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India’s first HPV vaccine against cervical cancer Launched

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has launched the first indigenously developed human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)-- “CERVAVAC," against the cervical cancer in women. The launch took place on January 24, 2023, on the occasion of India's National Girl Child Day. Cervical cancer ...

Jal Jeevan Mission provides tap water to 11 crore rural households

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has achieved another milestone of providing tap water supply to eleven crore rural households with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the achievement as a great feat. He congratulated to all those who have benefitted from this initiative and complimented to those wor ...

Orange Festival in Nagaland Concludes

The 3rd edition of Orange Festival celebrated by Nagaland has concluded. The two day festival which started from 24th of January was held at Rusoma village in the Kohima district of Nagaland.  Organised to mark the harvest of organic oranges, the festival was organised in collaboration with ...

INS Vagir submarine commissioned into Navy

INS Vagir has been commissioned into the Indian Navy. Built by the Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai with technology transfer from France, INS Vagir is the fifth submarine of the Kalvari Class submarines.   The commissioning of INS Vagir comes against the backd ...

8th India International Science Festival

These days the 8th India International Science Festival  (IISF) is being held in Bhopal from 21st to 24th January 2023. Organised at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, this four-day science festival is all set to attract 8000 scientists, teachers, researchers and students. ...

Waterbird numbers drop in Kole wetlands

Recently, the Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) -2023 has reported that the number of birds in the Kole wetlands of Thrissur in Kerala has reduced significantly. The number of water birds in the wetland has decreased from the 15,959 birds counted during the 2022 survey to 9,904. Unscientific construc ...

Joint military exercise between India and Egypt in Rajasthan

The first-ever joint exercise between Indian Army and Egyptian Army named "Exercise Cyclone-I" is underway at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. This 14 day exercise intends to bolster defence cooperation between India and Egypt  It focuses on sharing professional skills and interoperability ...

International Tourism Fair FITUR underway in Spain

The 43rd edition of FITUR, an International Tourism Fair, kicked off on 18th January in Madrid in Spain. The fair will last till January 22. With over 130 countries taking part in this edition, it is one of the biggest tourism fairs in the world. FITUR means Feria Internacional del Turismo. Trave ...

Bhopal Declaration Released

More than 300 intellectuals from India and abroad released the Bhopal Declaration after discussing the G-20 agenda in the two-day meeting of Think-20 under G20 in Bhopal. What is Think 20 ? The Think 20 (T20) is an engagement group comprising of think tanks from G20 countries that provides pol ...

India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project Well on Track

Signed in 2018, the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project (IBFPL) is all set to connect Siliguri in West Bengal in India and Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of Bangladesh. Meant for importing diesel from India the 131.5 kilometre long pipeline will start supplying diesel to Bangladesh from ...

World Economic Forum 2023 underway in Davos

The world’s political leaders, economists, business leaders are now gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the 2023 World Economic Forum annual meeting on global politics, economics and social issues.   The theme of the 53rd annual meeting is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World&r ...

Thiruvalluvar Day

The Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated annually on January 15th or January 16th in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal (or Sankranti) celebrations. This year, it falls on January 15th. The day is so named to honour the contribution of the 4th century AD Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar, who is best known for his li ...

Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Varuna’ 2023

The 21st edition of the bilateral naval exercise between India and France, Exercise Varuna, has started at the Western Seaboard on January 16th, 2023. The exercise will run till January 20th.  The bilateral exercise, which was initiated in 1993, was christened ‘Varuna’ in 2001 an ...

Shillong to Get India’s first CoE in Online Gaming

Indian government has announced plans to set up the country’s first Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Online Gaming in Shillong by March 2023. India Embracing Online gaming in unprecedented way The CoE will be set up under Digital India Startup Hub through the Software Technology Parks of In ...

NOTAM System Glitch Ground US Flights

Last week America's airspace shut down for several hours following a technical glitch in a computer system used to send alerts to pilots. Grounding of flights was caused by a relatively obscure system called Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM), a vital air safety tool. The Federal Aviation Adminis ...

