crop that has been approved in India. It is now cultivated for more than 20 years -- first illegally and later approved by the government. Indian cotton yields rank 36th in the world and be

Covid-19: India’s Recovery Rate inches towards 75%

A consistently increasing number of recoveries has pushed India’s Recovery Rate amongst the Covid-19 patients to nearly 75%. With the recoveries of 57,989 patients in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, the total number of recove

BARC must be transparent, address allegation of tempering: TRAI chairman

Broadcasting as a sector is largely dependent on advertising revenue for survival and growth. Out of overall broadcasters’ revenue of Rs 45,000 crore in 2019, Rs 32,000 crore was collected from advertising revenues. This underlines the depen

India has three times more recovered patients than active Covid-19 cases

India has been for some time leading the world in terms of daily fresh Covid-19 cases, but the number of recoveries is also rising and so is the number of tests. As on Thursday, the country recorded 69,652 new cases, while 58,794 p

For youth eyeing sarkari jobs, recruitment reform is big blessing

A large section of the youngsters wishing to make a career in the government sector will not have to face a lot of hurdles as the cabinet has moved forward with a major reform in the recruitment process. The cabinet on Wednesday app

Odisha grapples with rising Covid caseload

On July 31, a few days after the central government announced the Unlock 3 guidelines, Odisha made public its own guidelines. Though the weekend shutdown will continue till August end, markets have opened in the coastal state. However, life is sti

Coronavirus hits India’s electricity demand, capacity addition: Fitch

As the lockdown and movement restrictions in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic come to hurt economic activities, India’s electricity demand is set to drop by 4% during the financial year ending March 2021, Fitch Ratings said in a statem

Artists must get royalty for repeat telecast of work: Shailesh Lodha

TV channels must pay royalty to artists for repeat telecast of their work, says renowned actor, comedian, writer and poet Shailesh Lodha, who is famous for playing the role of Taarak Mehta in the longest running sitcom, ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Oolt

Covid-19: India keeps posting higher recoveries

India remains one of the worst Covid-19-affected countries, but the number of new infections has dropped after a while, even as the recoveries are rising, going by Monday’s official bulletin. In the 24 hours to Monday evening,

India inches towards a million Covid-19 tests a day

India is focusing on relentless testing, as part of its strategy of ‘Test, Track and Treat’, as the number of Covid-19 tests conducted in a day has risen to cross 8 lakh a day. In the 24 hours to Thursday evening, a reco

Honouring the Honest: PM launches platform for transparent taxation

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a platform for “Transparent Taxation - Honouring the Honest” through video conferencing. Addressing trade and industry bodies over video conferencing, Modi said the proce

Few pvt channels give credit to DD: Prasar Bharati CEO

Very few of the 200-plus private news channels gave credit to Doordarshan for the live footage of the historic Bhumi Pujan ceremony at Ayodhya on August 5, says Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharati. This can impact the revenues but that is

Covid-19: More than 3 crore N95 masks distributed

More than 3.04 crore masks of N95 variety and more than 1.28 crore personal protection equipment (PPE) kits have been distributed by the centre to states and union territories (UTs) as part of their joint fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Vigorous testing leads to fatality rate drop

India has been registering more new cases of Covid-19 infection than any other country for the past seven days, yet its rigorous push on testing and thus on early identification is bearing fruits, with the case fatality rate (CFR) going further do

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