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Nirmala Sitharaman hands over possession to homebuyers through virtual meet

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today handed over possession to homebuyers virtually as the Government of India’s Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) completed its first residential project. The residential project – Rivali Park, located in suburban Mumbai, was the first housing project in India to have received […]

India received $83 billion in remittances in 2020: World Bank report

NEW DELHI: India received over USD83 billion in remittances in 2020, a drop of just 0.2 per cent from the previous year, despite a pandemic that devastated the world economy, according to a World Bank report. China, which received USD59.5 billion in remittances in 2020 against USD68.3 billion the previous year, is a distant second […]

India seeks investments from US companies in pharma, medical devices sector

NEW DELHI: India has reached out to top American pharma companies seeking investment in the country’s pharmaceutical and medical devices sector, which gains urgency in view of a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has held virtual meetings with Alberta Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, Thermo […]

Discussions on with India for ‘expedited approval’ of Covid-19 vaccine: Pfizer

NEW DELHI: Global Pharma major Pfizer is discussing with the Indian government an expedited approval pathway to make Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available for use in the country, the company’s Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday. Earlier in April, Pfizer said that it had offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the government immunisation […]

India receives 1st consignment of 1.5 lakh Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine doses from Russia

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday received the first consignment of 1.5 lakh doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine from Russia as the country embarked on the third phase of the vaccination drive against the infection. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in a tweet said that the customs department cleared expeditiously the […]

India targets road construction worth Rs.15 lakh crore in next two years

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the Government is giving utmost priority to the development of infrastructure and has set a target of road construction of worth Rs.15 lakh crores in next two years. Gadkari was confident that the Ministry for Road Transport […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping writes to Narendra Modi, offers help to fight Covid-19 surge

NEW DELHI: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the coronavirus pandemic in India and offered to provide support and help to deal with the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. President Xi sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Modi over […]

India records biggest single-day spike with 386,452 new Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: India saw 3,86,452 new coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,87,62,976, while active cases crossed the 31-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll increased to 2,08,330 with 3,498 new […]

More than 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states to be administered

NEW DELHI: The government of India has leading the fight against the COVID19 pandemic. Vaccination is a crucial pillar of the five point strategy of Government of India to fight the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour). A Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination will be implemented from 1st […]

India reports biggest single-day spike with 360,960 fresh Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: India saw a record single-day rise of 3,60,960 coronavirus cases, which pushed the total tally to 1,79,97,267, while the death toll crossed two lakh following 3,293 fresh fatalities, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 1,48,17,371, while the case fatality […]

CEOs of 40 US companies create global task force to help India fight Covid-19

NEW DELHI: In a show of solidarity, CEOs of some 40 top American companies have come together to create a global task force to mobilise resources to help India fight the battle against COVID-19. A collective initiative of the US-India Business Council of the US Chambers of Commerce, and the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum […]

India records biggest single-day spike with 352,991 fresh Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: With 3,52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,73,13,163 while active cases have crossed the 28-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll increased to1,95,123 with a record 2,812 new […]

25 new manufacturing sites approved for Remdesivir production

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya informed that 25 new manufacturing sites for Remdesivir’s production have been approved since 12th April. He said, “Production capacity is now ramped up to ≥90 lakhs vials per month, earlier it was 40 lakhs vials/month. Very soon, 3 lakh vial/day will be produced . […]

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