Lohri:Traditional harvest festival

 Lohri is one of the most important festivals bringing joy and celebrations giving a great start to the New Year.  Lohri is usually celebrated on January 13 every year in north India and especially in Punjab and North India with much enthusiasm and zeal. Lohri celebrates the pas ...

Neelakurinji listed as a Protected plant

 The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has listed Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, including it on the list of protected plants. Hence, Neelakurinji has joined the list of 19 plants that are listed under Sc ...

Digital India Awards 2022: e-NAM wins Platinum Award

Instituted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) the Digital India Awards (DIA) encourage and honor innovative digital solutions and exemplary initiatives by various government entities in the realm of digital governance.  DIA aims to inspire and motivate not only ...

India celebrates National Youth Day

Every year on January 12, India observes National Youth Day to mark the birthday of Narendranath Dutta, better known as Swami Vivekananda, one of the country’s greatest spiritual leaders and philosophers. He was a votary of education, self-improvement, and social justice. This national even ...

BharatPe can now operate as payments aggregator

Fintech unicorn BharatPe recently announced that it has received in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate as a Payment Aggregator.  The RBI’s authorization was granted to the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Resilient Innovations Private Ltd. This P ...

PM Narendra Modi addresses Madhya Pradesh Global Investors’ Summit 2023

On January 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the 7th edition of ‘Invest Madhya Pradesh-Global Investors Summit’. This summit in Indore is showcasing the diverse investment opportunities in Madhya Pradesh. The two-day summit is a flagship event of the Madhya Prades ...

RRR's Naatu Naatu wins the Golden Globe for the Best Original Song

The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards have taken place in Los Angeles, with RRR winning Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, a first for India. The film's catchy musical number beat pop heavyweights Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The song was filmed in front of Ukraine president Volodymyr ...

World Hindi Day 2023

World Hindi Day, i.e.Vishwa Hindi Diwas, is an annual celebration that takes place on January 10th every year. The rationale for celebrating this day is to establish the significance of Hindi as a language and to promote it.   Difference between World Hindi Day and National Hindi Diwas ...

Theme for National Science Day 2023

Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has released the theme of National Science Day 2023. This year the theme is Global Science for Global Wellbeing. This year’s theme highlights India’s emerging global role and rising visibility in the international arena. The theme is ...

Hampi, Mysuru selected for development under Swadesh Darshan 2.0

Hampi and Mysuru  in Karnataka have been selected for development under Swadesh Darshan 2.0. scheme.   Mysuru and Hampi are among the 19 places identified across the eight states and UTs in India to be promoted under the Swadesh Darshan 2.0 Scheme. Ministry of Tourism has revamp ...

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts again

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted again on January 5th, 2022.  Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Webcam images show lava flow within the HalemaÊ»umaÊ»u crater in the volcano's summit caldera. The summit is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on ...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023

On 9th January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore in Madhya Pradesh.  Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD) is a biennial event held in January, to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa on 9th January 1915. Thi ...

Aamantran Invitation Management Portal Launched

 As part of the Government’s e-governance initiative, an online Invitation Management Portal (www.aamantran.mod.gov.in) was launched by Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt in New Delhi on January 06, 2023 to extend e-Invitations to dignitaries/guests and online sale of tickets to general publi ...

Thiruvananthapuram houses World's only palm-leaf manuscript museum

Located in the Kerala capital of Thiruvananthapuram, the recently opened Palm Leaf Manuscript Museum is the world’s first of its kind and deals exclusively with both obscure and celebrated tales of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom that comes lauded as Asia's first to defeat any European po ...

Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela to be held on January 9

The Indian government is aiming to train 1 million youth per annum through apprenticeship training. Taking a step in this direction, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has decided to conduct the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM) on January 9, 2023. This e ...

Startup India Innovation Week from 10-16 Jan

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is all set to organize the Startup India Innovation Week from January 10th to January 16th, 2023 to celebrate the Indian Startup Ecosystem and National Startup Day. This event is part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations and ...

