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  • WHO calls for protective equipments for frontline medical workers

    The World Health Organization has called for frontline medical workers to be provided with protective equipment to prevent them from being infected with the Novel Coronavirus and potentially spreading it to their patients and families. Addressing a news briefing marking World Patient Safety Day yesterday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one of the […]

    BRICS countries agree to continue support WHO to tackle COVID pandemic

    BRICS countries have agreed to continue supporting the World Health Organization in playing a leading role, and to strengthen BRICS countries’ cooperation in bio-safety governance and vaccine research and development. The 10th meeting of National Security Advisors of BRICS countries was held on Thursday via video link. Member nations exchanged views on  wide ranging issues […]

    US bans Chinese apps Tik Tok and WeChat from tomorrow citing threat to national security

    The United States has banned download of Chinese app TikTok and use of messaging and payment platform WeChat, saying they threaten national security. The ban will come into effect from tomorrow night. In a statement, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, Chinese Communist Party has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps to threaten […]

    India -Japan economic cooperation is on upswing: S Jaishankar

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today said India and Japan have seen a very visible increase in economic cooperation. At the launch of India-Japan report by FICCI, Dr Jaishankar said, FDI inflows from Japan have gone up and the number of Japanese companies in India has also gone up. The Minister said Japan is […]

    COVID Recovery Rate improves to 78.86 per cent

    The country today registered the highest single day recoveries of 87 thousand 472 COVID patients. The Health Ministry said the recovery rate of COVID-19 has further improved to 78.86 per cent. The Health Ministry said, the total number of recoveries has reached over 41 lakh 12 thousand. The constantly increasing recoveries have ensured that the […]

    1,100 indigenous PPE kit makers have been developed by govt till date: Smriti Irani

    From zero manufacturers in March this year, as many as 1,100 indigenous manufacturers of PPE kits have been developed by the government till date and most of them are from the MSME sector. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said, the capacity and production of PPE coveralls for COVID-19 touched […]

    PM Modi inaugurates Kosi Rail mega bridge and 12 railway projects in Bihar through video conferencing

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu (mega bridge) to the nation through video-conference this afternoon. He also inaugurated 12 rail projects related to passenger facilities to benefit the people of Bihar.  The 1.9-kilometre long Kosi mega bridge has been completed at a total cost of 516 crore rupees. Speaking on this […]

    President, VP and Prime Minister express grief over demise of Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti

    The President, Vice President and Prime Minister have expressed grief over the demise of Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti. In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind said, coming from a humble background, Ashok Gasti devoted his life to people’s cause and served the society with utmost diligence and empathy. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said, […]

    Rajya Sabha passes two Bills to reduce salary, allowances of MPs, Ministers by 30%

    The Rajya Sabha today unanimously passed the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The two legislations are related to reduction in the salaries, allowances of the Ministers and Members of Parliament. The bills will replace the two ordinances amending the […]

    HM Amit Shah expresses gratitude to PM Modi on passage of bills on agricultural reforms in Lok Sabha

    Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the passage of two crucial Bills on agricultural reforms in the Lok Sabha. In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said, India is proud of its hardworking farmers who shoulder the creation of the nation’s wealth and prosperity. He said it is […]