Dr. Rajiv Bahl appointed as ICMR Director General

NEW DELHI: Dr Rajiv Bahl was on Friday appointed as Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research for a period of three years. Bahl is currently the Head of Research on Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health cum-Newborn Unit Head, Department of Maternal Newborn […]

Gujarat gets over Rs 2,800 crore loan from World Bank for health care

NEW DELHI: The World Bank on Thursday said it has approved a USD 350 million (over Rs 2,832 crore) loan to Gujarat for spending towards public healthcare services, focussed specially on adolescent girls and disease surveillance. The World Bank’s Executive Board of Directors approved the USD 350 million loan to the state, the multilateral funding […]

Hisense jumps to global number-2 TV brand; Launches two new future ready TV series this festive season

NEW DELHI: Hisense, a global leader in consumer home appliances and electronics, has launched its U7H TV & next generation A7H Tornado 2.0 TV series in India. Exquisitely designed U7H comes with a 4K 120Hz native panel equipped with Full Array Local Dimming, Quantum Dot Color, HDMI 2.1, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos with e-ARC […]

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones for national highway projects worth Rs 3000 crore in Andhra Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones for 8 National Highway Projects worth Rs. 3000 crore in Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh in presence of state Roads & Buildings Minister Dadisetti Ramalingeswara Rao , BJP State President Somu Veer Raju, MPs, MLAs and senior officials. Addressing the gathering Gadkari […]

India’s Defence Ministry signs contract worth Rs 1700 crore to acquire additional Brahmos missiles

NEW DELHI: In a further impetus to self-reliance in defence production, the Defence Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace for acquisition of additional dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles at an approximate cost of Rs 1,700 crore under ‘Buy-Indian’ category. In a statement, the ministry said the induction of these dual-role capable missiles […]

MUDRA scheme ‘practically worthless’ in promoting businesses: P Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday criticised the Centre’s MUDRA loan scheme, saying it was “practically worthless” in promoting businesses. The former finance minister also said he is not surprised that the non-performing asset (NPA) ratio is the highest under the MUDRA loan scheme. “I have long maintained that the MUDRA loan […]

India-UK FTA first step in evolving trade, economic ties: UK official

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a very ambitious desire to get the India-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by Diwali and his new British counterpart Liz Truss wants her administration to “match the pace and ambition” of the Indian leader, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said. Cleverly also said that the […]

Gates Foundation announces $1.27 billion aid for social issues, climate change

NEW DELHI: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced fresh financial assistance totalling USD 1.27 billion to address poverty and social inequalities at the end of its two-day event that saw the participation of over 300 young change-makers from across the globe. The announcement on the financial commitment came over a week after the […]

TerraPay, NPCI collaborate for merchant payments via UPI-enabled QR codes

NEW DELHI: In a strategic move to further strengthen its cross-border payment solutions, TerraPay, a leading global payments infrastructure group today announced its partnership with NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), the International arm of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). This association with NIPL will allow Indian customers and merchants in India with an active […]

US lawmakers call for strong ties with India, hail Indian-Americans’ help

WASHINGTON: Top Senators and influential Congressmen have advocated for a strong India-US tie and underscored the contribution of the Indian-American community in this matter. At the Indian Independence Day celebrations event at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, recalled his visits to India and seeing “the greatness of the […]

13 US firms on two-day visit to explore Telangana’s aerospace ecosystem

NEW DELHI: As many as 13 USA aerospace companies arrived here on Wednesday for a two-day trade mission to explore Telangana’s aerospace ecosystem and meet with potential business partners in the region. A press release from the US Consulate here said the trade mission, which is organised by the US Commercial Service in India, will […]

Maharashtra to invite fresh bids for Dharavi redevelopment project

NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday decided to invite fresh bids for the Dharavi Redevelopment project and offer additional benefits for the project, a statement said. This decision taken by the cabinet headed by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for the Dharavi Redevelopment project also entails formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for one […]

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