16-year-old M Pranesh is India's 79th Grandmaster

It was the 79th Grandmaster that India produced when 16-year-old Pranesh M from Tamil Nadu clinched the title.  Pranesh achieved the required 2500 ELO rating and clichéd the title in the Rilton Cup, the first tournament of the FIDE Circuit in 2023. The tournament attracted 136 players ...

Birders discover 17 new species in Silent Valley

A bird survey conducted at Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiri hills in Kerala has identified a total of 175 species out of which 17 were new. The survey, which took place between December 27 and 29, marked the 30th anniversary of the first bird survey at Silent Valley. 30 bird watchers an ...

Cabinet approves BIND scheme for Prasar Bharati

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a large infrastructure development scheme for the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati that runs both Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio(AIR). The outlay of the scheme named Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND) is Rs. ...

Union Cabinet Approves National Green Hydrogen Mission

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of 19 thousand 744 crore rupees. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation of the Mission. The mission intends to make India a global hub for the ...

Legacy of Savitribai Phule

January 3rd marks the birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule. Born on January 3, 1831 in Naigaon in a lowly Mali (family in Maharashtra she was married off at the tender age of 10. Critical of the prevailing Hindu religion and custom she along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, established several ...

Spear Phishing to target the G20 Summit

India’s premier cybersecurity agency CERT-In (India’s premier cybersecurity agency) has found that spear phishing will be the “primary vector” to target individuals and organisations associated with the G20 Summit.  The suspected “cyber adversaries” are op ...

PM to inaugurate 108th Indian Science Congress on Jan 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and witness the entire inaugural session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conferencing on January 3.  The theme of the event this year is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.” Th ...

PM Narendra Modi Condoles The Passing Away Of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief after the the passing away of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The Prime Minister tweeted; “Saddened by the passing away of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who devoted his entire life to the Church and the teachings of Lord Christ. He wil ...

WHO presses China for specific, real-time data on Covid

WHO presses China for specific, real-time data on Covid In the high-level meeting, the WHO asked the Chinese officials for more genetic sequencing data and data on disease impact, including hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths. A team of World Health Organization (WHO) met Chinese offic ...

'We are expecting you, dear friend': Vladimir Putin holds talks with Xi Jinping

'We are expecting you, dear friend': Vladimir Putin holds talks with Xi Jinping Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to visit Moscow and said it would demonstrate to the whole world the strength of Russian-Chinese ties on key issues. Russian Presi ...

Marion Biotech, cough syrup makers linked to Uzbek deaths, halts all production

Marion Biotech, cough syrup makers linked to Uzbek deaths, halts all production Uzbekistan cough syrup deaths: Controversy surrounding India's pharma exports doubled after reports of cough syrup-linked deaths in Africa's The Gambia. Marion Biotech - the Noida-based manufacturer of a co ...

1,53,972 people killed in road accidents in India in 2021

1,53,972 people killed in road accidents in India in 2021 While 56,007 people died in accidents on national highways, there were 37,963 deaths on state highways and 60,002 deaths on other roads. In Short Road accidents increased by 12.6% y-o-y in 2021. Fatalities and injuries rose by 1 ...

Why Zelenskyy is looking to PM Modi to help end Ukraine war

Why Zelenskyy is looking to PM Modi to help end Ukraine war The Ukrainian president recognises Modi’s influence over Russian president Vladimir Putin and wants India to play a proactive role in forging peace Within days of returning from his US trip, where he addressed the Congress, Ukra ...

UPSC Civil Services: Demands for extra attempts, age limit relaxation gain momentum

Applicants for the UPSC civil services examinations have congregated once more to express their desire for more test opportunities. According to the students, the COVID epidemic has made it impossible for them to study and prepare. Numerous students who have missed the UPSC CSE test for the previous ...

Countrywide drills, booster doses, masks- India's renewed Covid fight: Top 10

Countrywide drills, booster doses, masks- India's renewed Covid fight: Top 10 India has not witnessed a worrying surge in Covid cases like a few other nations but authorities are alert. India has renewed its fight against coronavirus even as the daily tally remains below the 300- ...

Ukraine seeks 'peace summit' with Russia, Kremlin says 'never followed conditions set by others'

Ukraine seeks 'peace summit' with Russia, Kremlin says 'never followed conditions set by others' Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has expressed he would want to have a peace summit with Russia, at the United Nations. Russia, however, seems reluctant to hold talks. In Sh ...

'Infection is inevitable': China Covid cases likely to peak in a week amid easing of curbs | 5 points

'Infection is inevitable': China Covid cases likely to peak in a week amid easing of curbs | 5 points As the Covid crisis has deepened in China, health officials have said that coronavirus cases are likely to peak in a week. Experts say China could face more than a million Covid deaths ne ...

Air chief flags ‘critical deficiencies’ in Indian Air Force

Air chief flags ‘critical deficiencies’ in Indian Air Force IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Thursday said critical deficiencies in the air force needed to be swiftly addressed to retain combat edge. Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Thursday ...

A new Russian city is being built on the graves of thousands of war victims in Ukraine's Mariupol

A new Russian city is being built on the graves of thousands of war victims in Ukraine's Mariupol Russia is building a new city on the ruins of Mariupol -- Ukraine's once thriving port city and the city which became a symbol of the country's resistance to the war. Months after Ukra ...

‘Your money isn’t charity, it's an investment': Zelensky tells US

‘Your money isn’t charity, it's an investment': Zelensky tells US Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday paid a defiant wartime visit to the United States to thank the leaders for their constant support in the war against Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Z ...

Amid renewed Covid scare, do we need fourth vaccine dose? What experts say

Amid renewed Covid scare, do we need fourth vaccine dose? What experts say The poor uptake of the precautionary dose (third dose) in India raises concerns. Experts say a fourth dose is not needed. India is on high alert given the surge in cases and deaths due to Covid-19 on China. The Centre h ...

Thai navy ship sinks with over 100 sailors, 31 still in water

Thai navy ship sinks with over 100 sailors, 31 still in water Strong winds blew seawater onto the HTMS Sukhothai corvette and knocked out its electrical system Sunday evening. A Thai navy ship sunk in the Gulf of Thailand and ships and helicopters were working Monday to rescue sailors from the ...

Lionel Messi and Argentina go from defeat against Saudi Arabia to winning 2022 FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi and Argentina go from defeat against Saudi Arabia to winning 2022 FIFA World Cup Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to end their 36-year wait and lift the FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy. Argentina beat the defending champions France on penalties 4-2 on Sunday. In Short Argentina wi ...

‘India’s CO2 market can achieve emission cut without hitting growth’

‘India’s CO2 market can achieve emission cut without hitting growth’ “It would be a remarkable step for India. It will help achieve, if run efficiently, very big reductions in emissions. And this will be achieved without unduly compromising economic growth which is very cr ...

What can India's nuclear-capable missile Agni-V do? 5 facts

What can India's nuclear-capable missile Agni-V do? 5 facts Find out five facts about the long-range, nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missiles that were successfully test-fired on December 15. India successfully test-launched the nuclear-capable Agni-V missile that ...

Satvik food, prana-based solutions among topics to be researched by edu ministry

Satvik food, prana-based solutions among topics to be researched by edu ministry The Indian Knowledge System division was established by the ministry as an innovation cell at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 2020 to promote interdisciplinary research on aspects of indigeno ...

India one of the fastest-growing economies with low inflation levels: Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha

India one of the fastest-growing economies with low inflation levels: Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that the government will take measures to further ease inflation, which has dipped below the RBI's upper tolerance level ...

US achieves nuclear fusion breakthrough, boosts clean energy hopes | Decoded

US achieves nuclear fusion breakthrough, boosts clean energy hopes | Decoded The US Department of Energy will announce that scientists have made a breakthrough on fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars and could provide a cheap source of electricity. The Department of Energy is plan ...

Arunachal clash: Rajnath Singh calls high-level meet, tri-service chiefs, foreign minister to attend

Arunachal clash: Rajnath Singh calls high-level meet, tri-service chiefs, foreign minister to attend Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has called for a high-level meet in New Delhi over the clash that happened between the Indian and Chinese troops along the LAC in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Prad ...

PM Modi, Amit Shah in Gujarat as Bhupendra Patel takes oath as CM at mega event: Top 10

PM Modi, Amit Shah in Gujarat as Bhupendra Patel takes oath as CM at mega event: Top 10 Gujarat oath ceremony: Bhupendra Patel was elected unanimously as the leader of BJP legislative party on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are in their home state of G ...

India one of most important poles in multipolar world order, says Russia

India one of most important poles in multipolar world order, says Russia Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described India as one of the most important poles in the emerging multipolar world order. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described India as one of the most important ...

No proof, Centre tells parliament on deaths due to air pollution, and all the latest news

No proof, Centre tells parliament on deaths due to air pollution, and all the latest news Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. “We find that pollution remains responsible for approximately 9 mi ...

Tata Group-owned Air India nears deal for 150 Boeing 737 Max aircrafts: Report

Tata Group-owned Air India nears deal for 150 Boeing 737 Max aircrafts: Report Tata Group-owned Air India Ltd. is likely to place a firm order for 50 737 Max jets with an option to acquire as many as 150. The integration is set to make Air India the country’s largest international and secon ...

India will not be an ally of US, it will be another great power: White House official

India will not be an ally of US, it will be another great power: White House official Responding to a question on India during his appearance at the Aspen Security Forum meeting here, Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator, said that in his view India is the most important bilateral rela ...

US House passes bill backing record military spending, includes support for Taiwan, Ukraine

US House passes bill backing record military spending, includes support for Taiwan, Ukraine The US House of Representatives backed the legislation, paving the way for the defence budget to hit a record figure next year, around 45 billion more than proposed by President Joe Biden. The expense will ...

UPSC Mains results declared - Dec 2022

Union Public Service Commission has declared UPSC Mains Result 2022 on December 6, 2022. Candidates who have appeared for Civil Services mains examination can check their roll numbers on the official site of UPSC at upsc.gov.in and also on upsconline.nic.in. You can also check the results in the ...

Centre tables bill in Lok Sabha for cooperative sector reforms

Centre tables bill in Lok Sabha for cooperative sector reforms The bill says that “the aggregate value of the paid-up capital and provision of reserves along with liquidity norms” of the bodies might be laid down by the Reserve Bank from time to time New Delhi Amendments to the Mul ...

China's Xi on 'epoch-making' visit to Saudi as Riyadh chafes at US censure

China's Xi on 'epoch-making' visit to Saudi as Riyadh chafes at US censure Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, which Beijing claims is its biggest diplomatic initiative in the Arab world. Chinese President Xi Jinping began a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesda ...

UPSC to hold separate exam for Indian Railways from 2023

UPSC to hold separate exam for Indian Railways from 2023 The recruitment for the Indian Railway Management Service will be done through a specially designed examination. It will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission from 2023 onwards. The Ministry of Railways on Friday announced ...

Centre wants Constitution bench to lay down powers of Delhi govt

Centre wants Constitution bench to lay down powers of Delhi govt A five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, is expected to take up on January 10 the cases pertaining to the power tussle between the Centre and Delhi government over administration of the ca ...

Musk's company Neuralink aims to soon test brain implant in people

Musk's company Neuralink aims to soon test brain implant in people Neuralink is one of many groups working on linking brains to computers, efforts aimed at helping treat brain disorders, overcoming brain injuries and other applications. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink co ...

HT interview: Data bill in line with global practices, says Vaishnaw

HT interview: Data bill in line with global practices, says Vaishnaw The new draft of the data protection bill was released on November 18, and has attracted both praise and criticism, the first for its light-touch and technology agnostic approach to regulating a dynamic space, and the second for ...

Fierce fighting rages in Ukraine Donetsk, Russia says avoid confrontation with nuclear powers

Fierce fighting rages in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Russia says ‘avoid confrontation with nuclear powers’ Heavy fighting is underway in Ukraine’s east as Russian forces attempt to make advances after an ignominious retreat weeks ago. Meanwhile, Russia’s Foreign Minister Serg ...

As India takes over G-20 presidency, here's what is in focus

As India takes over G-20 presidency, here's what is in focus As India assumes the G-20 presidency today, it will focus on bridging the digital divide, forging world unity, combating terror and dealing with supply-chain disruptions.  India will take over the G-20 presidency today (Dece ...

China to expand nuclear warheads to 1,500 by 2035, says Pentagon report

China to expand nuclear warheads to 1,500 by 2035, says Pentagon report A report by the Pentagon has revealed that China is likely to field a stockpile of about 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035. The figure highlights mounting US concerns about China's intentions for its expanding nuclear arsena ...

Area under wheat rises, govt expects a robust rabi harvest

Area under wheat rises, govt expects a robust rabi harvest Farmers have planted wheat, the main winter staple, in approximately 15.2 million hectares till November 28, compared to 13.8 million hectares in the corresponding period of last year. New Delhi: The agriculture ministry expects a ...

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral military ties

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral military ties India and France on Monday discussed ways to deepen their bilateral military ties with a focus on defence industrial cooperation pivoting on the Make in India initiative, increasing the scope and complexity of exercises between thei ...

Economic output will expand 7% in this fiscal and 6% in the next, the ratings company said

Economic output will expand 7% in this fiscal and 6% in the next, the ratings company said S&P Global Ratings on Monday cut India’s economic growth forecast for the ongoing fiscal by 30 bps to 7% amid slowing global growth. The rating company, however, said India would be less impacted ...

Massive quarantine sites being built in China's Guangzhou as Covid cases spiral

Massive quarantine sites being built in China's Guangzhou as Covid cases spiral The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is setting up makeshift Covid hospitals and quarantine sites with capacity for nearly 2,50,000 beds for Covid patients. Amid the recent spike in Covid cases across the cou ...

India plans to strengthen network of antimicrobial resistance surveillance

India plans to strengthen network of antimicrobial resistance surveillance Union minister of state for health, Bharati Pravin Pawar, while presenting India’s national statement on combating AMR at the Third Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance recently said t ...

India's new space warriors

India's new space warriors The successful launch of a rocket built by a start-up run by two young ex-IITians is the forerunner to the private sector becoming a major player in the country’s space ambitions Pawan Chandana looked tense as he sat glued to the computer monitor at the mis ...

Why China under Xi poses military threat to India

Why China under Xi poses military threat to India On Wednesday, Han Chinese protests erupted in the world's biggest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou with workers clashing with Hazmat suits wearing riot police over zero Covid policy and alleged non-payment of salaries. Even though President Xi Jinp ...

SC Collegium recommends transfer of seven High Court judges; Justice Nikhil S Kariel not on list

SC Collegium recommends transfer of seven High Court judges; Justice Nikhil S Kariel not on list Significantly, the Collegium has not recommended the transfer of Justice Nikhil Kariel, Judge of the Gujarat High Court, following the representation from the Gujarat Bar that protested against the pr ...

From global high table to voice of Global South: India’s wide G20 plan

From global high table to voice of Global South: India’s wide G20 plan New Delhi plans to host to the most inclusive G20 meetings with over 800 special invitees from Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Mauritius, Netherlands, Spain and UAE, many international bodies, and business l ...

SC asks Centre to furnish files pertaining to appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner

SC asks Centre to furnish files pertaining to appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner The Supreme Court said it wants to go through files pertaining to the recent appointment of Arun Goel, a former bureaucrat, as the Election Commissioner. In Short Arun Goel took Voluntary Reti ...

French Minister Lecornu to board INS Vikrant on November 27 off Mumbai

French Minister Lecornu to board INS Vikrant on November 27 off Mumbai While maritime version of French Rafale fighter is in contention of the 26 fighter contract for aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, the last of the 36 contracted Rafale fighters will land at Jamnagar air base on December 13. Fren ...

HP plans to layoff 12 per cent of its global workforce over the next few years

HP plans to layoff 12 per cent of its global workforce over the next few years The announcement by chief financial officer Marie Myers comes at a time when sales of PCs are sliding. Many tech giants such as Meta and Amazon also laid off thousands of workers. In Short HP might incur about ...

Australian PM Anthony Albanese to visit India next March

Australian PM Anthony Albanese to visit India next March Australia PM India Visit: This announcement came on the sidelines of the 17th edition of the G20 summit. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that he will visit India next year in March to lock India-Australia Economic Co ...

'Longer the reform is stalled…': India delivers G4 statement at UN

'Longer the reform is stalled…': India delivers G4 statement at UN G4 countries – Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan – support each other's bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council. United Nations: India's Permanent Representative to the ...

Govt likely to introduce new draft of data protection bill today

Govt likely to introduce new draft of data protection bill today The new bill proposes to set up an appellate body known as the Data Protection Board, instead of the Data Protection Authority, as first reported by HT in August The union ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY ...

Poland missile strike: Biden says ‘unlikely fired from Russia’

Poland missile strike: Biden says ‘unlikely fired from Russia’ Russia has denied that its missiles hit the Polish territory, saying “statements by Polish media and officials…are a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation.” Canada's Prime Minis ...

Trudeau to meet PM Modi, wants close economic ties with India not China

Trudeau to meet PM Modi, wants close economic ties with India not China Canada sees China as a disruptive global power fraught with geopolitical risks unlike India which is the largest democracy with shared interests in the Indo-Pacific and addressing global challenges. Prime Minister Narendra ...

World has to return to path of ceasefire, diplomacy in Ukraine: PM Modi at G20 summit | Top quotes

World has to return to path of ceasefire, diplomacy in Ukraine: PM Modi at G20 summit | Top quotes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address at the G20 summit in Bali, said the world has to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine. Prime Minister Narendra ...

T20 World Cup: Buttler hails 'ultimate competitor' Stokes after England win final

T20 World Cup: Buttler hails 'ultimate competitor' Stokes after England win final Jos Buttler labelled Ben Stokes the "ultimate competitor" after his first T20I half-century saw England beat Pakistan to win the T20 World Cup at the MCG. After a slow start, Stokes eventua ...

Reviving global growth to be in focus at G20, says PM Modi: A 10-point lowdown

Reviving global growth to be in focus at G20, says PM Modi: A 10-point lowdown G20 Summit: US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be among world leaders attending the summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the G20 Summit in Indonesia’s ...

Joe Biden eager to meet PM Modi at G20 this year: US security adviser

Joe Biden eager to meet PM Modi at G20 this year: US security adviser “India is the President of G20 next year, so President Biden will certainly intend to be a participant in G20,” Jake Sullivan said. US President Joe Biden is looking forward to seeing Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Ukraine's? Ukraine's. Zelensky proclaims Kherson ‘ours’ as Russia withdraws

Ukraine's? Ukraine's. Zelensky proclaims Kherson ‘ours’ as Russia withdraws Russia-Ukraine War: Kherson was the first major urban hub to fall after president Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky declared Kherson "ou ...

Russia not reliable: US after Jaishankar's 'will continue buying oil' message

The US said it has made it clear that this is not a time for business as usual with Russia but India buying Russian oil does not ‘run afoul of the sanctions'. "It's in the collective interest that India decreases its dependence on Russia over time but it's also India's own ...

Justice DY Chandrachud takes oath as 50th Chief Justice of India

Justice DY Chandrachud became the 50th Chief Justice of India succeeding UU Lalit. President Droupadi Murmu administered oath to him. Supreme Court judge DY Chandrachud took oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of Office of the ...

          
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